Don't know if there is a thread on these forums about it, but here's the official announcement: http://fnatic.com/news/9671/fnaticrc...to-dota-2.html
There were also a lot of post-switch interviews with the players about their experience and reasons for switching all over the internet.
They didn't announce and probably won't, probably waiting to see how they fare in dota 2 before announcing it. If they fail in dota they'll come here to get some more money before they have to get a job.
our only "official" new is the h4nn1 interview (he said they will only focus on dota2 now)
we have this too.. (nothing official yet) but
You switched over from HoN to Dota 2 completely in April, and only played at DreamHoN this year. What kind of a feeling is it to switch over with the fnatic-HoN-team, with which you have defeated anyone and won everything, to come over to Dota 2 and not being first place all the time?
We kinda expected that anyway. You cannot be on top if you don't train, that's logical. I was the only one who came from the DotA scene to HoN and even had a lot of experience back then, but even I had to adapt to Dota 2. I also was the very last one to switch over.
I play a game because I like it. It's not about the prices or whatever is hidden within. That's also how you increase skill: You can only be top, of you're really behind it. My switch came only after like 100 matches, when I liked the game more and more. It was worth nothing for me, saying 'I'll switch now, but I'm not dedicated', that is nonsense. And that was the way I wanted to convey it.
Our problem was also, that we decided to switch over to Dota 2, but still we wanted to play in the DreamHoN tournament and win it. There was the online qualification tournament for DreamHoN and we decided to go for it once again. However, we definitely quit HoN now and noone of us wants to switch over yet another time. You can't play two games on a high level, that is just not possible.
What was decisive for Dota 2 being more interesting than HoN for you now?
The balancing. Dota 2 and HoN have different philosophies. In HoN they try to nerf the game and balance it out that way, in Dota 2 the game gets buffed, which is the right decision in my mind.
When I stopped playing DotA, everything was soso. Not all heroes could be played, but since then all heroes were buffed. And it were smart buffs that were made. Take Anti-Mage, he is probably the best best example for that: If you look at the first skill-levels, you now have many options. Anti-Mage is very weak in the early game, but you now can set a single point in every skill and you already have half of its power. After that you can go into stats, and make him more viable in early game this way. This is one of the options and they have made it work this way with many heroes. That makes a big difference.
The last heroes which were added before The International were also a smart decision. Without the latest heroes like Naga Siren, I think we would have seen a boring International. Now it's going to change this way that not everything imbalanced will be removed, but the supporters get banned. This way, all good heroes are still in the pool and the question will be: How do you react to this?
He's saying that they even out heroes by buffing some underpowered heroes, instead of nerfing the overpowered heroes to underpowered
Buffing an nerfing is different. If you nerf heroes you might be getting rid of valid strategies that you have with those heroes. If you buff heroes you are adding in more strategies an kind of removing other valid strategies but in a different less directl way. But Navi is so bullshiting us