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A Valve backed sequel to the very popular Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients.
Confusingly, the official remake of the mod was called Heroes of Newerth and released earlier this year after a long Beta period. Heroes of Newerth and defense of the Ancients suffer from the incredibly steep learning curve and noob slamming. Our reviewer Squee reviewed Heroes of Newerth earlier this year and had a tough time as he was new to the game.
Valve are getting into the project to try and level the playing field with their player matching server skills.
DOTA 2 GPU Performance Comparison Graph

DOTA 2 GPU Analysis
Comparing DOTA 2 PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that DOTA 2 is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 9 or OpenGL 2.1.

To get the best visual graphical experience on DOTA 2, aim to have a GPU that has at least 512 MB GPU RAM.

Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play DOTA 2

We are advised that 13 year old graphics cards should be able to run DOTA 2 , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the DOTA 2 graphics card requirements chart below.