After EternalEnvy, Universe and Pieliedie’s departure from the Fnatic squad, they have welcomed Iceicece, MP and Jabz to the now all-SEA squad.
A few weeks ago, Fnatic announced the departure of Pieliedie, Universe and EternalEnvy from their Dota 2 squad. The decision came after Fnatic’s unsatisfactory performance at the TI8. Now Fnatic has announced that Iceiceice, MP, and Jabz will be joining their Dota 2 Squad along with DJ and Abed.
The departed players from the Fnatic squad were all non-SEA players; Universe and EternalEnvy are from NA whereas Pieliedie is Swedish. The three new additions will make Fnatic an all-SEA squad now. This could be a good thing for the team as fewer cultural differences mean better communication and cooperation. Moreover, Jabz and Iceiceice have been playing together since 2016.
Regarding the move, iceiceicie said:
“I like the team house a lot and Eric buys me teh halia”
MP previously played with the MVP Phoenix team which reached TI6. MP commented:
“I am very happy to be joining Fnatic. I arrived in Malaysia three days ago and so far, everything has been perfect. I enjoy the Malaysian food, my teammates are fun to be around and the house is very comfortable. I hope that we will bring you some exciting games in the upcoming qualifiers.”
They have also brought in DuBu, MP’s former Immortals teammate who will be taking a break as a player and will take the duties of the coach. Jabz will take on the fifth position and be the captain of the team. Iceiceice will take on the role of the offlaner, whereas MP will be the team’s carry. Abed will remain the midlaner and DJ will be the fourth position support.
In other news, EternalEnvy has moved back to NA as the captain of the new Complexity roster. Universe is now in Quincy Crew, which was formerly VG.J Storm.
The Dota 2 Fnatic Squad:
#1: Pyo ‘MP’ No-a
#2: Abed ‘Abed’ Yusop
#3: Daryl Koh ‘iceiceice’ Pei Xiang
#4: Djardel ‘DJ’ Mampusti
#5: Anucha ‘Jabz’ Jirawong♔