MidOne

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Player Information
Name:
叶乃政
Romanized Name:
Yeik Nai Zheng
Birth:
June 3, 1996 (1996-06-03) (age 24)
Country:
Status:
Active
Team:
Alternate IDs:
Miduan, midone
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Ember Spirit Invoker Outworld Devourer
Approx. Total Earnings:
$1,791,128
Links
History
2015-12-07 — 2016-08-24
2016-08-27 — 2019-11-04
2019-11-04 — 2019-12-30
Team Secret (Inactive)
2020-01-29 — 2021-03-22
2021-04-12 — Present
Upcoming Matches
SMG
vs
(Bo3)
SBE
May 13, 2021 - 7:00 UTC
AG
vs
(Bo3)
SMG
May 15, 2021 - 4:00 UTC
Upcoming Tournaments
Dota Pro Circuit 2021: S2 - Southeast Asia Lower Division Dota Pro Circuit 2021: S2 - Southeast Asia Lower Division
ONGOING!
Apr 12 - May 20

Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng is a Malaysian professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for Team SMG.

Biography[edit]

MidOne had a profound interest in video games when he was a child. His first video game he played was Tetris on a Gameboy when he was 3–4 years old and later moved to console gaming playing the Final Fantasy series on the PlayStation 1. At the age of 7 he played his first computer games: Sonic and Rayman before playing venturing into DotA when he saw his brother playing it.[1] His interest with DotA grew and later transitioned into Dota 2 playing in semi-professional teams to professional teams. While becoming the first player from South-East Asia to reach 8000MMR, he is an up-and-coming Dota 2 talent in Malaysia and South-East Asia. MidOne studies mechanical engineering at Multimedia University (Melaka) Malaysia.[2]

Dota 2[edit]

Learning DotA from his brother, he kept on playing against him and his cousins in 1v1 matches. Despite losing, he had a competitive mindset and wanted improve and beat professional players such as kYxY. When he was 13 years old he joined a SMM tournament qualifier and came second place and a few years later he joined small tournaments around Malaysia to further obtain knowledge and experience as a Dota 2 player, while at the same time playing on solo matchmaking to improve his MMR.[1] While playing Dota as an amateur competitively, his parents would tell him to stop playing; ironically his friends would tell MidOne to stop studying and take a break, such as Dota.[3] When MidOne later became a professional player his friends and parents showed bipartisan support for him as a professional gamer.

However, tournament losses made MidOne re-evaluate his Dota career and was on the brink of quitting but a tournament emerged and decided to group up with his friends and players forming Team DOT. After a successful qualification in his region, Penang, his team qualified for the main event beating Team GIZMO 3-0 in the grand finals of the 2015 Mountain Dew Dota 2 Challenge earning a prize of RM60,000.[4] After winning the tournament, he later received an offer from Fnatic's manager, Eric and after a number of negotiations he decided to seize the opportunity and join Fnatic.[3] On April 29th 2016, he became the first player to hit 8000 MMR on the Southeast Asia servers.[5] After finishing 3rd place in StarLadder StarSeries S2 and 4th place at The International 2016, his nine-month stint at Fnatic came to an end when he joined Team Secret on August 27th, 2016.[6]

After 3 years and 4 months of stint with Team Secret, his time with the team came to an end on December 30th, 2019. He won 3 DPC Majors - DreamLeague Season 8, The Chongqing Major and MDL Disneyland Paris Major as well as various other minors.

Trivia[edit]

  • On April 29th, 2016, he became the first player to hit 8000 MMR on the Southeast Asia servers.
  • On February 10th, 2017, he became the first Malaysian/Southeast Asia player to hit 9000 MMR on the Europe servers.
  • On July 9th, 2017, MidOne became the second player to reach 10,000 MMR on the Southeast Asia servers.

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2020-09-06BA2ndA0Tier 1OMEGA League: Europe Immortal DivisionOMEGA League: Europe Immortal DivisionOG0 : 3$125,000
2019-08-24DA4thA0Tier 1The International 2019The International 2019Team Secret0 : 2$2,059,804
2019-05-12AA1stA0Tier 1MDL Disneyland® Paris MajorMDL Disneyland® Paris MajorTeam Secret3 : 1$350,000
2019-01-27AA1stA0Tier 1The Chongqing MajorThe Chongqing MajorTeam Secret3 : 1$350,000
2018-11-18BA2ndA0Tier 1The Kuala Lumpur MajorThe Kuala Lumpur MajorTeam Secret2 : 3$170,000
2018-08-24EA5 - 6thA0Tier 1The International 2018The International 2018Team Secret0 : 2$1,148,948
2018-03-25AA1stA1Tier 2DreamLeague Season 9DreamLeague Season 9Team Secret3 : 0$125,000
2017-12-03AA1stA0Tier 1DreamLeague Season 8DreamLeague Season 8Team Secret3 : 0$500,000
2017-10-29BA2ndA0Tier 1ESL One Hamburg 2017ESL One Hamburg 2017Team Secret0 : 2$200,000
2016-08-12DA4thA0Tier 1The International 2016The International 2016Fnatic0 : 2$1,453,932
Complete list of results in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2018[edit]

2017[edit]

2016[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Spotlight with MidOne". Dafaesports. 2016-08-05. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  2. "Final exam in a few hours. Modern physics and Thermodynamics paper ✔️". MidOne. 2016-03-07. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ben "PineappleCake" Tan (2016-02-13). "Fnatic.MidOne interview: "I want to play better than s4"". GosuGamers. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  4. Terry Bass (2015-12-07). "Mountain Dew Dota 2 Challenge Champions Only Formed Two Days Before The Event". lowyat.net. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  5. Ollie Ring (2016-06-01). "Which Malaysian pro stars have the highest MMR?". RedBull eSports. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  6. "THE NEXT CHAPTER". Team Secret. 2016-08-27. Retrieved August 29, 2016.