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  • Competitive Hero Tier List February 2015

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    The Competitive Tier List for February is ready! Following this, Regional Tier Lists will probably be released to mark the draft differences between Western and Eastern Dota. Tier 1   Up: Troll Warlord, Shadow Fiend, Lion, Chen Down: Brewmaster, Tidehunter, Ember Spirit   Tier 2   Up: Sniper, Earthshaker, Storm Spirit, Clockwerk, Witch Doctor, Bristleback ... Read More »

  • A look at the winrates of hero pairings 6.83

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    Hey guys, I have collected some stats on the win rate of certain hero pairings during v6.83. I have focused not only on the most used ones but also on those that appeared only a few times in competitive games, but are still useful to understand how well some heroes can work together. In some cases these experiments have been a total failure and no one tried them again, but some other times t... Read More »

  • Interview with VP.JotM: "Now we have to put our preferences aside."

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    JotM's profile picture. D2AC is just over, and before that we had StarLadder Season XI - the wave of big winter LANs is almost over. In light of that, it is all too easy to forget about the teams that just barely missed out on being a part of the mess. One of these is Virtus.Pro, the Classic team - after their hot start in the post-TI4 season, they had to take a back seat when bigger ... Read More »

  • Is faster better in Dota?

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                                                                        image by Valve Every hero has a base movement speed. The slowest are Techies with 270 while the fastest is Enchantress with 335, but most heroes hover betwee... Read More »

  • Interview with TobiWan on Coffee w/ Toffees - "It comes down to regulation."

    0:53 This is Toby Dawson 1:20 Toby is here to talk about the state of the game in response to the Nahaz/Whatiship discussion from earlier, as well as a general interview 2:20 Toby, tell us about your history and how you got into gaming Back in 2002/2003, Toby played Battlefield and Call of Duty competitively. In 2006/2007 he became a larger part of eSports as he discovered DotA. 3:... Read More »

  • D2AC Player Profiles

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    Photomash by GosuGamers. Hey guys, Skulz here. After the Group Stage, I have collected tons of stuff on heroes, drafts, records and all that. This time around, I've preferred to focus on the players. These stats include both the Group Stage and the Playoffs. Most of the players here belong to the top GPM chart of the tournament. Some of them don’t have a hero in the respective ... Read More »

  • Coffee w/ Toffees 2/8/15 - The D2AC Salt - Guests: Nahaz and WhatisHip

    Twitch VOD This time on Coffee w/ Toffees, a prolonged, constructive, critical, and not very discussion on the state of things in the behind-the-scenes tournament meta. Includes copious amounts of the viscous Gerg Salt. Timestamps: 1:35 - Team Fire     3:26 - "I think that it was only a matter of time before they ended up parting ways with Mike" - Nahaz 4:30 - Black^... Read More »

  • Stats Collection D2AC 2015 Group Stage

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    In the last days we have collected a lot of interesting stats regarding the D2AC. This is a short list of what you can find in the article: -Daily and total records -Top 10 players by stat -Most drafted heroes and win rate by games -Dire/Radiant/lanes stats -Players stats -General stuff and some video like the 1st blood moments Match Length Shortest Match: VG vs TongFu 15:92... Read More »

  • Shadow Fiend: A D2AC Ascendant

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    Shadow Fiend is the "surprise" that has been given to us by the clash of titans that is ongoing at the D2AC. The hero has long remained in the shadows, his win rate in the different versions prior to 6.83 was decent but it was always a really situational pick. In the January Tier List, that I wrote a few days in advance so as not to have the D2AC influence it, he was a last tier h... Read More »