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Player Information
Иван Бориславов Иванов
Romanized Name:
Ivan Borislavov Ivanov
January 20, 1995 (1995-01-20) (age 26)
Alternate IDs:
Mind Control, MindControl, MC
Signature Hero:
Dark Seer Nature's Prophet Beastmaster
Approx. Total Earnings:
2014-02-10 — 2014-04-29
2014-04-29 — 2014-11-21
2014-11-21 — 2015-05-05
2015-05-15 — 2015-08-01
2015-08-28 — 2015-10-09
2015-10-09 — 2019-09-13
2019-11-25 — Present
Upcoming Matches
No Upcoming Matches
Upcoming Tournaments
The International 10 Western Europe Qualifier The International 10 Western Europe Qualifier
July 7, 2021 - 00:00 UTC
Jul 7 - 10

Ivan Borislavov "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov is a Bulgarian professional Dota 2 player who is playing for Team Nigma.



MinD_ContRoL's professional career started out with Vast Cast, in February 2014, where the team managed to qualify for various small online cups, such as EIZO Cup#11 and the consolation stage of Fragbite Masters 2014. The team was signed by Aftershock Gaming in April that year, where, after a few roster changes, the team managed to win the Insomnia52 ASUS ROG Dota 2 Cup LAN in the UK, and GIGABYTE Challenge#9.

That September, the roster left Aftershock Gaming, and began playing under the name Basically Unknown.


Despite MinD_ContRoL nearly completely rebuilding the team's roster on a monthly basis, the team managed to continually win or place highly in various online cups throughout the Winter, and eventually qualified for DreamLeague Season 3. In March, controversy struck the team, as new teammate Ar1sE released a video that featured private scrim results. Four days after joining, on March 18th, Ar1sE was removed from the team by MinD_ContRoL, but rejoined two days later after a team meeting resulted in deciding to give him another chance.[1] After a disappointing start to Dreamleague, MinD_ContRoL left Basically Unknown on May 5th.

Now teamless, MinD_ContRoL played mostly as a mercenary for other teams. He played a few matches with Oslik Gaming, and then was invited to stand in for Burden United after the team mostly disbanded, to finish up their tournament commitments. The team ended up going on a run through the lower bracket of the Game Show Invitational, finishing second. The roster stayed together temporarily as they were now invited to the Hitbox Challenger by Razer, where the team went on win, going undefeated.

Team Liquid[edit]

Going into the post TI5 shuffle as a free agent, it was revealed that he had joined KuroKy's new team 5Jungz after they were invited to the ESL One New York European Qualifiers. Joining them on 5Jungz were German mid FATA-, as well as the Finnish duo MATUMBAMAN and JerAx, who played carry and roaming support, respectively. The team quickly made a name for themselves in online tournaments and qualifiers and were soon picked up by Team Liquid[2]. Under the new banner, this team quickly became a fearsome powerhouse in international LANs during their time together in 2016, winning the EPICENTER LAN in Moscow and reaching second place at two Majors (Shanghai and Manila) falling only to Team Secret and OG, respectively. However, a disappointing result at The International 2016 saw two players leave the team in the resulting shuffle. MinD_ContRoL would continue on Team Liquid.

The 2016-2017 competitive season would start slow for MinD_ContRoL and Team Liquid. After failing to qualify for the Boston Major and one more player transfer, Team Liquid found their form again late in 2016 after winning DreamLeague. 2017 saw the team rise back to power in international LANs, winning four back-to-back LANS between May and August 2017, the culmination of which was their victory at The International 2017[3]. At TI7, MinD_ContRoL carried Team Liquid to victory in the Lower Bracket Finals against LGD.Forever Young on his Nature's Prophet.


2019-08-25BA2ndA0Tier 1The International 2019The International 2019Team Liquid1 : 3$4,462,908
2018-08-24DA4thA0Tier 1The International 2018The International 2018Team Liquid0 : 2$1,787,252
2018-06-10AA1stA0Tier 1China Dota2 SupermajorChina Dota2 SupermajorTeam Liquid3 : 2$555,000
2017-12-03BA2ndA0Tier 1DreamLeague Season 8DreamLeague Season 8Team Liquid0 : 3$200,000
2017-08-12AA1stA0Tier 1The International 2017The International 2017Team Liquid3 : 0$10,862,683
2017-06-11AA1stA0Tier 1EPICENTER 2017EPICENTER 2017Team Liquid3 : 1$250,000
2017-02-26AA1stA0Tier 1StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3Team Liquid3 : 1$135,000
2016-06-12BA2ndA0Tier 1The Manila Major 2016The Manila Major 2016Team Liquid1 : 3$405,000
2016-05-15AA1stA0Tier 1EPICENTER 2016EPICENTER 2016Team Liquid3 : 2$250,000
2016-03-06BA2ndA0Tier 1The Shanghai Major 2016The Shanghai Major 2016Team Liquid1 : 3$405,000
Complete list of results in any tournament




  1. Statement regarding the team
  2. "Liquid Reincarnation". teamliquid.com. 2015-10-09.
  3. "The International Grand Champions". Valve Corporation. 2017-08-14.