By Jeremy Say
Mineski-Dota announced that their whole team is being reformed from a purely Pinoy team, into an international one run by Mineski Malaysia CEO Yap ‘Kenchi’ Chee Loong. This means that the old Mineski we knew in the Kiev Major regional qualifiers no longer exists. It wasn’t like they performed badly either, they fell just short of qualifying due to TNC.
Now back to the main reason for this being newsworthy, Chai ‘Mushi’ Yee Fung will try yet again at a comeback with another new team. Hopefully, yet again, Mushi will finally win a major Valve tournament and bring some light to Malaysian Dota.
Mushi had this to say about the situation:
“I’m greatly honored to become the team captain for Mineski-Dota. After leaving Fnatic team, I received a call from Kenchi. He is one of the most respectable persons in the esports industry and is not just a friend of mine, but a mentor and brother to me. We both share the same vision for esports and with his sincerity, he managed to convince me to play under the wings of Mineski-Dota. Hence, we decided to work together to reform and put together a world class team.”
While Kenchi, filled with excitement, said:
“Reforming Mineski-Dota was one of my top priorities for the year 2017 aside from my cyber cafe business. Having dealt with esports teams, I know that the biggest challenge is in finding the right player – not just for their skills but also for the right mentality. Mushi was the first player that came into my mind when I saw the news about him leaving Fnatic team. With Mushi’s experience and his versatility as a player, his addition to the Mineski-Dota team will definitely bring positive impact and exciting benefits.”
Let hope this works out, with what looks to be their new potential first roster. This particular lineup was created after trading Ralph Richard ‘RR‘ Peñano and Julius ‘Julz‘ De Leon for HappyFeet‘s Nico ‘eyyou‘ Barcelon, opening up Mineski-Dota to new horizons.