The Dota 2 developers has added an update regarding matchmaking

Sep 27 2019 2 min read

The Dota 2 developers have added an update to the game on night September 27 ⚡⚡⚡ Esports and gaming news, analytics, reviews on WePlay! The latest news on WePlay!

Developers added an update to ranked matchmaking —  mainly to fight smurfs

An algorithm has added that helps to check smurfs accounts of strong players quickly. A mechanism accelerates players to their correct rank to minimize the side effects they cause. 

If the system decides that the user plays much better than any other average player of his rank, then after the matches he will receive additional MMR points.

According to the developers, this method will help the smurf accounts owners to quickly "pass low ranks" and get to their current level of play, which means minimizing inconvenience for ordinary users.

A Valve representative asked Dota 2 users to send the match number and the names of likely "smurfers" to particular mail so that developers could exactly check the operation of the test algorithm on them.

In the comments on reddit, many users liked the Valve initiative, although someone didn't like. In particular, players began to fear that the new algorithm would make life easier for boosters and account dealers. Other fans said that Valve should pay attention not only to those who play too well, but also to those who play too severely and spoil the enjoyment of other players from their actions.

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