This year in Dota 2 has given many of the professional players a chance to grind away at their personal match making rating (MMR) and this week, another two players have reached the amazing 11,000 MMR mark.
When the first player hit the 11K MMR mark in May of this year, it was not expected that so many would follow suit – but that was far from the case as there are now a total of 10 players who have breached the threshold. The last player to get this point was Quinn “CCnC” Callahan, who managed to accomplish this a few short hours after Artour “Arteezy” Babaev and Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte. Joining the latter mentioned TNC Predator player as of today would be Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios, who was confirmed as the tenth player overall to acquire this prestigious MMR. As per all of these achievements, Armel posted his proof to his Twitter account where we see some rather epic stats from the mid-laner.
Managing to break into the top 10 players to reach this peak is no easy feat but Armel was beaten to the number 9 spot by a few short days as Arets “Crystallis” Remco managed to nab that spot on November 23rd. The B8 position 1 player, who is only 19 years of age and relatively unknown to the Dota 2 world, managed to complete his journey from 10K to 11K in just one month – having reached the former on October 22nd, 2020.
In his Tweet, Crystallis pays homage to Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen’s quest to show that “anyone” can reach 11K MMR – even showing of what seems like an impossible 3500 GPM record on Slark. Even with such an oddly amazing record on hand and 11K MMR, B8 have been far from ever winning any event, having dismal performances and countless losses consistently.
For both Armel and Crystallis, there are no current events scheduled, so it is unlikely that we will see them playing in the comings weeks – but with the December holiday period coming up, it is likely that we see more players reaching the 11K MMR achievement before the year is out.