From Dota 2 to play-to-earn: The International Dota 2 championship winner Wong “ChuaN” Hock Chuan is formally welcomed by upcoming NFT game League of Ancients as one of its community partners.
A veteran of the pro gaming scene, ChuaN’s career spans 13 years and can be traced back to 2008. ChuaN is well known for representing Malaysian teams such as MUFC and Nirvana.my before moving to China to continue his pro Dota career.
ChuaN’s most memorable career achievement includes winning the 2012 iteration of The International Dota 2 Championships, one of the biggest esports tournaments in terms of prize pool. ChuaN helped his team bag the USD $1 million championship prize after winning 3-1 against defending champion, Natus Vincere.
Now part of the play to earn ecosystem, League of Ancients plans to leverage not just the popularity but also the expertise of ChuaN in their attempt to make a MOBA game title.
Aside from playing, ChuaN is also currently coaching Neon Esports, professional Dota 2 team based in the Philippines.
Hyhy stays with NFTs
Another former Dota 2 pro also joins the League of Ancients community. Announced just before ChuaN, Singaporean pro player Benedict “hyhy” Lim also joins League of Ancients as one of its brand ambassadors.
Hyhy is also a long-term pro DotA and pro Dota 2 veteran with his recorded career being traced back to 2007. Hyhy is well known for being the captain of team Scythe Gaming, the Singaporean team that made it to top three during its run in the first ever International Dota 2 Championships.
Although he has been largely inactive during the latter part of his pro Dota 2 career as he was pursuing studies, hyhy still remains an iconic name in the larger South East Asian Dota 2 community with one of his iconic lines being “stay in the trees”, a command that he blurted out to teammates during an intense match at The International.
As with ChuaN, League of Ancients hopes to leverage not just hyhy’s reach and presence in the South East Asian MOBA scene, but also his experience, expertise and knowledge in developing their NFT game.