Before specifying Top 10 Pakistani Dota 2 players we’ll explain briefly gaming in Pakistan.Well gaming is a profession from which you can earn alot but as a matter of fact the Pakistani Parents have different perspective about gaming and we all know about it. Let’s not go there! What actually is important for us is to change the mindset of everyone in pakistan about gaming as many of them are still not aware about E-Sports.
For many in Pakistan, video games are still in the same category as children’s cartoons – which everyone still watch, by the way. But for hardcore gamers, video games can be a form of art that aside from providing entertainment, can also stimulate one on an artistic and intellectual level.
This, accompanied with more affordable high-speed internet diminished the need for gaming cafes, although like their predecessors; the arcade game shops, they still operate on a small scale, but more of these provide console and PC based gaming. Strategy-based games such as Halo, Call of Duty and Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) are more popular on PC,s, and the availability of high-speed internet while sitting in the comfort of your home makes gaming in Pakistan more competative.One can earn alot from just gaming as E-sports in nowdays mainstream in worldwide.
Pakistani gamers are a community in themselves, complete with their own online space that is funded completely by members of the community. The website provides gaming updates from all over the world, guides, tips, reviews, videos, a marketplace and blogging space for Pakistani gamers. Members organize regular meetups and tournaments, and ensure that the gaming ‘scene’ in Pakistan is here to stay.
What is actually DOTA 2 ?
Dota 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. Released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux in July 2013, following a Windows-only public beta testing phase that began in 2011, the game is the stand-alone sequel to Defense of the Ancients (DotA), a mod for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion pack, The Frozen Throne. Dota 2 is one of the most actively played games on Steam, with it having a peak of over a million concurrent players.
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Talking about Pakistan and DOTA the only 2 names that pop up in our mind is SumaiL and Yawar.
Sumail Hassan started playing Defense of the Ancient 2 (Dota 2) as a seven-year-old. Now at 16, he could call him a millionaire. Having moved to the United States only a year ago from Karachi, the child prodigy has already made waves in the in-house gaming league in North America. It is there where he was picked up by one of the biggest e-sports team, the Evil Geniuses. Syed Yawar “YawaR” Hassan is a professional player currently playing for Team Digital Chaos Digital Chaos. He is the brother of SumaiL.
Now we’ll come towards the list of Top 10 Pakistan DOTA 2 players.The list is not only based on MMR but certain other factors is also taken into account.
Shiraz Akhtar (Shizzy)
Well Shiraz took the top of the list as he one of the well-known players of DOTA 2 in Pakistan.He is known for his storm plays.
Hamza Sadiq (Aeon)
Umar Satti (Papa Devil)
Awais Shahid (Rush)
Abrar Asif (Unpredictable)
Sheikh Rizwan Ahmad (Mist)
Muhammad Shehwar (Titan)
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Muhammad Ibrahim (ksg)
Musawer Nawaz (Ghost_Khan)
Ali Raza (PunksterXPS)
The top 10 Pakistani Dota 2 players list is based on past statistics, we don’t want to offend someone.There are many other good players of DOTA 2 present in Pakistan.
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