Sylar Jiajun Liu

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Jiajun 'Sylar' Liu is a professional gamer that hails from China. In the esports Dota 2 scene, he is known by his nickname Sylar, who played the carry role for EHOME with Dota 2 characters like Lone Druid, Morphling and Anti Mage.

keyboard tissue

Sylar is known to have an odd habit of placing tissue paper on the mouse buttons and on the keyboard. Unusual as it may sound, it could turn out to be just hygiene practice or perhaps his way of protecting his identity so as not to leave any fingerprints… 

Where it all began:

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Liu’s developed an interest in video games through his cousin. Since they used to live together as kids, he would watch his relative play games on his pc. Eventually he was encouraged to try the video game with his cousin. By 2010, Sylar was playing Ral Three and DotA.   

The Team:

EHOME dota 2 team

The current Dota squad Sylar is competing for is EHOME. A unit that was established in 2004, became one of the strongest and oldest groups in the Chinese Dota scene. The club was considered a foreign team since it was not a part of the Association of China esports, in fact they did not get the same support as in other countries.

Competition Participation:

Jiajun has participated in the premier matches The Boston Major and at the Summit 6, where EHOME lost to NP in both events. Liu has also attended other competitions like the Major matches, G-League 2016 and Dota 2 Professional League Season 1 with Vici Gaming. Sylar together with several teams has beaten LGD Gaming, VG.J, IG Vitality, EHOME, Invictus Gaming and Fnatic.

g league

In his Dota career so far Sylar has not won a first in TI yet so hopefully this is not the end of his esports profession.


The greatest accomplishment for Jiajun was at The International 5 playing for LGD Gaming. They finished third place defeated by Evil Genuises, taking home a jaw-dropping prize of $2.2 million.  

The second biggest reward for Sylar was with Vici Gaming, where they lost to the TI4 champions Newbee. VG finished a close second place scooping a prize of an astonishing $1.4 million. 

Tournament Placing

20 Nov 2016The Summit 67th-8th$2,500.00Dota 2
13 Nov 2016Northern Arena BEAT Invitational3rd$12,000.00Dota 2
8 Oct 2016Shanghai Dota 2 Open #23rd$8,989.80Dota 2
10 Jul 2016Dota2 Professional League Season 111th$5,000.00Dota 2
6 Mar 2016The Shanghai Major 20169th-12th$45,000.00Dota 2
31 Jan 2016MarsTV Dota 2 League Winter 20154th$22,183.00Dota 2
17 Jan 2016SL i-League XIV Finals (Dota 2)3rd-4th$30,000.00Dota 2
2 Jan 2016Shangai Dota 2 Open 20164th$3,838.75Dota 2
27 Dec 2015Dota 2 Radiant and Dire Cup 20155th-6th$7,718.00Dota 2
20 Dec 2015World Cyber Arena 2015 (Dota 2)2nd$173,258.80Dota 2
21 Nov 2015The Frankfurt Major 20157th-8th$105,000.00Dota 2
18 Oct 2015MLG World Finals 2015 (Dota 2)7th-8th$5,699.00Dota 2
8 Aug 2015The International 20153rd$2,211,553.56Dota 2
5 Jul 2015WCA 2015 Chinese Qualifiers (Dota 2)1st$48,336.00Dota 2
1 Jul 2015G-League 2015 (Dota 2)1st$32,246.00Dota 2
14 Jun 2015ECL 2015 Spring (Dota 2)3rd$3,220.38Dota 2
7 Jun 2015MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring5th-8th$12,100.50Dota 2
23 May 2015i-league Season 3 (Dota 2)1st$210,125.60Dota 2
21 May 2015MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 - Chinese League1st$32,290.17Dota 2
17 May 2015The Summit 34th$27,169.00Dota 2
19 Apr 2015VPGame Pro League2nd$6,455.60Dota 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 2014WCA 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 20142nd$1,475,699.00Dota 2
29 Jun 2014ESL One Frankfurt5th-8th$10,545.00Dota 2
25 Jun 2014V Games Tournament Season 25th-8th$320.84Dota 2
24 Jun 2014WVW3rd-4th$401.63Dota 2
24 Jun 2014WVW NESC4th$401.18Dota 2
8 Jun 2014The Summit 13rd$15,354.00Dota 2
2 Jun 2014WPC 20145th-8th$3,209.80Dota 2
25 May 2014MarsTV Dota 2 League3rd-4th$1,603.49Dota 2
8 Mar 2014Sina Cup Supernova Season 32nd$3,266.03Dota 2
24 Feb 2014Netolic Pro League #5 East3rd$819.93Dota 2
10 Jan 2014HyperX D2L Season 43rd$7,500.00Dota 2
8 Dec 2013RaidCall EMS One Fall 2013 (Dota 2)1st$12,000.00Dota 2
4 Dec 2013Sina Cup Supernova Season 21st$8,208.19Dota 2
14 Jul 2013Redbull ECL1st$16,289.03Dota 2
9 Jul 2013Alienware Cup 2013 Season 12nd$12,000.00Dota 2
6 Jul 2013Dota 2 Super League3rd$19,566.60Dota 2
26 May 2013G-1 Champions League Season 52nd$13,046.88Dota 2
9 Mar 2013G-League 2012 Season 2 (Dota 2)3rd-4th$1,609.14Dota 2
23 Dec 2012The Asia 20121st$15,000.00Dota 2
2 Dec 2012WCG 2012 (DotA: Allstars)2nd$5,000.00
18 Nov 2012G-1 Champions League Season 41st$28,845.69Dota 2
14 Sep 2012ACE Dota Pro-league 2012 Season 12nd$7,914.77
2 Sep 2012The International 20123rd$150,000.00Dota 2
11 Aug 2012G-League 2012 Season 1 (DotA)3rd-4th$1,572.23
13 Jan 2012WGT 2012 Global Final (DotA)3rd$1,585.62
8 Jan 2012G-League 2011 Season 3 (DotA)2nd$7,925.81
31 Dec 2011ECL 2011 Finals (DotA)3rd$1,588.74
13 Nov 2011World DotA Championship 20115th-8th$788.32
15 Oct 2011G-League 2011 Season 2 (DotA)2nd$1,567.64
9 Aug 2011CPL Invitational 2011 (DotA)2nd$2,332.13