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Dota 2 Facing major player's loss in the past 32 months

By Naman Alok | Jan 2, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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It has been a turbulent few months for Dota 2’s player count, with both positive and bad developments. Although November 2022 was a triumph, the year’s final month did not perform as well in terms of statistics. The month of December 2022 revealed a reduction of 55,000 players. This kind of decline was last observed 32 months ago. The most players the game has lost in a single month is 66,286.9, which happened in April 2019. Dota 2 had finally, after a lengthy period of time, surpassed a player base average of more than 500,000 in November, but the decline in December caused it to fall back below that threshold. Dota 2 Facing major player’s loss in the past 32 months

More than 55,000 players left Dota 2 in December 2022, since after April 2019

When Dota 2’s monthly player count surpassed 500,000 in November 2022, it was a time of joy for its players. However, the month of December has now ended, putting an end to that joy. According to Steam Charts, the average number of players decreased by 10.53% from 523,684.1 in November to 468,545.0 in December.

The number of Peak Players decreased as well, from 827,395 in October and November to 827,395 in December. A month-long increase in players was caused by Valve’s announcement of “The International Swag Bag” at the end of October. A level 1 Battle Pass (or 24 levels for Battle Pass owners), a month of Dota Plus, and a free Arcana were all available to gamers as a result of this promotion.

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The anticipation started to wane as December drew near, and it’s possible that Valve’s 2022–23 Battle Pass, which had any comparable prizes or game modes, played a factor in this fall. There has been little activity on the esports circuit as well as a slowdown. The teams concluded putting up their squads in the first ten days of December, which also marked the end of the teams’ interest in the rosters. Aside from a BetBoom Xmas Show event that included some of the best Eastern and Western European teams, there were no significant matches to watch.

Overall, the player count for 2022 was 485,791.4 at the start of the year and 468,545.0 at the end of the month, showing no significant macro movement. The fact that the game has remained at this level for the past two years shows that, despite not increasing, it is also not deteriorating.

Many of the players who were lost in December might return with the commencement of Division 1 of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2023, which takes place in the following month and ushers in a new year. There will be a lot of excitement among Dota 2 fans as almost every elite team in professional Dota 2 changed their lineup. Since the bulk of them will be participating for the first time in their updated versions, this will be a really exciting event.

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