Meet your instructor: Johan “N0tail” Sundstein, professional Dota 2 player and has previously won The International in 2018. Get a chance to learn from one of the most skilled support player and captain in the European Region.
N0tail will give you the most important parts of setting up your in-game settings as well as share his preferences when playing Dota 2.
In order to delve into Dota, first N0tail will introduce you to the core mechanics of Dota 2 and what separates it from other MOBA games.
The draft is one of the most important steps in optimizing your chances at winning and N0tail will tell you his method towards selecting lane and heroes as well as how you should pick heroes in solo queues when playing with randoms.
In this episode, N0tail will introduce you to the things that are likely to happen in the first 5 minutes of a usual Dota round. We will have a look at the lanes mostly focusing on mid and bot lane.
In the second part, we will have a bit more focus on mid lane, neutrals and how to do pulling with showing off an example as well.
What happens in the mid-game? What happens after the first stage? N0tail will explain the new situations, combinations you will have to be aware of.
N0tail will talk about the laning phase and go in-depth for all the different lanes and how they can help each other out and also how to be optimistic about the game and the team if the early game did not go well.
Teamfighting in Dota is almost always the same no matter the patches. N0tail will mention who are considered teamfight oriented heroes and will analyze 2 examples of a team fight, what went wrong and what went right.
Objectives are an important part of winning a game and N0tail will talk about the most important objectives that are a vital part of Dota 2.
This episode is going to be focusing on what items, spells, and talents you should choose depending on your goals and preferences but N0tail will give you some tips on making those decisions.
Learning the timings within the game will give an important advantage against the enemy team, especially on your lane where reaching level 6 can turn the tides in your favor. This episode will give you tips on improving and optimizing your timings.
Most games do not go over 40 minutes these days so it is extra important to win a game before it gets to the most unstable part were losing one teamfight might lose you the whole game. In this episode, you will gain some insight into how to try and win a game before it gets to that point.
Ever wondered how N0tail would analyze and reason with decisions he made in his games? In this episode, he will analyze his game, explain his thought process and decisions as a support player.
In this episode, N0tail will analyze one of his games from the previous International games that he played last year. Some things have changed since then however the core examples that he goes through are still relevant in the current Dota.
A lot of people are within the 4-5k MMR and N0tail will analyze a randomly picked replay to see how an average player plays and give his feedback and recommendations on how things should have been played instead.
Picking up where we left off in the previous episode, we will delve more into the support items that the support player picked or should have picked and analyzed how they have played in the late game.
Patches are frequently forcing the Dota meta to change so it is important to know how to optimize your game style to be able to quickly adapt to new metas. They can shift or change the gameplay style, supporting side lane push or buff heroes that will change the meta.