When Kuroky told me about their plans in the wake of TI9, I couldn’t help but think about my own journey from professional player to team owner. After four years under the Team Liquid organization, our Dota team has decided to pursue this new dream: To build a team of their own.
It's half-and-half for me. I was a fan of TL as an org in other games (their stability and standing by players for as long as they wish is a big part of that), started rooting for their dota team with the Dark Seer explosive AoE drafts in the fluffnstuff days. I'm considerably more appreciative of all the individuals' play in the second iteration of the team (MC included), so my interest will necessitate a wide spread from now on.
For me it allows you to root for a core of players usually. The core of teams like with Secret, OG, VP, EG, and Liquid has been relatively stable. The scene seems like things are taking a turn for the worse. I hope I’m wrong.
Did he pick sniper into that lineup or got counter picked? I do think, and heard, there is some offlane sniper experimentation. Shrapnel within a fight once sniper gets 15 is pretty good.Man. I had perhaps the worst player on my team. He was a sniper vs Ember, Pudge, AM and we had a Drow on our team. Not a great line up, sure, but what did this Sniper do?
He went magic damage. Not only that, he also bought null talismans. I am flabbergasted. Literally never experienced a Sniper player do something like that and in perhaps the worst game humanly possible to do it in.
Archon/Legend/Crusader games are wild, man.
He was mid and it was a last pick Ember. He was second to last pick I believe.
honestly I'm not sure.
Prolly some bugs, hopefully they get ironed out.Since TI I've been getting back into Dota. When I played it a few years ago, I had more than 2000 hours on the game.
Everything's going well, I started playing ranked and I'm having fun.
Suddenly, Dota is saying I need to play 50 hours of unranked to start playing ranked again. Even though I've done all my new calibration games and got a rank. It's horseshit. Is there a reason this is happening?