Topson with OG at the Epicenter 2019

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Topson Talks About Playing Unconventional Mid Heroes in SEA Pubs

Rakshak Kathuria
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Topson is fond of experimenting with unconventional heroes and he recently discussed the difference between playing such heroes in SEA pubs and EU pubs in one of his livestreams.
The Finnish player felt that it was difficult to play such types of heroes in SEA pubs since players are less coordinated here.
In contrast to the EU region, he felt that SEA games were chaotic and players tended to concentrate on their own games as opposed to playing as a team.

Following a hiatus from competitive Dota 2, two-time The International 10 (TI10) champion Topias Miikka "Topson" Taavitsainen has been streaming pub games on Twitch to a large number of viewers. Since Topson took a break to spend time with his family, he is currently playing from Malaysia and has had to switch his pubs’ region from Europe (EU) to Southeast Asia (SEA). Topson is fond of experimenting with unconventional heroes and he recently discussed the difference between playing such heroes in SEA pubs and EU pubs in one of his livestreams. The Finnish player felt that it was difficult to play such types of heroes in SEA pubs since players are less coordinated here.

Topson feels that playing unconventional mid heroes in SEA pubs is harder than in EU pubs

Last month OG announced that Topson would be taking a break from competitive Dota 2. After a month's break Topson started to stream regularly on Twitch. While streaming he has been sticking to his tradition of playing heroes not well suited for the midlane and trying out some interesting builds on them. Yet there is something about playing such heroes that Topson, who rarely shows dissatisfaction, dislikes in SEA pubs.

While playing Oracle mid during a recent game in which his team was on the verge of losing, Topson expressed being hopeless playing such heroes in SEA pubs. He felt he would be more effective in EU pubs. In contrast to the EU region, he felt that SEA games were chaotic and players tended to concentrate on their own games as opposed to playing as a team.

“I don’t know why it feels like you cannot play like these heroes in this region. Like in the EU, I feel like I can play this hero, you know. It’s possible. I have teammates who can coordinate things and it just feels easier. Here, it just feels like everything is so chaotic and nothing really makes sense of what is going on. Everybody has their own mini game, that’s how I feel like. They are playing their own mini game, it’s not a team game at all. Maybe it’s just unlucky games”

Topson in the game as a mid Oracle

Topson’s team in the match struggled to cope with its opponents and kept getting killed. With an unfavorable score of 25-5, the game ended in a victory for the opponents after just 24 minutes.

The SEA pubs have also long been notorious for their toxicity, but it appears that Topson is experiencing some issues with gameplay as well, or, as he mentioned, it could just be an unlucky game. You can tune into Topson's Twitch channel whenever he is live if you want to watch some interesting hero builds and gameplay, as well as possibly hear some spicy perspectives on SEA pubs.

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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.