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Longest game I had was in Dota 1, an EASY MODE game that lasted 2 hrs 35 minutes. I was an alchemist and had over 1k cs lol. This was with mega creep for the last 40 minutes of the match.



Also, here is a guide to warding for Dota 2 by team Dignitas http://www.team-dignitas.net/articles/blogs/DotA/1092/Dota-2-Ultimate-Guide-to-Warding/

If anyone wants to play tonight I'll be playing Skyrim but you can message me in the OCN group (Sam)
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Originally Posted by OldMold View Post

So what is the longest game you guys have played? I have played 2 games that both lasted 86 minutes, and happened the exact same way.
Was Dire both times, lost mid rax, top rax, and both tier 4 towers, and turtled it up to make a crazy comeback smile.gif

Pretty sure I've had 2 hour games before and definitely a bunch of 90 minute games in the 6.2-6.3 Dota 1 era. Aegis used to be an item that you could buy and it had 3 charges. You can imagine how long and annoying those games were haha. That was a long time ago though.
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Yeah, I have also had some long dota 1 games. I am curious as to the longest Dota 2 games smile.gif
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Anyone want to group for a couple around 5ish EST today?
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Just ran into a very good Enchantress player last night. I thought she sucked but seeing that guy play her made her look like such a great hero. Ganks, straight rushes, nothing worked on him(her). Looks like she has the best heal in the game with an ult that's great for kitting.
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Anyone want to group for a couple around 5ish EST today?

I'll be on around 6:30 if you're still on.
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Just ran into a very good Enchantress player last night. I thought she sucked but seeing that guy play her made her look like such a great hero. Ganks, straight rushes, nothing worked on him(her). Looks like she has the best heal in the game with an ult that's great for kitting.

Bambi (Enchantress) is a very useful hero. She is similar to Chen in that she can control creeps and has a great heal but she also has potential to deal a good bit of damage. Items like treads, force staff, aghanim's scepter, and sheep stick are common on her.
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Wondering how big Dota is? A showmatch recently got 1.4 million viewers. I didn't even know about it and it got that many viewers, wow. Also looks like they are trying to organize more events. Good news for Dota. smile.gif

Also good news for American Dota players. Is it just me or have the Chinese gotten weaker? IMO I think they haven't adapted as well to the changes in the meta game over the past several months.
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Fullerton, CA – March 31. 2012 – On 24th of March 2012, ECAL held its inaugural match, featuring world class players Power.Net and YaphetS in a battle between the Chinese and The Americans. Team Captain Planet eventually went on to beat World Elite in admirable form taking the Chinese down 3-0. This showmatch was also the first DOTA2 game to be broadcasted within China on National TV. ECAL would like to take this opportunity to thank all partners involved to make the match a success.

ECAL is happy to announce that across all mediums, ECAL was able to achieve over 1.4 Million unique viewers. Viewers tuned in across the globe using various online streams, IPTV as well as Cable TV. Listed below are figures collated from the night:

Online Streams (Includes own3d.tv, PPTV, PPS) ~ 226,000
IPTV ~ 777,000
Cable TV ~ 421,000
Concurrent Peak ~ 440,000
Total VOD views first 24 Hours ~ 259,000


ECAL is currently in the process of finalizing more events and are actively talking to sponsors, advertisers as well as investors in eSports.

About ECAL:
ECAL is a startup focusing on Professional Gaming in eSports. We come from a wide range of backgrounds but are all fundamentally DOTA players, be it Professional Gamer, Supporter or Organizer. ECAL is charging ahead and looking to not only rapidly grow itself, but also eSports and DOTA2.

Press Contacts

http://www.ecal.tv/ecal-releases-showmatch-figures/
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People I get matched with play really agressively.

Like I had a game where both teams had 50 kills. Is that normal? It was a 30 minute game.
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People I get matched with play really agressively.
Like I had a game where both teams had 50 kills. Is that normal? It was a 30 minute game.

That is above average but the current meta game allows for aggressive play. Those are the most fun games to play, IMO. smile.gif
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