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Dota 2 Sees Biggest Player Loss in 32 Months

It was a moment of satisfaction for Dota 2 fans to see the game surpass 500,000 monthly players in November 2022, but the month of December.

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By Shubham Dalal | Jan 2, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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In regards to Dota 2 player numbers, it’s been a tumultuous few months, with positive and negative trends. It was a successful November 2022, but the last month of the year was not so good in terms of numbers. December 2022 showed that there were 55,000 fewer players. Such a drop was last seen 32 months ago. The last time the game lost more players was in April 2019, when it lost 66,286.9. Not long after, Dota 2 had reached an average player base of over 500,000 in November,But the decline in December pushed it below that mark.If you need more information about Dota 2 Sees Biggest Player Loss in 32 Months then read carefully and don’t forget to share with your friends.

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Dota 2 lost over 55,000 players in December 2022, the most since April 2019.It was a moment of satisfaction for Dota 2 fans to see the game surpass 500,000 monthly players in November 2022, but the month of December just ended and took away that joy. According to Steam Charts the average number of players dropped from 523,684.1 players in November to 468,545.0 in December, a decrease of 10.53%.

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The peak player count also dropped to 827,395 in December after enjoying two stellar months in October and November. In October, Valve unveiled ‘The International Swag Bag’ at the end of the month, leading to a month’s worth of player swag. With this initiative, players were able to receive a free Arcana level 1 Battle Pass (or level 24 for Battle Pass owners) along with one month of Dota Plus.

As December drew to a close, enthusiasm began to fade and Valve didn’t offer any similar rewards or game modes as part of its 2022-23 Battle Pass, which may have contributed to the decline. Additionally, the esports circuit also slowed down with little action.After the teams assembled their squads in the first 10 days of December, curiosities about the rosters also ended, except for the Betboom Christmas show event featuring some of the top-tier Eastern and Western European teams.There was no major event to watch.

Overall, 2022 began January with a player count of 485,791.4 and ended December with a monthly count of 468,545.0, which does not indicate any major macro movements. The game has been staying around this number for two years, indicating that although it is not growing, it is not declining either.The start of Division 1 of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2023 next month, which also marks the beginning of a new year, could bring back many of the players they lost in December. Almost every top team in professional Dota 2 has made changes to their lineups, and since most of them will be competing in their updated versions for the first time, Dota 2 fans will have a lot to be excited about.

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