Dendi

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Dendi
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Background Information
Name:Данило Ішутін
Romanized name:Danil Ishutin
Birthdate:1989-12-30 (age 31)
Country:Ukraine Ukraine
Team:B8 B8
Role:Midlaner, Captain
Alternate IDs:Squirrel, Garena, 321, 555
Signature heroes:Puck icon.png Shadow Fiend icon.png Invoker icon.png
Links
datdota:70388657
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OpenDota:70388657
Twitter:DendiBoss
VK:dendiboss
Reddit:dendimon
Twitch:dendi
History
DotA:
2007-10-15 — 2008
2008 — 2008-09
2008-09 — 2009-03
2009-03 — 2009-06
2009-06 — 2010-12-25
Dota 2:
2010-12-25 — 2015-10-16
2015-10-20 — 2018-09-01
2018-09-01 — 2019-08-10
Natus Vincere (Inactive)
2019-01-22 — 2019-04-22
› Tigers (Loan)
2019-06-30 — 2019-08-10
› The Pango (Loan)
2019-08-10 — 2019-??-??
2020-01-27 — Present

Danil "Dendi" Ishutin is a Ukrainian professional Dota 2 and former DotA player. After spending majority of his professional career playing for Natus Vincere, he departed the active roster for the first time in September 2018 and left the organization in August 2019. In January 2020, he founded a new organization, B8.[1]

Biography

Born in Lviv, Ukraine, Dendi got an early start with competitive gaming in net cafes when his elder brother married, moved out and took the family's PC with him. Dabbling with Counter-Strike first, he soon found Warcraft 3 where he played in local tournaments and built a love for the competition and a thirst to be the best. Though he was quite successful in Warcraft 3 and even won a few local championships in Lviv, he knew he had found his calling when he stumbled upon DotA. He picked up the game quickly and played it almost exclusively over the next few months.

Beginning with learning only supports, he practiced heavily and was quickly vouched to the IHCS1 league and soon created his own team for tournaments in Lviv. After he led his team to a championship in Kiev, he was drafted by a team called "Wolker.Gaming" and began his professional career at 17.

DotA

Dendi started playing professionally with WG in 2006.[2] He was a part of the Ukrainian squad that finished third in MYM Prime Nations the same year. Only a few months later WG made it to the grand final of one of the most prestigious tournaments at the time; MYM Prime Defending.[3] When Kingsurf.international merged with WG the next year he became a full-time member of Ks.int.[2] In late 2008 he joined DTS, only to return to Ks.int in March 2009.[4] Three months later though, Dendi returned to DTS.[5] The team would end up finishing 2nd at ESWC 2010. At the end of 2010, Dendi and DTS finished 3rd at the prestigious WDC 2010.[6] Dendi joined Natus Vincere at the end of 2010.[7]

Dota 2

Dendi started his Dota 2 career with Na'Vi, who quickly established themselves as one of the best teams in the world by winning The International 2011. Na'Vi continued to dominate and won many tournaments in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. Dendi was the center of Na'Vi's consistent stable and skilled rosters, with his performance greatly contributing to their success.

The Natus Vincere Dota 2 team achieved significant success with Dendi as their midlaner during the first few years of the game; they finished as the runners-up for both The International 2012 and The International 2013, losing out to Invictus Gaming and Alliance, respectively. 2013 would mark the last year of Na'Vi and Dendi's dominance in the Dota 2 scene, as they only recorded two LAN victories since January 2014. The International 2014 saw Na'Vi and Dendi finishing the tournament outside of the top 2 for the first time and the following two Internationals, The International 2015 and TI 6, they would finish in last place. The results would deteriorate further, as they would fail to even qualify for The International 2017, they failed to advance out of the group stage of the regional qualifiers. This marked the first year of The International tournaments without Dendi attending as a player. The 2017/18 season started of promising for Dendi and Na'Vi, who dominated the CIS scene in the early months, crowning their improving results with their second LAN victory since 2014. However, the second half of the season saw the roster break apart and finally the team would fail to even reach the regional qualifiers for The International 2018, after losing in the open qualifier.

Four years of roster instability and poor results finally took their toll on the reputation of the Na'Vi organization and on Dendi's status as a legendary player and a top tier midlaner. After 8 years playing mid on Na'Vi, Dendi was finally removed from the active roster in September 2018. However, Dendi vowed to continue playing professionally. After a brief stint on Tigers, Dendi joined The Pango.

In January 2020 Dendi founded his own organization called B8.

Trivia

  • Started his professional career as support player.[8]
  • He was featured in a Valve film called Free to Play, showing a gamer's perspective into competitive Dota 2.[9]
  • Dendi is first person in the history of Dota 2 to participate in six Internationals under one organisation.[10]
  • Snuck himself into the The International 2015 All-Star Match as one of the players chosen from the crowd.
  • Dendi broke the record for most games played with one team at 25 December 2015, with 1039 games under Natus Vincere's banner (Previously held by Silent, who played 1037 games for Team Empire.) When he left the active roster, Dendi had played 1560 games with Navi.

Achievements

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Dota 2

With Natus Vincere

2017
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2017-06-07 A99th - 10th EPICENTER 2017 0/0/4  Grp. S. $5,000
2017-05-21 A66th DreamLeague Season 7 - European Division 6/0/8  Grp. S. $6,000
2016
2016-08-08 B313th - 16th The International 2016 0 : 1  Team Liquid Team Liquid $103,852
2016-07-24 A11st StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 3 : 1  Team Secret Team Secret $135,000
2016-07-16 A44th The Summit 5 0 : 2  Team Liquid Team Liquid $10,104
2016-06-19 A22nd ESL One Frankfurt 2016 0 : 3  OG OG $62,749
2016-06-10 A77th - 8th Manila Major 2016 0 : 2  Team Liquid Team Liquid $105,000
2016-05-22 A22nd DreamLeague Season 5 0 : 3  OG OG $25,000
2016-04-30 A55th - 6th WePlay Dota 2 League Season 3 0 : 2  Team Empire Team Empire $8,330
2016-04-17 A22nd StarLadder i-League Invitational 1 : 3  Vici Gaming Reborn Vici Gaming Reborn $20,000
2016-03-20 A33rd - 4th Dota Pit League Season 4 1 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $25,313
2015
2015-08-03 B313th - 16th The International 2015 0 : 1  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming $54,305
2015-06-15 A22nd ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 3 2 : 3  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $36,628
2015-03-22 A44th Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament 1 : 2  Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas $10,436
2015-02-07 A99th - 12th Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 0 : 1  HyperGloryTeam HyperGloryTeam $43,251
2015-01-17 A55th - 6th SLTV Star Series Season 11 0 : 2  MVP Phoenix MVP Phoenix $3,470
2014
2014-12-20 A44th DotaCinema Presents the XMG Captains Draft 2.0 0 : 3  Team Secret Team Secret $27,288
2014-11-02 A11st Dota 2 Champion's League Season 4 3 : 0  Team Tinker Team Tinker $38,118
2014-10-29 A22nd Excellent Moscow Cup Season 2 1 : 3  Team Empire Team Empire $18,880
2014-10-25 A55th - 6th SLTV Star Series Season 10 0 : 1  Cloud9 Cloud9 $9,359
2014-10-09 A55th - 8th ESL One New York 2014 1 : 2  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming $5,800
2014-10-03 A77th - 8th World Cyber Arena 1 : 2  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD ¥20,000
2014-09-13 A22nd Game Show Dota 2 League 0 : 2  NVMI $10,000
2014-09-06 A55th - 8th World Esports Championship 0 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses ¥20,000
2014-08-26 A22nd Battle Arena Tournament 1 : 3  Team Tinker Team Tinker $5,000
2014-07-19 A77th - 8th The International 2014 1 : 2  Cloud9 Cloud9 $519,208
2014-06-29 A55th - 8th ESL One Frankfurt 2014 0 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $10,113
2014-06-24 A22nd D2L Western Challenge 0 : 3  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $18,666
2014-06-08 A44th The Summit 0 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $10,236
2014-04-20 A55th - 6th SLTV Star Series Season 9 0 : 1  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $7,446
2014-04-15 A11st Dota 2 Champion's League Season 2 3 : 1  Cloud9 Cloud9 $61,500
2014-04-01 A22nd DC Presents: The XMG Captains Draft Invitational 1 : 3  Fnatic Fnatic $10,043
2014-01-19 A11st SLTV StarSeries Season Eight 3 : 1  Alliance Alliance $62,000
2013
2013-12-08 A33rd - 4th RaidCall EMS One Fall 2013 1 : 2  Fnatic Fnatic $4,000
2013-11-30 A11st ASUS ROG DreamLeague Kick-Off Season 3 : 0  Fnatic Fnatic $25,000
2013-11-24 A33rd - 4th MLG Columbus 2013 1 : 2  Team DK Team DK $13,689
2013-11-10 A11st WePlay Dota 2 League Season 2 3 : 2  Alliance Alliance $13,000
2013-10-13 A11st SLTV StarSeries Season Seven 3 : 2  Alliance Alliance $12,000
2013-08-11 A22nd The International 2013 2 : 3  Alliance Alliance $632,370
2013-07-24 A11st The Defense 4 3 : 0  Kaipi Kaipi $12,000
2013-07-19 A11st RaidCall Dota 2 League Season 3 3 : 2  mousesports mousesports $5,000
2013-07-09 A11st Alienware Cup - 2013 Season 1 2 : 1  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD $25,000
2013-04-21 A11st RaidCall EMS One Season 1 3 : 1  RoX.KIS RoX.KIS $12,000
2012
2012-12-24 A11st GosuLeague Season 5 3 : 1  League Play (W/L) $8,000
2012-12-23 A11st SLTV StarSeries Season Four 12 / 2  Team Empire Team Empire $2,500
2012-12-16 A33rd ASUS Open Final Battle of the Year 2 : 0  Wzriv Paketi $2,500
2012-10-28 A11st Electronic Sports World Cup 2012 2 : 0  Team Dignitas Team Dignitas $12,000
2012-10-21 A11st GosuLeague Season 4 12 / 2  League Play (W/L) $2,500
2012-09-02 A11st SLTV StarSeries Season Three 3 : 1  Team Empire Team Empire $6,000
2012-08-14 A22nd The International 2012 1 : 3  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $250,000
2012-07-29 A11st JoinDOTA Masters Special Edition 2 : 0  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses €1,000
2012-07-15 A11st SLTV StarSeries Season Two 3 : 0  mousesports mousesports $6,000
2012-07-08 A11st The Premier League Season 2 11 / 0  League Play (W/L) $6,000
2012-06-18 A22nd Dreamhack Summer 2012 Corsair Vengeance Cup 1 : 2  Mortal Teamwork $6,000
2012-04-29 A11st SLTV StarSeries Season One 3 : 1  Moscow Five Moscow Five $6,000
2012-03-18 A11st Techlabs Cup Showmatch 1 : 0  DTS Gaming DTS Gaming $3,000
2012-03-11 A11st The Premier League 8/1/0  League Play (W/D/L) $5,000
2012-03-04 A11st The Defense 3 : 2  Quantic Gaming Quantic Gaming €6,000
2011
2011-12-11 A22nd Dota 2 Star Championship 1 : 2  Quantic Gaming Quantic Gaming $5,000
2011-10-25 A11st Electronic Sports World Cup 2011 2 : 0  EHOME EHOME $12,000
2011-08-18 A11st The International 2011 3 : 1  EHOME EHOME $1,000,000

DotA

With DTS

  • 2nd Place ASUS Open Autumn (2009)
  • 2nd Place OSPL Autumn (2009)
  • 2nd Place Pick League XIII - div1 (2010)
  • 1st Place Storm the Front #3 (2010)
  • 1st Place ASUS Open Spring (2010)
  • 2nd Place Electronic Sports World Cup (2010)
  • 1st Place ASUS Open Summer (2010)
  • 1st Place MYM Prime Defending #12 (2010)
  • 1st Place ASUS Open Autumn (2010)
  • 3rd Place World DotA Championship (2010)

References

  1. B8esportsGG (2020-01-27). "The Golden Years have not passed, The Golden Years are continuing!". twitter.com.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "riptide" and "SirJolt" (2012-07-30). "All Pick - Danil "Dendi" Ishutin". Team Liquid. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  3. "Dendi - the Dota 2 millionaire". SteelSeries.com. 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  4. Chris "Zeyall" H. (2009-03-18). "Ks.Int adds Dendi". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  5. andy "meesteryen" shieh (2009-06-01). "Ks.int and Ks.cn Roster Changes". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  6. PlayDotA ESWC 2010 Full Coverage
  7. Andrew "Xeo" Yatsenko (2010-12-25). "Na`Vi.DotA welcomes ArtStyle and Dendi". NaVi-Gaming.com. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  8. Jesper "Julmust" Bergeskans (2018-05-17). "Puppey: "I don’t want to step into that situation where I get just a good player that wants to be all over the place."". cybersport.com. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  9. "Free to Play: The Movie (US)". Valve Corporation. 2014-03-19. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  10. Kara Jacobacci (2016-06-30). "Dendi and NaVi Attend All Six Internationals". esportsedition.com. Retrieved September 16, 2016.