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Qojqva Explains Why Age Does Not Matter in Competitive Dota 2

Ammar Aryani
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During his livestream, Maximilian "qojqva" Bröcker talks about how a person’s age does not matter in the professional Dota 2 scene.
The former mid laner of Team Liquid transitioned into becoming a livestreamer after spending two years with the team.
He also noted that motivation and constant practice is more important than having a good reaction.

After transitioning into becoming a livestreamer after The International 2021 (TI10), Maximilian "qojqva" Bröcker has constantly been streaming Dota 2 on Twitch. During one of his livestreams, he was watching the match between Secret and Into The Breach. After seeing Clement "Puppey" Ivanov’s great performances during the match, qojqva started explaining to his viewers that age was a non-factor in the professional Dota 2 scene.

Qojqva also added that having consistent playtime and a strong determination to win matches is a major factor on how to become a good player.

Qojqva talks about the importance of consistent practicing

After becoming a streamer for Team Liquid following the conclusion of The International 2021 (TI10), Qojqva has become one of the top streamers on Twitch within the Dota 2 category. During one of his livestreams, he was watching the match between Team Secret and Into The Breach in the Western European (WEU) Regional Qualifiers. After seeing Clement "Puppey" Ivanov’s performances on the Enchantress in Game One, the German mid laner started to explain to the viewers on how age is a non-factor for performing well in Dota 2.

“I think being old in Dota does not make as much of a difference as you people may think it might. Because I think reactions are not super required in Dota,compared to CS:GO or something else. It’s just not required,” said qojqva when talking about age as a non-factor in Dota 2.

He also added on his statement that players tend to be complacent after winning tournaments, which might lead to them not practicing as much as before. “The problem is that all players get way more complacent and they do not play as much. You think Kuro [Kuroky] plays 12 games per day? F*** no. Used to? I think probably,” said qojqva.

After talking about the issue, qojqva also added that by having a consistent practice schedule and a hungry desire to win, any player can win regardless of age.

“I think what’s important with Dota the most is to play a lot [practice/scrims/pubs] and have a hungry desire to win any games. I think that’s it. You can be 35 and still win tournaments,” qojqva noted when talking about the most important things to have as a professional player.

Qojqva ended his talk by using Sébastien "Ceb '' Debs as an example, saying that despite retiring after TI10 the OG veteran still won a Major as a stand-in by consistently practicing, proving that age doesn't matter.

“You guys see Ceb play like one game per day? No, he played like 12 games per day when he stood-in for OG this year and still won a Major. I don’t know how old he is, like 40 or something? But yeah that alone proves my point,” he said.

Qojqva’s statement has some truth to it, as old veteran players such as Zhang "xiao8" Ning and Puppey can still perform on the highest stages of competitive Dota when needed.


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Ammar is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. When he's not covering Dota 2 tournaments, he enjoys streaming or watching other esports titles like Valorant or LoL.


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