2020 has seen a massive influx of Dota 2 players reaching the amazing 10,000 Matchmaking Rating bracket and now the first Chinese player to do so has been crowned.
In the past few months, after Valve had altered their MMR system, quite a few players have been reaching the upper echelons of Dota 2’s ranked system. The last professional player which had made it was Elvis ‘Scofield’ De la Cruz Peña – who became the first South American to do so, with a string of players having also been confirmed in the prior weeks. However, no Chinese player has ever been confirmed to have reached this point, even though the region has seen hundreds of amazing players over the years – until now. Guo ‘Xm’ Hongcheng has now made it to this prestigious point, becoming the first Chinese player to do so.
Xm is no stranger to the scene, having played alongside PSG.LGD in multiple qualifiers during the 2019 Dota 2 Pro Circuit and even played through DreamLeague Season 11 with the team – during Lu ‘Maybe’ Yao’s break due to his marriage. Xm is a long-standing player along CDEC Gaming and even in an interview last year, Yang “Chalice” Shenyi praised the young player stating that he “is really skilled among other rookies. Also, he’s an all-rounder.”
Confirmed via his Weibo account and that of LGD Gaming, the above picture shows off Xm’s amazing achievement in breaking into the 10,000 MMR ranks and becoming only the 16th player to do so. As many around the world remain on lockdown or self-quarantine, it will be interesting to see how many new players will make it to this prestigious level in Dota 2 Matchmaking.