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[e][h] Miracle-
Player Information
عامر البرقاوي
Romanized Name:
Amer Al-Barkawi
June 20, 1997 (1997-06-20) (age 22)
Signature Hero:
Invoker Anti Mage Arc_Warden
Approx. Total Earnings:
2015-01-01 — 2015-04-02
2015-08-29 — 2015-10-31
2015-10-31 — 2016-08-23
2016-09-16 — 2019-09-13
2019-11-25 — Present

Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi is a professional Dota 2 player who currently plays for Nigma.


Amer was born to a Polish mother and Jordanian father. He holds dual citizenship.

Dota 2[edit]

Miracle- joined Balkan Bears at the beginning of 2015, only to be removed from the team about four months later. While he was teamless, he began gaining recognition in the European scene by climbing the matchmaking rating leaderboards in pub games. Miracle- eventually became the #1 player by MMR in the European division and the world, surpassing w33.


After achieving the #1 MMR ranking, he was invited by N0tail to join (monkey) Business, a new team formed from the post-TI5 reshuffle to compete in the upcoming Majors. The team reformed as OG after being sponsored.

OG qualified for the first ever Dota 2 Major, the Frankfurt Major and managed to win the tournament in an unexpected series of upsets, with Miracle- showing high level performances on Shadow Fiend throughout the tournament. His impressive abilities prompted many other teams to respect ban the hero. After the Frankfurt Major, Miracle- later won numerous tournaments with OG during mid 2016, such as DreamLeague Season 5 and ESL Frankfurt 2016, while also claiming his second Valve Major win at the Manila Major[1]. Despite OG being one of the favorites for winning The International 2016, they exited early in the tournament, losing to TnC Gaming in the second round of the lower brackets at the main stage, marking one of the biggest upsets in Dota 2 history.[2]

Team Liquid[edit]

Following the International 2016, he departed the team and joined Team Liquid after FATA- announced his temporary break from professional Dota[3][4]. The new competitive season would start slow for Miracle- and his new team, when they failed to qualify for the Boston Major. However, after his friend GH joined the team early 2017, having already stood in for them during their victory at DreamLeague, Team Liquid found their way back to dominance at the top of competitive Dota 2. Together with his team, Miracle- went on to win several premier tournaments throughout 2017: StarSeries Season 3, StarLadder i-League Invitational #2, EPICENTER, and DreamLeague Season 7. Miracle-'s outstanding season culminated in his team's victory at The International 2017[5], where Team Liquid swept Newbee 3-0 in the Grand Finals.


2019-08-25BA2ndA0PremierThe International 2019The International 2019Team Liquid1 : 3$4,462,910
2018-08-24DA4thA0PremierThe International 2018The International 2018Team Liquid0 : 2$1,787,250
2018-06-10AA1stA0PremierChina Dota2 SupermajorChina Dota2 SupermajorTeam Liquid3 : 2$555,000
2017-12-03BA2ndA0PremierDreamLeague Season 8DreamLeague Season 8Team Liquid0 : 3$200,000
2017-08-12AA1stA0PremierThe International 2017The International 2017Team Liquid3 : 0$10,862,700
2017-06-11AA1stA0PremierEPICENTER 2017EPICENTER 2017Team Liquid3 : 1$250,000
2017-02-26AA1stA0PremierStarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3Team Liquid3 : 1$135,000
2016-06-19AA1stA0PremierESL One Frankfurt 2016ESL One Frankfurt 2016OG3 : 0$157,273
2016-06-12AA1stA0PremierThe Manila Major 2016The Manila Major 2016OG3 : 1$1,110,000
2015-11-21AA1stA0PremierThe Frankfurt Major 2015The Frankfurt Major 2015OG3 : 1$1,110,000
Complete list of results in any tournament


  • On May 11th, 2016, Miracle- became the first player in Dota 2 history to achieve a matchmaking rating of over 9000.[6] He later won the eSports Rookie of the Year 2016 by the eSports Industry Awards.[7]
  • Awarded as PC Player of the year by Esports Industry Awards 2017.[8]


Highlight Videos[edit]

Biography Videos[edit]





  1. EARL CARLO "DREAMSLAYER28" GUEVARRA (2016-06-13). "OG Wins The Manila Major".
  2. ANDRA CIUBOTARU (2016-08-10). "OG eliminated from TI6 contention, TnC shine in spectacular series". Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  3. Trinks, Adrian (2016-09-01). "I have decided to take a temporary break from Dota". Twitlonger. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  4. "DAY THREE: THE NEW TL DOTA 2". Team Liquid Pro. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  5. "The International Grand Champions". Valve Corporation. 2017-08-14.
  6. Ollie Ring (2016-05-13). "Miracle- on his stunning 9k MMR world record". Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  7. "THE WINNERS ARE...". 2016-11-22. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  8. "Congrats to @Liquid_Miracle for winning Esports PC Player of the Year! #EsportsIA". 2017-11-13. Retrieved November 13, 2017.