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Predictions for The International 2022: Last Chance Qualifier (Group A)
Predictions for The International 2022: Last Chance Qualifier (Group A)
Last Chance Qualifier is a small tournament before The International 2022, held on October 8-12. Teams that took second and third place in the regional qualifiers and did not qualify for TI will compete in this qualifier. Now for two of the 12 teams, there is another opportunity to become a full member of TI. There are two stages in qualification: group and playoffs. As already mentioned, 12 teams will take part. In this article, we will look at Group A: Natus Vincere, nouns, Polaris Esports, Team Secret, Tempest, and Vici Gaming.
The best Dota 2 community
The best Dota 2 community
It's no secret that Dota 2 is one of the most popular games in the world, the average number of players in the last 30 days is 464,224.8 and 828,828 at peak. Therefore, Dota has a hefty and diverse community, which contains both adequate and toxic players. So, where does it better to "shake hands": Twitch, YouTube, Twitter or Steam? Let's figure it out!
Top-3 Dota LAN tournaments with a massive prize pool
Top-3 Dota LAN tournaments with a massive prize pool
Recently in Saudi Arabia ended Riyadh Masters 2022 with a prize pool of $4 million. This time PSG.LGD took their millions. It's a substantial sum! Earlier, a maximum of $3 million was distributed outside International format. Today I decided to recall what other iconic non-Valve tournaments had a huge prize pool. Call back the legendary championships in China, Europe, and CIS.
Snapfire Dota 2: play like booster
Snapfire Dota 2: play like booster
The old grandma already had a massive pile of damage. Moreover, what is the significance of Snapfire in general? What is better to max first? It is Scatterblast for last-hitting creeps, “Cookie” stun control, and reliable damage from Lil Shredder.
The best Dota 2 cosplay
The best Dota 2 cosplay
Cosplay is an integral part of the Dota community, every year there are cosplay contests at TI, and at some Majors. Moreover, images of Dota heroes can be found at various anime and gaming festivals. Although in recent years, Valve has not really pleased us with large-scale cosplay events, maybe it is due to the situation in the world, or the lack of interest of the company in this, but I hope that after TI11 it will change. What is your view?
YATOROGOD: Pudge pos-1 playstyle
YATOROGOD: Pudge pos-1 playstyle
Howdy! Hope you are all safe and sound and we continue our Dota science. Pudge is the most popular hero in Dota 2 for all eternal time, and he was picked 899,866,999 times. I reckon that every Dota player has played this hero at least once. Moreover, he regularly appears in memes and closely associated with Dendi and his incredible TI-3 “underfountain” hooks. Players usually choose Pudge pos-4/5, but today we are considering him for the pos-1 role from Yatoro.
Secret of 100% win rate in Turbo mode
Secret of 100% win rate in Turbo mode
Why should I play this mode? In fact, this is the same Dota, only where you do not have to spend time on long actions in Dota itself. This is me both about a long-farm on the lane or in the forest. I’ll give an arm and a leg if Valve adds a matchmaking ladder in Turbo. Here your mistake is worth little, unlike a ranked game. So, let's cut to the chase and survey how to get 100% win rate in Turbo.
Dota ranking ladder tactics
Dota ranking ladder tactics
Dota is played by many people from all over the world. To stand out or prove their superiority, players care a lot about their rating and try to raise it. A category of people believe in the hidden pool and that the team always spoils their game. This article will try to figure out whether this is so and prove the opposite. Let's imagine a situation where some professional player goes to a low rating, I think you will not be surprised that he will win all the games and have a win rate close to 90 percent. Let's look at the concept of ranking balance. Dota always divides into three types of games.
Western Europe Qualifier: who will hit the jackpot and go to TI11
Western Europe Qualifier: who will hit the jackpot and go to TI11
In these qualifiers, Western Europe represents 12 teams: Nigma Galaxy, Team Bald Reborn, goonsquad, DGG Esports, Brame, Water Rune Enjoyers, IVY, Alliance, Into The Breach, Entity, Team Secret, and Team Liquid. They will meet in battle in Bo3 and grand final Bo5.
How Flagbearer creep changed Dota
How Flagbearer creep changed Dota
Howdy! Dota 2 patch 7.32b gifts a new type of creep - Flagbearer. So, starting from the second minute of each match, a new Flagbearer creep replaces one melee in every second wave. Outwardly, this creep does not differ from a melee creep, but he has a small banner attached to his back and a colored circle on the ground below him.
Dota 2 Battle Pass 2022 is now available
The long-awaited Battle Pass was released today in Dota 2, which will reward players with new "special abilities and legendary rewards." This year's Battle Pass has two parts and will run for 4 months.
How do reports work in ranked matchmaking?
Dota 2
Q&A
John Dow
November 13, 2022
How do reports work in ranked matchmaking?
You can play with casual players that don’t give a **** about ranked MMR. I recognize that it is challenging to address this issue (so that people do not abuse it), but Valve also recognizes that Dota is addictive and that even a number of bad experiences do not deter people from playing it. Therefore, developers have no incentive to solve this problem.
How to find a signature hero in Dota 2?
Dota 2
Q&A
John Dow
September 02, 2022
How to find a signature hero in Dota 2?
Usually, the signature hero is the one you play the most. You know what to do on it in almost any situation, and you know how to play against counter picks and so on. And, of course, you have to enjoy this hero, which encourages you to play a bunch of games on him in a row. When I first entered Dota 2, my signature hero was Bloodseeker. I liked his mysterious clothes and strong abilities. For such an easy-to-use hero, he was pretty strong. Below I’ll tell you how I realized it.
Dota 2 mechanics which you’ll never survey in LoL
Dota 2 mechanics which you’ll never survey in LoL
Howdy! Just imagine the situation when somebody imposes his game “tastes”. It’s actual, especially when we recall the “confrontation” of both Dota 2 and League of Legends fans. We’ll not prove with bear’s stupidity dozens of positives and negatives you can highlight in Valve’s central creation. We better describe mechanics and gimmicks that you’ll never survey playing LoL. Let’s cut to the chase!
The most interesting mechanics Valve added to 7.32
The most interesting mechanics Valve added to 7.32
Hey dotafakers! Hope you all save and sound and we going on Dota science. Valve surprised Dota 2 community by releasing Dota 2 patch 7.32 after the start of ESL One Malaysia 2022. It was a semi-massive patch that didn’t change the balance but added a few amazing mechanics that Dota nerds haven’t seen before.