Liangzhi 'KaKa' Hu is a professional esports player that hails from the 'Porcelain town' in China, Jiangxi Jungde. He is highly regarded as one of the most talented top dota 2 player calling the shots for his current team, Newbee. He takes on the supportive role in-game helping his allies out of difficult situations, playing his best performances with signature dota 2 characters, Rubick, Earth Spirit and Io.
Where it all began:
Liangzhi liked the idea of competition, whether it was a card game or sports, he did his best to be a better player. Before pursuing a career in esports, KaKa was already a famous pub star in the Chinese dota 2 community, for he was the first player to reach 9K MMR that topped the gaming leaderboards.
Hu was about 20 years old when he decided to become a cyber athlete but his parents did not agree at first with his career choice for they had high expectations, achieving more academically. He still followed his dream and moved to Shanghai in 2014, joining his very first esports team, HyperGlory and then moved on to EHOME.
Newbee is a Chinese esports team that was established in February 2014, originally known as ‘Dream Team 2’. The gaming association supports squads that play Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Dota 2, with whom the Chinese top esports players continue their gaming passion to achieve success.
The Newbee gaming company created their Dota 2 team back in February 2014 and have since made a name in the esports scene. Continuing that reputation, the roster consists of top dota players, Moogy, Sccc, kpii, KaKa and Faith, taking their gaming skills to the next level.
Some of the recent esports tournaments that KaKa and his current team Newbee have 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 other competitions.
Newbee KaKa has gained the competitive experience facing some of the top dota 2 esports teams like LGD, Vici Gaming, Navi, VP, Secret, NP, Planet Odd, Evil Geniuses, TNC and Invictus Gaming. He has had the pleasure of competing against top-tier units so that he can improve his skills and learn from his mistakes.
The great accomplishment in KaKa's pro career so far was at The International 2017, representing Newbee. The dota squad dominated the upper brackets up to the finals meeting Liquid from the Loser brackets. The Blue Knights lost to Liquid with a score 0-3 in the grand finals, to finish in second place taking home a prize of a jaw-dropping $3.9 million.
The second great achievement was at The Manila Major 2016 where KaKa competed for Newbee. The premier event saw the top dota 2 esports team win against the likes of Digital Chaos and Fnatic. Reaching the lower bracket finals Newbee lost to Team Liquid with the score 1-2 to finish in third place, walking away with $315K.