Dota 2 has officially exited its two year beta and is now publicly available on Steam, Valve has announced.

Given the size of the Dota 2 audience, the initial launch of the game will be done in waves, Valve has said. The staggered launch is to ensure there is no disruption for those already playing.

If you want access to Dota 2 you'll need to visit the Steam page, sign up, and wait for the email which grants entry.

"Thanks to those who participated in the beta and Workshop contributors, you've helped us build the game and define the infrastructure to support it," said Erik Johnson of Valve.

"Our goal over the next few weeks is continue to make the game more enjoyable as more players are brought in. We hope to make it as smooth as possible for existing players and new players alike."

During the two year beta, Dota 2 built a huge audience, with a monthly user base of more than 3 million users.

Source: Valve press release