It is vital for professional Dota 2 players to continuously adapt to the patch and meta that develops with the game by playing different heroes. As is the case with any other player, particular heroes are favoured over others from the massive pool of 120+ heroes. The offlaner for Team Spirit, Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov, recently listed his top ten favorite heroes on Twitter. As expected, Magnus was at the top of the player’s list, the hero that he performed exceptionally well on when Team Spirit won The International 10 (TI10). Surprisingly, he mentioned some unexpected but exciting carry heroes among his favorites.
Magnus is Collapse’s favorite Dota 2 hero
Collapse posted a quirky picture of himself on Twitter on 4th December along with a list of his favorite heroes.
Magnus topped his favorite list, followed by Mars which is another hero that Collapse is especially well known for. In the last couple of years, especially during TI10 in 2021, teams dreaded playing against his Magnus and Mars. In addition to these two heroes, Tidehunter, which Collapse has interestingly neglected to include in his favorites, was a catalyst for his outstanding performance at TI10.
Furthermore, it is indeed Mars who is his most played hero in professional games according to Dotabuff, with 125 appearances, far ahead of Axe who is second on the list with 66 appearances.
Collapse’s next favorites heroes were Void Spirit, Sven, and Earthshaker, all of whom were rather surprising additions. Following this, he selected Morphling and Terrorblade, two carry heroes absolutely based on personal preference since he has not played either of them professionally. Even Sven is a hero who has yet to emerge in an official game at the hands of Collapse.
Finally, Primal Beast, Chaos Knight, and Monkey King were the three heroes that came in eighth, ninth, and tenth. All of these heroes have a lower percentage in Collapse’s total professional games played, but these are only seldom used in the offlane by pro players. However, their numbers can increase when a patch arrives where they become extremely potent for offlaners.
Collapse will be eager to bring his favorite heroes into play when he returns to the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2022-23 with Team Spirit. Spirit will play in Division 1 of the Eastern European region in the first regional league of the DPC 2022-23.