Danil Ishutin (Ukrainian: Данило Ішутін; Russian: Данил Ишутин; born December 30, 1989), more commonly known by the pseudonym Dendi, is a professional Dota 2 mid-lane player for Natus Vincere from Lviv, Ukraine.[2] He is the 31st highest earning professional gamer in the world, having won approximately $626,883.78 USD in prize money from tournaments.[3] He has spent almost five years as a key player on the squad of Natus Vincere (Na'Vi) and is a long-time fan-favorite.

DotA

In 2006, Dendi started playing professionally with WG.[4] 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.[5] When Kingsurf.international merged with WG the next year, he became a full-time member of Ks.int.[4] In late 2008, he joined DTS in its early stages, only to return to Ks.int in March 2009.[6] Only three months later he returned to DTS,[7] 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.[8] Dendi joined Natus Vincere (Na`Vi) at the end of 2010 together with RetroApe.[9]

Dota 2

Dendi began his Dota 2 career with Ukrainian team 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, primarily due to the stability of their roster compared to other teams.

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.

Navi finished 13th-16th at The International 2015.

Navi announced that their Dota 2 squad had disbanded after a disappointing season.[10][2] However, a few days later they announced that Dendi and SoNNeikO would be returning for their new Dota team.[2]

Tournament results

DTS

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

Na`Vi

  • 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