Dota 2 overtakes LoL as most played PC game of 2013

#1TheJCBandPosted 4/10/2013 6:21:36 AM
http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/04/10/dota-2-overtakes-league-of-legends-as-most-played-pc-game-of-2013-claims-report/
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#2Ultraknight64Posted 4/10/2013 6:23:48 AM
Alright time to drop ship. Better learn all these complicated mechanics and play Meepo.
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#3DrewdadruidPosted 4/10/2013 6:26:06 AM(edited)
Steam has become so flooded with invites that you could run out onto the street, shout I NEED A DOTA, and be guaranteed that some passing stranger would hand you one. Im serious. Try it.

I want to see somebody try that now. I have 15 keys so if someone does it at UofI I'll be the one to hand the person one
EDIT: Also it didn't include players in Asia in their study and iirc the xfire stats were hugely skewed toward DotA in a past study even when league still had a much larger player base
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#4lightdragoon88Posted 4/10/2013 6:25:12 AM
"In West"

"Not accurate"

"Steam"

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#5Doc_MPosted 4/10/2013 6:28:49 AM
Some important facts that you have curiously forgotten to note:
-Data is based on Xfire users (lol)
-The article states that this is only in the "west" and that LoL is still very, very far ahead of Dota 2

Basically, the company that is the source of this data is most likely being paid to prove that Dota 2 isn't terrible. Anyone with a brain can see the flaws in taking this at face value. Lets look at some more reasonable statistics shall we:

-Concurrent plays on Steam lists Dota 2 at just under 200k
-Riot's oft-quoted value of daily players is 5 million

Even if 4/5 of those LoL users aren't legitimate (smurfs and such) then LoL still has five times the users of Dota 2.
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#6Ultima_Weapon33Posted 4/10/2013 6:30:10 AM
Pretty bad source. Not PCGamer, I mean.

Population doesn't really matter, because I'll be playing the superior game. Still, I believe D2 will overtake it at some point. It's got everything going for it.
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#7GotTheGreensPosted 4/10/2013 6:33:41 AM
not even close baby
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#8ISF_Lmaokai_TMHPosted 4/10/2013 6:34:30 AM
Ultima_Weapon33 posted...
Pretty bad source. Not PCGamer, I mean.

Population doesn't really matter, because I'll be playing the superior game. Still, I believe D2 will overtake it at some point. It's got everything going for it.


Alright iNcontroL.
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#9Shadow EdgePosted 4/10/2013 6:36:22 AM
200k concurrent users worldwide including spectator clients

Vs 5 million concurrent users worldwide

Yes I can see it.
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#10Alternative_1Posted 4/10/2013 6:36:58 AM
-Concurrent plays on Steam lists Dota 2 at just under 200k
-Riot's oft-quoted value of daily players is 5 million

Even if 4/5 of those LoL users aren't legitimate (smurfs and such) then LoL still has five times the users of Dota 2.


I don't think you understand the difference between concurrent players and daily players. . .
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