Dota 2 is so big, I think some people forget that not everyone is playing it. No, really, I split off my Steam account two months ago and I’m still 7724 in the launch queue. But, it looks like an entire country will be getting Dota 2 before me.
Nexon is a Korean-based company that claims the dubious honor of pioneering the concept of micro transactions and free-to-play games. Not sure they should really be bragging about it. They have partnered with Valve to bring Dota 2 onto the Korean market. According to Seungwoo Choi, President and CEO of Nexon:
Nexon and Valve’s successful partnership has created the opportunity to continue the Dota franchise’s worldwide momentum and provide players in Korea with AAA content.
I’m very curious to see what comes out of Korean Dota 2. Can we expect gameplay similar to the Chinese and Malaysian Dota, often called “Asian Dota”, or will the Koreans bring a whole new style of play. Koreans often dominate the eSports scene – it will be interesting to see the impact of this expansion. Also, how will this affect Korean dominance at LoL?
Meanwhile, I’ll continue to sulk about not having Dota 2. Seriously, two months of waiting in the queue. Is this just punishment for being on a Mac?
Last Updated: October 25, 2013