September 1, 2019
On September 1, the number of matches played in Dota 2 exceeded five billion games. The anniversary took place on the server of Southeast Asia in the Ranked game. The game lasted for 52 minutes and 14 seconds.
Most of the players in the match performed with the rank of “Ancient.” Each side had one group of two players. The victory was won by the side of Dire - Tinker, Spirit Breaker, Lifestealer, Lion and Juggernaut.
Past anniversary games:
4th billionth match - July 11, 2018;
3th billionth match - February 15, 2017;
2th billionth match - December 13, 2015;
Billionth match - November 2, 2014.
Dota 2 was announced on October 13, 2010, and the game was released on July 9, 2013. Valve began sending out the first invitations to closed beta testing in 2011 after Gamescom. In August 2019, Valve hosted the tournament with the largest prize pool in the history of e-sports - The International 2019.