DOTA 2 has become popular since the first release in steam, this game required you to install Steam first. Because of DOTA 2, steam gets massive install and player. Steam become one of the biggest platform/ online shops for the game in the world.
DOTA 2 has more realistic graphics than most MOBA games which mostly has cartoon graphics. With its fascinating gameplay, decent control, and a ton of character made this game played many people around the world. It never lacks update, tournament, and has become official Esport in the world.
DOTA 2 become #1 biggest eSports prize pool in the world with his biggest prize pool over $ 20.000.000 in The International tournament, that held in KeyArena, Settle, Washington. I love this game so much. Many professional players here, like an actor which has a lot of fans. The gameplay is so exciting, you need teamwork to win this game.
And the most interesting is, there always weekly tournament you can watch free on Youtube or Twitch. For Youtube I recommend you to watch in Dota Digest channel, it has many updated tournaments and it’s highlighted, so you don’t need to watch all entire game to enjoy it.
Every pro player has a special hero or often called signature hero where they have mastered that hero very well. His skill to use that hero is very impressive, exceeding most pro player on that hero. For the example, Dendi has a great performance at The International 2013 tournament when using his signature hero Pudge. So, today we will discuss Top 15 Pro pLayer DOTA 2 With His Special Hero:
1. Miracle- (Invoker)
A miracle boy, that’s what people say to this player. His full name is Amer Al-Barkawi. He was born in Jordan on June 20, 1997. Miracle becomes popular after he reached 8k+ MMR, surpassing top player w33, and become #1 highest MMR in the world.
He invited N0tail to join (monkey) Business and then it changes to OG after being sponsored. In OG Miracle become core player with his impressive ability. He won Frankfurt Major, Manilla Major, and etc. Unfortunately, Miracle and his team lose against TNC in The International 2016.
After that event, Miracle out from OG and joined Team Liquid. In Liquid He collaborate with another professional player, including gh, matumbaman, and Kuroky. He gets big success after winning The International 2017.
2. BurNing (Antimage)
Xu “BurNIng” Zhilei is a professional DOTA 2 player which very impressive in using Antimage. He was born in Tongling, the Anhui Province east in China on April 2, 1988 (age 30). He got 1000 GPM in the tournament when playing against OG. His super fast farming makes him become God of Antimage, and there are still no one can beat his GPM record in the tournament.
3. Dendi (Pudge)
Who doesn’t know Dendi? Every DOTA 2 player must know this person. He is the first and the most popular professional player in DOTA 2. Danil “Dendi” Ishutin was born in Lviv, Ukraine on December 30, 1989. His career is documented in “Free To Play” film. Since young Dendi has amazing talent in playing DOTA.
He starts his career by play in an internet cafe, He still young in that time, but he can beat much older and experienced player. His success grows quickly after winning The International 2011.
The most sensational event is “fountain hook” where Dendi using Pudge and then combining his hook with Chen’s ultimate in order to hook an enemy into the fountain then kill it. His hook is very accurate and has perfect timing, He is the best Pudge player in the world.
4. s4 (Puck)
Gustav “s4” Magnusson was born on April 1, 1992 (age 26) in Swedish and currently playing for OG. He is very skillful when to play using Puck and Magnus. His fast hand makes Puck almost can’t be touch and difficult to catch. The biggest achievement for him is when he becomes a winner in The International 2013, He and his team Alliance beat NAVI and get great performance.
5. Kuroky (Rubick)
Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi was born in Germany October 28, 1992 (age 25). When He is a kid He suffered from disabilities to his legs. He can’t play outside like general kid. That’s why he starts playing a video game. Kuroky is very good in playing support, and his most skillful hero is Rubick. He can steal skill enemies ultimate faster and very useful in team fights.
6. Abed (Meepo)
Abed Azel L. Yusop is a Filipino professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for Fnatic. He was born on August 2, 2000 (age 17). He is the first DOTA 2 player which can reach 10k MMR in the world. His ability on using Meepo is incredible, Once He picks Meepo + Silencer in his team, He becomes aggressive and makes enemies give up earlier.
7. Eternal Envy ( Terrorblade)
Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao is a Canadian professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for Fnatic. He was born on July 2, 1991 (age 26). His ability using Terrorblade is no doubt, He often get winning when to use it in many competition matches. He becomes very dangerous in the late game if there is no one gank him on the top.
8. Suma1L (Storm Spirit)
Syed Sumail Hassan is a Professional Dota 2 player was born in Karachi, Pakistan. He is currently playing for Evil Geniuses and was born in February 13, 1999 (age 19). He also the youngest DOTA 2 pro player in the world.
His ability to play Storm Spirit is very impressive. He play very aggressive and offensive, that can make enemies inconvenience and break their defense. His biggest achievement is when getting the first champion on The International 2015. He even can get ultra kill with regeneration rune still active.
9. Gh (Earthshaker)
Maroun “GH” Merhej is a professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for Team Liquid. He was born in Lebanon. He plays Earthshaker very nice that can make enemies in danger and with perfect timing he can become the most important hero in the game.
10. JerAx (Earthspirit)
Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka is a professional Dota 2 player from Finland who currently plays for OG. He was born in Finland May 7, 1992 (age 25). He has an amazing ability on playing Earthspirit, many times He saves his team and become aggressive ganker in the early game. Give much pressure to enemies and hunt carry over and over again until his become winner.
11. Matumbaman (Lone Druid)
Lasse Aukusti “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen is a DOTA 2 pro player from Finland. He was born on March 3, 1995 (age 23). His ability to use Lone Druid is excellent. After He got radiance he becomes unstoppable, He can rat the barracks and tower very fast. With the help of his team Miracle, gh and other, this perfect team can beat any other pro team easily.
12. N0taiL (Naga Siren)
Johan “N0tail” Sundstein is a professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for OG. He was born in Denmark at October 8, 1993 (age 24). He can farm quickly and rat enemies tower easily when used Naga Siren.
Once he got Manta Style, Diffusal Blade, Radiance, and Octariane Core, it means the end to enemies. He uses an ultimate attack (Song of Siren) at the right time that can bring enemies to ruin. He can control all illusion perfectly and rat all tower gradually.
13. Arise (Magnus)
Turtoi “Arise” Ionut is a Romanian DO 2 player who last played for Entity Gaming. He was born in Romania April 8, 1993 (age 25). Unlike the other professional player, He doesn’t focus on playing competition match and doesn’t get any achievement. But his ability using Magnus is impressive, He can become semi support or carry. He often did ultimate (Reverse Polarity) to 5 heroes, and kill them instantly.
14. Sumiya (Invoker)
Sumiya spent over 7000 match using Invoker. His ability to use Invoker is beyond other professional player like Miracle or Sumail. He even try some new meta like rush aghanim without midas, buy Dagon, Desolator, Maelstorm, and Drum of Endurance.
He also buy a ring of protection instead of null talisman when play againts Phantom Assassin in the early game. His can cast skill very fast and his combo is fascinating and deadly. He can do rampage easily in the ranked match with his fast hand and impressive ability.
15. Attacker (Kunkka)
Mohammed “Attacker” Almheiri is a professional Dota 2 player from Dubai who is currently teamless. He is currently a streamer with Complexity Gaming. Like Arise and Sumiya, Attacker doesn’t evolved on competition match, but he often streaming when playing ranked.
His ability to play Kunkka is extraordinary, he can comeback many times with some Divine Rapier items. His combination skill also various, and always on right position and timing. He play Kunkka so hilarious that make us think using Kunkka is easy. Nonstop war, that’s what you will see when watch him playing.
Okay, I think it’s enough for now. There are still many professional player out if there, like Midone, Paparazi, Noone, Mushi, and others, they have the amazing ability too. But, I can’t include all them because my time is limited and there are still many stuff I have to do. You can check on youtube or other streaming platform to learn and improve your playing ablilty. Have a nice day!