Andreas ”Cr1t-” Nielsen

Andreas ”Cr1t-” Nielsen

Teaches Dota 2 Support

Andreas ”Cr1t-” Nielsen

Andreas ”Cr1t-” Nielsen

Teaches Dota 2 Support

18 Videos
3h 1m
About Class

Get the biggest odds of winning with better heroes picks and never lose a draft again

SUPPORT AND GANKING

Take over the game as Position 4 and deny all farm from the opposing carry.

HERO SELECTION

Learn how to think about heroes in a completely new manner from NA’s greatest drafter.

WARDING & COUNTER WARDING

Play from the shadows and understand how to ward and deward properly.

LANING PHASE

Master laning to know when you should roam and when you should sit in lane.

SMOKES

Use smokes more effectively to create space around the map and take complete control of the game.

TIMINGS

Raise your skill level on any hero by gaining new insights into what your role is and how to hit your timings.

Videos In This Class
  1. 04:17
    Introduction to Andreas
    1. Introduction to Andreas

    Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen is one of the best support players in the world. Since the start of his career, he's won two majors while playing for OG back in 2015 and 2016 and has had a top-three finish at TI8 playing for Evil Geniuses. Welcome to Cr1t-’s GamerzClass!

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  2. 09:00
    Hero Selection & Drafting
    2. Hero Selection & Drafting

    In this episode, you'll see an example of him having to play position 4 shadow shaman from the safelane. After a quick analysis of the lane, he buys boots first and wins the lane within the first 2 minutes.

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  3. 11:36
    Analysis of Pro Draft
    3. Analysis of Pro Draft

    Drafting is one of the most significant aspects of competitive Dota. Most of the time, it determines the winner before the game even starts. In this episode, Cr1t- covers a draft from the WePlay Mad Moon tournament, where VP played against Nigma.

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  4. 02:26
    Laning Phase Theory
    4. Laning Phase Theory

    The laning phase is a crucial aspect of the game, and it is essential to understand as position 4 where you want to be situated on the map. The main objective of your role is to ensure that at least one side-lane is winning. It doesn’t matter if it’s the safelane or the offlane, as long as one of your cores is getting farm.

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  5. 18:26
    Playing Ranged Support
    5. Playing Ranged Support

    In this episode, Cr1t- explains how to play position 4 as a ranged support effectively. Ranged heroes are, in general, slower than melee ones, and they don't have powerful initiation tools or any good ways of getting on top of heroes. For this reason, when playing ranged heroes in position 4, your role is mostly to apply pressure in lane and ensure that your position 3 is having a good time.

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  6. 18:34
    How to play Melee Support
    6. How to play Melee Support

    A crucial aspect of playing melee position 4 is saving your TP and not using it carelessly because when you teleport, you are giving away information. In this episode, Cr1t- dives into how to play melee support when you have to stick to one lane, and you can't roam around as much.

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  7. 17:34
    Ganking & Roaming
    7. Ganking & Roaming

    In this episode, Cr1t- goes in-depth on the topic of ganking and roaming and shows two examples of how to roam effectively both in solo queue and competitive games.

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  8. 16:29
    Warding
    8. Warding

    When playing position 4, it is vital to pay close attention to where the enemy is warding, especially in the first ten minutes of the game. Most of the time, it is your responsibility to get wards out before the game starts if your hero has very high mobility. (e.g., Earth Spirit with Rolling Boulder). Warding in Dota 2 is one of the most significant aspects of the game, and supports are mostly the ones in charge of it.

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  9. 12:00
    Smokes
    9. Smokes

    Smoking is another significant and underappreciated aspect of Dota 2, especially at low MMR. One of the most significant factors that separate amateur position 4 players from professional ones is the proper use of smokes.

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  10. 03:18
    Aggressive vs. Slow Play
    10. Aggressive vs. Slow Play

    As position 4, you can play hyper-aggressive, make plays all over the map, or slow the game down depending on what your team needs you to do. In this episode, Cr1t- breaks down the two ways to play the game post laning stage.

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  11. 09:45
    Creating Space
    11. Creating Space

    In this episode, Cr1t explains the ways you can create space for your cores to farm and hit their timings.

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  12. 09:34
    Farming
    12. Farming

    When farming as position 4, you want to do it as little as possible and always have a purpose in mind. In this episode, Cr1t- breaks down the concept of downtime and goes in-depth about the concept of farming and how you want to farm as position 4.

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  13. 06:44
    Timings
    13. Timings

    Although the word timing might sound like it’s related to the actual in-game time, it’s more about the items and experience you receive. Whenever you finish an item, you get stronger, and certain items significantly increase the power of your hero. In this episode, Cr1t- shows the two types of timings position 4 heroes can have.

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  14. 02:52
    Transitioning out of Lane
    14. Transitioning out of Lane

    Transitioning out of lane can be very different depending on how well it went for you. The main idea is to make sure that you have as little downtime as possible between the moment you finish laning and the moment you’re hero becomes active. In this episode, Cr1t- gives a quick overview of what is to come in the upcoming episodes and how you want to think about the mid-game.

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  15. 13:56
    Understanding your Hero
    15. Understanding your Hero

    When playing position 4 it is crucial to have a great understanding of what your hero is the best at and what you are supposed to do in the game. In this episode, Andreas explains how to get your resources to hit your power spikes. In general, you will either need gold or experience. To get it, you will most probably have to take over a lane at some point.

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  16. 13:49
    Team Fighting
    16. Team Fighting

    Teamfighting as a position 4 player comes in many different forms. There are a lot of different things you need to be aware of when doing so. Depending on your hero, team composition, and role, you will have to either initiate, counter initiate, or provide value in team fights. In this episode, Cr1t- breaks down the team fighting aspect of position 4.

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  17. 08:00
    Late Game Position 4
    17. Late Game Position 4

    Most position 4 heroes are not great against heroes with BKB's, so if you are an initiator, you will still want to be the one jumping first. But, BKB's are something you have to adjust to. Similarly, in the late game, you have to pay attention to buybacks and keep track of their timings. In the late game, your role won't change much, but the way you play to have the most impact might change.

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  18. 02:48
    Ending
    18. Ending

    Thank you so much for taking this course and following it through until the end! We hope you’ve enjoyed the course and start seeing progress in your gameplay and become a better Dota 2 player. We want you to reach your goals and wish you good luck.

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About Class

Get the biggest odds of winning with better heroes picks and never lose a draft again

Videos By
Andreas ”Cr1t-” Nielsen
Cr1t- 2.0k followers
Topics You Will Learn

SUPPORT AND GANKING

Take over the game as Position 4 and deny all farm from the opposing carry.

HERO SELECTION

Learn how to think about heroes in a completely new manner from NA’s greatest drafter.

WARDING & COUNTER WARDING

Play from the shadows and understand how to ward and deward properly.

LANING PHASE

Master laning to know when you should roam and when you should sit in lane.

SMOKES

Use smokes more effectively to create space around the map and take complete control of the game.

TIMINGS

Raise your skill level on any hero by gaining new insights into what your role is and how to hit your timings.

Videos By
Andreas ”Cr1t-” Nielsen
Cr1t- 2.0k followers

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