The best server for ranked in Dota 2

What is the best server for You to play Your next ranked match in Dota 2?

Updated on Aug 16, 2023
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The best server for ranked in Dota 2

If you played Dota 2 for a while, there is a good chance you’ve tried different servers. To be honest, there are a lot of reasons to do so. Some people choose several regions at once so they can get into the game faster. Occasionally, they wish to try a new server just to have a different gaming experience. Or, they just want to find the best Dota 2 server for ranked games.

Gamers often like to boast that their home server is the best. And in this article, we will finally have the opportunity to figure out which server provides the best Dota 2 gaming experience.


What is Dota 2's best server for ranked games?

The best server is the one with the lowest Ping depending on your region. A low ping makes your game experience during the match much smoother. For us this is the most important factor when choosing a server location. Here is how to display your ping in Dota 2 while in-game. Except for the ping (not to be confused with the alt ping in dota 2 which you can disable) there are other factors you can take into account.

A gamer can choose between numerous Dota 2 servers, each with its set of specifics. Aside from the language, there are various cultural differences that make one region different from another. Here are all the Dota 2 servers that a player can access:

  • Australia
  • EU West
  • EU East
  • Russia
  • Dubai
  • US West
  • US East
  • South America
  • South Africa
  • SE Asia
  • China

Due to so many differences, it is really hard to pick one from the list. Also, it depends on who you ask. Generally speaking, a lot of gamers like Australia, Dubai, and China because of their friendliness. If we're talking about skill level then, China and the EU West should provide the best gaming experience.


In terms of notoriety, Russia, South East Asia, and South America are at the top. Players often complain that these servers have the most toxic communities. 

What is the best server? 

Based on several parameters, China probably has the best Dota 2 servers. They have a lot of great players and a great competitive spirit. Finding a game is relatively easy due to the high number of players. It seems that the server is not as toxic as some other places. If we were to point to a certain flaw, that is the fact that everyone speaks Chinese (makes sense). But, if you're an English speaker, this might pose a major issue.

Aside from China, EU West is probably the optimal server for playing Dota 2. Most players have a great attitude, and the dota 2 skill level is rather high. However, the server is sometimes plagued by having too many languages. 

Which server has the best players? 

We’ve seen a lot of great players coming from different parts of the world. At the very start of Dota 2, Russian had some of the best Dota 2 competitors. China was always at the top, and the same can be said for EU West.

But, if we were to sum it up, Europe has probably given us the biggest number of Dota 2 International champions (and players with the highest Dota 2 MMRs). Teams such as Secret, OG, and Nigma reign supreme over Dota 2 competitive scene, and all of them are regarded as European teams (despite numerous international players).

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