How Japanese Dota 2 streamer xiinya gained popularity on SEA

How Japanese Dota 2 streamer xiinya gained popularity on SEA

How Japanese Dota 2 streamer xiinya gained popularity on SEA

One of the most promising Dota 2 streamers right now comes from a place you wouldn’t expect a Dota 2 player to come from.

Japanese streamer “xiinya” started streaming only in 2021, but she quickly gained popularity when she started streaming Dota 2 and has since become one of the rising personalities in the game.

You wouldn’t expect a great Dota 2 streamer to come from Japan, where the game’s community is very small.

But in the case of xiinya, it quickly gained popularity after it was embraced by the community in nearby Southeast Asia.

In an interview with Yahoo Southeast AsiaXiinya said that the English broadcast has helped her a lot in reaching out to the huge Southeast Asian Dota 2 community in countries like the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.

“In Japan, the Dota 2 community is too small. It’s like a village, not many people watch other broadcasts. But since I was broadcasting in English, I think that’s one of the main reasons I’m in the Southeast community. Asian”. Xinya said.

“Most of my viewers were from the Philippines and Indonesia. But after going to [ESL One Malaysia 2022]many Malay viewers came in because I learned a lot of Malay words.”

Like other Dota 2 streamers, xiinya broadcasts his matches to his viewers, even if he’s not as skilled at the game as they are.

But what it brings to the table is more light-hearted content, relatively speaking, like travel and karaoke streams. By now you should have seen his song about the infamous Dota 2 server SEA.

Dota 2 streamer xiinya has become one of the most popular in the game despite hailing from the small Japanese Dota 2 community, thanks in large part to her acceptance of the nearby South East Asian Dota 2 community.  (Photo: Yahoo Esports SEA)

Dota 2 streamer xiinya has become one of the most popular in the game despite hailing from the small Japanese Dota 2 community, thanks in large part to her acceptance of the nearby South East Asian Dota 2 community. (Photo: Yahoo Esports SEA)

Xiinya’s popularity has earned her more than 28,000 followers on her Twitch channel, more than 17,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, and even a spot in the broadcaster division of the Swedish esports organization Alliance.

This all started when one of her friends introduced her to Dota 2, which led her to learn more about the gaming community and the esports scene.

“The person who told me about Dota, she is from Indonesia, I learned about the South East Asian Dota 2 community from her. [I learned in Southeast Asia] there are many good players, I saw the [Dota Pro Circuit]and I loved Dota more after that,” said xiinya.

Xiinya said that his favorite thing about the game is watching his “enemies die”, especially when he is with his favorite hero, Jakiro.

“[My favourite hero is] Jakiro. After level 25, I can use my stun, Ice Path, many times. I just stun, press all my abilities and then the enemy dies. I love to see my enemies die,” Xiinya said.

Xiinya’s time on the South East Asian server has rubbed off on him as well, as he has come to embrace the region’s proprietary ‘toxicity’.

“At first I was surprised, because they called me ‘idiot’ or something like that. But after five or six games, I was used to it. Every time they called me an idiot, I always called them an idiot after that,” he said. xiinya.

Still, xiinya has seen the bright side of the so-called “toxic” Southeast Asian Dota 2 community, recalling when her viewers came together to help her through a difficult time.

“When I went to Malaysia last time, I lost my wallet and got COVID. At that time, I was really in a sad situation. But a lot of my viewers in Malaysia and abroad helped me a lot with that, so I was touched. a lot and it was comforting at the time,” Xiinya said.

“I really love you, I really want to thank you for supporting me. Even if I became toxic, you still support me, so I’m very thankful for that.”

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