Ganbatte Japan Dota! Xiinya is planning to organize a Japanese Dota 2 League.

Japanese Dota 2 streamer Xiinya has announced plans to organize a Dota 2 tournament or league, potentially supported by her current sponsor organization, Alliance. The announcement was posted on social media on Nov. 24.

In the post, Xiinya revealed her plans, and asked fans to await further details. She also asked for fans to reply “Ganbatte Japan Dota!” to hype up the potential event. “Ganbatte” is a Japanese exclamation that means “do your best,” and is often used as a rallying cry or chant to generate excitement or support.

Xiinya is a popular Japanese Dota 2 streamer, who rose to international fame in 2022. In May, 2022, she was signed by Alliance as a streamer, and sat down with her to talk about her rise to popularity the next month.

Then in September, the streamer’s profile skyrocketed after the release of her “SEA Server” song. Made up of lyrics including profanities she’d read and heard while playing on Dota 2’s SEA Server, the song was a huge hit, garnering 600k views on YouTube and thousands more on Spotify and other streaming platforms.

Xiinya's Japanese Dota Event

Despite her huge popularity in the SEA server, Xiinya has remained a massive proponent of helping Japanese Dota grow, as our 2022 interview with her revealed. She also revealed her tournament aspirations back then, explaining her dream situation for a grass-roots Japanese competition: “First step is more collaborations with other Dota streamers and players. Make an event, maybe an online event. The next step we can have an offline tournament. Maybe max 30 teams. I want to sponsor the prize pool if I become richer."

However, until now those aspirations haven’t come to fruition. Now with the DPC having reached the end of its life, smaller independent tournaments have an opportunity to thrive - and it seems Xiinya’s Japanese Dota 2 event dreams could come true.

No additional details on the prospective event are currently available. 

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