Zhi 'KaKa' Hu

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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.  

Defense of the Ancients game

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.  


The Team:

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. 

newbee dota 2 roster

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.


Competition Participation:

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.

perfect world masters dota 2 tournament

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.

Tournament Placing

28 Jan 2018ESL One Genting 20181st$160,000.00Dota 2
3 Dec 2017ROG DreamLeague Season 85th-6th$45,000.00Dota 2
26 Nov 2017Perfect World Masters1st$150,000.00Dota 2
12 Nov 2017Dota2 Professional League Season 4 (2017 S2) - Top2nd$22,591.20Dota 2
5 Nov 2017AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT League Season 63rd$35,000.00Dota 2
29 Oct 2017ESL One Hamburg 20173rd-4th$90,000.00Dota 2
15 Oct 2017StarLadder i-League Invitational #37th-8th$7,500.00Dota 2
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 #2 (Dota 2)3rd-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
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 2016EPICENTER 2016 - Dota 2 Finals2nd$100,000.00Dota 2
6 Mar 2016The Shanghai Major 20169th-12th$45,000.00Dota 2
31 Jan 2016MarsTV Dota 2 League Winter 20151st$124,823.00Dota 2
2 Jan 2016Shangai Dota 2 Open 20161st$30,710.00Dota 2
27 Dec 2015Dota 2 Radiant and Dire Cup 20151st$61,743.00Dota 2
13 Dec 2015The Summit 45th-6th$4,020.00Dota 2
21 Nov 2015The Frankfurt Major 20154th$255,000.00Dota 2
1 Nov 2015Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 13rd$26,422.00Dota 2
5 Jul 2015WCA 2015 Chinese Qualifiers (Dota 2)4th$3,222.40Dota 2
1 Jul 2015G-League 2015 (Dota 2)3rd-4th$1,612.30Dota 2
21 May 2015MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 - Chinese League5th-6th$4,036.27Dota 2
9 Feb 2015DAC 20157th-8th$122,301.00Dota 2
6 Jan 2015i-League Season 22nd$25,851.78Dota 2
7 Sep 2014WEC 2014 (Dota 2)7th-8th$3,257.06Dota 2
25 Jun 2014V Games Tournament Season 25th-8th$320.84Dota 2
24 Jun 2014WVW5th-8th$160.65Dota 2
24 Jun 2014WVW NESC5th-8th$160.47Dota 2
4 Feb 2018StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4 (Dota 2)3rd-4th$30,000.00Dota 2
25 Feb 2018ESL One Katowice 2018 (Dota 2)7th-8th$20,000.00Dota 2
11 Mar 2018The Bucharest Major 20183rd-4th$90,000.00Dota 2
25 Mar 2018DreamLeague Season 94th$30,000.00Dota 2
4 Apr 2017DAC 20173rd$73,439.00Dota 2
7 Apr 2018DAC 20189th-12th$15,000.00Dota 2