The South East Asian team Mineski is now down to two players.
Earlier today Michael “ninjaboogie” Ross was announced to have joined TNC Predator, which is also the first SEA team to reveal their full roster for the next competitive season. At the opposite pole are Mineski who lost three players in one day. The organization officially announced the departure of Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang and Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong, but haven’t made any other comments regarding their line-up for the next season.
The duo came to Mineski together from Team Faceless, which was a squad founded post TI6 and sustained for a year almost exclusively from Iceiceice’s earning during his time in China with Vici Gaming and EHOME in 2014-2016. Jabz and icex3 lost the regional qualifiers for TI7 with Faceless, but their friendship kept them together while moving from one SEA country to another in their quest for TI8. With Mineski they made it to the 9th-12th position in Vancouver, Canada this year and although this might be regarded as a huge improvement for an organization who hasn’t attended a TI since 2011, for their players, the result should hardly be a satisfactory one.
Mineski current roster:
– Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung
– Kam Boon “Moon” Seng
Today we announce the departure of three players from our @DOTA2 roster:
— Mineski Pro Team (@MineskiProTeam) September 6, 2018
No official announcement was made whether icex3 and Jabz will stick together for the new season. However, the renowned offlaner had a few replies through the past couple of days to certain twitter posts saying that he is heading to China. Those who have known Iceiceice for a while now, should know better than jumping the gun based on his replies.
Leaving for China tomorrow! Joining vg
— iceiceice (@iceiceicedota) September 4, 2018
Sure! email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
— iceiceice (@iceiceicedota) September 6, 2018
We are less than five days until the new rosters have to be locked on Valve’s majorsregistration web page and it should be interesting to see if Fnatic, the other SEA big competitor, would want to grab the two new free agents.