Today we’re releasing a small but useful update to our match pages, just as the action heats up at The International. TrueSight match pages (which are available for all Esports matches!) now feature interactive death and vision maps!
The Death map on the Kills tab of a match starts with an overview of all of the deaths in the match. You can hover over any death for detailed information on what happened: the victim and killer, their method of attack, and other stats like assists, gold, and death time.
While that’s neat, it becomes a lot more useful when you use the time slider at the bottom of the map to seek through the match. You can fast-forward to a crucial moment and see what happened, or quickly scan for a group fight you want to watch in the replay.
What’s better than an interactive map of deaths? An interactive map of wards! You can see which wards were up at any given second, and even hover over a ward to see who placed it and whether it expired naturally or was destroyed by an enemy.
Interactive maps are available right now for all Esports matches. Dotabuff Plus subscribers also get interactive maps for all of their past, present and future matches that have been analyzed with TrueSight! Interactive maps also work on mobile, so you can map from school, work or anywhere else that you wish you were playing Dota.
Enjoy, and please map responsibly.