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Alexander "XBOCT" Dashkevich is a professional DotA player. XBOCT is known for his carry play and was the longtime carry of Natus Vincere.
XBOCT was in Planet-X's DotA team in 2009 along with the likes of Axypa, Amsi, Jerry and Chief. However, a loss to DTS shattered the team, as the team had to take in 2 replacements. After their disappointing performance in following tournaments, the team went into inactivity and parted ways.
XBOCT returned to DotA by joining Natus Vincere's newly formed DotA team in 2010, achieving a surprise result through beating the ten top Ukrainian team DTS-Gaming in a showmatch.
Near the end of 2010, Na`Vi was joined by Artstyle and Dendi, which promptly boosted them to the top of the DotA scene. Na`Vi first participated in ASUS Open Winter, which they only achieved 3rd place due to a loss to Moscow Five in the final. In 2010 he was acquired by Na'Vi where they gained fame by winning The International 2011.
After also falling to Moscow Five in OSPL Spring, Na`Vi won their first gold in ES-Area's championship, and proceeded to win the next few ASUS tournaments. Despite their change in roster prior to The International, Na`Vi went undefeated in the group stages and defeated EHOME 3-1 in the finals. XBOCT had to play Mirana in almost every game in the said tournament. Na`Vi continued their good form into Electronic Sports World Cup 2011, where they also defeated EHOME in the finals and made one of the most unexpected comebacks of the year against Monkey in the Semi-finals. However, their trip to the World DotA Championship in China did not fare well, as they were knocked out by DK in the quarter-finals. They bounced back to place 2nd in Dota 2 Star Championship, losing in the finals to Russian mix The Retry.
With Natus Vincere
- XBOCT is the Latin version of the Russian word хвост, which means tail, and is pronounced "khvost".
- Casting Studio BTS rated XBOCT 4/10 in their Alienware Cup preshow skill-rating polygon. Ironically, he proved BTS wrong and Navi went on to win the tournament against the top Chinese teams, at a time when Chinese Dota was widely acknowledged as supreme.
- Thanks to being the core player of Natus Vincere - arguably the most accomplished Dota2 team up to date - since The International, XBOCT is tied with Puppey and Dendi for 1st place on the Liquipedia's list of most accomplished players based on premier tournaments top results.
- 2015-06-05 | Interview with XBOCT @ Mars TV Dota 2 League (ENG SUBS AVAILABLE) by Natus Vincere (trans. )
- 2015-04-16 | Interview with XBOCT @ Na`Vi bootcamp by Storm Studio Dota 2 (trans. )
- 2015-04-13 | XBOCT AMA 18:00CET (today) by XBOCT of Natus Vincere
- 2015-01-16 | Natus Vincere XBOCT ! 20 Questions by HyperX
- 2014-10-23 | StarSeries X Finals: Интервью с XBOCT by b2ru of Virtus.pro at Star Ladder Star Series Season 10
- 2014-09-05 | Na`Vi.XBOCT interview "We gave them the meeting with Pudge" by "Hot_Bid" of LiquidDota.com at World E-sport Championships 2014
- 2014-07-18 | Xboct at TI4: "Captains were taking photos of our picks." by "Cyborgmatt" of onGamers.com at The International 2014
- 2014-07-10 | XBOCT Interview after second group stage day @ The International 2014 by Natus Vincere at The International 2014 (trans. )
- 2012-08-31 | Interview with XBOCT after WB final @ The International 2012 (Eng sub) by Moscow Five at The International 2012
- 2011-08-17 | Gamescom 2011: Interview XBOCT + Puppey by Na'Vi at The International 2011
- 2011-08-17 | (The International) Interview with XBOCT by GosuGamers at The International 2011