Mag~

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[e][h]Vega Squadron Mag~
Player Information
Name:
Андрій Чіпенко
Romanized Name:
Andrey Chipenko
Birth:
May 10, 1990 (1990-05-10) (age 26)
Country:
Status:
Active
Approx. Total Earnings:
$151,601
Alternate IDs:
M, Mag
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Clockwerk Broodmother Centaur Warrunner
Solo MMR:
7611 (last update: 2017-03-17)
Links
History
DotA:
2010-10-22 — 2011-04-28
2011-04-28 — 2011-??-??

Dota 2:

2012-05-?? — 2012-05-24
2012-05-24 — 2012-09-12
2012-09-19 — 2012-10-04
2012-10-04 — 2012-11-11
2012-11-11 — 2013-02-01
2013-02-27 — 2013-08-16
2013-08-16 — 2013-09-02
2013-09-02 — 2014-10-21
2014-12-20 — 2015-01-18
2015-01-18 — 2015-03-08
2015-04-25 — Present

Andrey "Mag~" Chipenko is a professional Dota 2 player, who is currently playing offlane for Vega Squadron.

Biography[edit]

Dota 1[edit]

Mag's original DotA nickname was Magus; he later changed it to avoid confusion with hero Magnus. Mag played for various Ukrainian teams with his friend Deff-, they both got picked up by Natus Vincere along with Goblak, Axypa and XBOCT to form the first DotA team under this tag. Later both of them got kicked, and replaced by Dendi and Artstyle.

Dota 2[edit]

Mag played with Darer in The International 2012 but were eliminated in the second round of the losers bracket. On September 12th, 2012 the entire Darer squad was replaced with a Bulgarian line-up, citing communication problems. [1]

Mag played with Team iCCup on March 14th, 2013 where he made a name for himself along with his teammates Resolut1on, ALWAYSWANNAFLY, wejustzik and Jackal. Despite showing great results and a potential to grow, the team was released on August 16th, 2013 and left without sponsors.[2] The team continued to play under the name Terrible Terrible Damage, although Resolut1on was picked up by Virtus.pro very quickly. Under Mag's guidance, Terrible Terrible Damage took a convincing win in the offline tournament Techlabs Cup 2013.

Not long later, on September 2nd, 2013 Mag joined Team Empire as an offlaner in the post-TI3 reshuffle. [3] He was joined several days later by his former teammate ALWAYSWANNAFLY. With Team Empire Mag showed impressive results and took over as team captain after LighTofHeaveN left to join Virtus.pro.

Empire's run with Mag as a captain culminated in taking second place at Star Ladder Star Series Season 9, losing in the Grand Final to Team DK. After a bad performance at The International 2014, Mag was kicked, since some of his teammates were dissatisfied with his decision making.

Mag played as a stand-in for Cloud9 at Star Ladder Star Series Season 10, since Bone7 couldn't attend the event. Cloud9 managed to get to third place. Due to the fact that Mag played Centaur Warrunner almost exclusively, people started calling him Andrey "Mag" Centavrenko or Andrey "WARRUN" Chipenko.

Mag proceeded to play as stand-in for the Virtus.Pro Polar squad alongside Fng. Later both players were officially picked up by the organization. Mag helped his team take second place at HyperX Dota 2 League Season 5 and Star Ladder Star Series Season 11.

Following some poor performance from both VP squads in the first quarter of 2015, management decided to merge two teams. Mag was kicked, and later replaced by Sedoy. After spending some time teamless, Mag along with Solo got picked up by Vega Squadron. Vega had an impressive run in The International 2015 qualifiers, but ultimately came short, at first losing to Natus Vincere in the final of EU qualifiers, and then to CDEC Gaming and MVP Phoenix in wildcard qualifiers. Despite failing to attend the main event of the biggest tournament of the year, team decided to stick together, and not make any roster changes.

While watching the main event, Mag noticed how impressive was his former teammate DkPhobos with Broodmother. DkPhobos told Mag that he studied this hero under guidance of a top Brood player, L.Kain. Mag contacted the guy, who had over 1000 games on Broodmother at that point, and asked for some tips.[4] New skills came in handy when Vega attended ESL One New York 2015, a tournament they got to through European qualifiers. Despite facing TI5 champions, EG, in the first round, team made it through to the final, where they snatched the cup from Team Secret. Mag's Broodmother was a star of the tournament, being picked by Vega or banned against them in almost every game. Winning the first big LAN tournament since TI5 secured Vega an invitation to the Frankfurt Major 2015.

Trivia[edit]

  • Has the same IQ as Einstein.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2016-05-01 A22nd A1Premier WePlay Dota 2 League Season 3 Vega Squadron 1 : 3 MVP/MVP Phoenix $41,648
2015-12-06 A33rd A1Premier Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1 Vega Squadron 0 : 2 4 Clover & Lepricon $35,000
2015-10-04 A11st A1Premier ESL One New York 2015 Vega Squadron 2 : 1 Team Secret $114,649
2014-12-19 A11st A2Major Battle of Central Europe Season 3 Virtus.pro/Virtus.pro Polar 3 : 2 HellRaisers $21,000
2014-10-26 A33rd A1Premier StarLadder StarSeries Season 10 Cloud9 1 : 2 Evil Geniuses $32,757
2014-06-25 A11st A1Premier Dota 2 Champions League Season 3 Team Empire 3 : 2 Fnatic/Fnatic.EU $33,918
2014-06-16 A33rd A1Premier DreamLeague Season 1 Team Empire 1 : 2 Cloud9 $31,000
2014-05-18 A11st A1Premier Excellent Moscow Cup Team Empire 3 : 0 Power Rangers $10,062.5
2014-04-20 A22nd A1Premier StarLadder StarSeries Season 9 Team Empire 0 : 3 Team DK/Team DK $38,000
2013-11-03 A11st A1Premier Electronic Sports World Cup 2013 Team Empire 2 : 0 Evil Geniuses $12,500
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Trivia[edit]

  • According to GosuGamers' TI5 fun facts, Mag~ has the same IQ as Albert Einstein[6]

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