Some people here are old dota 1 Pro's that bless us with there advice on this site. Me, it not the most impressive start but I learned Dota through a starcraft mode called Storm of the imperial sanctum. After switching to actual dota I was clueless and learned the basics of most heros through Dota Fire. TI2 is what inspired me to actually get into the compedidtve meta game. I was there. It was awesome. LGD should have won. Now in game I take nothing for granted if I do what the meta game want, It can change. I rely on my own strategies as well as the ones I can find here.