The game has seen phenomenal growth, and it doesn’t seem to be stopping.
Dota Auto Chess has become one of the most played games this year. It is a surprise hit, with peak players reaching the 500k mark. Just a week and a half ago, the game had hit an impressive 4 million subscribers.
Now, the game has hit the 5-million subscriber mark. When we couple that with the fact that the Dota 2 was only released in January this year, this feat becomes all the more impressive. Drodo, the company which made this mod, only has 5 developers working on it. Yet, they are keeping the game updated with anti-cheats. In a Reddit AMA, they also expressed their desire to further increase the team and Hero roster. As of now, they have only 60 heroes in the game, whereas Dota 2 has 120 heroes.
The phenomenal growth has not escaped Valve’s notice either. According to a recent report, Valve is looking to acquire Dota Auto Chess, the same way it acquired Dota 2 when it was a Warcraft mod, that time only known as DotA.
The growth of Dota Auto Chess has also helped the game itself. Due to the large influx of new players and popularity of the mod, the game hit 11 million unique players this month. The last time the game reached this number was in March 2015. Dota 2 also saw an increase in the peak player count to 900,000 players. Even though it is shy of Dota 2’s highest peak player count of 1.2 million, the last time game saw 900k peak players was somewhere in 2017.
As Drodo plans their expansion, we can expect to see more players coming in and the numbers rising.