Valve’s Documentary, Free to Play: The Movie, Now Live

What’s it really like to be a professional gamer? That’s the question Valve poses in its new feature-length documentary about pro Dota 2 players, and now you can watch the answer yourself. Free to Play: The Movie is now live.

That’s the full movie, up there in the video above. I can’t provide any thoughts because I haven’t had the time to watch it yet, but I plan to give it a gander this weekend. Here’s the synopsis from Valve:

FREE TO PLAY is a feature-length documentary that follows three professional gamers from around the world as they compete for a million dollar prize in the first Dota 2 International Tournament. In recent years, E Sports has surged in popularity to become one of the most widely-practiced forms of competitive sport today. A million dollar tournament changed the landscape of the gaming world and for those elite players at the top of their craft, nothing would ever be the same again. Produced by Valve, the film documents the challenges and sacrifices required of players to compete at the highest level.

Enjoy. Oh, and just one prediction: at least one parent will question the career choice of their child. Call me Sharkodamus.

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1 Comment on Valve’s Documentary, Free to Play: The Movie, Now Live


On March 21, 2014 at 5:32 am

This is the point when games stop being fun.