SEA Dota 2 icon Meracle retires after five years of Dota 2 cover image

SEA Dota 2 icon Meracle retires after five years of Dota 2

Iconic SEA Dota 2 player Meracle announced his retirement from professional Dota 2. Join us as we take a look at his career.

After five years, Southeast Asian legend Galvin "Meracle" Kang Jian Wen has officially retired from the Dota 2 scene. The versatile core player has played as a mid, offlaner and carry throughout his career. Meracle has made himself known as a strong carry who enjoys farming creeps and buildings. With his late-game carries, he's become a SEA household name and an iconic player of the region. However, he has officially announced his retirement from professional Dota 2.

Meracle's history in Dota 2

Meracle's professional Dota 2 career started with team First Departure. Captaining his first squad with the likes of Paul "Hana" Tan, Chan "Lubby" Jun Jie, Teo "Meen" Kai Sheng, and Wilson "Poloson" Koh, he was one of the youngest Dota 2 captains of all time at 16. Meracle helped the legendary support player Poloson make a name for himself early into his career.

Meracle (Image via Meracle on Twitter)
Meracle (Image via Meracle on Twitter)

After his time on First Departure, he moved to the team RisingStar after Chinese Dota 2 icon Liu "Sylar" Jiajun left the team. Meracle replaced the famed player and found success with the new squad.

After his time at RisingStars, Meracle found himself again replacing another player. In 2014, he replaced Chua "Ice" Chee Cai on team Titan. Throughout the tournament following his acquisition, his Naga Siren took games off some of the top contenders of the tournament, namely Team DK and Speed Gaming.

"Killing heroes doesn't win me the game, killing buildings wins me the game."

Galvin "Meracle" Kang

After bouncing around several SEA Dota 2 teams, from Mineski to Complexity Gaming to even Nigma Galaxy SEA, he couldn't find a true home. Regardless, he made himself known as one of the scariest carries in all of SEA Dota 2. He was renowned for his split-pushing abilities. Opponents also consistently banned his Naga Siren as the first hero when playing against him.

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