No[o]ne Joins Team SMG Ahead of TI12 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 . In the Dota 2 MMR 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.