In League of Legends players need to level up their summoner to level 30.

As summoner level increases, players will unlock summoner spells, runes, and masteries. Is there a similar system in DOTA 2? And if so, how does it work?

Is there something that you need to grind to unlock it in DOTA 2?

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    Besides some game modes (progressively but quite fast), ranked matchmaking (level 13) and rarity of random drops to prevent farming (you are eligible for arcana - the rarest category - at level 7 I think), leveling up only gives you a guaranteed item drop.
    – T_O
    Jun 30, 2014 at 9:13
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    Jun 30, 2014 at 14:10
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    Jun 30, 2014 at 14:19
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    Jun 30, 2014 at 14:34

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No. A level 1 'player' in Dota2 has no locks or restrictions on in-game heroes, abilities, items, or anything else that affects gameplay. A professional player could use a brand new account with no meaningful effect on performance.

Low-level accounts are unable to play some of the more advanced modes, mostly in an attempt to counteract smurfing. These modes will be unlocked reasonably quickly as you play.

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    I don't think game modes restrictions counter smurfing as All Pick is available from the very beginning
    – T_O
    Jun 30, 2014 at 9:35
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    @T_O Aware, but Captain's games and Ranked are limited for a while, which is where most boosting/smurfing would otherwise occur.
    – Decency
    Jun 30, 2014 at 9:40

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