|Manager(s):||Tang "71" Weny|
|Sponsor(s):|| VPGame |
- 1 History
- 2 Current Rosters
- 3 Achievements
- 4 References
History[edit | edit source]
Formation[edit | edit source]
EHOME E-sports club was formed in March 2004. In 2007, EHOME's DotA division was formed as they took HTML under their tag. EHOME was first known internationally in 2008 during the Asian Championship Games in Singapore, winning the championship with a star-studded roster comprising of legends 2009, Snoy, LongDD, GK, and DC.
Period of Instability[edit | edit source]
However, 2009 soon went inactive due to his studies and conflict with the management; LongDD departed shortly after. LongDD then joined CaNt, initiating a swap of players between the two teams. 820 and 357 were picked up from CaNt to fill the two empty spots on EHOME's roster.
Despite finally establishing a stable lineup, EHOME wasn't able to replicate their results. Constant disappointments led to DC's departure and Snoy's retirement. Subsequently, two players were signed, namely Dai and Ronaldo, who were relatively unknown at the time. However, both were well-known as players from another Chinese MOBA, and high expectations were placed onto them in DotA. Despite these new additions, EHOME continued to perform badly, and Ronaldo was soon out. At the same time, 7L disbanded and their support DGC joined EHOME.
Just as EHOME was starting to show improvement, DGC, who was criticized for being disjointed with the team, left. In addition, their captain GK, who was the last remaining member from 2008, decided to retire as well.
The Golden Era[edit | edit source]
KingJ and BurNIng, two of the biggest names in DotA at the time, eventually found their way into EHOME. They were heavily criticized as LGD, led by former member 2009, was performing extremely well. With ESWC Qualifiers coming up, EHOME decided to make a change; most notably, their captain and longtime carry 820 was switched to support. Being an underdog to qualify for the ESWC, EHOME surprisingly showed solid team play, defeating PIS's Shadow Fiend in a game against CityHunter with a comeback. Afterwards, they faced the highly favored LGD, pulling off a surprise win to qualify for ESWC.
At ESWC in Paris, EHOME showed an invincible aura, crushing any teams in their way as they went undefeated and won the ESWC. After ESWC, EHOME won several other competitions. During ESTC, EHOME reached the finals, but was unable to defeat Nirvana.my as Mushi's Puck took the limelight. They were then favored to win the first edition of the World DotA Championship. However, they were surprised by DTS in the group stage, with Artstyle choosing a push strategy to counter them. Despite winning the rest of their group stage games, EHOME missed out on qualifying for the next round due to time ratings, and this became one of the biggest upsets of the year. SMM 2010 was announced soon after. EHOME came out with a slow start, losing to Nirvana.cn in the group stage, but recovered in the second day, winning all their matches en route to becoming the champions. For the rest of 2010, the team consistently showed the same dominant form as they did at ESWC. EHOME completed their streak of 10 championships in a calendar year by winning 2011's World Gamemaster Tournament.
The Great Chinese Reshuffle[edit | edit source]
Just as EHOME was at its peak, the Great Chinese Reshuffle happened. Two of EHOME's core players, BurNIng and KingJ, switched over to DK. Despite EHOME calling up new pubstar PLT and ex-player LongDD, they were unable to recover from their loss, initially earning second place in DMT before getting eliminated in the early rounds of subsequent tournaments. During StarsWars 6, EHOME came back with a respectable performance to reach the finals, but was defeated horribly at the hands of LGD.
Resurgence and The International 2011[edit | edit source]
LongDD was replaced by Crystal (aka FCB) in preparation for The International. Odds were low for them at event, with most fans anticipating an early exit. However, EHOME shocked the DotA world with a stellar performance. They won most of their games in spectacular fashion and reached the finals, eventually losing 3-1 to Na`Vi to claim silver and a $250,000 share of the prize purse.
Decline[edit | edit source]
At the conclusion of the tournament, 820 retired and FCB left the team; their replacements, Fabregas (ARS) and Perfect Cat (PCT), failed to meet early expectations. Despite a second place finish at Electronic Sports World Cup 2011, EHOME only managed third at WCG Asian Championships 2011 where they were highly expected to win. The performances led to the disbandment of EHOME's DotA division, and EHOME had to forfeit all their matches in The Defense.
Reformation[edit | edit source]
The EHOME DotA team was reestablished in early 2012 with acquisitions of 357, KingJ, and Dai from Canis Lupus Campestris. They later welcomed back LaNm (formerly PLT) and PCT to finish the lineup. The newly formed EHOME retained 3 of the 5 players from the team that took 2nd place at The International, complementing them with an experienced veteran in KingJ, who was a member during the dominant run of 2010. To round out the five, they picked up an up-and-coming player in PCT. This roster enjoyed success in the first half of the year, winning JoinDOTA Masters VII in convincing fashion. The team participated the 2012 International, tying for 5th place.
Aftermath of The International 2012[edit | edit source]
In September 2012, PCT left the team.
EHOME Reborn[edit | edit source]
- March 8th: Following a disappointing performance at The Shanghai Major, EHOME's coach Tang "71" Wenyi announces that iceiceice and Fenrir from Vici Gaming have replaced Cty and KaKa. 
- May 9th - eLeVeN moves to sub. He decides to be inactive for a period of time for personal reasons. 
- June 12th: FaN is officially announced as the team's new carry player. 
- June 17th: FaN moves to sub for personal reasons. eLeVeN returns to the offlane position on the main roster and iceiceice takes on the carry role. 
- August 29th: iceiceice leaves the team.
- August 30th: The team is temporarily disbanded.
- September 7th: Sylar registers with the team for the fall season. 
- September 17th: Garder joins the team. 
- January 7th: EHOME was officially revived by legendary EHOME player and coach Tang "71" Wenyi, with Malaysian stars Mushi and Ohaiyo together with Inflame, DDC, and Zyf of LV Gaming.
- March 1st: After a disappointing performance at the Dota 2 Asia Championships, Mushi announced that him and Ohaiyo were returning to Malaysia to create a new EHOME team with Kecik Imba, kYxY, and JoHnNy.
- March 15th: EHOME acquires LaNm and rOtK to replace Mushi and Ohaiyo, who were previously transferred to the Malaysian division.
- May 1st: EHOME acquires Cty on loan from Team DK to replace inflame.
- May 10th: Inflame lent to Dream Gaming.
- August 25th: rOtK leaves to join LGD.
- August 26th: DDC leaves to join LGD.
- September 1st: The team registers for the majors, revealing that Zyf has left and KaKa, old chicken, and eLeVeN have joined.
Current Rosters[edit | edit source]
|Sylar||Liu Jiajun||1|| 2016-09-07|
|old chicken||Wang Zhiyong||2|| 2016-09-07|
|eLeVeN||Ren Yangwei||3|| 2016-09-07|
|LaNm||Zhang Zhicheng||4|| 2016-09-11|
Former Players[edit | edit source]
|ID||Name||Position||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|iceiceice||Daryl Koh Pei Xiang||1||2015-09-01||2016-08-29||Team Faceless|
|old chicken||Wang Zhiyong||2||2015-09-01||2016-08-30||EHOME|
|Fenrir||Lu Chao||5||2016-03-08||2016-08-30||Vici Gaming J|
|ID||Name||Position||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|Cty||Chen Tianyu||1||2015-05-01||2016-03-08||Vici Gaming|
|rOtK||Bai Fan||3||2015-03-15||2015-08-09||LGD Gaming|
|ddc||Liang Faming||5||2015-01-07||2015-08-26||LGD Gaming|
Achievements[edit | edit source]
Dota 2[edit | edit source]
DotA[edit | edit source]
- SMM Grand National Dota Tournament (2008)
- CEG (2008)
- Dust-off International (2008)
- G-League Season 7 (2009)
- World Cyber Games China (2009)
- G-League Season 8 (2009)
- EOG (2009)
- PCGL (2009)
- SMM Grand National Dota Tournament (2009)
- TopGamer (2010)
- Electronic Sports World Cup Chinese Qualifers (2010)
- Electronic Sports World Cup (2010)
- World Cyber Games China (2010)
- Intel Extreme Masters (2010)
- National eSports Open (2010)
- Electronic Sports Thailand Championship (2010)
- Road of the King (2010)
- SMM Grand National Dota Tournament (2010)
- World Gamemaster Tournament (2011)
- DotA Masters Tournament (2011)
- Starswar 6 (2011)
References[edit | edit source]
- on Twitter
- on Weibo
- "DOTA 2 MAJORS REGISTRATION". Valve Corporation. Archived from the original on 2 September 2016. http://web.archive.org/web/20160902214326/http://www.dota2.com/majorsregistration/list.
- "DOTA 2 MAJORS REGISTRATION". Valve Corporation. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. http://web.archive.org/web/20160917102440/http://www.dota2.com/majorsregistration/list.
- EHOME picks up LV Gaming
- EHOME and Mushi turn to Malaysia: new SEA Dream Team
- New EHOME roster revealed
- DK loans Cty to EHOME