The Defense - Tournament version prevails

posted by ReiNNNN, 2 years ago

After a quick survey with participating teams and other experienced leaders of the Dota community, The Defense has decided to go with the tournament version rather than the new version which may prove buggy and overpowered.


This matter came to attention when a couple of teams approached The Defense's tournament head admin, de Dennis 'HolyMaster' Schumacher that the tournament should continue on with the older version as most competitive teams are still unfamiliar with the biggest patch of Dota 2. Though it may be more exciting to watch, it is certainly no fun for the players to be playing the new version.

Statement from de Dennis 'HolyMaster' Schumacher:

When we decided about the Dota 2 version yesterday, it was based on the feedback of a few participants (other had not responded about that topic yet) and our own opinions, especially mine. Now, one day later, we have received a lot more feedback and some teams were happy with this decision while majority prefers to stick to the stable version for some time. This has various understandable reasons:
- We don't know about the possible bugs yet
- The balance is too unknown. Wins might more rely on discovering imbalances than on actual skill
- Teams don't want to train different versions for different tournaments
- The changes are so huge that they might affect the results of the whole competition

It was a really hard decision to be made, but I revoke yesterday's announcement. The Defense will continue to use the official tournament version of Dota 2. I apologize to everyone who was looking forward to see the new versions with all of its changes in action. Keep in mind that new heroes will be added to the game (and one patch later to Captains Mode) every week nevertheless - you will still see new things on a regular basis.

I hope everyone will enjoy the second stage of the tournament!


Therefore, the tournament will now proceed using the tournament version until further notice. The Defense second groupstage will begin with au Natural 9 versus SK-Gaming at 18:30 CET today followed by the tiebreaker game between eu EPIDEMIC (formerly known as SGC) and de Just 4 the Tournament at 20:00 CET.

You can catch our livestream featuring au Toby 'Tobi Wan' Dawson here at the scheduled time.



#1
Nekros wrote at 15.01.2012, 01:20 CET:
Was the right decision to make.
#2
zStArSz wrote at 15.01.2012, 01:22 CET:
sad but its ok ^__^
cd 17hrs :o
#3
Slaps wrote at 15.01.2012, 01:36 CET:
its ok :) , but it would be nice to see the new heroes very soon tho :(
#4
Ryze wrote at 15.01.2012, 02:03 CET:
Good decision!

Full support from SK
#5
joyjoy wrote at 15.01.2012, 02:40 CET:
best decision, if Defence started on it why not continue in the same way, still its new and most of ppl are not familiar with it, and agree bugs and some undetected imbalances can decide slightly about win if (ab)used...
#6
eggtat-ec- wrote at 15.01.2012, 03:04 CET:
Nice
#7
GrinnValesti wrote at 15.01.2012, 03:40 CET:
Agreed... there'll be too many Skel K and DK picks in new version. :)
But I would really like to see less AM picks!
#8
GbM_Scythe.SG wrote at 15.01.2012, 05:13 CET:
As predicted. Tournaments maps DotA 2 will be in used.
#9
guddi wrote at 15.01.2012, 09:20 CET:
If it isnt gonna played, nobody will get used to it. Bad decision imo.
#10
Darkwish_inc wrote at 15.01.2012, 09:42 CET:
Just when i thought we might get to see some of the heroes that we dont see in competitive games played ,teams decide they cant adapt fast enough.
#11
Mantis. wrote at 15.01.2012, 09:45 CET:
guddi wrote:
If it isnt gonna played, nobody will get used to it. Bad decision imo.


On the contrary its a very good decision indeed. The teams may have more oppurtunities to win by exploiting bugs unknowingly rather than winning by their skills.
#12
Darkwish_inc wrote at 15.01.2012, 09:54 CET:
Mantis. wrote:
guddi wrote:
If it isnt gonna played, nobody will get used to it. Bad decision imo.


On the contrary its a very good decision indeed. The teams may have more oppurtunities to win by exploiting bugs unknowingly rather than winning by their skills.


Clearly the patch is full of bugs that lets you win instantly, damn those pros exploiting to win "unknowingly"
#13
Andi_ wrote at 15.01.2012, 10:25 CET:
Was always going to be the decision made, good stuff.
#14
lukker wrote at 16.01.2012, 13:00 CET:
Good Disission for the players ánd for the watchers.. Nobody want to watch their favourite team getting stomped by a lower skilled team which discovered some Imba-ness
 

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