World of Tanks
Maxim "Inspirer" Mazein
Inspirer discovered World of Tanks while it was being beta tested in the summer of 2010. As his friends say, “he immediately began to play well”. However, the first full-fledged tournament that Inspirer participated in took place in the summer of 2012 when his current teammate Straik joined the team.
His opponents also unanimously agree that Inspirer has excellent vision which helps him predict the course of a battle and is always able to excel, even when he is in an unfavorable situation. This was clearly confirmed by the finals of the first two seasons of the War gaming Golden League.
Inspirer says he hasn’t thought seriously about an eSports career. However, he has now tasted victory and is an integral part of the championship Natus Vincere team.
Dmitry "SL1DE" Frishman
Dmitry is the youngest and perhaps the most promising fighter on Natus Vincere. Despite his youth, SL1DE has won countless trophies and titles, among which are the WGL champion titles of the first and the second season. He started playing, as many others did, back in 2010. After the release of the game, his first clans, the Global map, and internal fan tournaments, SLIDE got a taste of real victory in March of 2012 at the Tech labs Cup RU 2012 tournament.
In that tournament everyone noticed the undeniable game of the 14-year-old kid, who competently and calmly killed older and more famous rivals. Even then it was obvious that the guy had a great future in tank eSports. Today, SL1DE deals most of the damage for the Natus Vincere team. He successfully pursues his passion for eSports while still studying at a university.
Kirill "Kirilloid" Ponomarev
The guy has a great sense of humor, mind-blowing skills, and the ability to understand tank battles of any complexity. Kirilloid started playing World of Tanks when it was being beta tested. Early on, he showed his aggressiveness, tactical sharpness, and desire to win. Kirilloid had his baptism of fire in August 2011 at the tournament "Ural Steel". Since that time, he has almost always been in the winning team.
Today, Kirilloid is the main player on the NatusVincere team and a constant streamer, whose streams often turn into a little show.
Oleg "Straik" Romanenkov
He discovered the game “World of Tanks” in mid-summer of 2010; when it was being beta tested. At the time of release, he was a member of one of the strongest gaming tank communities, the clan "Steel". Having just started his career, Oleg was a very promising fighter. However, his real fight began in August 2011, with the 7/42 format.
Straik has a great understanding of the game as well as tactical thinking. Throughout his tank career, he has won plenty of trophies and is almost always one of the strongest fighters in the tournaments. Today, not only fans of the game, but also professional e-sportsmen consider him to be the best player on the RU-server, as well as in the entire world.
Besides being a decent streamer, Straik makes very high quality video products for the enjoyment of tank battle lovers.
Dmitry "LeBwa" Palaschenko
LeBwa is one of the most super skilled and titled players in the world. He's a multiple times champion of the events and tournaments of different caliber, and a true world champion as well. He started playing World of Tanks back in the days after a car accident where his arm was severely damaged. That's how he got his nickname - "LeBwa" (pronounced as "levsha" which means "left-hander" in Russian).
Today his name sounds pretty scary to many of his opponents. In real life, on the contrary, Dmitriy is one of the most (if not the most) friendliest people on the team. Many tankmen in eSports say that where's LeBwa - there's often a victory.
Anatoliy "TheAnatolich" Barakov
Video games passion and constant desire to compete brought Anatoliy to World of Tanks. It all began with the tournaments one vs one. A very young man at the time, Anatoliy showed great performance, defeating more skillful rivals. The desire to play in a team, brought him to his first professional team Red Rush Team 3. The team gave him a very different experience of true professional eSports competition.
Next Anatolich was invited to Unity (Red Rush:Unity), where he became a captain after 2 months. Wargaming.net League 2013 Season 1 was the first significant tournament for Anatoliy, who was only 15 at the time. His team performed very good at the LAN and nearly knocked out the future champion Red Rush Team1 (now - Na`Vi) from the tournament. After this achievement, Unity has always been in sight, constantly participating in final stages of the competitions and taking first places.
Andrei "Rhino" Les
Rhino began playing World of Tanks straight after the game's release. Before that, Andrew had been fond of Counter Strike 1.6, however he became tanker in August 2010. After watching LAN-tournament Intel Challenge SUPER CUP X, held at Cyber Arena in Kyiv, Andrew began thinking of an eSports career in WoT. His first professional team was RED GRA. As a member of the team, he participated in the tournaments: Ural Steel and SLTV. His efforts weren't spent in vain. In 2013, Rhino joined Ukraine National WoT team along with his current teammate SL1DE. The team went to China to participate in World Cyber Games and took the first place at the tournament. This was the first grand achievement in his career. Next, as a player of Unity, Rhino has been one of the team's leaders and stayed in sight for a long time.