Fnatic announces new Dota 2 roster
SEA welcomes a new powerhouse.
The esports giant, Fnatic, has held an incomplete Dota 2 squad since legendary player Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung left the squad in early February. They’ve missed out on a couple of qualifiers and tournaments as a result of the absence such as the Kiev Major Qualifiers.Offlaner Chong “Ohaiyo” Xin Khoo and support player Kim “Febby” Yong-Min have already expressed that they will be remaining with the team despite Mushi’s departure.
Joining the team as the new midlaner is South Korean Kim “QO” Seon-Yeop. QO spent some time in the North American region with now disbanded Team WanteD- and failed to achieve anything, nevertheless QO is better remembered for his time with MVP Pheonix where he and Febby had an insanely good year in 2016, where they not only qualified for a lot of tournaments, but they also placed very high in them including a top 4 finish at the Shanghai Major, and although the midlaner is known for his aggressive playstyle and deep davai moments, but I’m sure Febby already knows how to deal with this aggression.
Also joining the team is Singaporean carry player, Galvin “Meracle” Kang Jian Wen. Meracle is most known for single-handedly changing the course of Dota 2 by introducing the Radiance Naga Siren playstyle we have all come to love (or hate). He has spent the majority of the last two years in mandatory national service, but once he finished that, he immediately joined Mineski’s Dota 2 squad but the team has also failed to create results and thus, the recent revamp.
Returning to the team is the Filipino support player, Djardel “DJ” Mampusti, who left the team after TI6 to play in the Philippines because he said he missed being at home. When asked why he came back to Fnatic, DJ responded by saying “‘Because Eric asked me to’. It might sound like a joke, but it is actually a testament to how close I am with the management and players from Fnatic. I think that we are building a great team and I think we can go far.”
It still remains to be seen how this new Fnatic squad will fare, but fans won’t have to wait long as competition is right around the corner as the team will be playing on April 7 in the Summit 7s qualifiers.