RodjER
Vladimir Nikogosyan 
Russia
Virtus.Pro
Rough game, but his team makes up for it
April 6, 2018
Rodjer recovered from his rough start to help Virtus.pro to victory against Vici Gaming. The former Natus Vincere player finished with a KDA of 5/7/12.
ANALYSIS
Rodjer played Sand King in the elimination match. His early game wasn't the normal fare we've come to known Rodjer for as he was often the only one getting killed by Vici. His Blink Dagger was delayed to 17 minutes, but once he got it he was finally proving his worth to VP.
Rolls over Evil Geniuses
April 5, 2018
RodjER finished with a 3/5/21 KDA on Earth Spirit in a win vs Evil Geniuses at DAC 2018.
ANALYSIS
Despite leading his team in deaths, RodjER played a great Earth Spirit against EG. He hit some amazing stuns and silences, and most of his deaths did come from putting himself in dangerous positions to secure kills on EG. He was massively influential in teamfights too, with only one member of EG getting a Black King Bar to block his spells.
Hard series on Chen
April 4, 2018
RodjER finished with a 3/13/23 overall KDA in a rough 0-2 loss to Team Liquid at DAC 2018.
ANALYSIS
RodjER had a rough Game 1 on Chen. He couldn't get much done in the early game, and by the time he had farmed up his Aghamin's Scepter Virtus Pro were down two lanes of barracks. RodjER and VP managed to hold though, dragging out the game to nearly 50 minutes before Liquid finally destroyed the Ancient. RodjER finished with a 1/8/10 KDA. RodjER played Chen again in Game 2 to unfortunately similar results. After VP's early game got shut down, RodjER went for a desperate Hand of Midas at 22 minutes to try and catch up, but by this point it was far too late for him. He finished with a 2/5/13 KDA.
Impressive game despite a poor KDA
April 1, 2018
RodjER finished with a 1/11/16 KDA on Sand King in a win vs Team Secret at DAC 2018.
ANALYSIS
Even though he led the server in deaths, RodjER's initiations were a huge part of why Virtus.pro were ever able to actually take fights. He was the only initiation on his team, a huge responsibility that RodjER handled expertly.
Humbled in the Bucharest opener
March 5, 2018
RodjER got knocked around as Virtus.Pro lost to OpTic Gaming 1-0 in the group stage of The Bucharest Major. RodjER finished with a 1/7/11 KDA.
ANALYSIS
VP came into The Bucharest Major as the hottest team in the world. Now in a matchup with a lowly NA Dota team in OpTic, VP was looking to keep their hot streak together. However, after a dramatic throw to lose the game, VP was humbled in a major way. RodjER will take the brunt of the blame as he was just awful, leading his team in deaths as he was the only player to prevent VP from running away with the game completely early on. This may have been just what VP needed to regain their focus.
Controlled the early game for Virtus.pro
February 25, 2018
RodjER continues to fit well with Virtus.pro in their domination of Fnatic in the semifinals of ESL One Katowice 2018, finishing with a KDA of 6/8/23.
ANALYSIS
RodjER kicked off the series with Chen. He controlled his half of the map with efficient jungling and rotations against the bot and mid lane. RodjER even managed to do a few clutch saves that made Fnatic weep. In Game 2, he was on yet another active hero with Sand King. His 16-minute Blink Dagger allowed him to initiate with ease and he really set the tempo in the VP win.
Pushed the initiative all over the map
February 24, 2018
RodjER racked up the assists as Virtus.pro defeated Evil Geniuses 2-1 in the quarterfinals of ESL One Katowice, finishing with a 10/7/53 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Wherever there was a fight in this series, RodjER was making his presence known. Across the three games, RodjER racked up a series-high 53 assists while only dying seven times. He played Naga Siren for both of the final two games, looking very comfortable and having a lot of success, even though one game was a loss. VP should feel very good going into the semifinals.
Tough series for the new Virtus.pro support
February 22, 2018
Rodjer struggled to get any momentum going for Virtus.pro against Vici Gaming in ESL One Katowice 2018. The former Na'Vi support finished with a KDA of 10/17/25.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, Rodjer played Bounty Hunter. He spent majority of the early game in the opposing jungle and gave a lot of intel for Virtus.pro. However, his level 6 was delayed, and it hurt VP's chances of snowballing. In the latter part of the game, Rodjer became a non-factor because VG were just grouping up and a Bounty Hunter can't really do anything against that. In Game 2, Rodjer played the more teamfight oriented Tusk. He helped secure some early kills against Ori's Death Prophet and even got a 16-minute Blink Dagger. He was on point with his Snowball saves, but it wasn't enough as VP were still swept by the Chinese squad.
Sets his team up for victory
February 20, 2018
RodjER finished with a 3/6/17 KDA in a solid first-round win against Optic.
ANALYSIS
RodjER played Naga Siren in his first official appearance with Virtus.pro. He made some good moves around the map with Ensnare, but lacked the damage to get too much done. Fortunately, he more than made up for this in the later stages of the game. His setup with Song of the Siren was critical in Virtus.pro's quick comeback win.
Traded to Virtus.pro
February 1, 2018
In a release on its website, Na'Vi announced that RodjER would be traded to Virtus.pro in exchange for Lil.
ANALYSIS
RodjER was partially responsible for breathing some new life into a stagnant Na'Vi lineup. With his addition to the roster, the team was starting to finally win some games and qualify for events. His transfer to Virtus.pro does represent an on-paper upgrade for the team, but the value of team chemistry in a situation like this can never be overlooked.
Cool Tusk tricks not enough to take down Liquid
January 24, 2018
RodjER showed off some neat individual plays, but couldn't turn the tides enough in Na'Vi's favor in a 0-2 loss to Liquid at ESL One Genting. He finished with a 7/15/23.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 RodjER played Tusk. He made some nice moves in the early game, but these weren't enough to turn the tides enough in Na'Vi's favor. RodjER finished the game with a 3/8/10 KDA. In Game 2 RodjER played Tusk again to a similar result. He made some decent rotations, but ended up dying far too often for them to be worth it. He finished with another disappointing KDA, 4/7/13 this time around.
Good teamfighting secures a win
January 23, 2018
RodjER finished with a 2/6/17 KDA as Sand King in a win vs Evil Geniuses at ESL One Genting.
ANALYSIS
After securing a Blink Dagger by 16 minutes, RodjER was able to add even more damage and control to the already threatening Na'Vi teamfight lineup. With so much other setup, it became easy for RodjER to land his spells on key targets and lock down the game for Na'Vi.
Concerning performance from Na'Vi support
December 8, 2017
RodjER looked lost in Natus Vincere's defeat against Virtus Pro in MDL Macau. The support finished with a KDA of 1/11/13.
ANALYSIS
RodjER went with Elder Titan in the crucial matchup. He spent a lot of the early game helping Dendi in the mid lane. But his presence just ended up stealing experience from Dendi. He didn't really have a good Echo Stomp-Earth Splitter combo in the game to swing things in Na'Vi's favor.
Another admirable tournament run ended short
December 2, 2017
RodjER gave it his all but couldn't do enough in a 0-2 loss to Evil Geniuses at the DreamLeague Season 8 Major. He finished with a 4/15/7 overall KDA. Na'Vi is eliminated from the event, finishing in fourth place.
ANALYSIS
RodjER played Sand King in Game 1. He finished a quick Blink Dagger at just 14 minutes, but wasn't able to group up with his teammates and turn that into an advantage. Although he continued to try and initiate, the game never turned around for RodjER and Na'Vi. He finished with a 2/8/2 KDA. In Game 2 RodjER played Undying. Together with Dendi's Zeus, RodjER terrorized SumaiL in the middle lane. Although Na'Vi succeeded in ruining the first 10 minutes of SumaiL's game, it eventually came at great cost. Na'Vi lead came unraveling once it was time to fight as five. He finished with a 2/7/5 KDA.
Solid series from Na'Vi's support
December 1, 2017
RodjER finished a 2-1 series win vs Fnatic at the Dreamleague Season 8 Major with a 10/12/47 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 RodjER played Undying. He played very well in the early-game, setting himself and his team up for a decent transition into the mid and late game. RodjER did a nice job keeping himself relevant by keeping his levels up, and was actually able to be a decent threat in the late game despite Undying's weaknesses. He finished with a 5/5/18 KDA. RodjER played Earth Spirit in Game 2. He made some nice moves in the early game, but it just wasn't enough to stop Fnatic's mid-game timing. His disables were effectively useless against Fnatic's super durable lineup with an Invoker sitting behind them. RodjER finished with a 2/5/14 KDA. In Game 3 RodjER played Nyx Assassin. His positioning in this game was really excellent, allowing him to get off a lot of spells in fights. His hero was exceptionally good against Fnatic's lineup in this game, and him playing so well was a huge part of what let Na'Vi succeed in this game. He finished with a 3/2/15 KDA.
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