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:
$1,766,128
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 — Present
Upcoming Matches
OG
vs
(Bo3)
Error
December 5, 2020 - 13:00 UTC
VP
vs
(Bo3)
OG
December 15, 2020 - 18:00 UTC
Upcoming Tournaments
EPIC League Division 1 EPIC League Division 1
ONGOING!
Nov 12 - Dec 13
OGA Dota PIT S4: Europe/CIS OGA Dota PIT S4: Europe/CIS
December 15, 2020 - 00:00 UTC
Dec 15 - 18

Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng is a Malaysian professional Dota 2 player who currently plays for OG.

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.