Another Garbo Review of Toth’s Thots
Hi. We lost. This is how I felt about my team this season.
Captain Toth — My Pos 4 Pimp Daddy — Toth did good this season with quite literally no experience in RD2L in hindsight. Even Treebeard recognized it. As a lower MMR captain it’s kind of hard to push the team in a positive unified direction considering there’s definitely some core players that would rather do stuff independently and disagree with what you want. All that said, and speaking from experience (S15 Bill Cosby and the Big Fellas), Toth did a good job of corralling us 4 apes to win some dota games.
Destroys the enemy lane and secure you space
Best talker of smack(my ass) on the team
PMA as long as he’s not playing Kunkka 4
Gets hype with my Mongolian Metal
2 Hero pool (QoP and Lina)
Overextends a lot in teamfights
Places lane wards 8 mins into the game
Captains, he’s a treat to have if he’s signing up as a player next season. Good potential to grow a lot, but work on his hero pool.
Cali Girl — Not Actually a Girl — Pos 3 Stalker of Nights — Cali was super fun to play with this season in my opinion because he added this like weird but great energy, like a boy trying to hype himself up to talk to a girl (dx). Cali was a treat to have in games because his playstyle was fairly reserved but he very much always had a plan before the game started. He communicated effectively with his teammates. For example, in one of his games as Legion Commander he would drag out the statement that we have a lot of catch so he’s going more utility instead of blink. This was a super big plus because not many players really discuss this type of stuff before getting into the games.
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Night Stalker Player
Willing to Mute his mic if background noises were loud
Limited Hero Pool (Worth noting, he is willing to practice and discuss new heroes)
Can be too passive in lane (Toth aggro + Cali passive = Mostly Successful lane combo)
Captains, Cali is one of those analytical dota people that can understand the game that way, so having one of those on your team is a big help to understand matchups analytically.
Gronaldo — I Can’t Believe This, Man — Carried My Hopes and Dreams — Gronaldo was actually the most value pick of the team in my honest opinion. When I found out everyone was new (save Toth bc it was his second season), I actually was so sad dude. Like I just came off of a quarterfinals finish last season with Skater and all I had to do was braindead farm on Medusa, but this season I knew I had some coaching to do which I DID NOT want to do. But it’s whatever, you gotta do what you gotta do, and Gronaldo stepped up big time. By giving me a list of 3 heroes that he can play I was able to draft us up a winning comp almost every game. Big_Nose_Fella only had to be Big_Brain_Fella during drafts, and Gronaldo quite literally carried us to victory on multiple occasions through his shotcalling. He is a great leader and definitely first pick worthy.
Can carry a game on his back if you let him
Vast knowledge of positioning
Great teacher for lower MMR players
Can’t play DK or DP :gskwtf:
Similar to OpenAIFive where he shuts down kinda if his plan fails
Captains, this guy is really good at teaching and playing as well as in shotcalling. If you’re a low mmr captain I suggest you draft this guy for in game captaining.
Fspoon — We Don’t Have Smokes — Pos 5 Legendary Dad — Spoon is like my in game father that asks me if I’m winning every once in a while. He’ll come to chat for the first 10 minutes, get level 6 and smoke to kill mid. Spoon started out asking a lot of questions which I wasn’t originally prepared for (See earlier blog post), but grew with time. I spent many a days and nights trying to discuss what optimal drafts looked like based on our hero pool, the enemy’s available hero pool and what pick we had. I can’t tell you how much time he invested in scouting and drafting. If I could show you how many mock drafts we made up for facing Itachi, it would fill this entire screen. Spoon was always the one who pushed for as many scrims as we could handle, with one of them being like last Friday night. I most likely will never be able to scout and prep as hard as this guy does.
Will scout and prep to Hell and back just to gain a competitive advantage
Will do what is asked of him (Unless you flame)
Will body you in chess, then teach you how to improve
Limited Hero Pool
Sometimes Outplays Himself with Overthinking
Only gives Gronaldo his mana :MadelineNotLikeThis:
Captains, draft spoon if you want a hard working, willing to learn support that will help scout and is eager to scrim and improve as much as possible. He definitely has some potential to be deadly in the safelane.
Big Fella — Am I Even Improving Anymore — This season definitely had its ups and downs. Many times we were all on the same page, knew what to do and annihilated opponents and their Ancients. Other times I was getting increasingly frustrated that when a certain hero or ban seemed essential, we would try to argue a different play, only for that certain hero or ban to be picked up. The ending felt bittersweet tbh, I had a good chat with Skater, my old captain and really just wanted to know what’s next for me. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no fucking clue what I want to do next season, whether it be full time cast/content creation or sign up as another player that winds up coaching the lower mmr guys on the team. Regardless, I felt like I did okay this season much like I always do every season. Well enough to pass by but not well enough to stand out. I suppose that’s how it’ll be for a while, so I can’t really tell what’s up. Anyways, here’s my pro/con list.
Plays whatever hero is needed
Can recommend some crazy music genres
Doesn’t quite have the heart for dota like he used to
Stuck at Ancient 5 for life
Has plateaued for multiple seasons
Captains, Idk when you pick me dx I just play to play.