The Southeast Asian powerhouse is back with an all-regional lineup for the 2018-2019 campaign.
Last season, Fnatic caught a fair bit of attention as the Southeast Asian squad opted to bring in North American and European talent in a bid to help it reach the top of the regional hierarchy. Bringing in players from other regions is far from unheard of in the Dota 2 world, and the moves did help the team establish itself as one of the leading teams in the SEA region and make a 13th-16th place run at TI8 in Vancouver. However, the organization has chosen to go back to an all-Southeast Asian roster for the upcoming season, as the team had previously announced the departures of Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao, Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora, and Johan “pieliedie” Åström. In their place come a trio of Southeast Asian stars, as the team announced today that Carry Pyo “MP” No-a, Offlaner Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang, and Support Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong will be rounding out the team’s new roster, while Kim “DuBu” Doo-young will take on the role of coach for the organization.
With these moves, Fnatic has manged to rebuild and reload its roster into one of the more formidable within the Southeast Asian region. The team has veteran experience and young talent to a somewhat scary degree with this lineup, and Fnatic now seem like a clear candidate to retain its position near the top of the regional hierarchy. Barring any sort of interpersonal or communications issues among the team’s new players, this Fnatic roster looks as strong as any that we’ve seen in the region so far through the offseason shuffle. Like all of the squads making changes to their rosters this offseason, Fnatic will likely need a bit of time to fully adjust to its new circumstances. However, expect this new Fnatic roster to be a near immediate powerhouse within the Southeast Asian region this season, and a squad that could potentially be a regional leader on the Pro Circuit.
The new roster of Fnatic:
Pyo “MP” No-a (Carry)
Abed “Abed” Azel L. Yusop (Mid)
Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang (Offlane)
Djardel Jicko B. “DJ” Mampusti (Support)
Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong (Support)
Kim “DuBu” Doo-young (Coach)
Eric “ReiNNNN” Khor (Manager)