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[e][h] Fade
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Pan Yi
July 28, 1996 (1996-07-28) (age 23)
Alternate IDs:
乌龙院, Pain
Signature Hero:
Earth Spirit Tusk Elder Titan
Approx. Total Earnings:
2016-03-25 — 2016-05-28
2016-05-28 — 2017-09-06
2017-09-06 — 2018-09-09
2018-09-09 — 2019-08-27
2019-09-08 — Present

Pan "Fade" Yi is a Chinese professional Dota 2 player who is currently the captain of Team Aster.


Fade officially started his career on Thunderobot Gaming under the nickname Pain, in March of 2016. After playing in various lower Chinese leagues, he joined Vici Gaming's youth squad, VG.Potential, later that year.

His talent secured him a spot on VGJ.Thunder in September 2017. VGJ.Thunder had played the previous season under the name Team VGJ, a collaboration between VG and professional basketball player Jeremy Lin. With this team, he was able to win Galaxy Battles II in January 2018. He also placed 2nd at the Bucharest Major and in two Minors, GESC Indonesia and SLi Invitational.

At The International 2018, they were eliminated in the first round by their sister team, Vici Gaming. After that, the Chinese branch of VGJ was dissolved and Fade, along with teammate Yang, was recruited to the main squad of Vici Gaming. On VG, he won two Majors, the DreamLeague Major and EPICENTER Major, as well as the SLI Minor. These excellent results throughout the season had made the rest of the world realize that Fade was a top tier roaming support player and he was often talked about being the MVP of the team. It also meant that VG had secured a spot at The International 2019 without the need to go through qualifiers.

At TI9, Fade and VG reached the semi-finals of the upper bracket, where they were beaten by Chinese rivals PSG.LGD and were later eliminated in 5-6th place by Team Secret. After the event, Fade announced his temporary departure from professional Dota 2.


  • He is one of few Chinese players who speaks fluent English.
    • As such, he often used to do the interviews for the English broadcast at LAN events.


2020-03-08AA1stA1MajorStarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3Team Aster3 : 1$72,000
2019-08-24EA5 - 6thA0PremierThe International 2019The International 2019Vici Gaming0 : 2$1,201,552
2019-06-30AA1stA0PremierEPICENTER Major 2019EPICENTER Major 2019Vici Gaming3 : 2$350,000
2019-03-24AA1stA0PremierDreamLeague Season 11DreamLeague Season 11Vici Gaming3 : 2$350,000
2019-03-10AA1stA1MajorStarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 1StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 1Vici Gaming3 : 0$125,000
2018-10-28BA2ndA1MajorESL One Hamburg 2018ESL One Hamburg 2018Vici Gaming2 : 3$65,000
2018-04-15BA2ndA1MajorStarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5VGJ.Thunder1 : 3$60,000
2018-03-18BA2ndA1MajorGESC: Indonesia Dota2 MinorGESC: Indonesia Dota2 MinorVGJ.Thunder0 : 2$65,000
2018-03-11BA2ndA0PremierThe Bucharest MajorThe Bucharest MajorVGJ.Thunder0 : 3$200,000
2018-01-21AA1stA1MajorGalaxy Battles II: Emerging WorldsGalaxy Battles II: Emerging WorldsVGJ.Thunder3 : 0$200,000
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