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XBOCT

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Player Information
Name:
Олександр Дашкевич
Romanized Name:
Oleksandr Dashkevych
Birth:
December 29, 1990 (1990-12-29) (age 30)
Country:
Status:
Active
Alternate IDs:
Hvost, Sasha Grey, Xbox, 4, XBOCTloveslakshmi
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Lifestealer Gyrocopter Anti-Mage
Approx. Total Earnings:
$660,301
Links
History
2009-??-?? — 2010-??-??
2010-10-22 — 2015-10-16
2015-12-07 — 2016-03-01
2016-03-27 — 2016-05-11
2016-05-11 — 2016-08-01
2017-03-04 — 2017-05-18
2017-07-30 — 2018-09-01
Natus Vincere (Coach)

Oleksandr "XBOCT" (pronounced hwoʊst) Dashkevych is a former professional Dota 2 player.

Biography[edit]

DotA[edit]

XBOCT was in Planet-X's DotA team in 2009 along with the likes of Axypa, Amsi, Jerry and Chief. However, a loss to DTS shattered the team, as the team had to take in 2 replacements. After their disappointing performance in following tournaments, the team went into inactivity and parted ways.

Dota 2[edit]

XBOCT returned to DotA by joining Natus Vincere's newly formed DotA team in 2010, achieving a surprise result through beating the ten top Ukrainian team DTS-Gaming in a showmatch.

Near the end of 2010, Na`Vi was joined by Artstyle and Dendi, which promptly boosted them to the top of the DotA scene. Na`Vi first participated in ASUS Autumn 2010, in which they only achieved 3rd place. In 2011 XBOCT and Na'Vi gained global fame by winning The International 2011.[1]

After also falling to Moscow Five in OSPL Spring, Na`Vi won their first gold in ES-Area's championship, and proceeded to win the next few ASUS tournaments. Despite their change in roster prior to The International, Na`Vi went undefeated in the group stages and defeated EHOME 3-1 in the finals. XBOCT had to play Mirana in almost every game in the said tournament. Na`Vi continued their good form into Electronic Sports World Cup 2011, where they also defeated EHOME in the finals and made one of the most unexpected comebacks of the year against Monkey in the Semi-finals. However, their trip to the World DotA Championship in China did not fare well, as they were knocked out by DK in the quarter-finals. They bounced back to place 2nd in Dota 2 Star Championship, losing in the finals to Russian mix The Retry.

After an initial dip in performances, Na`Vi eventually picked up their pace in February 2012, winning both The Premier League and The Defense in the space of a few days.

In March 2017, he became the first esports player signed by Russian football club FC Anji.[2]

In July 2017, he became a coach for Na`Vi.

Trivia[edit]

  • XBOCT is the Latin version of the Russian word хвост, which means tail, referencing his old ponytail.[3]
  • Casting Studio Beyond The Summit rated XBOCT 4/10 in their Alienware Cup (2013) preshow skill-rating polygon. Na`Vi then went on to win the tournament against the top Chinese teams, at a time when Chinese Dota was widely acknowledged as supreme. The number 4 became associated with XBOCT as a running joke.
  • Thanks to being the core player of Natus Vincere - arguably the most accomplished Dota2 team up to date - since The International, XBOCT is tied with Puppey and Dendi for 1st place on the Liquipedia's list of most accomplished players based on premier tournaments top results.

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2015-12-06AA1stA0Tier 1Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1Team EmpireTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 14 Clover & Lepricon4 Clover & Lepricon$125,000
2015-06-15BA2ndA0Tier 1DreamLeague Season 3DreamLeague Season 3Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere2 : 3Virtus.proVirtus.pro$32,437
2014-11-02AA1stA0Tier 1Dota 2 Champions League Season 4Dota 2 Champions League Season 4Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 : 0Team TinkerTeam Tinker$38,118
2014-04-15AA1stA0Tier 1Dota 2 Champions League Season 2Dota 2 Champions League Season 2Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 : 1Cloud9Cloud9$61,500
2014-01-19AA1stA0Tier 1StarLadder StarSeries Season 8StarLadder StarSeries Season 8Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 : 1AllianceAlliance$62,000
2013-11-30AA1stA0Tier 1DreamLeague Kick-Off SeasonDreamLeagueDreamLeague Kick-Off SeasonNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 : 0FnaticFnatic$25,000
2013-11-17AA1stA0Tier 1Techlabs Cup 2013 Grand FinalTechlabs CupTechlabs Cup 2013 Grand FinalNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere2 : 1Team EmpireTeam Empire$12,500
2013-08-11BA2ndA0Tier 1The International 2013The International 2013Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere2 : 3AllianceAlliance$632,364
2012-09-02BA2ndA0Tier 1The International 2012The International 2012Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere1 : 3Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming$250,000
2011-08-21AA1stA0Tier 1The International 2011The International 2011Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 : 1EHOMEEHOME$1,000,000
Complete list of results in any tournament
DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2018-06-10MC13 - 16thA0Tier 1China Dota2 SupermajorChina Dota2 SupermajorNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere1 : 2Vici GamingVici Gaming$15,000
2018-05-06KA11 - 12thA0Tier 1EPICENTER XLEPICENTER XLNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere2/-/3Grp S.$5,000
2018-04-15EA5 - 6thA1Tier 2StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere1 : 2FnaticFnatic$15,000
2018-03-18CA3 - 4thA1Tier 2GESC: Indonesia Dota2 MinorGESC: Indonesia Dota2 MinorNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$35,000
2017-12-10CA3 - 4thA1Tier 2MDL MacauMDL MacauNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 2OGOG$30,000
2017-12-03DA4thA0Tier 1DreamLeague Season 8DreamLeague Season 8Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$70,000
2017-11-26BA2ndA1Tier 2Midas Mode - EuropeMidas Mode - EuropeNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere1 : 3Team LiquidTeam Liquid$7,500
2017-11-22AA1stA1Tier 2Adrenaline Cyber LeagueAdrenaline Cyber LeagueNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 : 1Virtus.proVirtus.pro$65,000
2017-10-22GA7 - 8thA1Tier 2PGL Open BucharestPGL Open BucharestNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere1 : 2VGJ.ThunderVGJ.Thunder$7,500
2017-10-15EA5 - 6thA1Tier 2StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 2Team SecretTeam Secret$15,000
Complete list of coaching results in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2015[edit]

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