Meracle

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[e][h] Meracle
Player Information
Name:
江建文
Romanized Name:
Galvin Kang Jian Wen
Birth:
March 8, 1996 (1996-03-08) (age 23)
Country:
Status:
Active
Alternate IDs:
Testarossa, Jabami
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Juggernaut Naga Siren Morphling
Approx. Total Earnings:
$31,989
Links
History
2012-10-03 — 2013-10-31
2013-10-31 — 2013-11-27
2013-11-30 — 2014-01-18
2014-01-18 — 2014-08-09
2014-08-09 — 2015-01-30
2015-02-01 — 2015-06-06
2015-06-06 — 2016-05-31
2016-08-25 — 2017-03-23
2017-04-04 — 2017-05-17
2017-05-17 — 2017-08-14
Fnatic (Sub)
2017-08-21 — 2018-03-15
2018-03-15 — 2018-07-07
2018-07-08 — 2018-11-24
2018-11-24 — Present

Galvin "Meracle" Kang Jian Wen is a Singaporean Dota 2 player who is curently trying out for Complexity Gaming.

Biography[edit]

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Meracle played DotA on and off for 4-5 years total, when he was 12 years old.[Citation needed] He is a "very quiet guy in real life", although he did the most talking for First Departure. He also enjoys buildings and creeps more than heroes, and enjoys playing heroes with a lot of illusions.[1] While on First Departure, Meracle would say in interviews that he was "still studying", due to his young age. He would often spend morning and afternoon at school and train with his team at night.[2]

Dota 2[edit]

First Departure[edit]

Around September 2012, Meracle left RoughNex to become the captain of First Departure with Hana, Lubby, Poloson and Meen. At age 17, he was one of the youngest captains in the professional scene.

During The International 3 Eastern Qualifiers, Meracle continued to play captain for the team. In Game 2 of the series, Meracle played Io against Rattlesnake, creating several plays when Eastern teams did not draft Io. Despite beating Rattlesnake 2-1, they would eventually be knocked out by LGD and Rattlesnake, finishing third place in the group stage.

RisingStars[edit]

After The International 3, Sylar was one of the first players to transfer teams, leaving LGD for RisingStars. After one month, Sylar left RisingStars, where he would be replaced by Meracle on October 31. KingJ stated that foreign talent was the best choice that RisingStars had, referring to the 2013 WPC ACE Dota 2 League.[3]

Titan[edit]

After playing with Titan for a week before his transfer, Meracle officially replaced Ice on November 30.[4] During this period, Titan were competing in G-League 2013. Against Team DK and Speed Gaming, Meracle drafted his famous Naga Siren[5][6], taking both one game off of both teams. Despite taking a single game off every team in the group, Titan finished last place in the group.

Mineski[edit]

After completing his mandatory national service, he later joined Mineski on the 25th August 2016.[7]

Trivia[edit]

  • The "e" in Meracle is not a typo. It's a character in a game that Meracle "likes a lot" (Meracle Chamlotte from Star Ocean).[8]
  • Is renowned for his split pushing. Enemy teams often fear his Naga Siren play, first banning the hero against Meracle.
  • Once said "Killing heroes doesn't win me the game, killing buildings wins me the game."
  • He is sometimes confused with Miracle-, the Jordanian player.

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2019-05-09IC9 - 12thA0PremierMDL Disneyland® Paris MajorMDL Disneyland® Paris MajorComplexity Gaming0 : 2$15,000
2019-01-06AA1stA2MinorAsia Pacific Predator League 2019 Singapore QualifierAsia Pacific Predator League 2019 Singapore QualifierChinster2 : 1$2,942
2018-05-18IA9 - 10thA0PremierMDL Changsha MajorMDL Changsha MajorIG Vitality0 : 1$17,500
2018-04-22CA3rdA1MajorDota2 Professional League Season 5 (2018 S1) - TopDota2 Professional League Season 5 (2018 S1) - TopIG Vitality2 : 1$14,297
2017-12-09CA3 - 4thA1MajorROG MASTERS 2017ROG MASTERS 2017WarriorsGaming.Unity0 : 2$21,350
2017-01-25AA1stA2MinorProDota Cup Southeast Asia #4ProDota Cup Southeast Asia #4Mineski3 : 0$3,500
2016-11-27AA1stA2MinorMineski Pro-Gaming League Season 8 ChampionshipMineski Pro-Gaming League Season 8 ChampionshipMineski2 : 0$2,809
2016-11-12CA3 - 4thA1MajorROG MASTERS 2016ROG MASTERS 2016Mineski1 : 2$15,000
2016-07-29AA1stA2MinorMr. Cat InvitationalMr. Cat InvitationalMineski2 : 0$5,000
2014-08-14AA1stA2MinorStarLadder SEA PreseasonStarLadder SEA PreseasonFirst Departure3 : 0$2,500
Complete list of results in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2019[edit]


2014[edit]

2013[edit]

References[edit]