Jeremy Lin is a Taiwanese-American professional basketball NBA player that has played in the NBA under various teams, including Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, and Brooklyn Nets. He was the first Chinese American to have entered the NBA, as well as the first Asian American to win an NBA championship in 2019 with the Toronto Raptors.
Jeremy Lin is definitely a big fan of the game, where you can hear him refer to Tidehunter as Leviathan in an interview (a major sign that indicates Lin is a Dota 1 fan). Many sources have also confirmed that Jeremy plays with his brothers, as well as other well-known gamers and celebrities from the entertainment industry. He mentioned once in an interview that his favorite heroes to play are Phantom Assbuttin, Spirit Breaker, Tidehunter, and Ogre Magi.
Sex Education's lead actor Asa Butterfield is an uprising actor and content creator for the e-sports team Team Liquid. The English actor has many fans around the world as he has starred in many movies, such as taking the lead role in The Boy In Stripped Pajamas, Ender's Game, and Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. He had a surprising match against Team Liquid's Coach William "Blitz" Lee, where they had a best of 3 in a 1v1 battle. Although he did not take the winning, Asa still managed to snag a victory, as the match ended in a 2 to 1.
Asa Butterfield has also immortalized his presence in Dota 2, where you can find his voice line in the Dota 2 Team Liquid Supporter Pack. We won't spoil what his voice lines are (people in the community, don't spoil it too!), but we guarantee it will add some spice, fun, banter, and taunting to your Dota 2 games!
Youtube "nigahiga", also known as Ryan Higa, is an avid Dota 2 fan. He began his YouTube channel back in 2006 and rose as one of the most popular content creators during YouTube's early years. Ryan Higa's channel was the most subscribed channel on YouTube for 677 consecutive days between 2009 to 2011.
Ryan Higa, like Jeremy Lin, plays Dota 2 with his friends and other content creators. The two icons have been known to play together! Currently, Ryan Higa streams on Twitch under the channel "ItsRyanHiga", so if you are one of his fans, you can catch him playing games - and maybe even Dota 2 - if you need a little entertainment!
Mikael Banzon Daez is a Filipino model and actor, well known for his roles in the Filipino historical drama "Amaya" and the 2011 remake of Temptation Island.
Mikael "Beefbelly" Daez loves to play Dota 2 and other MMORPG games with his wife Megan Young - in fact, gaming has helped them become a closer couple - isn't that so cute? Mikael is also a hardcore gamer who goes on 10-hour gaming sessions playing Dota 1.
On Twitter, Mikael Daez once announced his Dota 2 MMR, which is at 2100. Although it is not so high, it is where most of the Dota 2 player base is at. If you play around the SEA server (hint - it's either Japan or Singapore servers) and you come across the in-game name "Beefbelly" or "Boneezy" (Daez's wife), then it's a darn good chance you've played with the one and only Mikael Daez!
These are just some celebrities who have expressed their love for the Dota 2 game. With thousands of Dota 2 matches played every day, it will not be a surprise if there are many more celebrities that play Dota 2 - there might be a chance that you have played with one in your current region - make sure to check each current Dota 2 region population!