Spectating is an in-game function available for all live games. This feature is also known as DotaTV. It can be accessed under the Watch tab. Spectating can be done as a Party.
Third party streams can also be viewed from Dota 2's official streaming hub.
Spectator Options[edit | edit source]
Camera[edit | edit source]
Spectators can select which style of camerawork to watch from.
|Direct Camera||Camera automatically follows important events across the map.|
|Free Camera||User is given full control of the camera, and access to Showcase View.|
|Player Perspective||Camera is shown from the player's perspective. Click on a player's top icon to select his/her vision.|
|Hero Chase||Camera centers and follows a hero. Click on a player's top icon to follow his/her hero.|
Broadcaster[edit | edit source]
Spectators can select from up to 6 broadcasters to listen to.
Fog[edit | edit source]
|Both Teams||Sees map vision of both teams in the map.|
|The Radiant||Sees map vision of Radiant team.|
|The Dire||Sees map vision of Dire team.|
Game Stats[edit | edit source]
The Game Stats is a drop-down chart that arranges players by certain statistical values. They can be toggled by hotkeys.
|XP Per Minute|
|Gold Per Minute|
Ordering[edit | edit source]
|Order all players by value|
|Order players by faction (Radiant and Dire)|
|Order players by faction, then value|
Item Chart[edit | edit source]
The Item Chart allows spectators to view all items in each player's Inventory and Stash.
Experience Graph[edit | edit source]
The Experience Graph shows the experience disparity between the two teams, as well as the time and impact of kills made by both sides.
Gold Graph[edit | edit source]
The Gold Graph shows the gold disparity between the two teams, as well as the time and impact of kills made by both sides.
Fight Recap[edit | edit source]
The Fight Recap screen displays information and statistics from the latest teamfight.
Pennants[edit | edit source]
Players can equip Pennants in the Fan slot of the Loadout screen. Pennants will be displayed when spectating live Tournament games where the corresponding team is playing. Owning a pennant gives the spectator a chance to receive a Heroic quality item from the Crafting List when watching a Tournament game with at least 100 spectators.
Action Items[edit | edit source]
Gifts[edit | edit source]
Players can equip gifts in the Action Item slot of the Loadout screen. It can be activated with a hotkey to give cosmetic items to a number of random players and other spectators in the game.
Exiting Spectator Mode[edit | edit source]
Click on the "X" at the top right corner to exit spectator mode.
Auto Spectating[edit | edit source]
Tournament games can be spectated automatically.
Other information[edit | edit source]
- Players will be notified in-game if 25 spectators are spectating their game.
- There is a slight time delay to prevent cheating.
- Time delay can be adjusted for private lobby games (10 seconds or 2 minutes).
See also[edit | edit source]