Based off the Warcraft 3 Defense of the Ancients mod, Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena developed by Valve Corporation. Dota 2 was released on Steam and consists of session-based online multiplayer activity with the primary objective of each match for teams to destroy their opposing team's fortified stronghold. Each player controls a hero who is given the responsibility of participating in team combat which generally takes place along a series of lanes that connect their opposing bases, lined with defensive towers.
Dota 2 combines the real-time strategy element of traditional top-down perspective while incorporating leveling and itemization functions of role playing games. The players are divided into two teams and pitted in the top right and bottom left corners. With the ability to choose from 98 heroes, each with unique special abilities, players compete in combat to gain experience and progress to level 25. The heroes are divided into 3 attribute groups, strength, agility, and intelligence. With fortified strongholds in the corners of the map that occasionally spawn creeps, heroes must battle against enemy heroes as well as kill or be killed by the creeps.
With Dota 2 relying heavily on team battles and cooperation among the two teams of 5s, chemistry and coordination is a requirement to win. With Dota 2 relying on rank as their primary method of grouping people together and forming random even teams, the final result tends to be, random at best. Playing Dota 2 alone can and will lead to un-even matches, griefers, trolls, and yes, rage quitters. This hinders the gaming experience and can be easily be prevented by playing with friends, similar level players, and filling teams with similar gamers. All of this can be done by using a third party site like GamerPeer.com.