Marci, from Dota: Dragon’s Blood, looking through a telescope
Marci, from Dota: Dragon’s Blood, looking through a telescope

Before the Singapore Major I wrote a preview which turned out to provide a fairly accurate overview of power rankings going into the event. While I’m inclined to make another attempt for the Animajor, it feels significantly more difficult this time round. This is because many teams are already qualified for TI now, with a full 9 teams locked in if we set our threshold of interest to 99%+ of being qualified.

Why should qualification status affect power rankings? Well, because, the reality is that Dota teams have a strong tradition of not trying their hardest for anything but TI…

Anthony Hodgson

Anthony is a former Dota 2 coach and commentator. He is currently studying towards his Masters in Public Health.

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