joinDOTA has an important mission before The International 2018. We will use science and the joinDOTA community to determine which player is the best in each role. Combined, these five stars will form the strongest theorycrafted all-star team The International will ever see.
This week, we're taking a look at Position 4 Supports. Of the support duo on the team, this role is more likely to be given some farm priority in order to be able to pick up an item like Blink Dagger, Spirit Vessel or Solar Crest. They also tend not to stick around in one lane or the other and roam around the map to wherever their help is needed. Common heroes include Bounty Hunter, Slardar or Tusk.
The list of talented players heading to Vancouver to play Position 4 at TI is impressive. What stands out most is how many of these guys are known as big playmakers - for just a few examples we've got Jesse 'JerAx' Vainikka's Earthshaker, Djardel 'DJ' Mampusti's Enigma, Hu 'Kaka' Liangzhi's Naga Siren or, of course, Maroun 'Gh' Merhej's Keeper of the Light.