Yes, Dota 2 is indeed losing players, but not to other MOBA games. With the recent rise in popularity of mobile games like Genshin Impact, theres perhaps a new trend in the gaming community to try out mobile games. Furthermore, Dota 2s average player age is quite higher then other game titles.
Is Dota 2 still relevant?
Despite never quite reaching the heights of 2016 (March saw the player count peak at 1.29 million gamers), Dota 2 has maintained an impressive player base ever since. With monthly active users regularly surpassing the 11 million mark, it remains one of the most popular games available on Steam.
Is Dota worth learning?
If youre looking for a game to game high level of entertainment value when you think you might plateau, not so much. That said, the esports aspect of Dota is one of its most compelling points, which make the initial stages of getting into the game 100% worth it.
Why do league players hate DOTA?
REASON #1: Lets start with the most obvious reason why old school DoTA players hate LOL: its because of Pendragon. When he was hired by Riot, he started running LOL ads on the Playdota forum, and started to unabashedly bashing DoTA.