Find out all the teams and participants for the Dota 2 Asian Games here!
The 2023 Asian Games or the Hangzhou 2022 kickstarted this week. This colossal sports event features the classic Dota 2 MOBA among seven other esports titles. Unlike the previous Asian Games, this event will have the Dota 2 medal counted towards the overall country's tally.
The live event will occur in Hangzhou, China at the China Hangzhou Esports Centre. Dota 2 will be in action from September 29 and will be the final esports game played on October 2, 2023.
Click below for an overview of the 2023 Asian Games / Hangzhou 2022.
What Dota 2 teams are competing in the 2023 Asian Games?
There are many notable Dota 2 players who will represent their countries in the 2023 Asian Games. Some of them are the best players in the world, some are actively competing in the tier 1 scene, and some are also familiar names who have cemented their presence in the community.
Here are all the countries and their representatives that will compete in the 2023 Dota 2 Asian Games.
1. China - 2023 Asian Games lineup
- Wang "Ame" Chunyu / LGD Gaming (inactive)
- Lu "Somnus" Yao / Azure Ray
- Yang "Chalice" Shenyi / Azure Ra
- Zhao "XinQ" Zixing / Xtreme Gaming
- Yu "皮球" Yajun (Siamese.C) / Team Aster
- Zhang "LaNm" Zhicheng / Azure Ray
China has a superstar lineup coming forth in the Asian Games. The squad fields Ame who holds a back-to-back TI finalist status as well as a top-four achievement in two more TIs. He is currently on a break from the Dota pro scene and sits on the inactive bench for LGD Gaming. The team also has Somnus, chalice, and XinQ who have all been in a TI final. The pos 5 for the team is Siamese.C who achieved top 4 at TI11. This star squad is coached by notable veteran and TI finalist, LanM.
2. Malaysia - 2023 Asian Games lineup
- Daniel "Ghost" Chan / Xtreme Gaming
- Cheng "NothingToSay" Jin Xiang / LGD Gaming
- Thiay "JT-" Jun Wen / Xtreme Gaming
- Tue "ah fu" Soon Chuan / Team SMG
- Yap "xNova" Jian Wei / BOOM Esports
- Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung / BOOM Esports
Malaysia also has a STACKED lineup in the 2023 Asian Games. Names like JT and Ghost who have their fair share of tier 1 tournament achievements are a part of the team. TI finalists, NothingToSay and xNova will also represent Malaysia at the event. The team's pos 4, ah fu, is also a veteran player who has achieved a top 3 placement at TI7. This lineup is headlined by coach Mushi, a legendary player in the early days of Dota 2 who is now coaching BOOM Esports.
3. Kazakhstan - 2023 Asian Games lineup
- Darhan "hAze" Madihan
- Amir "Dodren" Akmollin
- Abdimalik "Malik" Sailau / NAVI
- Islambek "ArrOw" Shaudirbaev
- Arman "Malady" Orazbayev / NAVI
Kazakhstan has a stack of DPC (Dota Pro Circuit) players which is the official competitive circuit of Dota 2. They mainly compete in the Eastern European region. The most prominent names of the Kazakhstan squad are Malik and Malady who are currently a part of the TI-winning organization, NAVI.
4. Saudi Arabia - 2023 Asian Games lineup
5. Nepal - 2023 Asian Games lineup
(The next countries in this list are unseeded teams according to Liquipedia.)
6. India - 2023 Asian Games lineup
- Moin "NO_Chanc3" Ejaz
7. Indonesia - 2023 Asian Games lineup
- Randy "Dreamocel" Sapoetra
- Muhammad "inYourdreaM" Rizky
- Daud "db-" Budiawan
- Tri "Jhocam" Kuncoro
- Rizki "Varizh" Varizh
- Brizio "Hyde" Adi Putra Budiana
Indonesia's representatives are familiar local stars who have entered plenty of notable tournaments. Dreamocel once played alongside Nigma Galaxy as a stand-in at the ESL One Malaysia. InYourdreaM, db-, Jhocam and Varizh are all currently a part of Army Geniuses, which is one of the Division I teams in Southeast Asia. Hyde, who last played for Talon Esports, will coach this lineup.
8. Kyrgyzstan - 2023 Asian Games lineup
- Kyial "dream`" Tayirov / HYDRA
- Bektur "Max" Kulov (previously known Runec)
- Baqyt "Zayac" Emiljanov
Kyrgyzstan has known players from the Eastern European region. Dream' is currently a player from HYDRA. Max, also previously known as Runec, will also represent Kyrgyzstan. He last played with IVY in Division II of WEU DPC in 2022. Notable pos 4, Zayac, who last competed at TI11 with Team Secret headlines the team.
9. Hong Kong - 2023 Asian Games lineup
10. Philippines - 2023 Asian Games lineup
- Eljohn "Akashi" Andales / Polaris Esports
- Mc "Mac" Villanueva (also known as Lelouch-)
- Michael "Enryu" Ladines / Polaris Esports
- Bryle "cml" Alvizo
- Marvin "Boomy" Rushton / Polaris Esports
The Philippines has three players who are currently playing for Polaris Esports, a well-known esports org in SEA. The other two, Mac and cml, are former Polaris players.
11. Mongolia - 2023 Asian Games lineup
- Altanginj "423" Bilguun
- Sukhbat "sanctity-" Otgondavaa
- Munkh-Erdene "11" Battsooj
- Batbayasgalan "Ace12" Narankhand
- Tugstur "Se" Dashzevge
Mongolian's Dota 2 team is filled with members of IHC Esports, the former Lilgun. These players are Mongolian stars who have participated in the DPC multiple times. They have also recently won the IESF World Championship 2023 - making them one of the strongest contenders in the Asian Games.
12. Myanmar - 2023 Asian Games lineup
- Young PH
- Aung "ShowTi" Soe
- Skill lay
Myanmar's roster is made of Yangon Galacticos' players. Interestingly, all these players are banned from Valve due to a foul-play scandal in the official Dota 2 pro circuit. They recently placed second in the IESF World Championship behind Mongolia.
13. Thailand - 2023 Asian Games lineup
- Karn "KNP" Janmanee
- Poomipat "Fearless" Trisiripanit
- Natthaphon "Masaros" Ouanphakdee
- Thanathorn "tnt" Sriiamkoon
- Anurat "Boombui" Praianun
Thailand's lineup is filled with many local stars such as KNP and Fearless who have played in DPC with Motivate.Trust Gaming. Tnt and Boombui last played for UD Vessuwan in the DPC as well. The lineup is headlined by Masaros, who will play at TI12 with Team SMG.
14. Uzbekistan - 2023 Asian Games lineup
- Jamshid "jAM3S" Abdurashitov
The Dota 2 esports scene is getting ready for The International 2023 which will take place next month. The International is the biggest tournament in the circuit and features the best teams from all over the world.