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[e][h] Zhou
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Chen Yao
June 14, 1990 (1990-06-14) (age 31)
Signature Hero:
Morphling Necrophos Lone Druid
Approx. Total Earnings:
201?-??-?? — 2011-01-14
2011-01-14 — 2011-08-02
2011-08-02 — 2011-11-23
2011-11-23 — 2013-09-02
2013-09-04 — 2014-02-10
2014-08-23 — Present

Chen "Zhou" Yao is a Chinese semi-active professional Dota 2 player who plays for Old Boys.


A former member of team Catastrophic Cruel Memory, Zhou was picked up by Invictus Gaming in August 2011 as the latter organisation purchased CCM.[1] He attended The International 2011 along with SanSheng, xiao8, DDC and Ferrari 430, where he placed fifth/sixth and shared a $35,000 prize with his teammates. A year later, Invictus Gaming was invited in The International 2012 as well, with Zhou leading a roster comprised of Ferrari_430, ChuaN, Faith and YYF. They achieved a nearly flawless 13-1 record in the group stage and defeated Evil Geniuses in the playoffs first round, only to be sent into the loser's bracket by the reigning champion Natus Vincere. They nonetheless made it to the grand finals at the expense of EHOME, Team DK and LGD Gaming, and ultimately defeated Natus Vincere in order to secure the $1,000,000 champion's prize.

After a not as impressive performance at the next International, The International 2013, Zhou was removed from iG's roster.[2] A few days later he was announced as new carry player for TongFu.[3]

On February 10th, 2014 Zhou announced his retirement.[4]


2014-09-28BA2ndA0Tier 1i-League Season 1i-League Season 1Old Boys0 : 3$62,331
2013-12-22EA5 - 6thA0Tier 12013 WPC ACE Dota 2 LeagueWorld e-Sports Professional Classic2013 WPC ACE Dota 2 LeagueTongFu0 : 3$3,307
2013-11-10CA3rdA0Tier 1National Electronic Sports Tournament 2013National Electronic Sports TournamentNational Electronic Sports Tournament 2013TongFu2 : 1$8,219
2013-08-10EA5 - 6thA0Tier 1The International 2013The InternationalThe International 2013Invictus Gaming1 : 2$114,975
2013-07-08CA3rdA0Tier 1Alienware Cup 2013 - Season 1Alienware Cup 2013 - Season 1Invictus Gaming1 : 3$7,000
2013-03-09AA1stA0Tier 1G-League Season 2G-LeagueG-League Season 2Invictus Gaming3 : 1$32,209
2012-12-02AA1stA0Tier 1World Cyber Games 2012World Cyber GamesWorld Cyber Games 2012Invictus Gaming2 : 0$20,000
2012-11-18DA4thA0Tier 1G-1 Champions League Season 4G-1 Champions LeagueG-1 Champions League Season 4Invictus Gaming1 : 2$6,427
2012-09-02AA1stA0Tier 1The International 2012The InternationalThe International 2012Invictus Gaming3 : 1$1,000,000
2011-08-20EA5 - 6thA0Tier 1The International 2011The InternationalThe International 2011Invictus Gaming0 : 1$35,000
Complete list of results in any tournament




  1. "Catastrophic Cruel Memories is now Invictus Gaming". GosuGamers.net. August 2011.
  2. iG to remove Zhou
  3. "Tezzeret" (2013-09-04). "iG swaps Zhou for TongFu's Hao.". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-09-04.
  4. Chen "Zhou" Yao (2014-02-10). "Zhou retires".