Valve today announced the release of Free To Play, a documentary that tracks three separate competitive DOTA 2 players from around the world as they prepare for and compete in the first international DOTA 2 competition, which carried a $1 million prize.

Public viewing parties are occurring to commemorate the launch, including a theater presentation in Los Angeles in association with Twitch. 

While Free To Play offers plenty of details about the gamers and their approach to competition, it also looks at the challenges faced by the players in their personal lives. 

Check out the trailer below.

If the trailer has you intrigued, you can watch the full movie on YouTube


Our Take
There’s no doubting the growing draw of the e-sports scene, and it’s exciting to see a full film that focuses on some of the players involved in DOTA 2's highest tier of play. While Free To Play is self-serving for Valve as the developer of DOTA 2, the film is nonetheless one of a growing number of documentaries that give us a deeper glimpse into the many ways to be a gamer – which is always illuminating.