The International 10 (TI10) has gathered the best teams and players in the world to battle it out for the most prestigious title in Dota 2, the Aegis of the Immortal.
When the game enters its later stages, one player bears more responsibility than anyone else to win the game for their team — the carry.
We’ve seen carry players beat incredible odds to claim victory in the past, and this year’s competitors look to do the same. Here is ONE Esports’ list of the most notable carry players to keep your eyes on at The International 10.
The 5 best carry players to watch out for at TI10
After podium finishes in the last two Internationals, Wang “Ame” Chunyu is hungrier for the Aegis now more than ever. Described by Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan as the best player in the world, Ame is truly a force to be reckoned with.
Ame has been a huge part of PSG.LGD’s success. His hero pool is gigantic, having picked 35 heroes in the last 6 months. Ame has also utilized excellent farming patterns, and he is a big part of PSG.LGD’s being the best team at capitalizing on map resources.
Ame and the rest of his team have achieved all that without their full roster. Now fully enabled, will Ame finally be able to claim the Aegis after two near misses?
As a former TI5 champion, Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan knows what it takes to win TI10. He was a wunderkind during his days with Evil Geniuses, but now he’s known as the King of consistent performances in the midlane.
SumaiL has joined OG again as their carry, and proven himself an incredible asset. His mechanical skills are among the best in the world, along with his creativity in playing unorthodox heroes as carries, such as Templar Assasin.
OG had an uneven performance during the 2021 DPC season, which is why SumaiL will need to bring his A-game if the team wishes to hoist the Aegis for the third time in a row.
Arteezy (Evil Genuises)
Artour “Arteezy” Babaev has been hailed as one of the best carry players in the world since he made his debut. Lauded for years, his farming patterns and decision-making are second to none.
Arteezy’s impact on EG cannot be overstated. They finished first in the 2021 DPC rankings after a dominating performance in the North America Upper Division. Evil Geniuses also performed well internationally, finishing second at the Singapore Major and the WePlay AniMajor.
Arteezy delivered incredible performances at all levels of Dota 2 this year. He single-handedly kept his team alive during their match against TNC Predator at the WePlay AniMajor. Arteezy is also the first player from North America to reach 11,000 MMR.
As the position implies, a carry is heavily relied on to come through for the team and ultimately lead them to victory. When it comes to Alliance, Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov is all that and more. He is the heart and soul of his squad.
Nikobaby popularized the idea of playing the carry role “like a shark”, approaching it with the resilience and tenacity of one of the world’s most fearless predators. The idea is to never stop feasting on other players and creeps as you grow stronger.
Nikobaby lives by the lessons he preaches. He had the highest kill average during the second season of DPC EU, and the highest KDA in his region.
Nikobaby notably finished in 9-12th place at International 2019 with Mineski. Since then, he has found a new home with Alliance.
Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto is one of the most active carries going into TI10. Raven has exhibited laser-like focus as a carry player and is known for making the most of difficult situations. This is why he has a higher KDA average of 6.84 in the last six months compared to Nikobaby.
Raven specializes in heroes who roam around the map quickly, find kills, then goes back to farming. He exploded onto the scene on Monkey King, Phantom Lancer, and Morphling.
Raven has proven himself to be an adaptable player. When the meta shifted to farming cores, he adjusted his hero pool accordingly. Raven is also one who likes to take fights early, a playstyle that shines on the current Dota 2 patch 7.30d which TI10 is being played on.
The International 10 will start on October 7. It will take place in Bucharest, Romania. All the action will be broadcast live on Twitch.
Find out how some of the other teams made it to The International 10 by watching this Heroes of the Game documentary presented by Foodpanda.
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