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Main information
Real name Daryl Koh Pei Xiang
Country of origin Singapore-Flag.gif Singapore
Team Team DK
Former team(s) mVp, KingSurf, AEON, Scythe.SG, MYM, Zenith
Role Solo Mid, Offline
Signature heroes Invoker-icon.png Naga Siren icon.png
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Daryl Koh 'iceiceice' Pei Xiang is a professional Dota player from Singapore currently playing for Team DK.

Biography

iceiceice first cultivated an interest in StarCraft II. He played the game competitively, becoming a runner-up in the Blizzard SEA Invitational. A short time later, he began following the professional DotA scene and made his first appearance together with mVp, where he stayed for a short period of time. He's regarded as an extremely solid solo player, mostly known for his skill with Invoker, Naga Siren and Terrorblade. His wide range of heroes allows him to be a threat in every match, and he regularly tries to surprise his opponents by trying new builds on those heroes. His vast knowledge of the game has helped him a lot during his professional career.

iceiceice is a former player on teams such as mVp, AEON, Kingsurf and Orange. He also participated in The International 2011 and The International 2012 as a player for Scythe.SG and Team Zenith, respectively.

WarCraft 3: DotA Career

iceiceice's DotA career officially started in 2005, when the game moved on to the 6.xx era. In those years, iceiceice played DotA competitively in a Singaporean team called mVp, being a major influence to the organization and attracting many sponsors through his excellent performance. This lead to Team DsD, the best DotA team at the time, expressing interest in signing iceiceice but the latter refusing, not wanting to leave mVp. Eventually, the two teams would merge and went on to be undefeated for eight months straight, which was enough for Zenith to grant them a sponsorship. iceiceice stayed together with this team for two years, after which he went on to new opportunities with names such as KingSurf and AEON, the latter formed around Lim Han Yong 'hyhy' Benedict, who would later be iceiceice's captain in several more teams.

iceiceice's path after AEON.sg continued with a newly formed team called Scythe.SG, which marked the start of his Dota 2 career.

The biggest achievement of iceiceice in his DotA career is a second place at SMM 2008.

Dota 2 Career

iceiceice's journey in Dota 2 started as Scythe.sg got invited to The International. Even though the audience regarded them as a potential finalist, if not winner of the whole tournament, iceiceice and Scythe.sg were upset by EHOME in the loser's final and dropped out of the tournament, having placed third in the final standings and earning a $150,000 prize.

During the post-International period, on September 11th Meet Your Makers picked up Scythe.sg with their current roster back then consisting of Hyhy, iceiceice, Roy, Tofu, xy- and YamateH.[1] Six months later, the players demanded higher salaries which lead to the organization releasing the squad. Later on, in the official announcement given by MYM, they revealed that only hyhy was under the contract with this organization, while the other players, iceiceice included, weren't on official payroll.[2]

After the incident with MYM, iceiceice suggested to his teammates that they join up their forces once again under the flag of Team Zenith and on March 29th, Pei Xiang was introduced as a new member of the organization. This move would turn out to be a huge one for iceiceice's professional career and his good results were followed by an invitation to The International 2012. In August, iceiceice was back at Dota 2's biggest event in Seattle, where he took the fourth place of his group with eight victories and six losses.

Zenith's high finish in the group stages allowed them to start out in the Winner's Bracket where they met compLexity Gaming in the first round. The victory over the American roster would be followed by a loss to LGD, sending them to the Loser's Bracket. Unable to recover form after this loss, iceiceice and his boys were eliminated from the tournament by Team DK. iceiceice was nonetheless unable to overcome high expectations of him and his team, after he finished 5th at this event with $ 35,000 prize money.

In 2013, iceiceice once again received an invitation for the most prestigious Dota 2 event, The International 2013. However this time he didn't manage to get inside top 8 teams and win one of those prizes, but he still managed to win 1v1 Solo Tournament by defeating currently one of the best players in the world.

  • On 5th September 2013, iceiceice was introduced as a new player of Team DK.[3]

Team History

Name Time of playing
Singapore-Flag.gif mVp 2005 / 2005
Singapore-Flag.gif Zenith 2005 / 2008
Singapore-Flag.gif KingSurf 2008 / 2010
Singapore-Flag.gif AEON.sg 2010 / 2011
Singapore-Flag.gif Scythe.sg 2011 / 2011
Singapore-Flag.gif MYM 2011 / 2012
Singapore-Flag.gif Zenith 2012 / 2013
China-Flag.gif Team DK 2013 / -

Dota 2 Achievements

2014

Date Place Event Result of Final Prize
2014-04-20
Gold-icon.png1st
StarLadder Season 9 3:0 Russia-Flag.gif Team Empire $ 85,000
2014-03-09
Gold-icon.png1st
Sina Cup Season 3 3:2 China-Flag.gif Vici Gaming 60,000 RMB
2014-01-19
Gold-icon.png1st
G League 2013 3:0 China-Flag.gif Invictus Gaming $ 33,000
2014-01-07
Silver-icon.png2nd
ECL 2013 0:2 China-Flag.gif Invictus Gaming $ 3,200
2014-01-01
Gold-icon.png1st
WPC ACE Dota 2 League 2013 4:3 China-Flag.gif Invictus Gaming $ 163,000

2013

Date Place Event Result of Final Prize
2013-12-28
Gold-icon.png1st
Fengyun Championship 3:0 China-Flag.gif TongFu 60,000 RMB
2013-11-24
Silver-icon.png2nd
MLG Columbus 2013 1:2 Europe-Flag.gif Speed Gaming $ 27,368
2013-05-15
Silver-icon.png2nd
AMD Premier League #1 0:3 China-flag.gif TongFu $ 1,500
2013-05-05
Gold-icon.png1st
Flash DOTA2 League Season 2 2:1 Singapore-Flag.gif Netolic.SG $ 1,000
2013-01-27
Gold-icon.png1st
Flash DOTA2 League Season 1 2:0 Singapore-Flag.gif First Departure $ 1,000
2013-01-20
Gold-icon.png1st
GosuCup Asia IV 2:0 Singapore-Flag.gif First Departure $ 500

2012

Date Place Event Result of Final Prize
2012-12-09
Gold-icon.png1st
GosuCup Asia III 2:1 Thailand-Flag.gif MiTH Trust $ 500
2012-09-02
5-8th
The International 2012 0:1 China-Flag.gif Team DK $ 35,000
2012-07-29
Gold-icon.png1st
It's Gosu Monthly Madness Asia 3:0 China-Flag.gif LGD $ 1,000
2012-06-23
Silver-icon.png2nd
Gigabyte Dota Masters 0:2 China-Flag.gif LGD $ 1,250
2012-03-29
Gold-icon.png1st
joinDOTA Masters IV 2:1 Australia-Flag.gif Absolute Legends € 500

2011

Date Place Event Result of Final Prize
2011-03-29
Bronze-icon.png3rd
The International 2011 1:2 China-Flag.gif EHOME $ 150,000

Gallery

Interviews

  1. iceiceice: 'I saw a very good Troll and his nickname is iceiceice'
  2. iceiceice: 'Competitive Dota is like a gang fight in prison'
  3. Iceiceice: 'I think I play well and better in boxers'
  4. Video: iceiceice talks about The International
  5. iceiceice talks about Blizzard SEA invitational, LoL and DotA

Notable Matches

  1. Zenith vs coL - The International 2012
  2. Scythe.sg vs EHOME - The International 2011
  3. Scythe.sg vs MYM - The International 2011

References and links

  1. http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/news/16814-meetyourmakers-returns-to-dota
  2. http://www.gosugamers.net/dota2/news/19083-mym-and-hyhy-part-ways-devils-in-discussion-with-kazaki-quintet
  3. http://www.gosugamers.net/dota2/news/25284-dk-completes-roster-with-iceiceice