Dota 2 fans across the world had a tough time controlling their excitement after Danil “Dendi” Ishutin announced news of forming a new team B8 in early 2020 after his legendary run at Na’Vi concluded in 2018. Dendi is, without a hint of doubt, one of the most loved figures in the professional Dota 2 world, and perhaps of the entire esports world.
Dendi has written an entire chapter of the Dota 2 pro scene with his fountain hooks from The International 2013. However, this time the 2011 TI winner was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
According to a chart released by datdota, Dendi’s team B8 was on a losing streak of 24 games – the longest in professional Dota 2 history – after losing 2-0 to team Unique on May 5th. The new record was made overtaking the previous record set by team FTD Club C in 2016.
B8 had lost all 12 games in the WePlay! Pushka League which is currently underway and was one of the first teams to be eliminated from the tournament. The last victory of team B8 came against Winstrike in the first game of a BO3 in EPIC Prime League.
Dendi currently plays both as a core player and a captain for his team which can certainly be overwhelming. To this day, most professional teams select a support player as the captain and the shot-caller so the cores can focus on their farming patterns and map awareness.
While Dendi may be in a weird situation right now as a professional Dota 2 player, he truly doesn’t need any further titles to prove what he’s capable of. The name Dendi will always be remembered in Dota 2 history and fans will continue to love him the same as before.