High 10 SEA Dota 2 Gamers of 2022
Whereas the veterans of the SEA scene are nonetheless taking part in robust and giving some wonderful performances, it was the brand new era of gamers who really showcased their expertise and elevated the scene to new heights in 2022.
There have been a number of who confirmed consistency all through the season, whereas others displayed an intensive understanding of the sport and the meta.
Listed below are the ten gamers who greatest managed to take action in 2022.
2022 for Southeast Asia (SEA) Dota 2 was fairly a aggressive 12 months, as new organizations emerged to problem the powerhouses within the area. Whereas the veterans of the SEA scene continued to play to their robust skills and gave some wonderful performances, it was the brand new era of gamers who’ve proven their expertise whereas additionally elevating the scene to new heights in 2022 because the area grew to become the host for this 12 months’s Worldwide.
Regardless of its shortcomings all through the season, the 2021/2022 version of the Dota Professional Circuit (DPC) has positively given a platform for these gamers in each the Decrease and Higher Divisions to showcase their hidden expertise and ability to the worldwide Dota 2 group. Listed below are the ten gamers who greatest managed to take action in 2022.
Worawit “Q” Mekchai might be probably the most underrated participant on the checklist. Whereas the Thai assist primarily performed for Inspire.Belief Gaming within the earlier two years, his debut with Talon Esports within the second tour of the SEA DPC was the chance he wanted to show his value.
Throughout his debut season with the Hong Kong based mostly group, Talon Esports had been capable of acquire promotion into Division I for the final tour of the aggressive season in addition to qualifying for the Arlington Main and The Worldwide 2022 (TI11). Nonetheless, Talon Esports had been unable to carry out on the worldwide stage because the group bombed out of each the Main and TI11 within the group phases.
In 2022, Q has been estimated to have made regardless of having a good aggressive season. Whereas Q and Talon may not have achieved their desired targets of their debut season, the workforce’s option to retain the assist participant reveals their religion within the participant and will show to be fruitful as we head into 2023.
Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla’s development in 2022 is a sight to behold. The previous Neon Esports participant was recruited into Fnatic in 2022 as a comparatively unknown participant. Nonetheless, because the season progressed Jaunuel emerged as a place 5 participant that each carry would like to have on their workforce. Apart from particular person brilliance within the laning section, Jaunuel additionally acted as Fnatic’s defend every so often with clutch saves and spectacular warding expertise.
Regardless of taking part in within the place 5 position and possessing comparatively low farm inside his workforce, Jaunuel nonetheless manages to alter the course of the sport many instances in 2022 with essential saves on heroes like Bane, recreation altering initiations on his signature Treant Protector and even along with his imposing laning presence on Enchantress. His efforts additionally helped Fnatic to attain a prime 8 end on the Stockholm Main in addition to a 4th place end at ESL One Malaysia 2022.
On prime of a good aggressive season, Jaunuel additionally had the very best common on assists per recreation throughout the second tour of the 2021/22 DPC SEA Higher Division with 16.19 assists per match
With Fnatic retaining the so-called “Mullet God” for the upcoming season, it will likely be fascinating to see if he will help Fnatic to attain its lengthy overdue success on the worldwide stage in 2023.
Following his transfer to BOOM Esports in 2022, Rolen Andrei Gabriel “skem” Ong made a reputation for himself as top-of-the-line place 5 assist gamers within the area. Moreover, skem performed a serious position in BOOM’s success throughout the 2021/2022 version of the Dota Professional Circuit because the group received two worldwide LAN championships in Dubai & Thailand whereas additionally dominating the regional league.
Apart from skem’s adaptability and management expertise, skem’s mastery on helps equivalent to Weaver and Enchantress made him a formidable opposition as he might change the tides for his workforce in essential moments. Moreover, throughout his one 12 months stint with BOOM Esports, skem has made roughly $146,824.80 in prize winnings
Now returning to his pure place as a carry participant for Geek Fam, skem finds himself in yet one more well-rounded roster. Nonetheless, it will likely be fascinating to see if skem can carry out at his greatest with a brand new workforce.
Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon continues to show himself as top-of-the-line carries in 2022, as he grew to become a vital key participant in Talon Esport’s rise inside the regional league. Whereas his surprising elimination from T1 throughout the center of the season made headlines, his redemption story with Talon Esports was even higher.
23savage checks all the suitable containers as a carry. He excels at laning, makes probably the most of his farm, strategically avoids opponent ganks, and places on the type of teamfight performances that every one groups need from a carry. However what really distinguishes him from the remaining is his extraordinary capability to summon farm even when his squad is overwhelmingly outmatched in opposition to robust oppositions.
Along with his common Okay/D/A of 6.30/4.95/7.40 per recreation at TI11 , 23savage additionally grew to become the primary ever Dota 2 participant to have reached the fabled 13,000 MMR milestone.
Whereas 23savage may need suffered a slight drop by way of achievements in 2022, Talon Esports wish to problem the powerhouses of the SEA area within the upcoming season with 23savage on the helm.
Djardel Jicko B. “DJ” Mampusti didn’t have an awesome 12 months in 2021 as his potentials had been held again with the participant taking part in out of his consolation zone as a place 5 assist. Nonetheless, in 2022 DJ has as soon as once more proved the doubters flawed as he returned to his most well-liked place 4 position.
Resulting from his wealth of experience all through the years, DJ was nonetheless thought of among the many prime place 4 gamers within the space and was essential to Fnatic’s success all through the entire season, together with a prime 4 end at ESL One Malaysia 2022. Moreover, DJ was capable of help his laning companion admirably whereas additionally giving respiration room to different lanes along with his rotations.
In 2022, DJ has been estimated to have made roughly $85,426 from attending 11 completely different occasions Nonetheless going into his eighth 12 months with Fnatic, many are hoping for Fnatic to carry out effectively on the worldwide stage within the upcoming season as DJ appears to guide the brand new era of gamers inside the workforce.
Whereas Armel Paul “Armel ” Tabios may not at present be the most effective midlaner in SEA, his performances with Fnatic in 2022 has been nothing in need of a redemption story as he grew to become a vital a part of the workforce’s success all through the season.
Along with a prime 8 end on the Stockholm Main in addition to a 4th place end at ESL One Malaysia 2022, Armel additionally cemented his legacy as top-of-the-line midlaners on this planet by defeating Nigma Galaxy’s Syed “SumaiL” Hassan in a 1v1 match at ESL One Malaysia.
Throughout his time at TI11, Armel has a good common Okay/D/A of 8.21/4.84/10.58 per recreation Nonetheless together with DJ & Jaunuel, Armel is seeking to show himself as soon as once more as Fnatic’s midlaner within the upcoming season.
Saieful “Fbz” Ilham carried out above expectations in 2022 as a part of BOOM Esports’ roster, because the Indonesian offlaner grew to become top-of-the-line offlaners on this planet. Moreover, his clutch performs with Mars are a sight to behold because the workforce dominated the regional league in 2022.
On prime of reaching a prime 8 end on the Arlington Main, Fbz additionally managed to win again to again GAMERS GALAXY: Invitational Sequence tournaments in Dubai & Thailand. Nonetheless regardless of the workforce’s regional dominance, its kind in worldwide competitions step by step diminished because the season progressed.
Following the current aggressive season, Fbz has roughly made round $146,824 in prize pool winnings . Moreover, Fbz’s efforts in 2022 had been effectively rewarded as he renewed his contract with the Indonesian based mostly group.
Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong was initially introduced in as an alternative to Justine “Tino” Grimaldo within the regional finals of the primary tour. Nonetheless, following his dominant efficiency BOOM Esports determined to signal JaCkky on a everlasting contract in 2022 from Inspire.Belief Gaming.
Underneath the steerage of coach Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung, JaCkky grew to become top-of-the-line carries within the SEA area with a number of championship titles to his identify in 2022 on prime of dominating the regional league.
Nonetheless, following the workforce’s mediocre Ninth-Twelfth end at TI11 JaCkky determined to pursue different alternatives for the upcoming season as a part of Bleed Esports’ new Dota 2 roster. Moreover, the Laotian carry roughly made round $149,424 in prize pool winnings in 2022
For yet one more 12 months, Timothy John “Tims” Randrup has proven his prowess as a place 4 assist participant. Tims maintained his very good play when most veterans had been eclipsed by their youthful opponents.
Tims is an professional in his place, as he was capable of present wonderful help as a assist whereas additionally relieving stress off his teammates throughout the early phases of the sport. Moreover, Tims may also be seen making essential selections and clutch performs when the workforce wanted him probably the most.
Throughout his time with BOOM Esports, Tims had an general win-loss ratio of 170 wins & 95 losses throughout his 265 video games with the Indonesian based mostly group Nonetheless, after the workforce’s mediocre Ninth-Twelfth end at TI11, Tims determined to return to his native nation as he selected to symbolize Philippines in an all-star roster in Blacklist Worldwide for the upcoming season.
Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer is undoubtedly the most effective participant within the SEA Dota 2 scene in 2022. Thought of by many as one of the crucial lethal and constant midlaners in SEA, his mechanical ability is undeniably on par with among the greatest midlaners on this planet.
His play on picks equivalent to his signature Ember Spirit, Templar Murderer and Kunkka drew bans from opponents all year long. Nonetheless, regardless of being the first goal in workforce fights Yopaj would at all times discover a strategy to flip the tides to his benefit.
Like others inside his workforce, Yopaj was a vital half in BOOM Esports’ regional dominance in addition to a number of championship titles in 2022. Having renewed his contract with the group for 2023, Yopaj will probably be trying so as to add extra accolades to his identify for the upcoming season.
In 2022, Yopaj made an estimated $146,824.80 from 10 completely different tournaments all year long Moreover, Yopaj at present has an general win-loss ratio of 184 wins & 100 losses with BOOM Esports
Rafli “Mikoto” Rahman carried out above expectations with Talon Esports in 2022, as he grew to become a vital participant in Talon Esports’ rise to Division I of the SEA DPC.
Along with doing an impressive job within the midlane within the laning section, Mikoto additionally units the tempo for the workforce throughout the early phases of the sport along with his essential rotations whereas additionally offering 23savage the area wanted to farm.
Whereas Mikoto and Talon Esports may not have achieved their desired targets of their debut season, the choice to retain Mikoto for the upcoming season would possibly bear fruit within the upcoming season as Division I appears to be stacked with robust opponents.
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