Iceiceice

Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang is a skilled Dota 2 player from Singapore who currently represents Team Secret. Iceiceice, a well-known DotA player who won the ESWC Paris and CAPL, began his career in StarCraft II in 2010 and early 2011 before switching to Dota 2 in 2011.

Biography

Iceiceice

StarCraft II 

From the game’s debut until early 2011, iceiceice competed in local SEA competitions as a competitive StarCraft II player. The runner-up finish in the Blizzard SEA Invitational earned him a seat in the BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Invitational, where he was ousted in the first round. Iceiceice joined FXOpen e-Sports in March 2011 but left the squad soon after. Because of his necessary military duty and a lack of confidence in the Southeast Asian Starcraft 2 scene, he stopped competing in Starcraft 2.

Dota 2

Iceiceice debuted in the Dota 2 professional scene in August 2011 when he joined Scythe Gaming for The International 2011. iceiceice and his colleagues finished third in the competition, losing to EHOME in the losers’ bracket finals and splitting a $150,000 prize pool. Later, iceiceice departed Scythe Gaming to join Zenith.

Despite Zenith’s dismal performance at The International 2013, iceiceice won the 1 v 1 solo championship, defeating Mushi and earning the title of “greatest solo mid” in Dota 2. After Zenith folded immediately after The International 2013, iceiceice was recruited by Chinese Team DK to round out their new team. DK split after The International 2014 and joined Vici Gaming. Following the Shanghai Major 2016, he joined EHOME and was featured in a player profile at The International 2016, where he finished in the top 6. Following the competition, he left EHOME after three years of playing in China and returned to Singapore to start his squad, Team Faceless, on September 3rd, 2016. Faceless was joined by XY- and Nutz, two Singaporeans.

Team Faceless had some success in the Southeast Asian scene, swiftly establishing themselves as one of the best teams in the region, and were hot favourites to grab one of the Southeast Asian seats for TI7. Faceless dissolved after failing to qualify for TI7 due to a lousy round-robin performance, including a lost tiebreaker. After the new season began, iceiceice joined his former comrade Mushi in Mineski, along with Jabz. Mineski was competitive on the international stage, winning at DAC 2018, but finished 9-12th at TI8. Following the competition, iceiceice and Jabz both joined Fnatic. Fnatic showed promise throughout the season but was eliminated on the first day of the TI9 playoffs, finishing 13-16th. The team’s roster was reshuffled, although iceiceice stayed. Fnatic had some moderate success; however, iceiceice left to join Evil Geniuses, his first time playing for a North American team, after missing multiple tournaments during the 2020 online season.

The new Evil Geniuses team quickly succeeded in the 2021 NA DPC Season 1, finishing first and securing a berth in the Singapore Major’s top bracket. EG made it to the Grand Finals of this event after advancing through the entire frame but succumbed to Invictus Gaming in five games.

Trivia

He competed in StarCraft II, Defense of the Ancients, League of Legends, and Heroes of Newerth simultaneously in 2011.

He is one of just two players (the other being Misery) who have played for seven different teams at The International.

He has made the most appearances (9) at The International, along with KuroKy and LaNm.

Statistics

As Pangolier, he holds the record for most professional matches played (53) and victories (35) of all time.

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