What is Dota 2’s player count?

It's fairly consistent year-round.

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Dota 2, a MOBA game launched in 2013 by Valve, is one of Steam’s most-played games, with a steady player count. Being a free-to-play game, Dota 2 is relatively accessible. And combined with the fact it offers a fiercely competitive scene, rewarding gameplay, and exciting heroes, it makes Dota 2 a very popular title.

So, how many people play Dota 2?

How many players play Dota 2?

As of June 2023, an average of over 425,000 players play Dota 2 every day.

Dota 2 is one of the most-played games on Steam and is generally at the top of the top 100 most played games list. For the most part, the player count is consistent throughout the year unless there are significant changes or a major Dota 2 pro tournament is live.

TI11, which was the latest iteration of The International—Dota 2’s most prestigious pro tournament—ran from Oct. 15, 2022, to Oct. 31, 2022. Even though there was a steady increase in players leading up to the tournament, Dota 2 saw its most average players in Nov. 2022 since 2019, with 523,684 average players, according to Steam’s gaming statistics charts.

In March 2016, Dota 2 achieved its highest-ever peak with 1,291,328 players online at the same time.

Although a few factors may change how many people play Dota 2 these days, it has still commanded a relatively steady and loyal player base over the years. The popular MOBA struggles when it comes to attracting new players, but it manages to draw its veterans from their hiding places with new content releases and iconic tournaments every year.

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