The former coach turned player for Fnatic is parting ways with the organization to join a new team for the upcoming 2019-2020 season
Support and Captain Kim “DuBu” Doo-young has announced that he is looking for a new team, bringing an apparent end to his time with the Fnatic organization. DuBu originally came to Fnatic as a coach at the beginning of the 2018-2019 season, holding that position for a period of around 9 months before being moved into the team’s active lineup at the end of June. He participated in TI9 with Fnatic, but after a 13th-16th place performance at the event itself, it would appear that DuBu is seeking other opportunities moving forward. In his announcement, DuBu expressed an openness towards playing in any region, with the Support having previously made the move away from Southeast Asia with stints on Digital Chaos and Immortals within the North American region. As of right now, Fnatic has not confirmed DuBu’s departure from the roster.
DuBu will now enter free agency as a player with a wealth of experience at the professional level, having begun his career back in 2014. He has participated in 3 TIs, 4 Majors, and 3 Minors, with his best performance among those appearance being a 4th place finish at The Shanghai Major 2016 as a member of MVP.Phoenix. His experience across both the Southeast Asian and North American regions speaks to a certain degree of flexibility and adaptability that will likely give DuBu more potential opportunities to find a new squad for the upcoming season. While his most recent appearance with Fnatic on the TI stage did not result in an overly successful finish (7-10 with a 13th-16th place finish), DuBu himself put together some solid numbers, averaging 14.18 assists per game (23rd most among all TI9 participants). Between his strong previous experience and solid play at TI9, DuBu should have options available moving forward as he looks for a new team for the upcoming season.
The roster of Fnatic following the departure of DuBu:
Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong (Carry)
Abed “Abed” Azel L. Yusop (Mid)
Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang (Offlane)
Djardel Jicko B. “DJ” Mampusti (Support)
Park “March” Tae-won (Coach)
Eric “ReiNNNN” Khor (Manager)