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Collapse Jokes About Bribing Lord Gaben for Magnus Buffs in Patch 7.34

Vikram Servaia
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Magomed "Collapse" Khalilov joked about bribing Gabe Newell for Magnus buffs.

With patch 7.34, Magnus sees a return to his former glory days. We all remember how Magomed "Collapse" Khalilov forced Valve’s hand into nerfing Magnus’ ability 'Horn Toss' after The International 2021 (TI10). With the introduction of patch 7.34 along with a whole host of new changes, it seems Magnus’ luck is on the rise again. His ability horn toss now stuns the enemy like it did, when Collapse was voted the MVP at TI 10 for landing clutch horn toss and skewer combos game after game on the main stage. It’s still an Aghanim's Scepter upgrade and not as economical as buying the shard but hey, it’s back!

Collapse Jokes About Bribing Valve for Magnus Buffs

Team Spirit's offlaner Collapse jokingly commented on the recent buffs to Magnus in Dota 2's patch 7.34. On his Telegram handle, he teased that his share of the Riyadh Masters 2023 prize money went to bribing Valve's founder Gabe Newell for these buffs.

Team Spirit walked away with an impressive $5 Million after winning The Riyadh Masters 2023. This victory comes on the heels of its success at The International 10, reaffirming its dominance in the Dota 2 scene and making the team $5 Million richer.

Collapse's Dominance: Team Spirit's Secret Sauce at TI10

Ever seen a Horn Toss into Skewer combo that didn't end in instant annihilation during TI10? Neither have we. At the TI10 Main Event, Collapse pulled off some of the most insane Magnus plays we've ever seen, squeezing every last drop out of the hero's abilities. The magic really happened when he got his hands on the Aghanim's Shard, unlocking the 'Horn Toss' ability, and teamed it up with Skewer.

Here's how it worked: Horn Toss lets Magnus toss enemies up in the air for 0.6 seconds and then stun 'em for another 0.75 seconds. And yeah, it deals damage too. But the real game-changer? The huge area of effect in front that lets Magnus players reposition the enemies around and drop them right where they don't want to be, all thanks to Skewer, and he could follow up with a Reverse Polarity if needed. Collapse mastered this like no other, turning the battlefield into a Magnus-themed amusement park!

Dota 2's Patch 7.34, which dropped on 9th August, reshuffled the pick and ban sequence in Captains Mode, revamped several heroes and adjusted the map. This first major update since 7.33 is intended to refine certain areas, ushering in a refreshing experience for Dota 2 players and amplifying the significant changes made earlier in the year.

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Vikram, a vital cog in the cosmic content creation team at AFK Gaming, is a passionate gamer who's been battling in Dota so long that even the Space Invaders stopped to take notes – 17 years to be exact! When he's not playing Dota, he's throwing punches in fighting games that date back to the "Last Bronx" era, a time so ancient that Super Smash Bros characters regularly gather around a retro arcade machine to study his techniques and exchange wisecracks about his "old-school" moves.

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