Dota 2 is a tactical team game in real-time. The genre is called Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA). Two teams of five players fight on the map to destroy the main building on an enemy base named Ancient (aka Throne).
Every player got his own role and controls one hero with unique abilities, which fit his role. On the map, there are three lanes and the space between them is called ‘jungle’, ‘forest’ or ‘woods’. Every 30 seconds non-controllable weak units called ‘creep’ come towards every lane. Players can gain levels to strengthen their abilities and gold by killing lane creeps or neutral creeps in the jungle, other players, and defensive towers located on lanes or buildings on the enemy base. Gold help players gain items that make them stronger. There is one strong neutral creep called Roshan. It gives additional consumable items, which give a significant advantage to those who gain them.
Game time is not limited and the match lasts until one of the Ancients falls or one of the teams surrenders.