The WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon was the first major LAN event that took place on the Dota 2 7.24 patch. The qualifiers for the ESL One LA Major and SLi Minor took place on the same patch, but they were played online. In the first LAN on patch 7.24, Nigma surprised the Dota 2 community by defeating Team Secret 3-2 in the grand finals after trailing 2-0. This was after dropping down to the lower bracket after losing to Team Secret earlier in the tournament. Nigma may not have qualified for the upcoming Major and Minor, but they sure are looking good as they head into an extended break. Let’s take a look at the team and hero statistics for the WePlay Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon.
Team statistics for WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon
Hero statistics for WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon
Total games played: 88
Total heroes picked: 92
Number of heroes unpicked or unbanned: 20
Most picked heroes: Snapfire (15 games, 7 wins, 46.67% win rate), Timbersaw (15 games, 10 wins, 66.67% win rate)
Most contested heroes: Enchantress and Slardar (44 games, either picked or banned in 50% of the games)
Most banned hero: Slardar (33 games)
Hero with the highest win rate (7 games or more): Batrider (10 games, 8 wins, 80% win rate)
Hero with lowest win rate (7 games or more): Troll Warlord (9 games, 2 wins, 22.22% win rate)
As Nigma head into the break, the teams that have qualified for the Minor in Kyiv and the Major in Los Angeles are preparing to get some more DPC points to secure a direct invite to TI10. The Minor begins of the 5th of March and the Major on the 15th of March. These events will shed further light on patch 7.24 and we will need that light to know more about the patch, because if we are go as per the last DPC season, this patch is most likely going to stick with us till the end of the fourth DPC Major.