Arteezy, 23savage, Taiga and More Share Their Least Favorite Changes in Patch 7.33
The Berlin Major is in full swing with 18 of the world's top teams competing for a share of the $500,000 prize pool and 2700 DPC points. In a recent segment, some of the professional players were asked about their least favorite changes in the latest patch 7.33. Artour "Arteezy" Babaev, Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon, Tommy "Taiga" Le, and others shared their thoughts on the patch changes.
Professional Players Weigh in on the latest Dota 2 patch changes
The first player to give his thoughts on the least favorite change of the new patch was Arteezy from Shopify Rebellion, where the player dislikes the BKB (Black King Bar) changes."Least favorite change of the patch? I think the BKB change is very silly. I really dont like the change, I think it makes no sense. I also dont like the fact that the heroes have not changed that much, I think. But maybe we're gonna get last place at the tournament and I'll be wrong but who knows? My impression with the pub games I play is that every hero is still the same except maybe Chen," Arteezy said.
The young carry player from Talon Esports, 23savage, also gave his thoughts on the patch, stating that the Roshan changes were difficult to get used to. "My least favorite change in the patch is Roshan because I cannot remember the Roshan spot during day or night," 23savage said.
Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev, the carry player for 9Pandas did not give any specific change that he disliked but rather said that there was too much in the patch as a whole. "Changes that I really dont like are kind of hard to say because you need to learn everything and you just play play and play. It's something like a new game because it's a lot of change," he said.
The South American support player Jose "Panda" Hernandez from EG seems to dislike two specific heroes in the new patch. "My least favorite change is that we are forced to play Enchantress and Chen right now. There's nothing else to pick,” the support player said.
TSM’s support player Matthew "Ari" Walker believes that there are too many objectives in the new patch, which may be too much for players. "I think maybe there are too many objectives. The lotuses (Lotus Pools) might be too much for example, if you have to play for the bounty rune and lotuses at the exact same time. and then one minute later you have to get the power rune. Maybe it's just too much in one go, it's a bit overwhelming for some people,” Ari said.
OG’s support player Taiga seems to dislike the fact that one specific item, Bloodstone, was not nerfed enough in the new patch. "My least favorite change in Dota I would probably say Bloodstone. It's still an imbalanced item, I dont think they have changed much about it. I think they nerfed it by like one second, the item is still OP (overpowered)," he said.
The TI11 Champion Wu "Sneyking" Jingjun also gave his thoughts, which seem to be similar to TSM Ari’s opinion on what he did not like in the new patch. “The new objective and map changes are pretty overwhelming. There are a lot more new things to the game now than before, whereas tower and Roshan were the main objectives in map control. Nowadays there's these lotuses, there's the exp runes, bounty runes, and there's these twin gates and you're just everywhere. It's just crazy madness,” Sneyking said.
The new patch 7.33 has brought significant changes to Dota 2, and while some professional players have their least favorite aspects of the patch, overall, most players have praised the changes and how they have transformed the game. As the first Valve event to feature the patch, the Berlin Major 2023 has seen teams experimenting with different strategies and playstyles to adapt to the changes. As the tournament continues, it will be interesting to see how teams evolve and adjust to the new patch and how it affects their gameplay. Watch the group stage games of the Berlin Major resuming on 28th April from 18:00 (SGT) onwards.