The pick rate for Dota 2 hero Dragon Knight has increased since Netflix launched its animated Dota show.
While Dota 2 does not have a lead character among its roster of playable heroes, Dragon Knight is the star of Netflix’s Dota: Dragon’s Blood. And as PCGamesN points out, since the show was made available on March 24 the pick rate for Dragon Knight has spiked.
Take a look at tracking website Dotabuff and you can see Dragon Knight’s pick rate currently sits at 8.7%, and peaked on March 27 at 9.2%. For comparison, the average hero pick rate is 8.33%, and Dragon Knight has typically trended below average by a few decimal points.
While Dragon Knight is being played more often by players, the Netflix show does not appear to have encouraged new players to take up Valve’s second-most-popular game. Over the past month, SteamDB – the Steam database tracking site – shows a relatively unchanged set of peaks and troughs for the past few months.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.