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Background Information
Name:Kuro Salehi Takhasomi
Birthdate:1992-10-28 (age 28)
Country:Germany Germany
Iran Iran
Team:Team Nigma Team Nigma
Role:Support, Captain
Alternate IDs:kky, k-god, kuro
Signature heroes:Rubick icon.png Chen icon.png Visage icon.png
Links
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Facebook:KuroKy.KKY
Twitter:NigmaKuroKy
VK:kurokuroky
Twitch:kuroky
History
Dota:
2010-02-08 — 2010-04-21
Dota 2:
2011-01-25 — 2011-08-21
GosuGamers.net
2012-05-04 — 2012-06-30
2012-0?-?? — 2012-0?-??
Uebelst gamynG
2012-08-25 — 2012-09-02
mousesports (Stand-in)
2012-09-16 — 2012-10-16
2012-10-17 — 2012-10-21
The GD B-Team
2012-10-24 — 2012-11-21
Team Zero
2012-11-21 — 2013-02-28
2013-02-28 — 2014-08-18
2014-08-27 — 2015-08-22
2015-08-28 — 2015-10-09
2015-10-09 — 2019-09-13
2019-11-25 — Present

Kuro "KuroKy" (pronounced kuːroʊkiː) Salehi Takhasomi is a professional Dota 2 player who is playing for Team Nigma Team Nigma.

Biography[]

KuroKy grew up in Berlin, Germany.[1] KuroKy suffered from disabilities to his legs, and would struggle to use his legs. He stated that this weakness was what led to him to play video games.

DotA[]

KuroKy played for a few German DotA teams before joining his first international team, mousesports, where he played with players such as Drayich. This mousesports lineup attended DreamHack Winter 2008 with Puppey acting as stand-in; this was to be the beginning of a long relationship between KuroKy and Puppey. KuroKy then joined Ks.int, which at one point had a total number of 9 players and looked more like a mix than an actual team. Some well known players in the DotA scene were on the team, such as Puppey, Vigoss and LevenT.

Dota 2[]

2011 - 2012: Early Days[]

KuroKy's first public appearance in Dota 2 was The International 2011 along with the game's debut at Gamescom. He participated in the tournament under GosuGamers.net with teammates Kebap, Azen, and Mirakel. Unfortunately for them, they dropped all three group stage games and were eliminated by MiTH.Trust in the first round of the losers' bracket.

After the unsuccessful run at The International, KuroKy went on to play in several other teams with him as the star player; the teams included PANZER and 10,000th, which were also jokingly called KKy + 4. In May 2012, he joined Virtus.pro in the hopes to qualify for a spot to play at The International 2012.[2] They won their first round match of the The International 2012 West Qualifiers against mTw but were eventually eliminated by mousesports and zNation. However, he got his chance to play at The International 2012 when ComeWithMe ran into visa issues and mousesports invited KuroKy to the event in his place. A stroke of luck for KuroKy and the other mouz players happened when MUFC ran into visa issues and could not make it to Seattle, leaving an extra spot for the backup teams. mouz played a best of five series against World Elite to determine who would replace MUFC in the main tournament and they took the wildcard match handedly with a 3-0 score. The main tournament itself was not a success for KuroKy as he was knocked out in the first round of the playoffs and could not improve upon his results from The International 2011.

KuroKy joined mousesports on September 16 as a temporary member, along with Alex and Kebap, to fill their roster for SLTV Star Series Season 3.[3]

2013 - 2014: Natus Vincere[]

After a short and well received stay at Mousesports, KuroKy joined Natus Vincere on February 28, 2013 as their support player alongside former Ks.Int team-mate Puppey.[4] His first year on Na'Vi was very successful with many first-place finishes and a second-place finish at The International 2013. However, the second half of his Na'Vi career was largely disappointing and culminated in a 7-8th-place finish at The International 2014. He left Na`Vi on August 18, 2014.[5]

2014 - 2015: Team Secret[]

Following his departure, it was revealed on August 27th, 2014 that he was on the roster for Secret Team, a team he formed with Puppey. Joining this duo were friends and former teammates on Fnatic Fly and N0tail as well as s4 from Alliance. KuroKy initially played the carry position for the newly formed Team Secret but success eluded the team as their best result was a second-place finish at Star Ladder. A roster shuffle took place, swapping Fly and N0tail for Arteezy and zai from Evil Geniuses resulted in KuroKy returning to the support position alongside Puppey once again. This new Team Secret roster was more successful than the previous and, having won 4 consecutive LAN finals, they approached The International 2015 as heavy favorites. However, Team Secret exited the tournament surprisingly early to a disappointing 7-8th-place finish amidst severe internal issues.

2015 and onwards: Team Liquid[]

Following TI 5 KuroKy left Team Secret to form a new team, 5Jungz, with himself as captain, where he handpicked his teammates: fellow German FATA- would play mid, the Finnish duo MATUMBAMAN and JerAx would be carry and roaming support, respectively, and Bulgarian offlaner MinD_ContRoL rounded out the roster. After a string of promising results the team was signed by Team Liquid[6]. Team Liquid was able to win The Defense Season 5 and also finished as runners up at The Shanghai Major 2016 with KuroKy playing the joint highest number of different heroes at the tournament. After finishing in the top four in his last three consecutive LAN events with the most being recent, 2nd at ESL ONE Manila 2016, KuroKy led this team to a breathtaking five-game series to 3-2 victory over the dominant Chinese team Newbee that had a 29-0 winning streak during the picturesque tournament EPICENTER Season 1 at the Crocus City Hall, Moscow.[7] The pulsating series at the Russian capital over the course of a week saw KuroKy and his teammates secure their maiden LAN win of the 2016 calendar year. At the Manila Major 2016, Team Liquid was once again able to reach the grand finals, but finished as runners up once again, this time falling to OG. KuroKy was tied with 343 for the highest number of different heroes played at the event. Unsurprisingly, Team Liquid was invited to attend The International 2016, however another disappointingly early exit would be in store for KuroKy.

In the wake of TI6, FATA- and JerAx would leave the team and their replacements were BuLba, from Evil Geniuses, and Miracle-, from rivals OG. The new competitive season saw Team Liquid with very disappointing results, failing to qualify for the Boston Major 2016. In the following weeks, BuLba would be replaced by GH, who officially joined in January 2017. This replacement proved miraculous, as the team's results improved drastically. Two LAN wins and several online successes meant that Team Liquid would be invited to the second Major of the season, the Kiev Major 2017. After a 5-8th-place finish at the Major, Liquid went on to dominate international LANs for the next months in the run up to The International 2017, winning three consecutive LANs, among others the EPICENTER Season 2 LAN, where they defended their title. This stellar performance was crowned by their victory at The International[8], in August 2017. After attending every single TI, KuroKy had finally done it and hoisted the Aegis after a 3-0 sweep against Newbee in the Grand Finals.

Trivia[]

  • Originally intended his nickname to be pronounced kuːroʊkaɪ, but is fine with people pronouncing it differently.[9]
  • KuroKy has actively competed in every International - a record only matched by Puppey.
  • KuroKy is the first player to reach 1,000 wins in his pro career.[10]
  • As of 23rd March 2018, he has the most unique heroes played in pro games (107).[11]

Achievements[]

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With Team Liquid

2018
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2018-06-10 A11st China Dota2 Supermajor 3 : 2  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $555,000
2018-05-06 A22nd EPICENTER XL 1 : 3  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD $200,000
2018-03-25 A33rd DreamLeague Season 9 0 : 2  Fnatic Fnatic $30,000
2018-03-11 A33rd - 4th The Bucharest Major 1 : 2  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $90,000
2018-02-25 A33rd ESL One Katowice 2018 2 : 1  Fnatic Fnatic $120,000
2018-02-04 A11st StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4 3 : 1  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD $135,000
2018-01-28 A22nd ESL One Genting 2018 2 : 3  Newbee Newbee $80,000
2017
2017-12-03 A22nd DreamLeague Season 8 0 : 3  Team Secret Team Secret $200,000
2017-11-26 A11st Midas Mode 3 : 1  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $18,000
2017-11-05 A11st AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT League 3 : 2  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming $125,000
2017-10-29 A33rd - 4th ESL One Hamburg 2017 1 : 2  Team Secret Team Secret $90,000
2017-10-15 A11st StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3 3 : 1  Mineski Mineski $135,000
2017-08-12 A11st The International 2017 3 : 0  Newbee Newbee $10,834,200
2017-07-22 A11st DreamLeague Season 7 3 : 2  Planet Odd Planet Odd $80,000
2017-06-11 A11st EPICENTER 2017 3 : 1  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $250,000
2017-05-21 A11st StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 2 3 : 2  TNC Pro Team TNC Pro Team $45,000
2017-04-29 A55th - 8th Kiev Major 2017 1 : 2  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $125,000
2017-02-26 A11st StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 3 : 1  VGJ.Thunder VGJ.Thunder $135,000
2016
2016-11-26 A11st ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 6 3 : 0  Escape Gaming Escape Gaming $90,000
2016-08-11 A77th - 8th The International 2016 0 : 2  Fnatic Fnatic $519,262
2016-07-17 A33rd The Summit 5 1 : 2  OG OG $13,136
2016-06-19 A33rd - 4th ESL One Frankfurt 2016 1 : 2  OG OG $28,237
2016-06-12 A22nd Manila Major 2016 1 : 3  OG OG $405,000
2016-05-15 A11st EPICENTER 2016 3 : 2  Newbee Newbee $250,000
2016-04-24 A22nd ESL One Manila 2016 0 : 3  Wings Gaming Wings Gaming $50,000
2016-03-06 A22nd Shanghai Major 2016 1 : 3  Team Secret Team Secret $405,000
2016-01-16 A33rd - 4th SLTV Star Series Season 13 & i-League 0 : 2  Alliance Alliance $30,223
2015
2015-12-20 A33rd World Cyber Arena 2015 3 : 0  Wings Gaming Wings Gaming $77,125
2015-12-06 A11st The Defense Season 5 3 : 1  OG OG $39,293
2015-11-12 A11st Dota 2 Champions League Season 6 3 : 1  Team Empire Team Empire $25,000
2015-10-30 A44th Nanyang Championships 0 : 2  EHOME EHOME $17,615

With 5 Jungz

2015
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2015-09-13 A11st Alienware Summer's End Cup 2 : 0  Golden Boys Golden Boys $4,500

With Team Secret

2015
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2015-08-06 A77th - 8th The International 2015 1 : 2  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $820,464
2015-06-28 A55th - 6th Dota Pit League Season 3 Forfeit  Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas $10,545
2015-06-21 A11st ESL One Frankfurt 2015 3 : 1  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $118,481
2015-06-07 A11st MarsTV Dota 2 League 3 : 1  Team Empire Team Empire ¥675,000
2015-05-17 A11st The Summit 3 3 : 1  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $115,466
2015-05-10 A11st Red Bull Battle Grounds 2015 3 : 2  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $38,556
2015-04-24 A77th - 8th SLTV Star Series Season 12 0 : 2  Alliance Alliance $3,273
2015-02-08 A33rd Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 0 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $272,192
2014
2014-12-23 A11st Dota Pit League Season 2 3 : 0  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $36,269
2014-12-21 A11st DotaCinema Presents the XMG Captains Draft 2.0 3 : 2  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $96,599
2014-12-07 A33rd The Summit 2 3 : 0  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $44,521
2014-10-26 A22nd SLTV Star Series Season 10 2 : 3  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $46,796
2014-10-10 A33rd - 4th ESL One New York 2014 0 : 2  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming $13,000

With Natus Vincere

2014
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2014-07-19 A77th - 8th The International 2014 1 : 2  Cloud9 Cloud9 $519,208
2014-06-29 A55th - 8th ESL One Frankfurt 2014 0 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $10,113
2014-06-24 A22nd D2L Western Challenge 0 : 3  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $18,666
2014-06-08 A44th The Summit 0 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $10,236
2014-04-20 A55th - 6th SLTV Star Series Season 9 0 : 1  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $7,446
2014-04-15 A11st Dota 2 Champion's League Season 2 3 : 1  Cloud9 Cloud9 $61,500
2014-04-01 A22nd DC Presents: The XMG Captains Draft Invitational 1 : 3  Fnatic Fnatic $10,043
2014-01-19 A11st SLTV StarSeries Season Eight 3 : 1  Alliance Alliance $62,000
2013
2013-12-08 A33rd - 4th RaidCall EMS One Fall 2013 1 : 2  Fnatic Fnatic $4,000
2013-11-30 A11st ASUS ROG DreamLeague Kick-Off Season 3 : 0  Fnatic Fnatic $25,000
2013-11-24 A33rd - 4th MLG Columbus 2013 1 : 2  Team DK Team DK $13,689
2013-11-10 A11st WePlay Dota 2 League Season 2 3 : 2  Alliance Alliance $13,000
2013-10-13 A11st SLTV StarSeries Season Seven 3 : 2  Alliance Alliance $12,000
2013-08-11 A22nd The International 2013 2 : 3  Alliance Alliance $632,370
2013-07-24 A11st The Defense 4 3 : 0  Kaipi Kaipi $12,000
2013-07-19 A11st RaidCall Dota 2 League Season 3 3 : 2  mousesports mousesports $5,000
2013-07-09 A11st Alienware Cup - 2013 Season 1 2 : 1  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD $25,000
2013-04-21 A11st RaidCall EMS One Season 1 3 : 1  RoX.KIS RoX.KIS $12,000

With mousesports

2013
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2013-02-24 A22nd Bigpoint Battle 1 0 : 2  Team Liquid Team Liquid $500

With The GD-B Team

2012
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2012-10-21 A33rd SLTV StarSeries Season Three 0 : 2  Team Empire Team Empire $2,500

Awards[]

  • 1st Place GosuAwards 2008: Best carrier
  • 3rd Place GosuAwards 2010: People's choice
  • 4th GosuAwards 2012: Community's choice: Best supporter
  • 1st Place JoinDOTA Awards 2013: Best support duo (with Puppey)
  • 1st Place JoinDOTA Awards 2014: Best carrier

Interviews[]

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References[]

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