Abed Azel ‘Abed’ L. Yusop was the first ever player to reach ten thousand Match Making Rating (10k MMR) in Dota 2 on two occasions and now has also become the first to reach a brand-new milestone in the game.
In 2016, before Abed was really known outside of the Southeast Asia region yet, the player reached the 8000 MMR milestone – and it was then that he started to become noticed in the Dota 2 scene. The following year, 2017, Abed became the first Filipino player to acquire 9000 MMR, but the achievements did not end there that year. In mid-2017, Abed became the first ever Dota 2 player to reach the solo MMR rating of 10k, a massive undertaking for anyone. When Valve then changed their rating and ranking system, it was once again Abed who peaked, reaching 10k under the new constraints and becoming the first to do so – but now the player has climbed again.
Just a short time before writing, Abed confirmed via his Twitter account that he had reached the peaks where no player had gone before as he rose to 11,000 Match Making Rating. While we’ve seen a long string of players reaching 10K, especially as much of the world is in lockdown under the restraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, Abed has risen far above everyone in his solo rating.
While there has been controversy surrounding Abed before with many people claiming that Abed was boosted to 10K MMR back when he first reached the goal, right now it seems that that has long since been forgotten. It will be interesting to see if any other players manage to break the 11k MMR mark in the coming months or if Abed will remain as the king of Dota 2 MMR for the time being.