What’s the best way to win a game? Don’t die. Gpk went six consecutive games without a single death, equaling an eight-year old record.

VP’s mid-laner has equalled an eight-year-old Dota 2 record by going six games without a single death during the DPC Season 2 Eastern Europe qualifiers.

Only one team can qualify directly to the Dota 2 Major playoffs from each region. Virtus.Pro is one of the top contenders in DPC Season 2 and Danil “gpk” Skutin has been instrumental in the team’s dominance. The player went six games without dying even once, equaling an eight-year record set previously by Yao “Yao” Zhengzheng. Virtus.pro is undefeated in the ESL One Eastern Europe Season 2: Upper Division. The team is 5-0 and tied for first place with Team Spirit. 

Gpk equals Yao’s 6-game deathless record


Virtus.pro started its DPC season 2 run with a 2-1 victory over AS Monaco Gambit. The one-game loss in this series is the team’s only loss so far as VP has managed to win the next four matches with a 2-0 score.

Gpk’s streak started with the second game between Virtus.Pro and Puckchamp. Playing his trademark Tiny, the player was all over the map, constantly applying pressure on the opponents. With a 705 XPM, thelevel difference allowed him to consistently take down the enemy supports with Tiny’s combo. Gpk finished the game with a 12-0 score on Tiny, an indication of things to come in the tournament.

The mid-laner continued on a similar trajector against Team Unique. The first game saw Gpk bring out the Tiny (7-0) once more but he switched back to Puck (5-0) for Game 2. Already three games in without a single death, gpk had stayed true to his playstyle. In fact, the player’s trademark aggression and precision movement were reasons for the start of his no-death streak.

Gpk: Still undead against Na’Vi

Virtus.Pro and Team Spirit are tied for the top spot in the ESL One Eastern Europe Season 2: Upper Division. Image Credit: ESL

Dota 2 fans and analysts expected a significantly closer game against Na’Vi. But the series was a very one-sided affair and Na’Vi managed a combined five kills across the two games. Virtus.Pro’s stupendous performance against Na’Vi is a big reason why the team is a favorite to top the group stage of DPC Season 2.

While it was a team effort for Virtus.Pro, gpk once again stood out in the mid lane. Game 1 saw Gpk play Void Spirit (9-0) and he built into a Eul’s Scepter and an Aghanim’s to counter the enemy Puck. Gpk picked Puck (5-0) in Game 2, which was a relatively faster game, ending in just 20 minutes. Already at five games without any deaths, Dota 2 fans were waiting to see if Gpk can tie and maybe even surpass Yao’s record.

He matched Yao’s record with his Invoker against Team Extremum. He went 9-0 in Game 1 of the series. But Game 2 saw GpK die twice, putting an end to his deathless streak, inches away from creating a new record for himself.

Who holds the record for most games without a death in Dota 2?

Dota 2 is a game where new records and statistics are always changing. But Yao has held this record for over eight years now. Many have tried and come close, but none could finish six games without a single death after Yao.

The list of players with the highest number of ‘deathless games’ This data is from before Gpk’s Extremum match. Image Credit: Noxville

With Gpk going without a single death in game 1 versus Extremum, the player now shares the top spot with Yao. Its a unique record that might stay for quite some time. After all, the previous record in this same category stayed on top for eight years.

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Rohan Samal - Eurasia Editor

Rohan Samal

Eurasia Editor | Twitter: @rohan_esports | Twitch: rohan_3105

Eurasia Editor for esports.gg. Found esports through gaming nearly 6 years ago and has been involved ever since. Primarily a Dota 2 player, but has the occasional experience in FPS games. Even tried (unsuccessfully) to go pro in Overwatch.