1437: Towers have become the main focus
posted by Blue_Knight, 1 year ago
Captain Planet's veteran team leader Theeban '1437' Siva and their prodigy carry player Tim 'Power.Net' Moon give an interview with SK Gaming. The duo, who together with their team recently took down a World Elite team which featured the return of the superstar YaphetS in an Elite Cyber Athlete League showmatch for $800, discuss their recent successes, and share their views on Dota 2 and the current state of the competitive scene.
1437 at The International
What are your opinions on the current pushing/ganking meta of Dota 2?
1437: The way I see it, most games currently are based around pushing and defending. One team tries to push, and the other team tries to defend. If the pushers don’t win or get enough of an advantage by a certain point, then the defenders almost always win. In every game you can see that Chen and Enchantress always end up being banned because you don’t want to be on the team that doesn’t have either of them since you will end up getting your towers constantly pressured and out farmed with the jungle hero. But chen and enchantress aren’t the only key heroes to these strategies. There are still auras, such as Beastmaster's and Vengeful's as well as summons with Enigma and Leshrac’s Edict. Overall towers have become the main focus point of today’s metagame and if your team is unable to capitalize on them or have anything to destroy them you will find yourself outfarmed very quickly with your map being 76% black.
Now that more of the Asian Dota Teams are getting their keys, how do you think their transition to Dota 2 will change the competitive scene? How much will it change the meta?
Power.Net: I believe that their transition into the new competitive scene will be welcomed. Everyone was so scared in Dota 1 of any team that was based in China, or Asia for that matter, and that beating teams from that region were major accomplishments. What made the those teams so prominent in Dota 1 was that they took the game much more seriously than any other region, and for that reason, practiced and succeeded much more.I think now that everywhere else is taking Dota 2 much more seriously as far as what opportunities will be available in the competitive scene, and what will be needed to take full advantage of those opportunities, Asian teams will find the competition much tougher. As far as the meta-game goes, I think that the days of Chinese teams dictating what is standard will be long gone. Every team will have their ace strategy, and I don’t see any radical changes in the “standard game” to come just from the introduction of Asian teams.
Read the complete interview here