Mon, 22 Jul, 2019

Documentary 'Free To Play' Review

By Ashmita Kunwar

Photo Courtesy: http://www.incgamers.com/

Dota 2 “Free To Play” is an inspirational documentary to all those who are dreaming of becoming an e-gamer. The main theme of this documentary is to highlight the increasing trend of e-gaming. It goes on to make a point that, like any other profession, there is an equal opportunity in the field of e-gaming. This documentary tells us the story about the three hopeful, energetic young boys who are very passionate about e-gaming (Dota 2). Winning the tournament meant everything for these people. Also, the documentary attempts to advertise Dota 2 to the general audience. Dota 2 is the one of the most played online games in the world with over 7 million active monthly players.

The story is about the three e-gamers who come from three completely different backgrounds aiming to achieve the same destination to win the tournament and get 1 million dollars. Clinton “fear” Loomis, from the American state of Oregon, captain of Online Kingdom nirvana international, Benedict “Hyhy” Yong, from Singapore, captain of Scythe. And Danil “Dendi” Ishutin from Ukraine, the slow mid-player of Nayus vincera (Na’Vi). These three people from three different corner of the world are heroes in the field of e-sports.

This 75 minute amazing documentary captures the sacrifices of these gamers by following them to their home, interviewing their family and their closed ones. It reveals their interest towards e-gaming, how they came to be a part of a team competing for the million dollars at the International platform. The obstacles they faced, the circumstances they were bound within are clearly highlighted. Their self-satisfaction and achievement at last is beautifully visualized. It gives as idea about the dedication that people have to make in order to become the best in the world.

DOTA 2 “FREE TO PLAY” is the great achievement in the field of e-sports. This is not an ordinary documentary. The way it presents the story of three e-gamers to achieve their dream in the field of e-sports has the ability to change the perspective of the people who underestimate e-gaming and a career around it.