TSM offlaner Jonáš “SabeRLight-” Volek is one of the highest ranked players in the pro Dota 2 scene. He hit 10,000 MMR in June 2020 and climbed to 11,000 MMR seven months later, but still hadn’t reached his plateau.
That happened a year later in Feb. 2022 when SabeRLight- hit 12,000 MMR—a feat only five other pro players have been able to achieve. But as hard as it is to hit 12,000 MMR, it’s even harder to maintain.
The ebbs and flows of the ranked experience saw him drop back down, but not for long. On Sep. 18, he hit the milestone again and hyped everyone up with his speech.
“It was a good run. We got 12,000 MMR. It was pretty epic,” he said at the end of his stream. “I think we all had a tonne of fun and that’s what matters. I certainly did. I appreciate everybody here being with me. It was really cool.”
It was a lofty goal, but SabeRLight- said hitting it felt “fucking epic” and he couldn’t be more proud. Now he’s set himself an even bigger goal—winning The International 2022 with TSM.
“I need to go and practice for TI and then I need to go and win TI,” he said. Then, after explaining it means he won’t be streaming for a while, he added: “This is my goodbye. I will see you all at TI!”
TSM entered the Dota Pro Circuit 2021-22 by signing Team Undying’s roster, which includes David “MoonMeander” Yang, Enzo “Timado” Gianoli, Jonathan “Bryle” De Guia, Kim “DuBU” Doo-young, and SabeRLighT-.
They had a successful year and placed eighth on the ladder with 1380 DPC points, which means they directly qualified for The International 2022 and have given themselves a good chance to prepare.
With less than a month, SabeRLight- has returned to form at the perfect time.