Ben "Merlini" Wu is a former professional DotA player, retired Dota 2 commentator and content creator.
Merlini got his first taste of competitive DotA in 2006, with his first major victory at DreamHack Summer 2007 with MYM. He has played with teams such as Evil Geniuses, Blight.int, Ravens, and Ok.nirvana.int, and with players such as Puppey and Mania. During the days of Warcraft 3 Dota, Merlini was renowned for his laning skills, being able to dominate lanes either through his creep score, harassment or both. Additionally, Merlini had a deeper understanding of the game, and understood the value provided by wards long before they became a proper staple in all games.
Though no longer a professional player, Merlini still regularly played in open qualifiers with Vegetables Esports Club, a team comprised of famous Dota 2 personalities.
- Is famous for solo against a trilane as Zeus and winning in DotA 1.
- Was one of the original Chinese Dota Gods and is referred to as M-God.
- One of Zeus's fun names during Warcraft 3 Dota was Merlini.
|2017-03-07||3 - 4th||Qualifier||Kiev Major 2017: North America Open Qualifier #1||1 : 2|
|2016-10-24||2nd||Qualifier||Boston Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #1||0 : 2|
|2016-01-06||3 - 4th||Qualifier||Shanghai Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #2||1 : 2|
|2014-10-05||4th||Tier 2||Korea Dota League Season 3||3/-/9||Grp S.||$5,652|
|2014-08-16||5 - 8th||Qualifier||WEC 2014 SEA Qualifier||1 : 2|
|2013-05-04||3rd||Tier 3||Netolic Pro League 2 (West)||1 : 2||$200|
|2008-02-21||1st||Tier 2||MYM Prime Defending #9||2 : 0||$400|
|2007-12-09||2nd||Tier 2||MYM Prime Defending #8||1 : 2||$250|
|2007-09-07||2nd||Tier 2||MYM Prime Defending #7||1 : 2||$200|
|2007-05-08||2nd||Tier 2||MYM Prime Defending #5||0 : 2||$100|
|Complete list of results in any tournament|
|2017-08-12||Tier 1||The International 2017||Commentator|
|2017-04-30||Tier 1||The Kiev Major 2017||Analyst|
|2016-08-13||Tier 1||The International 2016||Commentator|
|2016-06-12||Tier 1||The Manila Major 2016||Commentator|
|2016-03-06||Tier 1||The Shanghai Major 2016||Commentator/Analyst|
|2015-11-21||Tier 1||The Frankfurt Major 2015||Analyst|
|2015-08-08||Tier 1||The International 2015||Analyst|
|2015-02-09||Tier 1||Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015||Analyst|
|2014-07-21||Tier 1||The International 2014||Analyst|
|2013-08-11||Tier 1||The International 2013||Panelist|
|About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament|
- 2014-10-07 | LiquidDota.com of
- 2014-08-29 | Heather Long of CNN by
- 2014-07-24 | Kotlguy]] of HighGround.TV at The International 2014 by [[
- 2014-07-13 | Hot_Bid]] at The International 2014 by [[
- 2014-06-29 | Markus "Vekus" Fischer of JoinDOTA at ESL ONE Frankfurt 2014 by
- 2014-03-23 | Beyond the Summit]] by [[
- 2013-11-22 | Hotbid of Teamliquid.net at MLG Championship Columbus by
- 2013-11-22 | Greg of GosuGamers.net at MLG Championship Columbus by
- 2009-06-18 | NA-IHL by
- Wu, Ben (13 February 2018). "I have no further intents to cast/analyze Dota 2". Twitter. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
- Wu, Ben (13 February 2018). "Follow up". Reddit. Retrieved 14 February 2018.