Southeast Asia's best Dota 2 players — "Mushi" and "iceiceice" have teamed up under the new Mineski lineup.
Mushi, whose real name is Chai Yee Fung is arguably the most recognisable Malaysian eSports personality in Dota 2, the popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game.
He is best known for leading the all-Malaysian Orange eSports team to third place in The International 2013.
The International tournament, hosted by Valve Corporation annually in August, is often dubbed the “World Cup” of Dota 2 featuring the best teams in the world battling for the Aegis trophy and the largest prize pool offered in eSports.
This year’s edition, which was hosted for the seventh year running offered a record breaking US$24.7mil (RM106mil) in total.
Meanwhile, Iceiceice Daryl Koh Pei Xiang from Singapore is a Dota 2 veteran that has represented top Chinese teams such as Vici Gaming, Ehome and Team DK.
However, both Mushi and iceiceice failed to qualify for this year’s The International tournament with their respective teams.
Coincidentally, both played in the same China-based Team DK back in 2014. The team finished fourth in The International 2014.
The other players in the new team Mineski lineup are “NaNa” Kam Boon Seng from Malaysia, “Jabz” Anucha Jirawong from Thailand, and “ninjaboogie” Michael Ross Jr from Philippines.