Dota video game to get its own anime series on Netflix
By Bob Garcia
The long-standing video game comes to the small screen in its own show
Even though Dota players haven’t had any luck since 2013 (the last time a new mainline game was launched), everything indicates that Dota fans are getting some awesome news. It has been announced that a new Dota animated series might be coming very soon, the latest addition to the Netflix original content lineup.
The series will be titled “Dota: Dragon’s Blood” and it is expected to hit Netflix on March 25, people from around the world will have the opportunity to watch it. Studio Mir is the one handling this project, the same animations studio that is behind Season 4 of The Boondocks and the Legend of Korra, Voltron: Legacy Defender.
In a Netflix trailer, it’s noted that Valve, publisher of Dota, is also collaborating. A synopsis reads, “The sweeping fantasy series tells the story of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world. Following encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurm as well as the noble Princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, Davion becomes embroiled in events much larger than he could have ever imagined.”
Dota doesn’t seem to be the only MOBA getting its own show this year. Its competition will be Arcane, an anime series set in the League of Legends universe. In 2003, when it was launched, Dota, short for Defense of the Ancients, became a huge hit, and, ten years later, Dota 2 was published by Valve, an influential sequel that remains highly played in eSports circles and which has been very well recognized.