Good Game, Well Played: Abed First To Reach 10K MMR

After weeks of hard work, Digital Chaos’ carry player, Abed Azel ‘Abed’ Yusop has finally reached 10K MMR.

The First 10K MMR Player

The past few weeks have seen notable names in the professional DOTA 2 scene go neck-and-neck in the race to 10K MMR. Abed, however, would take the long break after The Summit 7 to pull away from the rest of the pack.

Abed played a total of 36 ranked games since The Summit 7, losing only 9 times. In particular, even more impressive was his performance over the past six days. In that span, he played 24 games, dropping only 3 to finally reach 10K MMR.


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The 16-year-old Filipino, who recently left his home country to further his DOTA career, used a combination of his best-known mid lane heroes to reach the milestone. This includes Queen of Pain, Lina, and his signature, Meepo. 

Before Abed, Zhang ‘Paparazi’ Chengjun was the closest to reaching the 10K MMR. iG.Vitality’s midlaner managed to cross 9.8K MMR a few months ago. Unfortunately, his MMR hasn’t climbed up since. His MMR now stands at somewhere around the 9.5K MMR mark. Other notable contenders for the race to the 10K MMR are Team Liquid’s Amer ‘Miracle-‘ Al-Barkawi, and Team Secret’s Zheng ‘MidOne’ Yeik Nai.

The TI7 Regional Qualifiers

With the TI7 Regional Qualifiers underway, Abed will likely not have much time to pad his historical 10K MMR. However, that bodes well for us fans, as this means that we’ll see him showcase his truly remarkable skills at the North American Regional Qualifiers.

As of the moment, Digital Chaos sits in the middle of the bracket. Only time will tell whether Abed will be able to carry his team to a slot at Seattle later this year.