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3-time Dota Major winner MidOne secretly whaled for Genshin waifu Kamisato Ayaka

Updated on March 18, 12:34 p.m. (GMT+8): Improved relevancy.

Long-time professional Dota 2 player Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng doesn’t just spend his days destroying Ancients — he explores the vast world of Genshin Impact’s Teyvat as well.

The ex-OG Esports offlaner is known throughout the Dota 2 community as a one of the best Invoker players in the scene alongside Nigma Galaxy’s Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi, Evil Geniuses’ Abed Azel Yusop, and TI10 champion and Team Spirit’s Alexander “Torontotokyo” Khertek.

On his list of achievements, MidOne was the first player to hit 8,000 MMR on the Southeast Asia server and has bagged three Dota 2 Major championship titles at The Chongqing Major, the MDL Disneyland Paris Major, and DreamLeague Season 8 during his time with Team Secret.

Apart from Dota, he also plays Call of Duty: Warzone, and Genshin Impact.

MidOne outed himself as a massive Genshin Impact player in 2022, owns a C6 Kamisato Ayaka

Screenshot by Kristine Tuting/ONE Esports

The Malaysian player posted a screenshot of his Genshin account on Twitter in May 2022, showing all the characters that he owns in the HoYoverse game. He is very fond of the 5-star character and Cryo sword user Kamisato Ayaka, so much so that he unlocked all of her constellations.

Constellations are upgrades that improve a character’s set of talents. Each newly-acquired Genshin character starts at constellation 0. Players can only unlock each constellation by acquiring another copy of the character, which they have to roll for, up to a maximum of six.

Kamisato Ayaka constellation

Credit: HoYoverse

CONSTELLATION NAMEEFFECT1. Snowswept SakuraWhen Kamisato Ayaka’s Normal or Charged Attacks deal Cryo DMG to opponents, it has a 50% chance of decreasing the CD of Kamisato Art: Hyouka by 0.3s. This effect can occur once every 0.1s.2. Blizzard Blade Seki no ToSeki no To When casting Kamisato Art: Soumetsu, unleashes 2 smaller additional Frostflake Seki no To, each dealing 20% of the original storm’s DMG.3. Frostbloom KamifubukiIncreases the Level of Kamisato Art: Soumetsu by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.4. Ebb and FlowOpponents damaged by Kamisato Art: Soumetsu’s Frostflake Seki no To will have their DEF decreased by 30% for 6s.5. Bloom Cloud IrutsukiIncreases the Level of Kamisato Art: Hyouka by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.6. Dance of SuigetsuKamisato Ayaka gains Usurahi Butou every 10s, increasing her Charged Attack DMG by 298%. This buff will be cleared 0.5s after Ayaka’s Charged ATK hits an opponent, after which the timer for this ability will restart.

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Similar to Filipino actor and Genshin whale Alden Richards and his C6 Ayato, the pro player probably spent an estimated amount of US$3,000 to get a C6 Kamisato Ayaka in a worst-case scenario.

This estimated computation does not include the free Primogems that can be obtained through quests, Masterless Starglitters that can be converted to Intertwined Fates, and the extra Genesis Crystals that come with certain top-ups.

MidOne has yet to reveal his total and official spending in the game. However, one thing is for sure — his love for Ayaka is immeasurable.

Aside from Ayaka, he also owns two other 5-star characters, Diluc and Mona, and has plenty of 4-stars in his party such as Sayu, Sucrose, Xingqiu, Rosaria, Bennett, and Xiangling. MidOne’s account was level 40 at world level 5 at the time of writing.

His former teammate, Martin “Saksa” Sazdov, marveled at the rarity of his tweet rather than the impressive C6 Kamisato Ayaka.

“You gotta play it, Martin,” he convinced his friend. “Get your waifu going.”

Aside from MidOne, Alliance’s Henrik “Admiral Bulldog” Ahnberg has also played Genshin.