EHOME first entered the MOBA space with its Defense of the Ancients team in 2007. The team won a handful of notable tournaments during its early years, but roster instability undermined its long-term success. Early stars like Wu "2009" Sheng and Kang “Snoy” Zhao left the team for various reasons, which resulted in EHOME frequently tinkering with its roster and posting underwhelming results in tournaments.
Things turned around for the team in 2010 with the signing of Xu "BurNIng" Zhilei. The future legend helped EHOME hit its stride and become possibly the best team in DotA history, winning the Electronic Sports World Cup, Intel Extreme Masters, and more. This stretch was EHOME’s best, but it did not last especially long.
BurNIng departed EHOME to join Team DK, which began another stretch of instability for the organization. During this time, Valve announced its plans to create Dota 2. EHOME was among the invitees to Valve’s first event for the game, The International 2011. Despite entering in a precarious position, the team came together and mounted an impressive performance that netted them a second-place finish.
The good times ended shortly thereafter. EHOME’s roster fell apart in the months that followed and by 2012, EHOME’s roster was gone.
EHOME returned to the game a few months later by signing most of the roster of Nirvana.cn after they became free agents. The team was rounded out by Zhang "LaNm" Zhicheng, which resulted in a contract dispute between LaNm and his former organization, TongFu. EHOME doubled down on its commitment to LaNm by paying reparations to TongFu for the player’s alleged breach of contract.
Despite not having many positive results, EHOME was given a controversial direct invitation to The International 2012 ahead of more proven Chinese teams. Much like in 2011, EHOME proved their worth with a solid performance at the event and then broke up shortly after.
Though EHOME was quick to find a new team when its roster fell apart in 2011, EHOME disappeared until 2015 when the organization reemerged with a mixed roster that included players from both China and Malaysia. The team returned to the scene by earning a spot in the 2015 Dota 2 Asia Championship, but stumbled badly at the event and suffered an early elimination. This saw the Malaysian players leave as EHOME once again became an all-Chinese team.
Despite all the changes, EHOME continued to show up in peak form for The International. The team worked its way into the event through the Chinese qualifiers and placed in the top six, an achievement worth over $1 million. The tradition of roster explosions also continued, with three members of the team leaving after TI. Following the event, EHOME expanded its operations and sought to create a safety net for roster transfers by forming a pair of developmental teams in EHOME.Keen and EHOME.Luminous
EHOME pulled together a new roster and found some stability with Wang "old chicken" Zhiyong and Ren "eLeVeN" Yangwei. The team started strong and won a number of live events but struggled in Valve’s majors, prompting regular roster changes. That instability forced the team into the qualifiers for The International 2016. The team ultimately turned a Wild Card spot into another top-six finish.
That marked the end of EHOME’s days as a ringer for international tournaments, however. The team has been a fringe contender in the years that followed, struggling to qualify for majors and minors and generally underwhelming fans when they do make the cut.