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Previous Thread: >>121336825
nth for all Sheeverfags are sad and lonely virgins
>Laning as le magic man of many spells and no pupils
>Keeping forge spirits up to farm/poke with while also having cold snap/sunstrike queued
>Enemy pudge hooks me
>Don't even bother moving, just mash both spells and auto attack
>Repeats 3x until he learns to stop hooking me
This has happened at least 5 times within the last month, are Pudge players fucking retarded or what?
>tfw learning Russian on Duolingo
>tfw can soon be level-headed translator for Russian/non-Russian teammates
You say that but soon you will embrace what it is to be slav
The game of defense of the ancients number 2 version reborn 2015
man what is going on
I guess this is a meme but I don't even know what meme it is
like maybe this would be funny after Unknown wins Frankfort
whats the best place for him? Roaming?
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK is going on?
Uh dotards? Why is there a mexican Mariachi on the stream?
How do we stop this fag from infiltrating into more tourneys?
Who even gets him these gigs?
Is he literally taking in the ass behind the scenes? I can't see any other reason why somebody in the right might would think it's a good idea to let Kotl "Reddit" guy host a single tourney. This is his like 3rd in a row?!!! I can't remember, was at mlg columbus as well?
>Slavkek can't handle the banter
I do too. I don't think they feel shitty for playing their traditional music for people, especially if it makes people happy.
I went to college in Southern California and the Mexican workers there (cooks and janitors and gardeners and shit) absolutely go apeshit for mariachi.
you answered your own question really
Reminder that Secret will never lose desu.
>mfw i found out kotlguy was Jedah from clan lntc in heroes of newerth
Riki is roaming support, yeah
first point is invis, then cloud, then backstab maxed, go for cheap agility items like wb while you buy tp, wards, dust, and the like, just roam lanes and set up kills
go arcanes -> mek -> greaves so you can purge dust and help your team fight
>pyrion "not even 3k" flax
>Red "don't even play dota rofl" eye
>Maelk "LoL is just as hard as dota"
>Nahaz "don't even play dota rofl"
>Kotl "MEMES" guy
They are all fucking shit, faggot
">reddit memes are good for the scene"
fucking disaster, none of these people have any right talking about dota
who fucking knows, apparently being soulless and faking all your enthusiasm is impressive to valve and gets you gigs hosting the biggest tournaments of the year
Gondar is a better choice for early roaming than Riki and isn't as hungry for levels. An underleveled Riki is much more of a liability to his team than an underleveled Gondar.
Yep this major is going to suck complete dick.
it's only a joke for people outside of the major latino areas in the southern usa/mexico
i'm a white dude from texas but god damn even i like some mariachi music from time to time. it can be hype af or honestly pretty moving/emotional
Who gives a shit if it doesn't have anything to do with dota.
I usually hated all these kind of dumb things because I watched dota constantly and wanted nothing but dota, but this was entertaining. And dota fucking needs this shit.
Dota can barely even hit 100k nowadays for anything but a major LAN.
Meanwhile CSGO hits those kind of numbers with random online tourneys whose prizepool is tiny comparatively.
>Merlini with his ego boosted opinions on "what is bad/good", "HOW IS X TEAM GONNA WIN THIS GAME? I SEE NO CHANCE" and then the team he shit talked about stomps the other team in 15 min.
>Purge with his 4k mmr analysis
>Zyori with his disgusting sniff-balls
>Godz with his residentsleeper voice and no good analysis whatsoever
>"IM LE EBIN BAD XDXDDXDX"-memer Pyrion Flax
>Redeye, what the fuck is this granpa doing here?
>Maelk,totally irrelevant since his feeding in EG years ago, hasnt done anything and just invited because of ESL and JoinDota rubbing their dicks together.
>Nahaz interrupting everyone because he has to shout his latest useless STAT all the fucking time.
>Noxville, who the fuck is this guy?
>Kpoptosis disgusting feet
Wow, this first major is probably and usually when it comes with ESL events, gonna be shit, hopefullt based dadskyl, ODpixel and kotlguy is gonna save the event.
Redeye can keep a conversation and is good at his job.
>Maelk "I like to watch my gf get fucked by other men"
>Kotl "Sold his soul to the Jewish overlords for a piece of bread" guy
Can't think of anything for Pyrion, seems like a cool guy to hang around with.
what you suggest is fucking retarded, guardian greaves cost fucking 5k and offer you pretty much nothing in terms of killing power.
if you want to play proper roamer get a fucking hero that isnt so damn item dependent.
>two points in invis
for what reason
you use it to initiate on people, not to escape
backstab + smoke are the only ways you can be useful and more points in smoke are not worth it
maybe one point in backstab and then stats
>no Winter in Main event
>disliking our canonical guy Purge "Kevin" "Poonslayer" Godec
Wp Valve and ESl.
Only people that matter in the scene are invited,
Godz got BTFO desu.
Am I forgetting someone?
The bald Irish dwarf and the 'best' Swedish TA don't count.
honestly if it was just no nahaz and kotlguy i'd be fine with it. literally anyone else besides those two. pyrion isn't super knowledgeable but at least he isn't an autism robot, nor does he talk over people
and desu senpai sometimes he's got some good bantz.
why not put blitz on the panel? or purge? or synderin? is it because they'll be casting and so they can't possibly talk about the draft or what went wrong/right in the games? why not get some more retired pros like zai or maybe even some current pros who didn't make it like to the majors like bulba or something.
jesus valve why
>Redeye can keep a conversation and is good at his job.
You know who else could do that? 2GD, and he played the game. 2fucking bad he burnt all his bridges with valve from TI4.
>tfw Schizoid solo queue player since forever
>Valve will never bring back solo queue
>If it's not buttfuck retarded 2-3 stacks in ranked it's buttfuck retarded 4 stacks in unranked
help I just want to enjoy this game again
Dude while you're in lane farming trying not to die it's better to get 2 point in invi at least
Then maybe 3 point in backstab or 1 cloud 2 backstab
Riki isn't that great at killing people before diffusal and generally I don't like getting cloud if I can't have a fast basi
did your 4k ass take games off of people who played in TI qualifiers while playing with your friends?
was your 4k ass at the top of a country's dota scene?
maybe put up or shut up
>call LD a fat fucking Jew on stream
>lose your job
He should have known better, hehehe.
>/d2g/ shitting on based Purge
What's happened to you people?
>Slavs comparing themselves to swedes, the master race
>he willingly left
Good goy. That's exactly what happened, hehehe.
it is though
draskyl and tobi shit on VALVE, and still get jobs from them
why would anything happen to 2GD for his usual banter
do you really think valve prefers having uncharismatic autists over having 2GD?
Valve has put you in charge of fixing Kdota
HOW CAN YOU BE THIS -LITERALLY- RETARDED SENPAI?
>older brother is 5.5k
>ask older brother how to get gud
>tells me that it's just like learning to drive a car, you just have to keep doing it and eventually you become competent
>don't know how to drive a car either
They don't really fit any of the microtransaction shit that keeps games like CS alive either. Anything that clutters the design is a lot more of a negative in a genre that lives and dies by how clean the experience is.
the first sounds cool although I feel like Riot and Blizzard would've done this already if it were possible
second one was tried already, didn't work bc everyone is already playing LoL or whatever the latest MMO is
This is why liberals are a joke.
You're blaming someone who's not responsible for women not finding Dota interesting.
How is it valves fault that there are no competent women in the scene?
Should they hire someone whos incompetent or less skilled than a male simply because they were born with a vagina?
How will affirmative action and promoting mediocrity help women in any way?
solo going from 3-5k is an extremely lengthy process that can take months. It's always best to just calibrate at a high MMR on a new account and play dota on that.
The problem is when you solo que, no matter how well you play there are going to be a lot of games you just won't win because you get terrible players, or completely out drafted, or that particular person is just not feeling it or gets pushed over the edge and feeds/rage quits.
So a lot of the games are decided before they even start. But if you do play good consistently you will eventually climb, but getting from 3-5k takes at minimum 80 wins in a row, with 60% WR (good) that's about 800 games,.
Why don't they just invite HelenaLive to do interviews/host?
how are those even comparable lel
soe barely does dota events, also i'm pretty fucking sure she's busy as fuck as she hosts for a ton of other events. she's basically at every ESL dota event she can be at, i don't see why they'd skip her for this one.
and, even though i like sheever, she's improved a ton in terms of hosting.
kotlguy arguably does a better job at that
So you rather watch literal whos that know nothing about the game instead of Sheever, soe or some random qt?
I bet you enjoy hot cum up your anus too.
>How is it valves fault that there are no competent women in the scene?
Have you even looked at the list of people they got there? Competency was not the thing they were looking for.
WHERE WERE YOU WHEN SWECLUCKS GOT BTFO BY LITERALLY OUR GUY?????????????????????????
>So you rather watch literal whos that know nothing about the game instead of Sheever, soe or some random qt?
see the issue here is that you are implying that are not literal whos who know jack shit about the game.
so I'm just getting into this game, dotards
hero draft seems to be the competitive mode of choice? is all pick just a joke or something
does this mean i'm going to have to learn a lot of heroes fuck me
Her accent and tone is great.
She might be the very best, just to listen to.
And: All the casters she is competing with, except Purge has terrible game and mechanic knowledge anyhow. She doesn't do worse than them, so there is no downside.
A person whos casted for about a week and isn't good?
A shit host who only gets invited to stuff because she has a vagina?
>2 swedish casters
LITERALLY WHO NOT EVEN ENGLISH WHAT
Reminder that Puppey was about to leave Navi after MLG just to form a team with Pie
>does this mean i'm going to have to learn a lot of heroes fuck me
what were you expecting?
most games you play will be all pick
you can main a hero there
if you ever want to play competitive you need to understand what every hero does and you'll need to be competent at every hero that your position might play
welcome to dota, you suck
Sheever isn't terrible, she is at the same level as all the other casters.
And the general caster is terrible.
I agree with this. Bonus points for having good tone on the dumb caster, to make it more enjoyable.
Love that meme
But is there any Dota 2 hero that can defeat Leshrac?
And I’m not talking about the 6.81 Leshrac with added slow on lightning storm. No, I’m not talking about the 6.82 Leshrac with increased damage on pulse nova and activation mana cost reduction. Hell, I’m not even talking about the 6.83 Leshrac with diabolic edict duration increased and lightning storm slow and cast range increased. I’m definitely NOT talking about the 6.84 Leshrac with increased movement speed and FURTHER increased slow on lightning storm. I’m talking about fully 6 slotted 6.84 Leshrac with Octarine core, Shiva’s guard, Bloodstone, upgraded boots of travel, Bkb and Linken’s sphere with Aghanim’s scepter given to him by Alchemist and a consumed Moon shard while having Io constantly tethered to him.
Why does the Analyst Desk exists in the first place?
yes clq is so reddit, meanwhile our guys are people like siractionslacks
slardar can carry but only if he snowballs really hard bc he can't farm well
juggernaut is definitely a harder carry but drops off a lot in the late game, he has the same dynamic where you want to get a lot of early game kills and mid game items so that you can wreck shit before you become mediocre in teamfights
This is the real OTP.
She explained on a stream a little while back that they said there were simply better choices for all the things they can do so they weren't hiring her.
>Sheever isn't terrible, she is at the same level as all the other casters.
LMAO, a lot of the casters we have are shit but they are miles better than sheever. I would even rather watch zyori, at least he can hype cast a bit.
maybe it's been a while but you should look up the last time she casted, she hasn't improved so that's why she's fucking tried to become an analyst
There are basically three caster types; hype caster, analyst casters and commentary casters. Sheever is a commentary/hype caster but she fails in both of those. She still has issues with just fucking speaking correctly and her commentary is pretty lacking. If she was a man there would be ZERO chance for her to ever get a casting jig.
>Not a single dislikeable person in the majors cast/analyst/observer team
Based fucking Valve finally did something right.
Might actually buy a plane ticket and fly to germany just for majors.
Valve does not have to cater to the 4%.
If women want shit then they better vote with their wallet, like Gaben said during the mod monetization bullshit.
I like Sheever, she does an acceptable job as an analyst host person, whatever she actually does and I've gotten used enough to her that she's comfy to listen to, but she's pretty terrible at anything that actually requires any ability.
If she was a man nobody would even hear of her.
The thing that boggles my mind the most is that she is actually 3k mmr despite playing forever, hanging out the the pros, playing with the pros, getting coached. It's like the has a learning disability.
siractionslacks is OUR GUY, he is fighting for casters for us
she probably will get a casting spot next major
Grandgrant is on the money there desu.
Wait is everyone really pushing this sex "parity" meme?
I'm fucking done with this scene.
I'm done with this fucking society.
The amount of stupidity is too high. Want a spot? Earn it. It doesn't matter if everyone invited is male, female or asexual at all.
is he trying to make a case against himself, because he sure shot himself in the foot with what he wrote.
The guy can't do anything without alcohol leaking out of his butthole.
She's too fucking nice. When she doesn't play #5 wardbitch she usually wins
To white wash more money.
Which is wrong.
1. Rapper(very high speed commentary, but avoids changing tone)
2. Good commentator(okay speed, but good at figuring out what to comment on)
3. Normie(will grab on to the baseline, and hope nothing goes too fast)
4. The analyst(actually knows mechanics)
5. Weak analyst(knows some mechanics, but forgets most of them)
6. Average caster(slow speed, horrible downtime, bad mechanics)
7. Downtimer(if nothing is happening, will attempt to avoid silence, but doesn't fail at doing that)
8. The Voice
9. The actual hype caster(lives inside the tone)
10. The guy who isn't AFK when controlling the camera
If you where listening to radio, you would want a commentator and a downtimer for co casters.
If you where listening to radio in a intense sport, you would want a commentator and a random co caster.
For Dota there is a lot of downtime, and most casters are terrible. Especially when it comes to mechanics and draft combos.
grant is pretty knowledgable about the NA scene, he probably watches more dota than anyone here. his only weakness is that he doesn't care about euros or chinks which should be considered a strength
he always makes spot on calls and the few times he watches the draft he knows what they're trying to do. Even when he is casting casually he has a very good game sense desu I'm surprised a NA team hasn't picked him up as a coach
does majoring in English tend to be taken more seriously in Europe than in America? the common stereotype of English majors in American universities is that they'll graduate and work at Starbucks or something.
I have and it's mindblowing. Her map awareness going into negative.
A major team fight breaks out literally an inch outside of her screen and she has no idea that it's happening. Literally 5 feet away from her. And she just stands there and farms creeps.
Doesn't even bother to move the camera to see what's going on. She is completely oblivious to it. And I've seen this happening every time I go on her stream and she's playing with Bulldog or whatever.
oh also wanted to add that grant's job isn't casting, he does it for his senpai
meanwhile we have people who have casting as a career and the only time investment they put in is casting when they're supposed to.
"europe" is a pretty big place, it really depends on what country you're in and your particular neighborhood but >>121375029 is right in that the best you can get is usually being a professor or a teacher. which, as an english major, is honestly what i'm hoping for
I should honestly save all my Akke pictures to my fap folder, he belongs there
Guys. No. GUYS.
I'm seriously starting to get attracted to Sheever. What is happening?! HELP ME.
something like that
i just want a job where i can teach people what i know and help them sculpt their career and then go home and read books and stuff
but not play dota 2. fuck that
she's a nice looking girl
i say this as a person who's watched grandgrant a lot
i enjoy grandgrant a lot, he's pretty fucking entertaining, and it's true he knows quite a lot about the scene and the people
but, you're pretty fucking delusional if you think grandgrant has any real knowledge to be worth as a coach.
i'm sure he can watch a lot of fucking dota and take notes on what they pick and what they do, but that's about it.
he's fucking awful at dota.
right, but especially in places like America and the UK where English is their native language, naturally the demand for English teachers and professors will be pretty low. hence you have the stereotype mentioned early of American English majors who can't find a job in their field and must work at Starbucks.
English Major is for jobs that want a degree but generally care a lot more about your experience in the specific field than your education.
It just proves you're capable of formatting a report, writing a coherent email, managing deadlines etc.
zapeo sam na 4.3k i onda pao na 4050
Damn, what happened to Smash and Not Today (which is now Ewolves). They used to be decentish and could face tier 1 teams, now they're back in the abyss of
Same for Madara and Londo CConspiracy which is now Now Logic Gaming, used to be really decent and now they're back into the dumpster like Greece is back into the bankruptcy zone.
WHAT WENT WRONG DOTARDS?
its the same thing. majoring in english means you werent good at anything but wasting time with american media. Then these people either flip burgers, or work an awful pay in a high school
all those fucking "young and hip" english teachers i had when i was in middle/high school drove me insane. They were literal children
>play haunted coloseum because dont feel like playing a real match
>enemy team is a furfaggot stack
>like literally can't be more furry with porn crops
>pick tryhard heroes like undying and silencer
>pick ember and proceed to fucking destroy them
>mfw they get mad when they get called furfaggots and that thier parents hate them
Literally can't have a better game than that
nema nis, krepava mi mikrofon na headsetu pa sam pod stresom
>Damn, what happened to Smash and Not Today (which is now Ewolves). They used to be decentish and could face tier 1 teams, now they're back in the abyss of NA Dota.
They almost went to Frankfurt bruh.
They just need to learn how to not tilt.
Make every competitive player 1k mmr.
>kupit headset u bosnu
>ne narucit negde i pustit poslat
preorder Fallout 4
Pudge's spells no longer cost mana to cast
When the game goes so poorly you don't even have anything to blog about it
Queueing up for the next one, wish me luck
Banner of Despair
Rod of Atos + Veil of Discord
+10 HP regen
Passive: Despair Aura
Slows enemy units by 15% and reduces magic resistance by 15% in a 650 radius
Active: Havoc Zone
Cast range: 1000
Places a banner on the field that slows for 45% and reduces magic resistance by 30% in a 650 radius. Lasts for 15 seconds. Does not stack with Despair aura
>I told them to sac tier 2 tower because I was waiting on my butterfly in the courier
sto se tice mehanike u zadnje vrijeme sam zvijer, ali ne znam zasto sam poceo tiltat ko kreten nakon 30 minuta u igri, da sam profic bio bi EE broj 2
>prije 2 dana, imam 14/0 na TA
>umrem ko kreten
>tilt pocinje, umrem jos 2 puta i izgubio sam game za svoj tim
>slow for 84%
juggernaut's strength is being able to siege towers safely and early on thanks to healing ward. you shouldnt go for the meme pickoff build as there are other heroes that fit that role better. go for items like aquila, drums, manta and your mana pool will allow you to spam your spin to farm waves or jungle stacks. the key is to pressure and take objectives VERY early on and keep doing so nonstop with 4-5 people in your team
Is it just me, or does he look like one of the biggest douchebags you've ever seen? He looks like the kind of guy who will single out a teammate after a bad match and yell at them in front of everyone over something like "You didn't TP fast enough in that one fight are you fucking retarded?"
HOW TO FIX HOTD
>increased Dominate cooldown from 60 to 70
>increased Dominate manacost from 75 to 100
>Dominate can now be ground targeted, which instantly teleports a hero's dominated creep to the targeted location (this aspect of Dominate is global, although targeting a creep still has a range of 700)
>Additionally, Dominate can now be self-casted, which instantly teleports the hero's dominated creep to the hero's current location (same as self-casting Chen's Test of Faith, but with no delay)
nasmjesnije od toga je sto sam na taj rating dosao na starom kompu (nikad nisam imao preko 30 fpsa, znalo do 5 past u teamfightima) i sad kad imam novi (100 fps konstantno) jedem vise govana nego prije, hahahah