Hall of Fame
Alexander "XBOCT" Dashkevich
Clement "Puppey" Ivanov
Gleb "Funn1k" Lipatnikov
Funn1k is one of the best hardliners in competitive Dota 2. He made his first appearance within the roster of Darer in 2012. After unsatisfying results at The International (9–12 places), Darer disbanded, and Gleb joined the Russian organization Team Empire. Being a part of its lineup, Funn1k took a big number of medals and attracted attention of many well-known teams.
In late February 2013, when Na`Vi was looking for new players, it was Gleb who was considered the best candidate to become team’s hardliner. He agreed straight away and transitioned to the Born to Win lineup, where he eventually won the most prestigious titles in his career. The most prominent out of them is the silver medal at The International 2013. Every Dota 2 fan has heard about the final battle against Alliance at least once, since this match is considered to be one of the best in the history of all tournaments.
The playing style of Gleb is extremely aggressive: his crazy Batrider and Dark Seer’s initiations brought Na`Vi many incredible victories. He can play multiple roles if needed: Gleb’s signature Clinkz on easy line, for example, has become one of the most dangerous heroes for many rivals.
The interesting fact is that in one of his interviews, the winner of the first major-tournament, held in Frankfurt, Moonmeander, mentioned that he spent lots of time watching Funn1k’s games, trying to develop the playing 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 of time attended many championships, saw beautiful Seattle three times, gained many fans from all around the world. At the end of 2015, after the beginning of a team’s crisis period, Gleb left Na`Vi and re-united with Team Empire. Nowadays Gleb is occupying a well-deserved place in the Hall of Fame of our organization.
Dmitry "LighTofHeaveN" Kupriyanov
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 Na`Vi 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 Na`Vi on 29 April 2013 and later played in various CIS teams, such as Virtus.pro and Team Empire. Eventually he returned to Natus Vincere in the capacity of a caster. As per moment he casts many tournaments and is a well known personality in the CIS community.
Sergey "ARS-ART" Revin
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 Na`Vi 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.
Arseniy "ceh9" Trynozhenko
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 Na`Vi and he did great. In late 2013 Arseniy left CS:GO team, but remained in Natus Vincere in the capacity of the commentator of the game. As per moment he's one of the most popular casters in Russian-speaking community.
Sergey "starix" Ischuk
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 Na`Vi 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.
As per moment starix acts as a coach and manager of the team. In march 2015 he understood that his experience could be used for the benefit of the team and he could act as a tactical master. Looking at the confident performance of the Born to Win, it becomes clear that starix succeeds as the leader of the team.
Egor "markeloff" Markelov
Egor "markeloff" Markelov is the famous sniper of the legendary Na`Vi 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 Na`Vi 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 Na`Vi. 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.