Artour “Arteezy” Babaev and Quinn “Quinn” Callahan criticize the new changes brought about by the latest Dota 2 patch 7.33d
Dota 2's most recent update, patch 7.33d, has sparked a significant amount of controversy and dissatisfaction among professional players, resulting in a public outcry. Various notable players took to social media to vent their frustrations and provide critical feedback on the changes introduced by the new update.
This situation leads to questioning the decision-making behind hero balance and creates a sense of confusion about the overall direction of the game's balance adjustments.
Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen, Artour “Arteezy” Babaev, Quinn “Quinn” Callahan, and Dzmitry “Fishman” Palishchuk are among the players who have voiced their concerns about the patch, highlighting various aspects that they found problematic.
Cr1t's critique was directed at the patch as a whole, implying that it seemed to be designed with a focus on accommodating players in the 2-4k MMR range.
this entire patch seems to be catering to 2-4k mmr and just abandons competitive dota
— Cr1t- (@Cr1tdota) June 16, 2023
Arteezy's frustration lies in the fact that the patch targeted Abaddon for nerfs instead of addressing other heroes.
Reading this patch makes me think abaddon was the most broken hero and needed the most nerfs ))
— Artour Babaev (@Arteezy) June 16, 2023
Quinn, who lifted two Major titles with Gaimin Gladiators, expressed his disappointment with the absence of a nerf for Timbersaw, a hero that was considered strong in the previous patch. He also expressed surprise that other overpowered heroes were not addressed.
Hows timbersaw not nerfed lol. I dont comprehend how the game is patched atm. Heroes that are mindboggingly broken just dont get nerfed but disruptor gets nerfed? The heck is happening
— Quinn Callahan (@ccncdota2) June 16, 2023
Fishman voiced his straightforward surprise at the unexpected nerf given to Disruptor through a Telegram message.
The concerns raised by professional players regarding Dota 2's 7.33d patch bring attention to the inherent challenge of achieving optimal balance in a highly intricate game such as Dota 2. As the patch is still fresh, only time will unveil the true effects of the balance changes on the evolving meta.