The new M5 + a commentary
bballin @ 4th September 2011 01:26 (Read 2,475 times).Edit: This is assuming that PGG is still in M5 and that the GGnet topic is indeed a troll thread.
Check out my commentary of a M5 match vs the Czech team Mistral.
M5 and MYM have been my two favorite teams for quite a while now. With MYM gone now I have only M5 to root for. One of the problems that I felt that the old version of M5 with Smile and Santa had was that they lacked a true identity. Na'Vi is known for pushing and unconventional picks, Chinese Dota is very smooth and is focused on map control and positioning, and one of MYM's trademarks was the split-push pressuring multiple lanes at once.
The old version of M5 I felt tried to do everything. They pushed, they turtled. They played unconventionally, and then they would follow up with standard picks and play a standard style of Dota. I feel like they never really had a set game plan when they went into a match. This of course is my own opinion but this is just from the replays I watched.
I'm going to miss Santa, and Smile especially, but I feel the addition of PGG and Vigoss will help to define M5's playstyle. Both are very aggressive players which can single-handedly change a game. I'm a little worried about God's role because from the replays I've watched, he plays the hard carry and before he was definitely one of the most talented mid-solo players in the world. However I think the pros outweigh the cons and I'm looking for M5 to take over MYM's spot in the European scene and consistently challenge Na'Vi for the top!
This blog features opinions and conjectures. Feel free to disagree/agree. What do you think of the new M5? Let me know.