Collapse Features in Forbes 30 Under 30 Russia 2022
The International 10 (TI10) champion Magomed "Collapse" Khalilov has added another feather to his cap with his inclusion in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Russia 2022 list. Collapse was initially considered for this elite list in the sports and esports category with nine other top athletes from Russia, but in the end, it was Collapse, biathlete Kristina Reztsova, and skier Natalia Nepryaeva who stood out over the others to qualify for the final list. The award follows a sensational seven-month period during which the 20 year old won TI with Team Spirit in October 2021, bringing in an enormous $18.2 Million USD in prize money.
Collapse beats top Russian athletes to feature in Forbes 30 Under 30 Russia 2022
The nomination for this recognition first came around the end of April, and subsequently, there was a voting process as well. The nine other athletes came from sports and esports, ranging in age from 16 to 29, but Collapse brought home the win for esports.
Besides Collapse, other notable names in the esports sector were Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov, who plays CS:GO for G2 Esports, and Ayaz "nAts" Akhmetshin, who plays Valorant for Gambit Esports.
According to Forbes, Collapse was the "main star" of Team Spirit's win at TI10. The offlane player made a name for himself at the event with brilliant performances on heroes such as Magnus, Tidehunter, and Mars. The performances he had on Magnus proved pivotal to Team Spirit’s victory march.
Forbes also delved into Collapse's early career, pointing out that his poor grades caused arguments with his family. He decided to become a doctor, but then took a break because of Dota 2 and then stayed on this path where he gradually succeeded. At TI10, Collapse won the biggest event of Dota 2 of the year, winning more than $3.5 Million of the $18.2 Million the team won.
Team Spirit and Collapse have done fairly well since TI10, maintaining their status as one of the best Dota 2 teams in the world. The team’s next appearance will be in Tour 3 of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22, which begins around the first week of June.
Dota 2 players who have appeared in Forbes lists in the past
There is a global Forbes list that recognizes exceptional individuals, but the publication also has regional divisions for a number of countries and regions that compile a similar list specifically for that area. In the past, some Dota 2 pros have featured in such lists.
Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev - Forbes 30 Under 30 Russia 2019
Anathan "ana" Pham - Asian List of Forbes Under-30 2020
Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi - DACH list of Forbes 2020 30 Under-30
Lasse Aukusti "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen - Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2021
Johan "N0tail" Sundstein, the two-time TI champion, is the only player to have been featured in the global Forbes 30 Under 30 list, way back in 2019.