RAMZES666 with Virtus.pro at the Epicenter 2019


RAMZES666 Compares His Peak Form With Ame and ana

Rakshak Kathuria
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An interview with RuHub Studio featured Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev describing the top carry players of all time and comparing his performance, during his own peak form, with that of theirs.
RAMZES666 said that when he was at his peak, he was almost on par with Anathan "ana" Pham and Wang "Ame" Chunyu, the two best carry players of all time. He later also added Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi and Lasse Aukusti "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen to the list of his best carry players.
While he could not claim to be the best carry player due to the lack of a TI championship victory, RAMZES666 did state that he was once the top carry player in Eastern Europe (EEU).

During his time with Virtus.pro from 2016 to 2019, Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev established himself as one of the most talented players in the game. He achieved a great deal during this tenure, including winning five majors and finishing in the top three at several significant events. Although RAMZES666 might not have been as prolific in the past few years, he recently described his performance, when he was at his peak, to be comparable to Anathan "ana" Pham’s and Wang "Ame" Chunyu’s, whom he identified as the two best carry players ever. RAMZES666’s list of best carries then also went on to include Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi and Lasse Aukusti "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen.

RAMZES666 says his peak form performance was close to that of Ame and ana

An interview with RuHub Studio featured RAMZES666 describing the top carry players of all time and he compared his performance with them taking his peak form into account.

“Obviously, [the best carries] are Ame, that's ana. Let there be two people. I think in my peak form I was very close to them. Okay, I lie - there was also Miracle-, who played as the carry. He paired up with MATUMBAMAN - you could say Miracle- and MATUMBAMAN as one person as the carry of their team. I think, yeah, I was very close to them in those days.”

[transcriptions via cybersports.ru, translations via DeepL Translate]

Ame has been one of the most consistent and formidable carry players in the world, finishing second at The International (TI) 8 and 10, whereas ana is widely recognized as one of the finest players to have played the game, thanks to his back-to-back triumphs at TI8 and TI9.

Meanwhile, Miracle- and MATUMBAMAN rose to prominence during their time with Team Liquid when they won TI in 2017. The two had then proven to be an obnoxious core duo to their opponents since they were capable of playing both the mid and safelane depending on the draft and game situation.

Furthermore, RAMZES666 stated that he could not claim to be the greatest carry player in the world when compared to these players because he was unable to win TI, but he was still the best in his region during his peak form.

“I can't say that I was the best, because I didn't win The International or even play in the finals. In the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), I think at one point I was the best.”

RAMZES666's talent as a carry player has recently also been recognized by other TI winning players. In Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski's livestream a month ago, Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan remarked, “I think Ramzes was like - the best all time carry player.”

Furthermore, in a recent vlog on Team Spirit's YouTube page, the team's The International 10 (TI10) winning carry Illya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk stated that RAMZES666 is the strongest carry player in Eastern Europe currently.

Following their parting in 2019, RAMZES666 returned to Virtus.pro as its new carry ahead of the ongoing Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 Tour 3. There are currently two wins to the team's name in two series, and they play Natus Vincere next in a crucial series in terms of qualification for the PGL Arlington Major.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.