What do these players have in common? joinDOTA League!

posted by Abelle,
Before we announced the return of the joinDOTA League, we teased you on Twitter with a gif featuring several pro players with something in common. Now, we're here to give you a look at their time in jDL!

jo Amer 'Miracle-' Al-Barkawi

Season 4/4 Bunnies 1 Turtle
Season 4/Balkan Bears Corleone
Notable Teammates
jo Yazied 'YapzOr' Jaradat

Miracle- started consistently playing professional Dota 2 in 2014, and the joinDOTA League was one of the places he began to gain experience. In Season 4, he played with a team known as 4 Bunnies 1 Turtle, which jo Yazied 'YapzOr' Jaradat joined a few games into the season. He moved Balkan Bears Corleone mid-season and played the rest of Season 4 with the squad, still alongside YapzOr.

Miracle- and YapzOr after Liquid elimintated Secret at TI7

During his time with BBC, Miracle- also played in the joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 1. They crushed the European group stage (in Group 1 of two), during which matches were best-of-two. When they reached the playoff stage, however, they lost 4/5 single game series and didn’t reach the playoffs.

Miracle- was dropped from the team, but used the time to grind MMR in pubs. He reached the top of the European leaderboards, joined the pre-OG stack (monkey) Business and then two years later, won a TI.

bg Ivan 'MinD_ContRoL' Borislavov

Season 4/AftershockGaming
Season 4/Basically Unknown
Season 5/Hehe United

Notable Teammates
se Linus 'Kefka' Bleckert
fr Sebastien 'Ceb' Debs
nl Alaan 'Bamboe' Faraj

Our second TI winner on this list is MinD_ContRoL, who got his start in pro Dota 2 a bit earlier than Miracle-, but made his first joinDOTA League appearance in Season 4 as well. His team at the time was called AftershockGaming Int. The team left their org in November 2014 and became Basically Unknown. By the end of Season 4, both 7ckngmad and SexyBamboe had joined BU.

MinD_ContRoL played just a few matches in Season 5 with his next team, Hehe United. A few months later, it was the post-TI5 shuffle and MinD_ContRoL became part of de Kuro S. 'KuroKy' Takhasomi’s new stack, 5Jungz. The stack became Team Liquid two months after forming, and though took some time to reach its current form, MinD_ContRoL, Kuro and fi Lasse 'Matumbaman' Urpalainen all stuck it out with their squad and are now TI champions.

ru Roman 'RAMZEs' Kushnarev

Season 8/.feat
Notable Teammates
ua Viktor 'GeneRaL' Nigrini
ru Dmitry 'AxMo' Morozov
ru Rinat 'KingR' Abdullin

Ramzes was just a few weeks shy of his 16th birthday when he was picked up by ScaryFacez in April 2015. SFZ is perhaps best known for being one of two teams involved in the longest game in Dota 2 history, Cloud9 vs SFZ in StarLadder Season 12, but Ramzes joined about a month after that historic game. He stayed with the team for 6 months, which was long enough to play in Division 1 of both Seasons 6 and 7 of the joinDOTA League.

He joined CIS Rejects after SFZ, but played Season 8 with a stack named .feat along with KingR. He was getting to be well known as a very strong carry player, but jumped between a few different teams before landing in ru Virtus.pro in August 2016.

pe Abraham 'Kingteka' Canez

Season 10/Not Today
Season 10/Infamous

Notable Teammates
pe Benjamin 'Benjaz' Lanao Barrios
pe Farith 'Matthew-' Puente
pe Leonardo 'Leostyle-' Sifuentes
pe Christian 'Accel' Cruz
pe Steve 'stingeR' Vargas
pe Alonso 'kotaro' Leon Arango

Kingteka’s time in the joinDOTA League was much more recent. His squad for the majority of Season 10 was the same one he attended TI7 with – pe Infamous. In fact, Infamous were also the overall winners of the Division 1 in Americas for joinDOTA League Season 10 after finishing league play with the second best record before rolling through Exodus and then paiN Gaming in the Semifinal and Grand Final.

ph Kimuel B. 'kim0' Rodis

Season 1/Execration
Season 2/Execration
Season 3/Execration
Season 4/Execration
Season 5/Execration
Season 6/Execration
Season 10/Execration
Notable Teammates
ph Abed 'Abed' Yusop
ph Djardel 'DJ' Mampusti
ph Kim Villafuerte 'Gabbi' Santos
ph Fernando 'Nando' Mendoza

LeumiK (aka Kim0) is a true jDL veteran. He’s also unique in that every season of jDL he’s played, he’s been on ph Execration. He had his first jDL match in February 2014, way back in Season 1. Execration itself hasn’t managed to hold onto a stable roster, but Leumik has been a constant, even through times that the entire roster was dropped.

In fact, Leumik has played in more seasons of jDL than he’s missed. Execration’s result in Season 10 was to dominate Asia’s Division 1 with a 16-2 record, so if they return for Season 11, there’s a place in Division 1 waiting for them!

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