Merlini

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Player Information
Name:
Ben Wu
Birth:
October 23, 1987 (1987-10-23) (age 29)
Country:
Status:
Retired
Approx. Total Earnings:
$190
Signature Hero:
Zeus Tinker Rubick
Solo MMR:
6402 (last update: 2017-04-06)
Links
History
DotA:
2008 — 2009
2009
2009 — 2010

Dota 2:

2014-08-03 — 2014-??-??
2015-02-25 — 2015-03-20

Ben "Merlini" Wu is a former professional DotA player, Dota 2 commentator and content creator, currently casting for Beyond The Summit.

Biography[edit]

Merlini got his first taste of competitive DotA in 2006, with his first major victory at DreamHack Summer 2007 with MYM. He has played with teams such as Evil Geniuses, Blight.int, Ravens, and Ok.nirvana.int, and with players such as Puppey and Mania. During the days of Warcraft 3 Dota, Merlini was renowned for his laning skills, being able to dominate lanes either through his creep score, harassment or both. Additionally, Merlini had a deeper understanding of the game, and understood the value provided by wards long before they became a proper staple in all games.

Though no longer a professional player, Merlini still regularly plays in open qualifiers with Vegetables Esports Club, a team comprised of famous Dota 2 personalities.

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Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2017-03-07 A33 - 4th A7Qualifier Kiev Major 2017: North America Open Qualifier #1 VegetablesEsportsClubLogo std.png 1 : 2 Wwwwlogo std.png $0
2016-10-24 A22nd A7Qualifier Boston Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #1 VegetablesEsportsClubLogo std.png 0 : 2 ProdotaGamingLogo std.png $0
2016-05-17 A88 - 11th A7Qualifier The Summit 5 - American Qualifiers VegetablesEsportsClubLogo std.png 0 : 2 Infamous logo std.png $0
2016-01-06 A33 - 4th A7Qualifier Shanghai Major 2016: Americas Open Qualifier #2 VegetablesEsportsClubLogo std.png 1 : 2 Infamous logo std.png $0
2015-02-21 A99 - 16th A3Minor Dota 2 Canada Cup - Season 4 Blacksheep std.png 0/-/3 Grp. S. $0
2014-06-08 A33 - 4th A7Showm. For a Few Tangoes More Logo filler std.png $0
2008-02-21 A11st A2Major MYM Prime Defending #9 Mymlogo std.png 2 : 0 Wolker gaming logo std.png $400
2007-12-09 A22nd A2Major MYM Prime Defending #8 Mymlogo std.png 1 : 2 Virtuslogo std.png $250
2007-09-07 A22nd A2Major MYM Prime Defending #7 Mymlogo std.png 1 : 2 Virtuslogo std.png $200
2007-05-08 A22nd A2Major MYM Prime Defending #5 Mymlogo std.png 0 : 2 Dotalogo std.png $100
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Notable Events Casted or Hosted[edit]

Date Tier Tournament Position Partner List
2017-04-30 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Kiev Major 2017 EN Analyst
2017-01-15 A1Premier World Electronic Sports Games World Electronic Sports Games 2016 EN Commentator
2016-12-10 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Boston Major 2016 EN Commentator
2016-08-13 A1Premier The International The International 2016 EN Commentator
2016-06-12 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Manila Major 2016 EN Commentator
2016-03-06 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Shanghai Major 2016 EN Commentator/Analyst
2015-11-21 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Frankfurt Major 2015 Analyst
2015-08-08 A1Premier The International The International 2015 EN Analyst
2014-07-21 A1Premier The International The International 2014 EN Analyst
2013-08-11 A1Premier The International The International 2013 EN Panelist


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