THE COACH: Hello, I'm Michael Stanus-Ghib, also known as FlyingZebra. I really enjoy teaching people things and sharing my knowledge with anyone who's curious. It's something I do in my normal life, so I figured I might as well apply it to dota 2.
I was a scrub in wc3 dota, I played for about 3 years and played APEM for most of that time. When dota 2 came around I started to take the game more seriously. I've been playing since the end of ti2 on random teams in NA, competing in SECS and other small things. Eventually I played on ROOT, Team Leviathan, and Enemy GG.
I am currently 100% dedicated to dota 2. So I will take helping you learn dota 2 as seriously as possible, but of course we'll still have fun doing it :)
ROLES: (1, 3, 4, 5) My experience is best suited for teaching the 1, 3, 4, and 5 positions, with 4 and 5 being the roles I've played in competitively for the longest time.
EXTRA - If I coach you for 4+ hours I will create a google doc of detailed personal notes for things we covered in our sessions that you will be able to look back at and remember what you learned and what you need to work on.
For my coaching sessions I will offer 5 main options, that can be mixed if preferable.
option 1 - Live coaching: I watch from the coaching slot, seeing your point of view. I will give general feedback and discuss decision making, match-ups, item builds, farming patterns, ganking rotations, etc. I will also try to point out bad habits and/or mentality and discuss the problems that come with having those habits/mentality, as well as things you can try to correct it.
option 2 - Replay Analysis: We watch a replay of your choice, preferably one of your games and likely in player perspective. Please do not pick a game where you stomped super hard unless you want to watch someone else's perspective. lost games usually provide the most potential for learning. We will discuss anything that made you feel this replay was valuable, as well as anything else I notice that could be beneficial to your learning.
option 3 - 1v1 Mid practice: We will play whatever 1v1 match-ups you want to learn or that I think would be beneficial to learn for specific heroes.
option 4 - 1v1 Drafting practice/Drafting analysis: I am the captain of my current team and I'm willing to share any experience I've gained as the drafter. To do this we can have a draft-off where we simply go into a lobby together and draft against each other and at the end of the draft we will tell each other our lanes and plans for adapting the lanes if we predicted things incorrectly. We will discuss the drafts, during and right after, to find out what logic and train of thought led to the weaknesses in our drafts. Or we can just watch a match replay and discuss what we liked and didn't like about the draft, as well as what the drafter's thoughts might have been during the draft.
option 5 - Coaches perspective: You will watch me play a dota game, with whatever hero you want in any position, from the coaches slot and I will give heavy commentary while answering any questions you have. No dota player is perfect and everyone makes mistakes, even professionals, so you can learn from mine too.
Keep in mind, these coaching sessions are entirely about YOU and I will do my best to make sure you're enjoying yourself and learning as much as possible at the same time. Any feedback is greatly appreciated, but it is not required.
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|+2550||Coaching experience!||Wednesday, May 18, 2016|
|+1000||Bonus: Dedicated student||Wednesday, May 18, 2016|