• You'll Have To Register Your Phone Number To Play Ranked Dota 2 Matches

    One year ago - By GameInformer

    Dota 2 currently has a few matchmaking issues, both lingering and recent: smurf accounts (essentially veteran players posing as newbies) have gone mostly unpunished for much of the game's lifespan, high level players could party up with lower-tier players to make matches unbalanced, and toxic players were going unreported in recent months. With a few changes, Valve is hoping fix most of these issues.
    The biggest change Players will now have to register a valid phone number in order to play ranked matches. This makes it much more difficult for anyone to simply create a new account from...
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  • Dota 2 Ranked demands digits to squish smurfs

    Dota 2 Ranked demands digits to squish smurfs

    One year ago - By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    Here's a joke you can borrow for when you're necking jars and dropping bantbombs with the lads tonight:
    Q: What do Gargamel and Dota 2 Ranked matchmaking have in common?
    A: They both hate smurfs.
    Steel yourself for some jolly vigorous high-fives from the lads there.
    To crack down on Doters playing across multiple accounts, Valve will soon start requiring players register a phone number to play Ranked Dota 2 [ official site ]. Smurfs muck up the fun, you see, dropping into lower-level games with their higher-tier skillz. Ooo those smurfs make me sick! I must catch them!
    Smurfing, I'll...
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