The much awaited Team Matchmaking is now live in Dota 2 and here is everything you need to get yourself familiar with the system.
What is a Team in Dota 2?
Teams have been a part of Dota 2 for a while now. Teams allow players to stack up under one banner allowing them to represent themselves as a group against other teams in practice lobbies, leagues, tournaments and now the newly available “Team Matchmaking” system.
Users can create their own team from the “Community” tab on the Dashboard. Each team consists of six slots – five players with an additional slot for the Team Manager / Owner / Administrator. A Team Administrator can at any point of time add himself to the playing roster if need be.
Teams can be greatly customized with players being able add their own logos, sponsor elements, personal information, in-game banners and crests too. Read through here for more information on how to customize your team.
How does Team Match Making Work?
Any time the game detects five members of a team being in the same lobby, the Team will be detected and the group features will be called in. Your Teams information will be displayed in-game and your statistics will be collected from these matches. In Team Matchmaking, ratings will be given to Teams based on their performance against other Teams and their standing respectively.
In order to sign up for a Team Matchmaking game, go to your ‘Play Tab’ and click on ‘Find A Team Match.‘ From this interface, you will be able to either invite the rest of your Team to a party with the click of a single button and then find the match once you are all grouped up.
** A Team must have a minimum of five players to sign-up for a ranked match in Captain’s Mode.
Users will be able to keep track of their Team Rankings either on their Team Profile in the Community Tab or the newly added “Team” tab on their Dota Profile.
** A team needs to play at least 5 games before they are ranked.
That is all there is to know. Gather your bros and get rollin’ …