Black^ Announces 11.5K MMR And Stand-In Services For Riyadh Masters 2023 - Qojqva Expresses Doubts
Dominik "Black^" Reitmeier, a professional Dota 2 player, recently took to Twitter to announce achieving 11.5k MMR and to offer his services as a stand-in player for the upcoming Riyadh Masters tournament. Black^ is commonly known to be a position 1 player but expressed confidence in his ability to play positions 1, 2, and 3.
However, his offer was met with skepticism from popular Dota 2 streamer and professional player Max "qojqva" Bröcker during a recent livestream, stating that he highly doubts his claims of having such high MMR.
Black^’s announcement and qojqva’s reaction
The tweet by Black^ stated that his MMR was 11.5k currently and expressed his willingness to play as a stand-in at the Riyadh Masters 2023. He also states that he does not need a visa to attend the tournament, as he has an “approved mercenary status,”
In response to the tweet, qojqva recently took the time to react on his livestream and stated that he highly doubts that Black^ has achieved 11.5k MMR.
“So this guy (Black) tweeted if anyone needs a stand-in for Riyadh Masters hit me up, confident on position 1, 2, 3. 11.5k MMR. 11.5k… <coughs>. If he provides a legitimate screenshot of him being 11.5 k mmr, I will give him $100. That's my offer. Dota 2 leaderboards… What is his name now? I don't know. Yeah, I'm not gonna call anyone out but I highly, highly doubt it. I very much doubt it. But you know, it is what it is. I am a doubter for sure, 100%,” he said.
Black^, who last played competitively for LGD.int, a Southeast Asian sub-organization of LGD, disbanded in 2020 and has been absent from the professional scene since then. His tweet caught the attention of the Dota 2 community as the Riyadh Masters, a highly anticipated Tier-1 event, approaches. The tournament, featuring twenty of the world's best Dota 2 teams, boasts a staggering prize pool of $15,000,000.
As the Riyadh Masters approaches, teams participating in the tournament may require stand-ins if some players are unable to secure their visas in time. In this case, the requirement of getting players such as Black^ may be necessary, however, qojqva’s reaction may raise some doubts on whether the player can play on the level that he claims to be. Nonetheless, the event promises to deliver thrilling matches and fierce competition as the world's best teams battle for the coveted title and a share of the massive prize pool