SyndereN Highlights the Importance of Legacy for KuroKy
During the Riyadh Masters 2022, Nigma Galaxy's captain Kuro "KuroKy" Takhasomi played Dawnbreaker against PSG.LGD, breaking his own record for playing all 122 Dota 2 heroes in captain's mode as a professional. Troels Lyngholt "syndereN" Nielsen and Shannon "SUNSfan" Scotten spoke about this feat on the We Say Things podcast 158 where the former went on to point out how the importance of legacy is vital to KuroKy's career. In syndereN's opinion, KuroKy keeps playing despite tough times because he wants to be remembered as one of the greats of the game and he believes he can win a few more significant tournaments with Nigma in the future.
SyndereN says KuroKy cares a lot about his legacy as a Dota 2 player
Nigma suffered a loss in the first game of the series against PSG.LGD in the recently concluded Riyadh Masters 2022, but KuroKy managed a personal feat as he became the first player to play every hero available in pro Dota 2.
SyndereN said it was an impressive stat for the Nigma captain, then segued into talking about his legacy. In syndereN's opinion, KuroKy continues to play through tough times without taking a break because he desires to preserve the legacy he has left behind. As stated by syndereN, KuroKy wanted to become the first player to win two TIs (The Internationals) but lost to OG in the TI9 grand final.
“Cool stat for Kuro obviously. He’s also a player who, I am not sure how much people know this, but Kuro cares a lot about legacy. I think it’s the primary driving force that motivates him to keep going even when he doesn’t have the best performances or his team isn’t doing too well. He’s not taking that many breaks. He just really wants to be remembered as one of the greats and I think he still feels like he can get another big tournament win or two with Nigma. Obviously, his dream was to be the first player to win TI twice, which is not possible obviously, but he was close. He was close to being the first but he wasn’t the first that probably bothers him.”
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Both OG and Nigma (then Team Liquid) had previously won TI when they met in TI9's grand final. OG proved to be the far superior team in the grand final, defeating Nigma in three games to become the first two-time TI winner despite losing the opening game to a cheeky Meepo pick.
KuroKy, who is among the most experienced Dota 2 players, currently playing professionally, has previously expressed his desire to win three TIs. According to him, if he accomplishes the feat, he will probably retire.
As things stand, KuroKy faces challenges on his way to his second TI victory. Nigma failed to qualify for TI11 based on DPC points and must now compete in the regional or the last-chance qualifier to compete in the biggest Dota 2 event of the year. The regional qualifier dates are yet to be announced, although they will most likely take place in September.