Daryl Pei Xiang ‘iceiceice’ Koh is a professional Dota 2 player from Singapore who plays for Team Faceless. The 26-year-old is very focused and dedicated playing the offlane position with the signature Dota characters Timbersaw, Tidehunter and Clockwerk.
Iceiceice loves to eat all kinds of food in fact it is safe to say he is on the see food diet. Outside of gaming, he likes to take a walk in the countryside for it gives him the space to be creative and think outside the box.
Where it all began:
Iceiceice started his passion for video games with Warcraft III. Realising the potential of a gaming career, Koh switched to Starcraft II in 2010 after its release, becoming successful in both Blizzard SEA invitational and Taiwan StarCraft II.
He gave up Starcraft 2 for the lack of faith in the Asian Starcraft scene to attend his compulsory military service. In August 2011, iceiceice started competing in Dota 2 with Scythe Gaming attending his first esports tournament, The International 2011. Since then on he played with other teams like MYM, Zenith, Team DK, Vici Gaming and EHOME.
In 2011, Daryl used to play competitively in DotA, Starcraft, League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth simultaneously.
Team Faceless Dota 2 roster was established since iceiceice returned to Singapore with the intention to start a new team just before the ROG MASTERS qualifying matches.
Team Faceless follow a schedule of scrimming against Dota squads from 2pm until 9pm. After training, the unit analyses the matches, pin pointing the errors and what they could do to arrange the mistakes. The goal of Faceless is to continue to be the best esports team in the world so that the company can grow and continue funding the squad.
Daryl and Team Faceless participated in esports tournaments like Dota Pit League Season 5, losing to OG, ranking third. They also took part in The Summit 6 and The Boston Major 2016, competing against Digital Chaos to whom they lost in both esports matches.
His biggest achievements so far has been at The International 2015 competing for Vici Gaming where they lost to LGD, finishing in fourth place. They walked out of the tournament winners scooping a prize pool of over $1 million.
The rewarding accomplishment was at TI6 while playing for EHOME resulting in a loss against DC, they ranked fifth claiming a jaw dropping prize of $934K.