Southeast Asian eSports Team Wins RM1.43 Million In Prestigious Dota 2 Competition

It also marks the first major win for a Southeast Asian team.

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Southeast Asian gaming outfit Mineski took down China's LGD Gaming in the grand finals of the Dota 2 Asia Championships on Saturday, 7 April, taking home USD370,000 (RM1.43 million)

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Mineski defeated the hometown favourites in a 3-2 victory that was witnessed by a sold-out crowd at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China. 

With the win, Mineski becomes the first-ever Asean eSports team to win a Dota 2 major, Kotaku reported

Mineski is made up of two Malaysians: Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung and Kam "Moon" Boon Seng. They are joined by Daryl "iceiceice" Koh from Singapore, Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong from Thailand, and Michael "ninjaboogie" Ross Jr. from the Philippines.

In January, AirAsia was announced as the official airline sponsor for Mineski, marking the company's first foray into eSports.

"As a truly Asean airline, AirAsia is committed to supporting the region's top talents and, as a digital airline, we are thrilled to be able to do just that with esports champions Mineski Team Pro. This sponsorship also reaffirms our commitment to engagement with millennials and Generation Z, who epitomise the incredible potential that defines Asean," AirAsia Malaysia Commercial Head Spencer Lee said.

Minski's successful campaign last weekend propelled the team to fourth place in the global standings

The win also puts the team back in the running to qualify for The International Dota 2 tournament in Canada happening this August. 

Good stuff, boys! Congrats!

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