Mikhail “Dosia” Stolyarov, aka the X God, has earned a place in Counter-Strike history thanks to a highlight reel play from the PGL Major last week.
Dosia single-handedly dealt economic damage to a financially struggling Immortals team despite the round loss and risk of dying. The reward paid off long-term for Gambit, as they won their first major championship with a 16-10 scoreline on Inferno.
During the play, the remaining Brazilian players didn’t want to risk losing weapons to preserve their economy since they were facing a 9-1 deficit, so they hid in pit after the bomb explosion on A site to not be exit fragged. Dosia threw a grenade at two Immortals players who were saving weapons. He knew that Immortals’ economy was already struggling, so a grenade resulting in their deaths would be another blow to their eco. His graffiti-worthy play forced Immortals to spend over $7,000 the next round to complete their full team buy.
The subsequent Reddit post was titled, “Dosia 200 IQ Nade” for its brilliant merit.
Dosia joins the few Counter-Strike: Global Offensive legends who have graffitis immortalized onto Active Duty maps, such as Overpass, Cache, and Mirage. Other players who’ve also had commemorative graffiti paints include Marcelo “coldzera” David, Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer. Coldzera’s jumping AWP collateral double kill vs. Team Liquid at MLG Columbus was the last graffiti added into the game in April 2016.
Dosia’s graffiti, however, is the only one to be etched into CS:GO in 2017, because the next Valve Major will be in early 2018. He also officially forged the first graffiti on the revamped version of Inferno.