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Ivan Shinkarev , better known as Vigoss, is a legendary professional Dota 2 player from Russia. His ultra aggressive play-style has gained him a huge fanbase within the community, and he has appeared in a lot of frag videos with Chuck Norris references to his person .
- 1 Gaming Career
- 2 Playstyle
- 3 Honours
- 4 References
Vigoss' career starts in 2005 in team The Secret (TS) with popular players:1aftus|pudge,1aftus|zuzya,OlesyaNaSfe,TS^Loko,TS^Stasik and b1ack_shak. He won all cups in Kanevskaya and was 2nd player in Kanevskaya after 1aftus|pudge.
Vigoss' career began in 2006 with team maGe which was later sponsored by Virtus.pro. Together with his team mates Jolie, Ars-Art (also known as Smile), M.Admiration, NS and Sahka they dominated the 6.43b and 6.48b eras with their aggressive ganking play style which usually focused on acquiring a fast bottle and blink dagger to dominate small skirmishes and constantly keep up pressure.
While Jolie was the captain of the team he mentioned that vigoss was often the mastermind behind their strategies.
Due to his aggressive play style he was often called the "King of Gankers", a title he sometimes has to share with Ars-Art.
In October 2007 vigoss was ranked first on GotFrag eSports' top 10 DotA players list.
Due to frictions between the players and sponsor, the VP team decided to find a new sponsor in the form of Kingsurf, forming Ks.int.
Return to Ks.int
In November 2008, despite good results, Vigoss decided to leave DTS and rejoined Ks.int and they were very successful in their aggressive style. However, rumours came about in February 2009 that Vigoss will leave Ks.int due to his absence of late in the Ks.int squad. One month later, he left Ks.int permanently.
In February 2009, Vigoss was recruited by Rush3d.
Inactivity and poker
Vigoss decided to leave DotA and concentrate on poker in September 2009. And this followed with a year of his inactivity in the DotA scene.
Comeback with Lost.eu
Lost.eu's captain Ducky announced in September 2010 that Vigoss will join their lineup.
In April 2011, Team A was formed with vigoss back to DotA. They participated in the Intel Challenge Supercup #8.
After M5's disappointing performance at The International, they have decided to recruit Vigoss as part of their roster change. With Vigoss, M5 placed second in the Techlabs Cup and won the 9th edition of Intel Challenge Supercup. However, a conflict after Electronic Sports World Cup 2011 has led to M5's disbandment.
Vigoss was seen playing for PGG's team, TR, at OSPL Autumn 2011.
Vigoss played for Team Y after M5 disbanded and then Team Y was picked by Absolute Legends.
In March 2013, Vigoss was recruited by Team Empire in place of Funn1k, who left to Na'Vi.
Vigoss is one of the most aggressive players in competitive DotA. He is especially known for his spectacular tower dives and risky moves that usually result in either him or his enemy dying. Another one of his trade marks is that he never plays full support and takes some farm even when there is a carry on his lane. He generally favors heroes that fit his aggressive play style. Heroes he is particularly known for include Queen of Pain, Pudge, Leshrac, Sand King, Lina, Earthshaker, Mirana, Ancient Apparition, Sven, and Windrunner.
- MYM Prime Defending Xtreme #1 (2006)
- Asus Open Spring (2007)
- MYM Prime Defending 5 (2007)
- Asus Open Summer (2007)
- MYM Prime Defending 6 (2007)
- MYM Prime Defending 7 (2007)
- Asus Open Autumn (2007)
- MYM Prime Defending 8 (2007)
- MYM Prime Defending 9 (2008)
- Asus Open Spring (2008)
- Asus Open Summer (2008)
- DTS-Cup LAN (2008)
- "Douma 13: Vigoss special".
- "Facts about Vigoss".
- "History of Dota: Part 5".
- "Top 10 DotA Players Countdown".
- "Ks.int and Ks.dota confirm roster-changes".
- "KS.int comfirms WG pickup".
- "Vigoss is back; comeback in DTS-Gaming".
- "Vigoss and Vein leave DTS".
- "Vigoss officially no longer in Ks.Int".
- "Rush3D changes".
- "Legend of Vigoss finale".
- "Vigoss officially returns".
- "A Team, a new team on the horizon with top players".
- "PGG and Vigoss to M5".
- "Empire reveals Vigoss as Batman".