DotA stands for Defence of the Ancients. Though was origonally created by Eul for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, it was then brought into The Frozen Throne, and slowly became the most popular WCIII Custom map out there.
Right now, Icefrog has created DotA Allstars, the best and newest versions of DotA.
Though DotA is popular, about half the people on B.net like it, and half the others don't.
The game used to be awesome, but once ideas were being stolen from other maps, and all the players became 10 year old "n00bs" some people dislike it.
The majority of people who don't like it are mappers. Why, may you ask? Well, it's either because:
1) DotA stole their ideas
2) DotA whipes out any chance of their maps ever getting popular.
Though DotA is no longer at it's peek. DotA is slowing being played less and less, but very slowly.
That is because it does not change enough. You can play the map only so many times before it eventually has to get boring.
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"Let's go play DotA!"
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