Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko’s began competing in Dota 2 seriously in 2014, playing in various online leagues with semi-professional teams. Despite his still being in school, his skills earned him a spot with Vega Squadron, a team who he would spend his early career with.
His first outings with Vega Squadron were successful, helping the team win or perform well in a number of online leagues. Vega’s standing in Dota 2 grew steadily over the year, culminating with No[o]ne skipping his prom to earn the team a in The International 2015 Wild Card tournament. The team was eliminated in third place, never reaching the main stage.
No[o]ne remained with Vega Squadron for the following season, which started with a bang as the team won ESL One New York 2015 and was given a direct invitation to the Frankfurt Major. Vega was up and down throughout the remainder of the year, failing to qualify for various events while posting the occasional strong result in events such as WePlay Dota 2 League Season 3 and ESL One Frankfurt 2016.
The team’s results didn’t warrant a direct invitation to The International 2016 and Vega Squadron failed to qualify for the event. No[o]ne left the team after and joined Virtus.pro, forming a new and lasting core for the team alongside fellow Vega Squadron alumni Pavel "9pasha" Khvastunov and Alexey "Solo" Berezin. This iteration of the team quickly became one of the best in Dota 2, making its live event debut with a first-place finish at The Summit 6.
The squad entered the Boston Major as one of the favorites to win, but was handed an early elimination at the hands of Evil Geniuses. It rebounded with a grand finals appearance at the Kiev Major, which was followed by a string of strong placements in live events. Virtus.pro entered The International 2017 as one of the favorites to win the event, but was instead eliminated in fifth place.
Following TI7, the Dota Pro Circuit was implemented. Virtus.pro was by far the most successful team during the first season, winning four different majors. During this time No[o]ne firmly cemented himself as possibly the best mid laner in Dota 2. Unfortunately, VP once again finished fifth at The International despite entering the tournament as a favorite to win.
VP stuck with its roster following TI8 and picked up right where they left off by winning the Kuala Lumpur Major. This established No[o]ne and his teammates as the first five-time Dota 2 major winners. The team remained very strong throughout the year and again entered The International 2019 as one of the top contenders. This time, they flopped at the event en route to a ninth-place finish.
The TI9 stumble proved too much for VP, which resulted in the organization shaking up its roster and rebuilding around No[o]ne and Solo. The team struggled in the early stages of the 2019-2020 Dota Pro Circuit season as the team frequently tinkered with its roster. The team found its form as the season went on, eventually hitting its stride in the online leagues that replaced majors and minors in the second half of the season.