24 Aug, 2017

DreamHack Introduces New Changes: Coaches Allowed To Communicate In Game

With DreamHack Masters Malmo just a few days away, the organizers have brought in changes that have never been seen before in the world of esports. According to DreamHack, team coaches will be allowed to communicate with their teams, not only after the matches, but during them as well.

Yes! You read that right. From now onwards, coaches will be allowed to communicate with their respective teams during the freeze time of every round. Since these changes have been introduced just before the DreamHack Masters Malmo, they will not be taking effect during this upcoming event.

But, the DreamHack events following the Malmo Major, which are set to take place in Denver, Montreal, and Jönköping, will feature these new changes. For more details on these upcoming “feedback and dialogue” changes, check out the all-new rules below:

Four timeouts per match for 30 seconds each. They can be used as teams deem fit. No restrictions per half. Combined with freeze time, teams then have 50 seconds.

  • Timeouts are not stackable and only one can be used at the time of calling a timeout.
  • Coaches can talk for 20 seconds during freeze time.
  • Coaches can talk for 60 seconds during half time.
  • Everyone is muted during technical pauses.
  • Unused timeouts will transfer to overtime.
  • Coaches can talk for 30 seconds in half time going to overtime.
  • Coaches can talk for 30 seconds in half time during overtime.

This might seem insignificant at first, since coaches will be allowed to talk for only 20 seconds. But, in a game that greatly depends on time, it’s quite the game changer. Plus, this new change can bring in gameplay changes, which we previously used to see after the half time breaks, come into play after every round.
As a result, DreamHack could singlehandedly change the esports world and that too for the better. But before we make any speculations, let’s wait and see just how much effect this has in the tournament games.
Till then, you can record your comment below and let us know what you think of DreamHack’s new set of rules. Do you think they will change anything in-game?

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DreamHack Introduces New Changes: Coaches Allowed To Communicate In Game
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Unlike Professional Dota 2 players, Dani is toxic, aggressive and has zero gaming sense. But, his timely puns make up for everything. He has been playing Dota 2 since it was in its early access stage. And when he’s not, he spends his time writing about it.

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