Defense of the Ancients is a custom map for the popular computer game Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne. To be able to download dota, one needs to follow the directions outlined on this page.
Step 1. Obtain a copy of Warcraft 3. Many people believe that they can just download dota without having the platform on which the game is written. This is incorrect, buy Warcraft 3 and it’s expansion before you download dota.
Step 2. The ONLY place where you want to download dota is www.getdota.com . This is where IceFrog himself uploads all of the newest maps available for gameplay. You want to download dota to your Warcraft/Maps/Downloads folder so you will be able to play it on Battle.net.
Step 3. Log onto Battle.net, create a new username, and go to “custom games”. You should see the usual game names for dota such as “Dota 5v5 APEM” or “-arem 5v5 pro” etc. These are names given to describe the types of matches you can compete in. Ok! Now that you know the basics….go buy Warcraft 3 and DOWNLOAD DOTA