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EHOME
Team logo EHOME.png
China China
Created: 2004
Team Information
Captain: Wang "old chicken" Zhiyong
Manager(s): Zheng "Galahad" Feixu
Links
datdota: 4
DOTABUFF: 4
OpenDota: 4
Facebook: ehomecn
Twitter: EHOMECN
Weibo: EHOME
Winnings
Prizemoney: ~$3,256,499.99 USD
QQQ, PCT, LaNm, Dai, and KingJ at The International 2012.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

EHOME E-sports club was formed in March 2004. In 2007, EHOME's DotA division was formed as they took HTML under their tag.[1] 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.[2]

Period of Instability[edit]

However, 2009 soon went inactive due to his studies and conflict with the management; LongDD departed shortly after.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] In addition, their captain GK, who was the last remaining member from 2008, decided to retire as well.[7]

The Golden Era[edit]

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.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10][11] 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.[12] 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]

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.[13] 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]

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]

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]

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]

In September 2012, PCT left the team.

In October 2012, Dai and QQQ left for DK. KingJ also decided to leave the team.

EHOME Reborn[edit]

  • 2016-03-08: 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. [22]
  • 2016-05-09: eLeVeN moves to sub. He decides to be inactive for a period of time for personal reasons. [23]
  • 2016-06-12: FaN is officially announced as the team's new carry player. [24]
  • 2016-06-17: FaN moves to sub for personal reasons. eLeVeN returns to the offlane position on the main roster and iceiceice takes on the carry role. [25][26]
  • 2016-08-29: iceiceice leaves the team.[27]
  • 2016-08-30: The team is temporarily disbanded.[27]
  • 2016-09-07: Sylar registers with the team for the fall season. [28]
  • 2016-09-17: Garder joins the team. [28]

Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

ID Name Position Join Date
China old chicken Captain Wang Zhiyong 1 2016-09-07
China Cty Chen Tianyu 2 2017-01-01
China Faith_bian Zhang Ruida 3 2017-05-18
China Hym Xu Zhi 4 2017-09-02
China y` Zhang Yiping 5 2017-05-18

Former Players[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China Garder Liu Xinzhou 4/5 2017-05-22 2017-09-02
China LaNm Zhang Zhicheng 4/5 2016-09-11 2017-05-22 Team icon Vici Gaming.png Vici Gaming (Coach)
China Sen Hu Sen 3 2017-01-01 2017-05-18 Team icon Eclipse.png Eclipse
China jdh Jiang Donghao 5 2017-01-01 2017-05-18 Team icon Eclipse.png Eclipse
China old eLeVeN Ren Yangwei 3/Sub 2015-09-01 2017-03-24 Team icon LGD Gaming.png LGD Gaming
China Xi Luo Yinqi 4 2017-01-01 2017-02-09
China Sylar Liu Jiajun 1 2016-09-07 2017-01-01
China LaNm Captain Zhang Thicheng 4 2015-03-15 2017-01-01 Team icon EHOME.png EHOME (Coach)
China Garder Liu Xinzhou 5 2016-09-17 2017-01-01
TI6 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Singapore iceiceice Daryl Koh Pei Xiang 1 2015-09-01 2016-08-29 Team icon Team Faceless.png Team Faceless
China old chicken Wang Zhiyong 2 2015-09-01 2016-08-30 Team icon EHOME.png EHOME
China eLeVeN Ren Yangwei 3 2016-03-08 2016-08-30 Team icon EHOME.png EHOME
China LaNm Captain Zhang Zhicheng 4 2015-03-15 2016-08-30 Team icon EHOME.png EHOME
China Fenrir Lu Chao 5 2016-03-08 2016-08-30 Team icon Vici Gaming J.png VGJ.Thunder
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China Cty Chen Tianyu 1 2015-05-01 2016-03-08 Team icon Vici Gaming.png Vici Gaming
China KaKa Hu Liangzhi 4/5 2015-09-01 2016-03-08 Team logo NewBee.png Newbee
China rOtK Bai Fan 3 2015-03-15 2015-08-09 Team icon LGD Gaming.png LGD Gaming
Macau ddc Liang Faming 5 2015-01-07 2015-08-26 Team icon LGD Gaming.png LGD Gaming

Achievements[edit]

Dota 2[edit]

2016
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2016-03-03 A99th - 12th Shanghai Major 2016 0 : 1  Team icon Alliance.png Alliance $45,000
2016-01-31 A11st MarsTV Dota 2 League Winter 2015 3 : 0  Team icon Evil Geniuses.png Evil Geniuses $124,950
2016-01-03 A11st Shanghai Dota 2 Open 3 : 1  Team logo NewBee.png Newbee $30,712
2015
2015-12-27 A11st DOTA2 Radiant & Dire Cup 2015 2 : 1  Team icon CDEC Gaming.png CDEC Gaming $61,929
2015-12-12 A55th - 6th The Summit 4 1 : 2  Team icon Virtus.pro.png Virtus.pro $4,020
2015-11-20 A44th Frankfurt Major 2015 1 : 2  Team icon OG.png OG $255,000
2015-10-30 A33rd Nanyang Championships 1 : 2  Team icon Vici Gaming.png Vici Gaming $26,422
2015-08-06 A55th - 6th The International 2015 0 : 2  Team icon Vici Gaming.png Vici Gaming $1,197,925
2015-02-09 A99th - 12th Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 0 : 1  Team icon Cloud9.png Cloud9 $45,187
2012
2012-09-02 A55th - 6th The International 2012 0 : 1  Team logo Invictus Gaming.png Invictus Gaming $35,000
2012-05-19 A11st JoinDOTA Masters VII 2 : 1  Team DK logo.png Team DK €500
2011
2011-11-13 A33rd WCG Asian Championships 2011 0 : 1  MUFC eSports $1,000
2011-10-25 A22nd Electronic Sports World Cup 2011 0 : 2  Team icon Natus Vincere.png Natus Vincere $6,000
2011-08-21 A22nd The International 2011 1 : 3  Team icon Natus Vincere.png Natus Vincere $250,000

DotA[edit]

  • 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 World Cyber Games 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 Electronic Sports World Cup Chinese Qualifers (2010)
  • 1st Place Electronic Sports World Cup (2010)
  • 3rd Place World Cyber Games 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)

References[edit]

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