It’s 2021 and the year 2021 and the most skilled player in the popular game of Dota 2 can be considered any gamer that you found in your random reading on the weekends. In the preceding 10 years of active participation in Dota 2, the most interesting discussions and debates among fans of the game consisted of a single question: “Who is the best existing takeout gamer in the game?”
Let’s face it, finding a coherent answer to such a pressing question or updating an existing personal hall of fame on the game of Dota 2 is not as easy as it may seem. This is due to the fact that the bulk of gamers recently resumed their participation in tournaments LAM, so on this basis, it is now rather hasty to allocate any best player on the removal in Dota 2 among all regions. However, such a top is still formed, and it was based on a variety of evaluative components, including big games, consistency, and, of course, what players achieved in the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit tournament.
Compared to other types of eSports, such as CS:GO, Dota 2 does not have an official top 10 or even top 20 world players in history or in any specific timeframe. But despite this, most people still wonder who the best player in the popular game of Dota 2, and therefore want to know what to expect from the upcoming tournament. Like competitive sports such as basketball, soccer, and other team sports, Dota 2 is not only about strategy but also about the individuals who bring their individual skills to the game and make it happen. With this in mind, we suggest you explore the list of the best players in the game Dota 2, deserving the right to bear such a title. The current top was formed based on the results of games from early 2020, to early 2021.
EMO FROM INVICTUS GAMING
Despite being only 20 years old, Yee Zhou “Emo” already deserves the right to be called the best DOTA 2 player on the planet as a takeaway at this point. Based on the premise that desperate times call for equally desperate games, Zhou succumbed to his “run or fight” reflexes and took part in a game for Team Invictus Gaming.
Even so, during the grand final of the Singapore Major tournament, the young Invictus Gaming team found themselves one step (game) away from a colossal defeat to Evil Geniuses, which was a North American giant at the time. At this point, Emo made an unexpected decision and began to use taunts at his opponent in his game. And in doing so, he led the team to the trophy, even despite the 23,000 zlotys fine. Zhou carelessly sent EG a question mark. And as the match unfolded and heated up, the rush of emotion and adrenaline turned Emo into an entire battle army, but only including one person – himself. Such an “army” he completed the team formation.
Eventually, the opposing team got fed up with this clown fiesta and still gave IG a chance to play a return game in the same tournament. Emo did the same thing in their home game at DPC Dota 2 Season 2 and now wants to compete against all the world teams at AniMajor and WePlay. Team Zhou has also been invited to TI10, which means that there is a huge possibility that the whole world can see Emo again in August, but in the finals of the big season.
ABED FROM THE “EVIL GENIUSES” TEAM
Another talented player from Asia who has managed to catch the attention of the public is “Abed” Azel L. Yusop. Born in the rugged Southeast region of Asia, Abed was selected as a mid-major player by Team EG in early 2020. Since then, the NA scene has faced a significant threat, the Puck mid lane, and Storm Spirit. Abed deftly uses unstoppable heroes like the ones mentioned above, and quite often makes a real terror of his own in the enemy’s lair. When it seems to everyone that the match is one-sided, he proves his point by forcing his opponents to go back to their base and confront their team there. He really is a top takedown player in the game of Dota 2, willing to duel GG as well.
Despite rumors of his superiority in a league like NA, Abed also shows it unequivocally in the majors. Overall, it was the Singapore majors where Abed clearly showed off his skills. His EG team is also among the best, based on the DPC 2021 top, which was greatly influenced by this young skilled player.
NIGHTFALL FROM THE VIRTUS.PRO TEAM
Virtus.pro is a team that is almost the largest team in the CIS. When talking about this team, it is worth starting with its history, because the previous VP performances do not give a clear understanding of Grigorenko Egor or Nightfall. It would seem that last year the team was going through a turning point in the form of constant exchanges in the main roster and therefore nothing promised a return to the old glory days.
Eventually, Nightfall became the final link in the VP.Prodigy sister team. Here Egor made his name along with his teammates by outdoing last year’s VP achievements. Based on this, the team has been reassigned to a key squad to train for the upcoming DPC 2021.
Today, Nightfall is feared in the CIS because of his fiery aggression when controlling carrier heroes, which adds to the fear of opponents. Grigorenko has proven that he really can outperform his opponents as a takeout player even without having outstanding game experience. It’s thanks to Nightfall that his team was able to take silver in the DPC 2021 top, so he deservedly gets the title of Virtus.pro’s savior.
ARTEEZY FROM EVIL GENIUSES
Babaev Artur or “Arteezy”, who represents the NA scene in Dota 2, is among the best NA tuskers at the moment. Even though Arteezy is probably not the most prominent player in the world, he still replaces that with a steady personal performance as the 1st takeout on his team.
That being said, he can apply his personal skills at any time when the situation demands it of him. One of the last games on BTS Pro Series Season 2: Americas showed how Artesia uses his skills and items in battle in stages to tackle an entire squad of enemies. Since 2014, this badass player has never missed a TI and has competed on a large scale in Dota 2, as well as playing in numerous majors.
Arthur is truly a recognized veteran of the NA platform, but he also stands out from the crowd due to his years of consistency. Consequently, he is worthy of the title of one of the best gamers of 2021 in the game of Dota 2.
MATUMBAMAN OF TEAM SECRET
Aukusti Urpalainen Lasse or better known as “MATUMBAMAN”‘s steady and measured play has largely gone unnoticed. Even despite the team’s fairly confident performance at the Singapore Major tournament, it’s still easy for them to lose sight of the other teams that were at its epicenter.
However, the field of Team Liquid’s decline before the upcoming competition at International 2019, Matumbaman has definitely gone off the deep end to analyze his own game. Team Secret became a lineup where he was able to prove to former teammates and his fans that he wasn’t as unnecessary ballast on the team as everyone had previously thought. Then MATUMBAMAN was able, with the support of his teammates, to surpass his opponents in everything.
After gaining confidence, MATUMBAMAN’s upcoming stop will be the DPC majors, followed by the International 10 to prove his personal worth once again. Additionally, the gold Team Secret received in the 2020 tournaments demonstrates everything without words. The team has as many as 7 championship titles, which clearly puts the team among those Dota 2 teams worth betting on.
OTHER CANDIDATES WORTHY OF THE TITLE
Unfortunately, there are only five of the best gamers in Dota 2, but the following players have a chance to take the top spots in this list:
AME FROM THE PSG.LGD TEAM
Chunyu Wang “Ame”, a two-time silver medalist in the Singapore Major, was the final founding member of PSG.LGD, who finished in second place in his last two international tournaments. Ame became popular because of his versatile heroism and quick decision-making skills. These qualities are the reason why Wang is considered one of the top players in the world.
MICKEY FROM LIQUID
There is no denying the fact that Michael “miCKe” Wu and Team Liquid had personal key moments during their entire season (from last year to this year). From their amazing performance in the lower grids of ESL One Germany 2020 to their most recent participation in WePlay AniMajor. When it comes to the world’s strongest players in Europe, the team, and MiCe himself, are the ones who will be talked about all the time, and for good reason.
Probably With PSG.LGD
We also put Anatan Fama “ana” at the bottom of the current top just because he doesn’t fit the timing requirements to the fullest extent. Having resumed playing on the OG team after a year off, it was predictable that the team would need significantly more time to practice. However, approaching the championship itself, many are hoping Ana will show a better result at the International 10 qualifiers.
In the end, in Dota 2, anyone can win at the last moment. And by that, we mean TI10 and WePlay AniMajor 2021.