We’ve had quite the busy year. When we celebrated five years of Dotabuff, it was shocking to see how far the page has evolved since then. Even in one year, we’ve continuously added features to the site. We pushed out our Clips feature just in time for TI, more laning statistics for different roles, and a new way to compare matches and improve your game. If you’ve missed out on some of these new features, you can check out some of our posts below.
Clips is a new feature available to all Dotabuff users. The feature has been particularly useful to watch the biggest moments of TI, in case you missed a few of them or you just didn’t have time to watch hundreds of games over a week. Clips also automatically collates highlights from matches, filtering them by hero, player, team, and event. So if you’re not using it as a highlight reel of your favorite events, you can use it to follow highlights from your favorite players, teams, and heroes.
With the new Dota Circuit underway this season, we’ve put together a page to easily track the Dota pro scene. In addition to seeing the leading pro teams of this year’s inaugural pro circuit, you’ll find a summary of recently finished events, games, and our latest coverage analyzing the meta and events.
Do cosmetics really make a difference, or do the people who use them have a particular influence on the win rate of that item? Our cosmetics feature makes it easier to view available cosmetics for heroes, find out how popular that item is, and track its both its recent price history and the current price on the Steam marketplace.
The early game still matters in pub games, even if its consequences don’t carry the same impact into the late game as in competitive play.
Taking a look at the laning tab of Dendi’s recent games
As a Plus feature, the laning tab lets you see how you fare in your laning matchups, which we’ve limited to the first 12 minutes of the game. See how you do under the pressure against a dual lane, or if you tend to dominant your matchups when it’s a one-on-one matchups.
Plus users received an update to the match profile page where they could directly their own matches across the board. At a glance, it’d be easy to see the improvement of your farm rate You can view your teamfight impact (categories of damage dealt, healing and crowd control), kill participation, objectives taken, wards and dust/smoke/gems count, build orders, and item builds. over time. Moreover, it’s a valuable tool in setting measurable goals and finding specific ways to improve your game. Just in time for New Years resolutions.
We’re always innovating at Dotabuff to find new ways to help the community improve their game, stay in touch with the pro scene, and reveal insights on Dota with in-depth statistics. Stay tuned here for new updates coming in 2018.
We hope you enjoy your holidays, and have a Happy New Year!