ASTANA — The Dota 2 finals in Riyadh reached a spectacular conclusion on Dec. 17, with the Kazakhstan team emerging as the triumphant champions, announced the Qazaq Cybersport Federation in their Telegram channel.
The Kazakhstan team’s journey to victory was nothing short of impressive as they navigated through fierce competition from South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia. The final match showcased their prowess, determination, and ability to adapt to the dynamic nature of Dota 2.
Abylaikhan Murzagaliyev, the team’s coach, expressed his joy and pride in the team’s achievement.
“We set ourselves up for victory, prepared for our games for a long time, and in the end, it brought results. We want to win and proudly represent our country at all international tournaments. It is especially heartwarming to win on such a wonderful day, on our country’s Independence Day,” said Murzagaliev.
The accomplishment underscores the growing prominence of esports as a platform for showcasing talent on a global stage.
Dota 2, short for Defense of the Ancients 2, is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed by Valve Corporation and released in 2013 as a sequel to the original Dota. In this highly competitive game, two teams of five players choose unique heroes with distinct abilities to battle on a complex map divided into three lanes.
The primary objective is to destroy the opposing team’s Ancient, a heavily guarded structure within their base. Players gain experience and gold by defeating enemies, leveling up, and acquiring powerful items, emphasizing strategic decision-making, teamwork, and skillful execution of hero abilities.
Known for its steep learning curve and ever-evolving meta-game, Dota 2 has become a prominent esports title, with major tournaments drawing global audiences and substantial prize pools.