Abed Azel L. Yusop is the current mid player for Fnatic. Abed was the first player in the world to reach 10,000 solo MMR and he achieved this in 2017 at the age of 16.
Abed’s career began in 2016 when he joined Execration. He had previously been contacted to play with them, but Abed turned the opportunity down as he felt he needed to focus on his education. He had played on some minor teams including Can’t Say Whips and Trackmate.Tric.
Execration failed to qualify for most events but won MPGL Southeast Asian Championship. At The International 2016 Qualifiers, Abed got a chance to show off his individual skill in the mid lane. At the end of 2016, Abed left the team and joined Team Onyx.
Team Onyx/Digital Chaos
Team Onyx placed 3rd/4th at their first main event, Elimination Mode 3.0 and proceeded to qualify for The Kiev Major. The team were signed by Digital Chaos in time to compete at the main event for the Major, but they ended up placing joint last. The team later qualified for The International 2017 but only managed to place 9th/12th. A few months later and after some disappointing results, Digital Chaos disbanded and Abed joined Fnatic.
Abed’s new team quickly became one of the strongest teams in the Southeast Asia scene. Fnatic placed highly at several qualifiers including the DreamLeague Season 8 Qualifiers which became the first main event the team attended. The team placed 7th/8th and followed this result up with a 2nd place finish at DOTA Summit 8. In 2018, the team participated in several qualifiers but failed to qualify for a number of events. The team’s first tournament of 2018, ESL One Genting, the team only placed 9th/12th. Fnatic seemed to have a rough start in 2018, but they redeemed themselves with a 4th place finish at ESL One Katowice.
Abed attended The Kiev Major and The International 2017 with Digital Chaos but only placed 9th/16th and 9th/12th respectively. Despite this, these events helped to bring international recognition to Abed. More recently, Abed helped Fnatic to place 4th at ESL One Katowice.