Ame Awarded "Returning Esports Player of the Year" by Beijing News
After his return to the world of competitive Dota 2, Wang "Ame" Chunyu of Xtreme Gaming has clinched the "Returning Esports Player of the Year 2023" award, as announced by The Beijing News on January 17, 2024. This accolade celebrates Ame's momentous comeback to the esports arena on December 11, 2023, with Xtreme Gaming, following almost a year of inactivity on LGD Gaming's roster.
This was first reported on Twitter by CN Dota In a Nutshell.
Ame and The Chinese Dota 2 Roster Awarded For Their Contribution
Despite never having won The International, Ame's significant contributions to the Dota 2 scene have garnered widespread recognition. The Beijing News, a publication under the Chinese Communist Party, honored Ame with this prestigious award, underlining his remarkable influence and skill in the realm of esports.
In a statement released on Weibo, the announcement highlighted Ame's pivotal role in securing the gold medal for China at the 19th Asian Games: "In the Asian Games final, he helped the Chinese team win the gold. 2023 December, he has formally come back, back to the Blade Tower professional field, your little king is back.”
Furthermore, Ame's contributions were previously acknowledged at Weibo Night 2023, where he was bestowed with the "Notable Athlete of The Year" award. His hometown also celebrated his achievements, with the Taicang City Fire Rescue Brigade hosting a reception to honor the local hero.
The accolades for Chinese Dota 2 continued at Weibo Night 2024, with the team that clinched the gold at the 19th Asian Games being named the "Annual Influential Esports Team." This follows their receipt of the "Annual Esports Contribution Award" at Weibo Night 2023, a testament to their profound impact on the esports landscape.
The Chinese Dota 2 roster for the 19th Asian Games included:
Wang "Ame" Chunyu
Lu "Somnus" Yao
Yang "Chalice" Shenyi
Zhao "XinQ" Zixing
Yu "皮球" Yajun
Xiong "Pyw" Jiahan (Substitute)
Zhang "LaNm" Zhicheng (Coach)