MidOne and 343 leave Fnatic just after DJ left the team. Fnatic is now left with Mushi and Ohaiyo on their current roster.
After 10 days of International 6, Fnatic announces the departure of MidOne, Dj and 343 from their roster and now left with only 2 active players on the team.
Fnatic emerged stronger than expected as they were able to finish at top 4 during the International 6. The earlier team also had some minor changes as they recruited 343 and net departed from the team. Fnatic is the scariest team to play against in SEA region. Players like Mushi and Ohaiyo have mostly dominated the SEA region for a long time including their presence in Orange eSports, Titan, Team Malaysia and Fnatic.
After not being successful for a long time and failing at frankfurt as Fnatic was knocked out during their first match by OG, they were able to maintain a strong roster and the lineup looked promising.
Yeik ‘MidOne’ Nai Zheng’s Statement on this situation
“I am leaving Fnatic because I want to experience more of the competitive scene and try out new things and new players. I have been with Fnatic for nine long months and I appreciate all the good times we had together in that time. I wish everybody good luck in the upcoming year”
Djardel ‘DJ’ Mampusti
“After living overseas for 2 years, I wanted to rest a little bit and spend most of my time in the Philippines. I’m now considering playing locally instead of playing outside my country. To my former team, I want to say thanks for everything. I really learned a lot of things by playing with you guys. Good luck in your future. I will miss Malaysia, our boot camp and all the players, our hardworking manager Eric and the never-ending support of the Fnatic organization, especially CGO Patrik. Right now I’m just going to enjoy some rest, stay away from Dota for a little while and eventually join a team here in the Philippines”
Adam ‘343’ Shah
“Playing in this team was an amazing experience, I would like to take a short break as it has been a really tiring year for me. I’d like to say a humongous thank you to Fnatic as well as my teammates, we shall meet again”
This shows that there were no harsh feeling among the players. It was just that players wanted to rest or wanted to get back to their country. DJ was announced as a stand in for Exceration and maybe a permanent player for the team as he moves back to the Philippines and he will continue his journey from his home country.
Eric ‘reinn’ Khor Wei Soon – Fnatic’s team Manager
“I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of the Fnatic family this season (Black, ADTR, and Net included). With that said, I am sad to see DJ, 343 and MidOne departing from the team […] To Dj, MidOne, and 343: It has been a pleasure managing all three of you and I am sure you will find success in your next steps. The Fnatic Dota 2 team will again be rebuilt by the remaining members Mushi and Ohaiyo”
Team manager Eric states about his sadness on the departure of DJ, 343 and MidOne but also announced that they will be rebuilding the team with Mushi and Ohaiyo. We can expect a return of Net to the team since he is currently a free agent.
Fnatic’s current roster
Chai ‘Mushi’ Yee Fung
Chong Xin ‘Ohaiyo’ Khoo
We wish Fnatic, DJ,343 and MidOne all the best for their upcoming future and challenges.
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