How to Lead your Dota 2 Team to Victory
Leading a team is a great responsibility, and that is because the leader of a team is the one in charge of making sure that his team follows the strategy to the letter to reduce the chances of error, because as we know, in Dota 2 an error can mean the difference between losing or winning the game.
In this article, we will show you the three most important points to lead your Dota 2 team to victory.
State the strengths of your team.
During the strategy phase, tell them what their advantages are against the opponents. About the laning phase advantages, for example, tell them that their combo is superior which allows them to be more aggressive (if it’s true) or tell them if it’s better to focus on denying and last hitting until the laning phase ends.
Reward them for doing something good.
Congratulate your teammates every time they make an incredible play, with a simple “good job” or “nice play” you will increase their level of confidence which will make them play much better.
Give constructive criticism.
It’s a natural impulse to tell your teammates their mistakes like, “Why did you do this?”, “Why did you do that?” But this is not the right way since most times this would end up in a fight (especially in NA servers), which is something we don’t want since we want to concentrate on the game and make sure our teammates trust us.
Try to give constructive criticism, but if you don’t know the solution to a specific problem, it’s better to say nothing, keep playing and leading your team.
Decide the best strategy for the game.
There are 3 types of basic strategies, deciding which one to use depends on many factors as the picks of the enemy team, the preferred game style of your team and even the type of tournament rules in which your team is playing.
- The ganks-oriented strategy is about constantly pressuring the enemy team with ganks, when the enemy team feels this pressure they will normally try to get farm in the jungle, this is why it’s important to ward where you think the enemy team will be and continue the pressure.
The weakness of this strategy is that it’s risky, failed ganks mean lost time and space for the enemy team to farm in the lanes that are not being ganked.
- The push-oriented strategy is properly executed when the team leader says at the appropriate time when to push, without suffering hero losses. It’s one of the strategies preferred by the teams that play in the Faceit Dota 2 Ladder because they can finish the game in 20-30 minutes and thus win games faster.
The weakness of this strategy is that the heroes involved tend to be weak in the late game, so they depend on finishing the game quickly.
- The late-game oriented strategy is about trying to survive the early and mid-game in good shape until later in the game where you will have the levels and items needed to finish the game.
The weakness of this strategy is that the heroes oriented to the late game are very dependent on items so they can become useless if the enemy team can prevent you from farming.
Watch professional replays
Analyze and understand the rotations and plays of the best teams, also learn from the mistakes that other teams make.
I recommend watching games of Tier 1 teams to understand how to make the most of the advantage that the enemy team gives you.
Tier 1 teams if you give them a little bit of an advantage, they would take the absolute most amount of resources off of the map that is possible in the game but a Tier 2 team won’t.
Tier 1 players will understand their strengths and how much they can get off of a gank, a tower or a team fight. This is why when a Tier 2 team lose two fights against a Tier 1 team it feels like they obliterate them.