Ning 'xiao8' Zhang

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Nickame:
xiao8
Team:
Game:
Total Earnings:
$1,824,534.96
Tournaments:
54
World Ranking:
16
Country Ranking:
6
newbee xiao8

Biography

Zhang ‘xiao8’ Ning is a talented Dota 2 cyber athlete playing for Newbee Boss. Ning is the captain of the squad with the intention of competing for fun. Zhang’s nickname originated from playing another online game called ‘Xiao Xiao’. In the registration process he found out that xiao 1 till 7 were all taken and he settled for the alias xiao8.

Xiao8

Xiao8 has the flexibility to play two roles, the offlaner and support for his team Newbee Boss, thanks to his past experience with LGD Gaming. Playing support can sometimes be challenging so xiao8 makes sure that he picks a support hero to get his unit out of trouble. 

Where it all began:

Ning began his gaming profession in 2010 with the squad called Dream with former players Yao, DD, LI and SJQ. Before Dota, Xiao8 used to play ‘Romance of Three Kingdoms’, the majority of pro players were all friends. Xiao met another player ZSMJ, who had given him the motivation and influence to switch to Dota 2.  

Romance of three kingdoms

The Team:

Newbee is a reputable esports company that was founded in 2014 based in China. The organisation has various squads that specialise in different video games like Dota 2, League of Legends, and Hearthstone. Xiao8 founded Newbee dota for the simple reason that he wanted to compete at the premier TI4.

newbee team2

As from January 2017, Xiao8 forms part of the Newbee boss roster. Apart from Ning, the lineup includes Ferrari_430, Axx, a top female dota 2 player, Chuan and Zei9, the owner of the Newbee organisation.

Competition Participation:

As a pro Dota 2 player, xiao8 has participated in quite a number of major and premier tournaments. At the i-League Season 3, Ning competed for LGD Gaming that beat Vici Gaming winning $213K and at The Summit 3 they finished in fourth place losing to EG walking away with $27K. AT TI5, LGD lost to Evil Genuises, where they took home a reward of a sensational $2.2 million.

TI5 LGD vs EG

At The Boston Major 2016 - Chinese qualifier, xiao8 was with the squad, LFY who beat Invictus Gaming, knocking them out of the qualifying stage. 

Winnings:

The greatest achievement for Xiao8 was with Newbee who beat Vici Gaming at The International 2014 for a jaw-dropping prize pool of $5 million. A motivating boost for Newbee was when they were awarded the Guinness World Record of winning the highest prize at The International 2014.  

Tournament Placing

Date Tournament Rank Prize Game
8 Oct 2016 Shanghai Dota 2 Open #2 4th $5,993.20 Dota 2
2 Oct 2016 MarsTV Dota 2 League 2016 Autumn 5th-6th $12,500.00 Dota 2
13 Aug 2016 The International 2016 9th-12th $311,557.00 Dota 2
10 Jul 2016 Dota2 Professional League Season 1 1st $14,000.00 Dota 2
10 Jul 2016 Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 2 3rd $25,152.00 Dota 2
12 Jun 2016 The Manila Major 2016 4th $255,000.00 Dota 2
17 Apr 2016 StarLadder i-League Invitational (Dota 2) 3rd $12,000.00 Dota 2
8 Aug 2015 The International 2015 3rd $2,211,553.56 Dota 2
5 Jul 2015 WCA 2015 Chinese Qualifiers (Dota 2) 1st $48,336.00 Dota 2
1 Jul 2015 G-League 2015 (Dota 2) 1st $32,246.00 Dota 2
14 Jun 2015 ECL 2015 Spring (Dota 2) 3rd $3,220.38 Dota 2
7 Jun 2015 MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring 5th-8th $12,100.50 Dota 2
23 May 2015 i-league Season 3 (Dota 2) 1st $210,125.60 Dota 2
21 May 2015 MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 - Chinese League 1st $32,290.17 Dota 2
17 May 2015 The Summit 3 4th $27,169.00 Dota 2
19 Apr 2015 VPGame Pro League 2nd $6,455.60 Dota 2
9 Feb 2015 DAC 2015 4th $214,026.00 Dota 2
6 Jan 2015 i-League Season 2 5th-6th $4,524.13 Dota 2
28 Sep 2014 i-League Season 1 2nd $60,200.00 Dota 2
21 Jul 2014 The International 2014 1st $5,028,308.00 Dota 2
25 Jun 2014 V Games Tournament Season 2 2nd $3,208.40 Dota 2
24 Jun 2014 WVW 2nd $1,285.21 Dota 2
24 Jun 2014 WVW NESC 2nd $1,283.79 Dota 2
23 Jun 2014 GEST The Challenge June 3rd $1,000.00 Dota 2
22 Jun 2014 CDEC 2014 2nd $4,820.17 Dota 2
15 Jun 2014 ECL 2014 (Dota 2) 2nd $3,220.74 Dota 2
2 Jun 2014 WPC 2014 3rd $16,049.00 Dota 2
25 May 2014 MarsTV Dota 2 League 1st $16,034.89 Dota 2
19 Jan 2014 G-League 2013 Season 1 (Dota 2) 3rd-4th $1,653.52 Dota 2
10 Jan 2014 HyperX D2L Season 4 1st $25,000.00 Dota 2
4 Dec 2013 Sina Cup Supernova Season 2 2nd $1,641.64 Dota 2
10 Nov 2013 NEST 2013 (Dota 2) 1st $16,424.54 Dota 2
16 Sep 2013 Sina Cup Supernova 3rd $490.20 Dota 2
14 Jul 2013 Redbull ECL 1st $16,289.03 Dota 2
9 Jul 2013 Alienware Cup 2013 Season 1 2nd $12,000.00 Dota 2
6 Jul 2013 Dota 2 Super League 3rd $19,566.60 Dota 2
26 May 2013 G-1 Champions League Season 5 2nd $13,046.88 Dota 2
9 Mar 2013 G-League 2012 Season 2 (Dota 2) 3rd-4th $1,609.14 Dota 2
23 Dec 2012 The Asia 2012 1st $15,000.00 Dota 2
18 Nov 2012 G-1 Champions League Season 4 1st $28,845.69 Dota 2
14 Sep 2012 ACE Dota Pro-league 2012 Season 1 2nd $7,914.77
2 Sep 2012 The International 2012 3rd $150,000.00 Dota 2
11 Aug 2012 G-League 2012 Season 1 (DotA) 3rd-4th $1,572.23
13 Jan 2012 WGT 2012 Global Final (DotA) 3rd $1,585.62
8 Jan 2012 G-League 2011 Season 3 (DotA) 2nd $7,925.81
31 Dec 2011 ECL 2011 Finals (DotA) 3rd $1,588.74
15 Oct 2011 G-League 2011 Season 2 (DotA) 2nd $1,567.64
21 Aug 2011 The International 2011 5th-6th $35,000.00 Dota 2
9 Aug 2011 CPL Invitational 2011 (DotA) 1st $7,773.75
3 Jul 2011 ECL 2011 Season 2 (DotA) 1st $2,320.01
27 Mar 2011 i-City's Pro DotA Championship 2011 1st $4,954.58
31 Dec 2016 Dota2 Professional League Season 2 - Top 5th $49,000.00 Dota 2
10 Dec 2016 The Boston Major 2016 5th-8th $125,000.00 Dota 2
12 Nov 2016 WCA 2016 Chinese Qualifier #3 (Dota 2) 7th-8th $1,458.94 Dota 2