Mind_Control
Ivan Borislavov 
Bulgaria
Team Liquid
Shut down after a dominant Game 1
December 2, 2017
Mind_Control was unusually quiet in a 1-2 loss to Team Secret at the Dreamleague Season 8 Major. He finished with an overall KDA of 6/17/23.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Mind_Control played Omniknight. Although he didn't manage to secure any kills for himself, Mind_Control was still a key piece of Liquid's game plan. His healing and the protection from both Repel and Guardian Angel were a huge part of what allowed Liquid to play such an aggressive game and overwhelm Secret. Mind_Control finished with a 0/2/9 KDA. In Game 2 Mind_Control played Doom. This was not a very successful game for Mind_Control and the rest of Liquid. It was difficult for him to find good Doom targets without putting himself in extreme danger. He finished the game with a 3/7/7 KDA. In Game 3 Mind_Control played Queen of Pain. Although his burst damage was certainly threatening, Mind_Control didn't feel as if he had very much influence over the game. He died a lot at all stages of the game, and wasn't able to do much split pushing. He finished with a 3/8/6 KDA.
Consistency once again key for the Liquid off laner
November 3, 2017
Mind_Control once again proved to be the consistent force for Team Liquid in their victory against Immortals in Dota Pit. The Bulgarian off laner finished with a KDA of 20/12/24.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, Mind_Control was on the increasingly popular Brewmaster. He got a decent 12-minute Blink Dagger, and his Primal Split micro was on point during fights. He often took out two heroes in team fights with Hurl Boulder and Cyclone. While he may have died eight times, each death was a meaningful trade for Liquid. In Game 2, Mind_Control's Puck did as much as his Brewmaster without dying as much. His 13-minute Blink Dagger was an excellent timing despite Mind_Control not having the best early game. His initiations in the game really allowed Team Liquid to steamroll towards the victory.
Unusual but effective in series against Newbee
November 2, 2017
Mind_Control finished with an overall KDA of 10/13/46 in Team Liquid's 2-0 win over Newbee at the DotaPit Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Mind_Control played Nyx Assassin. He actually opted to start in the middle lane to ensure Liquid got the lane matchups that they wanted. This worked out well enough for Mind_Control, who was able to get just as much as he would have in a side lane. As the game went later, he provided a lot of critical vision for his team as well as starting fights. He finished with a 3/8/26 KDA. In Game 2 Mind_Control played Axe. He started out strong, but there was a large stretch where he felt pretty useless. Liquid were able to hold back Newbee though, and last out until Mind_Control's hero went back to being strong. His late-game initiation was very good, enabling a classic Liquid comeback through superior teamwork. He finished with a 7/5/20 KDA.
An integral piece of a hard-fought win
October 28, 2017
Mind_Control finished with an overall KDA of 20/10/40 in Team Liquid's 2-0 win over Keen Gaming at the ESL One Hamburg Major.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Mind_Control played Doom. It was a slow start for Mind_Control, but he was able to quietly farm and become a rock for Liquid. He was extremely durable, which let him get off a lot of Infernal Blades, as well as making sure Mind_Control was able to get off Doom reliably in fights. He finished with a 15/5/28 KDA. In Game 2 Mind_Control played Venomancer. He was solid in this game, doing what a Venomancer does. In fights Mind_Control was usually able to get off his spells, dealing tons of damage. He also provided critical vision for his team with Plague Wards, letting Liquid take the fights they needed to claim the series. He finished with a 5/5/12 KDA.
Tough series all around for the Liquid off lane
October 27, 2017
Mind_Control finished with an overall KDA of 8/22/39 in Team Liquid's 1-2 loss to Virtus.pro at the ESL One Hamburg Major.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Mind_Control played Batrider. He had a pretty rough game. After dying a couple times in lane, Mind_Control's game never really improved. He found a few nice initiations, but more often than not he was just blinking into his death when he tried to start fights. He finished with a 1/8/7 KDA. In Game 2 Mind_Control played Venomancer. He had a decent but underwhelming game. Offlane Venomancer is probably the least flashy hero in the game, but Mind_Control played it well. His role was essentially to get off his spells and hopefully not die. He finished with a 4/8/26 KDA. In Game 3 Mind_Control played Venomancer again. This was another game like Game 2 for Liquid. They fell behind very quickly, and Mind_Control was once again forced into the role of suicide poison bomber for his team. Liquid managed to hold on for a while, but eventually they folded under the pressure of VP. Mind_Control finished Game 3 with a 3/6/6 KDA.
Puts together a dominant showing
October 26, 2017
MinD_ContRol played a perfect game as Team Liquid defeated SG Esports Team 1-0 in the group stages of ESL One Hamburg. MinD_ContRol finished with a 2/1/16 KDA and destroyed a tower.
ANALYSIS
Coming off of the TI7 victory, all eyes were on Liquid as they look to stay on top of the game. MinD_ContRol made it very clear there was no TI hangover, as Liquid came out hot and on a mission. He played Beastmaster in very impressive fashion, racking up 16 assists to only a single death.
Great performance from the Liquid offlane
October 15, 2017
MinD_ContRoL finished with an overall KDA of 8/12/36 in Team Liquid's 2-0 win over Team Secret in the Starladder iLeague Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MinD_ContRoL played Earthshaker. It took him a while to get warmed up, but once MinD_ContRoL was ready to go he was unstoppable. Whenever Secret looked like they might be turning the tides of late-game fights MinD_ContRoL showed up with a huge Echo Slam to shut them down. He finished with a 3/8/20 KDA. In Game 2 MinD_ContRoL played Doom. He had a tough early game, losing out in his lane to Fata's Puck. Fortunately for Liquid, he didn't lose that badly and his Doom ability was incredibly effective in the later stages of the game. Landing Doom on either Templar Assassin or Puck let Liquid take convincing fight wins and secure the game. MinD_ContRoL finished with a 5/4/16 KDA.
Finishes the day undefeated at Starladder
October 12, 2017
MinD_ContRoL finished with a 9/4/32 overall KDA in Team Liquid's 2-0 win over SG esports at the Starladder iLeague Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MinD_ContRoL played Tidehunter. Despite losing out in lane, MinD_ContRoL was able to come back with ease and serve as his team's initiator. He was near-impossible for SG to bring down, and gave Liquid a huge amount of control over teamfights. He finished with a 1/3/16 KDA. In Game 2 MinD_ContRoL played Earthshaker. He had an outstanding early-game, securing a Blink Dagger by nine minutes. After his warm-up in Game 1 and an earlier series win vs Mineski, MinD_ContRoL was cruising in this game vs SG. He dominated the map from start to finish. He finished with an 8/1/16 KDA.
MVP in Game 1 of a commanding series win
October 12, 2017
MinD_ContRoL finished with an overall KDA of 13/3/21 in Team Liquid's 2-0 win over Mineski at the Starladder iLeague Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MinD_ContRoL played Pugna. He played an absolutely fantastic game. His positioning in fights was incredible, and enabled him to turn around some very desperate looking situations. Apart from a death in the early game, MinD_ContRoL didn't die at all in fights. He finished with a 9/1/11 KDA. In Game 2 MinD_ContRoL played Sand King. He secured a quick Blink Dagger around 14 minutes, and was able to be an effective initiator for his team the rest of the game. Although he didn't get to have as flashy a game as Game 1, this was still an impressive performance from MinD_ContRoL. He finished with a 4/2/10 KDA.
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.
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