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Dota 2 legend Dendi finally lands on a new roster

Published: 22/Jan/2019 19:23 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 11:28

by Connor Bennett

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Legendary Dota 2 midlaner and former International champion Danil ‘Dendi’ Ishuti has finally found a new roster to call home.

This will be the first time in Dendi’s Dota 2 career that he’ll officially play for a team other than Natus Vincere. Ever since joining the Ukrainian organization back in 2010, he had become synonymous with the Na’Vi name in Dota. With Na’Vi, Dendi won The International in 2011 before placing second at The International 2012 and 2013.

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However, it was a not-so-pleasant ending to his storied career with Na’Vi. After failing to qualify for The International 2017 and 2018, Dendi’s time with the team came to an end. In September 2018, he was finally removed from the Na’Vi active roster, marking the end of an era for the Dota community.

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Now, after a few months of inactivity, he has a new roster and challenge ahead of him.

DreamhackDendi competed at 6 TI’s for Na’Vi

The former International champion has joined Tigers, helping to complete the Malaysian-based organization’s roster.

The team announced the move on Twitter, posting: “A long time rival to our players, now ally. Let’s welcome Danil ‘Dendi’ Ishutin as the 5th member to join the Tigers family today! Bringing the team to a full roster. Fans of Tigers, we want to share this experience with you. Meet the new members of Tigers Dota . #roartigers”

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Dendi joins the Mixed roster only two days after former Fnatic and Mineski midlaner Chai ‘Mushi’ Yee Fung linked up with the team. 

Moving forward, the Tigers roster now looks like:

  • Danil ‘Dendi’ Ishuti
  • Sivatheeban ‘1437’ Sivanathapillai
  • Chai ‘Mushi’ Yee Fung
  • David ‘Moonmeander’ Tan
  • Kenny ‘Xepher’ Deo
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Dota 2 player Flow passes away after cancer battle

Published: 30/Sep/2020 16:45

by Jacob Hale

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Russian Dota 2 player Alexander ‘Flow’ Sazonov has sadly passed away after losing his two-year battle with cancer.

Flow, who was considered to be a standout performer by fans of the Dota 2 amateur ranks, was an offlane player that, throughout his career, represented organizations such as Vega Squadron and Double Dimension.

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In 2018, while representing Double Dimension, he took a hiatus from competitive play following his cancer diagnosis at the age of 23. Despite a period of health improvements, Flow passed away on Wednesday, September 30, two and a half years after his initial diagnosis.

Flow’s passing was confirmed by organization B8 esports, who posted to Twitter to offer their condolences to his family and friends.

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According to Flow’s VK fan page, he had been feeling healthy until early August when, after undergoing some tests, he learned that the cancer had come back aggressively, and he proceeded to undergo chemotherapy, then developed stomatitis throughout his course.

Based on the experiences he shared on VK, it appears as though his health deteriorated throughout the chemotherapy course and, despite feeling better at times, he unfortunately passed on September 30.

In the announcement on VK, his passing was confirmed, and his resilience shared with his fans. “Sasha left us this morning. He did not give up and until the very end believed that he could defeat the disease.”

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Flow passed away on September 30.

The Dota 2 community has paid tribute to Flow, and compassion for his family’s loss, most notably from the CIS community who have lost one of their own.

Flow’s passing is a sad reminder of how short life can be, and we offer our sincerest condolences to Flow’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time.