The latest Dota 2 patch has tweaked and changed a few things – and, most notably, it’s added Peru and Chile matchmaking regions.
That’s not the only change, mind. Captain’s Draft has been removed from ranked matchmaking because too few players were using it, which tended to lead to imbalanced matches and open the possibility of MMR abuse. There are also some improvements to server network performance, which hopefully means there’ll be a bit less lag, or at least fewer server problems.
But you’re interested in the new matchmaking regions, aren’t you? Yes, Peru and Chile now have their own regions, separate from the standard South America one. However, if you’re thinking “aha, now there will be no Peruvians/Chileans on US West and US East!” then you’re being a little optimistic. Bear in mind that there was already a South American matchmaking region, and… well, there’s been a Russia matchmaking region for as long as I’ve been playing, and yet I still encounter more Russians than anything else on Europe West. Don’t necessarily expect this to change too much.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.