DOTA 2, a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) video game produced by Valve Corporation is a computer game that was developed and published on year 2013. It’s a Stand-alone sequel to the Defense of the Ancients (DotA) Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.
Here in the Philippines, DOTA 2’s influence to the people is undeniably strong, so strong that it already affected the culture, attitude, language and even our government. some of the people uses the game to escape reality for a while and relieve stress, some make songs out of it, some create their careers from the game by joining E-sports teams and be a professional and make money, some find relationships, some try to make easy money from betting and gambling, some could not control themselves and become addicted to the game and worse, some even loses their lives because of it.
With these effects in lives of the Filipinos, we will try to have a deeper understanding and a closer look to what may be the reason for Filipinos to have such behaviors.