Here's an overview of the Dota apps you'll need for your smartphone.
For millions of fans, Dota 2 is more than just a game. It’s a hobby that stretches beyond the confines of their PC and into the rest of their lives. Here are the top apps that Dota 2 players should consider downloading on their smartphone to immerse themselves in the game while away from the game.
Out of all the apps listed, Companion for Dota 2, is simply the best of the best. If you only download one app on this list, make it this one. The main draw is a sleek hero and item encyclopedia that helps you come to grips with the vast depth of the game. You can even use a slider on each hero’s page to see how their stats change as they level up. You can also look at many different example item and skill builds and read a news ticker of the major happenings in Dota 2.
It’s only real downside is that it contains little information on eSports events.
Counter Picker for Dota 2
Developer: Nikolas Taylor
Available on: iOS
Not everyone is a megamind who can immediately grasp the encyclopedia that is Companion. Dota 2 Counter Picker offers a great solution. If you’re having trouble against a particular character, this app instantly tells you the heroes that are difficult matchups, as well as the items that are best to use against them.
Why is Silencer good against Pudge? Because his mana burn ability cuts through Pudge’s low mana pool. Why is Storm Spirit good against Sniper? Because his speed allows him to jump directly to Sniper and prevent Sniper from dealing damage from afar with impunity. This is one of the best instructive apps out there, even if the visuals are a little rough.
This obviously isn’t specific to Dota 2, but that doesn’t stop it from being an essential app for any serious Dota player. If you have friends you’ve met through the game then you’ll have no other way to contact them other than through your Steam friends list. This is an essential app for anybody who thinks of Dota as a social tool as well as a fun game. Your Dota squad is never going to be able to take on Na’Vi unless you keep in touch.
Developer: Daniel Pervan
Available on: iOS
The competitive Dota 2 eSports scene can be difficult to follow, but apps like Giga Creep make it a little bit easier. Giga Creep collects information on all of the top-level matches that are going on currently or in the near future.
It follows a large number of matches which is a double-edged sword. Lots of content means you’re very likely to find what you’re looking for, but too much content means it’s harder to find the matches that truly matter.
Still, there some cool functionality here as you can track both current and future matches for developments. Each current match even has a tower diagram to show you which towers have been knocked down, giving you an idea of how the game is progressing. This app would be perfect if only it included the ability to watch games in-app, or at least provided links to the stream/VoD.
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