Brian "BananaSlamJamma" Canavan is an American professional Dota 2 player, streamer, and analyst.
BananaSlamJamma began playing Dota 2 shortly before The International 2012. He entered the competitive scene in early 2015, after achieving the number one rank in the NADotA Elite League. He was picked up by DeMoN with his team Summer's Rift. The team had some mild success, qualifying for his first LAN in May of that year. However, the team would end up finishing last place. A month later, issues within the team sparked an unpleasant disband of the team a month later after failing to qualify for TI5. Since then, BSJ has continued to stream on Twitch for Complexity Gaming.
He has had some experience with professional teams while doing so, including Team Freedom. Undeterred from the lack of success, BSJ made his own resurgence of Team Leviathan for the 2017-18 DPC year. Through the second half of 2017, the team would surprise some of the established NA teams in the major and minor qualifiers. The most notable result was when they knocked off Evil Geniuses in the Starladder i-League Invitational #3 NA qualifiers. However, the team never managed to breakthrough against the rest of the NA Dota scene. Issues with lack of practicing among the players, Leviathan would disband at the end of 2017. BSJ was later picked up by VGJ.Storm with good friend monkeys-forever in early 2018. Unfortunately, the team never managed to qualify for a DPC event, and was disbanded only a month later.
Despite not having a team, BSJ has started to enjoy giving pro-level analysis and casting at DPC events such as The Summit 8 and 9, MDL Changsha, and The International 2018. People may recognize him casting frequently with other NA casters Kyle and GrandGrant.
- In May 2017 BSJ was added to the compLexity stream team.
- Has a degree in Biomedical Engineering.
|2018-06-17||1st-2nd||Qualifier||The International 2018: North America Open Qualifier #2||2 : 0||$0|
|2017-12-02||1st||Minor||joinDOTA League Season 11 America||3 : 0||$2,000|
|2017-11-16||1st||Minor||Blood in the Streets Americas||3 : 1||$5,000|
|2017-01-23||2nd||Minor||KOD League Season IV||1 : 3||$500|
|2016-12-30||1st||Minor||ProDotA Cup Americas #8||3 : 0||$3,500|
|2016-11-30||2nd||Minor||ProDotA Cup Americas #7||2 : 3||$1,000|
|2016-08-26||3rd||Minor||joinDOTA League Season 10 America||0 : 2||$500|
|2016-02-12||1st||Minor||KOD League Season II||3 : 0||$200|
|2015-05-05||5th||Major||Red Bull Battle Grounds: Dota 2||0 : 1||$5,000|
|2015-03-01||1st||Minor||Dota 2 Canada Cup - Season 4||3 : 1||$4,250|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
- 2018-08-24 | BSJ at TI8: "The major thing about this patch is that you can win or lose a lane at level 1." by Jesper "Julmust" Bergeskans of cybersport.com at The International 2018
- 2015-05-23 | A Lesson Learned: BananaSlamJamma interviewed on the fall of Summer's Rift by Ying "woodshrew" Sun of joindota.com
- "Stream Team Adds BSJ". compLexity Gaming. 2017-05-06. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
- Nathan "Vahn16" Grayson (2015-09-15). "One DOTA Player's Choice: Be A Pro Gamer, Or A Biomedical Engineer". Kotaku. Retrieved 2018-07-25.