Zhihao 'Hao' Chen

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Nickame:
Hao
Team:
Game:
Total Earnings:
$1,761,647.03
Tournaments:
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

DateTournamentRankPrizeGame
13 Aug 2016The International 20169th-12th$311,557.00Dota 2
10 Jul 2016Dota2 Professional League Season 12nd$14,000.00Dota 2
10 Jul 2016Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 21st$100,609.00Dota 2
3 Jul 2016NEA Beijing 2016 (Dota 2)2nd$37,590.00Dota 2
12 Jun 2016The Manila Major 20163rd$315,000.00Dota 2
19 May 2016WCA 2016 Chinese Qualifier #1 (Dota 2)5th-8th$1,528.98Dota 2
15 May 2016EPICENTER2nd$100,000.00Dota 2
6 Mar 2016The Shanghai Major 20169th-12th$45,000.00Dota 2
31 Jan 2016MarsTV Dota 2 League Winter 20155th-6th$13,864.00Dota 2
2 Jan 2016Shangai Dota 2 Open 20162nd$15,355.00Dota 2
21 Nov 2015The Frankfurt Major 201513th-16th$30,000.00Dota 2
8 Aug 2015The International 20154th$1,566,517.11Dota 2
5 Jul 2015WCA 2015 Chinese Qualifiers (Dota 2)5th-8th$3,222.40Dota 2
21 Jun 2015ESL One Frankfurt 20155th-8th$14,810.00Dota 2
7 Jun 2015MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring4th$19,360.80Dota 2
23 May 2015i-league Season 3 (Dota 2)2nd$84,049.60Dota 2
21 May 2015MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 - Chinese League1st$32,290.17Dota 2
17 May 2015The Summit 33rd$35,319.00Dota 2
10 May 2015D2CL Season 52nd$19,876.00Dota 2
26 Apr 2015SLTV StarSeries Season XII (Dota 2)1st$67,500.00Dota 2
19 Apr 2015VPGame Pro League1st$12,911.20Dota 2
9 Feb 2015DAC 201513th-16th$30,575.00Dota 2
30 Dec 2014ECL 2014 Autumn (Dota 2)1st$16,109.00Dota 2
7 Dec 2014NESO 2014 (Dota 2)1st$24,389.40Dota 2
16 Nov 2014IeSF 2014 World Championship (Dota 2)1st$25,000.00Dota 2
2 Nov 2014NEST 2014 (Dota 2)3rd-4th$4,902.60Dota 2
5 Oct 2014WCA 2014 (Dota 2)1st$325,800.00Dota 2
28 Sep 2014i-League Season 15th-8th$7,700.00Dota 2
7 Sep 2014WEC 2014 (Dota 2)4th$8,142.65Dota 2
21 Jul 2014The International 20141st$5,028,308.00Dota 2
25 Jun 2014V Games Tournament Season 22nd$3,208.40Dota 2
24 Jun 2014WVW2nd$1,285.21Dota 2
24 Jun 2014WVW NESC2nd$1,283.79Dota 2
23 Jun 2014GEST The Challenge June3rd$1,000.00Dota 2
22 Jun 2014CDEC 20142nd$4,820.17Dota 2
15 Jun 2014ECL 2014 (Dota 2)2nd$3,220.74Dota 2
2 Jun 2014WPC 20143rd$16,049.00Dota 2
25 May 2014MarsTV Dota 2 League1st$16,034.89Dota 2
19 Jan 2014G-League 2013 Season 1 (Dota 2)2nd$8,267.61Dota 2
7 Jan 2014Red Bull ECL 2013 (Dota 2)1st$16,527.11Dota 2
1 Jan 2014WPC ACE Dota 2 League2nd$49,570.39Dota 2
28 Dec 2013Fengyun Dota 2 Tournament3rd$824.45Dota 2
4 Dec 2013Sina Cup Supernova Season 23rd$820.82Dota 2
10 Nov 2013NEST 2013 (Dota 2)2nd$11,497.18Dota 2
16 Sep 2013Sina Cup Supernova1st$2,941.23Dota 2
11 Aug 2013The International 20134th$201,208.00Dota 2
9 Jul 2013Alienware Cup 2013 Season 15th-6th$3,000.00Dota 2
6 Jul 2013Dota 2 Super League1st$84,788.60Dota 2
15 May 2013AMD Premier League Season 11st$3,000.00Dota 2
9 Mar 2013G-League 2012 Season 2 (Dota 2)3rd-4th$1,609.14Dota 2
2 Dec 2012WCG 2012 (DotA: Allstars)1st$10,000.00
14 Sep 2012ACE Dota Pro-league 2012 Season 13rd-4th$3,165.91
2 Sep 2012The International 20127th-8th$25,000.00Dota 2
13 Jan 2012WGT 2012 Global Final (DotA)2nd$3,171.23
31 Dec 2011ECL 2011 Finals (DotA)4th$794.37
13 Nov 2011World DotA Championship 20112nd$4,729.92
9 Aug 2011CPL Invitational 2011 (DotA)3rd$1,554.75
30 Dec 2009ADL 20091st$8,789.28
5 Oct 2014World Cyber Arena 2014 (Dota 2)1st$325,800.00Dota 2
18 Jun 2017Galaxy Battles5th-6th$9,000.00Dota 2
15 May 2016EPICENTER 2016 - Dota 2 Finals2nd$100,000.00Dota 2