Kuro «KuroKy» Salehi Takhasomi is one of the most legendary Dota 2 players. KuroKy had started his career far before the release of Dota 2 and managed to play for many teams. He is considered to be one of the best captains in history for a reason. We present to your attention KuroKy’s road to becoming an esportsman.
The beginning of the career
KuroKy started his career way before his arrival to the professional team. He learned about Dota when he was young by playing it in computer clubs.
The organization Online Kingdom was the first team for KuroKy. He was playing for the club from February 2010 to April of the same year. After KuroKy left Online Kingdom, he moved to Dota 2.
The first team KuroKy was playing in Dota 2 was the team GosuGamers.net. The player was there from January 2011 to August of the same year. He left the club after the failure at The International 2011. The team Virtus.Pro was the next place where KuroKy was playing. Kuro spent with them a bit more than a month, after which he went to Uebelst gamynG. But he did not last long there too. In August 2012, KuroKy played for mousesports as a stand-in. He became a player of the main roster in September 2012. But things did not go well and KuroKy left the German organization in October 2012. He continued his searches.
A search for a team and Natus Vincere
After his departure from mousesports in October 2012, KuroKy moved to The GD B-Team where he was playing only for 4 days. Then, there was Zero, for which Kuro was playing during a month. In November 2012, he returned to mousesports but his performance for them was not long. In February 2013, KuroKy became a player of Natus Vincere
For KuroKy, Natus Vincere became the organization, in which he managed to achieve the first significant success. KuroKy achieved victory at 16 tournaments together with the yellow-black ones. But the biggest result was the final of The International 2013 where KuroKy and the team were one step away from the championship but they missed their chance.
After the failed performance at The International 2014, KuroKy left NaVi and continued searching for a team. In August 2015, he became a part of the star team created by his close friend Puppey – Team Secret. KuroKy was playing for Secret during a year. Having failed to achieve the desired results, Kuro left Secret and created his team – 5jungz. He and his teammates were noticed by Team Liquid later.
Becoming a member of Team Liquid marked a new branch in the development of the esportsman’s career. The second place at The Shanghai Major 2016 has become the first significant result of the recently-formed team. KuroKy won the championship EPICENTER 2016 in May of the same year and placed second at The Manila Major one month later. The results obviously started improving but it was not a limit.
KuroKy and the team won StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 in February 2017 and Kuro became the champion of EPICENTER for the second time four months later. The team came to the upcoming The International 2017 as the favorite. And Liquid met all expectations. KuroKy and the team won their first title of the world champions on August 12, 2017.
The following year was not the most successful one for Liquid, however, the team managed to cope with their decline. In June 2018, Kuro prevailed at China Dota2 Supermajor and also entered the top 4 at The International 2018. The second place at The International 2019 has become the last significant result for Team Liquid headed by KuroKy. In November 2019, KuroKy with his team members created their own organization – Team Nigma.
Team Nigma and personal achievements
KuroKy has won a few championships with Team Nigma: WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020, WePlay! Dota Tug of War: Mad Moon, and WeSave! Charity Play – EU & CIS.
KuroKy earned more than 5.192.000 dollars in his career. In 2014, he won the nomination «The best career» at JoinDOTA Awards 2014. Also, he has been recognized as one of the best players in the support position in history.