Jian Wei "xNova" Yap is a Malaysian professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for PSG.LGD.
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.
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.
|2020-03-29||1st||Major||China Dota2 Professional League Season 1||3 : 2||$112,738|
|2019-08-25||3rd||Premier||The International 2019||1 : 2||$3,089,706|
|2019-05-11||4th||Premier||MDL Disneyland® Paris Major||1 : 2||$80,000|
|2019-01-27||4th||Premier||The Chongqing Major||0 : 2||$80,000|
|2018-08-25||2nd||Premier||The International 2018||2 : 3||$4,085,148|
|2018-06-10||3rd||Premier||China Dota2 Supermajor||1 : 2||$150,000|
|2018-05-20||1st||Premier||MDL Changsha Major||3 : 0||$400,000|
|2018-05-06||1st||Premier||EPICENTER XL||3 : 1||$500,000|
|2018-04-07||2nd||Premier||Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018||2 : 3||$135,000|
|2016-12-09||5 - 8th||Premier||The Boston Major 2016||1 : 2||$125,000|
|Complete list of results in any tournament|
- 2018-08-19 | xNova at TI8: "VP have the same problem as us: struggling in the laning phase." by Jesper "Julmust" Bergeskans of cybersport.com at The International 2018
- 2018-08-22 | TI8 xNova Interview: “I wouldn’t say this meta is suitable for PSG.LGD” by Gopya of vpesports.com at The International 2018
- 2018-05-32 | xNova Interview before the Supermajor: “I Wouldn’t Say Losing in the Grand Finals of DAC 2018 was a Bad Thing for Us” by Gopya of vpesports.com
- 2018-05-07 | xNova EPICENTER post-finals interview: "Most of the Chinese teams need time to improve." by Jesper "Julmust" Bergeskans of cybersport.com at EPICENTER XL
- 2018-05-06 | PSG LGD's xNova interview after group stage at EPICENTER XL by TorteDeLini of cybersport.com at EPICENTER XL
- 2017-05-17 | Interview with xNova: " Winning against Wings Gaming has been the most unforgettable moment"L by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar of gosugames.net