Hongda 'Faith' Zeng

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Nickame:
Faith
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Total Earnings:
$1,646,565.73
Tournaments:
World Ranking:
18
Country Ranking:
8
Newbee Faith

Biography

Hongda ‘Faith’ Zeng is a 26-year-old pro gamer that hails from the province of Guangdong. He plays Dota 2 professionally competing for his current team, Newbee. He trains in the supportive role helping out his teammates with his signature dota characters, Ancient Apparition, Rubick and Shadow Shaman. 

 

Apart from playing dota 2, he appreciates his free time, taking a walk in the country to breathe in the country air and refresh his mind, coming up with new game plans. Aside from being a pro gamer, faith loves to travel to compete on the world stage, showing the esports scene his capabilities to be one of the top dota 2 players in China.

 

Where it all began:

Nearly every day after school, Zeng would be playing video games. Since the family only had one computer, whenever his older brother needed to use it, Faith would go to an Internet Café to practice Dota 2.

dota 2 esports game

Before becoming a professional player, faith played around 10 hours of dota on a daily basis. He would take the opportunity to practice when he had the time on his hands, he would also compete in some online esports tournaments. It was in 2012 that Zeng heard about the prestigious event, The International that offered a high reward of $1 million. Hongda was quite impressed at how professional the event was and the lively atmosphere, giving him more motivation that this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life, play Dota 2. 

 

The Team:

Newbee is a Chinese esports company based in Shanghai, that was established in 2014 just before The International 2014. The gaming association supports esports teams that professionally compete in Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Dota 2, to continue their gaming passion achieving success.

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Newbee created their Dota 2 esports team in February 2014. The roster has recently signed on the professional gamers, Moogy, Sccc, kpii, KaKa and Faith as captain of the team. The blue knights will work as a team to take their gaming skills to the next level.

 

Competition Participation:

The most recent dota 2 esports tournaments that Newbee Faith participated include the StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4, ESL One Genting 2018, H-Cup Season 9, DreamLeague Season 8, Perfect World Masters, ESL One Hamburg 2017 among many competitions.

ESL One Hamburg 2020

Newbee Faith has acquired the gaming experience going against top dota 2 esports teams like LGD, Team Liquid, Vici Gaming, Virtus.Pro, Secret, Planet Odd, NP, TNC where he improved on his mistakes and learnt new strategies in-game.

 

Winnings:

The highest earnings for dota 2 player, Faith and his team Newbee was when competing at the esports tournament, The International 2017. The dota squad dominated the upper brackets beating the likes of Evil Geniuses, Invictus and LGD.Forever Young. Reaching the finals, the dota 2 unit lost to Team Liquid finishing in second place, taking home a staggering prize of $ 3.9 million.

Another great accomplishment was at The International 2012, where faith played for Invictus Gaming at the time. On their way to the finals, IG beat the likes of Evil Geniuses in the Winners Round 1, defeating EHOME, Team DK and LGD Gaming in the Losers Rounds. Invictus defeated Navi in the grand finals with an unbeatable score of 3-1, to claim their second highest prize of a stunning $1 million.                    

Tournament Placing

DateTournamentRankPrizeGame
12 Aug 2017The International 20172nd$3,950,067.00Dota 2
9 Jul 2017Mars Dota 2 League 20173rd$31,250.00Dota 2
18 Jun 2017Galaxy Battles1st$69,000.00Dota 2
3 Jun 2017ZOTAC Cup Masters1st$50,000.00Dota 2
28 May 2017The Manila Masters2nd$50,000.00Dota 2
20 May 2017StarLadder i-League Invitational #23rd-4th$10,000.00Dota 2
30 Apr 2017The Kiev Major 20179th-16th$62,500.00Dota 2
16 Apr 2017Dota2 Professional League Season 3 - Top1st$32,681.25Dota 2
4 Apr 2017Dota 2 Asia Championships 20173rd$73,439.00Dota 2
8 Jan 2017ESL One Genting 20172nd$50,000.00Dota 2
31 Dec 2016Dota2 Professional League Season 2 - Top1st$238,000.00Dota 2
18 Dec 2016China Top 2016 (Dota 2)2nd$57,478.00Dota 2
10 Dec 2016The Boston Major 20169th-16th$62,500.00Dota 2
12 Nov 2016WCA 2016 Chinese Qualifier #3 (Dota 2)1st$29,178.80Dota 2
16 Oct 2016Nanyang Dota 2 Championships - Cruise Cup #12nd$11,875.20Dota 2
8 Oct 2016Shanghai Dota 2 Open #21st$29,966.00Dota 2
2 Oct 2016MarsTV Dota 2 League 2016 Autumn2nd$50,000.00Dota 2
25 Sep 2016WCA 2016 Chinese Qualifier #2 (Dota 2)2nd$14,989.00Dota 2
10 Jul 2016Dota2 Professional League Season 112th$5,000.00Dota 2
8 Jul 2016G-League 2016 (Dota 2)1st$37,369.75Dota 2
19 May 2016WCA 2016 Chinese Qualifier #1 (Dota 2)3rd$7,644.90Dota 2
8 Aug 2015The International 20159th-12th$221,155.36Dota 2
5 Jul 2015WCA 2015 Chinese Qualifiers (Dota 2)3rd$16,112.00Dota 2
21 Jun 2015ESL One Frankfurt 20153rd-4th$29,620.00Dota 2
14 Jun 2015ECL 2015 Spring (Dota 2)1st$20,932.47Dota 2
7 Jun 2015MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring5th-8th$12,100.50Dota 2
23 May 2015i-league Season 3 (Dota 2)5th-6th$14,709.23Dota 2
17 May 2015The Summit 35th-6th$9,509.00Dota 2
10 May 2015RBBG Dota 2 20152nd$20,234.00Dota 2
29 Apr 2015RBBG 2015 CN Qualifier1st$5,000.00Dota 2
26 Apr 2015SLTV StarSeries Season XII (Dota 2)2nd$30,000.00Dota 2
22 Mar 2015Major All Stars1st$46,962.45Dota 2
9 Feb 2015DAC 20159th-12th$45,863.00Dota 2
6 Jan 2015D2L Season 55th-6th$933.00Dota 2
6 Jan 2015i-League Season 21st$64,629.53Dota 2
30 Dec 2014ECL 2014 Autumn (Dota 2)3rd$1,610.90Dota 2
27 Dec 2014G-League 2014 (Dota 2)1st$32,702.00Dota 2
2 Nov 2014NEST 2014 (Dota 2)2nd$11,439.40Dota 2
5 Oct 2014World Cyber Arena 2014 (Dota 2)5th-6th$3,258.00Dota 2
7 Sep 2014WEC 2014 (Dota 2)5th-6th$3,257.06Dota 2
21 Jul 2014The International 20147th-8th$519,227.00Dota 2
29 Jun 2014ESL One Frankfurt1st$84,360.00Dota 2
25 Jun 2014V Games Tournament Season 23rd$1,604.20Dota 2
24 Jun 2014WVW1st$5,462.14Dota 2
24 Jun 2014WVW NESC1st$5,456.10Dota 2
23 Jun 2014GEST The Challenge June1st$7,000.00Dota 2
22 Jun 2014CDEC 20143rd$1,606.72Dota 2
15 Jun 2014ECL 2014 (Dota 2)3rd$1,610.37Dota 2
2 Jun 2014WPC 20141st$160,490.00Dota 2
25 May 2014MarsTV Dota 2 League5th-6th$801.74Dota 2
20 Apr 2014SLTV StarSeries Season IX (Dota 2)4th$15,160.96Dota 2
24 Feb 2014Netolic Pro League #5 East1st$8,199.33Dota 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 20135th-6th$114,976.00Dota 2
9 Jul 2013Alienware Cup 2013 Season 13rd$7,000.00Dota 2
6 Jul 2013Dota 2 Super League6th$3,261.10Dota 2
26 May 2013G-1 Champions League Season 55th-6th$1,630.86Dota 2
9 Mar 2013G-League 2012 Season 2 (Dota 2)1st$32,182.80Dota 2
2 Dec 2012WCG 2012 (Dota 2)1st$20,000.00Dota 2
18 Nov 2012G-1 Champions League Season 44th$6,410.15Dota 2
14 Sep 2012ACE Dota Pro-league 2012 Season 11st$31,659.09
2 Sep 2012The International 20121st$1,000,000.00Dota 2
11 Aug 2012G-League 2012 Season 1 (DotA)1st$31,444.56
8 Jan 2012G-League 2011 Season 3 (DotA)3rd-4th$1,585.16
31 Dec 2011ECL 2011 Finals (DotA)1st$7,943.70
4 Dec 2011SMM Grand National 20111st$17,593.81
13 Nov 2011World DotA Championship 20115th-8th$788.32
25 Sep 2011Wuxi Cup 2011 (DotA)5th-6th$313.09
9 Aug 2011CPL Invitational 2011 (DotA)3rd$1,554.75
15 Oct 2017StarLadder i-League Invitational #37th-8th$7,500.00Dota 2
29 Oct 2017ESL One Hamburg 20173rd-4th$90,000.00Dota 2
20 May 2017StarLadder i-League Invitational #2 (Dota 2)3rd-4th$10,000.00Dota 2
5 Nov 2017AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT League Season 63rd$35,000.00Dota 2
4 Nov 2017AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT League3rd$0.00Dota 2
12 Nov 2017Dota2 Professional League Season 4 (2017 S2) - Top2nd$22,591.20Dota 2
26 Nov 2017Perfect World Masters1st$150,000.00Dota 2
3 Dec 2017ROG DreamLeague Season 85th-6th$45,000.00Dota 2
28 Jan 2018ESL One Genting 20181st$160,000.00Dota 2
4 Feb 2018StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4 (Dota 2)3rd-4th$30,000.00Dota 2