But the fact you reside in NZ, isn't an obstacle at all for you knowing about the international scene...
Were talking about a guess made by icefrog, using stats from playdota.com and chinese sites.
he said: I can only give estimates based on getdota.com usage. then he said Not counting China, the playerbase is estimated to be somewhere between 7-11 million.
he's guessing, based off a website (which is probably registered accounts), which probably date back to when dota was released.
He then claims china makes up 40-50% of the global player base... based off chinese sites... -.-