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DFC says usage of both titles far surpasses World of Warcraft

In the first quarter of 2013, Valve Software's Dota 2 passed Riot Games' League of Legends as the most played "core" PC title, according to a report from DFC Intelligence. The report covers PC gaming in North America and Europe based on the DFC Intelligence PC Game Meter service, which combines data from multiple sources, including real-time stats from Xfire's 23 million users. Usage of League of Legends and Dota 2 far surpassed that of the next title in line, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft. The popularity of both titles shows the continuing strength of the free-to-play MOBA genre.

"Usage of League of Legends has been steady the past year and surprisingly the huge success of Dota 2 did not seem to cut into its popularity as much as would be expected," said DFC analyst Jeremy Miller.

For the quarter, combined usage of the top 20 PC games was up 22 percent compared to the first quarter of 2012, and up 8 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.

"The past year has seen numerous blockbuster PC games that have really helped drive usage. This includes among others Diablo III, Guild Wars 2, Battlefield 3, Minecraft, World of Tanks and Valve's Counter-Strike series," added DFC analyst David Cole.

The PC Game Meter service does not measure usage of casual or browser-based titles.

 

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-04-10-dota-2-passes-league-of-legends-as-most-played-pc-game



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Heck yeah, Dota FTW!



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I'm actually a little surprised by this. LoL still seems far more popular on streaming sites like twitch.tv. Typically LoL doubles Dota 2 viewership on a regular basis.

Well deserved.

I should play DOTA2 more often again ;p.

I seriously doubt their data.

Dota 2 is clearly harder, less friendly, not even released (you have to really want it to seek out a key), and is identical to Dota 1, which was also free (WC3 is free). Their streams on Twitch usually have 1/2 - 1/3 of the viewers. Dota's main market, China, has not really switched over yet.



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I doubt it, the dota 2 scene is not even half of the LOL scene right now

USA + Europe = west

Oh... ok.

PLEASE, that article is completely false and has absolutely ZERO credibility. Don't fall for it. Another fake article like this one was popping up today.


LoL has an average on 5 MILLION users on at once- Dota2 has an average of 300,000- it doesn't even come close.

Phoenix_Wiight said:
PLEASE, that article is completely false and has absolutely ZERO credibility. Don't fall for it. Another fake article like this one was popping up today.


LoL has an average on 5 MILLION users on at once- Dota2 has an average of 300,000- it doesn't even come close.

Link?



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pezus said:
Phoenix_Wiight said:
PLEASE, that article is completely false and has absolutely ZERO credibility. Don't fall for it. Another fake article like this one was popping up today.


LoL has an average on 5 MILLION users on at once- Dota2 has an average of 300,000- it doesn't even come close.

Link?

from 2012 and LOL is a lot bigger since then

http://kotaku.com/5951117/the-number-of-people-who-play-league-of-legends-just-blows-my-mind