Tommy "Taiga" Le

Tommy "Taiga" Le

Soft Support Deconstructed

Tommy "Taiga" Le

Tommy "Taiga" Le

Soft Support Deconstructed

25 Videos
6h 37m
About Class

Soft Support Deconstructed is a crash course in everything you need to pick up the Position 4 Role in DOTA 2 from scratch and master it. Learn from Taiga, one of the top players in the world who has been dominating the competitive scene with Team OG. Taiga will deep dive into several of the skills and attributes you need to be the most effective player you can be. He cannot help you figure out how to talk to your crush though. There’s simply not enough time.

Drafting & How to Pick a Hero

Select the right hero as a support to give yourself the best odds of winning.

The Laning Stage

Dominate from the very first second of the match and lead your carry to victory.

Ganking & Roaming

Discover the ganking and map movement algorithms that enable you and your team.

Warding & Smokes

Control the vision game every match and suppress your opponents from playing.

Master Timings

Item timings are incredibly important especially as position 4 since you want to keep farming.

Creating Space as Support

Learn how to apply pressure and elevate your teammates games by creating space.

Videos In This Class
  1. 04:03
    Course Introduction
    1. Course Introduction

    Soft Support Deconstructed is a crash course in everything you need to pick up the Position 4 Role in DOTA 2 from scratch and master it. Learn from Taiga, one of the top players in the world who has been dominating the competitive scene with Team OG. Taiga will deep dive into several of the skills and attributes you need to be the most effective player you can be. He cannot help you figure out how to talk to your crush though. There’s simply not enough time.

    Taiga ·
  2. 11:22
    Most important things about Support
    2. Most important things about Support

    In this episode, Taiga gives you the essential tools that you need to learn in order to master the position 4 role and dominate your games. This is a generic overview of what is to come in future episodes.

    Taiga ·
  3. 26:21
    Picking a Support Hero
    3. Picking a Support Hero

    The support is the glue of the team draft that will either enable the entire roster or completely hinder it. It is extremely crucial to have deep understanding of what support heroes are stroong and how they fit best in each composition and meta.

    Taiga ·
  4. 12:31
    Before the Battle Begins
    4. Before the Battle Begins

    Every professional Dota player starts thinking of the match even before the minions spawn and so should you. Discover the things Taiga does and what are the important decisions he makes to give himself the best winning odds.

    Taiga ·
  5. 10:45
    Going into the Game
    5. Going into the Game

    The first minutes of every match are crucial and when done correctly can push you over the edge and secure you the advantage needed in order to dominate the laning phase.

    Taiga ·
  6. 23:35
    The Laning Stage
    6. The Laning Stage

    The laning stage as position 4 is perhaps the most crucial moment of the game that will dictate wether or not you will have any relevance in the match. Taiga uncovers all of the secrets and tips he is using every match to secure himself a solid start.

    Taiga ·
  7. 06:05
    The Flagbearer Creep
    7. The Flagbearer Creep

    The flagbearer is a relatively new addition to the laning phase that deserves its own episode as it drastically affects the way the laning phase is being played out as it can slowly but surely sway the outcome of the lane one way or another.

    Taiga ·
  8. 16:06
    Ganking and Roaming
    8. Ganking and Roaming

    After securing yourself and your lane partner a great start it is time to start thinking about ganks and rotations. In this episode you will discover the things that are required to be done before you can start moving around the map.

    Taiga ·
  9. 18:50
    Warding as Soft Support
    9. Warding as Soft Support

    Having great vision is required for a good game of Dota 2 but how to go on about it is not always obvious to the casual player. Here are the strategies and techniques you could use in order to ward like a professional player.

    Taiga ·
  10. 10:04
    Importance of Night Time
    10. Importance of Night Time

    The day and night 5 minute cycle in Dota 2 is an intricate mechanic that many low ranked players don't abuse. During the night time, vision is heavily reduced for all players which means it is the perfect moment for the soft support player to shine.

    Taiga ·
  11. 15:54
    Types of Smokes
    11. Types of Smokes

    The smoke of deceit is a powerful tool that you should be using every game to bypass enemy vision. It allows you to do things that otherwise might get you killed and is a great tool to secure vision, kills, or map control. In this video, Taiga teaches you where, when, and how to use it.

    Taiga ·
  12. 07:23
    Stacking & Pulling
    12. Stacking & Pulling

    Stacking camps is another major responsibility for the position 4 player because it allows any of your cores to return into the game or push their advantages beyond the point of comeback.

    Taiga ·
  13. 26:11
    Items and Timings
    13. Items and Timings

    Getting a core item will often lead to a power spike also known as a Timing. In this video Tommy "Taiga" Le will show you what items are strong, what you should be buying and what are some good timings you should try to hit on various support heroes.

    Taiga ·
  14. 18:22
    Reading the Map
    14. Reading the Map

    Map awareness, macro game & how to read the map are all extremely important concepts for a support player to master. In this video Tommy gives you some advice that from his pro games that will help you make better decisions in the long run.

    Taiga ·
  15. 21:00
    Scaling as Soft Support
    15. Scaling as Soft Support

    Scaling as a support is often misunderstood by a lot of players because they stop caring about their farm once they get their first key item but many games in Dota 2 go beyond the 30th-minute mark and as a support player you must not be a burden at this moment of the game.

    Taiga ·
  16. 14:09
    How to Create Space
    16. How to Create Space

    Everybody's favorite line when they die. Space Created! Well here's Tommy on how to actually create good space for your team and make sure that even in the worst scenarios you are still having a positive impact in the game.

    Taiga ·
  17. 10:55
    Farming as Support
    17. Farming as Support

    A support player should understand when to farm and what is the right approach to farming as a support. Not farming enough as a support is a trap that even good players fall into a lot of times. Taiga is known for playing hard scaling supports and dominating the late game with 3 or 4 items.

    Taiga ·
  18. 14:42
    Teamfighting & Positioning
    18. Teamfighting & Positioning

    Teamfighting might be the most fun aspect of the game and often times can decide wether a game is won or lost. In this video, Taiga teaches you the inner works of positioning on the map and in team fights so you can outplay your opponent game after game.

    Taiga ·
  19. 28:00
    The Late Game
    19. The Late Game

    The late game is perhaps the most coin-flip moment in any Dota 2 match but sometimes the odds can be turned in your favor by making a few right moves.

    Taiga ·
  20. 06:37
    How to Tilt Your Enemy
    20. How to Tilt Your Enemy

    There is nothing better in a game of Dota 2 than winning by tilting your opponent. In this episode, Taiga shows you exactly what it looks like when your opponent has nothing to do because you are constantly outplaying them by being in the right part of the map at the right time.

    Taiga ·
  21. 29:16
    Real Time Walkthrough: Enigma
    21. Real Time Walkthrough: Enigma

    One of Taiga's best heroes: Enigma. Watch and learn as Tommy breaks down every decision he is making in this enigma guide.

    Taiga ·
  22. 19:30
    Real Time Walkthrough: Phoenix
    22. Real Time Walkthrough: Phoenix

    Phoenix is another one of those classic position 4 heroes that always seems very powerful in competitive play but seems very weak when played in pubs. That's because most people don't understand timings and power spikes. Taiga walks you through and teaches you a lot of valuable lessons that can be applied to any hero.

    Taiga ·
  23. 17:11
    Mentality of a Dota Player
    23. Mentality of a Dota Player

    There is a general misconception that if you want to climb you can only do it by becoming a better mechanical player but having a great mentality can single-handedly push you over the 50% win rate. This video highlights perhaps the biggest reason why Taiga is one of the best players in the world.

    Taiga ·
  24. 17:40
    Taiga's Settings
    24. Taiga's Settings

    A lot of people ask about settings all the time so in this episode, Taiga goes over his in-game settings to show you how he plays Dota 2 at the highest competitive level.

    Taiga ·
  25. 11:03
    Ending
    25. Ending

    Thank you for watching Soft Support Deconstructed with Taiga. We hope you enjoyed it and learned a thing or two. Now it is time to go in-game and start dominating your opponents with all of the new tricks you have learned.

    Taiga ·
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About Class

Soft Support Deconstructed is a crash course in everything you need to pick up the Position 4 Role in DOTA 2 from scratch and master it. Learn from Taiga, one of the top players in the world who has been dominating the competitive scene with Team OG. Taiga will deep dive into several of the skills and attributes you need to be the most effective player you can be. He cannot help you figure out how to talk to your crush though. There’s simply not enough time.

Videos By
Tommy "Taiga" Le
Taiga 52 followers
Topics You Will Learn

Drafting & How to Pick a Hero

Select the right hero as a support to give yourself the best odds of winning.

The Laning Stage

Dominate from the very first second of the match and lead your carry to victory.

Ganking & Roaming

Discover the ganking and map movement algorithms that enable you and your team.

Warding & Smokes

Control the vision game every match and suppress your opponents from playing.

Master Timings

Item timings are incredibly important especially as position 4 since you want to keep farming.

Creating Space as Support

Learn how to apply pressure and elevate your teammates games by creating space.

Videos By
Tommy "Taiga" Le
Taiga 52 followers

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