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Player Information
Акбар Бутаев
Romanized Name:
Akbar Butaev
May 16, 1997 (1997-05-16) (age 24)
Alternate IDs:
! SoNNeikO !, ! SoNNeikO_of The Laputa !
Signature Hero:
Io Winter Wyvern Oracle
Approx. Total Earnings:
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 — 2020-04-22
Natus Vincere (Inactive)
2019-11-28 — 2020-04-22
2020-04-22 — 2020-07-07
2020-10-24 — 2021-02-11
2021-02-11 — 2021-05-25
2021-05-25 — 2021-07-15
2021-11-20 - Present
Upcoming Matches
Winstrike Winstrike TeamWinstrike Team
December 3, 2021 - 17:00 UTC
Winstrike Winstrike TeamWinstrike Team
Fantastic FiveFantastic Five F5
December 10, 2021 - 14:00 UTC
Winstrike Winstrike TeamWinstrike Team
Nemiga GamingNemiga Gaming Nemiga
December 16, 2021 - 11:00 UTC
Upcoming Tournaments
DPC EEU 2021/22 Tour 1: Division II DPC EEU 2021/22 Tour 1: Division II
Nov 29 - Jan 23

Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev is a Russian/Uzbek professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for Winstrike Team.


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 19th, 2020.[4]


2019-08-25MC13 - 16thA0Tier 1The International 2019The International 2019Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 1MineskiMineski$514,951
2018-12-09BA2ndA1Tier 2MegaFon Winter ClashMegaFon Winter ClashNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 3Team LiquidTeam Liquid$75,000
2018-11-04BA2ndA1Tier 2DreamLeague Season 10DreamLeague Season 10Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere2 : 3TigersTigers$70,000
2017-12-03DA4thA0Tier 1DreamLeague Season 8DreamLeague Season 8Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$70,000
2017-11-22AA1stA1Tier 2Adrenaline Cyber LeagueAdrenaline Cyber LeagueNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 :$65,000
2016-07-24AA1stA0Tier 1StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 : 1Team SecretTeam Secret$135,000
2016-06-19BA2ndA0Tier 1ESL One Frankfurt 2016ESL One Frankfurt 2016Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 3OGOG$62,909
2016-06-12GA7 - 8thA0Tier 1The Manila Major 2016The Manila Major 2016Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 2Team LiquidTeam Liquid$105,000
2016-04-17BA2ndA0Tier 1StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 1StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 1Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere1 : 3VG.RebornVG.Reborn$20,000
2015-06-15BA2ndA0Tier 1DreamLeague Season 3DreamLeague Season 3Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere2 :$32,437
Complete list of results in any tournament



  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. Retrieved 2020-10-26.