TI10 Champion Collapse Nominated for Forbes 30 Under 30 Russia 2022
The International 10 (TI10) champion and current offlaner for Team Spirit, Magomed "Collapse" Khalilov, has been nominated for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Russia 2022 list. Among the nominees for this Forbes recognition, Collapse is up against nine other top athletes and esports players in Russia. The nomination for Collapse follows a stellar six-month stretch during which he won TI10 in October 2021, where he was also considered by many as the MVP of the tournament. Collapse and his teammates have carried their form in the ongoing Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 in Eastern Europe (EEU), where they have been a force to be reckoned with.
Collapse shortlisted for Forbes 30 Under 30 Russia 2022
Having made significant progress in his professional career in the past year, Collapse may soon set himself up for some personal accomplishments after he finds himself on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Russia 2022 nominees list.
Besides Collapse, other notable names in the esports sector include Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov, who plays CS:GO for G2 Esports, and Ayaz "nAts" Akhmetshin, who plays Valorant for Gambit Esports. There are a total of 10 players in this sports and esports category, ranging in age from 16 to 29.
“Our heroes are those who, by the age of 30, have gained recognition in the professional community and become known at the all-Russian or even global level,” Forbes Russia wrote as it presented the long list of nominees for the 30 Under 30 list.
A star performer for Team Spirit during TI10, Collapse is best known for his heroic performances as Magnus during the event. His team has maintained its focus after winning the TI10 title and winning the first Tour of the DPC 2021-22.
Team Spirit is currently competing in the second Tour of the DPC 2021-22, where it has gotten off to a disappointing start by losing to the eighth seeded BetBoom Team. In TI10-like fashion, the team will now look to rebound in the lower bracket of the league and advance to the Stockholm Major that takes place in May.
Dota 2 players who have appeared in Forbes lists in the past
Forbes has an international list of exceptional individuals it recognizes across various categories, but it also has its regional divisions in various countries that develop such a list specific to their region. Dota 2 pros have landed in a variety of Forbes lists in the past.
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
As an exception among these players, Johan "N0tail" Sundstein, two-time The International champion, made the global Forbes 30 Under 30 list 2019.
The voting phase is currently ongoing for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Russia 2022 and those interested in voting can do so by visiting https://30-under-30.forbes.ru/#upravlenie.