Steven R. March 29, 2020
There’s a debate to be had about who the best Dota 2 team in the world is. OG has possibly the most talented lineup, Team Secret looked dominant at the last major, but TNC Predator stands atop the Dota Pro Circuit standings. Evil Geniuses can also enter into that conversation on the merit that they likely have the highest combined MMR of any Dota 2 team in the world today.
That’s because Andreas Franck "Cr1t-" Nielsen took to Twitter to announce that he has cleared the 10,000 MMR mark, reaching 10,010. He joins three Evil Geniuses teammates in Abed Azel L. Yusop, Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev, and Artour “Arteezy” Babaev in the 10K MMR club.
Reaching a five-figure MMR has long been one of the biggest achievements in Dota 2. Only a small number of professionals have been able to reach the 10,000 MMR mark, and staying there for any length of time is almost impossible.
Only 13 other players have achieved this, including the likes of Syed “SumaiL” Hassan, Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko, and Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng. Though MMR doesn’t directly correlate to professional success, Cr1t- still joins illustrious company. He isn’t alone, though.
Cr1t- joins Dota 2’s 10K MMR club alongside a couple of other players who have reached five-figure MMR numbers.
Limmp, V-Tune join 10K MMR Club with Cr1t-
Alongside Cr1t-, Alliance mid laner Linus "Limmp" Blomdin and CIS journeyman Alik "V-Tune" Vorobey also cleared the 10,000 MMR threshold.
Limmp has been competing at the top of the Dota scene since 2014, with much of his career being spent with compLexity Gaming. He currently plays for Alliance and has played better than ever since returning to the European scene.
V-Tune is a less familiar name for most Dota 2 fans, first surfacing in 2018 during his time with the all-Ukrainian Odium squad. He bounced around throughout 2019, playing for Aachen City Esports, Winstrike Team, and HellRaisers. He most recently played for FlyToMoon.
The full list of players to reach 10,000 MMR is as follows:
- Cheng "NothingToSay" Jin Xiang
- Franck "Cr1t-" Nielsen
- Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto
- Alik "V-Tune" Vorobey
- Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
- Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng
- Linus "Limmp" Blomdin
- Armel Paul "Armel" Tabios
- Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko
- Syed “SumaiL” Hassan
- Aliwi “w33” Omar
- Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev
- Abed Azel L. Yusop
- Rafli Fathur "Mikoto" Rahman