DOTA2 |OT| TI9 Battlepass May 7-August 25

yagal

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High-level Dota 2 is soo good

Puppey is pretty good at interview and shit unlike Nisha and MidOne lol
 
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sgt. pep pep

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i think this was a prelude to the international final and i hope EG will know how to beat them when the time comes.
 
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shira

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Taking Secret to a Game 5 is pretty impressive though.
They didn't have to play og, vp, or liquid

They had a pretty easy path to the finals. TNC, LGD were pretty bad.
Nobody knew wtf they were doing in group stage.
i think this was a prelude to the international final and i hope EG will know how to beat them when the time comes.
Much anime needs to be watched
They should hire EE and SVG as assistant coaches
 

eleuin

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Oct 25, 2017
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Still don't trust a puppey team at TI anymore but this is definitely the best iteration of secret ever
 

sgt. pep pep

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i will say that game 5 seemed more like an outplay vs outdraft. definitely think eg had a better team but they kept picking awful fights
 

Dreams-Visions

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i will say that game 5 seemed more like an outplay vs outdraft. definitely think eg had a better team but they kept picking awful fights
Agreed. But acting like it’s the end of the world is silly. Top 3 perpetually means eventually there will be a Major breakthrough. EG is the most consistent they’ve been since Universe and PPD were on the train and Aui was playing Naga.
 
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Agreed. But acting like it’s the end of the world is silly. Top 3 perpetually means eventually there will be a Major breakthrough. EG is the most consistent they’ve been since Universe and PPD were on the train and Aui was playing Naga.
Maybe but they had a super easy path to the finals, TNC in UB1 then LGD in UB Final.

They didn't have to play VP, Liquid, or Secret before the finals.
 

MrLuchador

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Sven is such a strange hero. I think it's just one of those picks where I'm no good with them, I can't get the farm in. I am trying him in offlane though, early game is tough.
Man that moment when Sven goes apeshit and is unstoppable. So good.

Persisted in the end, and finally started to gain confidence to stray from build guides to suit the game. Watching the DOTAS really does help understand the game, items and builds better. I tried the old Bash Hammer on Sven, which didn't work as well as I hoped, but twas still fun to watch proc on cleave.
 

whiskeystrike

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Oct 25, 2017
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Anyone got any ideas on how many matches on average it takes to level a hero from 1 to 25?

I've got a couple of silver tiered heroes. Kinda interested in spamming one hero like Timber or Monkey to see what I can learn about them.
 
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MrLuchador

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The one thing I've discovered playing in the scrub leagues is that people cannot cope with invisible heroes. It's like they don't know about sentry wards or dust. The opposite is true too. Buy a Gem of True Sight and invisible heroes don't know what to do haha

For that reason, I am now 100% a Treant Protector main.
 
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Some kinda Rivals event
expro and streamers playing each other
 

MrLuchador

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I forgot how much fun it was to play Dark Seer. Ion Shield is another ability that people in sub 1k don't know what to do against, which is probably because they don't come up against Dark Seer very often.
 
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cutting creeps/vac wall can make or break a game. And yeah he's not agi carry so people think he's a support
 

whiskeystrike

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Oct 25, 2017
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dark seer is fun until you play against an oracle cause he can purge off your ion shells. absolutely unlaneable against without some weird dragging the creeps around the back to make a megawave sort of tech.
 
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Good luck finding an Oracle player that knows that they are doing in low MMR
 

MrLuchador

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dark seer is fun until you play against an oracle cause he can purge off your ion shells. absolutely unlaneable against without some weird dragging the creeps around the back to make a megawave sort of tech.
This is sub 1k where all people care about is trying to steal the last hit from each other, and have no idea of any other mechanic in the game. People play Sniper, Drow, Zeus and Lion almost exclusively.
 

scarybore

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Oct 27, 2017
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Disappointing winning selection, I remember better options during the voting process. The only ones I really like and would use long term are the DP and Disruptor sets, but I love the Disruptor riding a squig warhammer set too much to use another, and I ain't rolling for the DP set alone. Pass from me, sadly.
 
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Disappointing winning selection, I remember better options during the voting process. The only ones I really like and would use long term are the DP and Disruptor sets, but I love the Disruptor riding a squig warhammer set too much to use another, and I ain't rolling for the DP set alone. Pass from me, sadly.
There's probably going to be a 2nd or 3rd Chest
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guru-guru

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Oct 25, 2017
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Man, it's fucking Friday, I just wanna kick back and play a couple Dota games before Raptors-Warriors start, but of course the game client is down.

Edit: and as I click post, it looks like it's working again. Cool.
 

Pepito

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Dec 11, 2017
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Crazy.

Every year I don’t think we’ll be able to surpass last year’s prize pool but this year it’s mote a matter of how much higher it’s actually going to pass last year’s record.
 
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Crazy.

Every year I don’t think we’ll be able to surpass last year’s prize pool but this year it’s mote a matter of how much higher it’s actually going to pass last year’s record.
It's also crazy since there are less people playing.

A lot of people just spectators or casuals now.
 

whiskeystrike

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Oct 25, 2017
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need a safeplace to vent but every now and then I hit a boiling point playing with certain stacks that struggle with basic dota

about to enter the hyperbolic time chamber and grind solo queue till immortal before I'm satiated because regular dotes is getting quite frustrating over my inability to micromanage and direct people 2k or 3k mmr below me.