Zhihao 'Hao' Chen

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Nickame:
Hao
Team:
Game:
Total Earnings:
$1,761,647.03
Tournaments:
59
World Ranking:
17
Country Ranking:
7
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Biography

Zhihao ‘Hao’ Chen is a Chinese 26-year-old top Dota 2 player from Longmen, Guangdong.  In the world of esports, he is better known by his alias Hao who used to play the carry position for the Newbee team.

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The Chinese Dota community named him General Hao for he is the most aggressive in his game plays. In the country’s pop culture, walnuts are similar to the shape of a brain which is believed to calm your mind when you eat these type of nuts. As Hao was Newbee’s carry, in several games he had the impulse to dive in killing his opponents. Every time Chen played aggressively, the Dota community tell him to eat walnuts to calm down.  

Where it all began:

Hao began competing professionally with Tyloo in 2011, where his first match was TI1, where the squad ranked in the tenth place.

TI1

In Chen’s gaming career, he has joined several Dota 2 teams like Nirvana.cn, TyLoo, Pandarea, Tongfu, Invictus Gaming and Vici Gaming, acquiring the skills and abilities to be one of the top players. Hao was known to be very enthusiastic and intense while competing in LAN competitions.

The Team:

Newbee is a Chinese esports association that was founded in 2014. The company have various squads that specialise in different games like Hearthstone, League of Legends and Dota 2.

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When Newbee attended The International 2014, the Dota squad set a new Guinness World Record for winning the biggest prize in esports of an overwhelming $5 million at the time.

Competition Participation:

Competing with Team Newbee, he attended the World Cyber Arena 2014 beating Cloud 9 winning $322K and the Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 2, beating Wings Gaming, taking home a prize of $100K.

Nanyang championships

When Hao was with Vici Gaming, he took part in i-league Season 3 and beat Invictus Gaming at the StarLadder StarSeries Season 12 taking home a reward of $67K.

Winnings:

In the history of Hao’s gaming career, he has participated in every TI tournament that was organised. The greatest achievement in Chen’s professional career was with Newbee winning the TI4 against Vici Gaming becoming the Dota 2 Champions of 2014 taking home the prize of a spectacular $5 million.

After TI6, Hao announced on his social media that he was going to leave competitive Dota and possibly retire. 

Tournament Placing

Date Tournament Rank Prize Game
13 Aug 2016 The International 2016 9th-12th $311,557.00 Dota 2
10 Jul 2016 Dota2 Professional League Season 1 2nd $14,000.00 Dota 2
10 Jul 2016 Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 2 1st $100,609.00 Dota 2
3 Jul 2016 NEA Beijing 2016 (Dota 2) 2nd $37,590.00 Dota 2
12 Jun 2016 The Manila Major 2016 3rd $315,000.00 Dota 2
19 May 2016 WCA 2016 Chinese Qualifier #1 (Dota 2) 5th-8th $1,528.98 Dota 2
15 May 2016 EPICENTER 2nd $100,000.00 Dota 2
6 Mar 2016 The Shanghai Major 2016 9th-12th $45,000.00 Dota 2
31 Jan 2016 MarsTV Dota 2 League Winter 2015 5th-6th $13,864.00 Dota 2
2 Jan 2016 Shangai Dota 2 Open 2016 2nd $15,355.00 Dota 2
21 Nov 2015 The Frankfurt Major 2015 13th-16th $30,000.00 Dota 2
8 Aug 2015 The International 2015 4th $1,566,517.11 Dota 2
5 Jul 2015 WCA 2015 Chinese Qualifiers (Dota 2) 5th-8th $3,222.40 Dota 2
21 Jun 2015 ESL One Frankfurt 2015 5th-8th $14,810.00 Dota 2
7 Jun 2015 MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring 4th $19,360.80 Dota 2
23 May 2015 i-league Season 3 (Dota 2) 2nd $84,049.60 Dota 2
21 May 2015 MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 - Chinese League 1st $32,290.17 Dota 2
17 May 2015 The Summit 3 3rd $35,319.00 Dota 2
10 May 2015 D2CL Season 5 2nd $19,876.00 Dota 2
26 Apr 2015 SLTV StarSeries Season XII (Dota 2) 1st $67,500.00 Dota 2
19 Apr 2015 VPGame Pro League 1st $12,911.20 Dota 2
9 Feb 2015 DAC 2015 13th-16th $30,575.00 Dota 2
30 Dec 2014 ECL 2014 Autumn (Dota 2) 1st $16,109.00 Dota 2
7 Dec 2014 NESO 2014 (Dota 2) 1st $24,389.40 Dota 2
16 Nov 2014 IeSF 2014 World Championship (Dota 2) 1st $25,000.00 Dota 2
2 Nov 2014 NEST 2014 (Dota 2) 3rd-4th $4,902.60 Dota 2
5 Oct 2014 WCA 2014 (Dota 2) 1st $325,800.00 Dota 2
28 Sep 2014 i-League Season 1 5th-8th $7,700.00 Dota 2
7 Sep 2014 WEC 2014 (Dota 2) 4th $8,142.65 Dota 2
21 Jul 2014 The International 2014 1st $5,028,308.00 Dota 2
25 Jun 2014 V Games Tournament Season 2 2nd $3,208.40 Dota 2
24 Jun 2014 WVW 2nd $1,285.21 Dota 2
24 Jun 2014 WVW NESC 2nd $1,283.79 Dota 2
23 Jun 2014 GEST The Challenge June 3rd $1,000.00 Dota 2
22 Jun 2014 CDEC 2014 2nd $4,820.17 Dota 2
15 Jun 2014 ECL 2014 (Dota 2) 2nd $3,220.74 Dota 2
2 Jun 2014 WPC 2014 3rd $16,049.00 Dota 2
25 May 2014 MarsTV Dota 2 League 1st $16,034.89 Dota 2
19 Jan 2014 G-League 2013 Season 1 (Dota 2) 2nd $8,267.61 Dota 2
7 Jan 2014 Red Bull ECL 2013 (Dota 2) 1st $16,527.11 Dota 2
1 Jan 2014 WPC ACE Dota 2 League 2nd $49,570.39 Dota 2
28 Dec 2013 Fengyun Dota 2 Tournament 3rd $824.45 Dota 2
4 Dec 2013 Sina Cup Supernova Season 2 3rd $820.82 Dota 2
10 Nov 2013 NEST 2013 (Dota 2) 2nd $11,497.18 Dota 2
16 Sep 2013 Sina Cup Supernova 1st $2,941.23 Dota 2
11 Aug 2013 The International 2013 4th $201,208.00 Dota 2
9 Jul 2013 Alienware Cup 2013 Season 1 5th-6th $3,000.00 Dota 2
6 Jul 2013 Dota 2 Super League 1st $84,788.60 Dota 2
15 May 2013 AMD Premier League Season 1 1st $3,000.00 Dota 2
9 Mar 2013 G-League 2012 Season 2 (Dota 2) 3rd-4th $1,609.14 Dota 2
2 Dec 2012 WCG 2012 (DotA: Allstars) 1st $10,000.00
14 Sep 2012 ACE Dota Pro-league 2012 Season 1 3rd-4th $3,165.91
2 Sep 2012 The International 2012 7th-8th $25,000.00 Dota 2
13 Jan 2012 WGT 2012 Global Final (DotA) 2nd $3,171.23
31 Dec 2011 ECL 2011 Finals (DotA) 4th $794.37
13 Nov 2011 World DotA Championship 2011 2nd $4,729.92
9 Aug 2011 CPL Invitational 2011 (DotA) 3rd $1,554.75
30 Dec 2009 ADL 2009 1st $8,789.28
5 Oct 2014 World Cyber Arena 2014 (Dota 2) 1st $325,800.00 Dota 2
18 Jun 2017 Galaxy Battles 5th-6th $9,000.00 Dota 2
15 May 2016 EPICENTER 2016 - Dota 2 Finals 2nd $100,000.00 Dota 2