Ranked matches are fun as it's challenging and exciting. However, Dota 2 had made it even more demanding as it requires players to have phone numbers.
Apparently, in a blog post created by Valve, it is said that they require players to register their own numbers for them to continuously enjoy their ranked games. Having the players register their unique numbers is Valve's way to eliminate players with multiple accounts.
Several accounts produce "a negative matchmaking experience at all skill brackets." Meanwhile, requiring them to register a unique number will stop them from doing this, making them settle on their own primary accounts.
Players who will not follow Valve's latest rule are only allowed to enjoy their ranked matches until May 4. After that, Dota 2 gamers who will not comply will have their account ineligible to play in ranked matches.
This is not the first time that Valve has demand their players to register using a phone number. CS: GO's Prime Matchmaking also seeks its gamers to use their own mobile number for high-quality matchmaking. However, those who will not provide their phone numbers can still play the regularly ranked games.
According to PCGamer, players who wish to enjoy the ranked matches by providing their own numbers have few things to consider. Firstly, the player can remove the old number and add a new one. However, the "removed number" is not allowed to be re-used again for three months.
Valve said that this is their way to avoid someone from removing the mobile number and having it registered immediately to a new account. Apart from this, the developer also says that they will not allow online services to be used. Meaning, you will not successfully register your account if you use your Google Voice number.
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