Vladimir Noone Minenko is a Ukrainian esports player that trains and competes in Dota 2 for Virtus.Pro. He takes on the responsibility of playing the solo middle position with his favourite heroes, Shadow Fiend, Storm Spirit and Puck.
Aside from gaming, Minenko enjoys his free time visiting his family and loves to receive their support, encouraging him on to continue gaming. Vladimir loves to spend time with his teammates watching films, the latest one being The Life of Pi or his all-time favourite, Knocking on Heaven's door. Noone's love for sports, he watches football matches whilst enjoying a Mojito.
Where it all began:
Vladimir began playing World of Warcraft and eventually made the smooth transition into Dota 2 installed it in 2012, right after the second International. The first Dota hero that No[o]ne learnt was Pudge. He became more hooked into the game which led him to delete WoW.
His first competitive experience was at a StarLadder Series event where he won a prize of a $100. He made his debut with his first professional team Vega Squadron where Minenko won the ESL One New York 2015.
Virtus.Pro is a Russian esports company that was launched in 2003 with a team competing in Counter-Strike 1.6. From then on success after success, Virtus.Pro gathered a following and the association grew to support units that play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Hearthstone and Quake.
Virtus.Pro Dota 2 was originally created in 2012 with players like Kuroky, NS, Santa, Azen and Dread. Fast forward to 2016, after the poor performance at the qualifiers of The International 2016, the dota squad revamped their roster, acquiring the top dota players, RAMZES666, Noone, 9pasha, Lil and their team captain, Solo.
The latest tournaments that Noone and his team Virtus.Pro have participated include the DreamLeague Season 8, Adrenaline Cyber League and AMD SAPPHIRE Dota Pit League among many esports tournaments. The pro Dota 2 unit has also taken part in the qualifying matches of WESG 2017 Europe Finals, DreamLeague Season 8, Dota Summit 8 and PGL Open Bucharest 2017.
The highest earnings for Virtus.Pro Noone was when he participated in the World’s prestigious esports tournament, The International 2017. The Dota 2 squad lost to Team Liquid in the loser brackets to finish in fifth place and claim a prize of a staggering $1.1 million.
The second great achievement for Vladimir was the most recent ESL One Hamburg 2017. Virtus.Pro reached the finals to win against Team Secret with an unbeatable record of 2-0. Taking the championship title, the VP players were proud to claim a reward of a stunning $500K.
Minenko’s third accomplishment was at The Kiev Major 2017, competing for Virtus.Pro. The top unit managed to reach the finals battling against Team OG, however they lost with a score 2-3. VP finished in a close second place to claim a remarkable $500K.