The website of the mobile port of the highly-popular Dota 2 mod, Dota Auto Chess has gone live. Its developer, Drodo Studio teased the standalone mobile app via Weibo earlier this month but remained unconfirmed.
Since then, the website surfaced and has revealed that it will drop the Dota tag for the mobile version, thus leaving the title, Auto Chess. They have also brought in Chinese mobile game publisher, Dragonest, the publisher of mobile rhythm game, Cytus, among other titles. The mobile app version looks to be available for Android and iOS.
The Dota 2 mod has quickly become one of the most popular mods with over 6 million subscribers as of writing this. Twitch Rivals has also featured the game in two tournaments, one in February and the second just recently concluded.
Based on the website, the developers are looking to start an Auto Chess global league with a CNY 10-million prize pool or about PHP 78.5 million.
Dota Auto Chess is a strategy deck builder where players have to battle against seven other players and neutral monsters. The goal of the mod is to be the sole survivor but the road isn’t quite as simple. Players are given gold and earn gold which is used to buy chess pieces. The chess pieces have varying quality, tribes, classes, and skills each affecting how strong the overall ‘deck’ will be. Tribe and class have certain synergies that either helps the entire deck or helps the same class or tribe.
Along with understanding the composition of your deck, positioning the pieces on the 8×8 board also plays a key whether one does well or ultimately fails.
Because they dropped the Dota tag, they had to go through a redesign for the heroes. Some prominent features of some of the heroes look to have been retained. One of the features that immediately stand out from the website is the red skin for heroes that resemble Axe and Juggernaut. One can only assume that they’ve retained the skills for their counterparts in the mobile version.
Based on the website, it seems like Chinese players can connect their Steam account but will also need a Longyuan account. We hope that it will make its international launch sooner, rather than later.
Our Privacy Commitment
TV5 Network Inc. values and respects your right to privacy. We are committed to safeguarding your personal data in compliance with Republic Act No. 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.
Why do we collect your personal information (as applicable)?
We collect and maintain basic information about you as users of TV5 sites for the following purposes:
Where do we get your personal information?
There are several ways we collect your personal information.
Information that you personally provided.
Most of the personal information we have are those that you have provided us when you:
Information we collect during your engagement with us
We also collect information as you use our products and services, like:
Information we collect from other sources
We also collect your personal information through other activities such as our market research initiatives, when you visit and use our websites and mobile apps, and from our subsidiaries, affiliates, and third-party business partners to whom you have given consent to share your information to us.
When do we disclose personal information?
There are circumstances when we are required to share some of the information you have provided us. In these cases, we ensure that your personal information will be disclosed on a confidential manner, through secure channels that is in compliance with the Data Privacy Act and other privacy laws.
In some instances, we may be required to disclose your personal information to our agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, business partners and other third-party agencies and service providers as part of our regular business operations and for the provision of our programs and services. This means we might share your information with:
How we protect your personal information
We also put in effect the following safeguards:
TV5 will not collect, use, or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than those identified in this Commitment, your Service Agreement or our Terms of Service, and any other purpose that you may have given your consent for.
For greater clarity, unless you provide specific consent, we shall not:
What are your choices?
You are given certain rights in relation to your personal data under the Data Privacy Act. We would like to ensure that we have your consent to continue to collect, use, and disclose your personal information for the purposes that we have identified. We want you to know that you do have choices and can object or withdraw your consent and/or edit your consent preferences at any time.
If you wish to have access to your personal information in our records; or you think that such personal information we have of you is incomplete, not up-to-date, or otherwise inaccurate, you may get in touch with our Data Privacy Officer through the contact details provided below. In some instances, we may request for supporting documents or proof before we effect any requested changes to your personal information.
Data Protection Officer
TV5 Network Inc.
Reliance corner Sheridan Streets
What happens when there are changes in our Policy?
You will always be provided notice if these changes are significant and, if we are required by law, we will ensure to obtain your updated consent.