ESTNN's Veselin Ignatov breaks down Mineski's carry problem.
Apart from w33 joining Team Liquid, one of the most notable SEA teams is also tinkering with their roster. Today, Mineski parted ways with Ahjit after his six-month run with the organization. If fans are looking for a reason for the release, they should look no further than Mineski's poor performance at the recent StarLadder Minor.
Mineski Dota has decided to part ways with our carry, Lai "Ahjit" Jay Son. We are thankful for his contributions to the team thus far. Our team is currently exploring our options and will announce our new roster soon. pic.twitter.com/fcDLK6IovR
— Mineski Pro Team | TI9 (@MineskiProTeam) June 20, 2019
Despite being a Minor, StarLadder was an important tournament for the team simply because it was their last chance to place in the Top 12 in the DPC rankings and nail down a spot at TI. In order to attend TI 9 after their poor result at StarLadder, they will have to battle with the rest in the qualifiers for the actual tournament.
Ahjiot joined the Southeast Asian team during the early months of this year, taking part in five DPC events. However, Mineski's placements at all of them were not what fans have come to expect from the squad. In fact, Mineski made several other roster changes in the last couple of months in the face of Febby and pieliedie.
Despite that, the results were just not there. Mineski was slowly starting to fade in the shadow of Fnatic and TNC, the other top SEA teams. It seems like their loss at Starladder and missing out on EPICENTER was just a little bit too much for the team to handle.
Mineski's Current Roster
There is still no information concerning who Mineski's final player will be. Perhaps MATUMBAMAN could join Mineski in their conquest for TI, but, at this point, this is just pure speculation. Despite that, if he were to join Mineski, MATUMBAMAN would be an excellent addition to the squad.
Mineski’s current team is as follows:
Image VIA: Mineski