Jack "KBBQ" Chen is a Dota 2 interpreter, analyst, writer, and podcaster.
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|
- 2020-01-16 | Jack 'KBBQ' Chen on working with SumaiL, Quincy Crew and Chaos Esports Club by KarY of Luckbox.com
- 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)