Dota stands for Defense of the Ancients (also known as “DotA”). It is a video game that was first released in 2003. It is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game that pits two teams of 5 players against each other. Each team has a base where they start out. One team's goal is to try to destroy the other team's base, and the other team's goal is to try to defend their base. The players control powerful heroes with unique abilities and fight against each other. The winner of the game is the team that destroys the other team's base first. There are many different kinds of heroes to choose from and it can take a lot of skill and strategy to win.