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Team DK

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[e][h]Team DK
Team DK
Team Information
Location:
Region:
Sponsor:
Total Earnings:
$1,545,465
Links
Achievements
2013 WPC ACE Dota 2 League StarLadder StarSeries Season 9 
History
Created:
2010
Disbanded:
2015-11-16

DK was undoubtedly the greatest beneficiary of the Great Chinese Shuffle, with the team suddenly signing Yaphets, Burning, and KingJ to assemble a star-studded lineup quickly dubbed the "Galacticos" of the DotA scene. Despite the infusion of star power, the team was unable to perform to expectations as pressure mounted on the players, leading to the eventual retirement of Yaphets and BenZ continuation of the slump as veterans like KSSSSS also fled the sinking ship.

However, with the addition of living legend LongDD, Burning's continued determination to "get up where he fell", as well as the growth of Super and RotK, DK claimed the dominance that was its birthright. Fielding lineups centered upon "pushing cores" like Syllabear and Lycanthrope and re-introducing jungling into the Chinese meta, DK was able to dominate the scene during the latter half of 2011 much like EHOME had done in 2010, scoring victory after victory and finally solidifying Burning's title as the Best Carry in the Universe.

DK was invited to the first international but was unable to make it due to Roster Changes and Passport Issues.

Facing rising challenges from reinvigorated powerhouses like iG and LGD and suffering from internal issues, DK failed to maintain its form during 2012, falling in various finals to rivals like LGD and iG and even failing to proceed to the playoff stage of the ACE league.

DK's progression into Dota 2 was also fraught with peril, having shown consistently subpar form after their rather disappointing debut despite having been the first team to be invited to The International 2012.

However, during the month of August, the internal issues seemed to have resolved themselves and the team appears resurgent, though no longer dominant, as they fought iG to a close 2-3 during the G-League 2012 finals as well as vastly improved their performance in Dota 2 tournaments, defeating Tongfu in the It's Gosu Mini Madness finals 3-0.

In early October DK underwent roster changes, with LongDD leaving to TongFu and Zippo leaving the team. X!! and QQQ from EHOME joined their old teammate BurNIng on DK.

DK had some good results in 2013, with a 2nd place in the Dota 2 Super League being the most notable. After The International 2013, where DK finished 5-6th, the team roster was completely reshuffled as everyone bar captain BurNIng left the team.[1] The manager of Team DK and xiao8 from LGD confirm that Mushi from Orange has moved to Team DK.[2] Team DK confirms new team lineup consisting of, BurNIng, Mushi, iceiceice, LaNm and X!!.[3]

Coming into 2014 Team DK managed to obtain their first premier Dota2 title in the WPC ACE League 2013 by defeating Invictus Gaming 4:3 in a monumental comeback after being 0:3 down in the Grand Final. DK went on to win Starladder Season 9, defeating Team Empire 3:0. They did not drop a single game in the offline finals. Team DK placed 4th on The International 2014.

LaNm retired from professional Dota2 on July 22, 2014.[4] BurNIng announced his retirement on August 17th.[5] iceiceice, Mushi, and MMY left the squad on August 26th.[6]

On March 15th, 2015, with ACE announcing that Chinese teams had to finish their reshuffle by this date, DK announces their new roster, and BurNIng stops coaching DK.[7] Cty is loaned to EHOME in April. And the team splits their team into two teams, DK Renaissance and DK Scuderia in September. On November 16th, Team DK shuts down.[8]

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

Former Squad Former Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
China Luobo
(
Luo Yebo
)
4/5
Join Date: 
2015-04-03
Leave Date: 
2015-09-??
 
To.be.or.not.to.beTo.be.or.not.to.be To.be.or.not.to.be
China HaN
(
Qiu Tianming(邱天明)
)
4/5
Join Date: 
2015-04-28
Leave Date: 
2015-09-??
China ZeroPerfect
(
Feng Yichuan
)
3
Join Date: 
2015-04-28
Leave Date: 
2015-09-??
 
Brave HeartBrave Heart Brave Heart
China 290
(
Zeng Chen
)
2
Join Date: 
2015-04-28
Leave Date: 
2015-09-??
 
Thunderobot GamingThunderobot Gaming Thunderobot Gaming
China black.z
(
Zhao Shungeng
)
1
Join Date: 
2014-09-13[9]
Leave Date: 
2015-09-??
 
DK ScuderiaDK Scuderia DK Scuderia
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
China Cty
(
Chen Tianyu
)
2
Join Date: 
2014-09-13[10]
Leave Date: 
2015-??-??
 
EHOMEEHOME EHOME
China nai
(
Huang Hao
)
1
Join Date: 
2015-03-15[7]
Leave Date: 
2015-04-??
 
For The DreamFor The Dream For The Dream
China InJuly
(
Yang Xiaodong
)
3
Join Date: 
2015-03-15[7]
Leave Date: 
2015-04-??
 
Wings GamingWings Gaming Wings Gaming
China super Captain
(
Su Peng
)
4
Join Date: 
2015-03-15[7]
Leave Date: 
2015-04-??
 
Wings GamingWings Gaming Wings Gaming
China coldsnap Captain
(
Huang Hanci(黄寒辞)
)
3
Join Date: 
2014-09-13[10]
Leave Date: 
2015-03-15[7]
 
Newbee.MNewbee.M Newbee.M
China DreamyU
(
Xue Zhuorui
)
4
Join Date: 
2014-09-13[10]
Leave Date: 
2015-04-28
China XBG
(
Gu Jun(顾俊)
)
5
Join Date: 
2014-09-13[9]
Leave Date: 
2015-03-15[7]
Team DK TI4 Squad Team DK TI4 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
China BurNIng Captain
(
Xu Zhilei
)
1
Join Date: 
2011-01-14[11]
Leave Date: 
2014-08-17[5]
 
Big GodBig God Big God
Malaysia Mushi
(
Chai Yee Fung
)
2
Join Date: 
2013-09-04[12]
Leave Date: 
2014-08-26[6]
 
Team MalaysiaTeam Malaysia Team Malaysia
Singapore iceiceice
(
Daryl Koh Pei Xiang
)
3
Join Date: 
2013-09-04[12]
Leave Date: 
2014-08-26[13]
 
Vici GamingVici Gaming Vici Gaming
China LaNm
(
Zhang Zhicheng
)
4
Join Date: 
2013-09-04[12]
Leave Date: 
2014-07-22[4]
 
Big GodBig God Big God
China MMY!
(
Lei Zengrong
)
5
Join Date: 
2013-09-04[12]
Leave Date: 
2014-08-26[13]
 
LGD GamingLGD Gaming LGD Gaming
Team DK TI3 Squad Team DK TI3 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
China BurNIng Captain
(
Xu Zhilei
)
1
Join Date: 
2011-01-14[11]
Leave Date: 
-
China Super
(
Xie Junhao
)
2
Join Date: 
2011-01-16[15]
Leave Date: 
2013-08-22[14]
 
Vici GamingVici Gaming Vici Gaming
China rOtk
(
Bai Fan
)
3
Join Date: 
2011-05-17[16]
Leave Date: 
2013-08-22[14]
 
Vici GamingVici Gaming Vici Gaming
China QQQ
(
Yao Yi
)
4
Join Date: 
2012-10-11[18]
Leave Date: 
2013-08-25[17]
 
RisingStarsRisingStars RisingStars
China MMY!
(
Lei Zengrong
)
5
Join Date: 
2012-10-11[18]
Leave Date: 
2013-08-25[17]
 
Team DKTeam DK Team DK
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
China LongDD
(
Huang Xiang
)
Join Date: 
2011-08-23[19]
Leave Date: 
2012-10-11[18]
 
TongFuTongFu TongFu
China Zippo
(
Zhou Xiong
)
Join Date: 
2011-08-23[19]
Leave Date: 
2012-10-11[18]
 
For.LoveFor.Love For.Love
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
China KingJ
(
Zhou Yang
)
Join Date: 
2011-01-14[11]
Leave Date: 
2011-08-10[20]
 
OK.Nirvana.cnOK.Nirvana.cn OK.Nirvana.cn
China YaphetS
(
Bu Yanjun
)
Join Date: 
2011-01-21[22]
Leave Date: 
2011-07-12[21]
 
Immortal MagnetoImmortal Magneto Immortal Magneto
China BeNz
(
Li Junchi
)
Join Date: 
2011-01-16[15]
Leave Date: 
2011-08-10[20]
 
PanDareaPanDarea PanDarea
China Ksssssss
(
Chen Bin
)
Join Date: 
2010-08-24[23]
Leave Date: 
2011-05-17[16]
 
OK.Nirvana.cnOK.Nirvana.cn OK.Nirvana.cn

Organization[edit]

ID Name Position
China Andy Teng Zhao Manager

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentResultPrize
2014-07-20DA4thA0Tier 1The International 2014The International 20140 : 2Vici GamingVici Gaming$819,298
2014-06-08BA2ndA0Tier 1The SummitThe Summit2 : 3Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$33,088
2014-06-02BA2ndA0Tier 1WPC 2014World e-Sports Professional ClassicWPC 20141 : 4Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming$48,051
2014-04-20AA1stA0Tier 1StarLadder StarSeries Season 9StarLadder StarSeries Season 93 : 0Team EmpireTeam Empire$85,000
2014-01-01AA1stA0Tier 12013 WPC ACE Dota 2 LeagueWorld e-Sports Professional Classic2013 WPC ACE Dota 2 League4 : 3Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming$165,349
2013-12-28AA1stA1Tier 2Fengyun Dota 2 TournamentFengyun Dota 2 Tournament3 : 0TongFuTongFu$9,908
2013-11-24BA2ndA0Tier 1MLG Championship ColumbusMLG Championship Columbus1 : 2Speed Gaming.intSpeed Gaming.int$27,392
2013-08-11EA5 - 6thA0Tier 1The International 2013The International 20131 : 2Orange EsportsOrange Esports$114,975
2013-07-06BA2ndA0Tier 1Dota 2 Super LeagueDota 2 Super LeagueDota 2 Super League0 : 3TongFuTongFu$32,689
2012-09-02DA4thA0Tier 1The International 2012The International 20121 : 2Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming$80,000
Complete list of results in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]