Ivan ‘MinD_ContRoL’ Ivanov is a pro gamer from Bulgaria, playing for Team Liquid. His offlaner position for his squad has seen him play his best with Dota 2 heroes like Dark Seer, Nature’s Prophet and Beastmaster. Although there is a lot of pressure in tournaments, MinD_ContRoL is all smiles before and after esports events.
Ivan is quite an open minded person, smart and quite competitive. Aside from Dota 2, he likes to play table tennis and chess with his friends and if he happens to be losing he tries his best to catch up. He likes snickers, a chocolate bar filled with nougat, peanuts and caramel and his favourite beer is brewdog that for him they are the best beers in the world.
Where it all began:
Ivan was exposed to computer games since he was five years old from the moment his grandmother had bought him his first computer. In 2012, he began playing Dota 2, he was so happy that he could play all day and all night but his parents did not support him, seeing it was a waste of time in general.
He kept up his practice in Dota 2, motivating himself to play ten pubs if he loses, he tries again to win it. In 2014, MinD_ContRoL joined his very first esports team, Vast Cast to play professional Dota 2. After that he competed for Aftershock Gaming, Basically Unknown, hehe united and 5jungz who eventually were signed with his current unit.
Team Liquid is a gaming company that was launched in 2000, with headquarters in The Netherlands. The club is also known for its esports coverage on their website, TeamLiquid.net with information about the professional teams, top players and prestigious tournaments. The association has several units that specialize in Brood War, Starcraft II, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Dota 2, Super Smash, Heroes of the Storm, Halo and Overwatch.
Liquid Dota 2 was created in December 2012 and since have continued to participate in matches. The roster consists of pro players, Kuroky who is team captain, Matumbaman, MinD_ContRoL, Miracle and GH taking their gaming levels to new heights. Widely known for their silent but deadly playstyle, overwhelming the opposing team.
MinD_ContRoL and his Team Liquid have recently participated in esports tournaments to win first in DreamLeague Season 7, EPICENTER, StarLadder i-League Invitational #2. 2017 seems like it brought on a winning streak with the only two disappointments in The Kiev Major and Dota 2 Asia Championship 2017.
Team Liquid have proved the world they are the masters of Dota 2 after winning the most recent International 2017. They lost to Invictus Gaming in the upper brackets but persevered in the Lower Brackets beating Team Secret, Team Empire, Virtus.Pro, LGD Gaming and LGD Forever Young. They managed to reach the Grand Finals to battle against Newbee to win The International 2017 championship to claim their first prize of a stunning $10.8 million.
MinD_ContRoL and Liquid Dota 2 achieved their second great prize at TI 6. The squad lost to top team Fnatic, in the lower brackets with the score 0-2 to finish eighth place, claiming their prize of $519K.