Several more interesting picks came out in Kuala Lumpur Major as the last hoorah for 7.19. While the majority of games were filled with the same old Terrorblades, Morphlings, Phantom Lancers and Arc Wardens, there were a couple of deviations teams have tried to answer the meta’s biggest threats.
With 7.20 already confirmed for right after the Kuala Lumpur Major and given how the priority picks and bans were very stable for the last several tournaments, we decided not to do a full meta recap, instead focusing on the biggest meta surprises during this tournament.
Valve responds to the issues of racist language in the pro community, the much anticipated patch 7.20 is one week away, and the Kuala Lumpur Major enters its final week.
While its easy for players to be intimated by managing Brewmaster’s multiple summons, the hero has a greater than 50% win rate across all skill brackets.
DPC-season would start great, if it wasn’t for the same old patch. The first big tournaments both had great formats, amazing talent and very intense games… featuring the same heroes once again. However, just like with ESL One Hamburg, there were several new developments worth discussing.
Tigers take down Na'Vi 3-2 to win the Dreamleague Minor and a ticket to the Kuala Lumpur Major, Valve announces the 2nd and 3rd Major of the circuit, and Team Aster and Nip make roster changes ahead of the KL Major.
With the Dota season kicking into gear, Dotabuff product manager, Cptn.Canuck, offers some perspective competing at the pro-amateur level, chronicling his journey to his first LAN at WESG Canada.
Compared to some tournaments last year, ESL Hamburg 2018 did a lot of things right—bo2 group stage and an 8-team double elimination playoff make for a fair tournament, a healthy amount of matches and a ton of juicy stats.
Team Secret topples Vici Gaming in the grand finals at ESL Hamburg, Dendi returns to the Dota Circuit with Lithium at the Dreamleague Minor, and PGL announces the second Minor in Bucharest.
On several occasions in our previous blog posts we have highlighted that the support meta in the game is a little bit stale. Today, instead of adding to an already long and repetitive list of complaints about the absence of the new big patch, we will instead try to offer a solution to the problem—Elder Titan.
Only a 7.20 patch and a major rework could revive Puck, a hero that’s fallen completely out of the meta and lies at the bottom of our win rate charts.
What could be the last 7.19 minor patch was released a week ago, and today we are going to look at the changes it prompted. 7.19d was another small nerf patch, addressing the problematic heroes in public matchmaking, and the end result was very much straightforward.
Anti-Mage is currently in top15 most successful heroes in 5k games with a healthy pick rate of almost 8%. For a hero many consider to be weak in lane, unfit for the meta and a huge gamble in most games, these stats are definitely surprising. So why is he suddenly relevant, despite receiving no significant buffs for more than 4 months?
Last week, Dendi joined Team Secret for one series at the Autumn Brawl, Team Liquid drops out of Dreamleague, and Synderen's Stack, Happy Guys, lead the group stages at the World Showdown of Esports in Las Vegas.
Riki’s terrorizing pubs across all skill levels and it doesn’t look like the usual mantra of “just get detection” is working. We’ve already discussed why the hero is as good as he is, so today our main focus is going to be on dealing with this annoying hero.
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