Almost NONE of the Systemic Issues Have Been Addressed ft. Zfreek & Nahaz
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On this episode, we take a look at TI, OG as repeat champions, and try to understand what exactly will happen with the DPC moving forward. We usually spend a lot of time talking about what players want, so we thought we would have Zak (Zfreek) come on and give us ACTUAL insights about what pros want!
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- 1:20 - OG did not know how good they were going to be before TI started
- 6:00 - The differences with having in TI vs Seattle/Vancouver
- 7:40 - Loser interviews
- 12:40 - Player run orgs & what does it take to be a well run org
- 20:00 - Zak "If Kuro finds people to help him... and dota team plays dota, it could work'
- 25:00 - How does Valve determine where tournaments are being held?
- 29:00 - The Valve pendulum effect - points determining qualifier invites
- 31:00 - Zak on his hate for strict solo queue matchmaking
- 32:00 - Internal inhouse/client league system
- 33:00 - Zak to Valve 'Hey, can I use this free ward bug?" "Uhh.. no." And then it was fixed
- 38:30 - Rainbow 6 was originally designed as a hybrid of MMOs and FPS
- 40:00 - How do you fix the matchmaking system?
- 43:45 - Minor vs Major broadcast rights under the new DPC system
- 44:50 - Upcoming tournament formats are ALL identical
- 49:00 - Poor seeding / can we please have clear seeding rules!?!
- 58:00 - Dota is NOT CSGO "People act like we know a lot more about Dota than we do"
- 1:01:00 - We need to know where the Majors/Minors are, especially for subs, coaches, practicing for visa reasons
- 1:07:00 - What happens with points and players moving around this year?
- 1:11:00 - The income gap between TI and everything else is still too ridiculous
- 1:16:30 - Zak - Is there a way, outside of Valve, that players could make this happen?
- 1:20:30 - Anyone who has any power has it because Valve says they have it
- 1:29:30 - Does China have pull with Valve?
- 1:35:00 - What are we looking forward to? Dota debt, rosters, and matchmaking!
Read more: Would the DPC 2018/19 hold up as a TV show?
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