No[o]ne Joins Team SMG Ahead of TI12 Qualifiers

Vikram Servaia
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No[o]ne Joins Team SMG Ahead of TI12 Qualifiers


Former Old G player No[o]ne has joined the SEA team SMG ahead of The International 2023 Qualifiers.
No[o]ne’s recent stats show a 62.1% win rate in the carry role, leading him to climb to the number four spot in the SEA Dota 2 MMR leaderboards.
With the addition of No[o]ne, SMG has completed its roster and set its sights on The International Qualifiers.

Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko, one of the most popular Eastern European players, has found a new home ahead of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2023-24. Team SMG added No[o]ne to its roster on the 9th of August 2023, as seen on Valve's Majors Registration Page. With this addition, Team SMG's roster is now complete, ahead of The International 2023 (TI12) qualifiers. No[o]ne was last seen playing for Old G and Gamebite sports.

Team SMG finalizes roster on Valve’s Majors Registration Page with No[o]ne’s addition

No[o]ne became the fifth and final member of Team SMG’s roster on Valve’s official roster registration page. According to the Majors Registration Page, Team SMG's Dota 2 roster consists of the following players:

  • Volodymyr "No[o]ne" Minenko

  • Jaunuel "Jaunuel" Arcilla

  • Natthaphon "Masaros" Ouanphakdee

  • YEIK "MidOne" Zheng

  • Tue "Ah Fu" Chuan


It is unclear on whether No[o]ne or MidOne will play as the team’s mid laner. Both players have had a history of being one of the top mid players in the world in the past. However, in the past week, No[o]ne has largely played the role of carry in his pubs which could indicate that the Eastern European player intends to play as the carry for Team SMG. 

Over the past eight days, he has played 29 matches with an astonishing win rate of 62.1% as per Dota 2 Pro Tracker. In the Dota 2 MMR leaderboards of SEA, No[o]ne currently occupies the number four spot. With his new team, No[o]ne will compete in the regional qualifiers for The International. 

The addition of No[o]ne to Team SMG marks a significant moment in the team's quest for success at TI in the DPC 2023-24 season. His shift from mid to carry, and his impressive win rate in recent games, signals his readiness for this new challenge. As Team  SMG aims to secure a top position in Division, fans and analysts will be keenly watching how No[o]ne's experience and skill will contribute to the team's performance. His integration into SMG adds both excitement and anticipation for the upcoming competitive season, making it one to watch in the SEA region.

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Vikram, a vital cog in the cosmic content creation team at AFK Gaming, is a passionate gamer who's been battling in Dota so long that even the Space Invaders stopped to take notes – 17 years to be exact! When he's not playing Dota, he's throwing punches in fighting games that date back to the "Last Bronx" era, a time so ancient that Super Smash Bros characters regularly gather around a retro arcade machine to study his techniques and exchange wisecracks about his "old-school" moves.