Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk is a Ukrainian player who earned more than $300.000 during his first year with Virtus.pro. His professional career began in 2014 with his debut in NVMI.
Used to represent secondary Virtus.pro Polar line-up which eventually turned into the primary roster. Together with Virtus.pro Lil claimed the 5-6 place in TI7 and second place in The Kiev Major, and also won ESL One Hamburg 2017 and DreamLeague Season 3.
Plays support. Favorite heroes – Visage, Skywrath Mage, Rubick.
Ilya Ilyuk was born on December 24, 1995. He was a long-time Warcraft and DotA player. After moving to Dota 2, Lil spent two years playing at the semi-professional level with his friends.
In the summer of 2014 Ilya found himself in NVMI, team built by player: Goblak. Their first success was the victory in Game Show League Season 1, where they managed to outperform Natus Vincere in the finals.
On September 18 2014, NVMI was signed by Virtus.pro. The organization created a separate project for the team known as Virtus.pro Polar, which got renamed to ASUS.Polar in January 2015. Playing for VP.Polar, Lil became a runner-up of Dota Pit League Season 2 and StarLadder StarSeries Season 11. Throughout the first year of his career Lil earned more than $300,000 in prize winnings.
On April 15 2015, Ilyuk, together with ASUS.Polar, moved to Virtus.pro. The team won DreamLeague Season 3 and Esportal Dota 2 League but finished 5th–6th at the main event: The International 2015. At the end of the year, Lil placed second at The Summit 4.
In March 2016, Lil left Virtus.pro and joined Polarity, but, after failing to qualify for The International 2016, the team disbanded. In August, Ilyuk returned to the renewed Virtus.pro Dota 2 roster.
Throughout the first month, team qualified for every major tournament and won BTS Europe #4 and The Summit 6. Competing for VP.G2A, Lil finished 5th–8th at The Boston Major 2016.