KingJ

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Player Information
Name:
周扬
Romanized Name:
Zhou Yang
Country:
Status:
Inactive
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Morphling Venomancer Visage
Approx. Total Earnings:
$72,138
Links
History
DotA:
2010-??-?? — 2011-01-14
2011-01-16 — 2011-08-10
2011-08-?? — 2012-01-??
Dota 2:
2012-04-23 — 2012-10-11
2013-03-20 — 2013-04-16
2013-04-16 — 2013-09-09
2013-09-09 — 2013-11-27
2014-02-23 — 2015-03-12
2015-03-12 — 2015-04-13
2015-06-03 — 2015-06-20
2016-03-25 — 2016-??-??

Zhou "KingJ" Yang is a Chinese professional Dota 2 player who last played for FTD club A.

Biography[edit]

Dota 1[edit]

KingJ was part of the legendary EHOME squad that dominated DotA during 2010. He left EHOME in January 2011 to join Team DK.[1] However, DK performed poorly during the following months, and KingJ left the team in August 2011, instead joining Nirvana.cn as a replacement for Yao.[2] As the transfer happened only a few days before The International 2011, KingJ was unable to attend the event.[2] With a potent lineup, the Dota scene expected a lot from Nirvana.cn but alas, it was not to be as the team disbanded in January 2012.[3]

Dota 2[edit]

Following Nirvana.cn's disbandment, KingJ together with 357 (aka QQQ) and Dai (aka X!!) went looking for a team to play Dota 2 with. After a short trial period with an organization called "Canis Lupus Campestris" or "CLC",[4] the trio joined EHOME in April 2012.[5] They attended The International 2012 and achieved a respectable 5-6th place.[6] After his friends X!! and QQQ left EHOME for Team DK, KingJ also left the team, stating that the two friends had been the only reason keeping him there.[7]

On the 20th of March, he was announced as part of For.Love along with former DK player Zippo.[6] However, citing a poor training regiment, he was announced to have left For.Love, just 27 days after joining, and has joined TongFu, replacing yAobAi.[8]

TongFu would prove to be the most successful team up to that point in KingJ's career. Winning Dota 2 Super League and placing 4th at The International 2013 got them in total over $280,000 in prize money during summer 2013. However, after TI3 their roster changed, and KingJ moved to RisingStars.[9]


Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2016-04-03EA5 - 6thA1MajorWCA2016 CN Qualifiers S1WCA2016 CN Qualifiers S1For The Dream1/1/1Grp S.$1,528
2015-10-04CA3 - 4thA0PremierESL One New York 2015ESL One New York 2015Invictus Gaming1 : 2$28,662
2014-06-15BA2ndA1MajorECL 2014 SpringeSports_Champions_LeagueECL 2014 SpringNewbee1 : 2$3,221
2014-05-01EC5 - 8thA1MajorWVW National Electronic Sports Classic AprilWVW National Electronic Sports ClassicWVW National Electronic Sports Classic AprilNewbee0 : 2$240
2013-11-24GC7 - 10thA0Premier2013 WPC ACE Dota 2 LeagueWorld e-Sports Professional Classic2013 WPC ACE Dota 2 LeagueRisingStars6/4/8Grp S.$3,306
2013-08-10DA4thA0PremierThe International 2013The InternationalThe International 2013TongFu1 : 2$201,207
2013-07-06AA1stA0PremierDota 2 Super LeagueDota 2 Super LeagueDota 2 Super LeagueTongFu3 : 0$81,525
2013-07-05EA5 - 6thA0PremierAlienware Cup 2013 - Season 1Alienware Cup 2013 - Season 1TongFu1 : 2$3,000
2013-05-15AA1stA1MajorAMD Premier League Season 1AMD Premier LeagueAMD Premier League Season 1TongFu3 : 0$3,000
2012-09-01EA5 - 6thA0PremierThe International 2012The InternationalThe International 2012EHOME0 : 1$35,000
Complete list of results in any tournament

Interviews[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Mickey Yang (2011-01-14). "China's DotA: Burning and KingJ Leave EHOME, Zhou Goes to CCM". chinagame.178.com. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kai "Treble1999" Chua (2011-08-10). "KingJ and beNz leave DK". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  3. Kai "Treble1999" Chua (2012-01-31). "Nirvana.CN disbands". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  4. "Jaywalker" (2012-05-04). "357, Dai, KingJ: We never joined CLC". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  5. Christoph "malnor" Helbig (2012-04-23). "357, KingJ, Dai join EHOME". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Sun_Tzu" (2013-03-20). "For.Love acquire KingJ and Zippo". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  7. Sovann "Skim1" Kim (2012-10-11). "KingJ leaves EHOME". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  8. Eric "reinnnn" Khor (2013-04-16). "KingJ replaces Yaobai in TongFu". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  9. "Tezzeret" (2013-09-09). "KingJ to Rising Stars, Banana to iG". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-09-09.