The games just take too long over an hour on average, a high level of RoC DoTA took only about 20-25 minutes.
I even have quite a famous page hosting DoTA Classic maps. Back in the days when it was getting big I used to play 22 hours straight in Horus cafe in SS2, I even got up to the level where I was playing in International tournaments online. It was pretty fun and extremely competitive, it sucked playing from Malaysia though when everyone else had 45ms pings and mine was at least 350ms!
That’s where tournaments like the WCG or World Cyber Games come in, they level the playing field and everyone can get on a LAN and compete on an even level – then it comes down to pure skills!
It’s coming up soon August 15-17th 2008 at Mid Valley.
You can find more info at the Samsung WCG Microsite here:
Unfortunatley for me they only play DoTA Allstars nowdays, along with some cool games like FIFA Soccer 2008 and Need For Speed: ProStreet.
Don’t forget you can also win some awesome prizes by Challenging the Nuffnang Team and fellow Nuffnangers in Counter-Strike.
Thanks to Samsung, on the 16th of August 2008, there is going to be 8 teams of Nuffnang Bloggers pitched against each other in an elimination based tournament for Counterstrike!!