Who are the best Dota 2 players? (2023)
Let’s look back on all the achievements some of the best Dota 2 players throughout 2023!
When we talk about the best Dota players, no one can deny that there are some household names that will be remembered forever. This includes legends like Clement "Puppey" Ivanov or Sébastien "Ceb" Debs. That said, the era is changing and newer names are claiming the title of "best." But how exactly do we define that? Below we have summarized a list of players who can be considered to be the best Dota players in the world right now, based on different factors.
Best Dota players based on highest number of wins in the DPC
The Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) is the most basic litmus test that determines the best players and teams in the year. To no surprise, the best players with the highest number of wins in the DPC including Majors are the the boys from Gaimin Gladiators.
- Anton "dyrachyo" Shkredov
- Quinn "Quinn" Callahan
- Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard
- Erik "Tofu" Engel
- Melchior "Seleri" Hillenkamp
They managed to place top three for every single DPC in Western Europe boasting a win rate of 62% (32 wins and 19 losses). More importantly, they won all Majors in 2023. If that's not indicative of the best Dota players, then we don't know what is.
The highest earners of 2023
The prestige of being the best Dota players in the DPC is bar none. However, most people can agree that prize money is just as important. And there is one team that somehow always clutch the most rewarding tournaments; Team Spirit.
- Illya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk
- Denis "Larl" Sigitov
- Magomed "Collapse" Khalilov
- Myroslav "Mira" Kolpakov
- Yaroslav "Miposhka" Naidenov
Throughout the year, Team Spirit has been flying mostly under the radar due to their lackluster achievements in Majors. However, they always rise to the occasion when it truly matters. When they won Riyadh Masters 2023, Team Spirit earned a prize of USD $5 million. It is the tournament with the highest payout so far in the year. With that, they are currently the highest earning Dota players of 2023 with a net worth of approximately USD $1 million each. The upcoming DreamLeague Season 21 will be the final tournament with a hefty prize pool before The International (TI12). Let's see if Team Spirit can bag this once again.
Best overall Dota players in 2023
The team with the overall best Dota players in 2023 can be none other than Team Liquid. They have placed first on all DPC tours except for the third one and have the highest number of DPC points (2,150).
- Michael "MiCKe" Vu
- Michał "Nisha" Jankowski
- Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg
- Samuel "boxi" Svahn
- Aydin "Insania" Sarkohi
Sure, they have earned the reputation of second place champions, which is not too endearing. However, being consistently good will always be better than being a one shot wonder. By placing second in nearly all of the biggest tournaments of the year, they also become the highest earning players following Team Spirit.
The list below are the best Dota players with one of the highest win rates of all time in pro matches based on available data aggregated on Dotabuff.
Clement "Puppey" Ivanov
Daryl "iceiceice" Koh
Gustav "s4" Magnusson
Artour "Arteezy" Babaev
Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi