Publicly loving and idolizing the game that has been attached throughout his childhood, the famous YouTuber caused a community storm.
Recently, PewDiePie accepted as a guest on the latest podcast “Trash Taste” by trio Joey Bizinger, Garnt Maneetapho and Connor Colquhoun. Here, the hit YouTuber discussed a variety of topics including gaming habits from a young age. Together they talked about the LAN cafes, the early days of getting acquainted with the game, and PewDiePie did not forget to remind about the special affection for Dota. “We play Dota the most. At that time Dota was really at its peak. We have a lot of LAN cafes in Sweden and there everyone just plays Dota,” he recounted.
PewDiePie freely talked about his hobby of playing MOBA games, causing the hosts to pause a bit. While talking about League of Legends, suddenly the Swedish YouTuber interrupted with a swear word “damn” and the statement, “LoL wouldn’t exist without Dota.” This is not the first time that PewDiePie has publicly announced his intense love for Dota and turned it into a controversial topic in the global gaming community. Remember in a video posted last year, he listed Dota as one of the games that shaped the person and personality when he was an adult.
PewDiePie explains the Dota culture where he grew up. There, he and his friends will go to LAN cafes to compete against other groups of opponents without getting bored. Although no longer associated with MOBAs, PewDiePie acknowledges his early experience with Dota and the genre as one of the most enjoyable gaming memories. Dota was extremely popular in Sweden in the early 2000s. Even this European country is also the “cradle” of songs, characters and the world famous Dota team showing the appeal of the game. this.
The MOBA genre is constantly innovating, upgrading and developing to give the gaming community more options after nearly 20 years of launch. But there is no doubt that Dota has always been considered the seed, the origin of a great tree of both gaming and e-sports history.