ESL One: Genting - Dota 2 Roster Announcement
Posted 2017-01-04 Jakazolo
After a year of mixed success for Fnatic Dota 2 we now enter a new period of rebuilding. Of course many fans will already be aware of our recent departures; Demon, Raven and eyyou moving on to new opportunities while Mushi and Ohaiyo carry the torch forward into 2017.
As the team’s progress plateaued in the aftermath of our September reshuffle, one of the problems identified was a lack of consistency in play. What we could see was five individually brilliant and committed players, who didn’t share the same direction to win matches. Obviously this hindered the team from challenging at premier tournaments, so as we have contemplated this new lineup, player compatibility has been paramount in our selection.
Now after closely considering several options, we are delighted to now be announcing three new additions to the roster.
First off, let us welcome Febby to our ranks, joining the team after a very successful period with MVP Phoenix. A definite cause for excitement among Fnatic Dota 2 fans, Febby has established himself in recent times as arguably the most gifted No. 4 in all of South East Asia. Taking up the same role within Fnatic, we’re hyped to see him continue this form long into 2017.
In his rookie year, InYourDream will be starting his own professional adventure, competing on our lineup as a rotating mid and carry with Mushi. Among the most skilled new players on the SEA server, the young indonesian boasts one of the highest MMRs in the region. Having caught the eye of our veteran players and support staff alike, we’re excited to see what his raw, new perspective will bring to the fray.
Completing the lineup will be the DotA veteran and legend of the game, Yamateh, standing in temporarily for us at ESL One Genting, playing as our hard support. With multiple premier appearances and a world of experience under his belt, we’re pumped about what he’s got to offer, especially seeing him side by side with Mushi, his rival from days gone by.
Yee Fung "Mushi" Chai - Mid/Carry
Muhammad Rizky "Inyourdream" Anugrah - Mid/Carry
Chong Xin "Ohaiyo" Khoo - Offlaner
Yong-min "Febby" Kim - Roaming Support
Ng "YamateH" Wei Poong - Hard Support (Stand in)
As we’ve already mentioned, synergy within the team was a top priority. We’ve managed to secure a squad brimming with talent; one sharing a core set of values in terms of achieving success, and one that we’re eager to see fighting at the highest level of international competition.
As well as announcing our new members, we’re keen to use this opportunity to say thank you to all of our Dota 2 fans. Though the last few months have sadly not met expectations, we are stoked for what’s to come in 2017; there’s no doubt we’ll be challenging at majors again soon.
Once again, thank you to our fans for the continued support; we’ll see you all in Genting!
Eric “reinnnn” Khor Wei Soon
I am very excited to present our line-up for ESL Genting and with that welcome Febby, InYourDream and Yamateh to the Fnatic family. We've been hard at work preparing for 2017 ever since we failed to qualify for the Boston Majors, and we are confident that this group of players have what it takes to represent our region in a respectful fashion on the world stage.