The Rise Of Dota 2 Custom Game – Dota Auto Chess

Have you seen many of your friends playing Dota 2 lately? Do not worry, they have not gone crazy. It is very likely that they are not playing Valve’s MOBA. The most likely thing is that they cannot stop playing the custom game, Dota Auto Chess. This custom map by Drodo Studio published on January 4 has gained incredible popularity in recent weeks. The community of players is very excited about this new project. In this article, we are going to tell you the secret behind the success of the custom game.

Playing Dota Auto Chess

Dota Auto Chess was born at the hands of the Chinese studio as one of the downloadable maps in the Arcade Mode of Dota 2. In just a few weeks, it has been placed as the most played map of the MOBA. In this map, the player must choose between different characters or pieces that will make up our game board. Different players start with only one piece, but at the end of the game, they can have up to ten. Each piece or champion will have unique abilities and passive abilities. You can activate these abilities by having X pieces of the same race or class.


The players purchase the pieces at the beginning of each round. Moreover, they can keep them on a bench until decided to use. With three equal pieces of the same level, a player can raise the level of the champion up to level three. You can find the the pieces or champions of the game in a shared pool between all the players.

The interesting thing about this game mode is the diversity of tactics to defeat the rival. The players must use their gold conscientiously to maintain the balance between improving the squad and raising the player level.

Dota Auto Chess

Credits: Drodo Studio

Player level

The player level is what will allow playing more pieces in each round. The games turn into exciting rounds that will randomly face the players against each other. For each live piece at the end of the round, a player will do a certain amount of damage to his/her opponent. At the end of the game, the last two players must use all their skill to defeat their opponent.

Valve and Tencent Interested

There are many speculations regarding this map of Dota 2. The community is also discussing the possibility that Valve and Drodo Studio will agree to separate Dota Auto Chess from Dota 2. Since among other things, the updates of Dota 2 can leave the map of Arcade Mode unplayable until the new update. Moreover, there are rumors that TENCENT could take advantage of the pull of this game mode to create its own Dota Auto Chess.

Puck Dota 2

Credits: Valve

Rumors aside, what is certain is that Dota Auto Chess has become the revelation game of this beginning of the year. Great players and streamers from across the world such as Baumi, singsing, AdmiralBulldog, and Gorc play the custom game on daily basis. Maybe it’s the mere hype created by this interesting and innovative game mode. Or maybe, soon we will see serious competitions of Dota Auto Chess.

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