Liquipedia Dota 2 needs more help, are you able to? You just have to register an account and then log in to edit our pages. If you have any questions you can join the #dota2 channel on Discord.


From Liquipedia Dota 2 Wiki
This article is a player stub. You can help Liquipedia by expanding it.
[e][h]Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up xNova
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Yap Jian Wei
October 1, 1997 (age 24)
Years Active (Player):
2015 - Present
Current Role:
Alternate IDs:
Approx. Total Winnings:
Signature Hero:
Disruptor Witch Doctor Bane
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 — 2020-09-16
2020-09-16 — 2021-07-31
2021-07-31 — 2021-08-01
EHOME (Inactive)
2021-11-11 — Present
Upcoming Matches
No Upcoming Matches

Upcoming Tournaments
No upcoming tournaments

Yap "xNova" Jian Wei is a Malaysian professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for Royal Never Give Up.


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.


2020-05-31AA1stA1Tier 2China Dota2 Professional League Season 2China Dota2 Professional LeagueChina Dota2 Professional LeagueChina Dota2 Professional League Season 2PSG.LGDPSG.LGDPSG.LGD3 : 1Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming$116,991
2020-03-29AA1stA1Tier 2China Dota2 Professional League Season 1China Dota2 Professional LeagueChina Dota2 Professional LeagueChina Dota2 Professional League Season 1PSG.LGDPSG.LGDPSG.LGD3 : 2Vici GamingVici Gaming$113,269
2019-08-25CA3rdA0Tier 1The International 2019The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2019PSG.LGDPSG.LGDPSG.LGD1 : 2Team LiquidTeam Liquid$3,089,706
2019-01-27DA4thA0Tier 1The Chongqing MajorChongqing MajorChongqing MajorThe Chongqing MajorPSG.LGDPSG.LGDPSG.LGD0 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$80,000
2018-08-25BA2ndA0Tier 1The International 2018The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2018PSG.LGDPSG.LGDPSG.LGD2 : 3OGOG$4,085,148
2018-06-10CA3rdA0Tier 1China Dota2 SupermajorSupermajorSupermajorChina Dota2 SupermajorPSG.LGDPSG.LGDPSG.LGD1 :$150,000
2018-05-20AA1stA0Tier 1MDL Changsha MajorMars Dota 2 LeagueMars Dota 2 LeagueMDL Changsha MajorPSG.LGDPSG.LGDPSG.LGD3 : 0VGJ.StormVGJ.Storm$400,000
2018-04-07BA2ndA0Tier 1Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018Dota 2 Asia ChampionshipsDota 2 Asia ChampionshipsDota 2 Asia Championships 2018PSG.LGDLGD GamingLGD Gaming2 : 3MineskiMineski$135,000
2016-12-09EC5 - 8thA0Tier 1The Boston Major 2016Dota Major ChampionshipsDota Major ChampionshipsThe Boston Major 2016WarriorsGaming.UnityWarriorsGaming.UnityWarriorsGaming.Unity1 : 2OGOG$125,000
Complete list of results in any tournament


Additional Content[edit]