MMR In LoL

Matchmaking Rating (MMR) in League of Legends!

by Dotagang
December 31, 2018
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7.07 Professional Meta – Team fight, team fight, and some more team fight!

It has been nearly a month since Valve released the ‘Dueling Fates’ update which saw two new heroes, Pangolier and Dark Willow, released into the world of Dota 2. But that was just the tip of the iceberg as there were a host of other changes that promised to change the game and remove it from the rut it had gotten into through the long 7.06 meta! With new items, tweaked mechanics and changes in heroes (mainly talent trees), something new in the professional scene was imminent! A month down the line, two Minors have been played on the new…

by Dotagang
January 25, 2018

The Magical Mute Button

With TI7 over, the new players update and overall new competitive season in Dota, we are again facing an influx of new players, jumping on the hype train, seeing what is awesome about this Dota 2, that everyone is talking about. The new player experience is generally considered bad. The tutorial is a joke, coaching has been broken and the new player experience system, that matches people with only positive rated players with consistent records, makes for lopsided games and leads to one of the things people fear the most – being flamed for being new. The update also featured…

by Dotagang
November 11, 2017

Valve Ends ‘Dota 2’ Boosting By Banning Accounts For 8 Years

Valve has decided to ban Dota 2 players who appear to be abusing bots to boost their MMR scores and get out of the low priority matchmaking queue, sometimes for up to eight years. Many users have reported that their accounts have been banned, some for a few months while others are reporting bans up to eight years, meaning they are unable to play Dota 2 until 2025. A number of bans have been handed out to accounts that appear to be using services that promise to get them out of the low priority matchmaking queue. These services will put the account into matches…

by Dotagang
October 22, 2017

Dota 2 ‘Midas Mode’ tournament is coming in November

Eight top-ranked teams will do battle while coping with fantasy football-style budgets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTPAQZOIbtY The Dota 2 Midas Mode Tournament is as clever as it is simple. Teams are given equal amounts of virtual money called "Moonbucks"—named after Moonduck, the outfit that came up with the idea—which must be used to finance every action they take over the course of the tournament. Judicious money management will enable teams to make the right moves at the right times, but blowing it on bad calls will leave them struggling to compete with a no-budget lineup of Dota chumps. Each hero will be assigned a cost based…

by Dotagang
October 22, 2017

6 Dota 2 Skills We Need Reworked Right Now

Not all skills are born equal in Dota. With a new patch on the way, we’ve picked the ones IceFrog needs to fix. Another year and another massive post TI wait for the new Dota 2 patch to hit. It seems that we may be a little better off than last year, with patch 7.07 expected within the next few weeks, but until then we’re, cursed with Necro and Veno dominating every pro and pub game ever. But with so long to wait for the patch, and so many Dota games to watch during the downtime, we’ve been thinking a little deeper about the…

by Dotagang
October 22, 2017

This esports platform uses blockchain to let Dota 2 players bet on matches and prevent cheaters

FirstBlood is a new esports platform that combines cryptocurrency with Dota 2. It was the middle of a Monday afternoon when Marco Cuesta, co-founder of the blockchain esports platform FirstBlood, gave me a call. After plenty of jargon and esports talk had been thrown around, Cuesta's vision for FirstBlood was clear: The future of esports, he says, is one where high-quality competition and rewards systems are made available to everyone, not just professional gamers, and FirstBlood is going to help bridge that gap. But whether or not blockchain technology and cryptocurrency will really help usher in this new era is not…

by Dotagang
October 22, 2017

Casters’ Couch: The Veteran Sh1n Boo

Casters' Couch is an article series produced by Mineski.net. In it, esports shoutcasters share a little about themselves and their own stories. (The following is in Sh1n Boo's words but edited by the Mineski.net editorial team.) Hey there! I'm Sh1n Boo, a shoutcaster for Rumble Royale(RR) and a freelance caster for MineskiTV. I started in esports as a fan way back in college. It's awesome seeing esports become a global phenomena today but back then I had no idea how it worked in the local scene. I was just a simple guy playing League of Legends back in college but I was very active…

by Dotagang
October 22, 2017

TV5 And ESPN Partnership To Bring Esports To TV

International sports television channel, ESPN, is coming back to the Philippines in a new partnership with local channel TV 5. The Sports 5 channel will be rebranded into ESPN 5 in light of this joint venture. The new ESPN 5 channel will feature added content from international sports such as American Football and Hockey. However, given TV 5's consistent presence in local esports, local fans can expect to watch their favorite competitive video games live on TV soon. ESPN 5 The new broadcast lineup from ESPN 5 will feature games and events from the American NCAA, IndyCar Racing, X Games and several others. ESPN has also entrusted…

by Dotagang
October 22, 2017

Iranian gaming community is blooming

Iran is hosting this month two of the largest online and offline competitions the country has ever seen for Dota 2, CS:GO, Fifa, Rainbow Six Siege and a few other mobile and console games. Dota 2 and CS:GO caught Iran’s officials attention more than ever this year. Mister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology made an official post on his Instagram page in which he ensured the Dota 2 and CS:GO pro players that the government is tracking and working to optimize the country’s internet services so they can fully enjoy and focus on the games they…

by Dotagang
September 24, 2017