Noobs thoughts on a team that was noob

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Ok so now that that has been settled:

Our team didn’t do great. We had some signs of life at certain moments, but we had a lot of problems. I’m not here to hurt any of my teammates, or to be toxic. Just to be a bit brutally honest.

player 1: Maniac

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player 2: Phantom

I’ve always wanted to be on a team with phantom ever since I learned he makes witty jokes and stomped me in g3 of season 1 finals. Unfortunately the circumstances were not very good for this team. For 1, both of us were bought for way too much. We also had to lane with… less than ideal players, given the spread of this league. Phantom did his best but lost almost every lane, largely due to the fact his support was the lowest mmr in the league. We also both suck at shotcalling, so we are giving half-assed shot calling from at least 1 person (me, I cant speak for phantom) who would prefer to follow what the team is saying instead of making the orders ourselves. This lead to multiple games where our low mmr people didn't play the map, because they are low mmr, and our high mmr people didn't because we don’t want to tell them to do so. Micromanging people is TOUGH, it gives me a lot more respect to especially the people in RD2L and higher mmr leagues who have to play with trash cans like me. Anyways phantom did his best but it was almost literally 1v5 at times for him.

player 3: burst stream

He played to the best of his ability, he took criticism well, he did his best to learn, he followed instructions. The problem is: his best is not nearly enough. In LD2L I think he is much better suited. Unless we had brightside as a coach, it was kind of inevitable that our safelanes would turn out the way they did. I appreciate how upbeat he was for every game despite us losing constantly and him playing against people with 6x his mmr.

player 4: meph

Meph shot the draft. Meph shot his internet. Meph shot his mmr. Meph shot my sanity for a few weeks before I stopped caring. Meph probably shot phantom’s sanity too. It’s real tough being on a team where the mid is so much worse than the other. Especially since meph’s main problem is the midgame. Bad laning could be remedied with different picks, like viper/dk, but his laning was solid for what mmr he is, it’s just that his mid game was often down right atrocious. Not spirits/puck, and he just doesn’t contribute to the fight. Spirits and puck, and he split pushes way too much without a way to fight. This further led to many games where we got outfarmed. All in all: meph’s a good guy, but tbh I wouldn’t really want to play dota with him again.

player 5: me

usually I say something here like, “I played well but my mental sucked”, or “I had a good team and I was the weak link”. But there is nothing for me to say, since for once, the games were usually out of my hands. Without me playing substantially better than my mmr, there was no way I could help phantom with these games. I need to play greedier in order to do more in fights since I have meph on a core role and low mmr supports but then nothing gets done and the enemy carry gets fat. It was almost preferable though. my 1 game of mid didn't go well either.

Conclusion: Team is cool for the most part

but team bad

oh also we had yolk. yolk didn't do anything.

LION.

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