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Merlini

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Player Information
Name:
Ben Wu
Birth:
October 23, 1987 (1987-10-23) (age 32)
Country:
Status:
Retired
Signature Hero:
Zeus
Approx. Total Earnings:
$1,360
Links
History
DotA:
2008 — 2009
2009
2009 — 2010
Dota 2:
2014-08-03 — 2014-10-??
2015-02-25 — 2015-03-20
2015-03-20
Retired

Ben "Merlini" Wu is a former professional DotA player, retired Dota 2 commentator and content creator.

Biography[edit]

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.

In February 2018, Merlini announced his retirement from casting Dota 2 professionally.[1][2] Despite the retirement, he continues to stream on his twitch on an occassional basis.

Trivia[edit]

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2016-10-24BA2ndA5QualifierBoston Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #1Boston Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #1Vegetables Esports Club0 : 2 
2016-01-06CA3 - 4thA5QualifierShanghai Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #2Shanghai Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #2Vegetables Esports Club1 : 2 
2014-10-05DA4thA1MajorKorea Dota League Season 3Korea Dota 2 LeagueKorea Dota League Season 3Zephyr3/-/9Grp S.$5,652
2014-06-08CA3 - 4thA6Show M.For a Few Tangoes MoreFor a Few Tangoes MoreGlossary 
2013-05-05CA3rdA2MinorNetolic Pro League 2 (West)Netolic Pro LeagueNetolic Pro League 2 (West)ROOT Gaming1 : 2$200
2008-02-21AA1stA1MajorMYM Prime Defending #9MYM Prime Defending #9Meet Your Makers2 : 0$400
2007-12-09BA2ndA1MajorMYM Prime Defending #8MYM Prime Defending #8Meet Your Makers1 : 2$250
2007-09-07BA2ndA1MajorMYM Prime Defending #7MYM Prime Defending #7Meet Your Makers1 : 2$200
2007-07-02DA4thA1MajorMYM Prime Defending #6MYM Prime Defending #6Meet Your Makers0 : 2 
2007-05-08BA2ndA1MajorMYM Prime Defending #5MYM Prime Defending #5Meet Your Makers0 : 2$100
Complete list of results in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2016[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2010[edit]

2009[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Wu, Ben (13 February 2018). "I have no further intents to cast/analyze Dota 2". Twitter. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. Wu, Ben (13 February 2018). "Follow up". Reddit. Retrieved 14 February 2018.