I haven’t played much Dota 2, but apparently smurfing – veteran players using alternate accounts to beat up on noobs – is a big problem in the game. And I wouldn’t know anyway, because even noobs beat up on me. Now, Valve has implemented new account requirements and queue policies to reduce this, but perhaps more significantly for local players, also temporarily cancelled support for ranked matchmaking locally due to “abuses” by players outside those regions. So it’s back to vreeslik international pings for the lot of you, but it’s also a legit excuse to suck. So there’s that too.