Merlini

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Player Information
Name:
Ben Wu
Birth:
October 23, 1987 (1987-10-23) (age 31)
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]

Date Placement LP Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2017-03-072017-03-07 A33 - 4th A7Qualifier Kiev Major 2017: North America Open Qualifier #1 1 : 2 $0
2016-10-242016-10-24 A22nd A7Qualifier Boston Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #1 0 : 2 $0
2016-01-062016-01-06 A33 - 4th A7Qualifier Shanghai Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #2 1 : 2 $0
2014-10-052014-10-05 A44th A2Major Korea Dota League Season 3 3/-/9 Grp. S. $5,652
2013-05-042013-05-04 A33rd A3Minor Netolic Pro League 2 (West) 1 : 2 $200
2008-02-212008-02-21 A11st A2Major MYM Prime Defending #9 2 : 0 $400
2007-12-092007-12-09 A22nd A2Major MYM Prime Defending #8 1 : 2 $250
2007-09-072007-09-07 A22nd A2Major MYM Prime Defending #7 1 : 2 $200
2007-07-022007-07-02 A44th A2Major MYM Prime Defending #6 0 : 2 $0
2007-05-082007-05-08 A22nd A2Major MYM Prime Defending #5 0 : 2 $100
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament
Date Tier Tournament Position Partner List
2017-08-12 A1Premier The International The International 2017 Commentator
2017-04-30 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Kiev Major 2017 Analyst
2016-12-10 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Boston Major 2016 Commentator
2016-08-13 A1Premier The International The International 2016 Commentator
2016-06-12 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Manila Major 2016 Commentator
2016-03-06 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Shanghai Major 2016 Commentator/Analyst
2015-11-21 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Frankfurt Major 2015 Analyst
2015-08-08 A1Premier The International The International 2015 Analyst
2014-07-21 A1Premier The International The International 2014 Analyst
2013-08-11 A1Premier The International The International 2013 Panelist
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

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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.