w33

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[e][h]Thunderbirds w33
Player Information
Name:
عليوي عمر
Romanized Name:
Aliwi Omar
Birth:
March 6, 1995 (1995-03-06) (age 22)[1]
Country:
Status:
Active
Team:
Approx. Total Earnings:
$1,162,096
Alternate IDs:
w33haa
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Meepo Windranger Invoker
Solo MMR:
8051 (last update: 2017-04-23)
Links
History
2014-05-?? — 2015-01-10
2015-01-10 — 2015-03-06
2015-03-06 — 2015-05-11
2015-05-17 — 2015-08-21
2015-08-22 — 2016-03-22
2016-02-04 — 2017-04-14
2017-04-14 — Present

Aliwi "w33" Omar is a professional Dota 2 player who is playing for Thunderbirds.

Biography[edit]

w33's nationality is Syrian, but he was born and raised in Romania as a Muslim with a Syrian father. Apart from Romanian, w33 is proficient in both English and Arabic. He began playing DotA in 2004, switching over to Dota 2 in 2011. Prior to pursuing a professional DotA career, w33 studied chemical engineering at university.

Dota 2[edit]

Over time, w33 grew into a well-known pubstar. He obtained the highest MMR of any player for a significant amount of time, even becoming the first player to breach 8000 MMR. His first team was Balkan Bears, a team that he built with friends and other high-level players. Although the team failed to achieve good tournament results, w33 was able to showcase his exceptional ability at playing solo mid, going toe to toe with some of the top-tier mids. w33 became particularly known for his ability to play Meepo, who was considered a niche and unconventional pick.

After Balkan Bears disbanded, w33 was invited to join the team MeePwn'd alongside veteran players such as H4nn1 and pieliedie. However, the team did not manage to produce any significant results and disbanded two months after formation. However, w33 did not remain teamless for long, as he quickly returned to Balkan Bears.

Two months later, w33 was offered to join 4 Clover & Lepricon with veterans such as Pajkatt and EGM. This time w33's team managed to produce some results, winning minor tournaments such as GIGABYTE Challenge #15 and MSI Dragon Battle 6. Three months later, w33 was invited by Puppey to be a part of a rebuilt Team Secret alongside EternaLEnVy, MiSeRy and pieliedie.

During his time at Team Secret, w33 had large amounts of success. Much of this success came from w33's solo mid play on Windranger, Invoker, and Meepo. Team Secret won multiple premier-level LAN events such as the MLG World Finals and the Nanyang Dota 2 Championships. Although they were among the best teams in the world in terms of tournament performance at the time, they were upset in the first Dota 2 Major, the Frankfurt Major by OG, ending up in second place. After the major, Team Secret looked shaky but nevertheless continued onto the next major with the same roster, the Shanghai Major, which they won handily. Despite w33's solid solo mid performances during his time on the team, he was removed from the team in the post-Shanghai Major reshuffle.

With not much time remaining before the next major's roster lock, w33 was considered to be among the better free agents in the reshuffle. Alongside former Team Secret teammate MiSeRy, w33 was invited to join the American team Digital Chaos, who were rebuilding their team around the Ukrainian mid player Resolut1on. Despite early exits from previous competitions prior to the The International 2016, w33 believed that coming into the tournament they were the underdogs. [2] He believed that being being the underdog, the pressure and expectation would be less and he would perform better. After an eventful series, he finished runners-up in the tournament, losing to Wings Gaming 3-1 in the grand finals.

Trivia[edit]

  • On January 11th 2015, just one day after joining MeePwn'd, w33 was caught cheating during a match in the European Elite League.[3]
  • His favorite hero is Skywrath Mage.
  • Apart from Dota, his favorite games are Counter-Strike, which he has played since version 1.4 (2010), as well as RPGs like the Fallout series.

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2017-01-08 A11st A1Premier ESL One Genting 2017 Digital Chaos 3 : 2 Newbee/Newbee $125,000
2016-12-17 A33 - 4th A1Premier China Top 2016 Digital Chaos 0 : 2 Newbee/Newbee $28,738
2016-12-10 A33 - 4th A1Premier The Boston Major 2016 Digital Chaos 0 : 2 Ad Finem $250,000
2016-08-13 A22nd A1Premier The International 2016 Digital Chaos 1 : 3 Wings Gaming/Wings Gaming $3,427,126
2016-03-06 A11st A1Premier The Shanghai Major 2016 Team Secret 3 : 1 Team Liquid $1,110,000
2015-11-21 A22nd A1Premier The Frankfurt Major 2015 Team Secret 1 : 3 OG $405,000
2015-11-01 A11st A1Premier Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Team Secret 3 : 2 Vici Gaming/Vici Gaming $105,688
2015-10-18 A11st A1Premier MLG World Finals Team Secret 3 : 1 Evil Geniuses $113,982
2015-10-04 A22nd A1Premier ESL One New York 2015 Team Secret 1 : 2 Vega Squadron $57,324
2015-09-24 A11st A2Major World Cyber Arena 2015 - European Pro Qualifiers Team Secret 2 : 0 Virtus.pro/Virtus.pro $45,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

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