Virtual reality is an amazing platform which can support a lot of real life activities and make them more immersive.
Valve has understood its potential and launched the new VR spectator mode for Dota 2.
The most popular competitive MOBA game in the world, Dota 2 is known for more spectators than actual players. It has over 10 million gamers around the globe enjoying the title every month. Compared to its direct competitor League of Legends, the numbers are significantly low as LOL has over 60 million players logging in every month.
However, Dota 2 still rules with the biggest prize pool in tournaments. Thousands watch the matches online in Twitch, Youtube and other sources. The upcoming event, the International 2016 now has a prize pool close to $20 million making it the biggest ever in the eSports scenario. With so much potential, introducing the game to the VR fans is a great move.
“Get ready to be amazed in the Dota VR theater. Strap on your VR headset, grab some friends and enjoy how it feels to be a hero in the world of Dota 2. Enjoy the experience on an enormous screen with surround sound. You can even jump directly into the mini map to experience what is happening in the game. It is a bird’s view as the game is on PCs or choose to watch it live as you stand among the heroes while the battle rages,” reads the official statement from Valve.
A dedicated teaser trailer for Dota 2 VR spectator mode has been released. All the popular heroes in the game can be seen wearing a VR headset similar to the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. People can customize their experience as they like. Matches seem much better when seen through this head mounted device.
It has enough potential to grow big and attract a lot of newcomers onboard. For those who already play Dota 2, it is the most addictive version of Dota you could get. Witnessing those heroes cast their spells, their ultimate powers and everything during team battles have never been so good. In order to enjoy it, you have to spend some cash and buy a good VR headset. The market is still in its initial stages but good news is, it’s the headset that you need. There is no need to have a monster PC running the game as it is more of passive entertainment unlike VR gaming.