Well, life is more fun if you play games. Some people took the meaning of gaming by playing with the feelings, emotions, and self-respect of other people. No boy if you are really good at something don’t do it for free. And a person’s heart is more worth than this. Actually life is a game. The more we play, the more we will understand the game of life. Gone are those days when playing games were considered a waste of time. We all know men’s first love is online games. Because by playing games you can artificially speed up your learning curve to develop the right kind of thought processes. Today we are going to discuss some persons, they have literally shown us that gaming could be considered as a proper career. Here we are taking a look at the top 15 famous DOTA 2 players.
This game is developed by Valve, and part 2 of Defense of the Ancients (commonly known as Dota A). That time when they had imagined this would be a unique idea. But now they are like the face of gaming. People consider them their role models. Ooh yes, I just remember a survey where the biggest reason for breakups was that male partners spend more time playing games rather than with their partners. It was just info, not a reminder. Here, we have compiled a list of top 15 famous DOTA 2 players.
Kuro Salehi Takhasomi, better known by his in-game name Kuroky is one of the best and famous DOTA 2 players in the history of the Dota 2 game. He was born on 28 October 1992. Initially, Kuroky started to play video games for the reason for his disability in his legs and could not participate in sports. this thing changes his life by the angel of 180 degrees. Now he is an excellent German-Iranian professional Dota 2 player. Kuroky’s current association is with Team Nigma and his role is Captain/Support. Kuroky plays with many teams like Natus Vincere (2013-2014), Team Secret (2014-2015), 5Jungs (2015), Team Liquid (2015-2019), and Nigma (2019-present). He started his career with team Mousesports at the mere age of 16.
Kuroky’s signature’s heroes are Visage, Rubick, and Lo. Moreover, Kuroky’s career kick-started in 2013 when his team Natus Vincere scored 2nd position in The International 2013. While he performs as a support player then. Also, Kuroky made a new team named Team Secret in 2014 with his mates from previous teams. And the team rocked the year by winning four consecutive LAN finals. Further, they were the most favorite team of The International 2015 but could not make it. Then he goes to make another team named 5jungs and soon they are signed by Team Liquid. And teams’ major success was 2nd in The Shanghai Major 2016, 1st at EPICENTER 2016 and winning The International 2017, The International 2019. Kuroky created a new organization named Nigma alongside Team Liquid in 2019.
Syed Sumail Hassan a Pakistani professional Dota 2 player is owning the Dota 2 game. Moreover, he was born on February 13, 1999, in Karachi, Pakistan. While he is a resident of the USA now. He had played with Evil Geniuses (2015-2019) and Quincy Crew (2019). Sumail started playing at the age of 7, his brother Yawer Hassan is also an established player of Dota 2 gaming. He proved himself one of the highest-rated unsigned players of North America. So, Evil Geniuses signed him in 2015 and he proved selection right by winning The International 2015.
Hassan and the team had also won Dota 2 Asia Championships. This victory scores him as a young promising player in the gaming scene of the Chinese and English. Sumail got over a million dollars in prize money and stands as the youngest player ever to win a million in esports prize money. Moreover, Hassan was named as “the 30 Most Influential Teens” by The Times in 2016. Hassan remained with EG for four years and achieved many heights of success. His current association is with OG.
Clement Ivanov, better known by his gaming alias Puppey was born on March 6, 1990, in Tartu Estonian. Puppy is one of the famous DOTA 2 players of Estonian. During the span of his career Puppey remains the main part of teams like Xero Skil (2007-2008), International (2008-2009), Nirvana, International (2009) Team, GG (2009-2010), Natus Vincere (2010 -2014), and Team Secret (2014-present). Moreover, Ivanov is the founding member of Team Secret with Natus Vincere. Before establishing himself as the best player of Dota 2 Puppey had also played Dota A. The highlight of Puppey’s career was winning The International 2011. They gained the grand prize money of $1,000,000 by remaining undefeated throughout the tournament.
Moreover, with Natus Vincere, Puppey has won Electronic Sports World Cup 2011, Alienware cup, StarLadder Star Series Season 7, The Defence Season 4, and Dota 2 Championship league Season 2, 2014. Team Secret Puppey had won ESL One Frankfurt, Nanyang DotA 2 championship, MLG World Finals 2015, and Shanghai Major 2016. Well, Puppey and Team Secret had been accused by many former teammates and their manager for not paying prize money, failing to pay players on time, lying about payments, and sponsorships. Also, taking a 10% cut out of prize winnings without informing the players.
Artour Babaev is a Canadian professional and one of the famous Dota 2 players, Moreover, he is better known by his in-game name Arteezy. He was born on July 1, 1996, in Vancouver, British Columbia Uzbekistan. Arteezy has played for many teams like Speed gaming (2013), Evil Geniuses (2014-2015), Team Secret (2015), Evil Geniuses (2015-2016), Team Secret (2016), and Evil Geniuses 92016-present). Artour career started when bOne7 could not make it to MLG Columbus due to visa issues. He took the opportunity very well and defeated the best Mid Laners. Artour was the founding member of the team SADBOYS, which was an instant success. The team managed to win the Electronic Sports prime/Shock Therapy Cup.
Moreover, Arteezy and teammates took on Evil Geniuses on February 21, 2014, as the new Dota 2 Squad. The new EG team participated in their first LAN tournament at the Monster Energy Invitational and won it against Cloud9. This success led the team to the height of popularity and reputation. EG attended The International 2014 the biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year. Although they could not win but managed to grab the 3rd position and got the prize money of US$1,038,416. Arteezy joined Team Secret in December 2014 and proved the best addition to it. As team won The Summit 3, Mars Dota League2015, and ESL One Frankfurt 2015. Artour became the second player in Dota 2 gaming history to reach 9,000 Matchmaking rating in online matchmaking Team liquid player Miracle.
Amer al-Barkawi, famous by his in-game name Miracle is a professional Jordanian-Polish Dota 2 player. Moreover, he was born on June 20, 1997, in Jordanian/Polish. Amer’s current association is with Nigma and played the role of Core. Further, he has played for Balkan Beers (2015), Business monkey (2015), OG (2015-2016), Team Liquid (2016-2019), and Nigma 2019-present). The Miracle was one of the most well-known Pubstar before starting his professional career. He made his professional debut in 2015 with the Balkan Bears.
The Miracle was picked up by team (monkey) Business. The team performed well by winning the Frankfurt Major, Manila Major, and ESL One Frankfurt 2016. Moreover, he is the first Dota 2 player ever to reach 9000 MMR in March 2016. He joined Team Liquid in 2016 and the team gets along very well. As they won The International 2017 and got the highest prize money for any eSport event of US$ 11 million. Miracle and his teammates had created a new organization in 2019.
Danil Ishutin known by his gaming alias Dendi is one of the famous Dota 2 players of Ukrainian. He was born on December 30, 1989, in Lviv, Ukraine. Moreover, Danil had played with Natus Vincere (2010-2018), Tigers (2019), and B8 (2020-present). While Dendi’s primary roles are Solo Middle and Captain, and a combination of both brought him the best strategic policies in his brilliant career. Nodobout Danil is considered a role model for Mid lakers of the younger generations. Dendi holds the best career in Dota A game too. He struggled with games like Counter-Strike and World of Warcraft 3. Ishutin started his professional career in 2009 with WG. The team goes to the grand final of MYM Prime Defending 2009.
Further, Dendi saved his permanent position in the team when Kingsurf international merged with WG. Also, he joined DTS and they stand second at ESWC 2010. In 2010 Dendi got his biggest success in his gaming career by placing 3rd in WDC 2010. Danil’s professional career in Dota 2 games started with the Ukrainian team Na’VI. The team shows many outstanding performances like 2nd at The International 2012. But you see the player’s form is tough to maintain, Dendi has fallen on some hardships. He had played Mid Laner for that team for almost eight years. But got removed for poor performance. He had created his own organization named B8 in January 2020.
Peter Dager, famous by his in-game name PPD was born on November 2, 1991, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. He is not only a former professional Dota 2 player but also the former CEO of the esports organization Evil Geniuses. Peter did not continue as headship because it was at a farther distance from the game than he wanted to be. The team had won The International 2015. During the time span of his career, he played for Evil Geniuses (2014-2016), OpTic Gaming (2017-2018), and Ninjas in Pyjamas (2018-2020). PPD is actually an acronym of “peterpandam”. Dager played with different teams until he found his permanent position in compLexity. Team Super Strong Dinosaur took the notice of his talent in the International 3 and signed him.
After some time he went with Team SAD BOYS and proved himself as the head of the captain and drafting duties. His unique style of innovating caught the attention and the team went on a 19-game win streak which includes a first-place finish in the Electronic Sports Prime/Shock Therapy Cup. Crystal Maiden, Vengeful Spirit, and Treant Protector are the signature heroes of Ppd. Peter’s main roles are Support and Captain and he excels in both. The highlight of his career is winning The International Championship 2015. He had founded a team which was soon signed by OpTic Gaming. In April 2020 Ppd announced his retirement from the Dota 2 gaming scene.
Johan Sundstein better known by his alias n0tail is a Danish professional Dota 2 player. He was born on 8 October 1993. Jogvan Sundstein the former prime minister of Faroese is his grandfather. His current association is with Team OG and he plays the role of Support, Captain. Also, he had played with Frantic (2012-2014), Team Secret (2014-2015), Cloud9 (2015), OG (2015-present). Johan is considered as the world’s youngest Heroes of Newerth competitors. N0tail started playing video games at the age of two. When I was this year old I didn’t even know what I’m used to doing. I think I should ask my mother. N0tail caught the attention when he switched to Dota 2, and performance as Chen and Wisp became very famous. Chen, nature’s prophet, and Enchantress are his signature heroes.
Further, Notail started his own unofficial side project at the age of 15 with Jascha “noVa”, Markuse and Aizik. The trio soon grabbed attention and the group merged with the original Fnatic players Henrik “ freshPro” Hansen and Kalle “Trixi” Saarinen. Before joining the Team OG he had played by the name of BigDaddy. N0tail is the first Danish player to win any international tournament. As he had won The International championship 2018 and 2019. He also won the Dota Major championship in Frankfurt, Manila, Boston, and Kiev. N0tail is the first player to win four Valve sponsored events and the International.
Topias Miikka Taavitsainen, famous by his in-game name Topson is a Finnish one of the famous Dota 2 players. Moreover, he was born on 14 April 1998 in Haukipudas, Finland. His current association is with Topson and played the role of the Core. He has played for SFT (2017), 5 Anchors (2017-2018), and OG (2018-present). He had started playing games at the mere age of 8. Topson started playing the online game Defense of the Ancients on the suggestion of his brothers. At first, his parents considered video games a waste of time and there is no career for gamers.
But his devotion and passion soon convince them. His eventful success in winning tournaments was admired by them. Topson continued to participate in lower-level events for improving his game. Moreover, in 2017 he started his professional career when a big organization Russian SFT e-sports signed him. In 2018 he was recruited to join OG by topping the European region by way of MMR. The highlight of his career is winning The International Championship of 2018 and 2019. Topson won the highest prize money uS$ 1.87 by winning The International 2018. That was a record for this for any player in Finland. He was named as the MVP of The International 2019.
Gustav Magnusson better known by his in-game name S4 is a Swedish professional Dota 2 player. He was born on 1 April 1992 in Stockholm, Sweden. His current team is Alliance and plays the role of Offlaner. During the span of his career, he played for Alliance (2013-2014), Team Secret (2014-2015), Alliance (2015), OG (2016-2018), Evil Geniuses (2018-2019), and Alliance (2020-present). He started his career with The Tough Bananas in 2012 at Dreamhack Summer. The team did quite well but could not make it to the playoffs. He created his own team named No Tidehunter with AdmiralBulldog. And team outshine everyone at the DreamHack Winter 2012 by defeating tournament strongest team Evil Geniuses in the grand finals. The team also won StarLadder Season 5 LAN.
S4 joined Alliance in 2013 with his fellows. And the team rocked the year by winning The International 3 and he was the highest eSport athlete of that year. Team Alliance also won the DreamLeague Season 1 Championships. He founded Team Secret with Clement Puppy Ivanov in 2014 and they won the ESL one Frankfurt 2015. But S4 left the team for subsequent disbanding of the team after the loss of The international 2015. He rejoins the Alliance and the team stands runner up to the Regional qualifier winners for The International 2016. The other main success of S4’s career is the Dota Major Championship of Boston and Kiev.
11. Clinton”Fear” Loomis
Clinton Loomis, more famous by his gaming alias Fear was born on February 19, 1988, in Medford, Oregon America. Fear enjoys the overwhelming fan following around the globe. Undoubtedly Fear is the face and impression of Dota 2 gaming. He has played for Plug Pullers Inc, CompLexity Gaming, Meet Your Makers, Evil Geniuses, Blight.int, Nirvana.int, Lost.eu, Browned Potatoes, online Kingdom, J.Storm, Business associates. The most desirable thing about him is that he can play every position with excellence.
However, he plays the role of Support, and Carries and his signature heroes are Shaman, Bane, Rubick, and Shadow. He had taken a break from the competitive scene due to health issues and moved to coach. After The International 7, he is back in action. The highlight of his career is winning the DAC 2015 Championship and The International Championship 2015. It is said that North America has not created many great players but Fear is enough for its representation
Kurtis Ling, more known by his gaming alias Aui_2000 is a Canadian professional Dota 2 player. He was born on October 2, 1992, Vancouver, British Columbia. His current association is with Team Newbee but he has played with PotM Bottom, Team Diginites, RSnake, Speed Gaming, Cloud 9, Evil Geniuses, Digital Chaos, Team Secret, Team NP, Iceberg Esports, Animal Planet. Like many gamers, at first, his parents did not approve of the idea of a gaming career. But gradually his success at gaming tournaments convinces them.
Moreover, he started his career in 2015 with Cloud 9 and was forced to leave after winning TI5, fans lost temper and demanded the reasons for his absence. Team captain Peter PPD Dager had to write a blog for clarification. Kurtis founded his own team named Digital Chaos but unfortunately, the team could not make up to expectation. Ling once again joins team Evil Geniuses but the result was the same then Aui_2000 joined Team NP.
Saahil Arora, more famous by his alias Universe is one of Dota 2 players. He was born on October 11, 1989, in Madison, Wisconsin. He has played for Team Dignitas (2013), Evil Geniuses (2013-2016), Team Secret (2016), Evil Geniuses (2016-2017), Fnatic (2018), Forward Gaming (2018-2019), Ninjas in Pyjamas (2019-2020). Mostly he played the role of Core/Support. Arora played The International 2013 with Team Dignitas but finished on the 9th. For next year The International 2014, he was a member of the Evil Geniuses, the team performed well but got 3rd place.
Well, Arora and Team EG finally manage to win The International 2015. They also scored 3rd position at the Frankfurt Major 2015. Universe and team continue the success path by taking 3rd place at the Shanghai Major 2016. He left the team in March 2016 alongside Arteezy to join Team secret. But soon he returns to Team EG. The highlight of the Universe’s career is winning the Manila Masters tournament 2017.
Anathan Pham, more famous for his gaming alias ana is an Australian professional Dota 2 player. He was born on 26 October 1999 in Melbourne, Victoria. Since 2016 to present his association is with OG and he plays the role of Core. As he belongs to Australia and that time the country was not well aware of the gaming scene. In 2015 Ana made the decision to move to Shanghai where the scenario was much supportive and the gaming scene was at its peak. Well in this regard he had to leave his high school. Ana’s mother was worried about his decision to drop studies for the purpose of a gaming career.
But his brother who always supported and admired his gaming career convinced his mother. In March 2016 Ana made his professional career with Team Invictus Gaming. Initially, he was a substitute for Ferrari_430. Ana’s performance led the team to defeat Newbee in the grand finals of NEA 2016. He joined the Team OG and eventually won his first International tournament. The team performed brilliantly and won Elimination Mode Season 2. The winning of Boston Major was his career’s first major event. He has won The International Championship 2018 and 2019. Ana also holds the record of winning the Dota Major Championship of Boston and Kiev.
Sebastien Debs, better known by his in-game name Ceb is a French professional Dota 2 player. He was born on 11 May 1992. Moreover, he has played for Team Shakira (2011), Mortal Teamwork (2012), Sigma (2013), Denial eSports (2014), Alliance (2015), OG (2016-present). He debuted his professional career in 2011 with Team Shakira. After playing some tournaments he moved to Mortal teamwork but could not manage to give an eye-catching performance.
In 2015 Debs joined Alliance but unfortunately, they could not win any big tournament. Team OG gives an offer to him to coach a newly founded team. The highlight of his career is winning The International Championship of 2018 and 2019. The prize money of these tournaments is multi-million. His coaching team won four Dota major Championship. Ceb announced his retirement from the active gaming scene in January 2020 but took it back after some months.
After going through the above list of top 15 famous DOTA 2 players, you can well imagine the importance of eSports. Online games are not just games but also a huge source of income for the top players. Many players have won millions of dollars while playing these games. Therefore, never stop your children from playing these games.