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Sheever on Twitter: "Happy to report that the tumor is noticeably smaller already after 2/16 chemo sessions!"

Sheever on Twitter: "Happy to report that the tumor is noticeably smaller already after 2/16 chem...

what about slacks? is the technology there yet?

holy shit

Great news that the tumor is responding to the treatment! And ofc fuck cancer!

honestly this was such a low effort flame I should delete it

update: I'm banned again. Remember to give the moderation team a 0 in the yearly poll.

I'm starting a Patreon to create more edited, compact Dota 2 videos, as well as to develop a Learn Dota Series based on the Day9 Learns dota lesson plan.

I'm starting a Patreon to create more edited, compact Dota 2 videos, as well as to develop a Learn Dota Series based on the Day9 Learns dota lesson plan.
I'm starting a Patreon to create more edited, compact Dota 2 videos, as well as to develop a Lear...

OK LISTEN I've talked to Purge about this several times and I don't think he's adequately stated the awesomeness of what he's building:

Purge wants to create a bunch of short, digestible videos to walk a player through their first few hundred hours of playing Dota. Want to learn to play? This series will be exactly what to watch to show you the ropes. The series will cover topics such as

Laning Trading Itemization Item Mechanics Power curves Hero micro techniques Farming Principles Role explanations Ganking Roaming Pushing Lanes Breaking High Ground Aspects of taking towers Positioning in Team Fights Hero Composition Playing from ahead/even/behind AND MORE

You might note that these are similar to the Day[9] Learns Dota Lessons. That's true! Kevin has had the opportunity to refine those scripts into smaller, cleaner pieces (without me constantly interrupting and getting "stuck" on various topics :P).

More importantly though, Kevin has added even more content and explanation as needed. The Day[9] Learns Dota series was a good first run to see what worked/didn't work educationally and Kevin's new series will build on all that knowledge!

I was at ~300 hours in January when Kevin started coaching me. I just passed 800 hours and I'm having more and more fun as time goes on. I'm thrilled that Kevin is working on a series that can help teach more people and bring more people into the Dota joy. I for one will be supporting the shit out of this project.

Hey guys, had to make a new thread since the guy who submitted the youtube link earlier deleted the thread.

To cover the obvious first "SELLOUT" impression:

For the longest time I haven't been very interested in monetizing my Dota content in ways outside of the typical methods, like twitch subs, youtube adrev, coaching, and working events.

However, since I started doing the Day9 Learns Dota series, it was very clear that putting my effort towards making lesson plans and content that has a lot of editing really helps increase the quality from like B- video to an A video, and as such I really want to produce more of that.

The downside is that in addition to writing scripts and episodes which can take a few hours, I also have to pay an editor because I don't want to do unpaid volunteers when I'm personally profiting from it, and as such we're talking ~ 8-15 work hours per high quality guide with editing.

Because Youtube ad rev has been weak lately, and while things like Twitch Prime have been amazing on Twitch, I have a lot of viewerbase coming from YouTube as well as twitch, so to cover some of the costs of editing, I decided to run a Patreon so that the editing costs are covered, and I can focus most of my energy on the writing and guide aspects of content creation.

The big project that I'm most excited to start(and will start regardless of hitting the 2k a month goal) is the Learn Dota series, which will be taking what I learned from the Day 9 Learns dota lesson plan, and turning it into Learn Dota youtube+twitch playlist(I think twitch does videos now?).

I didn't want to put this series behind a paywall on a pay site even though that would cover the costs, so the next best option was Patreon, hence why I'm running this.

I don't feel entirely comfortable asking for $ from my viewers, but with the reality of online content, it's the most straightforward way to get paid for the work you do, outside of monetization structures like donations(and I like to avoid popups) and sponsorship.

Feel free to contribute, or not, but either way thanks everyone for checking it out, and tuning into my content over the years!

Happy to answer questions in the thread or on social media, will be in and out throughout the day due to errands, so feel free to write and I'll check in periodically to answer any questions.

math joke master

legendary starcraft personality and

That highest reward teir I'm getting really sick of your bullshit you fucking animal

Good luck my friend you have done more for dota 2 beginners than anyone in history

The International 2017 Invites & Qualifiers

The International 2017 Invites & Qualifiers

Hi guys,

Midas Club owner here. I am very glad we received an invite from Valve again.

Unfortunately one of our players (Nameless) has health issues and is moved to coach role, being replaced by our 6th player (Thiolicor) who has been playing for a while in the organization.

Since I don't believe roster changes are allowed even to health reasons we will most likely be playing the open qualifiers instead.

btw valve should srsly think about allowing 6/7 players being locked.

This year, all eighteen teams that make the journey to The International will compete in the Group Stage, where the tournament field will be divided into two Round Robin groups of nine teams. Upon completion of the Group Stage, the bottom team from each group will be eliminated, and the remaining sixteen will move on to the Double Elimination Main Event at KeyArena.

This is fucking amazing

Bruno casually posting this in BTS chat after the finals

First time previous year's winner won't make it in.

Feelsbadman

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Remember When I Kicked You - Summit video

Remember When I Kicked You - Summit video
Glad you guys liked this! Big thanks to the players for agreeing to do it lol

We were super worried players wouldn't want to do this skit given the history but we just gathered everyone in the same room without telling anyone what we were doing, and they were all great sports. Bulba kept overacting so we needed like 5 takes, and Universe had such a hard time looking sad.

Bonus "sad" Universe: http://i.imgur.com/Hj9Q06G.png

Glad you guys liked this! Big thanks to the players for agreeing to do it lol

We were super worried players wouldn't want to do this skit given the history but we just gathered everyone in the same room without telling anyone what we were doing, and they were all great sports. Bulba kept overacting so we needed like 5 takes, and Universe had such a hard time looking sad.

Bonus "sad" Universe:

WTF this is actually the greatest Dota content ever created.

EE: "Well I got kicked after dreamhack"

PPY: "And after TI6"

EE: "Dude I left secret"

PPY: "Ehhhh"

Best content piece of any event. Sorry /u/SirActionSlacks-

Bloopers?

This is how Slark's Riptide Rumble works

This is how Slark's Riptide Rumble works

Wow you got 750? Ive been getting 500 for like 3-4 weeks straight. Lucky you

Its hilarious how it tries to give the illusion of you having a random chance. You can still see the compendium levels in the faded portion on the left of the screen and it gives you the points right when you drop it, not when it goes in the hole.

Well the same as case opening in CS GO or dota chest opening or CM wheelchair spin. Or any 'gamble' in any online game ever. Just to make you feel anxious/hyped for a bit before making you feel dead inside again.

I got 500 6 times already, I wonder why people get angry about 750.

When you didn't land some Berserker's Calls

When you didn't land some Berserker's Calls

Very good pun tbh Never heard/seen that one before, always cool to add to my toxictionary

The version I've been using is used directly after the first missed Berserker's Call for maximum tilting:

You : "Hey Axe you should check your phone"

Him : "Why" / "?"

You : "BECAUSE I THINK YOU MISSED A CALL"

. >Theyre all dead!!!

When you're fucking poor

You have no choice

Siltbreaker -- ACT I: The Sands of Fate

Siltbreaker -- ACT I: The Sands of Fate
Siltbreaker -- ACT I: The Sands of Fate

༼ つ ._. ༽つ Promisekeeper

THREAD GOING SO FAST THEY WONT REALIZE I FAILED COLLEGE AND HAD TO DROP OUT SO I AM GOING TO A DOTA 2 BOOT CAMP OVER SUMMER TO GO PRO

edit: thanks for 18 upvotes

edit: msg me if u wanna do battle cup this saturday. u gotta be really good Europe West Servers. Need safelane tier 4

I just lost my job and now Valve gives me a reason to delay my suicide.

"Hang in there" "Hang" HE IS SUICIDAL BRO, DON'T REMIND HIM THE WAYS OF DOING IT.

New tweet from Volvo

New tweet from Volvo

At least we have a fall back. Valve doesn't listen to the customers, but in dire tides we can force responses with Volvo.

This tweet isn't real, but the original is.

When diretide was cancelled without warning, people tweeted Volvo as a joke. Surprisingly, Volvo replied with this tweet. Except, of course, it was Diretide and not Siltbreaker.

Is it real? I really want it to be real

A dire unification indeed.

Knock knock

Knock knock

R.I.P Navi FeelsBadMan

You can't kill something that's already dead. For quite a while as well.

Poor management No coach No incentives to win Constant roster changes (see #1)

What is dead may never die

Experienced player gives helpful advice to someone who just started

Experienced player gives helpful advice to someone who just started

This was actually funny and good. More pls.

I'm proud of these comics: 

This one

Also this one

This one ain't bad

I got more but don't want to be a bother 

EDIT: someone was really kind and made a sub for my stuff

I'm proud of these comics:

Also this one

This one ain't bad

I got more but don't want to be a bother

EDIT: someone was really kind and made a sub for my stuff

And then Dazzle graves and waves him to prolong his suffering.

I have dark thoughts.

dude, you can't demand brilliance

Try one of these subthreads