Fantasy Dota is a feature that lets players create their own team of professional players within a Fantasy League, and compete with other players in the league based on points earned by their team. Points are earned whenever a professional player participates in any Tournament match. It is similar to Fantasy Baseball.
Various in-game rewards can be earned by participating in Fantasy Dota.
- Players can create one Fantasy League each after purchasing a ticket.
- Players who have a ticket can join any number of leagues.
- Each league can hold up to 10 members, therefore 10 teams.
- After a league is created, players can invite friends for a timed Live Draft to select professional players for their Fantasy Teams.
- Each professional player can only be drafted by one person.
- Players who miss the drafting time will have randomly selected team members.
- Members who miss the Live Draft will have random players picked by the system.
- Players who have been kicked out of a league will have their Fantasy Season ticket refunded.
- The system will automatically match teams in the same league against each other every week.
- The team with the most points at the end of the week (Sunday at midnight) wins that round.
- Settings, including scoring can be customized by the league commissioner (the player who created the league).
- Valve provides an official web interface for tracking Fantasy statistics.
- Each team can have up to 8 players.
- Rosters can be changed once per day.
- Team members are locked for the day once that individual has started scoring.
- Professional players are categorized into Core and Support roles.
- Roles do not affect scoring.
- Each Fantasy Team must include the following combination of professional players by their roles:
- Teams can drop a professional player from its roster and pick up another player that is not owned by any other team (a "free agent").
- These requests are processed nightly.
- Only one request can be active at a time.
- If multiple teams attempt to pick up the same player, priority is given to the team with the worst record.
- Player trading is not currently supported.
An example of a fantasy points scorechart.
Each professional player will earn a score based on their in-game performance. After each match, a team's score is the total sum of all its 5 active members.
- In a best-of-three series, each player earns points only for their highest-scoring games.
- Winning or losing does not affect a player's score.
- Stand-ins will not earn any points.
- Matches played in Premium and Professional tournaments count towards players' scores.
- By default, Premium tournaments count for 100% points and Professional Tournaments count for 25% points.
- Score values can be customized by the league commissioner.
| Last hit
| Gold per minute
| EXP per minute
| Seconds of enemy stuns
| Every 1000 allied healing done
| Tower Kill
| Roshan Kill