With 116 heroes in three classes, it is often a challenge for people to try and choose various characters for play. This includes trying to decide which characters a player is going to focus one’s attention on in competitive matches. However, one person has managed to compete with every single hero in the game in competitive play.
Kuro “Kuroky” Takhesomi has officially become the first professional Dota 2 competitor to play as every single hero in the game in the professional competition. The captain of Team Liquid and a champion at The International 2017, Kuroky attained the accomplishment during a seeding match.
While playing in the European Qualifiers and having already gotten into the Chongqing Major, Kuroky and his team competed in a seeding match with Alliance. While Kuroky picked Meepo in the first game, he decided to take Templar Assassin in the next one. That was the last hero that he had yet to play as in the game.
Kuroky has been one of the most popular players in Dota 2 history. He was an early adopter of the game and had been a popular carry competitor. However, he has evolved into the support field in recent time. He has moved forward over the years to compete with many prominent groups like Natus Vincere and Team Secret. He started his own team in 2015, although that team was picked up by Team Liquid not long after that. He would soon lead Team Liquid to the title at The International 2017. His extensive experience in playing Dota 2 has helped him to become familiar with many of the game’s heroes, thus allowing him to work with more of these heroes while in the heat of competition.
His immense experience has also helped him to become one of the highest-earning esports competitors in history. According to esportsearnings.com, Kuroky has earned about $4.1 million in playing the game. This includes the $2.17 million that he earned after winning The International 2017 and the $357,000 he got at this year’s edition of The International when he finished in fourth. He has nearly $400,000 more in career winnings than the closest person on the list, fellow Dota 2 player and winner of this year’s The International Johan “N0tail” Sundstein.
The achievement that he has made is impressive primarily due to the extreme wealth of heroes that people can use in Dota 2. However, there is also the consideration that many players will stick with one to four heroes when playing. The metagame layout allows people to handle many competitive situations with an assortment of hero options, although not all competitive players in the esports field will do this.
Although the achievement that Kuroky has made is impressive, he will have to continue to be on his feet when trying to maintain this accomplishment. Mars is expected to be released very soon as the latest hero for competitive play. Further heroes are expected to be released as the game moves forward, although it is uncertain as to who will be added further on as the game evolves and more game modes are produced.