posted by Smyke,
Almost no Dota 2 tournaments are ongoing, nor is there any social media activity or pro streams — every team competing at The International 2018 is focused on practising for the upcoming mega event in Vancouver. We take a look at the leaderboard: who is trying the hardest?
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While's No[o]ne already got second place in Europe with his smurf, he was able to achieve the same in North America — the Ukrainian midlaner is the only top-10 player in two different regions. However, first place belongs to a player from the Southeast Asian region: Abed 'Abed' Yusop is the best player in NA right now.

Like Yeik Nai 'MidOne' Zheng, who is in fourth, a lot of players from many different countries are active in North America at the moment, since they're preparing in that region for the upcoming The International 2018 in Vancouver.

While Artour 'Arteezy' Babaev is listed third, two more TI players made it into the top 10: Omar 'w33haa' Aliwi from paiN Gaming* in sixth, and Quinn 'CCnC' Callahan in tenth.