Jack "KBBQ" Chen is a Dota 2 interpreter, analyst, writer, and podcaster. He is currently working as a manager for the North American team Forward Gaming.
Jack "KBBQ" Chen was born in Shanghai, China, but grew up in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University in 2012 with a master's degree in Journalism, and initially became involved in eSports as a contributing writer for Evil Geniuses and NADotA. Since then, he's written for ESPN, managed DotAFM, co-hosted Defense of the Patience, and worked as an on-stage Chinese interpreter at ESL One New York 2015, Frankfurt Major 2015, MarsTV Dota 2 League, Shanghai Major 2016, Manila Major 2016 and The International 2016. Jack will be joining the official broadcast team at Beyond the Summit for the 2017 DotA 2 season.
- Jack has a personal blog where he used to write about basketball, DotA, and other games.
Notable Events Casted or Hosted
|2018-04-07||Premier||Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018||Analysts/Commentator|
|2018-03-11||Premier||The Bucharest Major||Analyst|
|2017-08-12||Premier||The International 2017||Host|
|2017-08-12||Premier||The International 2017||EN/CN Interpreter|
|2017-04-30||Premier||The Kiev Major 2017||EN/CN Interpreter||None|
|2017-02-26||Premier||StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3||Commentator|
|2016-12-10||Premier||The Boston Major 2016||Interviewer|
|2016-08-13||Premier||The International 2016||Translator|
|2016-07-24||Premier||StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2||Commentator|
|2015-11-21||Premier||The Frankfurt Major 2015||CN/EN Interpreter||None|
|About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament|
- 2018-10-17 | Position Six Podcast Episode 3 - Featuring Jack 'KBBQ' Chen by Dan Offen of Position Six Podcast
- 2018-08-22 | VGJ.Storm’s Jack Chen (KBBQ) talks about Jeremy Lin, BSJ, Timado, Resolution by Adam Herbets of FOX5 News at The International 2018
- 2016-08-17 | TI6 Interview with Jack “KBBQdota” Chen by Christopher Yip at The International 2016
- 2016-08-15 | Q&A: TI6 translator Jack Chen on the unique nature of his job by Cameron "Turbo" Regan of slingshoteSports at The International 2016
- 2016-07-11 | Pro Dota 2 Update & One-on-One Interview w/ Jack "Korean BBQ" Chen by Cyphus of Defense of the Patience (Note: The interview was conducted on Feb 2, 2016)