Dendi
Danil Ishutin
Country, city:uaUkriane, Lviv
Date of birth:30.12.1989 (29 years)
In NaVi:25.12.2010 - 03.09.2018

Danil "Dendi" Ishutin - a player who inspired the start of a professional esports career for a whole generation. Being one of the most famous mid players, Danil conquered the hearts of millions of gamers around the world. He is the legend of Dota 2 and the face of this esports discipline.

For the first time, Dendi attracted the spotlight in the era of DotA: he managed to draw attention to his game and take his place in DTS - one of the strongest teams of the time. Later, Danil joined NAVI: in 2011 he won The International, while being a part of NAVI; together with the team, he received $1,000,000 - a record amount for that time. Fruitful cooperation between Danil and the Born To Win went on for 8 years: during this time, the team won many trophies and became runner-ups of The International 2 times.

Dendi became one of the few professional players who took part in 6 TI’s, and appeared as a special guest at another. There are world records on Dendi’s account as well: according to statistics, Danil represented NAVI in the competitive scene for 2170 days and played 1,507 matches as the mid player for the team. Season 2018/2019 will be the first season without him on the team. Despite this, Dendi will always remain an integral part of the club.

XBOCT
Alexander Dashkevich
Country, city:uaUkraine, Yalta/Kyiv
Date of birth:29.12.1990 (28 years)
In NaVi:22.10.2010 - 16.10.2015

XBOCT joined NAVI in 2010 even before the arrival of Dendi. Until leaving the line-up in 2015, he'd been the only player who had been in the team from the very beginning. Few fans now remember that our organization invited Dendi after the DotA lineup had existed for some time, Alexander being one of its members.

XBOCT's amazing plays attracted much attention: he would farm fast, choose right positions in team fights and make instant decisions. He had been unsurpassable on the pro scene for quite a long time, with Lifestealer, Anti-Mage, Gyrocopter on the list of his signature heroes.

XBOCT played at five events of The International series, advancing to the grand final three times. He has defended the colors of NAVI for 5 years, being one of the very few Dota 2 players who spent such a long period of time playing for one team.

KuroKy
Kuro Salehi Takhasomi
Country, city:deGermany, Berlin
Date of birth:28.10.1992 (27 years)
In NaVi:28.02.2013 - 18.08.2014

One of the most famous players of Dota 2 scene and eSports, KuroKy began his professional career, when he was only 15 years old in the era of DotA. Kuro’s first team was mousesports, where he played with Puppey.

The German player came across Dota 2 at the very first International, held at GamesCon in Cologne, Germany. At the event, Kuro performed as a player of GosuGamers.net team. In one of the matches he encountered Natus Vincere, not knowing he would join this team in the future.

On 23 February 2013, Kuro was invited to NAVI and began playing under the banners of the team as a support. He earned many titles along with the Born to Win, including the second place at The International 2013, and 7-8 places at The International 2014.

Having left Natus Vincere, Kuro joined Team Secret and later created his own team 5 Jungz, which later signed the contract with Team Liquid. He performed successfully and won The International 2017.

Puppey
Clement Ivanov
Country, city:eeEstonia, Tartu
Date of birth:06.03.1990 (29 years)
In NaVi:17.06.2011 - 20.08.2014

Puppey is a world renowned professional player from Estonia who is acknowledged for his perfect notion of in-game mechanics nuances and the ability to reasonably assess the situation on the map.

He joined Natus Vincere in 2011, taking the position of a support. Following the departure of Ivan "ArtStyle" Antonov, Clement became the captain of the team. Under his guidance NAVI reached the grandfinals of The International in 2012 and 2013, but unfortunately didn’t manage to win.

Clement has always played his support and IGL roles perfectly. His masterful performance on Chen and Enchantress got to many tournaments' highlights. After The International 2014, Puppey left Natus Vincere and soon formed his own team — Team Secret.

It was Clement who helped NAVI to become one of the strongest CIS teams and one of the world's most powerful Dota 2 lineups. And he still stands as one of the best players on the professional scene as well as one of the most talented captains.

Funn1k
Gleb Lipatnikov
Country, city:uaUkraine, Kharkiv
Date of birth:16.11.1992 (27 years)
In NaVi:27.02.2013 - 16.10.2015

Funn1k is one of the best hardlaners in the competitive Dota 2. The most prominent titles of his career were secured while on NAVI, the silver medal at The International 2013 being the highest.

Gleb’s play style is extremely aggressive: his crazy Batrider and Dark Seer’s initiations granted NAVI many incredible victories. He can play multiple roles if needed: Gleb’s signature Clinkz on easy lane, for example, has become the nightmare for many rivals.

The interesting fact is that in one of his interviews, Moonmeander, mentioned that he had spent lots of time watching Funn1k’s games, trying to develop the play style, similar to his. The most distinctive feature of his performance is aggression towards an opponent.

He spent almost three years on our team, and during this long period he attended numerous championships and saw Seattle three times. At the end of 2015, when the team experienced a downturn, Gleb left NAVI.

LighTofHeaveN
Dmitry Kupriyanov
Country, city:ruRussia, Moscow
Date of birth:04.01.1988 (31 year)
In NaVi:17.06.2011 - 29.04.2013

Dmitry «LightOfHeaven» Kupriyanov is a legendary player, who is remarkable for one of the most emotional fights in the history of Dota 2 professional games. Being one of our team's pioneers, he made a significant contribution to our epic victory at the first The International 2011.

Dmitry's key features are reasonable judgement and strong analytical skills, which enable him to benefit from most ingame situations. LightOfHeaven's most successful heroes are Enigma and Windranger. When played by Dmitry these were dangerous matchups for any rival for quite a while.

In 2012 he took second place at The International with NAVI and was acknowledged the best hardlaner in the world by Dota 2 community, gaining more votes in the poll than YYF and other notable players. The title was well deserved by Dmitry as his performance was ahead of the time.

He left NAVI on 29 April 2013 and later played in various CIS teams, such as Virtus.pro and Team Empire. As per moment he casts many tournaments and is a well known personality in the CIS community.

ARS-ART
Sergey Revin
Country, city:ruRussia, Moscow
Date of birth:12.08.1988 (31 year)
In NaVi:30.11.2011 - 27.02.2013

Sergey «ARS-ART» Revin is mostly known under the nickname of Smile. He replaced the former captain of Dota 2 team Ivan "ArtStyle" Antonov in November 2011. It was due to his performance that NAVI managed to get to the final of The International for the second time, though the team was defeated by Invictus Gaming.

He was remarkable for his aggressive game, while focusing less on his support functions. The bold play of Sergey saved lives of his teammates multiple times: he would rather sacrifice his own hero to save the life of a more important hero. Due to such selflessness, ARS-ART was one of the most wanted players globally at one time.

Sergey left Natus Vincere in February 2013, leaving only pleasant memories behind. After his leave, he tried to play in such teams as Virtus.pro, Moscow Five and Hellraisers. As per moment, he is often invited to analyst studio and he sometimes acts as a caster for Dota 2 matches. He often commentates the plays of his former team.

ArtStyle
Ivan Antonov
Country, city:uaUkraine, Kharkiv
Date of birth:20.04.1989 (30 years)
In NaVi:25.12.2010 - 03.10.2011, 05.04.2015 - 07.11.2016

One of the culprits behind the historical triumph of Natus Vincere at The International 2011, ArtStyle has been playing Dota 2 professionally since 2008, during which time he has tried his hand at various roles and gained recognition as one of the most experienced players on the CIS circuit.

At the end of 2012, the player went inactive for about two years, and then returned to Dota 2 with the formation of Relax, the team which was later acquired by HellRaisers. Not able to achieve the desired success, he went on to sign with ScaryFaceZ, and afterwards, in April 2015, agreed to join Natus Vincere.

Under the leadership of Ivan “ArtStyle” Antonov the team won the The International 2015 EU qualifier and secured a desired spot in the event’s main stage, but the final results left much to be desired. Being a captain, Ivan took full responsibility for the team’s defeats and left the roster right after the tournament.

It wasn’t long until he reappeared to the team, however, as at the end of 2015 it was announced that he would captain the lineup on its way to achieving new heights. Alongside ArtStyle, the players won SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 and qualified for The Manila Major and The International 2016.

Ivan parted ways with Natus Vincere in November 2016, when the organization announced a new roster.

seized
Denis Kostin
Country, city:ruRussia, Moscow
Date of birth:09.09.1994 (25 years)
In NaVi:20.08.2013 - 17.10.2017

Denis “seized” Kostin began his career of a professional player with CS 1.6. He played in various teams, including fbgaming, USSR and place2play. Along with the last team, he achieved victory at Techlabs Cup Ukraine.

After the release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Denis played in daT Team, zNation and Begrip. In August 2013, he was invited to Natus Vincere. Eventually, seized became an inalienable part of our team, winning ESL One New York 2016, ESWC 2015, DreamHack Leipzig 2016, IEM X San Jose, and becoming the runner-up of two majors: DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca and MLG Columbus 2016.

Under the banners of the Born to Win, Denis became the only player to have played at all 11 major tournaments as a member of one organization. In November 2017, seized left Natus Vincere.

Edward
Ioann Sukhariev
Country, city:uaUkraine, Kharkiv
Date of birth:28.12.1987 (31 year)
In NaVi:18.12.2009 - 29.05.2019
Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev is a multiple-time world champion and one of the most experienced Counter-Strike players. Edward began his career as a professional esportsman in a Kharkiv team "CyberCity 2000". The first serious esports club of Ioann was called pro100, as part of which he took part in WCG three times and became a four-time champion of Asus tournaments. After several successful years in the pro100, Edward and Zeus moved to Virtus.pro in 2007. During their time plaing for the "bears", the Kharkiv duo claimed the first and second places at Asus Cup. Having not achieved much success in the Russian project, at the end of 2008 Edward returned to pro100. Before the formation of the legendary squad, Natus Vincere, he managed to play in teams such as DTS and HellRaisers. In 2010, as part of the newly formed team, Natus Vincere, he won three Major tournaments, which was a record achievement in Counter-Strike 1.6 and went down in the history of that game forever. During his performance at NAVI, he was three times in the top 20 players of the year according to HLTV.org: 2010 - fifth place; 2011 - the fifteenth place; 2013 — the sixteenth place. Three-time finalist of the Major tournaments in CS:GO. During his time with Natus Vincere, he has taken part in ESL One Cologne, StarSeries, BLAST Pro Series, DreamHack, IEM, ESWC and others.
ceh9
Arseniy Trynozhenko
Country, city:uaUkraine, Lviv
Date of birth:03.01.1989 (30 years)
In NaVi:15.01.2010 - 09.12.2013

Arseniy is considered to be one of the most experienced professional players of Counter-Strike. He was one of the pioneers of competitive CS in Western Ukraine. It was due to his leadership and volitional qualities, that many people became professional players of the local pro scene.

Ceh9 has undergone the long path with the most powerful teams of Ukraine: KerchNET, A-Gaming and pro100. In 2009 he was invited to become one of the Born to Win. Arseniy played one of the key roles in our squad, as he supported the team spirit. Apart from inspiring his teammates, he was a skillfull and reliable player in the game.

Each top team has the person, who makes most of the spadework. Ceh9 was that person for NAVI and he did great. In late 2013 Arseniy left CS:GO team. As per moment he's one of the most popular casters in Russian-speaking community.

starix
Sergey Ischuk
Country, city:uaUkraine, Kyiv
Date of birth:14.12.1987 (31 year)
In NaVi:15.01.2010 - 17.03.2015

Sergey "starix" Ischuk is one of the most cold-blooded and self-confident shooters of the professional Counter-Strike. He began his eSports career in 2001. From the very beginning Sergey proved to be the most wanted player in Ukraine. Before joining NAVI he played in 5 stars, TreezZ, eXplosive, KerchNET and A-Gaming. As A-Gaming player, he took third place at World Cyber Games in 2007.

It was due to his experience and thoroughness, that the Born to Win shaped into a true champion of 2009-2012. In 2010 starix was in top4 of the most powerful players according to hltv.org. Sergey's shooting with all the types of the weapon was one of the strongest. Universality and accuracy were his key features.

markeloff
Egor Markelov
Country, city:uaUkraine, Dnipro
Date of birth:12.02.1988 (31 year)
In NaVi:14.02.2010 - 18.07.2013

Egor "markeloff" Markelov is the famous sniper of the legendary NAVI squad. Egor's known for confident performance even in the matches against the most powerful players in the era of Counter-Strike 1.6. He used to play in DTS.Chatrix, HellRaisers, KerchNET and A-Gaming. Before joining the Born to Win, Egor was one of the players, around whom the teams would build their game.

In Spring 2009 he reached the final of KODE5 Spain with DTS. The Ukrainian team was defeated by one of the most powerful teams of the time — Mortal Team Work. However, the eSports community understood that soon a new top team would rise, guided by markeloff. Later in 2009 Egor received an offer, he couldn't refuse. As a result he became one of the powerhouses, which led NAVI to the top of eSports Olympus.

Aggressive game with AWP in attack and flexibility in defense are the key qualities of the player. Due to the perfect performance in 2010, Egor took first place in the rating of the best shooters of the world according to hltv.org. In Summer 2013, markeloff made a hard decision to leave NAVI. He joined Astana Dragons, which later was acquired by HellRaisers. Egor didn't stay for a long with a new team and joined FlipSid3 Tactics, where he still plays.

Zeus
Danylo Teslenko
Country, city:uaUkraine, Kharkiv
Date of birth:08.10.1987 (32 years)
In NaVi:18.12.2009 - 12.10.2016 and 9.08.2017 - 14.09.2019

Daniil «Zeus» Teskenko began his esports career in 2002 at the age of 15 with Arsenal. In 2004, he joined his first professional team, pro100, where he met Edward. At the end of 2007, both of them decided to move to Virtus.pro, and in this team, in a short period of time, they became the leaders of the CIS-scene. In December 2009 he and Edward joined Arbalet.UA. In January 2010 the team won the Arbalet Cup Asia 2010, and in February it changed its name to Natus Vincere. Zeus reaches unimaginable heights and in the year of 2010 becomes the world champion three times.

In 2012, Zeus moved to CS:GO, where NAVI initially struggled, but later on, won such major tournaments as ESWC 2015 and Intel Extreme Masters X. In the summer of 2016, a series of failures forced the Born to Win to make major changes in the team, and in August Zeus left the team. On October 12, 2016, he joined the Gambit Gaming and became their captain. Together with the Kazakh team, Danylo went to conquer the PGL Major Krakow: the guys managed to make the history and win the first Major tournament for the CIS region.

Due to the conflict between Kane and other Gambit players, Zeus decided to leave this organization and return to Natus Vincere. In the new team, Zeus is succeeding at StarSeries Season 5, CS:GO Asia Championships, ESL One Cologne 2018, BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2018 and StarSeries Season 7. In 2019, Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko decided to end his career as a player. Further, Zeus plans to develop young players in the CIS, and perhaps at some point to take the position of a coach and to succeed in this field!

Ostkaka
Sebastian Engwall
Country, city:seSweden, Stockholm
Date of birth:20.05.1996 (23 years)
In NaVi:17.09.2015 - 7.09.2016
Sebastian Engwall was one of three Hearthstone players who joined eSports club Natus Vincere in 2015. While playing under the banners of the Born to Win, Ostkaka won a number of tournaments. The major achievement in his eSports player career was the victory at the World Championship for Hearthstone. His triumph performance earned him a solid prize of $100,000 and international acknowledgement of NAVI in this title.
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