Fnatic “temporarily” disbands DOTA2 team

Fnatic “temporarily” disbands DOTA2 team

12. February 2023 by Andrew Williams

Fnatic has announced that they are temporarily disbanding their Dota 2 team. The team failed to deliver the desired results and was recently relegated to the second division. The players of the line-up are now all allowed to look for a new home.

The 2023 Dota Pro Circuit proved to be difficult for some of the most well-known organizations in the scene. As the first tour came to an end, Fnatic and its lineup suddenly found itself in the second league after several failures. The team couldn’t deliver the desired results and this eventually led the organization to withdraw from the Dota 2 scene for the time being.

Rapid relegation to the second league

The relegation came as an extreme surprise and caused a lot of frowning. Considering the fact that the organization participated in the mega tournament The International 2022 just a few months ago, no one had expected such a turn of events. But even at The International 11, it was apparent that the team was struggling. Their run could have been much better and they finished the tournament in 13th place. Shortly after the tournament, the organization signed up well-known players from the region to catch up and get better again, but that didn’t work and things just kept getting worse.

Fnatic ends Dota 2 adventure

Fnatic’s latest lineup failed to win a single match until the last day of SEA DPC Tour One. A real low point that really shocked the fans. No one could quite explain why the losing streak didn’t slowly stop when the lineup looked pretty good on paper. While a few organizations have dabbled in Dota 2 over the years, Fnatic has been around for a really long time.

The organization put together their first Dota 2 team 12 years ago. Nevertheless, they have now decided to withdraw from the scene. Fnatic reported the news on Twitter and said that they have been thinking about the sustainability of their DOTA 2 team and that’s why they made the difficult decision to temporarily withdraw from the game.

DJardel “DJ” Mampust expressed his gratitude for the opportunity and the support Fnatic has given him over the course of 8 years. “It is my pride and joy to be part of one of the best esports organizations in the world. For me, Fnatic will always be an important part of my life and I wish them nothing but the best of luck in their future endeavors,” he said.

Will Fnatic compete in Dota 2 again?

The organization’s official announcement suggests that they will not compete for the entire 2023 DPC season. Whether or not anything will change about the situation, I guess we will only see with time.

This was Fnatic’s Lineup until now:

Kim “Gabbi” Santos
Djardel “DJ” Mampusti
Kim “kpii” Sau-Jing
Armel “Armel” Tabios
Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla