19 Videos
3h 19m
About Class

This course will help you increase your MMR fast, using N0tails best practices in DotA2.

THE DRAFT

How to select your heros to get a great lane or create strong synergies both in competitive and solo queue.

TEAM FIGHTS

Learn how to approach team fights and understand your role in them. Regardless of the patch, teamfighting is vital in Dota 2.

ITEMS & TALENTS

Understand what items to buy and what talents to choose because cookie cutter builds don’t work in Dota.

EARLY LANING PHASE

Improve your laning phase so you can snowball the game from the get go. The first 5 minutes can already decide the outcome of the game.

OBJECTIVES & TIMINGS

Master timings and playing around objectives. Tips on how to understand who is strong, when to group and when to fight.

REPLAY ANALYSIS

Break down replays with N0tail and learn from his perspective of the game.

Videos In This Class
  1. 06:07
    N0tail Introduction
    1. N0tail Introduction

    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 ·
  2. 03:13
    Settings
    2. Settings

    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.

    N0tail ·
  3. 12:52
    Dota mechanics
    3. Dota mechanics

    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.

    N0tail ·
  4. 10:07
    The Draft
    4. The Draft

    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.

    N0tail ·
  5. 11:35
    The First Five Minutes of Dota Pt. 1
    5. The First Five Minutes of Dota Pt. 1

    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.

    N0tail ·
  6. 08:35
    The First Five Minutes of Dota Pt. 2
    6. The First Five Minutes of Dota Pt. 2

    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.

    N0tail ·
  7. 11:32
    The Different Lanes
    7. The Different Lanes

    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.

    N0tail ·
  8. 12:20
    Post Laning Phase
    8. Post Laning Phase

    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 ·
  9. 16:06
    Teamfights
    9. Teamfights

    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.

    N0tail ·
  10. 16:48
    Objectives
    10. Objectives

    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.

    N0tail ·
  11. 08:08
    Items and Talents
    11. Items and Talents

    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.

    N0tail ·
  12. 06:57
    Timings
    12. Timings

    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.

    N0tail ·
  13. 10:45
    Late Game
    13. Late Game

    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.

    N0tail ·
  14. 12:55
    Gameplay Analysis Pt. 1
    14. Gameplay Analysis Pt. 1

    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.

    N0tail ·
  15. 09:58
    Gameplay Analysis Pt. 2
    15. Gameplay Analysis Pt. 2

    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.

    N0tail ·
  16. 10:23
    Analysis of Student Pt. 1
    16. Analysis of Student Pt. 1

    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.

    N0tail ·
  17. 13:59
    Analysis of Student Pt. 2
    17. Analysis of Student Pt. 2

    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.

    N0tail ·
  18. 11:30
    META
    18. META

    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.

    N0tail ·
  19. 05:43
    Ending
    19. Ending

    Physical and mental health is just as vital to a good game as understanding the mechanics and meta of the game itself. Now that you have learned most of the vital parts of Dota, N0tail will give you some last words to carry with you while climbing up in the MMR ladder.

    N0tail ·
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About Class

This course will help you increase your MMR fast, using N0tails best practices in DotA2.

Videos By
Johan "N0tail" Sundstein
N0tail 1.7k followers
Topics You Will Learn

THE DRAFT

How to select your heros to get a great lane or create strong synergies both in competitive and solo queue.

TEAM FIGHTS

Learn how to approach team fights and understand your role in them. Regardless of the patch, teamfighting is vital in Dota 2.

ITEMS & TALENTS

Understand what items to buy and what talents to choose because cookie cutter builds don’t work in Dota.

EARLY LANING PHASE

Improve your laning phase so you can snowball the game from the get go. The first 5 minutes can already decide the outcome of the game.

OBJECTIVES & TIMINGS

Master timings and playing around objectives. Tips on how to understand who is strong, when to group and when to fight.

REPLAY ANALYSIS

Break down replays with N0tail and learn from his perspective of the game.

Videos By
Johan "N0tail" Sundstein
N0tail 1.7k followers

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