The International of Dota is near to its start and the teams are already preparing hard to exploit best possible heroes and game winning strategies. It has also been reported that Chinese teams like PSG.LGD have not been allowed mobile phones during their practice sessions to be more focussed on Dota. The stakes are also high for other teams like EG, Team Liquid and defending champions OG, who are expected to be at their best.
Every year The International opens up a ton of ideas not only because the professional players innovate new plans but also because the stakes are so high that we get to see some of the best dota gameplay and strategies throughout the tournament. Last year we saw how OG utilized their buybacks and came back in the finals of The International. We have also seen how professional players stick to a certain group of heroes which work best for them and are in meta. Here we will focus on the best heroes which can be picked in the TI 9 tournament.
#1 Ember Spirit
Ember has been in the patch since 7.22 and has become a popular hero of the meta. Generally played as a mid hero, Ember is an incredibly versatile core. The hero can dish out incredible amounts of physical or magic damage depending upon the player’s build. The best part of Ember is that he comes on really fast in the game and has a good laning presence thanks to Flame Guard and Sleight of Fist.
One of the main reasons professional players prefer Ember is his mobility and ability to push all around the map. Lane pressure and taking good fights are Ember Spirit’s strengths. Additionally, the hero has great talents and an amazing scepter bonus. These positive points make Ember one of the most favorable picks in The International.