Patch 7.30 has been met with mixed reviews so far.

The Dota 2 Pro Community Reacts to Patch 7.30

Rakshak Kathuria
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Patch 7.30 has been met with mixed reviews so far.
While some like Sébastien "Ceb" Debs had hoped for more changes that would rejuvenate the gameplay, others like Ioannis "Fogged" Loucas seem eager to try out Pudge's updated Meat Hook.
Here is a compilation of the reactions of the Dota 2 pro community and teams to the latest patch 7.30.

Dota 2 patch 7.30 had left both the fan and pro communities keeping their heels cool for a long time. Now that the patch has been released, professionals from all regions are gradually reviewing the patch notes and testing out the new heroes and items in ranked matches. Patch 7.30 has been met with mixed reviews so far. While some like Sébastien "Ceb" Debs had hoped for more changes that would rejuvenate the gameplay, others like Ioannis "Fogged" Loucas seem eager to try out Pudge's updated Meat Hook.

Here is a compilation of the reactions of the Dota 2 pro community and teams to the latest patch, 7.30.

Dota 2 pros, talents and teams respond to patch 7.30

A few Dota 2 personalities were unimpressed with patch 7.30

OG’s offlaner, Sébastien "Ceb" Debs, mentioned that the patch was underwhelming as he had expected more from it that would make the gameplay “refreshing.”

Ceb feels patch 7.30 was rushed

In the weeks leading up to the patch, many in the community had expected the patch to bring significant changes to the outposts, economy, and map, but nothing has changed in these areas.

Dota 2 statistician, Ben "Noxville" Steenhuisen, believes 7.30 is "like an appropriate pre-TI mini-patch." However, Enigma, a hero that has almost always been prominent at TIs, did not receive a significant buff. Furthermore, Noxville also believes this is the smallest main patch

Noxville's reaction to patch 7.30

Co-founder of Beyond The Summit, David "GoDz" Parker, also felt that this was more of a sub-patch than the main patch.

GoDz feels 7.30 is more like an extended version of 7.29

Alliance’s support, Artsiom "fng" Barshak, also expected patch 7.30 to be bigger.

fng's reaction to patch 7.30

4 Zoomers’ new carry, Jacky "EternaLEnVy" Mao, simply mentioned that he was unhappy with patch 7.30.

EternaLEnVy's reaction to patch 7.30

Teams and personalities who reacted positively and humorously to patch 7.30

Peter "ppd" Dager, the winner of the International 5 (TI5), humorously mentioned that "Jungle Pudge" had arrived since the hero's Meat Hook now instantly kills any non-ancient creeps.

ppd's reaction to Pudge's changes

Dota 2 commentator and analyst, Andrew "Jenkins" Jenkins, who is a Pudge spammer, hilariously mentioned that he was looking for tier 1 teams and Team Secret and Arkosh Gaming should kick their respective offlaners for him.

Jenkins' reaction to Pudge being changed in patch 7.30

Dota 2 commentator Gabriel "Lyrical" Cruz, who plays Dark Seer quite often, took to Twitter to thank IceFrog for buffing the hero.

Lyrical's reaction to Dark Seer changes

Evil Geniuses' support player, Andreas Franck "Cr1t-" Nielsen, pointed out hilariously how Clinkz keeps changing over patches. Over the past two years, Clinkz's abilities have been overhauled multiple times. His Strafe ability was removed for a new one in 7.30 as well.

Cr1t-'s reaction to Clinkz being changed in patch 7.30

Evil Geniuses’ offflaner, Daryl Koh "iceiceice" Pei Xiang, has a new favorite item in the form of “Pig Pole.”

iceiceice's new favorite Dota 2 item

Pig Pole has been introduced to the game in patch 7.30 as a neutral item.

David "MoonMeander" Tan Boon Yang, Team Undying’s support, pointed out the bizarre names and nature of the Pig Pole item.

MoonMeander's reaction to the new 7.30 item - Pig Pole

Dota 2 commentator, Jake "SirActionSlacks" Kanner, who loves Techies, was unhappy about the reduction in damage to the hero's proximity mines.

SirActionSlacks' reaction to the nerf to Techies

In a tweet, OG praised the timing of the buffs to Io. Both as a carry and as a support, Io has been a signature hero of the two-time TI champions.

On the other hand, Team Secret was unhappy with Axe’s Aghanim’s Shard rework which will no longer proc Counter Helix on attacking enemies.

Since patch 7.30 is still very new, more opinions and reactions will be available once more players gain a more comprehensive understanding of it. If you have yet to see what 7.30 brings, read the patch notes on Dota 2’s blog.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.