Ivan ‘MinD_ContRoL’ Borislavov Ivanov, from Bulgaria, is the current off laner for Team Liquid.
‘MinD_ContRoL’s career began in February of 2014, when he joined the team Vast Cast. The group has some success and qualified for a few tournaments. In April, the team were picked up by Aftershock Gaming and managed to win the GIGABYTE Challenge #9 against Moscow Five and the Insomnia52 ASUS RoG Dota 2 Cup. In September, the team changed organizations and played Basically Unknown. ‘MinD_ContRoL’s time playing with Basically Unknown was turbulent, to say the least. The group had made dozens of roster changes in the span of roughly only four months, although despite this, the group had managed to achieve some decent results, including 1st place at the Bridon Open Cup. On May 5th, ‘MinD_ContRoL’ left the team.
‘MinD_ContRoL’s next few months consisted of standing-in for other players while officially being part of the group ‘hehe united’. This group saw little to no success while ‘MinD_ContRoL’ played with them. After The International 2015, KuroKy had formed the team 5Jungz and invited ‘MinD_ContRoL’ to join him. 5Jungz were quite successful, as they managed to win the Alienware Summer’s End Cup and won the Nanyang Dota 2 Chamionships Qualifiers. The team were signed over to Team Liquid.
Team Liquid quickly established themselves as a highly dominant team, coming 2nd at the Shanghai Major and the Manila Major as well as a first place finish at EPICENTER 2016. After a disappointing finish at The International 2016, Team Liquid made some roster changes, but kept ‘MinD_ContRoL’. Although Team Liquid received relatively poor results post TI6, a roster change in January of 2017 set the team straight and they once again became one of the strongest teams on the scene. The team won EPICENTER 2017 as well as the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3, and managed to claim the Aegis of Champions at the International 2017. Since then, ‘MinD_ContRoL’ has remained active in the squad and continued to get great results and be one of the strongest offlaners in the pro-scene.
Most of ‘MinD_ContRoL’s success came while he played with KuroKy in 5Jungz, which would then become Team Liquid. While he has played with Team Liquid, the group has achieved some great results, including first place at The International 2017, two-time winners of the EPICENTER cup, 2nd place finishes at both the Manila and the Shanghai Majors and more.