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820
DotA Player 820.jpg
Personal Information
Full Name Zou Yitian
Alternate IDs Style
Status Retired
Date of birth April 13, 1990 (1990-04-13) (age 24)
Hometown Flag China.png Shanghai
Country of origin Flag China.png China
Major Roles Carry, Support
Signature Heroes Vengeful Spirit Witch Doctor
Professional Career
2006–2007 Flag China.png GL
2008 Flag China.png CaNt
2008–2011 Flag China.png EHOME
Teams Managed
2011– Flag China.png WE
Zou Yitian
Traditional Chinese 鄒倚天
Simplified Chinese 邹倚天

Zou Yitian, better known as 820, is a retired Chinese professional Defense of the Ancients player famed for playing in EHOME from 2008 to 2011.

Contents

[edit] Gaming career

[1]

[edit] GL

820 joined GL in November 2006, already having considerable recognition within China's own professional circuit. and participated in China's first offline DotA competition - the CPL offline finals.[2] However, an arrogant 820 paid the price in a loss to university team HUST. In 2007, Snoy and Tossgirl joined GL, defeating INFT and represented China during the 2007 ACG in Singapore. GL took their first international title at ACG 2007, which was also the first for a Chinese team.[3]

[edit] CaNt

In 2008, 820 began his professional career with a full sponsorship in Shanghai's local clan CaNt as captain,[4] while his former teammates Snoy and dclxjdc went to EHOME. During the 6 months stay with CaNt, he garnered the team a CIG first place.

[edit] EHOME

[edit] 2008

After ACG 2008, 2009 and LongDD left EHOME, making space for 820 join EHOME.[5] Due to adaptation to its players playstyles, EHOME lost their opening match at MGC 2008 to LongDD's CaNt and were eliminated by Fnatic in the Loser's bracket.[6] EHOME participated in SMM 2008 and earned the championship and officially started an era of Chinese DotA domination.[7] After the glory of SMM and their achievements, EHOME returned to China and began a merciless wipeout of all the Chinese top teams they faced in the following month or two, winning several titles including WGT and GOA 2.

[edit] 2009

In March 2009, EHOME's roster change costed them at the G-League and continued their poor form in ACG. However, after an initial slump, EHOME participated in the offline finals of the Chinese World Cyber Games, and their near-perfect performance at WCG easily clinched them the gold.[8] 820 was struck with a high fever, but insisted participating in the EOG to their victorious end. However, a fatal strategical mistake cost them the 2009 SMM.[9]

[edit] 2010

Another roster change ensued in early 2010, with DGC and GK leaving the team[10]. Both players were replaced by CityHunter's Burning and FTD's KingJ[11]. Due to the nature of these players, 820 switched to the support role. With Burning and KingJ, the team won the Unicom cup[12]. EHOME managed to get a slot in the Chinese Electronic Sports World Cup qualifiers, where they surprised everyone by triumphing over the seemingly unbeatable LGD, earning themselves a ticket to the offline finals hosted in Paris.[13] At France, EHOME won all of their games with ease, delivering the biggest tournament stomp of the year.[14][15][16][17] 820 gained notoriety due to his supportive play and "lightning" reflexes. After ESWC, EHOME won Intel Extreme Masters[18] and the National eSports Open[19], cementing their status as the best team in the world. They went to the Electronic Sports Thailand Cup as favourites, but surprisingly lost against Nirvana.MY in the finals[20][21] . EHOME recovered by earning gold medals in both the Road of the King tournament[22] and TopGamer DotA event[23]. In the World DotA Championship (WDC) 2010, Ukrainian team DTS defeated them using an unconventional strategy, relying heavily on fast pushes and ganks[24]. This loss ultimately lead to EHOME's departure from WDC in the group stages on the basis of a time-rule, even though they won the rest of their matches in group-stage. At SMM EHOME managed to comeback after a slow start, and eventually ended up defeating LGD in the tournament finals[25]. 820 would later refer to SMM as a hard event where they had "Lady Luck on their side"[26]. EHOME had one of the most dominating years in the DotA scene, winning seven championships including two of the three major LAN's(those being ESWC, WDC and SMM) and a second placing the Electronic Sports Thailand Cup.

[edit] 2011

After an initial win in WGT 2011,[27] EHOME suffered from a roster change[28] due to DK's ruthless poaching.[29] They subsequently slumped in tournaments after an initial second placing in DMT.[30] A revival was expected after a surprising second place in StarsWars 6,[31] but they changed it's roster again, replacing LongDD with Crystal. Following that, Valve announced "The International", the first Dota 2 competition, and EHOME got invited to the event.[32] EHOME had a very strong run at The International reaching the loser's brackets finals, beating teams such as MeetYourMakers and Scythe, before eventually losing to Natus Vincere in the Grand Finals.[33] Shortly after The International, 820 announced his retirement from DotA.[34]

[edit] Managerial career

[edit] WE

Shortly after his retirement, 820 was appointed as a manager for WE.[35]

[edit] Trivia

In DotA 6.73, Icefrog named 820 as one of Vengeful Spirit's fun name.

[edit] Honours

[edit] GL

  • 1st Place Asian Cyber Games (2007)

[edit] CaNt

  • 1st Place CIG (2008)

[edit] EHOME

  • 1st Place SMM Grand National Dota Tournament (2008)
  • 2nd Place CEG (2008)
  • 3rd Place Dust-off International (2008)
  • 1st Place G-League Season 7 (2009)
  • 1st Place WCG China (2009)
  • 1st Place G-League Season 8 (2009)
  • 1st Place EOG (2009)
  • 3rd Place PCGL (2009)
  • 3rd Place SMM Grand National Dota Tournament (2009)
  • 1st Place TopGamer (2010)
  • 1st Place ESWC Chinese Qualifers (2010)
  • 1st Place Electronic Sports World Cup (2010)
  • 3rd Place WCG China (2010)
  • 1st Place Intel Extreme Masters (2010)
  • 1st Place National eSports Open (2010)
  • 2nd Place Electronic Sports Thailand Championship (2010)
  • 1st Place Road of the King (2010)
  • 1st Place SMM Grand National Dota Tournament (2010)
  • 1st Place World Gamemaster Tournament (2011)
  • 2nd Place DotA Masters Tournament (2011)
  • 2nd Place Starswar 6 (2011)
  • 2nd Place Dota 2 The International (2011)

[edit] Interviews

[edit] 2012

[edit] References

  1. "820: from nowhere man to stellar pro". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/15905-820-from-nowhere-man-to-stellar-pro. 
  2. "CPL 天机杯第一轮落幕 GL与NE携手出线". http://dota.uuu9.com/200611/28545.shtml. 
  3. "ACG 2007". http://www.ligagame.com/forum/index.php?topic=54592.0. 
  4. "【声明】关于357和820参加PD#11 CaNt战队作出郑重声明". http://dota.sgamer.com/200809/news-detail-15925.html. 
  5. "EHOME DotA Roster Changes". http://www.warcraftpk.com/EHOME-DotA-Roster-Changes.html. 
  6. "MGC 2008: Make Game Colorful 2008 DotA International Tournament". http://www.dota-utilities.com/2008/10/mgc-2008-make-game-colorful-2008-dota.html. 
  7. "EHOME wins SGNDT 2008!". http://www.mymym.com/en/news/15175.html. 
  8. "WCG2009中国区总决赛 Dota项目Ehome夺冠". http://wcg.pcgames.com.cn/news/0908/1558152.html. 
  9. "EHOME manager blogs about SMM". http://www.mymym.com/en/news/17310.html. 
  10. "GK joins the list". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/11081-gk-joins-the-list. 
  11. "EHOME to fill the gaps". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/11129-ehome-to-fill-the-gaps. 
  12. "EHOME opens with a bang". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/11298-ehome-opens-with-a-bang. 
  13. "EHOME secures ESWC Spot at Paris". http://www.mymym.com/news/18654.html. 
  14. "EHOME, the best DotA team in the world". http://www.mymym.com/en/article/1123.html. 
  15. "EHOME wins ESWC". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/12386-ehome-wins-. 
  16. "EHOME the Champion of ESWC 2010 Paris". http://www.dotaplanet.com/ehome-the-champion-of-eswc-2010-paris.htm. 
  17. "ESWC Grand Final". http://www.playdota.com/forums/263034/eswc-grand-final-ehome-vs-dts/. 
  18. "EHOME wins Intel Extreme Masters 2010". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/12661-ehome-wins-intel-extreme-masters-2010. 
  19. "National Electronic Sports Open 2010 finals". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/replays/35310. 
  20. "Nirvana.my ends EHOME's dominating streak". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/13343-nirvana-my-ends-ehome-s-dominating-streak. 
  21. "Nirvana.MY vs EHOME". http://www.playdota.com/forums/326351/estc-2010-grand-final-nirvana-my-vs-ehome/. 
  22. "EHOME is the King of the Road". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/13463-ehome-is-the-king-of-the-road. 
  23. "EHOME bags another gold". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/13405-ehome-bags-another-gold/100. 
  24. "DTS to unleash the Jungle onto EHOME". http://gosugamers.net/dota/news/13595-dts-to-unleash-the-jungle-onto-ehome. 
  25. "EHOME whips LGD in Damansaras Grand Final". http://gosugamers.net/dota/news/13877-ehome-whips-lgd-in-damansaras-grand-final. 
  26. "Interview with EHOME.820". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/13927-interview-with-ehome-820/100. 
  27. "EHOME Claims WGT Title". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news.php?id=14170. 
  28. "LongDD and Lanm To EHOME". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news.php?id=14484. 
  29. "DK高价挖角 BurNing与KingJ或将离开EHOME". http://game.163.com/11/0114/10/6QBQK7GF00314JR0.html. 
  30. "TyLoo the new DotA Masters". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/15282-tyloo-the-new-dota-masters. 
  31. "LGD nets the gold and 20,000 RMB in StarsWar 6". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/15897-lgd-nets-the-gold-and-20-000-rmb-in-starswar-6/50. 
  32. "The International - Dota 2 - Teams". http://www.dota2.com/tournaments/international/teams/. 
  33. "A Champion has been Crowned". http://blog.dota2.com/2011/08/a-champion-has-been-crowned/. 
  34. "820 announces his retirement from DotA". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/16786-820-announces-his-retirement-from-dota. 
  35. "Confirmed: 820 heading to Team World Elite". http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/16833-confirmed-820-heading-to-team-world-elite.