Team SMG fans can rejoice at the addition of Raging Potato, formerly of Execration, to their camp. The Asian esportsman is known for his performances under the Mineski and Execration tags. He will now perform alongside the likes of MidOne, Moon, ah fu and Roddgeee.
Now Team SMG's Dota 2 roster is fully equipped and ready to compete in the Dota Pro Circuit 2021/2022. To make Raging Potato possible under the Team SMG banner, the freelancer's place is Demten 'kpii' Chok, who has been with the team since April 12 this year. By the way, he continued his path as a professional Dota 2 player under the Talon Esports tag.
Ryan 'Raging Potato' Jay Kui started his esports career back in 2011 under the Mineski tag. He managed to play in such clubs as Mineski, Execration, DeToNator, Neon Esports and others. Raging Potato's greatest success and biggest earnings have been with Execration and Mineski. Together with the first ones, he played at The International 2017 and took 13-16 place in the tournament, for which he received a reward for the team in the form of $ 123,440. In 2019, together with his teammates from Mineski, the esportsman managed not only to make his way to The International 2019 and overcome the group stage, but also to position himself at 9-12 positions in the standings. For such efforts, the team received a reward in the form of $ 686,602. For 10 years of his career, Ryan J. Qui has earned almost $ 230,000. Of the more or less significant victories, Raging Potato can only boast of a triumph at the World Esports Elite Competition, a championship with a prize pool of ~ $ 42,700. For the first place, the team received ~ $ 21,300.
Last season Team SMG played in their second season. The players were able to show good results in the competition and finished second in the tournament, which allowed them to advance to the top division this season. It is noteworthy that then MidOne and ah fu played under the SMG tag, which will continue to defend the honor of the club in the Dota Pro Circuit 2021/2022. In the Asian region, the team will face such rivals as T1, TNC Predator, Execration, Fnatic, OB.Neon, Omega Esports and Motivate.Trust Gaming.
DPC SEA 2021/22 Tour 1: Division I starts on December 1st and ends on January 22nd. Within the league, $ 205,000 and 690 Dota Pro Circuit rating points will be drawn.
Updated Team SMG roster:
- Yake 'MidOne' Zheng
- Kam 'Moon' Boon Seng
- Ryan 'Raging Potato' Jay Kui
- Tew 'ah fu' Song Chuan
- Roger 'Roddgeee' Tan Boon Tai