24 Videos
4h 13m
About Class

Instant increase in your skill level to start decimating your opponents in pubs.

MID LANE MATCHUPS

Master all the matchups and win your games directly from hero selection so you always have a good game.

LANING PHASE

Stomp every lane with Topson’s mechanics and strategies so you secure the game very early on.

ROAMING & GANKING

Learn how to roam and when to gank so you don’t fall behind and help shut down the enemy heroes.

SNOWBALLING

Push your advantage to the maximum and make your good games even better to win even 1v9 situations.

FARMING

Improve your GPM on any hero to significantly increase your winning chances by hitting faster timings.

CLOSING THE GAME

Get a better understanding of timings and coordinate power spikes to close games at the right moment.

Videos In This Class
  1. 05:51
    Meet Your New Coach Topson
    1. Meet Your New Coach Topson

    Meet Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen, your new dota 2 coach who will teach you all of the secrets of the midlane and help you dominate like a back to back TI champion. Topson is known for making unusual heroes work and always have maximum impact regardless of how dire the situation looks.

    Topson ·
  2. 13:35
    Drafting As A Midlaner
    2. Drafting As A Midlaner

    In this episode, Topson breaks down drafting and talks about how to pick your hero in a public matchmaking setup or competitive environment. He shows an example of how he picked morphling and completely dominated the game.

    Topson ·
  3. 09:25
    What You Need To Do Before The Game Begins
    3. What You Need To Do Before The Game Begins

    Dota 2 is so complicated that requires critical thinking every second of the game including some strategic planning even before the creeps spawn. In this episode he teaches the things you need to keep in mind every game and how to plan your strategy.

    Topson ·
  4. 17:16
    How To Improve Your Laning Phase
    4. How To Improve Your Laning Phase

    The laning phase is a crucial part of Dota 2 that will sometimes define the pace of the game from very early on. Master the concepts of creep control, wave & rune management and execute the strategy you've prepared before starting the game.

    Topson ·
  5. 08:19
    Low MMR Laning Analysis
    5. Low MMR Laning Analysis

    In this episode, Topson takes a look at a low MMR replay (5K) from a GamerzClass Supreme Member and points out the mistakes that people at this level make and talks about how they can improve their laning stage at a mechanical and strategic level.

    Topson ·
  6. 17:29
    Trading And Matchups
    6. Trading And Matchups

    Knowing your match-ups is super important when playing the midlane as having a favorable and unfavorable matchup will directly translate into how easy your game will be. In this episode you learn how to think about matchups and play accordingly based on the heroes that face each other.

    Topson ·
  7. 06:47
    Matchup: Invoker vs. Morphling
    7. Matchup: Invoker vs. Morphling

    In this episode, the 2x TI champion analyses one of his replays and looks at the Invoker vs Morphling matchup where he explains his thought process regarding how he wants to play the game in the most optimal manner

    Topson ·
  8. 10:13
    Roaming And Ganking pt. 1
    8. Roaming And Ganking pt. 1

    Roaming has been an integral part of the mid lane ever since the inception of the game. In this episode Topson talks about the best practices and common mistakes. When to roam and how to do it properly.

    Topson ·
  9. 10:02
    Roaming And Ganking pt. 2
    9. Roaming And Ganking pt. 2

    In some games it is important to be the one rotating and making plays around the map but sometimes pressuring the tower is more important because it leads to more value. In this episode, Topson goes through a number of examples where he explains his movements

    Topson ·
  10. 12:05
    Transitioning Out Of Laning Phase
    10. Transitioning Out Of Laning Phase

    Every game there is a brief moment around the 10 minute mark where the laning phase stops and you need to start transitioning into the mid game. This episode explains how to identify what you need to do and how to create a plan that will lead you to victory & secure your MMR.

    Topson ·
  11. 08:57
    Itemization - Theory
    11. Itemization - Theory

    In this Episode, Topson talks about itemisation and provides insights into how he thinks the correct item choice should look like. As a midlaner you don't have the luxury of going for expensive first items as you are supposed to be more active on the map.

    Topson ·
  12. 07:38
    Itemization - Analysis
    12. Itemization - Analysis

    Understanding item power spikes and playing around them is one of the best things you can do as a midlaner to ensure that you have a really good game and Topson shows you how to think about your items and how the playstyle changes when you hit those timings.

    Topson ·
  13. 10:15
    Itemization - Full Build Breakdowns
    13. Itemization - Full Build Breakdowns

    In this episode Topson quickly takes a look at several pubs and his item builds. He goes through the entire games and explains his choices item by item.

    Topson ·
  14. 12:27
    Understand The Objectives In The Game
    14. Understand The Objectives In The Game

    Dota 2 is a game of objectives and at every moment of the match it is important to communicate with your team and identify what objectives are important. In this episode Topson shows you what objectives you should focus on to give yourself the best game possible.

    Topson ·
  15. 12:57
    Farming As A Midlaner
    15. Farming As A Midlaner

    There are multiple ways of obtaining gold in Dota 2 but most of the times it will come from farming. The best way of doing so is to always farm as aggressive as possible within the limits of your hero. Always be looking to farm and create pressure at the same time.

    Topson ·
  16. 11:43
    Applying Pressure
    16. Applying Pressure

    Being active is an integral part of the game when you play midlane. In this episode Topson explains how to constantly apply pressure to make sure you make the best moves that enables you and your team to have a great match.

    Topson ·
  17. 14:54
    Teamfighting
    17. Teamfighting

    In this episode Topson provides an in-depth analysis with examples about how to make sure that you are always having a good fight. Analysing your line-up and the power of your hero dictates how you want to approach fights.

    Topson ·
  18. 12:01
    Master The Late Game
    18. Master The Late Game

    The late game is a very hectic and chaotic phase. Any small mistake can turn the tides one way or another and in this episode Topson talks about how to approach this stage and what are the right things to do to close out the game successfully.

    Topson ·
  19. 07:00
    Low MMR Late Game Analysis
    19. Low MMR Late Game Analysis

    In this episode, Topson analyses a low MMR (5K) game where he points out the mistakes that forced a 12k gold lead throw. He explains what the GamerzClass Supreme Member could have done better to not lose this game.

    Topson ·
  20. 15:48
    Playing From Behind pt. 1
    20. Playing From Behind pt. 1

    Your approach to the game is very different when you fall behind especially in the early game.In this episode Topson gives you the tools to manipulate the game to turn it into your favor when you are not having a great game.

    Topson ·
  21. 06:31
    Playing From Behind pt. 2
    21. Playing From Behind pt. 2

    In this episode you can take a look at how Topson plays from behind and applies pressure even when he is on the losing end. In these situations it is important to keep applying pressure, secure lanes and take risks if necessary.

    Topson ·
  22. 05:47
    Playing An Unfavorable Matchup
    22. Playing An Unfavorable Matchup

    In certain games you will be playing against a complete counter and there wont be anything you will be able to do. In this episode Topson goes in-depth on how you can recover and turn the tides in your favor even in the worst scenarios

    Topson ·
  23. 14:51
    How To Understand Your Role
    23. How To Understand Your Role

    Every game you will be in a different situation and you'll need to understand what your role is to make sure that you get the most out of your draft. In this episode Topson explains the different roles and how to identify what your purpose is.

    Topson ·
  24. 01:36
    Topson's Final Words
    24. Topson's Final Words

    Thank you for watching. In the final episode Topson gives a few last words of advice to players who want to improve and are really motivated to become the best player they possibly can.

    Topson ·
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About Class

Instant increase in your skill level to start decimating your opponents in pubs.

Videos By
Topias Miikka "Topson" Taavitsainen
Topson 5.2k followers
Topics You Will Learn

MID LANE MATCHUPS

Master all the matchups and win your games directly from hero selection so you always have a good game.

LANING PHASE

Stomp every lane with Topson’s mechanics and strategies so you secure the game very early on.

ROAMING & GANKING

Learn how to roam and when to gank so you don’t fall behind and help shut down the enemy heroes.

SNOWBALLING

Push your advantage to the maximum and make your good games even better to win even 1v9 situations.

FARMING

Improve your GPM on any hero to significantly increase your winning chances by hitting faster timings.

CLOSING THE GAME

Get a better understanding of timings and coordinate power spikes to close games at the right moment.

Videos By
Topias Miikka "Topson" Taavitsainen
Topson 5.2k followers

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