Many players have broken through into the 10,000 Matchmaking Rating mark in Dota 2 this year and as the world remains on lockdown, more talent begins to shine through as another Southeast Asian player reaches this prestigious level.
As of today, May 1st, 2020, Nuengnara ‘23savage’ Teeramahanon has become the 20th player to achieve the rank of 10K MMR in Dota 2. Following closely in the footsteps of Team Liquid’s Michael ‘MiCKe’ Vu, who reached the milestone just a few days ago, 23savage closes out the top 20 in fine fashion. Having joined Fnatic late last year, 23savage entered a team that was struggling to find their form and it took until just a short time ago for things to change.
In recent months, Fnatic have quickly become one of the most feared Dota 2 squads in the SEA region once again, taking victories at the DOTA Summit 12, ESL One Los Angeles Online SEA and the BTS Pro Series: SEA in quick succession. Having turned 18-years of age only a month ago, 23savage is set to continue an amazing path upwards, especially if Fnatic continue to improve through the rest of the year.
23savage confirmed via his Twitter that he had reached the milestone, stating that he had also done so “without spamming morph es!” – a combination that he had even been called out by recently retired Peter ‘ppd’ Dager for playing too often. The player joins a vast array of Southeast Asian professionals which have also reached the 10K mark including Abed ‘abed’ Yusop, Yeik ‘MidOne’ Nai Zheng and Armel ‘Armel’ Paul Tabios, to name just a few.
As the pandemic of COVID-19 continues to effect Dota 2 events, and keep us locked down, we’re bound to see many more players reaching the upper echelons of matchmaking in the game and it will be interesting to see who will be next.