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Saksa

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Player Information
Name:
Мартин Саздов
Romanized Name:
Martin Sazdov
Birth:
June 12, 1995 (1995-06-12) (age 26)
Country:
Status:
Active
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Rubick Dark Willow Tusk
Approx. Total Earnings:
$1,270,910
Links
History
2014-04-21 — 2015-08-30
2015-08-30 — 2016-01-02
2016-01-02 — 2016-02-??
2016-02-04 — 2017-04-14
2017-04-14 — 2017-05-31
2017-05-31 — 2017-08-01
2017-07-28 — 2017-08-12
HellRaisers (Coach)
2017-08-29 — 2017-09-24
2017-11-28 — 2017-12-19
OpTic Gaming (Stand-in)
2018-01-05 — 2018-02-03
2018-02-03 — 2018-06-05
2018-04-20 — 2018-05-06
compLexity (Stand-in)
2018-06-05 — 2018-06-12
2018-06-12 — 2018-06-25
2018-09-17 — 2019-09-20
2020-01-29 — 2021-11-08
Upcoming Matches
No Upcoming Matches
Upcoming Tournaments
No upcoming tournaments

Martin "Saksa" Sazdov is a North Macedonian professional Dota 2 player who last played for OG.

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.[1]

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.[1] 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.

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 North 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]

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
2021-10-15GA7 - 8thA0Tier 1The International 2021The International 2021OGOGOG0 : 2Team SpiritTeam Spirit$1,000,500
2020-12-13BA2ndA0Tier 1EPIC League Season 2 Division 1EPIC League Season 2 Division 1OGOGOG2 : 3Virtus.proVirtus.pro$100,000
2020-09-06BA2ndA0Tier 1OMEGA League: Europe Immortal DivisionOMEGA League: Europe Immortal DivisionOGOGOG0 : 3Team SecretTeam Secret$125,000
2019-06-16AA1stA1Tier 2StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas3 : 2AllianceAlliance$125,000
2019-05-11EA5 - 6thA0Tier 1MDL Disneyland® Paris MajorMDL Disneyland® Paris MajorNinjas in PyjamasNinjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas1 : 2PSG.LGDPSG.LGD$60,000
2019-04-28AA1stA1Tier 2OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas3 : 2EHOMEEHOME$125,000
2018-11-18DA4thA0Tier 1The Kuala Lumpur MajorThe Kuala Lumpur MajorNinjas in PyjamasNinjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas1 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$80,000
2017-12-10BA2ndA1Tier 2ROG MASTERS 2017ROG MASTERS 2017OpTic GamingOpTic GamingOpTic Gaming2 : 3Team EmpireTeam Empire$58,800
2017-07-22BA2ndA1Tier 2DreamLeague Season 7DreamLeague Season 7Planet OddPlanet OddPlanet Odd2 : 3Team LiquidTeam Liquid$45,000
2015-12-06BA2ndA0Tier 1Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1Game 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
2017-08-05QA17 - 18thA0Tier 1The International 2017The International 2017HellRaisersHellRaisersHellRaisers0/1/7Grp S.$61,720
Complete list of coaching results in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. Retrieved 2020-05-10.