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Gyrocopter DOTA 2

The gyrocopter or just commonly called as gyro is a ranged hero with agility as its primary attribute. The Gyrocopter can be played with different roles like a carry, a nuker or a disabler. Since its damage dramatically increases as the game progresses, playing it as...

DOTA 2 Arc Warden

Arc Warden, also known as the Zet, is a range hero with agility as its primary attribute. It requires micromanagement and a lot of farms to be able to unleash its full capabilities. The arc warden is a really good carry and a great nuker. The arc warden also has 24...

Ursa DOTA 2

The Ursa Warrior or just commonly called Ursa is a melee hero with agility as its primary attribute. Even though Ursa is an agility hero, its base strength and strength gain as it levels up is a bit high enough making him durable and tanky enough to receive an ample...

Zeus DOTA 2

The god Zeus is a ranged hero with intelligence as its primary attribute. His role is mainly as the nuker since his skills deal with a tremendous amount of magical damage to all enemy units. With that, the enemy units fear his damage that the opponent should have an...

DOTA 2 logo

The game DOTA 2, one of the top games in the world, is a free to play multiplayer online battle arena video game. The game was developed and published by the Valve Corporation. The game DOTA 2 has one of the highest gross income in the world of esports. A normal game...

Enchantress DOTA 2

Enchantress is an innocent, carefree creature of the woods who became the protector of the forest. She has wandered far through the forest, and in every climate and every season with her brightness, she has traveled the forest bringing laughter and healing, gathering...

Sven DOTA 2

Sven is undoubtedly one of the most famous carries in the dota 2 world. When his ultimate ability is activated, he is considered as the most disastrous hero and deals the highest physical blows any hero could give. Having the 3rd ability, the Great Cleave, he can...

Lina DOTA 2

The classic Lina Inverse was the nuke type. With her disastrous magical skills and its majestic damage facing Lina one on one with no Black King Bar or anti-magic immunity will make you be an easy prey and easy target. Lina is usually gonna be mid-carry or mid-nuke...

Gyrocopter DOTA 2

Gyrocopter DOTA 2

The gyrocopter or just commonly called as gyro is a ranged hero with agility as its primary attribute. The Gyrocopter can be played with different roles like a carry, a nuker or a disabler. Since its damage dramatically increases as the game progresses, playing it as a carry is much advisable. At the start of the game, the gyrocopter has a base movement speed of 320, which is pretty fast for an early game. The gyrocopter has an attack range of 365. At level 1 it has a health 560, a health regeneration of 1.08 and an armor of 4.43 which makes it so squishy at the start of the game. it also has a damage of 37-47 at level 1. The Gyrocopter is labeled as a nuker because of its following abilities;

1.)    Rocket Barrage

Rocket barrage is a great skill against some squishy heroes since it can deal a total of 210/360/510/660 damage if all of the rockets really did hit. The gyrocopter cannot hit units that are invisible or in a state of fog but the gyrocopter can move freely as it uses the rocket barrage.

2.)     Homing Missile

Has a minimum damage of 50 and a maximum damage that depends on the distance. At 300 distance:  50/50/75/100 damage, at 600 distance: 50/100/150/200 damage, at 900 distance: 75/150/225/300 damage, at 1200 distance: 100/200/300/400 damage and at 1500 distance: 125/250/375/500 damage although the damage is capped at 1500 distance. The homing missile has an initial speed of 340 and gradually increases by 20 per second which grows by 1 every 0.05 seconds.

3.)     Flak Cannon

Gyrocopter make instant attacks on all nearby enemies whenever he makes a normal attack projectile. With that, all projectiles are released at the same time along with the primary attack. The flak cannon intervenes Gyrocopter’s channeling spells when it is cast. The projectiles in the flak cannon travel at a speed of 800 and can be evaded just like the regular attacks. Unlike the other instant attacks, those in the flak cannon does not proc any attack modifiers. Yet, they still are considered as regular attacks. The flak cannon does not aim invisible units, buildings, wards or couriers. But then, attacking the attacking the buildings, allied units, wards or couriers can still cause the flakes to hit all valid targets that are within the radius of effect. The flak cannon has a radius of 1000. The number of attacks is 3/4/5/6 as the level increases but with the talent tree, it becomes 7/8/9/10.

4.)    Call Down

 It is the ultimate skill of Gyrocopter with a cast range of 1000 and an effect radius of 600. It can deal a total damage of 300/425/550 if both missiles hit the target. The first missile hits 2 seconds after it is being cast and the second missile hits 4 seconds after it is being cast. The first missile has a movement speed slow of 30% to the enemy units and the second missile has a movement speed slow of 60% to the enemy units.

DOTA 2 Arc Warden

DOTA 2 Arc Warden

Arc Warden, also known as the Zet, is a range hero with agility as its primary attribute. It requires micromanagement and a lot of farms to be able to unleash its full capabilities. The arc warden is a really good carry and a great nuker. The arc warden also has 24 points in strength, 15 points in agility and 24 points in intelligence as its basic attributes. At level one, the arc warden has health points of 680, a health regeneration of 1.44 and an armor of 0.14 making it one of the squishiest heroes. The arc warden also has a normal attack damage of 44-54 at level one. Arc Warden is one of the game’s best nuker because of its following abilities;

1.)     Flux

It is a magical target unit ability that hits a single enemy unit with swirling, volatile energy, reducing the enemy movement speed and dealing damage over time. Its effect is muffled if another enemy unit is nearby the target except for enemy buildings, wards and hidden units. The flux has a cast range of 500/600/700/800 with a search radius of 225. It has a damage per second of 15/30/45/60 but if improved in the talent tree it becomes 35/50/65/80. The flux has 20%/30%/40%/50% movement speed slow that lasts for 6 seconds.

2.)    Magnetic Field

It is a target area ability that affects all allied heroes including all of the illusions and clones. The magnetic field has a cast range of 900 where it has a radius of 275. All allied heroes, illusions and clones within the area of effect have a 100% evasion to normal attacks. The magnetic field then buffs all allied heroes, illusions and clones with an attack speed bonus of 50/60/70/80 that lasts for 3.5/4.5/5.5/6.5 seconds. This skill does not have an effect on invulnerable units.

3.)    Spark Wraith

It is a target area ability which affects a single enemy unit that passes by its search radius of 375. The target will then be dealt by a magical damage of 100/160/220/280 but can be even more fatal with the help of the talent tree which highly improves its damage to 350/410/470/530. The spark wraith’s target will then experience a 100% movement speed slow which last for 0.4/0.5/0.6/0.7 seconds. The Wraith has a duration 50 seconds with a cast cooldown of 4 seconds which can be decreased to 3.6 seconds with the help of the talent tree. The spark wraith is fully visible to enemy units making it easy to dodge but then it fully affects enemy units that are invisible and in the state of fog.

4.)    Tempest Double

It is the arc warden’s ultimate ability that duplicates itself. The tempest double can use all of the Arc warden’s current items and spells, except for items that drop on death and consumables. This ultimate ability lasts for 14/16/18 seconds with a cooldown duration of 60/50/40 seconds. It always spawns with the Arc warden’s current mana points and health points. The duplicate can only copy the buffs consumed with the Moon Shard and Aghanim’s Scepter granted by Alchemist.

Ursa DOTA 2

Ursa DOTA 2

The Ursa Warrior or just commonly called Ursa is a melee hero with agility as its primary attribute. Even though Ursa is an agility hero, its base strength and strength gain as it levels up is a bit high enough making him durable and tanky enough to receive an ample amount of burst damage. The Ursa Warrior is already formidable at the early stage of the game making it able to solo Roshan at lower levels with just life steal as its basic item. At level one, Ursa has a 660 health points, a health regeneration of 1.88 with an armor of 5.57 making it a really tough hero. It has a base movement speed of 310 which makes it not that kind of a slow poke. The Ursa can be played with different roles like the carry,  jungle, durable and nuker playing it carry is the most advisable thing. Like most all of the heroes, the Ursa Warrior has only four skills and this are the following;

1.)    Earthshock

It is a no target ability that affects all enemy units within the area of effect of a radius of 385. It deals a magical damage of 90/140/190/240 along with a movement speed slow 25%/35%/45%/55%. The slow lasts for 4 seconds to all enemy units that are affected. The Earthshock has a cooldown of 5 seconds and a mana cost of 75.

2.)    Overpower

It is a no target ability that affects itself only. The Ursa Warrior receives increased attack speed for a number of succeeding attacks. The attack speed bonus is 400 and the number of attacks would be 3/4/5/6. The overpower lasts for 15 seconds if the number of attacks is not totally consumed. Since it has a 10 seconds cooldown consecutive casts do not stack the number of attacks instead, it restores the whole number of attacks. The Overpower has a very low mana cost of 45/55/65/75 making it good at spamming.

3.)    Fury Swipes

It is a passive ability that affects all enemy units and is being dealt with a physical damage. The fury swipes have an attack damage bonus per stack of 15/20/25/30 but can be dramatically increased with the help of the talent tree which makes it 25/30/35/40. If the same enemy unit affected by the fury swipes is not attacked for 20 seconds, the bonus damage per stack is lost. The Ursa Warrior can life steal with the damage dealt by the fury swipes, but it cannot cleave the damage or crit. The fury swipes do not affect the allied units, wards, and buildings when attacking them.

4.)    Enrage

It is the Ursa Warrior’s ultimate ability that affects only itself. Ursa rages at this state making him very durable and physically powerful because it allows use to take 80% less damage to all damage types and multiplies the fury swipes damage by 1.5/1.75/2 and lasts for 4 seconds. When upgraded with an Aghanim’s Scepter, the enrage can be cast while stunned, hidden, slept, cyclone, during forced movement or taunted. However, it still not allowed to be cast while hexed, silenced or prevented from acting.

Zeus DOTA 2

Zeus DOTA 2

The god Zeus is a ranged hero with intelligence as its primary attribute. His role is mainly as the nuker since his skills deal with a tremendous amount of magical damage to all enemy units. With that, the enemy units fear his damage that the opponent should have an item of black king bar, pipe of insight or any item that decreases or negates magical damage being dealt with them. At level one, Zeus has 580 health points, 1.14 health regeneration, and armor of 1.57 which makes him a squishy hero at the start of the game. He has 317 mana points and 0.89 mana regeneration which helps him spam a lot of skills at the early game since last hitting creeps with his normal attacks is a lot harder. His damage only ranges from 43-51. His abilities are so godly when paired with the magical boosting items like the veil of discord, aether lens, Aghanim’s Scepter, refresher orb, ethereal and a lot more. His skills are as follows;

  • Arc Lightning

It is a unit target ability dealing with magical damage against enemy units. The arc lightning has a cast range of 850 and can be increased with the talent tree which now becomes 1050. The number of bounces is 5/7/9/15 and has a bounce distance of 500. The arc lightning then has 85/100/115/145 damage per bounce and can be increased with the help of the talent tree which now becomes 60/175/190/220 damage per bounce. This skill is so much helpful for Zeus in last hitting creeps because it only has a cooldown of 1.6 seconds but it has a 65/70/75/80 mana cost which is a bit costly. That is why he needs mana consumable items at the start of the game. Also, the arc of lightning cannot hit the same unit twice.

  • Lightning Bolt

It is a target point or target unit ability that also deals with magical damage to enemy units. It has a cast range of 700 but if increased with the talent tree it now becomes 900. Once cast, the lightning bolt gives an unobstructed vision and a True sight with a radius of 750. Since it is a target area ability, the enemy hero closest in 325 range will be the ones affected. It has a damage of 100/175/275/350 and a mini stun of 0.2 seconds but does increase with the talent tree and now becomes 0.7.

  • Static Field

It is a passive skill that affects enemy units when Zeus cast any of his active skills. With a radius of 1200, it has a current health as damage of 4%/6%/8%/10%.

  • Thundergod’s Wrath

It is his ultimate ability that affects all enemy heroes wherever they are on the map and deals magical damage of 225/325/425 with 90 seconds cool down. 5.) nimbus. It is a skill added when Zeus buys an Aghanim’s Scepter. With a global cast range just like its ultimate ability and has a radius of 500. The Nimbus casts regular lightning bolts with an interval of 2.25 seconds that would last for 35 seconds.

DOTA 2 logo

DOTA 2 logo

The game DOTA 2, one of the top games in the world, is a free to play multiplayer online battle arena video game. The game was developed and published by the Valve Corporation. The game DOTA 2 has one of the highest gross income in the world of esports. A normal game can be played by a maximum of ten players. Five players on each team, the dire and the radiant, will compete with each other to destroy the ancient of the enemy team located at the ends of map. Each player controls one of the playable characters in the game, where it has a specific role to fill in, it may be a support or a carry.

A red square emblem that appears right at the start of the game is its logo, the DOTA 2 emblem.  But what does this logo of the game stand for? Does it has a specific deeper meaning about it? Well let us evaluate with the player’s perspective. As you play and progress in the game, you can notice that there is a minimap at the lower left corner of the screen and it totally looks a lot like the DOTA 2 logo that you saw from the beginning of the game. Using the minimap during the game is very convenient, helpful and useful  as you can help your teammates if they are ganked, know where your enemies are and prevent being killed, plan a gank against an enemy hero, know what runes you might get along the river, know the life status of your own towers and also with the enemy towers and even a lot more things that helps you win the game. The whole red square logo might represent the whole minimap of the game DOTA 2.

The three hollow lines found inside of the game logo might represent the following; the small hollow line at the top right of the logo is the dire ancient, the middle hollow line of the logo would be the river which divides the map into two parts and the small hollow line in the bottom left of the logo is the radiant ancient. As I have researched, the emblem of the game looks a lot similar to the first letter of the Semitic abjads called “aleph”. The symbol is drawn exactly just like the logo of the game DOTA 2, where it has three lines on it. One long line at the middle and two small lines on each corner, one at the upper right and the other one is at the bottom left.

But the players, professional or non professional, do not really know the real meaning of the logo as the creators, Valve and Icefrog, did not said a word about what is the real meaning behind the logo of the game DOTA 2. It remains mysterious but the players can just settle to the minimap theory since the logo does not affect how they play or how they win.

Enchantress DOTA 2

Enchantress DOTA 2

Enchantress is an innocent, carefree creature of the woods who became the protector of the forest. She has wandered far through the forest, and in every climate and every season with her brightness, she has traveled the forest bringing laughter and healing, gathering friends and sharing news to the other creature of the woods. When the war began, the world was damaged. The forest had become the source of materials to build ships and siege engines and as fuels for the countless fireplace, the peace of the creatures’ habitat had been disturbed. This happening made the small creatures cry for help, the Enchantress lend her ears and carried their stories from the wood to the world, she believed that she can fulfill the promise of a bright and lush green future for the creatures with her Enchantment.

 

Recommended Roles:

The Enchantress is recommended to be the support, whose purpose is to keep their allies alive and to give them opportunities to earn more gold and experience. Supports are paired with the team’s carry at the start of the game.

The Enchantress is recommended as the hero of the jungle, to neutralize at the start of the game. This allows them to convert neutral creeps, summon units and sustain themselves efficiently.

The Enchantress can also be used as a pusher, the hero can quickly bring down the towers thus acquiring map control. They can fortify allied creep waves, summon units and deal massive damage to enemy towers.

Tanks or Durable role can also be played by the Enchantress, she has the potential to sustain a large amount of damage from the enemy. Heroes that can be used as tanks have a large amount of HP, HP regeneration, armor or magic resistance.

The Enchantress can also be a disabler, she can control the crowd by a single target or area of effect.

Enchantress’ Abilities:

1.)    Untouchable

This ability slows the enemies attack when she is targeted. This is a passive ability and can affect the enemy units. After attacking the Enchantress, the opponent will feel guilty for attacking such beauty. Illusions can get this ability, yet this ability can be dispelled, disabled by a break and can be blocked by the spell immunity.

2.)    Enchant

With this ability, the Enchantress charms the enemy it slows the hero and brings the creeps under her control. This ability can affect the enemy unit and ancient creeps when upgraded by talent. It can be dispelled and blocked by spell immunity and Linken’s sphere.

3.)    Nature’s Attendant

This has no target and can affect the allied units, this ability heals the allied units nearby and herself with a cloud of the wisp. The wisps heal once per second, for a total of 12 instances of healing and it randomly selects which allied target to heal. The healing power is possessed by whimsical spirits of the woods. Even when the Enchantress die, the ability continues to heal the allies around the location of death.

4.)    Impetus

This ability is a unit target and affects the enemy unit with a pure damage. The farther the target, the greater damage is dealt.  With Aghanim’s Scepter upgraded, the Enchantress’ attack range is increased.

Sven DOTA 2

Sven DOTA 2

Sven is undoubtedly one of the most famous carries in the dota 2 world. When his ultimate ability is activated, he is considered as the most disastrous hero and deals the highest physical blows any hero could give. Having the 3rd ability, the Great Cleave, he can easily sweep off enemies and increase his farming capabilities. Sven is totally a versatile and strong hero.

Sven’s Abilities:

1.)    Storm Hammer

The storm hammer is a stunning, damaging, area of effect skill. It is considered as one of the most efficient stuns in the game. It is usually used for Sven to stun his enemies and later on smash them with his mighty blows. However, the ability needs a mana of 140 points to cast the spell which is why it should be used wisely for Sven has low mana points.

The storm hammer is a target skill which later upon hit will give an area of effect stun that stuns the enemy for 2 seconds. The cast range for the storm hammer is 600. It has an effective radius of 255. It deals a magical damage of 100/175/250/325.

2.)    Great Cleave

The great cleave is one of the best abilities to help a certain hero farm throughout the game. This passive ability allows Sven to deal damage to many enemy units at once.  Stacking neutral creeps is an efficient strategy to boost Sven’s gold and experience gain. The item helm of dominator which can convert an enemy unit into his own can help Sven stack for himself.

The great cleave has a starting radius of 150 and has an ending radius of 300. This makes sticking enemies near the target and inside the range accumulate casualties. The distance covered is 300 while the damage is 30%/40%/50%/60% of its physical attack.

3.)    Warcry

Sven’s Warcry is really efficient to use. It gives Sven an armor bonus of 5/10/15/20, a movement speed bonus of 12% and lasts for 8 seconds. This ability has an effect radius of 900 making his allies gain the buffs as well. However, warcry is purgeable by the Diffusal Blade.

4.)    God’s Strength

This Godlike ability gives Sven the biggest additional amount of physical damage. This makes Sven kill the targeted opponents 3 to 4 blows. God’s strength gives Sven the to power farm and power hit. Because of the low cooldown of 80 seconds and long duration of 25 seconds, the ultimate ability is used also to clear ancient neutral stacks. This makes Sven boost his gold in the middle game.

The self-attack bonus is 80%/120%/160% while the self-strength bonus is 12/24/36. When equipped with the Aghanim’s scepter, it gives an aura of radius 900 which gives nearby allies to have bonus damage within its area. The allies attack damage bonus is 75%/100%/125%.

Lina DOTA 2

Lina DOTA 2

The classic Lina Inverse was the nuke type. With her disastrous magical skills and its majestic damage facing Lina one on one with no Black King Bar or anti-magic immunity will make you be an easy prey and easy target. Lina is usually gonna be mid-carry or mid-nuke hero and sometimes a support hero as well. Today, Lina is now being used as a semi-carry as well. The common item builds for this role will be phase boots, Eul’s Scepter, shadow blade, and other damage items like the Daedalus, blood thorn, or monkey king bar. The must-item for Lina is the traditional Eul’s scepter for its famous Eul’s-s2-s1 combo. However, Lina is undoubtedly a soft hero and has a natural slow mobility.

Lina’s Abilities:

1.)    Dragon Slave

The Dragon Slave is a wave of fire that damages every enemy unit in its path. The damage dealt is 110/180/250/320. The cast range is 800(925 with the talent tree). The starting radius is 275 and an ending radius of 200. The ability has a traveling distance of 1075(1200 with the talent tree). This skill is used and commonly picked in the early levels for it is convenient for spamming and last-hitting enemy creeps as well as to damage the enemy hero in the lane.

2.)    Light Strike Array

 

Light strike array casts a column of flames that damages and stuns the enemies. It has a casting range of 625(750 with the talent tree). The effect radius is 225. However, the ability has a slight delay of 0.5 seconds. The damage is 80/120/160/200(160/200/240/280 with the talent tree). The stun duration is 1.6/1.9/2.2/2.5. Any trees in the area of the ability will be destroyed.

3.)    Fiery Soul

This is a passive ability which stacks every time Lina casts a spell. She can have to at most 3 stacks which last for 10 seconds. This ability gives Lina a bonus attack speed making Lina deal more physical damage at a shorter time. This ability also gives a bonus movement speed for mobility.  It can stack to at most 3 times. The movement speed bonus per stack is 5%/6%/7%/8%(9%/10%/11%/12% with the talent tree). The attack speed bonus per attack is 40/55/70/85(80/90/110/125 with the talent tree).

This ability gives Lina the aggressive potential. This enables her to deal a lot of physical hits and damage. A Lina equipped with Scepter items will be dangerous if Fiery Soul will be activated and stacked at its max. It can single-handedly drain out enemies HP when she free hits the enemies afar.

4.)    Laguna Blade

Laguna blade has a cast range of 600 and an effect delay of 0.25 seconds. Damage is 450/650/850. Upon reaching level 6 you could get your first level of the ultimate skill, the Laguna blade. Lina will eventually roam and try to easily kill enemies with the ultimate ability. When equipped with the Aghanim’s Scepter, Lina’s ultimate ability, the Laguna Blade changes its attack type from magical to pure damage and pierces through spell immunities. This is considered as one of the deadliest and strongest blows for a single-target instant damage attack. However, the Laguna Blade, being a target skill can be easily countered by the Linken’s Sphere.

Doom DOTA 2

Doom DOTA 2

Doombringer or the Doom, also called as the Lucifer is primarily a melee strength hero. He is quite flexible. The Doom can play many roles such as carry, disabler, initiator, nuker, and durable or tank making the Doom a versatile and efficient hero.

Doom’s abilities:

1.)    Devour

Devour is a very useful farming skill especially in the early game. A devoured unit will give a bonus gold which differs accordingly on the ability’s skill level. Devour can be targeted to all neutral creeps excluding the ancient creeps and Roshan. The devoured unit will immediately killed, gaining its gold and experience just like any ordinary last-hitted creep. The devour skill can get special abilities only from devoured neutral creeps. The special ability varies differently to the corresponding neutral creep. When the Doom reaches level 20, the player has 2 options to pick. It’s either give the Doom +40 Doom dps(damage per second) or upgrade his Devour skill. The upgrade is to enable Doom’s devour to be targeted on ancient creeps.

2.)    Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth, having a radius of 600 gives Doom an area of effect which centers him. The damage dealt to enemy units inside the area of effect will be damage per second. During the duration of the skill, Doom will gain an health regen bonus equal to the damage per second his enemies get. The heal to Doom and damage to enemies is 16/24/32/40 per second. The duration will be 10/12/14/16 seconds. Also, Doom will gain 14% movement speed during the duration of the ability.

Scorched Earth makes Doom a threat and increases its survival capability. Having extra movement speed makes him chase out and run towards or away from enemies and ganks. This helps the doom to be aggressive and durable during clash fights.

3.)    Infernal Blade

Infernal blade is a unique attack modifier. Since the infernal blade’s additional damage lies to the maximum HP and is expressed as a percentage of it, it will be useful to all heroes especially strength heroes or big max health heroes. The mini-stun will be helpful in cancelling outgoing tower portals or channelled skills.

4.)    Doom

Doom is Lucifer’s ultimate skill. It is considered as one of the most powerful single-target disable. The doom ability is one of the most hated skills any hero want to be applied on to.   It makes the targeted unit to be nearly useless for it would not be able to participate in throwing its various skills during the entire duration which when applied to a proper target, like tinker, or zeus can definitely change the tide of the game. The damage type is pure which makes it a real threat to any hero. It has a cast range of 550, a DPS of 25/40/55 (65/80/95 with talent tree option). The ability lasts for 15 seconds.

The ability doom can be upgraded by the Aghanims scepter. It increases the duration to 16 seconds and 0 if the target is in the vicinity radius of 900.

DOTA 2 Tier List

DOTA 2 Tier List

Let’s start by defining what a tier list is about. By definition, a tier list is a list that ranks all heroes based on the strength of their corresponding fighting abilities and their potential to win matches under tournament conditions, assuming equal skill on the part of each player.

Dota 2 frequently changes. There will be gameplay updates. The latest update is the gameplay update 7.06. This update is so game-changing that some of the usual heroes picks in the professional tournaments or even at pubs are now picked rarely due to the nerfs that they did like the ancient apparition, shadow demon, lone druid, Mirana, Chen, Necrophos, Underlord, Gyrocopter, Viper and a lot more.

The following are the top 12 heroes most contested picked or banned and is in order from the highest winning percentage to the lowest winning percentage. These are sited from the most recent event of the professional players which is the Kiev major. The top is the Vengeful Spirit. It has a win rate percentage of 58 percent along with a picked or banned percentage of 53 percent. Second on the list is the Terrorblade. It has the same win rate percentage of the vengeful spirit at 58 percent but has just a picked or banned percentage of 51 percent. Coming next is the Crystal Maiden. Crystal Maiden has one of the highest percentages at the picked or banned section of 73 percent and has a win rate percentage of 54 percent. The fourth is the Treant protector. Has the top percentage at the picked or banned section of 76 percent and garnering a 53 percent win rate. In the fifth spot is the legion commander. One of the most picked or banned heroes at 64 percent and tying the Treant’s win rate at 53 percent. Sixth is the Monkey King. He ties the Treant at the most picked or banned with 76 percent and making a win rate of 51 percent. Seventh is the Warlock.

It has cited rate percentage of 49 percent and has a picked or banned percentage of 60 percent. Next is the Ember Spirit. He has a win rate percentage of 48 percent and has a picked or banned percentage sitting at the top 5 with 63 percent. Coming ninth is the io. It is just a ball of light but it has a win rate of 48 percent tying the ember spirit and has a picked or banned percentage of 53 percent. The tenth would be the Invoker. He was once most picked or banned from the previous patches but now he is sitting at just 47 percent and having a win rate of 42 percent. Next up is the Lina. She has a picked or banned percentage of 53 percent but her win rate is sitting second to the last with just 39 percent. And lastly is the Magnus. Has a picked or banned percentage of 47 percent but its win rate is the lowest having just 38 percent.

The new patch did lead to some heroes a new exposure to players that they are now picked because they look strong with their abilities right now. But then, it would still narrow down to how you play the game since DOTA 2 is a strategy game.

Dota 2

Dota 2

Dota 2 is one of the best free to play multiplayer online battle arena video game that ever existed. Many people are getting into it already. Playing the game is just so simple. The game is composed 2 teams namely, the radiant and the dire. Each player is given a chance to control one of the game’s 113 playable characters. The goal of this game is to destroy your enemy team’s Ancient.

If you are in the dire you have to destroy the radiant’s ancient and if you are in the radiant you have to destroy the dire ancient. Winning is just so simple if you are your team’s carry or core, you just have to outfarm or outlane your enemy team’s carries or cores. If you are the support you are the one who will plant wards, give vision, baby sit your carries or cores at the start of the game and they will repay you later at that game with a win though, make ganks, help teammates that are in need, etc. Supports make the foundation of the game.

Dota 2 is already at a booming state right now. Back in the year 2011, a tournament called “The International” commenced. The Natus Vincere won the tournament with prize money of 1 million dollars. The year 2012, the same tournament the same prize pool but now it is the Invictus Gaming that won The International. The year 2013 to recent the prize pool increases dramatically, just a vivid proof that the game is having more and more players. Valve did a great job in releasing compendium books every The International that people are getting so hyped once it is released.

The esports did the major advertisement to this game DOTA 2. Once there is an upcoming event people do not hesitate to buy tickets to watch live, buy sets related to the event and much more. The esports also did open doors for some players to be discovered. Just recently, a Filipino team just made one of the greatest upsets in the DOTA 2 history since they managed to surpass the event’s favorite team, the OG, and returned home already famous alongside the millions that they won.

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    Blizzard has finally announced details of their new and upcoming Lunar based map. The 15th map in the Overwatch universe will be unique and different from the others.This is in response to the community’s demands for more storyline and new maps. The Lunar Map Blizzard has released the initial look of the new Lunar Map. […]
  • CSGO Operation Release
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  • Overwatch League: The Good and The Bad
    The Overwatch esports scene is witnessing a sharp downfall in the number of tournaments and teams participating. Over the past few weeks we have seen several teams let go of their rosters. A big reason for this is the uncertainty prevailing over the Overwatch competitive scene. Professional players such as Seagull started the exodus and […]
  • A Preview to the Summit
    BeyondTheSummit is a well known organisation in Dota2. They have been behind some successful tournaments in Dota2. They announced their venture into CS GO on December 16, 2016. The CS_Summit tournament will be held from 20th – 24th April 2017 at Los Angeles. It will feature eight teams with a $150,000 prize pool. Hosted by […]
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  • OGN Apex S2 Finals Preview : Runway vs Lunatic Hai
    The second season of OGN Apex Season 2 is coming to an end. The finals will be held at the Korean University Hwajung Gym on the 8th of April 2017. In the current Overwatch professional scene, the best teams in teh world are participating in the OGN Apex Season 2. The OGN Global Apex Season […]
  • How CSGO’s Recent Weapon Changes Can Affect Professional Level Play
    As of the writing of this article, the Negev and R8 Revolver have been removed from the Competitive game mode as they undergo significant changes to make them more viable weapons. Before the changes, both of these weapons were not very useful in a competitive setting. The Negev’s fire rate and damage were good, but […]
  • Kiev Major Finalists decided
    The Kiev Major is set to take place at the National Palace of Arts in Kiev from the 27th till 30th of April 2017. The $3,000,000 prize pool tournament is the first Valve sponsored event to be held in CIS region. The Kiev Major will feature sixteen teams for the tournament. Eight of these teams […]
  • NiP’s Recent Performance and the Growing Importance of Sports Psychologists
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  • Draken will not solve NIP’s problems
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