What I should expect from Coaching/What will I get out of a session
It is very important to ask this question, and know exactly what you are paying your hard earned money for. Many students come into this thinking they will learn some next level genius insight and will be able to skyrocket their skill/mmr to some hundreds of points. That is not going to happen.
A coach will be able to look at your game(s) and tell you exactly what mistakes you are making that are keeping you stagnant. Usually it is one or two major mistakes. A coach will help you find these mistakes, and suggest methods to fix them.
Therefore, you should get a coaching session IF
* You have been playing for a while
* You are stuck at a particular skill/mmr level for a while
* You have done all your research online on youtube and such, and nothing is helping
Some people come to a coach with very little knowledge of the game and expect to learn. This is obviously possible, but what exactly do you think is going to happen in 1 hour? Diddly squat thats what. You need to spend some 80-100 sessions to get some worthwhile knowledge out of it. You can do this, of course i'll be happy to do this. OR, you can be smart and go over to DOTA2WIKI and read everything about mechanics, about the heroes you play, tips and tricks of those heroes, and really everything there is on that site FOR FREE. I guarantee this alone will boost your mmr by 500 if not 1000.
Next step, before getting a coach, I recommend a site like Game-Leap. These are guides made by some of the best pub players in the world. Once again, if you are looking for general knowledge and improvement, this is a cheaper option. I think they charge something like $16 for 6 months, im not sure, go look it up.
Then of course there are youtube guides etc, there is Purge, Merlini, even I have got a decent YouTube Channel with loads of content, and all my previous coaching sessions.
To reiterate, after all the above, you still feel you are not improving and are stuck in a skill bracket, come and get a session with me, I will find your major mistakes, and we will fix them. Guaranteed.
Hello all Dota 2 enthusiasts!
You can call me M. I am a 27 year old, Dota veteran. I started playing Dota around 2005, at that time we didnt have our own PCs, just a family PC, so we would play all these computer games at internet cafes. So I learnt Dota in a LAN environment to begin with. I was part of a local team and we played very competitively.
During university time I played more Dota than I studied about 14 hours a day (dota 1 btw), but managed to secure a degree in Electrical and Computers Engineering from Rutgers University New Jersey with a decent 3.4 GPA.
Now I work full time so of course managing time for Dota is a feat, especially with family life and a little baby girl, but I still manage about 2 games on weekdays and around 8-10 on the weekend.
As far as Dota experience goes, I have been playing for about 10 years, competitively in the early days although I think that does not count anymore. But my teaching experience, I have actually tutored for 6 months while I was between jobs, A level students (High School). Even during school days I would regularly help out my fellow classmates in Math and Sciences.
So yea, I know a thing or two about teaching and regardless of my MMR, I have results to prove I am actually a good teacher.
I calibrated to 4.2k but never really put much thought or effort into increasing it. I randomed almost every match and just had fun. Around end November 2015, my MMR was 3.6 and I decided to actively increase it to a respectable bracket, imo 5.5k. I mean for a person playing for 10 years, its sad to be at 3.6k. Anyhow, I researched and coached myself, and am at the moment, after about 4-5 weeks later, at 4.7k. I am still climbing, although not managing to find enough time to play. Especially as I have joined a team and I mostly play with them. As of now I am at 5k and am thinking of reaching 5.5k.
Now I am hoping to pass on my knowledge to others and help you escape that MMR hell and climb the ladder to the sweet sweet MMR that you deserve.
I can guarantee you will improve your MMR and your dota 2 skill (which is more important than MMR).
I have had a lot of coaching sessions and I have a clear cut format. If you are interested, you can have a look at my YouTube Channel to get a good idea of what my sessions are like.
1) After you have committed at least one session, we will have a bit of a chat about your history, what you feel your weaknesses are, and some general knowledge about your experience and your bracket.
2) Next up, we will jump into a replay where I will talk about your play step by step, but mostly will be trying to find at least 1 major mistake, and a few minor mistakes that you are making, and how to remedy these mistakes.
3) I will give you some homework to do, which we will hopefully review if and when you come back for a followup session.
4) I do not like live gameplay coaching. I do not think it helps at all, let alone a little bit. Regardless, if you are insistent, it is your money after all, I will agree to a live coaching session AFTER we have done at least 5-6 replay analysis sessions together. However, we will agree beforehand that you will not give me low reviews for that session if it goes bad, because I will have warned you about it.
Good luck with your endeavor and have fun.
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