With a whopping 260 million matches under his belt, Pudge is by far the most popular Dota 2 hero ever!
Pudge is a difficult hero, since it's main spell "Meat hook" is a skillshot spell. So it's really hard to land, and if you miss it, you are met with a painful 14-11 second cooldown. But if you do land a good hook, you damage the player you've hit for 90-360 damage (depending on the Meat Hook level), and pull the player to yourself, letting you butcher him to bits!
Pudge has gained popularity mostly thank to the famous Ukrainian player Dendi. Who used to be often seen playing this rather unpopular hero (at least in the pro scene), during tournaments with prize pools exceeding 1 million USD!.
I would be lying if I'd say that I wasn't inspired to go and play Pudge, after watching a match of Dendi playing Pudge!
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