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Player Information
Ильяс Каукенов
Romanized Name:
Ilyas Kaukenov
July 20, 1998 (age 24)
Years Active (Player):
2017 - Present
Current Role:
Alternate IDs:
Steel-_-Borco, Steelborco^^
Approx. Total Winnings:
Signature Hero:
Crystal Maiden Witch Doctor Oracle
2018-09-13 — 2019-09-27
2019-03-27 — 2019-05-30
2020-06-01 — 2020-07-19
2020-09-01 — 2021-03-09
2021-03-20 — 2021-04-06
2021-04-09 — 2021-05-13
2021-11-20 — 2022-01-17
2022-02-26 — 2022-04-02

Ilyas "Steelborco" Kaukenov (born July 20, 1998) is a retired Kazakhstani/Canadian Dota 2 player who last played for KBU.US.

On May 24th of 2021, Steel-_-Borco was permanently banned from all future Valve and Beyond the Summit events following a match-fixing investigation conducted during the second season of the DPC NA 2021.[1] He revealed on August 11th that he and Szabo666 had been unbanned from Valve and Beyond the Summit events[2] which was confirmed on November 17th by the lead admin of DPC NA 2021[3] and on November 18th by Beyond the Summit.[4]

He announced his retirement from the competitive scene on April 2nd, 2022.[5]


  • Ilyas started his gaming career at a young age at the local internet cafes in Kazakhstan and played in Garena tournaments.
  • Ilyas' favourite players are Akke and hyhy.



  1. NA DPC League (2021-05-24). "NA DPC Season 2 - Lower Division Disqualifications.". Twitter.
  2. Steelborco (2021-08-11). "Hello friends, fans, @twitter and the esports world!". Twitter.
  3. MrNener (2021-11-17). "For anyone who don't know who I am.". Twitter.
  4. NADPCLeague (2021-11-18). "Update, NA DPC and BTS match fixing bans involving WaR & Pecado Squad Gaming:". Twitter.
  5. Steelborco (2022-04-02). "KBU, Me and My Future - Appreciation!". Twitter.