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Player Information
Name:
龚建
Romanized Name:
Gong Jian
Birth:
February 6, 1990 (1990-02-06) (age 29)
Country:
Status:
Inactive
Team:
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Medusa Alchemist Phantom Lancer
Approx. Total Earnings:
$39,386
Links
History
Dota:
2009-??-?? — 2009-??-??
For The Dream
2009-??-?? — 2011-11-19
2011-11-19
Retired
Dota 2:
2013-03-01 — 2013-09-02
2013-09-09 — 2014-02-19
2014-02-23 — 2014-03-09
2014-03-09 — 2015-09-04
2015-09-04 — 2016-03-26
2016-03-26 — 2016-04-20
2018-11-15 — Present

Gong "ZSMJ" Jian is a DotA player from China, who is currently playing for Old Boys.

Biography[edit]

ZSMJ is a member of the first generation Chinese Dota players.

DotA[edit]

ZSMJ made a name for himself during the DotA era, as a member of team For The Dream, where he played a key role in his team's victory at SMM 2009.[1] Later that year, the team secured name sponsorships from sGty and LGD, rebranding as LGD.sGty, and went on to dominate the first half of 2010. Following a slump during the second half of the year, the roster led by ZSMJ started 2011 convincingly, with victories in StarsWar 6 and at G-League.[2]

On August 2, 2011, LGD's roster had four players (ch, 830, ChuaN and YYF) poached by new gaming team Invictus Gaming, therefore leaving ZSMJ alone in the team.[2] A week later, LGD unveiled its new line-up built and led by ZSMJ as it welcomed xiao8 and DDC (from Invictus Gaming), Yao (from Nirvana.cn), and DD (from TyLoo).[3]

ZSMJ announced his retirement from competitive DotA on November 19, 2011, stating that he hadn't been performing well during the last months and didn't wish to drag his team down any further, and that he missed the rivalry between 2010's top three (EHOME, Nirvana.cn, LGD).[4] In March 2012, he was reported to be considering to join EHOME, but complications arose due to a conflict of personal values, and the transfer was dropped.[5][6]

Dota 2[edit]

Even though he retired from competitive play, ZSMJ didn't rule out the possibility of switching to a Dota 2 career, and asked for a beta key to play his first games during the summer 2012.[7] In October 2012, he was rumored to be on the verge of returning to the competitive scene.[8] In early December, he confirmed that he would be making a Dota 2 team.[9]

After rumors of forming his team under LGD, ZSMJ eventually signed with Vici Gaming to lead their B-team. He was quickly promoted to their A-team, which had seen some success in G-League 2012 Season 2 and eventually lost due to a lack of experience. The addition of ZSMJ to the squad saw an improvement in results as ZSMJ led the team to finish 2nd in Netolic Pro League Season 2 and get off to a strong start in Dota 2 Super League.

HyperGloryTeam[edit]

Following several team shuffles including a short stint with Newbee, ZSMJ was announced to have joined Team HGT, also known as HyperGloryTeam in March 2014. It was here that he claimed his first Dota 2 title, the first season of WVW National Electronic Sports Classic. After this, HyperGloryTeam managed to qualify for premium-level tournaments such as WEC 2014 and i-League season 2, accumulating prize money along the way.

As 2015 approached, so did the Dota 2 Asia Championships. HyperGloryTeam qualified for them through the wild card, and finished 11th in the group stages, allowing them to play in the first round of the main event's lower bracket. After surprisingly defeating Natus Vincere in a best of 1 game, they were defeated 2-0 and eliminated from the tournament by Cloud9, finishing 7th-8th place and winning ~$115,335, ZSMJ's biggest winnings yet. Later on, HyperGloryTeam were invited to the Chinese qualifiers of The International 2015 but were eliminated in the group stages and thus eliminated from TI5 contention. Shortly after he left HGT on September 4th 2015.

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2015-12-27GA7 - 8thA1MajorDota 2 Radiant & Dire Cup 2015Dota 2 Radiant & Dire Cup 2015Team FanTuan0 : 1$7,741
2015-02-09GA7 - 8thA0PremierDota 2 Asia Championships 2015Dota 2 Asia ChampionshipsDota 2 Asia Championships 2015HyperGloryTeam0 : 2$122,301
2015-01-10BA2ndA0Premieri-League Season 2i-leaguei-League Season 2HyperGloryTeam0 : 3$25,844
2014-05-01AA1stA1MajorWVW National Electronic Sports Classic AprilWVW National Electronic Sports ClassicWVW National Electronic Sports Classic AprilHyperGloryTeam2 : 1$5,430
2014-01-19CA3 - 4thA0PremierG-League 2013G-LeagueG-League 2013TongFu0 : 2$1,653
2014-01-07CA3rdA0PremierRed Bull ECL 2013 Grand FinalseSports_Champions_LeagueRed Bull ECL 2013 Grand FinalsTongFu0 : 2$1,652
2014-01-01EA5 - 6thA0Premier2013 WPC ACE Dota 2 LeagueWorld e-Sports Professional Classic2013 WPC ACE Dota 2 LeagueTongFu0 : 3$3,304
2013-12-28BA2ndA1MajorFengyun Dota 2 TournamentFengyun Dota 2 TournamentTongFu0 : 3$2,471
2013-11-10CA3rdA0PremierNational Electronic Sports Tournament 2013National Electronic Sports TournamentNational Electronic Sports Tournament 2013TongFu2 : 1$8,207
2013-07-06GC7 - 10thA0PremierDota 2 Super LeagueDota 2 Super LeagueDota 2 Super LeagueVici Gaming2/-/2Grp S.$3,261
Complete list of results in any tournament

Interviews[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "[Tourney Overview] SMM DotA Grand Finals 2009". Sendi Mutiara Multimedia. 2009-11-29. Archived from the original on 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Only ZSMJ remains behind for LGD". GosuGamers.net. August 2, 2011.
  3. "Xiao8 and DDC move to LGD". GosuGamers.net. August 9, 2012.
  4. "ZSMJ bids goodbye to LG". GosuGamers.net. November 19, 2011.
  5. "Will ZSMJ make his comeback by joining EHOME?". Dota.sgamer.com. March 16, 2012. Google-translated version
  6. DC: "ZSMJ not joining EHOME". joinDOTA.com. March 24, 2012.
  7. "ShuiGuo interviews ZSMJ". GosuGamers.net. July 15, 2012.
  8. Ryze: "Update: ZSMJ is returning to the competitive scene.". RyzeDota@Twitter.com. October 23, 2012.
  9. "The legendary ZSMJ is back! " dotatalk.com. December 1, 2012.