Dendi offers wholesome advice in response to viral Dota 2 Reddit post
The legend himself, Dendi, has some wisdom for a Redditor who was struggling with his win/loss ratio.
Keeping a positive win/loss ratio in Dota 2 isn’t easy, and you can be forgiven for feeling despair sometimes when someone feeds once again in your matches. But when Reddit user NotKurosawa posted about his complaints with griefers, they probably never expected Danil "Dendi" Ishutin to weigh in.
In a reply to the @redditdota2 post on Twitter, Dendi lent some wholesome advice. “After 2 loses you go outside. Take a walk. Watch motivational video. Spend time with loved ones. Come back - try again. Repeat.”
The TI winner and Dota 2 legends has suffered his share of defeats, but has remained positive and a pro player for over a decade. Most recently, Dendi battled out of relegation in the DPC NA 2023 Tour 1: Division I, keeping his team, B8, in the upper division. B8 just missed out on DPC points, but claimed $24,000 in prize money, and will be back next season to try again.
Dendi’s advice rings true?
“After 2 loses you go outside. Take a walk. Watch motivational video. Spend time with loved ones. Come back - try again. Repeat.”
What’s interesting is Dendi’s advice is similar to the top-voted comment in the Reddit thread. User byakugan156 shared that “if I lose 2 or 3 in a row i get quite a good break or stop for the day, maybe that helps.” It seems a lot of people agree that stepping away after a spate of losses is the best way to deal with these issues.
We, on the other hand, have some slightly less charitable and wholesome advice. The Reddit OP’s losses trend towards an average of 7.5 deaths a game. With scaling death timers, this means he’s spending around 10 minutes a game dead.
In a 40-minute match that’s 25% of the game! That’s quarter of the game you’re dead, not farming, not threatening the map, and useless for your team. NotKurosawa needs to concentrate on not dying, farming more, and not blaming the fact he spends a quarter of each game dead on matchmaking.
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