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xNova

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Player Information
Name:
叶建暐
Romanized Name:
Yap Jian Wei
Birth:
October 1, 1997 (1997-10-01) (age 22)
Country:
Status:
Active
Team:
Alternate IDs:
xNova-
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Rubick Earth Spirit Bounty Hunter
Approx. Total Earnings:
$1,812,935
Links
History
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
2018-01-01 — Present

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

Biography[edit]

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. The team has won several local tournaments, with the peak achievement of winning 2nd Place in South East Asia Dota 2 Championship.

In early 2016 xNova joined Mineski-X and set aim to qualify for The Manila Major 2016 and The International 2016. He joined WarriorsGaming.Unity during the fall shuffle and made his first international impact by qualifying for The Boston Major 2016 where WG.U placed 5-8th.

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

In early 2018, LGD Gaming announced that xNova would be joining the squad as position five, replacing Yao who intended to take a break from the competitive scene. The team found immediate success by qualifying for two DPC events consecutively.

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2019-08-25CA3rdA0PremierThe International 2019The International 2019PSG.LGD1 : 2$3,089,710
2019-05-12DA4thA0PremierMDL Disneyland® Paris MajorMDL Disneyland® Paris MajorPSG.LGD1 : 2$80,000
2019-01-27DA4thA0PremierThe Chongqing MajorThe Chongqing MajorPSG.LGD0 : 2$80,000
2018-08-25BA2ndA0PremierThe International 2018The International 2018PSG.LGD2 : 3$4,085,150
2018-06-10CA3rdA0PremierChina Dota2 SupermajorChina Dota2 SupermajorPSG.LGD1 : 2$150,000
2018-05-20AA1stA0PremierMDL Changsha MajorMDL Changsha MajorPSG.LGD3 : 0$400,000
2018-05-06AA1stA0PremierEPICENTER XLEPICENTER XLPSG.LGD3 : 1$500,000
2018-04-07BA2ndA0PremierDota 2 Asia Championships 2018Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018PSG.LGD2 : 3$135,000
2018-02-04BA2ndA1MajorStarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4PSG.LGD1 : 3$60,000
2016-12-10EC5 - 8thA0PremierThe Boston Major 2016The Boston Major 2016WarriorsGaming.Unity1 : 2$125,000
Complete list of results in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2018[edit]

2017[edit]

References[edit]