Blame It On The Rain (Post TI2)
*Note* I literally almost deleted 50% of this blog by accident. I nearly had a heart attack and I probably would've given up completely on this.
[ *Disclaimer* (as always): I was inspired to write a massively ambitious blog post about my TI2 experience in great detail. However, I found myself (about 3-4 hours in) being overwhelmed by the amount of citation and specifics needed to convey my ideas. I also kind of procrastinated
Something's been bothering me...
[Respect]In my own words:
For What It's Worth
One is not entitled to respect. I believe that you cannot earn respect unless you've given respect. Respect is your responsibility to upkeep.
As per usual, the red highlights are there for people who are interested in TLDR versions of the content. Main points are there to make it less boring to read.
As always, I'll try to highlight the main points in red.
In Response to thread: http://nadota.com/showthread.php?975...ing-new-strats
Firstly, it is important to note that you shouldn't try to completely innovate your draft when you're breaking through into competitive. No matter how great your strategy may seem, it still needs to be somewhat relevant to the current competitive meta. I suggest trying to look at common strategies being used and
*Note: I do a relatively quick edit and excuse any typos or grammar issues. I like to just go through my blogs in one go and release them. If I spend too much time editing and piecing it together, I may end up deleting too much out of dissatisfaction. Everything here is an expression of my beliefs and opinion. I do not speak for my teammates or the competitive sector as a whole. If you like to have TLDR or main points, I'll try to highlight different areas that I think are worth noting.
Firstly, I'd like to say I'm really thankful to be surrounded by great teammates. I really see how far we've come along in terms of friendship and trust when I look at my friend's team (explained below). I really have come to develop an appreciation for my team because of this bird's eye view perspective of competitive DotA and it's complications. I'm splitting this into multiple parts because there is simply too much information.
Recently I was asked by an old friend to coach his team