While only joining the Southeast Asian squad again in April of this year, the Mineski coach Tang ‘71’ Wenyi has decided to depart from the squad.
Announced via his Weibo earlier today, Tang ‘71’ Wenyi has confirmed that he will no longer be the coach and drafter for Mineski. In the post, which can be seen below, 71 states,
I’ve left Mineski. Actually, they are all good players, it was me who failed to deliver in my role. Also, my drafting in tournaments has been pretty mediocre. My bad.”
This comes at a really tough time for the once extremely powerful SEA squad, who have struggled through the Dota 2 Pro Circuit season. Having no really made an impact at constant events, Mineski will have to fight their way through the brutal regional qualifiers for The International 2019 – facing the regions hopefuls.
Since re-joining Mineski in April, 71 was hopeful to make a difference in the team’s poor start to the season. However, the squad only really made their impact at one event – ESL One Mumbai 2019, but even then, they only managed 2nd place. Following the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor season 2, where Mineski were knocked out in fifth/sixth place, the squad also lost Lai ‘Ahjit’ Jay Son and this leaves them as a very incomplete team with the qualifiers almost here. It remains to be seen what will become of Mineski as nothing concrete has been announced just yet.
The organization’s Vice President, Yap ‘Kenchi’ Chee Loong seems to now be the replacement coach for the squad – but this has not been confirmed and could change with TI9 qualifiers coming up soon. We will bring you any and all information pertaining to both their coach and new player when it becomes available.
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