Ivan 'MinD_ContRoL' Ivanov

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Liquid Mindcontrol Dota2 Player


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.  

Mind Control Chess

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.

Defense of the Ancients 2

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.


The Team:

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 team3

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.  


Competition Participation:

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.


Liquid have clearly improved in their gaming skills and Dota 2 strategies competing against top esports teams like Evil Geniuses, TNC Pro Team, Faceless, VGJ, NP and many more squads.



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. 

Tournament Placing

12 Aug 2017The International 20171st$10,862,683.00Dota 2
22 Jul 2017DreamLeague Season 71st$80,000.00Dota 2
11 Jun 2017EPICENTER 2017 (Dota 2)1st$250,000.00Dota 2
21 May 2017DreamLeague Season 7 - EU Division2nd$9,000.00Dota 2
20 May 2017StarLadder i-League Invitational #21st$45,000.00Dota 2
30 Apr 2017The Kiev Major 20175th-8th$125,000.00Dota 2
4 Apr 2017Dota 2 Asia Championships 20179th-12th$8,654.00Dota 2
26 Feb 2017StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 31st$135,000.00Dota 2
26 Nov 2016ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 6 - Finals1st$90,000.00Dota 2
8 Nov 2016ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 6 - League Play4th$8,000.00Dota 2
19 Oct 2016FACEIT Invitational3rd-4th$4,000.00Dota 2
13 Aug 2016The International 20167th-8th$519,262.00Dota 2
17 Jul 2016The Summit 53rd$13,136.00Dota 2
19 Jun 2016ESL One Frankfurt 20163rd-4th$28,237.00Dota 2
12 Jun 2016The Manila Major 20162nd$405,000.00Dota 2
15 May 2016EPICENTER1st$250,000.00Dota 2
24 Apr 2016ESL One Manila 20162nd$50,000.00Dota 2
14 Apr 2016BTS Europe #31st$5,000.00Dota 2
6 Mar 2016The Shanghai Major 20162nd$405,000.00Dota 2
17 Feb 2016Captains Draft 3.02nd$8,061.00Dota 2
17 Jan 2016SL i-League XIV Finals (Dota 2)3rd-4th$30,000.00Dota 2
20 Dec 2015World Cyber Arena 2015 (Dota 2)3rd$78,754.00Dota 2
13 Dec 2015The Summit 45th-6th$4,015.00Dota 2
6 Dec 2015The Defense Season 51st$39,273.00Dota 2
12 Nov 2015D2CL Season 61st$25,000.00Dota 2
1 Nov 2015Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 14th$11,588.00Dota 2
13 Sep 2015Alienware Summer's End Cup1st$4,500.00Dota 2
25 Jul 2015Hitbox Challenger by Razer1st$2,300.00Dota 2
30 Jun 2015Game Show Dota 2 Invitational2nd$3,500.00Dota 2
20 May 2015GIGABYTE Challenge #162nd$558.25Dota 2
8 Apr 2015MSI Dragon Battle #41st$1,622.91Dota 2
25 Mar 2015GIGABYTE Challenge #131st$1,637.72Dota 2
1 Feb 2015MSI Dragon Battle #12nd$564.47Dota 2
28 Jan 2015Bridon Open Cup1st$4,245.00Dota 2
29 Oct 2014GIGABYTE Challenge #91st$1,892.76Dota 2
23 Aug 2014i52 (Dota 2)1st$5,375.74Dota 2
30 Sep 2017FACEIT Pro League EU September 2017 (Dota 2)1st$4,500.00Dota 2
15 Oct 2017StarLadder i-League Invitational #31st$135,000.00Dota 2
29 Oct 2017ESL One Hamburg 20173rd-4th$90,000.00Dota 2
15 May 2016EPICENTER 2016 - Dota 2 Finals1st$250,000.00Dota 2
20 May 2017StarLadder i-League Invitational #2 (Dota 2)1st$45,000.00Dota 2
5 Nov 2017AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT League Season 65th-6th$130,000.00Dota 2
4 Nov 2017AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT League1st$0.00Dota 2
26 Nov 2017Midas Mode Europe1st$18,000.00Dota 2
3 Dec 2017ROG DreamLeague Season 82nd$200,000.00Dota 2
17 Jan 2016SL i-League StarSeries Season 1 (Dota 2)3rd-4th$30,223.00Dota 2
28 Jan 2018ESL One Genting 20182nd$80,000.00Dota 2
4 Feb 2018StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4 (Dota 2)1st$135,000.00Dota 2
25 Feb 2018ESL One Katowice 2018 (Dota 2)3rd$120,000.00Dota 2
11 Mar 2018The Bucharest Major 20183rd-4th$90,000.00Dota 2
25 Mar 2018DreamLeague Season 93rd$30,000.00Dota 2
4 Apr 2017DAC 20179th-12th$9,179.00Dota 2
7 Apr 2018DAC 20185th-6th$67,500.00Dota 2
6 May 2018EPICENTER XL2nd$200,000.00Dota 2
4 Feb 2018StarLadder i-League Invitational #41st$135,000.00Dota 2
27 May 2018ESL One Birmingham 20187th$16,000.00Dota 2
10 Jun 2018China Dota2 Supermajor1st$555,000.00Dota 2
10 Jun 2018China Dota2 Supermajor 20181st$555,000.00Dota 2
25 Aug 2018The International 20184th$1,782,748.00Dota 2
18 Nov 2018The Kuala Lumpur Major 20184th$80,000.00Dota 2
9 Dec 2018MegaFon Winter Clash1st$150,000.00Dota 2