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SoNNeikO

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[e][h] SoNNeikO
Player Information
Name:
Акбар Бутаев
Romanized Name:
Akbar Butaev
Birth:
May 16, 1997 (1997-05-16) (age 22)
Country:
Status:
Active
Alternate IDs:
! SoNNeikO !, ! SoNNeikO_of The Laputa !
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Io Earthshaker Winter Wyvern
Approx. Total Earnings:
$316,548
Links
History
2014-10-29 — 2015-03-20
2015-04-05 — 2015-10-16
2015-10-20 — 2016-11-07
2016-11-18 — 2017-03-31
2017-04-13 — 2017-04-13
DD (Stand-in)
2017-04-20 — 2018-02-03
2018-02-03 — 2018-02-28
Natus Vincere (Inactive)
2018-09-01 — 2019-10-23
2019-10-23 — Present
Natus Vincere (Inactive)

Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev is a Russian professional Dota 2 player.

Gear and settings[edit]

Hardware
Mouse Mousepad
ZOWIE GEAR FK2 ZOWIE GEAR G-SR
Headset
HyperX Cloud II

Biography[edit]

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 of 2016, SoNNeikO and his team mates 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]

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2019-08-20MC13 - 16thA0PremierThe International 2019The International 2019Natus Vincere0 : 1$514,951
2018-12-09BA2ndA1MajorMegaFon Winter ClashMegaFon Winter ClashNatus Vincere0 : 3$75,000
2018-11-04BA2ndA1MajorDreamLeague Season 10DreamLeague Season 10Natus Vincere2 : 3$70,000
2017-12-02DA4thA0PremierDreamLeague Season 8DreamLeague Season 8Natus Vincere0 : 2$70,000
2017-11-22AA1stA1MajorAdrenaline Cyber LeagueAdrenaline Cyber LeagueNatus Vincere3 : 1$65,000
2016-07-24AA1stA0PremierStarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2Natus Vincere3 : 1$135,000
2016-06-19BA2ndA0PremierESL One Frankfurt 2016ESL One Frankfurt 2016Natus Vincere0 : 3$62,909
2016-06-10GA7 - 8thA0PremierThe Manila Major 2016The Manila Major 2016Natus Vincere0 : 2$105,000
2016-04-17BA2ndA0PremierStarLadder i-League Invitational Season 1StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 1Natus Vincere1 : 3$20,000
2015-06-15BA2ndA0PremierDreamLeague Season 3DreamLeague Season 3Natus Vincere2 : 3$32,437
Complete list of results in any tournament

Interviews[edit]

2015[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Rye (October 16, 2015). "Natus Vincere bids adieu to Dota 2 roster". Read.navi-gaming.com. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  2. Andersen (October 20, 2015). "Dendi and SoNNeikO to form new Na'Vi!". Read.navi-gaming.com. 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.