Our longstanding goal at Rivalry is to support kickass content creators who play an important part in the esports world. This is why it was a no-brainer for us to support Michael "Torte de Lini" Cohen and his Dota 2 hero guide project, a great source of insight for Dota players of every skill level.

Since March 2019, we’ve been playing a small part in Torte de Lini’s excellent work, enabling him to renew his focus on his popular hero build guides. With Dota lacking a reliable tutorial or a good pathway for beginners, community content like this is invaluable for anyone looking to get into the game in a serious way, and we pride ourselves on supporting such endeavors.

Torte de Lini’s longstanding commitment to the project and continued excellence – regardless of meta, hero releases and Icefrog’s mood on any given morning – ensures that his guide content will always remain timely, useful and a great starting point for Dota 2 newcomers and veterans alike as they try to optimize their builds.

With over seven years of effort, over five million unique subscriptions, 1.3 billion games and an eye-popping 82% usage on all daily matches, there’s no doubt the Hero Builds Project remains an essential part of the Dota 2 landscape. We couldn’t be happier with Torte de Lini’s work and we’re looking forward to his future big brain builds as we try to finally get out of Herald.

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