Malaysian Gaming Star 'MidOne' and Team Secure US$100,000 for Charity in International Tournament
Malaysian esports superstar Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng has been making waves in the international Dota community for years, having had an extremely successful run with Dota organisation Team Secret, with strong finishes at multiple world-class tournaments.
Alongside his new team, the reigning Dota 2 world champions Red Bull OG, MidOne has successfully reached the semi-finals of the Gamers Without Borders international charity tournament, securing a cool US$100,000 for their charity of choice: the International Medical Corps.
The Gamers Without Borders international tournament is an online spectacle with a charity prize pool of US$10 million, covering a wide range of esports over a duration of one and a half months. The winners of each tournament will be able to choose from a range of COVID-related charities to donate their winnings to.
Despite a strong performance throughout the tournament, Red Bull OG finally fell to Natus Vincere from Ukraine, who were subsequently bested by Team Secret in the grand finals. The overall charity Dota 2 tournament saw a total of US$1.5 million donated to COVID-19 charities.
“To be able to help donate to the important charities fighting COVID-19 for my team feels good. I have missed competitive gaming, so it’s definitely lifted the boredom and given us and everyone watching from around the world some fun and entertainment. The world needs some positivity right now and gaming can help with that. It was a fun tournament. It’s definitely inspiring that everybody in the event is contributing to the world.”
- Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng