Indsendt: 28. december
I played a significant amount of Dota 2 a few years ago, eventually dropping it after assessing that the dedication and skill required to reliably enjoy myself was too high. I respect the depth of the game and its fanbase quite a bit, and I'm happy that esports are getting a highlight through this film.
I thoroughly enjoyed this documentary. It focuses on the human element of a select group of high-level players who all have compelling stories and motivations for winning. It's actually difficult to handle when some of them inevitably lose. That's how engaging these players are.
The documentary keeps the game footage to brief, game-deciding moments, and several cinematics were created to enhance the feel of the situation, be it of triumph or of devastating loss. People of a wide range of Dota 2 skill and knowledge can appreciate the film.
I'd also like to point out how much I like this delivery method for a documentary. It's a "game" on Steam, with achievements for watching and accessing features. It tracks how long you viewed. I can see this format having even more useful and interesting features, as well, unhinged from the DVD system or pure video formats we're familiar with today. That's exciting to me, too.
Since it's free, I highly recommend giving this a watch. See the burgeoning field of esports in the Valve world; feel the human element of what is so often a digital game and experience.
I wrote a broader review of this documentary on my personal website[enduringbeta.com]
if you want more!