Neslyn A. August 13, 2019
It's arduous to get to the highest of the Dota 2 scene, however it's a lot more durable to remain there.
Clement "Puppey" Ivanov and Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi have managed to do this for 9 years to date. The pair of captains will grow to be the final two The Worldwide All-Timers, competing in every installment of The Worldwide within the historical past of Dota 2.
Dota 2 followers for a very long time most likely don’t want an introduction to the beginning of Puppey within the sport.
In 2011, Puppey gained the primary Dota 2 championship at The Worldwide 2011 with Natus Vincere. The monumental victory served as a springboard for the Na’Vi model and established Puppey and teammate Danil "Dendi" Ishutin as two of the sport’s hottest gamers.
The couple reached the grand finale of The Worldwide two extra instances in 2012 and 2013. Puppey separated from Na’Vi after The Worldwide 2014, and based the Group Secret group.
Secret has been the most effective groups in Dota 2 for a very long time, however Puppey reached new heights this season, successful two majors and several other different occasions. The group stands as one of many favorites in Worldwide 2019, with Puppey in a very good place to grow to be the primary champion twice within the occasion.
The one different participant that competes in every worldwide match is somebody with whom Puppey shares a very good quantity of historical past.
KuroKy Dota 2's profession
KuroKy appeared in The Worldwide 2011 with GosuGamers. In The Worldwide 2012, he changed Alexandru "ComeWithMe" Craciunescu with Mousesports on account of visa issues. He then performed alongside Puppey for the subsequent three iterations of The Worldwide, enjoying with Na’Vi for TI3 and TI4, then with Secret on TI5.
In 2015, Kuroky fashioned a brand new group round him that was then signed by Group Liquid. The group confirmed promising ends in completely different main tournaments, however solely landed within the high eight at The Worldwide 2016. They recovered the next yr, successful The Worldwide 2017 with a Three-Zero sweep within the large finals in opposition to Newbee. Liquid didn’t publish a repeat on TI8, however fell in a decent fourth place.
Though Puppey and KuroKy are the one The Worldwide All-Timers, they don’t seem to be the one gamers in TI9 who wish to grow to be twice champions. Your entire lineup of the OG The Worldwide 2018 championship returns on TI9, as do the opposite 4 gamers on the KuroKy TI7 successful group. TI5 winner Peter “ppd” Dager will search to take Ninjas in pajamas to the highest, whereas Evil Geniuses has a pair of IT winners in Syed "SumaiL" Hassan and Gustav "s4" Magnusson.
Worldwide 2019 begins on August 15.