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Player Information
Jack Chen
Alternate IDs:
KBBQDota, KoreanBarbecue, KoreanBBQ

Jack "KBBQ" Chen is a Dota 2 interpreter, analyst, writer, and podcaster. He is currently working as a translator/analyst for Beyond The Summit.


Jack "KBBQ" Chen was born in Shanghai, China, but grew up in New York City.[1] He graduated from Columbia University in 2012 with a master's degree in Journalism, and initially became involved in eSports as a contributing writer for Evil Geniuses and NADotA.[2][3] Since then, he's written for ESPN, managed DotAFM, co-hosted Defense of the Patience, and worked as an on-stage Chinese interpreter at ESL One New York 2015, Frankfurt Major 2015, MarsTV Dota 2 League, Shanghai Major 2016, Manila Major 2016 and The International 2016. Jack will be joining the official broadcast team at Beyond the Summit for the 2017 DotA 2 season.[4]


  • Jack has a personal blog where he writes about basketball, DotA, and other games.

Notable Events Casted or Hosted[edit]

Date Tier Tournament Position Partner List
2017-06-18 A1Premier The Summit DOTA Summit 7 EN Panelist/Translator None
2017-06-03 A1Premier ZOTAC Cup Masters Stage Host/CN Desk Host/Translator None
2017-05-28 A1Premier The Masters The Manila Masters EN Panelist/Translator None
2017-04-30 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Kiev Major 2017 EN/CN Interpreter None
2017-02-26 A1Premier StarLadder StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 EN Caster
2017-01-08 A1Premier ESL ESL One Genting 2017 Translator None
2016-12-10 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Boston Major 2016 EN Interviewer
2016-08-13 A1Premier The International The International 2016 Translator
2016-07-24 A1Premier StarLadder StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 EN Caster
2015-11-21 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Frankfurt Major 2015 CN/EN Interpreter None