Trying to climb up the MMR rankings in Dota 2 can be tough because there are so many things you have to think about to play the game well. Sometimes the basics can slip through the cracks and players find themselves free falling. Here are five easy things to remember in order to gain some MMR.
5. Play the Easy Heroes
There is a reason Valve tells players which heroes are the easier ones to play. If you are truly serious about trying to climb the rankings, play the easier mechanical heroes in order to do so. Because you will have less mechanical skill to worry about, it allows you to focus on the other aspects of the game and help your team even more.
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4. Rotate like the Game Depends on it
Dota 2 is truly a game of timing and positioning. Try to outsmart your opponents by constantly moving from lane to lane and getting everyone ahead. By simply being faster than your opponent you can easily snowball a game out of control and grab yourself an easy win.
3. Work with your Team
This is one of the more difficult things to do, since you never know who you will get matched up with. But if you are serious about climbing, you must be flexible and willing to work with anyone. Unhappy teammates are bad teammates and seeing as Dota 2 is a team game, you must do everything in your power to have good teammates.
2. Practice, Practice, Practice
All too often players will just dive into ranked play cold and end up losing and getting mad at it. That is because they are not practicing beforehand and getting themselves warmed up. If you miss some skill shots in a normal game it will not matter, and you will be able to not miss in your ranked play.
1. Do Not Play on Tilt
This is a super obvious hint that so many players ignore. When you play on tilt, all it does is give the enemy team an advantage and bury you the more games you play. Players must recognize when they are not in the correct mindset and have the self-discipline to step away from the game for a while. Do this and you will climb in no time.
While this tips may seem obvious and could apply to many more games than just Dota, they are still very important and can help many players out there. Apply these five things in your upcoming games and you will see some positive results, guaranteed.