After losing 3 members of its roster to free agency, the Southeast Asian organization is back with a star-studded lineup.
Just days ago, Mineski was a team with a relatively unclear future, as 3 of its players left the organization in the post-TI roster shuffle to pursue opportunities elsewhere. Today, the team has revealed its rebuilt roster for the 2018-2019 season, and it is a rather impressive one to say the least. Kam “Moon” Boon Seng and Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung are still with the organization, though Mushi has has his position changed as he moves from the carry role to a support position in the lineup. Filling in the vacancies in the roster for Mineski are Thiay “JT-” a.k.a“March” Jun Wen, Damien “kpii” Chok, and Kim “Febby” Yong-min. Also of note for Mineski is a change at the coaching position, as the organization has announced that Aaron “Clairvoyance” Kim will be the team’s new coach.
Kpii and Febby come to the roster of Mineski as a duo of veteran players, though they both join the roster having recently spent time outside of the Southeast Asian region. Kpii of course was a member of Newbee for over 2 years, racking up 3 TI appearances with the team and 12 Major Championship appearances. Meanwhile, Febby spent nearly the entirety of the previous season on the roster of Immortals after the organization acquired the roster of Team Phoenix. With Immortals, Febby was able to attend 3 Pro Circuit Minors, but finished only as high as the 3rd-4th place position at the PGL Open Bucharest Minor in October of 2017. With Immortals having released its roster, Febby makes his return to his home region in the hopes of once again being a member of a powerhouse squad in Southeast Asia.
As for JT-, he is a much less known player within the Southeast Asian region, having only begun his professional career in August of 2017 with Genesis Pro Gaming. Around a month into the Pro Circuit season, he was picked up by Geek Fam, spending the rest of the season on the roster of the SEA organization where he made a number of appearances in regional tournaments and Pro Circuit qualifiers. Unfortunately, Geek Fam was unable to reach the TI8 Southeast Asia qualifier, but JT- showed enough talent and potential during the season to attract some attention from other organization. That attention has translated into a unbelievably valuable opportunity, as JT- has the chance to compete with and learn from some of the most experienced players in the Southeast Asian region on one of its premier organizations. We shall see how quickly the young carry can develop, and whether or not this new Mineski lineup will be able to maintain the same leading position that its previous roster built up last season.
The new roster of Mineski:
Thiay “JT-” a.k.a“March” Jun Wen (Carry)
Kam “Moon” Boon Seng (Mid)
Damien “kpii” Chok (Offlane)
Kim “Febby” Yong-min (Support)
Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung (Support)
Aaron “Clairvoyance” Kim (Coach)
Yamyam “Yammerz” Villanueva Yui (Manager)