Gorgc weighs in on Yatoro vs Nightfall best carry debate


Nightfall or Yatoro? Gorgc Reveals This Year's Top Carry

Dorjee Palzang
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Gorgc's doubled down on his take on Dota 2's best carry.
Gorgc shared his insights on the ongoing debate of who the best carry between Nightfall and Yatoro is.

In the ever-competitive world of Dota 2, the debate over who stands as the superior carry player is as fiery as ever. While the community has recently applauded Team Spirit’s Illya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk for his exceptional performance as a carry player, Dota 2 streamer Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski claimed that BetBoom Team’s carry Egor "Nightfall" Grigorenko was the best carry player when considering the entire competitive year of 2023. However, he affirmed that Yatoro held the title of the best carry player at present.

While scrolling through Dota 2 Subreddit, Gorgc came across a post featuring Yatoro’s picture with the caption, “Gorgc is talking.” While the streamer believed that Team Spirit fans were “memeing a little bit,” he explained his take. 

Gorgc’s Wild Take on Nightfall vs Yatoro Debate 

Dota 2 enthusiasts are always eager to hear the insights of seasoned players and pundits. In a recent Twitch stream, Gorgc provided his valuable perspective on this highly debated topic of the best Dota 2 carry player.

In his stream, Gorgc made the assertion, "Nightfall is the best carry when we take the whole year into consideration," emphasizing Nightfall's incredible year-long performance. However, he also added, "Yatoro is the best carry right now," recognizing the exceptional performance Yatoro demonstrated in the past month and during the ongoing The International 2023 (TI12).

Gorgc's comments are seemingly grounded in his understanding of the pro scene. Let's examine some statistics of this year’s major tournaments to provide a comprehensive view of his perspective.

At the Lima Major 2023, Team Spirit secured a 7th place finish, whereas BetBoom Team ended up in 16th place. In the Bali Major 2023, Team Spirit managed a 9th-place finish, just a notch above BetBoom Team at 10th place. 

Furthermore, in the Berlin Major 2023, Team Spirit secured 9th place again, while BetBoom Team lagged at 13th place. The only glimmer of victory for Team Spirit was in Riyadh Masters 2023, where it emerged as champions while BetBoom Team took 5th place.

Gorgc's emphasis on a year-long perspective is supported by the extensive data he referenced. Here are Yatoro and Nightfall's stats throughout 2023:

The stats are averages from the tournaments:

  • KDA - Kills/ Deaths/ Assists

  • GPM- Gold Per Minute

  • XPM- Experience Per Minute

(All the stats are sourced from Dotabuff.com)

It is evident from these statistics that Nightfall has shown remarkable consistency and performance throughout the year, as Gorgc pointed out in his stream. At the same time, Gorgc recognized Yatoro's outstanding form in the present moment.

In his livestream, Gorgc said, “I wish it [his take] was controversial, but it’s not. People have very short-term memories, though. They only remember what happened in the past two weeks. They don’t remember what the f** happened all year.

He further added that they both were good as carry players and swore that he was not trying to hate on Yatoro or create a controversy. 

The debate continues among Dota 2 fans, but Gorgc remains adamant about his choice for the best carry. The playoffs for The International 2023 are set to kick off later today, we can expect to watch some interesting games and decide for ourselves which carry is truly the best as we see the tournament unfold. Viewers can watch the official games on the Dota 2 TI Twitch stream.

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Dorjee is an avid Dota enthusiast, he has been playing the game since it was just a map in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne back in 2009, he transitioned to Dota 2 in 2014 and can't stop playing ever since!

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