There’s now an animated Dota show – no, Netflix, I cannot name it an anime regardless of how stubbornly you insist it’s one – and judging by the revamp to Dota 2‘s new player experience, Valve is hoping a whole lot of newbies will hop in as a result. That doesn’t actually appear to have occurred, however gamers are taking part in much more of Dragon Knight now.
Dragon Knight (or Davion, in case you’re on extra acquainted phrases) is the star of Netflix’s Dota: Dragon’s Blood, and he’s a playable hero in Dota 2. Take a take a look at Dragon Knight’s pick rate over on DotaBuff – see that spike beginning on March 24, the place Dragon Knight goes from a 7.23% pick rate to a 9.20% rate? As the unofficial Dota 2 Updates Twitter account notes, that’s relatively conveniently timed with the launch of the Netflix show.
While you would possibly count on Dragon Knight’s win rate to have dropped on account of all these presumably-new gamers choosing him up, that doesn’t actually appear to be the case, as his win rate hasn’t dropped under 51% because the launch of Dragon’s Blood.
The Netflix impact hasn’t actually translated to the Dota 2 participant depend, although. As SteamDB reveals, Dota 2’s day by day peaks have been just about flat over the previous month. Compare that to The Witcher 3’s player count, which hit its biggest peak of all time after the success of Geralt’s Netflix adventure.
If Dota’s not your factor, there are many different MOBA games so that you can take a look at.