We wanted to take a few moments to let you know why we appreciate our partnership with Dendi’s B8 so much. Dota is, of course, one of the biggest esports out there, and the storyline of B8 is a shining examples of all the things that makes it special. B8 is history and potential intertwined, and we’re thrilled to be able to support their endeavors in the Dota scene.
B8 is the new home of Danil "Dendi" Ishutin, the man with the plan and the one behind so many of Na’Vi’s astonishing title wins during their golden age. Of course, Dendi needs no introduction to Dota fans. A living legend and a beloved competitor across the world, he was an integral part of the early years of the game’s rise, eager to add yet another chapter to his already storied career. That said, the team is truly more than just a sum of its parts, and the rest of the squad also deserves a lot of your love. A great blend of experience and youth, ready to take the world by storm.
First, consider Ghostik, the Ukrainian offlaner with 644 games under his belt and a nifty little 60% winrate with Axe across 60 matches. The team’s efforts are well complemented by KingR, formerly of Gambit, in a soft support role. LeBronDota, of course, already has a history with Dendi, a versatile hard support with 52 unique heroes played across 278 games throughout his career. Last but certainly not least, pio65’s explosive potential and 4.68 average KDA (not to mention an eye-popping 80% winrate with Slark) makes him a real rising star in B8’s carry role. Having just turned 20 a few days ago, no doubt there’s a long and exciting career on the horizon for him.
We’re certain that B8 will be a bright spot of the CIS scene for years to come and a great source of memorable moments for fans around the world. Though the esports calendar is currently ravaged by a pandemic, and we all focus on the health and well-being of our family and loved ones, we value our the esports family all the same as before – and you can be sure that when everything gets back on track, we’ll be there to cheer on Dendi and his compatriots as their bait each and every rival on their way to victory.