Ti8 have finally end and new hero was born, congratulation to OG Team (Europe) as the champion and Team PSG.LGD (China) on the second place.
Anyway, while audience keep their focus merely on team itself, it’s necessary to mention a player from PSG.LGD–“xNova“, who is actually a professional Dota 2 player from Malaysian.
“xNova”(Yap Jian Wei) is a Dota 2 player from Malaysia, 20 years-old. PSG.LGD, placed second at the event, earning themselves more than US$4.1 million (RM16.8 million). While “xNova” himself have earned a total US$1.1 million (RM4.5 million)
Yap, a professional gamer since 2013, is the only Malaysian in the China-based team. And now he is a millionaire with his 5 years of hard work to train himself be a professional Dota 2 player.
Where does the name ‘xNova’ come from?
‘Nova’ is a science term related to stars. I believe it means explosion of a star. The ‘x’ was added before it because it sounds kind of cool!—-An interview with xNova
“xNova” super in support role and main focus in safe lane defense. His favorite heroes of all time are Silencer, Enchantress and Vengeful Spirit.
“xNova” first entered the local DotA 2 scene by joining Lowyat E-Sport. Later in 2013, he joined “Nara Stacks” as a mid player and he made transition from mid to a support role in Who2Bet Team in 2015.
In 2016, xNova joined Mineski-X and set aim to qualify to the The Manila Major 2016 and The International 2016. He joined WarriorsGaming.Unity after eliminated in the Main Qualifiers.
In early 2018, xNova joins LGD Gaming at the beginning of the year. The team found immediate success with the new line up by qualifying to two DPC events consecutively.
At present, xNova is ranked #56 in highest overall earnings, and #1 in highest earnings for players from Malaysia.