Over the course of the 103 video games on the Final Probability Qualifier, a brand new LCQ meta has come up. Be a part of us as we break down the brand new meta!
With the Final Probability Qualifiers now concluded and groups arriving in Singapore for The Worldwide 11, the stage is about for TI11. There have been a complete of 103 matches within the Final Probability qualifiers, and with any worldwide occasion, a event meta develops, even an LCQ meta.
This LCQ meta facilities round Shadow Fiend, Timeless and Primal Beast as different standard meta heroes like Enigma and Marci are at all times banned. Nevertheless, groups have discovered new and other ways to mess around these heroes. So, let’s break down the LCQ Meta and see how a lot of it bleeds via to the primary occasion.
Marci and Enigma, Immediate bans
Essentially the most contested and meta defining heroes of seven.32 have been Enigma and Marci. In virtually each match of the LCQ, each heroes have been banned within the first section.
Marci has a 100% contest price whereas Enigma has a 97% contest price. This may in all probability proceed via the remainder of The Worldwide, because the heroes are simply too sturdy in the meanwhile.
Mid Lane – Shadow Fiend and Pangolier dominate their lanes
Regardless of Shadow Fiend getting adjustments all the best way again in base 7.32, professional gamers are simply selecting up on the hero now. With a complete of 38 appearances in matches within the LCQ and a astonishing 60% win price, its no shock that Liquid, Secret and Virtus Professional all capitalized on Shadow Fiend. The hero has grow to be a staple of the LCQ meta and for good purpose.
Within the patch, Shadow Fiend’s Shadowraze, expertise tree and Aghanim scepter received buffed alongside a base assault injury enhance. The buffs to SF’s base assault injury and Shadowraze helps out SF’s largest cripple, his early recreation. So with the buffs, he’s gotten much more viable.
Couple that alongside the added injury of the shard and a Daedalus, SF offers some large injury. The merchandise construct exemplifies this because the construct goes: Energy Treads, Dragon Lance, BKB after which uncooked injury with a Daedalus and a Satanic for survivability.
Dante the Swashbuckler has made fairly the transition from offlaner to midlaner. Though Pangolier has been performed mid for fairly a while now, and after a pair nerfs, he nonetheless has been an important choose. In the course of the LCQ, he’s had a complete of 19 matches and sits at a 57% win price.
The construct for Pangolier hasn’t modified a lot. The same old construct is Arcane Boots into both Maelstrom for pushing lanes or Diffusal Blade for extra combating after which to prime it off, a Blink Dagger. After Blink, the construct turns into fairly various as Pango can go for injury or maintain relying on the sport.
Safelaner that outline the LCQ meta
The safelane pool has been fairly various, however on the prime Morphling nonetheless stays a prime LCQ meta choose. With 32 picks and a 59% win price, Morph nonetheless is the go to hold for some time now. Regardless of nerfs and adjustments to stage the puddle out with the remainder of the safelane heroes.
Morphling’s construct, like Pango’s hasn’t actually modified an excessive amount of. The construct goes Energy Treads, Manta Fashion, BKB, and Skadi. Nevertheless in some video games, usually agaisnt enemy Earthshaker and Timeless, Morphling buys a 2nd or third merchandise Aghanims’ Scepter. Plus it permits for humorous performs with the Trusty Shovel.
In a shocking flip, Sniper has made a return a meta choose. So long as Sniper doesn’t get ran at by 5 heroes, he’s a fairly strong and an important different to the LCQ meta carry: Morphling. In most drafts through the LCQ, a whole lot of the safelane pool was banned out.
Sniper sits at 12 matches with a surprisingly excessive 58% win price. The construct for sniper hasn’t modified, with Energy Treads into each Maelstrom for farming, Dragon Lance for combating/stats relying after which into BKB. Gamers then, relying on the sport, went for straight injury with Daedalus or to tank up with Skadi.
Primal Beast and Visage, the Offlaners
The newst addition to the Dota 2 roster made fairly the impression and has grow to be an integral a part of the LCQ meta. Regardless of Primal Beast being in captains mode for a little bit of time, no staff has actually capitalized on the beast.
Nevertheless, this all modified within the LCQ. Primal Beast has been one of the vital picked heroes at 30 matches. Though his win price isn’t as excessive as different heroes on this record at 53%, its wonderful regardless for a brand new hero. More often than not new heroes don’t get touched a pair months after their introduction to captains mode. However possibly it’s simply the brand new bundle has some further oomph to it.
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Regardless of Primal Beast being an offlaner that runs into fights and locks the enemy hero down together with his final, Primal has seen play as a mid laner as effectively. Each positions that Primal Beast could be performed in comply with the identical construct. The construct is solely simply section boots proper into BKB after which Aghanim’s Scepter if the sport goes late sufficient. Most different offlaners want an initiation device like Blink Dagger, however Primal’s Onslaught capacity is even higher.
Surprisingly, the forgotten hero Visage has made an apperance and has grow to be fairly the offlane choose. Nevertheless, the rise of Visage is sensible within the present meta. With the energy of Wraith Pact in addition to Boots of Bearing, Visage is a good service for each.
Nevertheless, Visage doesn’t have the strongest win price at a flat 50%, the gravekeeper nonetheless sits at 20 matches all through the LCQ. The construct for Visage is centered round getting a Wraith Pact as quickly as attainable. So, gamers rush tranquil boots, then proper into Wraith Pact. Afterwards, they end off Boots of Bearing or different aura gadgets like Assault Cuirass or they will go for extra management and construct a Scythe of Vyse.
LCQ Meta defining Helps
Tusk has been a fairly standard place 4 and 5 for the reason that rework of his Aghanim’s Scepter. Along with his already tanky standing and nice talents, its no marvel he’s the third most picked hero on the LCQ. Tusk sits at a complete of 34 video games with a 58% win price. Most video games Tusk doesn’t even get to complete his Aghanim’s Scepter to actually present how sturdy his Walrus Kick is. He actually simply wants his Tranquil Boots and Blink Dagger to win video games.
It looks like all the professionals watched Jenkins’ video on how sturdy Timeless is earlier than the LCQ as a result of Timeless was essentially the most picked hero on the occasion. Timeless outlined the LCQ meta, with the hero being one of the vital contested hero on the occasion.
The mixture of adjustments to the injury sort of Timeless’s Zombies in addition to the Aghanim’s Shard make the already sturdy Timeless extra of a menace. With timeless being essentially the most contested choose on the LCQ, he additionally was essentially the most picked hero at 44 matches.
Final however definitely not least is Nyx Assasin. Popularized by a mix of Secret’s Zayac and Xtreme’s Pyw, Nyx has grow to be an enormous a part of the LCQ meta. Nyx’s mixture of scouting and stuns have proved to be invaluable in beginning staff fights and catching out enemies. Nyx sits with 24 matches at a whopping 66% win price, which is alarmingly excessive. Workforce Secret Zayac’s Nyx ought to be particularly feared, as Workforce Secret has gained video games off of his stuns.
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Different Stats and Info of the LCQ
There have been a complete of 103 matches within the Final Probability qualifiers. So definitely there’s been some fascinating statistics of the occasion. So right here’s a fast breakdown of some enjoyable stats and details from the Final Probability Qualifiers:
- There are 7 heroes that haven’t been picked or banned (Arc Warden, Clinkz, KoTL, Meepo, Techies, Tinker, Warlock)
- Pudge has been picked 13 occasions and has a highest 76% win price out of every other hero (that has been picked greater than as soon as)
- Outworld Devourer received banned in a single recreation, giving it a contest price of 0.97% which is the bottom it may be
- Bristleback, Phantom Murderer and Huskar are all tied for the bottom win price at 0% out of their matches. (Bristleback had 3 matches, PA has 1 and Huskar had 2)
Though the Final Probability Qualifiers are over the LCQ meta is right here to remain. Or a minimum of till the primary occasion comes up. With solely 7 heroes that haven’t been touched, we’d see the remaining heroes get picked for a full hero roster at The Worldwide 11. However one can solely hope. For extra Dota 2 content material and TI protection, stick round on Esports.gg!