Dendi (Dota player)
|Born||December 30, 1989|
|Current team||Natus Vincere|
Defense of the Ancients |
|Career prize money||$791,058.80|
Danylo Ishutin (Ukrainian: Данило Ішутін born December 30, 1989), more commonly known by the pseudonym Dendi, or pseudonym TI Winner, is a professional Dota 2 mid-lane player for Natus Vincere from Lviv, Ukraine. He has played on the squad of Natus Vincere (Na'Vi) since 2010 and is a long-time fan-favorite.
In 2009-2015, Dendi started playing professionally with WG. He was a part of the Ukraine 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 that existed at the time, MYM Prime Defending. When Kingsurf.international merged with WG the next year, he became a full-time member of Ks.int. In late 2008, he joined DTS in its early stages, only to return to Ks.int in March 2009. Only three months later he returned to DTS, helping them secure a second-place victory at ESWC 2010. At the end of the year, Dendi achieved arguably the greatest success in his DotA career by finishing 3rd place in the most stacked tournament at the time, WDC 2010. Dendi joined Natus Vincere (Na'Vi) at the end of 2010 together with ArtStyle.
Dendi began his Dota 2 career with the Ukrainian team Natus Vincere, better known as "Na'Vi", rapidly rising to fame after winning The International 2011. After that, Na'Vi continued to win many tournaments in 2011 and 2012, including placing second at The International 2.
At the International 3, Na'Vi became the only Dota 2 team to participate in the grand finals of the tournament three years in a row, falling short to eventual winners Alliance. Na'Vi finished in 8th place at The International 4, marking the first time that Dendi did not play in the grand finals of the tournament.
Dendi was one of three Dota 2 players focused on in the 2014 documentary Free to Play, which covered his story leading up to and including The International 2011. He is also famous on YouTube for his gameplay.
Na'Vi finished 2nd at The International 2012, losing 3-1 to the Chinese team Invictus Gaming.
Na'Vi again finished 2nd at The International 2013, losing 3-2 in a very close game against the Swedish team Alliance.
Na'Vi finished 7th-8th at The International 2014.
Na'Vi finished 13th-16th at The International 2015. Na'Vi announced that their Dota 2 squad had disbanded after this disappointing finish. However, a few days later they announced that Dendi and SoNNeikO would be returning for Na'Vi's new Dota team. At The International 2017, Dendi played in two live 1v1 demonstration matches against an OpenAI machine-learned bot, losing both.
- LOX TOURNAMENT (2011)
- Intel Challenge: Supercup #7 (2011)
- OSPL Spring (2011)
- ES-Area GUS #1 (2011)
- ASUS Open Spring (2011)
- Farm4Fame 3 Series (2011)
- ASUS Open Summer (2011)
- Darer Tournament (2011)
- Intel Challenge: Supercup #8 (2011)
- The International (2011)
- TECHLABS Cup UA (2011)
- Electronic Sports World Cup (2011)
- Dota 2 Star Championship (2011)
- ASUS Open Autumn (2011)
- The Premier League (2012)
- The Defense (2012)
- Dreamhack Summer 2012 Corsair Vengeance Cup (2012)
- The Premier League Season 2 (2012)
- SLTV StarSeries Season Two (2012)
- The Premier League Masters (2012)
- GosuLeague Season 3 (Division 2a) (2012)
- JoinDOTA Masters Special Edition (2012)
- The International 2012 (2012)
- SLTV StarSeries Season Three (2012)
- ASUS Open Final Battle of the Year (2012)
- The International 2013 (2013)
- Techlabs Cup 2013 Season 3 (2013)
- SLTV StarSeries Season VII (2013)
- WePlay Dota2 League Season 2 (2013)
- Techlabs Cup Grand Final 2013 (2013)
- MLG Fall Championship 2013 (2013)
- DreamHack Winter 2013 (2013)
- RaidCall EMS One Fall 2013 (2013)
- Ali_Asanov GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP (2014)
- Askar_Tiny_Zadrot_Tournament (2014)
- D2CL Season 2 (2014)
- DreamHack Bucharest 2014 (2014)
- HyperX D2L Western Challenge (2014)
- 13-16 — The International 2015
- ESL One Frankfurt 2016 (2016)
- StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 (2016)
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- Dator, James (October 20, 2015). "Na'Vi announces new Dota 2 team led by Dendi and SoNNeikO". Retrieved November 6, 2015.
- Sottek, T. C. (2017-08-11). "The world's best Dota 2 players just got destroyed by a killer AI from Elon Musk's startup". The Verge. Retrieved 2017-08-16.