Puppey

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Player Information
Name: Clement Ivanov
Birth: June 3, 1990 (1990-06-03) (age 23)
Country: Estonia Estonia
Team: Natus Vincere
Common Team Role(s): Support, Utility
Signature Hero: Chen Enchantress Lycan
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History
2007-2008

2008-2009

2009

2009-2010


2010

2010-2011


Clement "Puppey" Ivanov is an Estonian player who is currently the captain of team Natus Vincere.

Biography[edit]

"Everyone must forget the words CARRY/SUPPORT/GANKER, this is all rubbish. If you want to be useful, to win the game, you must play on all heroes, instead of crying like a baby when you have to play carry" - Puppey [1]

Puppey – one of the best captains, who always strives to find new variations of picks and strategies. He is not afraid to experiment, even on the important matches. Despite the fact that he is mostly playing Support and Jungler he is able to play any position.

Puppey is an example of professionalism in Dota, he understands his responsibility. His good knowledge of English language allowed him to play in many best European teams. Clement is an open and sociable man. Among other things he has a musical education, he can play on clarinet, violin, guitar and saxophone. He sang in the choir for 12 years, since the age of 5. His dream is to start his own group.[1]

DotA[edit]

The first traces in the history of eSports and DotA[edit]

Clement was starting from pub games, just as everyone else. His professional career started from the "Xero Skill" (XsK) team in the beginning of summer 2007. The roster consisted of quite unknown, but skilled players. Puppey himself was still a "no name" in the eSports world. [1]

The first serious tournament for XsK was ClanBase - EuroCup XVI - WC3 DotA. Unfortunately they didn't make it out of the group losing to MYM and another unknown team. [1]

The first big victory for XsK happened on ESL Major Series where they placed 3rd, losing to MYM and "eMg". Puppey started to earn respect from professional players. [1]

On 18th of April the official announcement says that the team XsK ceased to exist. Puppey explained that the misunderstandings started after their loss at MYM PriDe #8. [1]

KingSurf.international[edit]

After staying some time without a team, Puppey attended DreamHack Summer 2009 as a stand-in for mouz, where they placed 5th. The famous Puppey - KuroKy "bromance" had begun. [1]

The 7th of June the ex-Virtus.pro team under the leadership of "joLiE" goes under the sponsorship of "KingSurf", getting a new tag - Ks.int. 18 y.o. Puppey was invited to the team as an experienced player. [1]

"I am playing dota for more than 4 years. This game changed my life, and I hope that Kingsurf will do the same." - Puppey [1]

Their first tournament was ASUS Summer Open 2008 on the 24th of August. A loss to "Rush3D" in the finals and a 2nd place finish wasn't too bad for a newly formed team. A week after the loss on ASUS some players left the team, or went inactive. This led to the merging of two teams - KS.int and WG. [1]

The new team tested their strength right away, in the East Europe Dota Championship where they faced "Rush3D" in the finals. "KS.int" had their revenge, unfortunately it wasn't an important tournament and the prize money were scarce. [1]

2009 was approaching, after more roster changes the team still had no stability, or worthy results. But the guys were not giving up and were showing some great games on clan-wars. [1]

"Our mindset looked like this: "Let's make the best gank-team in the history!" This was the beginning of Ks.int, where Puppey took the place of a captain, and we started to execute our ideas and started to show the world what we are capable of" - Puppey & Kuroky [1]

The DotA-League Masters proved to be the long awaited triumph of KS.int beating MYM. (highlights and the moment of victory.) [1]

At the end of July scandal broke out inside the "KingSurf" organization which led to departure of Ks.int from KingSurf's sponsorship. The team took the name of its new sponsors Razer.CGC. [1]

Nirvana.international[edit]

Razer.CGC attends a few more events, takes another name in October 2009 - AEON.int and then everything starts to crumble. The team stopped attending new events, KukoKy left to MYM, Puppey was constantly playing as a stand-in. [1]

Eventually Puppey and a few other skilled players create new team - Bens Friendly Buddies. After a victory over MYM in Farm4Fame tournament BFB draws attention of "Blight" organization. [1]

February 2010, after "Blight" got a new sponsor the team was renamed to Nirvana.int. [1]

The timezone difference between the europeans and americans hindered the team's performance. The changes did not take long. Nirvana creates new roster - Nirvana.ru, in which Puppey joins after failing to get US Visa. [1]

The creation of the second team was followed by serious roster problems. Nirvana tried to keep both teams, but eventually Nirvana.ru left from Nirvana's control and took a temporary name - TeamHome. [1]

Meanwhile, after the split of Nirvana.int, scandal breaks out between Fear and Puppey for the slot on Farm4Fame. Puppey reacted harshly, unveiling some internal information, but still resigns the claim for the spot. [1]

After losing in the ESWC 2010 qualifiers to DTS, Puppy returns to Nirvana.int after Merlini's retirement. They placed 4th in the tournament and immediately after it came more roster changes and an eventual departure from the Nirvana organization due to some unpaid salary and compensation for ESWC 2010. The new team takes the name New World Order. [1]

Despite showing the discipline and dedication, the New World Order was playing without a sponsor. The team couldn't participate in big LAN tournaments due to the lack of finance. [1]

Team GG.net or 6 months before Na`Vi[edit]

23 January 2011 GosuGamers.net decides to create their own Dota team and signs NWO. The team takes new tag - GG.net. [1] PickLeague XIV and ROCCAT GosuCup#3 were the two first place finishers for GG.net under the new tag. [1]

Na`Vi - new home[edit]

"Na`Vi – is a team of "big hopes". This is the last year for Dota-scene (Dota 2 is waiting in the future), so many european teams stopped to fight for the first place in the world, but I want to fight. This is the time for change. Na`Vi – is the ideal opportunity to carry out my plans. I'm leaving my good friends from GG.net, especially KuroKy, with whom we played for so long. It's hard to set high goals and reach them, but I feel that we, Na`Vi will do it. Thank you to everyone who supported me, to team GG.net and to my fans. NEW WORLD ORDER FOREVER!" - Puppey. [1]

Na`Vi: ArtStyle, Dendi, XBOCT, Puppey, LighTofHeaveN.

The reason for Puppey to leave GG.net was the lack of LAN events participation. For all this time GG.net never attended a single LAN event, whereas any given CIS team attended at least 3 for the same time. [1]

Puppey's first tournament under Na`Vi tag was the ICS#8 playoffs. In the winner bracket semi-final Na`vi met GG.net and stomped them in two quick games. Na`Vi took the first place over MYM (2-0), taking their first win in the first online tournament with the new roster. [1] 13 of August - ASUS OPEN Summer 2011. First LAN - first win. Next - The International. [1]

The first Dota 2 tournament - The International, with unbelievable prizepool - $1.6 mil, was coming. Na`Vi got the betakeys required to play the game only 3 weeks before the tournament. (Puppey interview before The International) [1]

"My only problem - is the need to always speak in Russian." - Puppey [1]

Dota 2[edit]

Puppey made his first steps into Dota 2 competitive scene with Natus Vincere among the likes of Dendi and Artstyle, as they competed in The International 2011. They went undefeated in the whole tournament, winning the unprecedented 1,000,000 USD grand prize. They also won ESWC 2011 and took home 12,000 USD. In both of these tournaments, he demonstrated fantastic prediction with Chen's ability to send heroes back to base. Puppey became Natus Vincere's Captain after Artstyle's departure from the team in October 2011.[2]

Achievements[edit]

With Natus Vincere[edit]

2014
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-20-01 A11st Star Ladder Star Series Season 8 3:1 Alliancelogo std.png Alliance $62,000
2013
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-12-08 A33 - 4th EMS One Fall Season Finals 1 : 2 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $4,000
2013-11-30 A11st ASUS ROG DreamLeague Kick-Off Season 3 : 0 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $25,000
2013-11-24 A33 - 4th MLG Championship Columbus 1 : 2 Dklogo std.png Team DK ~$13,689
2013-11-10 A11st WePlay Dota2 League Season 2 3 : 2 Alliancelogo std.png Alliance $13,000
2013-10-13 A11st Star Ladder Star Series Season 7 3 : 2 Alliancelogo std.png Alliance $12,000
2013-08-11 A22nd The International 2013 2 : 3 Alliancelogo std.png Alliance $632,370
2013-07-24 A11st The Defense Season 4 3 : 1 Kaipilogo std.png Kaipi $12,000
2013-07-09 A11st Alienware Cup 3 : 2 Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming $25,000
2013-06-16 A55 - 8th DreamHack Summer 2013 1 : 2 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas 10,000 SEK
2013-05-18 A11st 2013 Techlabs Cup May 2 : 1 Prlogo std.png Power Rangers $3,500
2013-05-12 A33rd WePlay Dota2 League Season 1 1 : 2 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses $1,200 + $1,000 in hardware
2013-04-27 A11st WePlay Showmatch #2 5 : 0 Roxlogo std.png RoX $1,500
2013-04-21 A11st EMS One Spring Finals 2 : 1 Roxlogo std.png RoX $12,000
2013-04-16 A11st joinDOTA Masters XIII 2 : 0 Kaipilogo std.png Kaipi $1,500
2013-03-23 A33rd 2013 Techlabs Cup March 0 : 1 Iccuplogo std.png iCCup $1,500
2013-03-15 A11st Bigpoint Battle #2 2 : 1 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid €1,500
2013-03-03 A11st WePlay Showmatch #1 3 : 0 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses $750
2013-02-12 A11st EMS One Spring Cup #1 2 : 1 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic.EU $600
2012
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-12-23 A11st Star Ladder Star Series Season 4 3 : 1 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire $8,000
2012-12-19 A11st GosuLeague Season 5 12 / 2
League Play (W/L)
$2,500
2012-11-04 A11st Electronic Sports World Cup 2012 2 : 0 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas $12,000
2012-10-21 A11st Star Ladder Star Series Season 3 3 : 1 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire $6,000
2012-09-02 A22nd The International 2012 1 : 3 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming $250,000
2012-08-14 A11st JoinDOTA Masters Special Edition 2 : 0 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses €1,000
2012-07-29 A22nd The Premier League Masters 0 : 3 Mtwlogo std.png Mortal Teamwork
2012-07-15 A11st Star Ladder Star Series Season 2 3 : 0 Mouzlogo std.png mousesports $6,000
2012-07-08 A11st The Premier League Season 2 11 / 0
League Play (W/L)
$6,000
2012-06-18 A22nd DreamHack Summer 2012 1 : 2 Mtwlogo std.png Mortal Teamwork $6,000
2012-04-29 A11st Star Ladder Star Series Season 1 3 : 1 M5logo std.png Moscow Five $6,000
2012-03-18 A11st Techlabs Cup 2012 1 : 0 Dtslogo std.png DTS Gaming $3,000
2012-03-11 A11st The Premier League Season 1 8/1/0
League Play (W/D/L)
$5,000
2012-03-04 A11st The Defense 3 : 2 Qantic std.png Quantic Gaming €6,000
2011
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2011-12-11 A22nd Dota2 Star Championship 1 : 2 Theretrylogo std.png The Retry $5,000
2011-10-25 A11st Electronic Sports World Cup 2011 2 : 0 Ehomelogo std.png EHOME $12,000
2011-08-18 A11st The International 2011 3 : 1 Ehomelogo std.png EHOME $1,000,000

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