Full Disclosure on the State of Dota2Navigation

Posted on 13 Apr 2016

First we need to clarify that Dota2Navigation.com doesn’t belong to Na’Vi, they were our partners in realizing this project.

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Winter Major Compendium Predictions

Posted on 25 Feb 2016

Since the winter major is right around the corner and all we want from life are hats, we thought we’d share our compendium predictions for the tournament.

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Nuances of Strategy | Secret vs VG Nanyang Championship Grand Finals

Posted on 03 Nov 2015

The past Sunday we had the pleasure to witness two of the best teams in the world and top contenders for the Fall Major in an epic best of 5 clash. The real thrill for us were a couple of strategic and tactical surprises we want to share with you.

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The TI 5 Meta Vol. 7 | 7 Changes The Game Needs After TI 2015

Posted on 11 Aug 2015

In the last installment of this series we discuss a few activities, items and heroes things that proved to be most useful in TI 2015.

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The TI 5 Meta Vol. 6 | Play-Offs, Tier 1 Hero Analysis

Posted on 08 Aug 2015

Three days into the main event we already have a large enough number of games to do some meaningful win rate analysis for the pro’s favorite heroes. Nonetheless, keep in mind that the number of games is still relatively low and the randomness is surely not totally eliminated from the picture.

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The TI 5 Meta Vol. 5 | Play-Offs Day 1

Posted on 04 Aug 2015

Our anticipation was that the grand finals would be between the two teams that perfected those two play styles - seemingly Secret and LGD. Yet, during the first day in Key Arena teams displayed great versatility.

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The TI 5 Meta Vol. 4 | Group Stage Recap, Looking Forward to the Play-offs

Posted on 03 Aug 2015

In the groups of TI5 two main play styles emerged as the most dominant and the teams that were able to perfect them have the best results so far.

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The TI 5 Meta Vol. 3 | Group Stage Day 2 & 3

Posted on 03 Aug 2015

The fight for upper bracket seeding continues and the meta starts to take shape. The bad part is that the most highly valued heroes appear in every game: all 10 most popular heroes have a pick & ban rate above 70%. The interesting part is that there doesn’t seem to be a correlation between the popularity of a pick and its win rate.

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The TI 5 Meta Vol. 2 | Group Stage Day 1

Posted on 29 Jul 2015

More than half of the games during the first day of the group stage were a 1-1 draw – this speaks loads about the level of Dota in this tournament. All teams are good enough to take games off each other.

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The TI 5 Meta Vol. 1 | Wildcard Series

Posted on 27 Jul 2015

Welcome to the first part of what is to be a series of short analytical articles where we try to decipher the TI meta while it develops.

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