Mineski announced earlier that the former Fnatic mainstay and Southeast Asia legend Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung will be signing with their professional Dota 2 team. Reportedly, Mushi will be the captain of a Mineski squad.
“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,” mentioned Mineski through a press release.
Mineski were one game away from qualifying to the Kiev Major last week, before TNC Pro Team edged them out 2-1.
“I’m greatly honored to become the team captain for Mineski-Dota,” Mushi also said through the same press release. Mushi was formerly the Position 1/2 player for Fnatic and lead the team to a fruitful 2015-2016 season. In his tenure on the Fnatic squad, placing 5-6th in both the Frankfurt and Manila Major, as well as finishing 4th in The International 2016. Mushi also played as a stand-in for Mineski.Malaysia during the Kiev Major Open Qualifier after leaving Fnatic last January.
“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,” Mushi added.
“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,” Mineski Malaysia‘s CEO Kenchi concluded.