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Chongqing Major Analysis (Ep 063)

With a sample size of two majors, it seems we have a formula for winning.

You lose the Upper Bracket Final. You sweep the Lower Bracket final (always against EG). And you come into the Grand Final all warmed up and ready to trot out your pocket strats.

That’s how VP won in Kuala Lumpur and NOW that’s how Secret won in Chongqing.

Join us for our analysis of the Chongqing Major!

Show notes:

  • We gloat about VP and Secret being the top two teams in the world
  • Calling out Kyle for lazy analysis — 9Pasha is NOT the key to VP’s success
  • Not too many upsets this major. Did that make it boring?
  • Yapzor and the support Luna nobody saw coming
  • Miracle had to sit out at the last minute and Shadow filled in. What do we know about Liquid now?
  • Metagame analysis: what is ‘backlaning’?
  • Lorton debuts a new stat: marginal propensity to draft
  • All the remaining DPC events will take place in Europe?
  • Faith_bian on four groups of four: “the competition should be about skill, not luck.”
  • Khezu doesn’t like the seeding of open qualifiers
  • The NCAA president’s hilariously predictable stance on esports
  • 45% of gamers are female, according to a report from the Enterntainment Software Association
  • Three of the six on-air talents for Dreamleague qualifiers are women. This is a big deal, even if it shouldn’t be.
  • Farming Simulator League!
  • Aden’s ideal Dota Auto Chess lineup
  • What Dota spell do you wish you could cast in real life?

Enjoy,
Aden and Lorton

Bucharest Minor Analysis + Chongqing Major Preview (Ep 062)

Going into the Bucharest Minor, EVERYBODY knew that this was a showdown between Europe and China. OG and NIP were the teams to beat, according to every western analyst. Oops!

Join us for our analysis of the Bucharest Minor and our preview of the Chongqing Major — featuring an old favorite, Guess The Lines.

Show notes:

  • How impressive was it for EHOME to beat this field?
  • How would we describe EHOME’s and Gambit’s playstyles?
  • Naming MVPs of the tournament
  • OG and NIP weren’t competitive. What can we point to?
  • BOOM ID and the worst ‘gg’ call in Dota 2 history
  • ROLE PLAY, featuring xiao8, PPD, Topson, and FNG
  • The Bucharest Minor meta
  • Guess The Lines for the Chongqing major
  • Have you tried Dota Auto Chess?
  • Only four casters and four analysts at the Chongqing Major?
  • NoPangolier reportedly getting picked up by Moscow5
  • Valve reset 17,000 accounts last week for “abusing matchmaking to get into ranked.”

Enjoy,
Aden and Lorton

Bucharest Minor Preview (Ep 061)

Time for the second minor of the 2019 DPC season! Action starts January 9th. And it comes with a last-minute substitution. OG kicked Pajkatt and picked up iLTW to replace him. Don't expect any intelligent predictions on how that's going to go. We have no idea. After...

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Chongqing Major Analysis (Ep 063)

With a sample size of two majors, it seems we have a formula for winning. You lose the Upper Bracket Final. You sweep the Lower Bracket final (always against EG). And you come into the Grand Final all warmed up and ready to trot out your pocket strats. That’s how VP...

Bucharest Minor Preview (Ep 061)

Time for the second minor of the 2019 DPC season! Action starts January 9th. And it comes with a last-minute substitution. OG kicked Pajkatt and picked up iLTW to replace him. Don't expect any intelligent predictions on how that's going to go. We have no idea. After...

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