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Player Information
Данило Ішутін
Romanized Name:
Danil Ishutin
December 30, 1989 (1989-12-30) (age 28)
Alternate IDs:
Squirrel, 321
Signature Hero:
Pudge Magnus Invoker
Solo MMR:
(last update: 2017-08-26)
Approx. Total Earnings:
Pro Circuit Rank:
2007-10-15 — 2008
2008 — 2008-09
2008-09 — 2009-03
2009-03 — 2009-06
2009-06 — 2010-12-25
Dota 2:
2010-12-25 — 2015-10-16
2015-10-20 — Present

Danil "Dendi" Ishutin is a professional Dota 2 player on Natus Vincere. Well known for his solo mid skills, he is regarded as one of the most creative players in the scene today, and is renowned for his unorthodox play style and unconventional skill and item builds.

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse Mousepad
HyperX Cloud II


Born in Lviv, Ukraine, Dendi got an early start with competitive gaming in net cafes when his older brother married, moved out and took the family's PC with him. Dabbling with Counter-Strike first, he soon found Warcraft 3 where he played in local tournaments and built a love for the competition and a thirst to be the best. Though he was quite successful in Warcraft 3 and even won a few local championships in Lviv, he knew he had found his calling when he stumbled upon DotA. He picked up the game quickly and played it almost exclusively over the next few months.

Beginning with learning only supports, he practiced heavily and was quickly vouched to the IHCS1 league and soon created his own team for tournaments in Lviv. After he led his team to a championship in Kiev, he was drafted by a team called "Wolker.Gaming" and began his professional career at 17.


Dendi started playing professionally with WG in 2006.[1] He was a part of the Ukrainian 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 at the time; MYM Prime Defending.[2] When merged with WG the next year he became a full-time member of[1] In late 2008 he joined DTS, only to return to in March 2009.[3] Three months later though, Dendi returned to DTS. [4] The team would end up finishing 2nd at ESWC 2010. At the end of 2010, Dendi and DTS finished 3rd at the prestigious WDC 2010.[5] Dendi joined Natus Vincere at the end of 2010.[6]

Dota 2[edit]

Dendi started his Dota 2 career with Na'Vi, who quickly established themselves as one of the best teams in the world by winning The International 2011. Na`Vi continued to dominate and won many tournaments in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. Dendi was the center of Na'Vi's consistent stable and skilled rosters, with his performance greatly contributing to their success.

He was featured in a Valve film called Free to Play, showing a gamer's perspective into competitive Dota 2.[7] In The International 2016, he was featured again in a video when he is not playing Dota. Dendi is first person in the history of Dota 2 to participate in six Internationals under one organisation. [8]


Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2017-11-222017-11-22 A11st A2Major Adrenaline Cyber League 3 : 1 $65,000
2016-07-242016-07-24 A11st A1Premier StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 3 : 1 $135,000
2016-06-192016-06-19 A22nd A1Premier ESL One Frankfurt 2016 0 : 3 $62,909
2014-11-022014-11-02 A11st A1Premier Dota 2 Champions League Season 4 3 : 0 $38,118
2014-07-192014-07-19 A77 - 8th A1Premier The International 2014 1 : 2 $518,889
2014-04-152014-04-15 A11st A1Premier Dota 2 Champions League Season 2 3 : 1 $61,500
2014-01-192014-01-19 A11st A1Premier StarLadder StarSeries Season 8 3 : 1 $62,000
2013-08-112013-08-11 A22nd A1Premier The International 2013 2 : 3 $632,364
2012-09-022012-09-02 A22nd A1Premier The International 2012 1 : 3 $250,000
2011-08-212011-08-21 A11st A1Premier The International 2011 3 : 1 $1,000,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament


  • Sneaked himself into the The International 2015 All-Star Match as one of the players chosen from the crowd.
  • Dendi broke the record for most games played with one team at 25 December 2015, with 1039 games under Natus Vincere's banner (Previously held by Silent, who played 1037 games for Team Empire.) As of 30 December 2017, Dendi had played 1421 games with Navi.


Highlight Videos[edit]










External links[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "riptide" and "SirJolt" (2012-07-30). "All Pick - Danil "Dendi" Ishutin". Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  2. "Dendi - the Dota 2 millionaire". 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  3. Chris "Zeyall" H. (2009-03-18). "Ks.Int adds Dendi". Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  4. andy "meesteryen" shieh (2009-06-01). " and Roster Changes". Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  5. PlayDotA ESWC 2010 Full Coverage
  6. Andrew "Xeo" Yatsenko (2010-12-25). "Na`Vi.DotA welcomes ArtStyle and Dendi". Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  7. "Free to Play: The Movie (US)". Valve Corporation. 2014-03-19. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  8. Kara Jacobacci (2016-06-30). "Dendi and NaVi Attend All Six Internationals". Retrieved September 16, 2016.