After over a decade as a staple of the Philippines' best Dota teams, Mineski-Dota will undergo it's biggest change yet. The team will henceforth be an international team led by Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung, and management of the team will now go to Mineski Malaysia CEO Yap "Kenchi" Chee Loong.
There is no official word yet about the rest of the roster but Mushi himself will be spearheading the effort and will be creating Mineski from scratch with hand-picked players.
“I’m greatly honored to become the team captain for Mineski-Dota,” said Mushi. “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.”
As for Kenchi, he is excited about this new milestone in the team's evolution.
“Reforming Mineski-Dota was one of my top priorities for the year 2017 aside from my cyber cafe business,” said Kenchi. “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.”
The new roster will be unveiled in the coming weeks.