MidOne

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Player Information
Name:
叶乃政
Romanized Name:
Yeik Nai Zheng
Birth:
June 3, 1996 (1996-06-03) (age 23)
Country:
Status:
Active
Team:
Alternate IDs:
Miduan
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Ember Spirit Invoker Monkey King
Approx. Total Earnings:
$1,306,211
Links
History
2015-12-07 — 2016-08-24
2016-08-27 — Present

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

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 recieved 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]

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 first player to reach 10,000 MMR on the Southeast Asia servers.

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2019-06-02AA1stA1MajorESL One Birmingham 2019ESL One Birmingham 2019Team Secret3 : 2$125,000
2019-05-12AA1stA0PremierMDL Disneyland® Paris MajorMDL Disneyland® Paris MajorTeam Secret3 : 1$350,000
2019-01-27AA1stA0PremierThe Chongqing MajorThe Chongqing MajorTeam Secret3 : 1$350,000
2018-11-18BA2ndA0PremierThe Kuala Lumpur MajorThe Kuala Lumpur MajorTeam Secret2 : 3$170,000
2018-10-28AA1stA1MajorESL One Hamburg 2018ESL One Hamburg 2018Team Secret3 : 2$125,000
2018-08-24EA5 - 6thA0PremierThe International 2018The International 2018Team Secret0 : 2$1,148,950
2018-03-25AA1stA1MajorDreamLeague Season 9DreamLeague Season 9Team Secret3 : 0$125,000
2017-12-03AA1stA0PremierDreamLeague Season 8DreamLeague Season 8Team Secret3 : 0$500,000
2017-10-29BA2ndA0PremierESL One Hamburg 2017ESL One Hamburg 2017Team Secret0 : 2$200,000
2016-08-12DA4thA0PremierThe International 2016The International 2016Fnatic0 : 2$1,453,930
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.