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23savage Loses More Than 3,000 MMR After Recalibration

Rakshak Kathuria
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Despite winning nine of the 12 recalibration games, Talon Esports' carry Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon had his MMR decline by over 3,000 points, from 12,500 to 9,030.
While he occupied the top spots in the SEA MMR Leaderboards, he slipped to position 200 as a consequence of recalibration.
23savage had become the first player to reach 13,000 MMR a few months ago.

Matchmaking Rating (MMR) is something that Dota 2 players actually worship and recalibrating it can be like playing with a double-edged sword: it may be the ticket to the top, but it can also take the players straight to the bottom. It was the latter for Talon Esports' carry Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon, who has previously shattered MMR records. He experienced a startling reduction of more than 3,000 MMR following recalibration. Despite winning nine of the 12 ranked games during the recalibration period, 23savage's MMR dropped from 12,500 to 9,030, as revealed by him on social media.

23savage observes a staggering decline in MMR after recalibration

According to screenshots of the Dota 2 client posted on social media by 23savage, the player dropped to an MMR of 9,030 and a rank of 200 Immortal. In one post, he laughed at the outcome, but in another, he appeared to be furious with it. Later, on a recent Twitch broadcast, he stated that he will make the long trek back to the top along with his fans.

23savage posts his updated MMR on Instagram 

It was anticipated that there would be a slight drop, considering the limited number of players in the 12,500 range where 23savage resided initially, but the decline was more than expected, and that too after the player won nine of the 12 ranked games. It's possible that only ten out of the 12 games counted towards the recalibration process since it's known to take place over 10 games).

After occupying the highest positions on the Southeast Asia (SEA) MMR Leaderboards for an extended period, the young carry player's current drop is a significant setback. He has taken care to maintain his MMR statistics throughout his career as he is the second player in history to reach 11,000 MMR, and the first to earn both 12,000 and 13,000 MMR.

At the time of writing, 23savage is ranked 194 on the MMR SEA Leaderboards.

This is not the first time that a professional Dota 2 player has noticed similar decreases in MMR. While 23savage's MMR plummeted by about 3,000 points, veteran Chinese Dota 2 star He "Inflame" Yongzheng faced a glitch in which he went from Immortal to Herald I. The MMR decreased from 9,000 to 10. The bug was fixed soon after but Inflame's profile continued to show that he has a Herald medal.

23savage, who plays for Talon Esports, would want to remain focused on the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Tour 3: Division 1. The squad has been in fantastic form recently, finishing third at the Lima Major with two opening victories. It has also had a strong start to Tour 3. Talon's next series will be against Polaris Esports on 20th March.

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As a passionate Dota 2 fan for eight years, Rakshak has indulged himself completely in its esports circuit for the past two years as a professional. In addition to covering major news developments, he takes a keen interest in understanding team strengths and player personalities.

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