Mogul Masters is a bi-weekly series featuring actual players and teams who have competed in and won Mogul tournaments.
In this edition of Mogul Masters, we have Richard “Dinoheba” Nathanael Hartono, an avid gamer and aspiring pro player. He has won four Dota 2 Daily Cups on Mogul Arena.
Tell us about yourself.
I am 19, I live in Indonesia and I am an avid gamer and an esports enthusiast. Other than that, I am a student in the field of Hospitality.
What is your favorite game?
Dota 2. But I love Fortnite too. I also play a lot of other games like Clash Royale, CSGO, PUBG.
So how long have you been playing Dota for?
I have been playing Dota 2 for 4 years now, and have 5,000 hours in the game. I also played the original Dota when I was 8 or 9 years old.
Do you have a Dota 2 team?
Yes, I play in a few teams from time to time. One of them Voitlus and the other is Kyzeluxia. Another team, Adolescence, in which I play, was created by myself.
Are you planning to play Dota 2 professionally?
Yes, but I have to finish my college first. Only then can I pursue my dreams.
So, what is your dream?
Hopefully, I'll be able to go to a different country and become a pro. I also want to be a famous streamer and a chef. I already have a YouTube channel.
What do your parents feel about your decision to play Dota 2 professionally?
I think they support me, since I won zSilver from the Mogul Daily Cups and bought a couple of Razer products.
What did you get for yourself?
Razer BlackWidow X and Razer Basilisk.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to play somewhere in Europe and go pro.
How do you plan on achieving that?
I practice everyday. I download my replays to see where I made mistakes. I also watch pro players and how they play. If you practice, no matter what you do, you are gonna be good at it.
How is the esports scene in Indonesia?
The scene is progressing every year in Indonesia. We had tournaments like GESC and ESL in our country previously.
What do you think about Mogul Arena?
It is a great platform if you are starting out in esports. The rewards are also great for starters.
What do you feel can be done to make it better?
I think Mogul is growing now. Back then, there wasn’t a lot, but now they have a lot going on, especially with the Silver Slam.
Will you be participating in Silver Slam?
Yea, currently I am participating in Clash Royale. I am also planning to participate in Rainbow Six Siege.