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Saksa

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Player Information
Name:
Мартин Саздов
Romanized Name:
Martin Sazdov
Nationality:
Born:
June 12, 1995 (age 27)
Years Active (Player):
2014 - Present
Current Role:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$3,047,152
Signature Hero:
Rubick Dark Willow Tusk
Links
History
2014-04-21 — 2015-08-30
2015-08-30 — 2016-01-024 Clover & Lepricon
2016-01-02 — 2016-03-26Mamas Boys
2016-03-26 — 2017-04-14Digital Chaos
2017-04-14 — 2017-05-31Thunderbirds
2017-05-31 — 2017-08-01Planet Odd
2017-07-28 — 2017-08-29HellRaisers(C.)
2017-08-29 — 2017-09-24MidOrFeed
2017-11-28 — 2017-12-17OpTic Gaming(Stand in)
2018-01-05 — 2018-02-03Team World
2018-02-03 — 2018-06-05Echo International
2018-04-19 — 2018-05-02compLexity Gaming(Stand in)
2018-06-05 — 2018-06-25BlinkPool
2018-09-17 — 2019-09-20Ninjas in Pyjamas
2020-01-29 — 2021-11-08OG
2022-02-22 — PresentTundra Esports
Upcoming Matches
No Upcoming Matches

Upcoming Tournaments
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Martin "Saksa" Sazdov (born June 12, 1995) is a North Macedonian Dota 2 player who is currently playing for Tundra Esports.

Biography[edit]

DotA[edit]

Saksa played lots of video games in general growing up, tracing back to playing Starcraft at an age of 3. He started playing DotA when he was about 10 years old, playing on the Garena servers.[1] Saksa's meaning behind his name was from his early years of playing DotA when he purchased a gold account membership for a month from Garena after realising his account got hacked. After finding the hacker, he was given another account with the name Saksa and has used that nickname to this day.

Dota 2[edit]

While studying at university, he decided to leave and focus on Dota 2 full-time after seeing his improvement in the game. Saksa's first team was with Global Challengers, an all-Macedonian team which he stayed a part of for over a year. He later joined Team Moriarty for a short period afterwards, winning GIGABYTE Challenge Cup #16. Around mid-2015, he began gaining notoriety for climbing the matchmaking rating leaderboards and eventually becoming one of the first players to hit 8000 MMR. Shortly after achieving this, he was invited to be a part of 4 Clover & Lepricon's new lineup as their support player. In January 2016, it was revealed that he joined Mamas Boys as a support with Pajkatt as captain. His growth of a player continued when despite not winning a game in the groupstage of Captains Draft 3.0, managed to place 4th place in the tournament. Later on, he joined Digital Chaos a few days before Valve's roster lock. After months of being with the team, he attended his first Valve event, The Manila Major finishing 9-12th place.

During mid 2016, he further continued to growth as a player and team with 5-6th placements in Summit 5 and Starladder i-league Starseries Season 2. He qualified for the The International 2016 and despite being coined underdogs in the tournament, Saksa's run in the main event of his first international saw him finish runners-up to Wings Gaming.

Following 2016, Saksa did not find a stable team until 2018, with Ninjas in Pyjamas, with whom he won two DPC Minors. In 2020, he replaced JerAx as the position 4 player for OG, achieving top 8 at The International 2021; however, he was kicked from the team shortly afterwards.

Saksa replaced Fata at Tundra Esports in early 2022 in controversial circumstances. Six years on from his TI final defeat, Saksa would finally lift the aegis at The International 2022 after a dominant performance throughout the tournament.

Trivia[edit]

  • He is currently the tallest player in the professional Dota 2 scene with a height of 2.03m (6'8").
  • He became the first Macedonian player to attend The International when he qualified for The International 2016 with Digital Chaos.
  • Reached 10,000 MMR on May 9th, 2020.[2]
  • Reached 12,000 MMR on October 21st, 2022.[3]

Statistics[edit]

  • Had the highest average deaths per game (8.05) during Season 2 of the 2021 DPC WEU Upper Division.
Duration Team Matches Wins Losses Win % KPG DPG APG GPM XPM
2016/02/04 - 2017/04/14 Digital Chaos 212 140 72 66.04 2.65 4.50 11.82 307 304
2017/04/14 - 2017/05/31 Thunderbirds 43 29 14 67.44 2.21 5.14 13.47 300 354
2017/05/31 - 2017/08/01 Planet Odd 55 29 26 52.73 2.87 6.00 13.15 298 349
2018/09/17 - 2019/09/20 Ninjas in Pyjamas 255 139 116 54.51 3.15 5.38 12.96 334 416
2020/01/29 - 2021-11-08 OG 317 171 146 53.94 3.52 6.23 14.41 289.05 420.09

Stats from datdota as of 8-Nov-2021.

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2022-10-301stA0Tier 1The International 2022The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2022Tundra EsportsTundra EsportsTundra Esports3 : 0Team SecretTeam Secret$8,518,822
2021-10-157th - 8thA0Tier 1The International 2021The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2021OGOGOG0 : 2Team SpiritTeam Spirit$1,000,500
2020-12-132ndA0Tier 1EPIC League Season 2 Division 1Epic LeagueEpic LeagueEPIC League Season 2 Division 1OGOGOG2 : 3Virtus.proVirtus.pro$100,000
2020-09-062ndA0Tier 1OMEGA League: Europe Immortal DivisionOMEGA LeagueOMEGA LeagueOMEGA League: Europe Immortal DivisionOGOGOG0 : 3Team SecretTeam Secret$125,000
2019-06-161stA1Tier 2StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2StarLadderStarLadderStarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas3 : 2AllianceAlliance$125,000
2019-04-281stA1Tier 2OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019Dota PITDota PITOGA Dota PIT Minor 2019Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas3 : 2EHOMEEHOME$125,000
2017-01-081stA0Tier 1ESL One Genting 2017ESL OneESL OneESL One Genting 2017Digital ChaosDigital ChaosDigital Chaos3 : 2NewbeeNewbee$125,000
2016-12-103rd - 4thA0Tier 1The Boston Major 2016Dota Major ChampionshipsDota Major ChampionshipsThe Boston Major 2016Digital ChaosDigital ChaosDigital Chaos0 : 2Ad FinemAd Finem$250,000
2016-08-132ndA0Tier 1The International 2016The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2016Digital ChaosDigital ChaosDigital Chaos1 : 3Wings GamingWings Gaming$3,427,126
2015-12-062ndA0Tier 1Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1Game Show LeagueGame Show LeagueGame Show Global eSports Cup Season 14 Clover & Lepricon4 Clover & Lepricon4 Clover & Lepricon1 : 3Team EmpireTeam Empire$65,000
Complete list of results in any tournament
DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2017-08-0517th - 18thA0Tier 1The International 2017The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2017HellRaisersHellRaisersHellRaisers0/1/7Grp S.$61,720
Complete list of coaching results in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

Articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Andreea "divushka" Esanu (2016-01-07). "Mamas Boys - Saksa interview: "Gaming in the Balkans is way too underdeveloped"". gosugamers.net. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  2. Saksadota (2020-05-09). "10k!". Twitter.
  3. Saksadota (2022-10-21). "any cares ti". Twitter.