Dota 2: DPC EEU 2021/2022 Round 1: Top Heroes

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ESTNN discovers the best heroes of the DPC EEU Tour 1.


Eastern Europe is usually one of the most interesting regions in Dota 2 because the teams there are evenly matched. However, after Team Spirit dominated their opponents during TI 10, the region became even more popular. That’s why it should come as no surprise that people all over the world are eager to see some of the best teams in action.

We got to watch several weeks of epic action and, as expected, Team Spirit had little to no trouble in Division I. The team won every series and became one of the rare names in Dota 2 who has not lost yet. Besides TS, Virtus.Pro, PuckChamp and HellRaisers are the other three teams that did well. They managed to win most of their matches and place in the top four.

Eastern European pro gamers used loads of famous heroes throughout the six weeks of intense gaming. Some were definitely more popular than others, so let’s take a look at the heroes that played a special role for most Eastern European teams.

Bane, QoP, Weaver, Snapfire and Spirit Breaker

The reason we combine all these heroes is because we also featured them in the previous article about the best heroes in Western Europe during DPC. Needless to say, pro teams in each region play on the same meta, so it’s probably no surprise that there are many similarities.

Like in UEO, Bane is the most popular hero here. He appeared in 75 matches in total which is really impressive. However, unlike his W/L odds in WEU, Bane only has a 50.67% win odds in Eastern Europe. This means most teams have learned how to deal with boring support.

Besides Bane, Queen of Pain is also one of the heroes who got picked almost every game. With a total of 60 matches, they are the second most popular option among Eastern European professional teams. Unfortunately, the hero only has a 45% win rate, which means top teams use other mid laners as well.

Interestingly, pro teams in Eastern Europe have far more success with Weaver than their WEU colleagues. It seems like most teams know how to use the Hero Power as he has around a 65% win rate out of 51 games. It will be interesting to see if it will continue to be a go-to option once the new patch hits.

Speaking of popular heroes, Spirit Breaker and Snapfire are also some of the best. Even though neither of them have a high win rate, they have played a vital role for many teams. SB is the more popular option of the two, but it has worse win odds than Snapfire.

Kunkka

Kunkka is one of the heroes with many fans in PUBs. That being said, the hero has always played an important role for some teams in Dota 2, so it should come as no surprise that the hero is among the best in DPC.

Like Weaver, Kunkka is a hero who can adapt to many scenarios. The hero’s versatility makes him a great option for teams that want to surprise their opponents. Most people use Kunkka as a position four support, but many pro teams have tried using the hero’s basic abilities. Although not the best carrier, Kunkka is a great option for the mid lane. He can easily win most 1v1 matches and gain a significant advantage over his opponent.

In Division I and Division II matches in Eastern Europe, Kunkka played 49 games. Although the hero did well in most of them, Kunkka only has a win rate of around 47%, meaning the hero lost most of his games.

Puck

One of the interesting heroes that has appeared in several matches in Eastern Europe is Puck. He is a hero known to be one of the best tempo controllers in the game. Thanks to the hero’s magic damage, he can kill almost any hero on the map in the mid-game, leaving the carrying hero with enough time to cultivate.

Puck has a similar role to Queen of Pain, which is why he’s one of the most picked heroes in Dota 2. Some of the top teams in Eastern Europe have used the hero 36 times. Although he doesn’t have an impressive win rate (~53%), Puck has helped many teams achieve success. Therefore, we will continue to see the hero in the future.

IO

The last hero we would like to include in this list is IO. Usually, most of the popular heroes among top professional teams are also the go-to options in pubs. However, there is one exception, and that is IO. The latter is one of the heroes that has always been among the preferred options for pro teams. It works great when paired with specific heroes, such as Storm Spirit, Tiny, Drow Ranger, etc.

The fact that IO is complicated to play means that people who know how to use it are really successful. This is one of the reasons why IO has a 60% win rate after playing 35 matches.

Interested in more opinions and analysis from DPC Tour 1? Check out the best UEO heroes here.

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