Dota 2’s first ever 10k MMR player, Abed ‘Abed’ Yusop, has officially parted ways with Digital Chaos, ending his nearly 7-month stint with the organisation.
Me and DC have mutually agreed to part ways. My time with DC has been worthwhile and rewarding in every sense. Thank you for having me.
— ABED (@abedyusop) October 27, 2017
Initially a pub star in Southeast Asia, Abed rose to fame with Execration back in 2016 as he helped the All-Filipino squad make numerous deep runs in tournament qualifiers, culminating in a 3rd-place finish at the Wild Card stage of The International 6 where he cemented himself as one of the best Meepo players in the world.
Abed then joined Jimmy ‘DeMoN’ Ho in Team Onyx in January of 2017 where his Meepo helped the team secure a slot at the Kiev Major and essentially, Digital Chaos’ sponsorship.
With Digital Chaos, Abed made history as the first ever 10K MMR player. Although it came in questionable fashion, Abed made sure to back it up with actual results. Following his achievement, Abed helped Digital Chaos secure a spot at The International 7 where they would ultimately finish in 9-12th place, losing to LGD Gaming 2-0.
Abed’s departure comes on the heels of David ‘MoonMeander’ Tan revealing on his personal stream that he and Abed were set to be replaced by DeMoN and Bryle before the Canadian Dota 2 player backed out, paving the way for Max ‘qojqva’ Bröcke.
So far, only DeMoN has joined Digital Chaos. Although it is still possible for qojqva to join up with his former Team Liquid teammates.
What’s Next for the 10K MMR Player?
The 10k MMR player was spotted paying a visit to his former team earlier this month. However, a reunion is highly unlikely given the current state of things; Execration recently took home honors at The Major League LAN and look like in great shape as a team overall.
Abed joining Fnatic is also very possible and is something that Daryl Koh ‘iceiceice’ Pei Xiang of Mineski “confirmed” on stream. However, he did add in the same stream that the original plan must not have fallen through, which isn’t too far off considering Fnatic will want to stick as a five-man now that they’re playing in two straight LAN tournaments at the ESL Hamburg Major and Dota PIT Minor.
Either way, don’t expect Abed to remain teamless for long. Few are as exciting and as aggressive as the 17-year-old mid player. And, even fewer also have a hero that’s worthy of a respect ban in nearly every game.
Where do you think Abed will end up? Will he return to Execration? Or will he be donning the Fnatic jersey come next month? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.