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How To Fix “Searching For the Dota 2 Game Coordinator” Error

How To Fix “Searching For the Dota 2 Game Coordinator” Error

Typically, it doesn’t take long to queue up for a Dota 2 match despite hundreds of thousands of people actively playing the game. Once you click the Play button and the match-finding process commences, the Accept button should appear in a matter of seconds following its soothing sound.

Unfortunately for some players, Dota 2’s Play button doesn’t always appear as green and will be red instead. When this happens, there are various things you can do, one of which is to clear your low-priority games. But when it turns Grey, you won’t even be able to play Dota 2. So in this article, we’ll be showing you how to fix Searching For the Dota 2 Game Coordinator” Error.

How To Fix “Searching For the Dota 2 Game Coordinator” Error

When the button is Grey, it won’t be clickable and will most likely be accompanied by the ‘Searching for Dota 2 Game Coordinator’ error. When this happens, chances are the game is trying to check for Dota 2 Game Coordinator which could be an indication of the game being down due to a server issue.


This coordinator error can also pop-up in two forms:

  • Connecting to Game Coordinator logging in
  • Cannot find Dota 2 game coordinator

Fixing the ‘Searching For the Dota 2 Game Coordinator’ Error

One of the ways you can fix this error is to check both Steam and Dota 2’s server status because whenever Steam is down, so are a lot of games that require it to run including Dota 2. Steam servers often slack whenever a popular new game makes its way to the platform or releases a content patch that’s amassing a significant number of new and old players.

You can use xPaw’s steamstat.us to monitor just about everything in Steam’s database from game servers to coordinators. So whenever a server is down on Steam, the platform can help you find out. And even if a server is down, it doesn’t take Valve up to an hour to bring it back on.

Alternatively, you can also try resetting your router because sometimes your own internet service provider can also develop problems. Restarting your router will assign you a new ISP route as well as Dota 2 servers.

And lastly, you can try sending a support ticket to Valve explaining the problem to them as well as the steps you’ve tried that didn’t work. The support team should get back to you in 2-3 days and sometimes less after investigating your complaint.

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