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Player Information
Олександр Дашкевич
Romanized Name:
Oleksandr Dashkevych
December 29, 1990 (age 31)
Years Active (Player):
2011 - 2017,
2019 - Present
Current Role:
Alternate IDs:
Hvost, Sasha Grey, Xbox, 4, XBOCTloveslakshmi
Approx. Total Winnings:
Signature Hero:
Lifestealer Gyrocopter Anti-Mage
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.



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.


  • 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.


2015-12-061stA0Tier 1Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1Game Show LeagueGame Show LeagueGame Show Global eSports Cup Season 1Team EmpireTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 14 Clover & Lepricon4 Clover & Lepricon$125,000
2014-11-021stA0Tier 1Dota 2 Champions League Season 4Dota 2 Champions LeagueDota 2 Champions LeagueDota 2 Champions League Season 4Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 : 0Team TinkerTeam Tinker$38,118
2014-07-197th - 8thA0Tier 1The International 2014The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2014Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere1 : 2Cloud9Cloud9$518,889
2014-04-151stA0Tier 1Dota 2 Champions League Season 2Dota 2 Champions LeagueDota 2 Champions LeagueDota 2 Champions League Season 2Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 : 1Cloud9Cloud9$61,500
2014-01-191stA0Tier 1StarLadder StarSeries Season 8StarLadder StarSeriesStarLadder StarSeriesStarLadder StarSeries Season 8Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 : 1AllianceAlliance$62,000
2013-11-301stA0Tier 1DreamLeague Kick-Off SeasonDreamLeagueDreamLeagueDreamLeague Kick-Off SeasonNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 : 0FnaticFnatic$25,000
2013-08-112ndA0Tier 1The International 2013The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2013Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere2 : 3AllianceAlliance$632,364
2013-07-091stA0Tier 1Alienware Cup 2013 - Season 1Alienware Cup 2013 - Season 1Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 : 2LGD GamingLGD Gaming$25,000
2012-09-022ndA0Tier 1The International 2012The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2012Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere1 : 3Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming$250,000
2011-08-211stA0Tier 1The International 2011The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2011Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 : 1EHOMEEHOME$1,000,000
Complete list of results in any tournament
2018-06-0513th - 16thA0Tier 1China Dota2 SupermajorSupermajorSupermajorChina Dota2 SupermajorNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere1 : 2Vici GamingVici Gaming$15,000
2018-04-145th - 6thA1Tier 2StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5StarLadderStarLadderStarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere1 : 2FnaticFnatic$15,000
2018-03-183rd - 4thA1Tier 2GESC: Indonesia Dota2 MinorGlobal Electronic Sports ChampionshipGlobal Electronic Sports ChampionshipGESC: Indonesia Dota2 MinorNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$35,000
2018-01-257th - 8thA1Tier 2ESL One Genting 2018ESL OneESL OneESL One Genting 2018Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$8,000
2017-12-103rd - 4thA1Tier 2MDL Macau 2017Mars Dota 2 LeagueMars Dota 2 LeagueMDL Macau 2017Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 2OGOG$30,000
2017-12-024thA0Tier 1DreamLeague Season 8DreamLeagueDreamLeagueDreamLeague Season 8Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$70,000
2017-11-262ndA1Tier 2Midas Mode - EuropeMidas Mode/1Midas Mode/1Midas Mode - EuropeNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere1 : 3Team LiquidTeam Liquid$7,500
2017-11-221stA1Tier 2Adrenaline Cyber LeagueAdrenaline Cyber LeagueAdrenaline Cyber LeagueAdrenaline Cyber LeagueNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere3 :$65,000
2017-10-217th - 8thA1Tier 2PGL Open BucharestDota Pro CircuitDota Pro CircuitPGL Open BucharestNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere1 : 2VGJ.ThunderVGJ.Thunder$7,500
2017-10-145th - 6thA1Tier 2StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3StarLadderStarLadderStarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere0 : 2Team SecretTeam Secret$15,000
Complete list of coaching results in any tournament