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Player Information
Ярослав Владимирович Кузнецов
Romanized Name:
Yaroslav Kuznetsov
September 24, 1988 (1988-09-24) (age 30)
Alternate IDs:
Signature Hero:
Disruptor Shadow Demon Bane
Approx. Total Earnings:
2006 — 2008
2008 — 2009
2009 — 2010
2010 — 2011-03-08
2011-03-31 — 2011-11-04
Dota 2:
2011-12-07 — 2012-01-31
2012-02-17 — 2012-05-02
2012-05-02 — 2013-11-30
2014-01-09 — 2014-08-25

Yaroslav Vladimirovich "NS" Kuznetsov is a retired professional Dota 2 player, currently working as a caster, commentator and analyst for RuHub


Having been in the competitive Dota scene almost since it started, NS is one of the most famous support players of all time. Playing with Virtus.pro when they dominated the scene during 2007, with a lineup consisting of NS, Vigoss, ARS-ART, JoliE and LighTofHeaveN. The team won three consecutive MYM PriDe tournaments and reached the finals of several ASUS Open Cups.

Due to internal problems as well as lack of sponsorship, NS left VP in 2008 to join "Rush3d".[1] In this team he would be joined by former VP teammates ARS-ART, Vigoss and LighTofHeaveN as well as PGG, DeMoN and QWERTY.[2] Together they won three consecutive ASUS Open tournaments.[3] During Spring 2009 the team switched sponsor to the Chinese organization "Platium Sports" and went to China to practice.

NS had a notable stay on DTS, together with ARS-ART, LighT, Dread and God. They finished second at ESWC 2010 and won MYM PriDe #12 as well as some other notable tournaments.[4] DTS dropped their Dota team in March 2011, leaving the squad teamless under the name "Garaj".[5] Not long after, they found a new sponsor in Moscow Five and named "M5.Garaj" the squad won the OSPL Spring finals.[6]

Dota 2[edit]

The M5.Garaj squad played together for a good half year, but in November 2011 M5 had to drop the team as they refused to play together due to internal issues.[7] However, only a few weeks after M5 came back with a new roster, keeping NS and God but swapping the other three players.[8] This lineup would not prove to be resilient to the internal issues that plagued many of NS's earlier teams, and only a few months later the team split up again.[9] By February 2012, the former M5 squad were picked up by Darer.[10] NS would not be long in the organization, as him and Dread left in May to instead join Virtus.pro.[11] After some player swapping the team finally found a stable roster by September 2012, and results started showing during the following Winter. Most notably, VP won The Defense Season 3 in March 2013. On November 30, 2013 NS announced that he is retiring from professional DotA 2. [12]


  • NS loves moldy cheese.[13]


Date Placement LP Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2014-05-312014-05-31 A22nd A2Major Techlabs Cup 2014 Season 2 0 : 2 $3,000
2014-05-182014-05-18 A33rd A1Premier Excellent Moscow Cup 0 : 2 $3,019
2014-05-102014-05-10 A77 - 11th A1Premier DreamLeague Season 1 5/-/9 Grp. S. $8,000
2013-07-062013-07-06 A33rd A1Premier StarLadder StarSeries Season 6 0 : 2 $3,000
2013-04-282013-04-28 A33rd A1Premier The Premier League Season 4 1 : 2 $2,000
2013-03-302013-03-30 A11st A1Premier The Defense Season 3 3 : 2 $10,000
2013-01-132013-01-13 A22nd A1Premier The Premier League Season 3 0 : 3 $2,000
2012-12-162012-12-16 A22nd A1Premier ASUS Open 2012 Finals 0 : 2 $3,000
2011-12-112011-12-11 A33rd A1Premier Dota2 Star Championship 2 : 0 $3,500
2011-08-202011-08-20 A55 - 6th A1Premier The International 2011 0 : 1 $35,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament
Date Tier Tournament Position Partner List
2019-01-27 A1Premier Chongqing Major/2019 The Chongqing Major Analyst
2018-08-25 A1Premier The International The International 2018 Analyst
2018-05-06 A1Premier EPICENTER EPICENTER XL Analyst
2017-08-12 A1Premier The International The International 2017 Commentator
2017-04-30 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Kiev Major 2017 Analyst
2017-04-04 A1Premier Dota 2 Asia Championships Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 Commentator
2016-12-10 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Boston Major 2016 Analyst
2016-08-13 A1Premier The International The International 2016 Analyst
2016-06-12 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Manila Major 2016 Analyst
2012-09-02 A1Premier The International The International 2012 Commentator
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament








  1. "Interview with Rush3D.NS: What happened to VP and a lot more!". Ligagame.com. 2008-07-11. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  2. Calum "The_Ganksta" Gittins (2008-11-08). "Rush3D add another former VP player.". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  3. "The Database: *PS". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  4. "The Database: DTS (Old)". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  5. Terrence "MrBlue" Wong (2011-03-28). "DTS drops their DotA squad". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  6. Ulrich "KongoTime" Hanten (2011-04-03). "M5.Garaj proud winner of OSPL Spring". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  7. Sergei Mandrik (2011-11-04). "Moscow Five прощается с DotA составом [Moscow Five say goodbye to DotA composition]" (in Russian). MoscowFive.ru. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  8. Kai "Treble1999" Chua (2011-12-07). "Moscow 5 returns to Dota scene". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  9. Arthur Tsetskhladze (2011-12-25). "M5.Dota2 в поисках новых игроков [M5.Dota2 looking for new players]" (in Russian). MoscowFive.ru. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  10. Kai "Treble1999" Chua (2012-02-17). "Darer acquire Moscow 5". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  11. Patrik "Raistlin" Hellstrand (2012-05-02). "Virtus.Pro sign NS as they hop into DotA 2". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  12. Andrew "FUki" Kiryukin (2013-11-30). "NS ends playing career". www.virtus.pro. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  13. https://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=409909&currentpage=4#61