There are players and teams in Dota 2 that leave and have left their mark on our hearts, either because of their incredible level of play, because at some point they were a revelation or simply because of their personality. In this article, we are going to review the players who have spent most time together playing and competing in the professional tournaments of Valve’s MOBA.
The international champion team of The International 7 formed by Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen, Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi, Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov, Maroun “GH” Merhej and Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi have been playing the five together since January 2, 2017. This makes a total of 756 days and they keep adding up.
Although three of his players, specifically “MATUMBAMAN”, “MinD_ContRoL” and “KuroKy” have been together since Team Liquid acquired the list of 5Jungz in October 2015. Later came the incorporations of “Miracle-” in September 2016 and the Last to arrive was “GH”, in January 2017, just to win the Dota 2 World Championship that same year.
Team Liquid is not only the oldest team competing in Dota 2 at the highest level after winning an edition of The International, in addition, its captain has broken the record of playing with the 116 heroes and heroines of the game in professional games. This team has made history.
This team made up of five Greek players fell in love with the 2016 Boston Major , where they got the second position after reaching the grand final against OG. It was the first time that Omar “Madara” Dabachach, Dimitris “ThuG” Plivouris, Kharis “SkyLark” Zafiriou, Verros “Maybe Next Time” Apostolos and Giorgos “SsaSpartan” Giannakopoulos came so far after forming the team on December 4, 2015.
Unfortunately, that was his best result and later at the Major of Boston they did not manage to qualify for any other important tournament. After leaving Ad Finem they stayed together, even Mousesports opted for them for a few more months until their definitive separation in December 2017. Even so, the five players occupy the second position of the ranking with 750 days together.
In the third place, we have the legendary team champion of the second edition of The International, Invictus Gaming. It was formed by Chen “Zhou” Yao, Luo “Ferrari_430” Feichi, Jiang “YYF” Cen, Wong “ChuaN” Hock and Zeng “Faith” Hongda who stayed together for more than two years, specifically 740 days.
The last addition was “Faith” on August 26, 2011, a few days after the first edition of The International ended, where the previous Invictus Gaming was in sixth place. From there, the team was redesigned and the following year they raised the Aegis of Immortality. Finally, after achieving a fifth position in the third edition of The International, they separated soon after.
Xu “Moogy” Han, Song “Sccc” Chun, Damien “kpii” Chok, Hu “Kaka” Liangzhi and Zeng “Faith” Hongda joined Newbee on September 17, 2016 and during the 720 days they were together they won a great number of titles.
But losing that great final of TI7 was quite hard for the side, that in The International 8 they were of the last classified and shortly after they separated. The come at 4th place.