Mineski-X one of Mineski’s Dota 2 divisions announced their new roster. The team’s founders – Chan “WinteR” Litt Binn, Joel Chan “XtiNcT” Zhan and Fadil “Kecik Imba” Bin Mohd Raziff – have decided to have a second shot at the pro scene with this new and revamped team. Clement “InsidiousC” Tan and an unknown player, nicknamed `zai have also joined the team.
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Former Orange esports members have reunited under the Mineski-X banner once more. The famous Malaysian team was the home – in various roster formations- of various renowned player and Dota 2 personalities: Chan “WinteR” Litt Binn, Joel Chan “XtiNcT” Zhan, Fadil “Kecik Imba” Bin Mohd Raziff and Clement “InsidiousC” Tan, in the span of 3 years.
The first Mineski-X roster took shape approximately 1 month before the Shanghai Major 2016, it’s primary goal being to win the Major. Unfortunately Mineski-X’s run ended in the Shanghai Major Main Qualifiers. This led to many of its members either leaving the team or being kicked out of it, followed by a long period of inactivity.
WinteR, XtiNcT, Kecik Imba, and Michael “ninjaboogie” Ross were part of the initial roster. After a series of roster changes, Winter and Kecik Imba were moved into a substitute role. Mineski-X competed in many regional qualifiers in the SEA regions, scoring only minor results and achievements.
The team has been reactivated with the addition of two new players, one who’s nickname seems to be a nod towards the NA player, zai – currently playing for Evil Geniuses.
Seen on the right.
Clement “InsidiousC” Tan joined other members into founding the Singaporean team that was inspired by his name and skill – Insidious Idol – in 2013. Clement had to take a break from the scene due to military service. He rejoined the scene in 2014, where he played with WinteR as a member of Orange Esports’ roster.
Chan “WinteR” Litt Binn is better known for his casting, mainly his English casts for tournaments such as TI5 and TI6. He is also a renowned caster within the SEA scene. As a competitive player, he is best known for being a part of Orange Esports.
Joel Chan “XtiNcT” Zhan is considered a veteran within the SEA scene due to his vast experience playing Warcraft III, DotA and Dota 2 competitively. He is well known for his ability to control micro intensive heroes such as Enchantress and Chen with great finesse. A storied captain of several DotA squads, most notably Nirvana.my who were considered one of the greatest squads ever to play in the DotA SEA scene. He played support for Neolution. Orange and continued his legacy as a great drafter and support player. He was also seen competing under the Titan flag.
Fadil “Kecik Imba” Bin Mohd Raziff joined the esports scene as a member of Orange Esports. He became the 6th player on the roster, as part of Orange’s “player development program”. After Orange Esports disbanded, he was picked up by Titan. Kecik Imba continued bouncing from team to team until he finally reached Team Malaysia and after that Fnatic, playing as a support. After the failed TI5 run, Kecik left Fnatic and joined Mineski-X in which he is still active to this day.
The fifth player is currently unknown to the scene or at least to us. The nickname`zai seems to be a nod to Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg, currently playing for Evil Geniuses.
- Fadil “Kecik Imba” Bin Mohd Raziff
- Clement “InsidiousC” Tan
- Chan “WinteR” Litt Binn
- Joel Chan “XtiNcT” Zhan Leong