Guo ‘Xm’ Hongcheng has become the first Chinese player to reach the highly coveted 10,000 MMR ranking.
Indeed, the 10k MMR club is growing bigger and bigger. China recorded its first Chinese member of the 10k MMR club as Xm joined the elite list of players with five-digit MMR.
— StarLadder Dota 2 (@StarLadderDota2) April 14, 2020
Malaysian player Cheng “NothingToSay” Jin Xiang was the first 10,000 MMR player recorded on China’s server. This makes Xm the second player to hit the mark in China’s server, though he is the first Chinese player to do so.
Xm is the current middle lane player of CDEC Gaming. He has previously played under the banner of famous Chinese teams such as Vici Gaming Potential, EHOME.Immortal, and PSG.LGD. He had a huge role in the recent success of CDEC Gaming in the China Dota 2 Development League Season 2. The team’s second-place finish was a nice return for CDEC after its prior absence from the top of the game’s pro scene.
CDEC Gaming seemed to take a step out of from the limelight for a time. The team struggled to find its footing in the Chinese region. With powerhouse teams such as Vici Gaming and Invictus Gaming to contend with, the region is a total bloodbath at the top.
In 2015, CDEC Gaming had a memorable run in The International 2015. The team was considered an underdog but managed to nearly pull off a Cinderella run. The Chinese team ended the tournament with an impressive second-place finish, losing to Evil Geniuses in the final.
Meanwhile, Elvis “Scofield” De la Cruz Peña became the first South American player to hit 10,000 MMR. He is currently a support player for beastcoast.
Another Filipino player has also joined the 10K MMR Club. Andrei “Skem” On, support player for Reech Apex, has reached the milestone recently. The Philippines now has the biggest pool of elite MMR members with four total 10,000 MMR players. Currently, the 10K MMR Club has a total of 17 members from around the world.