MinD_ContRoL
Ivan Borislavov 
Bulgaria
Team Liquid
Complimented his team very well
August 12, 2017
Mind_Control was on his usual impactful self in Team Liquid's win over LGD in The International 2017. The soft-spoken offlaner finished with a KDA of 8/6/21.
ANALYSIS
Mind_Control kicked off the series with Dark Seer in the offlane. Mind_Control found the early farm and got a Mekansm and Blink Dagger by 20 minutes. His Surges helped his teammates out of a pinch and his Vacuums set up his team very well in the one-sided affair. In Game 2, he tried his luck with Venomancer. He was forced to jungle early so his farm wouldn't suffer. He rotated well even if he jungled as he accumulated the second most hero damage done in his team.
Plays a beautiful Game 2 as Phoenix
August 4, 2017
MinD_ContRoL finished Team Liquid's 1-1 draw with LGD during the group stages of The International 7 with a final KDA of 6/9/27
ANALYSIS
MinD_ContRoL played Tidehunter in Game 1 and Phoenix in Game 2 in the series against LGD. Despite a well-timed Blink Dagger on Tidehunter, MinD_ContRoL's Ravage simply wasn't enough combined with Miracle's WuKong's Command to subdue LGD. In Game 2, MinD_ContRoL's Phoenix play was simple yet masterful. His only real item was a Heaven's Halberd to disable Maybe's Ursa, and the rest of his impact revolved around his spectacular positioning.
Tries to keep Liquid in Game 2
August 3, 2017
MinD_ContRoL finished Team Liquid's 1-1 draw with Evil Geniuses during the group stage of The International 7 with a final KDA of 11/10/18.
ANALYSIS
MinD_ContRoL played Nature's Prophet in both Games 1 and 2 of the Bo2 series with Evil Geniuses. In Game 1, MinD_ContRoL was an absolute terror, toppling buildings and jumping from the shadows to slay unsuspecting heroes. In Game 2, MinD_ContRoL was met with less success but found just shy of enough farm to keep Liquid surviving. Evil Geniuses were able to win the day and end the series in a draw.
Solid series delivers Liquid another win
August 2, 2017
MinD_ContRoL finished with an overall KDA of 4/4/27 in Liquid's 2-0 win vs Fnatic in the group stages of The International 7.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MinD_ContRoL played Nature's Prophet. His rotations all game were entirely on point, and his positioning in fights was nearly flawless. He didn't give up a single death all game, running over Fnatic on the way to a quick 23-minute win. He finished with a 2/0/10 KDA. In Game 2 MinD_ContRoL played Bristleback. Although Bristleback has fallen quite out of favor, MinD_ContRoL still put it to a great use in this game. He was a constant thorn in the site of Fnatic, dealing continuous damage with his Quill Spray and being difficult to take down. He finished with a 2/4/17 KDA.
Not the flashiest series, but Liquid's off lane gets the job done
August 2, 2017
MinD_ContRoL played well in Liquid's 2-0 win over iG.Vitality in The International 7 group stages. He finished with a 13/14/35 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MinD_ContRoL played Nature's Prophet. He was quite effective for most of the game, especially during the early and mid game. His rotations with Teleportation were very nice, and his positioning in fights was good as well. He finished with an 8/5/16 KDA. In Game 2 MinD_ContRoL played Venomancer. He had a very difficult game, but got done what Liquid needed. MinD_ContRoL died in almost every single fight, but he was almost always able to get off at least his ultimate. This game Liquid the damage that they needed to keep themselves in the game until they could seize control in the late game. He finished with a 5/9/19 KDA.
Makes the most of many roles in 3-2 win
July 24, 2017
MinD_ContRoL finished Team Liquid's 3-2 victory over Planet Odd in the Grand Finals of DreamLeague Season 7 with a final KDA of 18/18/56.
ANALYSIS
MinD_ContRoL wore many hats in Liquid's victory at DreamHack Atlanta. In Game 1, MinD_ContRoL played an off-lane Nature's Prophet. Despite starting the game as a pusher, MinD_ContRoL slowly had to transition to more of a carry role due to the struggles of MATUMBAMAN. In the end, it was the absent MATUMBAMAN who proved to be the linchpin of Liquid's strategy as they were undone by Planet Odd. Game 2 was MinD_ContRoL's only true struggle of the series as Elder Titan. Liquid's lineup was pure chaos with no one player able to pull the team together. In Game 3, MinD_ContRoL's Earthshaker helped to trap Miracle's victims and finish off stragglers with his high mobility, thanks to a 13-minute Blink Dagger. In Game 4, MinD_ContRoL only got one kill as Nyx Assassin, but got everything out of the hero he possibly could, racking up a game-high 17 assists. Despite limited farm and low mobility for most of the game, MinD_ContRoL was surgical with his stuns and created havoc with his excellent positioning and extended range from his Aether Lens. In Game 5, MinD_ContRoL played Beastmaster and enabled Liquid's relentless push strategy. Opting for team fight items instead of another Necronomicon, MinD_ContRoL fended off Planet Odd with zoning and his dangerous Roar, allowing Liquid to choke them off the map and win the series.
Initiation paves the way to a Liquid win
July 21, 2017
MinD_ContRoL was outstanding in Liquid's 2-0 win over Planet Odd in the Dreamhack Dreamleague Season 7 playoffs. He finished with an overall KDA of 8/16/27.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MinD_ContRoL played Earth Shaker. He did well in lane and transitioned very smoothly into the mid and late game. His initiations were very powerful, but his ability to counter Planet Odd's teamfight was even more deadly. Blink into Echo Slam completely opened up teamfights for Liquid, creating space for the other cores. He finished with a 4/7/13 KDA. MinD_ContRoL played Puck in Game 2. This was a rough game for MinD_ContRoL. He was the focus of a lot of hate from Planet Odd, finding himself on the receiving end of many solo Echo Slams and smoke ganks. Despite this, MinD_ContRoL managed to provide very solid initiation for his team in fights. MinD_ContRoL finished with a 4/9/14 KDA.
Carries Liquid to victory with amazing initiation
July 21, 2017
MinD_ContRoL absolutely dominated in a 2-0 win over Vega Squadron in the Dreamhack Dreamleague playoffs. He finished with a 17/10/48 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MinD_ContRoL played Dark Seer. Dark Seer is by far his most played hero, and this game was an excellent showcase of why. Despite receiving nothing but nerfs for years, this hero remains strong. MinD_ContRoL's Vacuum combinations were what enabled Liquid to mount the comeback that they would ride to victory. MinD_ContRoL finished with a 3/5/22 KDA. In Game 2 MinD_ContRoL played Enigma. Once again, Liquid found themselves playing from behind, but MinD_ContRoL didn't care. He seems to thrive under this kind of pressure, because he delivered another spectacular performance. It was MinD_ContRoL's five-man Black Hole that defended Liquid's final barracks, and he would repeat this performance until Liquid clawed their way back to another win. He finished with a 14/5/26 KDA.
Not flashy but effective for Liquid offlane
June 11, 2017
MinD_ControL didn't play an eye-catching series for Team Liquid against Evil Geniuses but it was enough for the Epicenter 2017 Championship. The Bulgarian offlaner finished with a KDA of 7/5/66.
ANALYSIS
MinD_ControL kicked off the series on his Dark Seer. He then gave Arteezy a lot of trouble as he denied him a good early game with his efficiency. MC again tried his luck with the Dark Seer in Game 2, but with EG's counter picks in Oracle for the early game, he could not have apply the pressure he wanted. His 24-minute Blink Dagger was too late for his team as EG take their lone win of the series. In Game 3, he was on the Bristleback and made sure Arteezy could not a moment of solitude as he took the fight to him early. He didn't die a single time and ended up with the game-high 21 assists. In the final game of the series, he was again on the Dark Seer. But since he wasn't countered he again wrecked havoc on EG from the early stages. He ended the game with an impressive 31 assists.
Excellent offlane play secures a win for Liquid
June 10, 2017
MinD_ContRoL played a great series in Liquid's 2-0 win over LGD.ForeverYoung in the semifinals of Epicenter. He finished with an overall KDA of 8/6/31. Liquid advance to the grand final to face Evil Geniuses.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MinD_ContRoL played Dark Seer. His performance in fights was what allowed Liquid to win so handily as the game went later. Vacuum into Slardar or Sven stun was absolutely devastating, not even giving LFY a chance to respond in most fights. MinD_ContRoL finished with a 2/3/20 KDA. MinD_ContRoL played Bristleback in Game 2. He was an absolute beast, requiring massive commitment from LFY to bring him down. Even when MinD_ContRoL was brought down, he never died without doing huge damage to LFY and setting his teammates up for easy cleanup. He finished the game with a 6/3/11 KDA.
Dunks his way to a Liquid win
June 9, 2017
MinD_ContRoL played two excellent Earthshaker games in Liquid's 2-1 win over Virtus.pro in the quarterfinals of Epicenter. He finished with a 9/9/29 overall KDA. Liquid advances to face LGD.ForeverYoung in the semifinals.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MinD_ContRoL played Nyx Assassin. He had a very poor game essentially from start to finish. He couldn't lane well against Ramzes' Ursa, and by the time he was roaming to find kills MinD_ContRoL was far too underleveled. If he didn't have Spiked Carapace to keep him alive, MinD_ContRoL would probably have led the match in deaths. Instead, he finished with a 1/7/5 KDA, four deaths behind gh. In Game 2 MinD_ContRoL played Earthshaker. He found much more success this game. He was joined in lane by gh's Keeper of the Light, who fed him the mana to constantly spam Fissure. This let Liquid dominate Virtus.pro's safe lane, and snowball this advantage to a convincing win. MinD_ContRoL finished with a 6/1/11 KDA. In Game 3 MinD_ContRoL played Earthshaker again. He had a bit of a rougher time in lane, but still found a way to have massive impact again. His Echo Slams were incredible, and secured Liquid's lead in the few close fights of the game. He finished with a 2/1/13 KDA.
Offlaner can't do everything on his own
June 5, 2017
MinD_ContRoL played a decent but underwhelming series in Liquid's 0-2 loss to Secret in the Epicenter group stages. He finished with an overall KDA of 10/11/13.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MinD_ContRoL played Batrider. He made several excellent plays in the mid-game, but Liquid weren't able to break into Secret's base and push their advantage to a win. As Liquid began to fall behind, MinD_ContRoL's initiations became more and more risky. He ended the game with an 8/5/10 KDA. In Game 2 MinD_ContRoL played Dark Seer, and had a difficult game. His Vacuum into Wall of Replica combinations almost always hit at least four of Secret, but that was pretty much all Liquid had to offer. There was no follow up to MinD_ContRoL's combo, and he couldn't do enough damage on his own. He finished with a 2/6/3 KDA.
Continues to dominate Starladder with series sweep
May 19, 2017
MinD_ContRoL played well in both games against Vega in the StarLadder Invitational #2, helping Liquid win the series 2-0. He finished with a final KDA of 5/6/28.
ANALYSIS
Playing as the Dark Seer in Game 1, MinD_ContRoL helped generate kills early on with his Surge/Ion Shell combo, allowing Liquid to take control of the early on. In conjunction with Faceless Void's Chronosphere, MinD_ContRoL had no issues executing perfect Vacuum/Wall combos, and Liquid walked all over Vega for a 30-minute victory. MinD_ContRoL played as Enigma in Game 2, and had a beautiful Black Hole that set up Miracle to get a double-rampage in under 20 minutes. This game was a total beatdown, as Liquid won in just over 22 minutes.
Starts off StarLadder with a commanding win
May 19, 2017
MinD_ContRoL played two solid games in Liquid's 2-0 win over Faceless at the second StarLadder Invitational. He finished with an overall KDA of 6/2/15.
ANALYSIS
MinD_ContRoL played Bristleback in Game 1. Apart from an early death in lane, MinD_ContRoL played a very good game. He went for a Mekansm and Crimson Guard, opting to buff his team over focusing on personal damage output. With Miracle's Tinker to do damage, this was the correct choice. MinD_ContRoL finished with a 2/1/5 KDA. MinD_ContRoL played Bristleback again in Game 2. He went for the same defensive, team-oriented item build again in Game 2, and it proved to be just as effective. He once again only gave up a single death as Liquid snowballed their way to another quick win to close the series. MinD_ContRoL finished with a 4/1/10 KDA.
Good performance from Team Liquid offlaner not enough
April 29, 2017
Mind_Control was another solid performer from Team Liquid as they are eliminated from the Kiev Major by Invictus Gaming. The soft-spoken offlaner finished with a KDA of 15/13/28
ANALYSIS
Mind_Control went with Nature's Prophet in the series opener. He had a good laning stage as is expected from the hero and got himself a 10-minute Hand of Midas. Mind_Control provided everything for Liquid in Game 1 with his constant pressure and timely Teleportations. Despite being on a push-oriented hero he failed to kill a single tower in the game. In Game 2, he was again an impact player for Liquid as he racked up 16 assists on his Dark Seer while giving BurNIng a hard time in the early game. In the final game, Mind_Control tried his luck with the Legion Commander. He was forced to jungle early in the game and this resulted in a late 17-minute Blink Dagger. This hampered his impact highly as he only ended the game with 66 Duel Damage.