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Banana
Wang Jiao
StatusActive
Bornborn 1988/1989
NationalityChina
Current teamLGD Gaming
GamesDota
Dota 2
Career prize money$1,192,049.89
Nickname(s)Banana
Professional career
2009-10-?? — 2010-02-??xFy (Dota)
2010-02-?? — 2011-12-??Nirvana.cn (Dota)
2012-05-?? — 2012-11-??Radiance (Dota)
2012-11-10 — 2013-03-14For.Love (Dota 2)
2013-03-14 — 2013-09-09TongFu (Dota 2)
2013-09-09 — 2014-03-09Invictus Gaming (Dota 2)
2014-03-09 — PresentNewbee (Dota 2)

Wang Jiao (Chinese: 王蛟), known by his tag Banana, is a Chinese Dota 2 coach and player for LGD Gaming.[1] He was part of the Newbee eSports Club team that won what was then the single largest money prize in video game history, a US$5,028,308 payout at The International 4 (TI4) at the KeyArena, in Seattle, Washington.[2][3] Newbee defeated ViCi Gaming three game to one.[4] e-Sports Earnings estimates that Banana has won a total of US$1,192,049.89 individually from tournaments. As of April 14, 2015, after TI4 Wang "Banana" Jiao was the highest ranking player in terms of prize money won across all competitive video games.[5][better source needed] Banana joined NewBee in March 2014.[6][7][8]

Tournament placings[edit]

Defense of the Ancients[edit]

Team Date Placing Event
XFy 2009-12-01 1st Alienware Dota League 2009[9]
Nirvana.cn 2010-11-07 1st The DotA Razer Global Challenge[10]
Nirvana.cn 2010-11-14 1st World DotA Championship 2010[11]
Nirvana.cn 2011-12-04 2nd SMM Grand National Final DotA Tournament 2011[12]

Dota 2[edit]

Team Date Placing Event
TongFu 2013-05-15 1st AMD Premier League Season 1
TongFu 2013-07-06 1st Dota 2 Super League
TongFu 2013-08-11 4th The International 2013
NewBee 2014-05-25 1st MarsTV Dota 2 League 2014
NewBee 2014-07-21 1st The International 2014
NewBee 2014-09-26 5 - 8th i-league
NewBee 2014-10-05 1st World Cyber Arena 2014
NewBee 2014-12-07 1st National Electronic Sports Open 2014
NewBee 2014-12-30 1st ECL 2014 Autumn
NewBee 2015-02-01 13 - 16th Dota 2 Asia Championships
NewBee 2015-08-03 13 - 16th The International 2015
NewBee 2015-11-16 13 - 16th Frankfurt Major 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The International - Dota 2 Championships - Players". Dota 2. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Lynch, Kevin (July 31, 2014). "Chinese team Newbee sets video game prize money record with $5million Dota 2 championship win". Guinness World Record.
  3. ^ "The International 2015: The oldest players". Natus Vincere. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  4. ^ Molina, Brett (July 21, 2014). "Chinese team Newbee wins Dota 2 championship". USA Today. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  5. ^ "Jiao "Banana" Wang". e-Sports Earnings. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  6. ^ Bailey, Matthew 'Cyborgmatt'; Lee, Josh 'AutumnWindz' (March 9, 2014). "Jiao 'Banana' Wang joins the Newbee team". OnGamers. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  7. ^ "韬光养晦只为TI 追忆王蛟Banana不平凡的职业路". 178.com. July 23, 2015. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  8. ^ "香蕉Banana以转会形式正式加入Newbee战队". 17173.com. March 10, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "Alienware Dota League 2009". e-Sports Earnings. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  10. ^ "The DotA Razer Global Challenge". e-Sports Earnings. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  11. ^ "World DotA Championship 2010". e-Sports Earnings. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  12. ^ "SMM Grand National Final DotA Tournament 2011". e-Sports Earnings. Retrieved May 7, 2015.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Alliance (Na'Vi)
The International winner
2014
With: Newbee
Chen "Hao" Zhihao
Zhang "Mu" Pan
Zhang "xiao8" Ning
Wang "SanSheng" Zhaohui
Succeeded by
Evil Geniuses