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[e][h] xNova
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Yap Jian Wei
October 1, 1997 (1997-10-01) (age 21)
Alternate IDs:
Signature Hero:
Rubick Earth Spirit Bounty Hunter
Approx. Total Earnings:
2015-01-01 — 2016-03-20
2016-03-20 — 2016-08-19
2016-09-17 — 2017-03-05
2017-03-05 — 2017-03-27
2017-03-27 — 2017-08-21
2017-09-21 — 2017-12-09
2017-12-09 — 2018-01-01
Clutch Gamers (Stand-in)
2018-01-01 — Present

Jian Wei "xNova" Yap is a Malaysian professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for LGD Gaming.


xNova first entered the local DotA 2 scene by joining Lowyat E-Sport with 343. Later in 2013, he joined "Nara Stacks" as a mid player with JoHnNy before his departure to China joining team Rattlesnake. Few months later, xNova joined GeNySis but left in less than half a year. Back to "Nara Stacks", the team reformed and was named Who2Bet. He took the captain role in the team, and made transition from mid to a support role. In September 2015, he reunited with his ex-teammate JoHnNy with him joining the team. He first made into the international scene with WarriorsGaming.Unity at The Boston Major 2016.

At early 2018, LGD Gaming announced that xNova will be joining the squad as position five, replacing Yao as he intends to take a break from competitive scene.

Dota 2[edit]


xNova joined Who2Bet as captain at the beginning of the year. The team has won several local tournaments, with the peak achievement of winning 2nd Place in [[South East Asia Dota 2 Championship]. After The International 2015, JoHnNy from Fnatic joined the team and set aim to participate in the upcoming majors.


xNova joined Mineski-X and set aim to qualify to the The Manila Major 2016 and The International 2016. He joined WarriorsGaming.Unity after fall shuffle.


xNova left WarriorsGaming.Unity after the team failed to qualify for The International 2017. He rejoined the team with the new multinational lineup, featuring Feero and Velo.


xNova joins LGD Gaming at the beginning of the year. The team found immediate success with the new line up by qualifying to two DPC events consecutively.


Date Placement LP Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2019-01-272019-01-27 A44th A1Premier The Chongqing Major 0 : 2 $80,000
2018-12-092018-12-09 A33rd A2Major MegaFon Winter Clash 0 : 2 $30,000
2018-11-172018-11-17 A55 - 6th A1Premier The Kuala Lumpur Major 0 : 2 $60,000
2018-08-252018-08-25 A22nd A1Premier The International 2018 2 : 3 $4,085,148
2018-06-102018-06-10 A33rd A1Premier China Dota2 Supermajor 1 : 2 $150,000
2018-05-202018-05-20 A11st A1Premier MDL Changsha Major 3 : 0 $400,000
2018-05-062018-05-06 A11st A1Premier EPICENTER XL 3 : 1 $500,000
2018-04-072018-04-07 A22nd A1Premier Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018 2 : 3 $135,000
2018-02-042018-02-04 A22nd A2Major StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4 1 : 3 $60,000
2016-12-092016-12-09 A55 - 8th A1Premier The Boston Major 2016 1 : 2 $125,000
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