We all love to watch professional teams battle it out to see which the better team is. And while these games are extremely entertaining and at the same time educational, sometimes it can be boring or too monotonous. So here are the top 10 things that people love in a pro Dota 2 match. Ofcourse all 10 happening in a game is next to impossible, but we would all love it if majority of it do.
10.) Friendly Banter
Don’t we love it when pro players just loosen it up pre game and make some casual comments on all chat. Let that be Arteezy wishing Fear “happy father’s day” or Envy flaming Arteezy’s ember,all chat banter is always fun to watch. The amount of casualness that this brings to the table is amazing, I guess that’s what differentiates dota with any other game.
9.) Awesome Jukes and escapes
Oh the jukes and escapes! Its always exciting when 2-3 heroes dive on a single hero and that hero manages to escape in very little hp just by outsmarting them using the fog of war. Whats even better is the Casters getting all hyper about it too. Its not just the jukes though, any type of outplay resulting in escaping/tping will always be commended.
8.) Big Wombo Combos
Well, when we see heroes like Magnus, Enigma, Sven, Dark Seer and many other big aoe ultimates picked together, we automatically assume that there is gonna be one fight or more where there is gonna be this symphony of skills resulting in a full team wipe. This is probably why we like it if those heroes are picked as opposed to the some of the single target (boring heroes).
7.) Zero minute rune fight/ Subzero minute fights
This is another thing that I look forward to in every game, Fight over the initial rune subsequently resulting in a first blood before the creeps even spawn. This creates a definite shift in dynamics, especially if the first blood is drawn by the enemy carry or midlaner. Nevertheless it’s still fun to watch.
6.) Crazy New Stratergies
Here is a thing that Pro players do every so often, come up with some new tricks/ strats. From small pulling tricks on the radiant camp with tiny to bigger strats like the famous alliance Rat. Pro players never seem to shy away from exploring new ways to win the game ultimately leading in entertaining us and giving us some new tricks to try out in pubs (which, we almost never successfully pull off!). So naturally this had to be on the list!
There is something about the sound of “RAMPAGE” that makes every dota player jump on their feet. So when we see our favourite carry get Rampage in a Pro match, that feeling is indescribable. So Rest assured, A Pro player getting Rampage is definitely one of the things that would make a game infinitely more interesting.
4.) Players playing their signature heroes
While the pro players are prominent with most of the heroes related to their roles, there is always that one hero for a pro player that can be called his/her signature hero. Solely based on how majestic the hero-player duo. And therefore, people would love watching these players on their signature heroes more than any other hero. Some of the phenomenal hero-player duos are mentioned below :
Burning- Anti Mage
Ferrari 430- Templar Assassin
Admiral Bulldog- Nature’s Prophet
SumaiL- Storm Spirit
3.) More Roshan Pit fights
If you ask any dota 2 viewer which is best place to have a 5v5 fight, the answer will always be the roshan pit. Hey, Ti5 was won because of it!
Anyways, Since roshan is an important aspect of the game, we often see teams sneak into rosh pit, usually after winning a team fight or finding a pick off. In those cases the rosh goes uncontested. But what if the teams directly smoke into Rosh pit and the enemy contests it, well we have ourselves a fight there. And that is the type of Rosh we want to see, rather than boring uncontested ones. And since the Rosh pit area is very small, the big ultimates more often than not, hit multiple targets, like the 6million dollar echo slam plus ice blast from Universe and PPD.
2.) Epic Base Races
Base race is probably the best ending to a match. Two teams equally strong, racing to see who can kill the base faster! Can it get more awesome?
It’s not often that we see teams just ignore enemy team and go straight for their throne and half a map away you can see the enemy is doing exactly the same and suddenly it comes down to who can finish it faster and the fun begins.
1.)Divine Rapier purchases!
Divine Rapier! The most exciting item that can be picked up by a carry in a pro Dota 2 match. I can think of no other item that can create that much chaos and even if the game is boring and one toned, Rapier in the mix can sure spice up the Match!
When you see heroes like Ember Spirit, Gyrocopter or Arc Warden picked, you instantly wish that the game would go on long enough to see atleast one Rapier, if not many!
And don’t we all love it when there is a rapier in the play? Not only for the ridiculous damage it does, but also for the drop when the hero dies! Plus if it’s a ti, there is a chance to win a heroic drop too!
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