Party

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Players can form parties to play matchmaking games with each other on the same team. Unlike a Guild or a Team, parties are not formalized and have no name or logo. Parties can hold up to five players and one coach.

Inviting[edit]

The party leader can invite players to the party by left-clicking the + button or their name and selecting Invite to Party. They will receive a notification, prompting them to accept the invitation or decline it. If their Dota 2 client is not running, they will receive a desktop notification through Steam. You can invite players to your party through the friends list, match summary screen, or a chat channel. Players who are not the party leader can also invite other players to the party in the same way. A player can open up their party to a specific guild, meaning that any player in that guild can join the party without a direct invite.

Teams[edit]

Main Article: Team

A team of five players can queue together in ranked matchmaking to have a persistent team identity and MMR. Players queuing as a team will only be matched up with other regular or team parties with five players.

Matchmaking[edit]

Main Article: Matchmaking

Ranked and unranked matchmaking keep track of MMR separately for playing solo and playing in a party of two or more. The matchmaking algorithm treats players in parties as having slightly higher MMR due to party coordination. Party members with a solo MMR higher than their party MMR will also receive a higher adjusted MMR. Parties with five players are eligible to be matched against other parties of five that are queuing as a team.

Limitations[edit]

  • If any player in the party is in Low Priority, all players will be considered Low Priority.
  • If any player in the party has not unlocked a certain Game Mode, the party will not be able to queue for that Game Mode.
  • All players in the party must be eligible for ranked matchmaking to queue for it.
  • Parties of four players are unable to queue for ranked matchmaking.

See also[edit]