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Kaka

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[e][h] Kaka
Player Information
Name:
胡良智
Romanized Name:
Hu Liangzhi
Birth:
November 7, 1992 (1992-11-07) (age 27)
Country:
Status:
Active
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Rubick Sand King Nyx Assassin
Approx. Total Earnings:
$1,719,681
Links
History
2014-03-27 — 2015-09-01
2015-09-01 — 2016-03-08
2016-03-25 — 2018-09-07
2018-09-10 — 2019-09-14
2019-09-18 — Present

Hu "Kaka" Liangzhi is a professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for Invictus Gaming.

Overview[edit]

Prior to his professional debut, Kaka was a well known pubstar in the Chinese Dota 2 scene, famous for maintaining a high MMR, and even occasionally topping the Chinese leaderboards.

Dota 2[edit]

Kaka joined HyperGloryTeam at the time of its creation. Around 2 months after the team's creation they won WVW National Electronic Sports Classic Season 1. Later on, they qualified for many premium-level tournaments such as WEC 2014 and i-League Season 2, accumulating prize money. Later on, HyperGloryTeam qualified for the Dota 2 Asia Championships and finished 11th in the group stage, allowing them to be in the 1st round lower bracket of the main event. After defeating and knocking out Natus Vincere, they were eliminated by Cloud9 and finished the tournament in 7th-8th place, winning $115,335. After this, Kaka and HyperGloryTeam played in the Chinese qualifiers for The International 2015 but were eliminated in the group stages. Following the early exit from the tournament, he joined EHOME during the post-ti shuffle on September 2, 2016 as a support. [1] He placed fourth in Valve's maiden major event, the Frankfurt Major 2015.

Into early 2016, he displayed domestic success winning Dota 2 Radiant and Dire Cup 2015, Shanghai Open Season 1 and MDL Winter 2015. However after the conclusion of the Shanghai Major 2016 in early March, saw no Chinese team make it halfway into the main event, resulting in a major reshuffle in China. Kaka later joined Newbee and became the captain and drafter for the team. In mid 2016 saw a resurgence in power from Newbee with consecutive wins, totalling up to a 29-0 winning streak until their first defeat against OG during EPICENTER, where Kaka finished runners-up against Team Liquid. He cited that Newbee's team chemistry is strong and is able to play with better flexibility, and better personal tempo, in comparison to his tenure with EHOME. [2] He was featured in a player profile by Valve during The International 2016 [3] but finished 9-12th place.

Trivia[edit]

  • First ever player in the China region to reach 9k mmr.

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2019-04-21AA1stA1MajorESL One Mumbai 2019ESL One Mumbai 2019Keen Gaming3 : 0$135,000
2019-03-10BA2ndA0PremierWorld Electronic Sports Games 2018World Electronic Sports Games 2018Keen Gaming0 : 2$200,000
2018-01-28AA1stA1MajorESL One Genting 2018ESL One Genting 2018Newbee3 : 2$160,000
2017-11-26AA1stA1MajorPerfect World MastersPerfect World MastersNewbee3 : 0$150,000
2017-08-12BA2ndA0PremierThe International 2017The International 2017Newbee0 : 3$3,950,070
2017-06-18AA1stA0PremierGalaxy BattlesGalaxy BattlesNewbee3 : 0$69,000
2016-12-31AA1stA1MajorDota2 Professional League Season 2 - TopDota2 Professional League Season 2 - TopNewbee3 : 0$238,000
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
2016-01-31AA1stA0PremierMarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 WinterMarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 WinterEHOME3 : 0$124,950
Complete list of results in any tournament

Highlight Videos[edit]

Other Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2018[edit]

2016[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Dennis Gonzales (2015-09-02). "old chicken and KaKa register on EHOME". thescoreesports.com. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  2. Shrinkzxo. "[Translation Interview with Newbee's Kaka"]. LiquidDota.
  3. "TI6 Player Profile - Kaka - Newbee". Valve Corporation. 2016-08-10. Retrieved October 8, 2016.