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ChuaN

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Player Information
Name:
黄福全
Romanized Name:
Wong Hock Chuan
Birth:
July 28, 1991 (1991-07-28) (age 28)
Country:
Status:
Inactive
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Disruptor Enchantress Lion
Approx. Total Earnings:
$714,127
Links
History
DotA:
2009
2009 — 2010
2010
2010
Dota 2:
2011-01-25 — 2011-08-02
2011-08-02 — 2011-11-23
2011-11-23 — 2013-09-09
2014-02-20 — 2015-12-07
2015-12-07 — 2016-09-17
2017-01-10 — 2017-04-08
2017-04-08 — 2017-09-06
2018-02-03 — 2018-??-??

Wong "ChuaN" Hock Chuan is a Malaysian professional Dota 2 player who last played for Echo International.

Biography[edit]

ChuaN was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During his younger days he loved to play basketball, but later on in his career he had to quit playing because of an injury. After a while he picked up DotA and started playing it full-time. Now ChuaN is recognized as one of the best Malaysian/Asian players.[1]

Career in Dota 2[edit]

ChuaN wasn't able to attend the World Cyber Games 2012 with his team, since the rules of the event didn't allow him to compete within a Chinese team, since he is a Malaysian citizen. He was therefore replaced by ChisBug for the duration of the tournament, which Invictus Gaming eventually won.[2] ChuaN continued to work with Invictus Gaming, and reached a 5th-6th place finish at The International 2013. Shortly after, he decided to leave the competitive Dota scene.

After seeing Invictus Gaming's lackluster performances during his absence, ChuaN later returned back to professional play to rejoin the team. After a 4th place finish at Star Ladder Season 9, ChuaN stated in an interview that he considered leaving the team due to severe internal issues between the members, though he ultimately opted to remain with IG. The team initially was able to pull itself back up, winning tournaments such as ESL Frankfurt 2014 and WPC 2014, but had a 7th-8th place finish at The International 2014. ChuaN's remaining time with IG would later be marred by disappointing performances, visa issues and withdrawals from tournament. At The International 2015, the team placed lower than the previous two tournaments, and ended at 9th-12th place.

In December 2015, ChuaN decided to part ways with Invictus Gaming and joined Newbee. The initial performance of the team was poor, with a last place finish at WCA 2015, and a 9th-12th place finish at the Shanghai Major. Newbee managed to hit its first stride by defeating CDEC and EHOME without losing a single game, in what would begin their record-breaking 29-0 game streak going into EPICENTER. They were also able to qualify for The Manila Major, going undefeated in the qualifiers. Plowing through the competition at the EPICENTER Wild Card Qualifiers and at the group stage without a loss, ChuaN and his team reached a 2nd place against Team Liquid after a 3-2 game. After EPICENTER, Newbee would proceed to secure 3rd place at The Manila Major after another impressive game streak of 21-0, and the team received an invite for The International 2016.

Despite being a favorite to win, Newbee was eliminated early, and left the tournament at 9th-12th place. During the post-International shuffle, Chuan announced his departure from competitive play, taking a break for a few months before joining new teams.

Trivia[edit]

  • He is the first SEA player to win The International.
  • There are multiple Chinese memes regarding Chuan being violent and, when enraged, will smash a teammate's face through a monitor.

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2016-08-10IC9 - 12thA0PremierThe International 2016The International 2016Newbee1 : 2$311,557
2016-07-10AA1stA0PremierNanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 2Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 2Newbee3 : 2$100,610
2016-06-12CA3rdA0PremierThe Manila Major 2016The Manila Major 2016Newbee1 : 2$315,000
2016-05-15BA2ndA0PremierEPICENTER 2016EPICENTER 2016Newbee2 : 3$100,000
2015-03-22AA1stA1MajorMajor All Stars Dota 2 TournamentMajor All Stars Dota 2 TournamentInvictus Gaming2 : 0$50,391
2014-07-19GA7 - 8thA0PremierThe International 2014The InternationalThe International 2014Invictus Gaming1 : 2$518,889
2014-06-29AA1stA0PremierESL One Frankfurt 2014ESL OneESL One Frankfurt 2014Invictus Gaming2 : 1$84,360
2014-06-02AA1stA0PremierWPC 2014World e-Sports Professional ClassicWPC 2014Invictus Gaming4 : 1$160,048
2013-03-09AA1stA0PremierG-League Season 2G-LeagueG-League Season 2Invictus Gaming3 : 1$32,157
2012-09-02AA1stA0PremierThe International 2012The InternationalThe International 2012Invictus Gaming3 : 1$1,000,000
Complete list of results in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2016[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ChuaN: This is my story
  2. "WCG 2012: iG.Chuan to be replaced by ChisBug". GosuGamers.net. November 11, 2012.