Kuroky
Kuro Salehi Takhasomi 
Germany
Team Liquid
Leads Liquid to an easy win
June 4, 2018
Kuroky was impressive in a 2-0 win vs TNC at the China Supermajor. He finished with a 3/5/37 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
Kuroky played Naga Siren in Game 1, providing valuable vision and teamfight setup for Liquid. He played very well in lane, moving around the map to help out his teammates early on. Later, Kuroky provided the easy setup for Mind_Control's Dark Seer to follow up on. Kuroky finished with a 3/3/27 KDA. In Game 2 Kuroky crushed TNC with Warlock. His massive initiations were just another nail in the coffin for TNC, giving Liquid an overwhelming damage advantage. Kuroky finished with a 1/2/10 KDA and 11,100 damage done in a 20 minute game.
Completely neutralized
May 24, 2018
KuroKy could not do much as Team Liquid lost to paiN Gaming 1-0 in the group stage of ESL One Birmingham. KuroKy finished with a 3/10/14 KDA.
ANALYSIS
After you win The International, you seem to have a giant target on your back for the year. paiN came in hot looking to knock off Liquid and they did just that. KuroKy specifically was overwhelmed as he died 10 times while only finding three kills. paiN was just clearly the better team in this match and Liquid will need to get it together quickly if they want to stay in Birmingham.
Gets revenge on Virtus pro
April 4, 2018
Kuroky lead his team to a 2-0 win over Virtus pro at DAC 2018. He finished with an overall KDA of 8/5/29.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Kuroky played Dark Willow. He contributed a lot of control and burst damage in fights while keeping himself alive by dipping into the Shadow Realm. This also meant he got a lot of value from his items. Kuroky's Meteor Hammer and Force Staff were both very useful all game in addition to his hero. He also performed the critical role of keeping his team level-headed as the game dragged on to 50 minutes. He finished with a 2/2/13 KDA. In Game 2 Kuroky played Ancient Apparition. His positioning was excellent, allowing him to both finish with the fewest deaths and land a large percentage of his Ice Blasts. Kuroky finished with a 6/3/16 KDA.
Can't quite fill Miracle's shoes
March 24, 2018
Kuroky finished with a 6/13/12 overall KDA in a 2-0 loss to Fnatic at Dreamhack Dreamleague Season 9.
ANALYSIS
Kuroky played Outworld Devourer in Game 1, continuing to fill in for Miracle. Kuroky played most of the game extremely well, but unfortunately for Liquid he gave up his deaths when it counted the most. Despite Kuroky's extensive skill, the difference between him and a core player like Miracle was really showcased in the late game when a single death blew the game out of Liquid's hands. Kuroky finished with a 5/4/7 KDA. In Game 2 Kuroky played Pugna. Things started out well for Kuroky and Liquid. They took some nice early fights and towers, but after a botched high-ground attempt everything started to slip away. Kuroky no longer had the damage to stand up in fights, and instead, he found himself on the receiving end of fatal burst damage. He finished with a 1/9/5 KDA.
Not quite ready to fill in for Miracle
March 23, 2018
Kuroky stood in for Miracle but couldn't deliver the same results against Team Secret at Dreamhack Dreamleague Season 9, losing 0-2. He finished with an overall KDA of 1/7/4.
ANALYSIS
With Miracle on a break, Kuroky took up the role of carry and played Phantom Lancer in Game 1. He played a decent enough game but couldn't stand up to the combined might of Secret. If Kuroky got stunned, he was instantly blown up in most cases. He finished the game with a 1/3/1 KDA. In Game 2 Kuroky played Lifestealer. He had a similar time in this game, playing a decent individual game but not contributing nearly enough to stop Secret's lead. Kuroky had major issues in fights against Secret's Ursa and was forced to play very scared all game. He finished with a 0/4/3 KDA.
Advances closer to the PGL Bucharest finals
March 9, 2018
Kuroky learned his lesson after a brutal Game 2 loss vs EG, taking the series 2-1. He finished with an 11/11/18 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
Kuroky played Dark Willow, the newest addition to captain's mode, in Game 1. Kuroky looked very good on the hero, putting hero mobility and control potential to great use even up against an Abaddon. The invulnerability from Shadow Realm made Kuroky practically impossible to bring down. He finished with a 5/0/10 KDA. Kuroky played Dark Willow again in Game 2. This was pretty much the complete opposite of his Game 1 performance. Instead of not dying a single time, neither Kuroky nor the rest of Liquid found even a single kill. Kuroky finished with a 0/6/0 KDA. In Game 3 Kuroky played Bane. He played a very good game to close out the series for Liquid. Despite giving up the most deaths on his team, he was almost always in position to use his spells well in fights before going down. He finished with a 6/5/8 KDA.
Disappoints in a major way
March 8, 2018
KuroKy had his worst game yet as Team Liquid was defeated by Evil Geniuses 1-0 in the group stage of The Bucharest Major. KuroKy finished with a 2/16/21 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Not too far removed from holding the Aegis at The International 7, KuroKy and Liquid are looking to keep their domination going. This game proved true to that as they built up a big lead. However, that lead disappeared and turned into an EG win before they even knew it. KuroKy was just awful in this game. He played Bane and led the entire game in deaths with 16, seemingly unable to go even four minutes at a time without being picked off. Chalk this one up as a bad showing as we can expect better from KuroKy.
Shaky game from Liquid's captain
March 7, 2018
Kuroky had a rough game against OG but still managed to eke out win. He finished with a 4/9/13 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Kuroky played Warlock in Liquid's decider match vs OG. His positioning was usually pretty good, but there were a couple of key fights in which Kuroky was not able to use Chaotic Offering well. These fight losses were a huge part of what made this game so close, but when Kuroky was able to be effective Liquid looked firmly in control.
Leads Liquid to a win
March 4, 2018
Kuroky finished with a 4/3/16 KDA in win over LFY at PGL Bucharest.
ANALYSIS
Kuroky played Chen. One could make a strong point that the game was already massively in Liquid's favor as soon as Kuroky first-picked his Chen because his impact snowballed Liquid to a very convincing win. He was able to help his lanes win or at least break even, and then transitioned that into a strong tower push.
Bests rival captain Puppey at ESL One Katowice
February 23, 2018
Kuroky finished a nice 2-1 series win vs Secret with an overall KDA of 6/12/46.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Kuroky played Disruptor. He was an incredible frustration for Secret, putting his highly contested hero to great use. Kuroky finished the game with a 3/3/22 KDA. Kuroky played Jakiro in Game 2. He played pretty well, but was very weak to Secret's massive burst damage. He couldn't play around the burst all game, especially when fights got really chaotic in the later stages. He finished with a 1/6/9 KDA. In Game 3 Kuroky played Chen. He did an excellent job support his team and pushing the lanes this game. Kuroky applied a lot of pressure to the early lanes, which allowed two of his cores to snowball into extremely strong mid games that would win Liquid the series. Kuroky finished with a 2/3/16 KDA.
Keeps Liquid's hopes alive
February 22, 2018
Kuroky played an excellent series in a 2-0 win over OG at ESL One Katowice.
ANALYSIS
Kuroky did a fantastic job on Oracle in Game 1. His saves were incredibly frustrating for OG's heroes, especially because Kuroky was positioned so well. He always had time to react to OG, even when the initiation was aimed at him. Kuroky finished with a 4/6/13 KDA. In Game 2 Kuroky played Bane. He wasn't miraculously pulling his teammates from the brink of death this time, but Kuroky played a solid game to close out the series. He set up for a lot of important kills and finished with a 2/3/13 KDA.
Leads his team to an easy win
January 27, 2018
Kuroky finished with an overall KDA of 7/3/34 in a 2-0 win over Evil Geniuses at ESL One Genting.
ANALYSIS
Kuroky played Witch Doctor in Game 1. Although he certainly wasn't the start of the show, Kuroky fulfilled his role extremely well. His positioning allowed him to get great usage from all his spells while staying alive throughout most of the fights in the game. He finished with a 2/1/14 KDA. In Game 2 Kuroky played Ancient Apparition, once again showing off the power of patient play and good positioning. He finished with a 5/2/20 KDA, managing to keep himself out of harms way while still getting to use his spells well.
Excellent positioning leads to easy win
January 24, 2018
Kuroky lead his team to a commanding 2-0 win over Na'Vi at ESL One Genting. He finished with an overall KDA of 9/5/41.
ANALYSIS
Kuroky played Witch Doctor in Game 1. His positioning all game was incredible, allowing Kuroky to finish the game with only a single death. Even while keeping himself so far removed from fights, he was still able to use his spells to great effect all game. He finished with a 3/1/16 KDA. Kuroky played Ancient Apparition in Game 2. Once again, his positioning all game was very good, keeping his deaths to a minimum and letting him use his spells very effectively. Kuroky finished with a 6/4/15 KDA.
Knocked to the lower bracket
December 2, 2017
Kuroky was bested by his old teammate Puppey in a 1-2 loss to Team Secret at the DreamLeague Season 8 Major. Kuroky finished with an overall KDA of 6/20/28.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Kuroky played Witch Doctor. The Liquid plan of picking three healing heroes and running at Secret worked out extremely well this game. Kuroky's good positioning this game ensured that he was able to use his spells well, while keeping himself out of danger. He finished with a 2/1/9 KDA. Kuroky played Tusk in Game 2. This was a rougher game for Kuroky. He spent a lot of time trying to save his teammates with Snowball, but usually ended up paying with his life. He finished with a 2/9/10 KDA. The third game of the series wasn't much of an improvement for Kuroky. This time he was on Ogre Magi, committed to Bloodlusting his teammates and hoping that would be enough of a boost to pull Liquid back into the game. He finished with a 2/10/9 KDA.
Leads his team to the winners bracket finals
November 2, 2017
Kuroky finished with an overall KDA of 9/19/46 in Team Liquid's 2-0 win over Newbee at the DotaPit Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Kuroky played Bane. Kuroky put this recently changed hero to good use against Newbee. He was extremely effective at harassing in lane thanks to Nightmare allowing Bane to freely attack, which allowed him and Liquid to scale quite well as the game went on. Kuroky finished with a 4/7/19 KDA. In Game 2 Kuroky played Vengeful Spirit. Perhaps the most classic 'sacrificial support,' Kuroky embodied the spirit of this playstyle well. He was constantly putting himself in danger with Nether Swap to save his teammates. Despite often costing his own life, these saves were a huge part of what enabled Liquid to hold on for so long and eventually come back. Kuroky finished with a 5/12/27 KDA.
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