HellRaisers’ Alexander “Nix” Levin compared players of Dota 2 and League of Legends. In the podcast "Still Beta" he also noted that the main thing for an esports player is his inner mood and calmness.
"When I was on the bootcamp in the M19, there were League players, which took the eighth place at the World Championships. In fact, LoL is far gone from Dota 2 - for 20 years its development and professionalism overtook, as I believe. I'm interested in the success of the greatest players, and I asked about Faker. It was very interesting to ask people who were the most knowledgeable in the CIS. Then, at that point, he dominated right all over the world, three titles picked up, the undisputed god of the game. And I was wondering what his strength was. I was so curious that he's a robot. In the sense that if you're the god of the game, everyone wants to throw you off that throne. And here he was very badly strangled on the mid, came almost the whole team killed him. As I was told: he can do 0:5 (in the lane), but in any situation, he will press his buttons perfectly. Sounds like a real thing, but I don't know any such players. Okay, SumaiL on TI5 is a player like that, so he won this TI. The problem of this in-game tilt, comfort zone, it often resonates especially with players from the CIS. And I'm an example of that - don't think I'm teaching someone. This skill is really trained by meditation. You have to consciously understand that if you fall into tilt, aggression, start yelling at your team, then eventually there will be a fight because you fell into the emotion. In the end, you'll hit the buttons badly and you'll be guilty of losing. I think it's very important for eSports."
Earlier, Levin discussed the secret of Team Secret's success in tournaments. He believes that the players of this team "just know how to relax and because of this they dominate."