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Why don't pro LoL players concede while pro DotA 2 players concede virtually every match?

There have been concessions in professional LoL. The most notable example I can think of is at IEM Katowice in 2016, Fnatic conceded at 22 minutes to SKT T1 during game 3 of a best-of-5. It ...
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Why don't pro LoL players concede while pro DotA 2 players concede virtually every match?

I want to add a somehow different view on this, as most answers so far seem to come more from the League of Legends player/viewers POV. I think the main reason for the really high number of games ...
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What does disliking a player do in DOTA 2?

Dota 2 Summer 2023 Patch notes state: Additionally, we’ve added a “Dislike” button that will ensure players you’d prefer not to play with, for whatever reason, are less likely to show up in future ...
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Under what conditions is Monkey King visible when on a tree?

While perched on a tree, Monkey King is hidden from sight. He can only be seen with flying vision. Flying vision gives unrestricted vision in an area, so it is not blocked by trees or obstacles and ...
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This can not be done in Dota 2 tournaments?

That's correct. In most Dota 2 game modes, duplicate hero selections are not allowed. This includes Captain's Mode, which is the the primary mode used in tournaments. The exception is Mid Only mode, ...
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Is the DotA Mod receiving the same patches as DotA 2?

The last gameplay update that DotA received was 6.83c. As of now, the latest version of Dota 2 is 6.88b, which is seventeen versions ahead, five of which are major versions. Historically, DotA had ...
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Why do they say a hero is strong in a certain lane in DoTA 2?

Note: Some in-game terminologies have been used in this answer. If you are new to dota 2 then please check out Fodder's answer first. What this means is that a certain hero's skills synchronize well ...
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Is DOTA 2 region-locked?

There has been an update to DotA 2's matchmaking, which does take region into consideration, though not strictly. Based on this thread, it looks like this was implemented in mid-January. It's worth ...
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What does 7 or 8-slotted hero in DoTA 2 mean?

In some really long matches (say more than an hour) you will have a lot of extra gold left over even after saving for buyback. Some ways you can be more than 6 slotted are: Suppose your hero works ...
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How to remove Spin Web of Broodmother in DotA 2?

Destroy Spin Web can only be used by the web itself; each web has a unit box right in the middle: select it and use the skill from there. Enemies cannot destroy Broodmother's webs in any way.
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How much experience does the enemy get when we deny a creep

Patch 7.07 Denied XP granted to the enemy (the player being denied) reduced from 70% to 25%. Denied XP gained by the denier reduced from 30% to 25%. Neutrals killing lane creeps is now considered the ...
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Can enemies hear Techies' Proximity Mine warning?

Yes, the enemies can hear the sound. In fact, the sound was added specifically to warn enemies entering the radius of a Proximity Mine, so they have a chance to react and turn around in time.
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How do you make a Dota2 in-game guide?

The option you're looking for is located in game menu, you should navigate to Learn - Hero Guides and click 'Create' button. It will allow you to create your own in-game guide with an itembuild, ...
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What does the number below the clan-logo mean?

It is the fan level (as the Wiki calls it) of the team. I found a few Reddits asking about this. This one states: [The] Amount of pennants level equipped of spectators in Dota TV. Basically every ...
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What is the advantage of bottling a bounty rune?

Bottling a bounty rune automatically refills the bottle to 2 charges, making it a very useful way of refilling your bottle without going back to the fountain or sending it on a courier. This leads to ...
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What are 'units' in Dota 2?

A unit is any entity that can be selected and is not a building or a ward. Creeps are units, heroes are units, summons are units, illusions are units. Note that this definition is not specific to ...
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Is number of abilities limited in dota 2?

As a general rule of thumb, each hero has 4 abilities - 3 basic abilities and 1 ultimate ability. Every hero has at least 3 basic abilities and 1 ultimate ability. Some heroes, such as Shadow Fiend ...
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Which camps are possible to pull now in dota 2?

You can pull both sides the small camp at the easylane 13-15 and 46-47, and also at radiant side the big camp next to the lane, at 22-3 and 53-54 And at radiant site only if you cut the trees, same ...
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Why don't pro LoL players concede while pro DotA 2 players concede virtually every match?

I can provide a different view to most other answers here, because I've had the opposite experience -- lots of time on Dota 2 while only 10 or so LoL games. In most pro Dota 2 games, teams concede ...
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Is it possible to come out of your mmr bracket in dota?

First off, dota does not balance games so your probability to win is defined at 50%, this is a common misconception. Rather, your probability to win is 50% based on your - and your teammates / ...
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In DotA2, why «cannot queue for matchmaking at this time»?

It's a known bug and it occurs when you leave a finished game too early. To fix this, create custom lobby and leave it or type "disconnect" in console. Then you should be able to queue normally.
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How do you make Invoker cast a Deafening Blast that comes out all around him?

The AoE upgrade to Deafening Blast is one of the two level 25 Talents for Invoker.
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What are the three bars under the kill counters for in Dota2

It's the number of match wins that are needed to become the winner of a series; lit up bars represent matches already won. In your example, each team needs to win 3 matches to win the series, which is ...
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Can you complete the "BODY TRIPLE" 2017 International Battle Pass quest with self debuffs?

No. These "self-effects" are generally good and are called buffs, not debuffs. Buff and debuff icons are shown above the character health bar. Buffs (friendly effects) are shown in green, and debuffs ...
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What happens when you target an active BKB user with Omnislash?

Omnislash completely ignores spell immunity and deals physical damage, so a Black King Bar would have no effect at all.
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Positions in Dota 2 - What do they mean?

These are called farming positions. In a nutshell, they rank how much farm (gold and XP) each player needs. Position 1 needs the most, so they usually play in the safelane (that's bottom for Radiant ...
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Is silencer's intelligence steal talent retroactive?

The talent is not retroactive, it will only steal more intelligence from the moment it is chosen.
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Which spells is Rubick unable to steal?

The wiki does talk about the limitations of Rubick's spell steal, and it does provide a list of spells Rubick cannot steal: Cannot steal passive abilities, item abilities, or active attack modifiers (...
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Is Underlord a viable carry?

Think about phantom assassin for instance. Her passive skills are apparently beneficial for a carry, her blink and dagger lets her close the distance. Her dagger also has a damage, but that's not ...
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What are fantasy points for?

From this article: In Fantasy Dota, players on a team earn Dota Fantasy Points based on the statistics they generate in actual Dota games. It's kind of like fantasy football or baseball. There is ...
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