The Swedish Support will take up the role recently vacated by Mushi as Mineski looks to get back on track within its home region.
Today brings another development in the saga that is Mineski’s 2018-2019 Pro Circuit campaign. After a somewhat rough start to its season that saw the squad fail to qualify for either of the first 2 Pro Circuit events, the Southeast Asian organization was hit by the news that regional veteran and legendary player Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung was leaving the organization. Today, Mineski has revealed the identity of the player that has taken on the challenge of filling the shoes of one of the region’s most well known and experienced players, as Johan “pieliedie” Åström has been officially introduced as the newest member of the team’s roster.
Pieliedie’s move to the Mineski roster brings to an end a rather short period of inactivity for the Swedish Support, as pieliedie had previously been a free agent following his departure from Fnatic in September. Most recently, he lent his experience and knowledge to the broadcast panel for The Kuala Lumpur Major, serving as an analyst for the English coverage of the season’s first Major. With this move though, the veteran returns to active play and keeps himself in the Southeast Asian region after quite a hefty level of speculation as to whether he would potentially return to Europe or even North American this season. With pieliedie on the roster, Mineski has added another experienced presence to its lineup, and said lineup will be given a near immediate opportunity to test its strength on a rather large stage. Mineski is just a few days away form the start of The Chongqing Major Southeast Asia Qualifier, and the eyes of the region’s fans, and fans across the Dota 2 world in general, will be fixed on Mineski as the squad tries to reclaim its status as a leader within the regional hierarchy.
The roster of Mineski following the addition of pieliedie:
Thiay “JT-” Jun Wen (Carry)
Kam “Moon” Boon Seng (Mid)
Damien “kpii” Chok (Offlane)
Kim “Febby” Yong-min (Support)
Johan “pieliedie” Åström (Support)
Aaron “Clairvoyance” Kim (Coach)
Zak “DashOCE” Holman (Manager)