Zhang ‘Mu’ Pan is a retired Dota 2 player that hails from China. Mu was very talented and hot headed as a professional gamer, well-known for his high rewards and risky calculated moves in the mid lane.
Mu was a big help to several squads, being trustworthy and dependable that brought success in every team he joined. In Pan’s free time expressing his joy, he likes listening to music and for comical fun he would sing loudly.
Where it all began:
Pan’s competitive streak started in 2011 playing DotA with PanDarea until March 2012. He made the switch to Dota 2 joining Tongfu as their mid laner participating in his very first match, The International 2012: East Qualifiers for which they went through to compete in TI2. After winning Dota 2 Super League, with Mu’s help, Tongfu became one of the best teams in China.
After the Red Bull ECL 2013 Grand Finals match, Mu joined Newbee in time for the Starladder qualifiers and the next TI4.
The Chinese esports association, Newbee was founded by xiao8 in 2014 and owned by Wang ‘Zei9’ Yue. The organisation supports four teams that specialise in different games like Dota, Hearthstone and League of Legends.
In 2014, Newbee dota set a new Guinness World Record for winning The International 2014 for the highest prize of a jaw-dropping $5 million at the time.
Since the beginning of Zhang’s gaming career, he has participated in every TI since 2012. Mu and his team Newbee beat LGD Gaming in MarsTV Dota 2 League 2014, ranking in first place winning a prize pool of $16K.
Another squad Cloud 9 was beaten by Newbee in the World Cyber Arena 2014 finishing in the first place for a prize pool of $322K. Several other teams Newbee won include Vici Gaming, CDEC, Invictus Gaming, EHome and Wings Gaming.
The greatest win for Mu and Newbee Dota 2 was winning The International 2014 against Vici Gaming in the grand finals that won them a whopping $5 million.
After participating at The International 2016, Mu announced his retirement from competitive Dota 2, the game that brought him glory, joy and hope.