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[e][h]StoRmStoRm SoNNeikO
Player Information
Акбар Бутаев
Romanized Name:
Akbar Butaev
May 16, 1997 (age 26)
Years Active (Player):
2014 - 2023
Current Role:
Approx. Total Winnings:
Signature Hero:
Io Winter Wyvern Oracle
2014-10-29 — 2015-03-20Power Rangers
2015-04-05 — 2015-10-16Natus Vincere
2015-10-20 — 2016-11-07Natus Vincere
2016-11-18 — 2017-03-31Vega Squadron
2017-04-20 — 2018-02-03Natus Vincere
2018-09-01 — 2019-10-23Natus Vincere
2019-10-23 — 2020-04-22Natus Vincere(Ia.)
2019-11-28 — 2020-04-22Chicken Fighters
2020-04-22 — 2020-07-07Ninjas in Pyjamas
2020-10-24 — 2021-02-11Live to Win
2021-02-11 — 2021-05-25AS Monaco Gambit
2021-05-25 — 2021-07-15Natus Vincere
2021-11-20 — 2022-03-24Winstrike Team
2022-04-18 — 2022-11-03BetBoom Team
2022-12-07 — 2023-05-05Darkside
2023-05-12 — PresentStoRm
Upcoming Matches
No Upcoming Matches

Upcoming Tournaments
No upcoming tournaments

Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev (born May 16, 1997) is a Russian/Uzbek player who is currently playing for StoRm.


After a period playing as a standin support for various CIS teams, most notably Team Empire, he was taken in by Power Rangers as a member of their team. The team eventually lost their sponsor however, resulting in SoNNeikO leaving to join Na'Vi. After it officially disbanded on October 16, 2015,[1] it was announced few days later that the new Na`Vi team would be created around Dendi and SoNNeikO.[2]

After numerous roster changes within Na'Vi ending with the addition GeneRaL to the squad, SoNNeikO was made captain and drafter for the team. Despite a shaky start at the beginning of 2016 with poor results in major tournaments and unable to qualify for a number of premier tournaments, they managed to show form during the later months of the year. They reached second place at DreamLeague Season 5 and ESL One Frankfurt 2016 and 4th place in The Summit 5. Finally, in July 2016, SoNNeikO and his teammates defeated Team Secret in the grand finals of Starladder i-league StarSeries Season 2, securing Natus Vincere's first tournament win in nearly 2 years.[3]


  • Reached 10,000 MMR on October 19, 2020.[4]
  • Reached 11,000 MMR on February 21, 2022.[5]


  • Had the highest average kills per game (3.60) of any support player at The International 2016.
  • Had the highest average assists per game (15.18) during Tour 3 of the 2021/22 DPC EEU Upper Division.


2019-08-2013th - 16thTier 1The International 2019The International 2019
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
0 : 1
2018-12-092ndTier 2MegaFon Winter ClashMegaFon Winter Clash
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
0 : 3
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
2018-11-042ndTier 2DreamLeague Season 10DreamLeague Season 10
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
2 : 3
2017-12-024thTier 1DreamLeague Season 8DreamLeague Season 8
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
0 : 2
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
2017-11-221stTier 2Adrenaline Cyber LeagueAdrenaline Cyber League
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
3 : 1
2016-07-241stTier 1StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
3 : 1
Team SecretTeam Secret
2016-06-192ndTier 1ESL One Frankfurt 2016ESL One Frankfurt 2016
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
0 : 3
2016-06-107th - 8thTier 1The Manila Major 2016The Manila Major 2016
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
0 : 2
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
2016-04-172ndTier 1StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 1StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 1
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
1 : 3
2015-06-152ndTier 1DreamLeague Season 3DreamLeague Season 3
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
2 : 3
Extended list of results

Additional Content[edit]







  1. Rye (October 16, 2015). "Natus Vincere bids adieu to Dota 2 roster". Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  2. Andersen (October 20, 2015). "Dendi and SoNNeikO to form new Na'Vi!". Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  3. Malystryx.GDS (July 25, 2016). "Navi complete historic LAN victory 20 months after their last title". joinDOTA. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  4. SoNNeikO_o (2020-10-19). "new achievement". Twitter.
  5. SoNNeikO_o (2022-02-21). "11k player-". Twitter.