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Dota 2 star Ame wows fans with cosplay as Genshin Impact's Childe

The China player retired from professional esports after missing out at TI11

Chinese Dota 2 superstar Ame wowed his fans when he posted a video of himself cosplaying as the Genshin Impact character Childe. (Photos: LGD Ame Bilibili, HoYoverse)
Chinese Dota 2 superstar Ame wowed his fans when he posted a video of himself cosplaying as the Genshin Impact character Childe. (Photos: LGD Ame Bilibili, HoYoverse)

This is the Dota 2 and Genshin Impact crossover we never knew we wanted.

Chinese Dota 2 superstar Wang "Ame" Chunyu wowed his fans when he posted a video of himself cosplaying as the Genshin Impact character Childe on his Bilibili account.

In the video, Ame is cosplaying Tartaglia/Childe as he appeared in Genshin Impact's Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview: Travail video.

He also appeared alongside other cosplayers as various Genshin Impact characters — the Raiden Shogun, Ayaka, and Ganyu.

Childe is a 5-star Hydro sword user and is one of the game's most technical characters. He is also a member of the Fatui Harbingers, the leaders of one of Genshin Impact's antagonistic organisations, where he is ranked 11th and has the codename Tartaglia.

Childe, whose name means "a youth of noble birth", is a fitting character to cosplay for the 25-year old Ame, one of the most famous and decorated players in the history of Dota 2.

He started his professional career in 2015 and was considered one of the best prodigies to come out of China.

Ame is widely considered as one of the best players in the history of Dota 2, even if he has not yet won the game's world championship tournament. (Photo: Valve Software)
Ame is widely considered as one of the best players in the history of Dota 2, even if he has not yet won the game's world championship tournament. (Photo: Valve Software)

Throughout his entire career, Ame has played under the banner of the LGD organisation, one of the biggest esports organisations in China. LGD's Dota 2 team is known as PSG.LGD, a result of a partnership with French football giants Paris Saint-Germain in 2018.

Some also consider Ame to be the "Uncrowned King of Dota 2", as he is arguably the game's best player ever to have not won The International (TI), Dota 2's annual world championship tournament.

Ame finished second at TI twice in TI8 and TI10 in 2018 and 2021, respectively. He also finished third in TI9 in 2019 and fourth in TI7 in 2017.

In TI11 at Singapore last October, PSG.LGD only managed a 5th-6th place finish after losing to fellow Chinese powerhouse Team Aster in the fourth round of the lower bracket.

Following their disappointing showing at TI11, PSG.LGD announced that Ame has been moved to its inactive roster and is expected to miss the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season.

It's nice to see that while Ame is away from the competitive Dota 2 scene, he's still enjoying himself as a member of the Genshin Impact community!

Now, I can't help but wonder, how strong is the Genshin Impact account of a Dota 2 star like Ame?

Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time (gacha) gamer, and part-time writer.

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