“It’s been more than two months since we last played an official game. Since then, we as a team decided to skip Kiev Majors in favor of scouting players who we think would bring new glory to the team.”
– Fnatic Manager Eric “Reinnnn” Khor
Fnatic has announced their newest lineup, and they’ve got big names on their roster.
Chong “Ohaiyo” Xin Khoo has been around for almost two years now. Fnatic picked up Ohaiyo and the rest of the Team Malaysia squad after amazing performances in tournaments. During The International 2015 however, Fnatic had a disappointing outing, which caused a reshuffle, with all but Ohaiyo leaving the team. Ohaiyo proved to be a loyal player, adjusting roles to fit the new players, shifting from his offlane role to a semi-support role. They finished 4th place at The International 2016.
Kim “Febby” Yong-min joined the team earlier this year, after much success with MVP Phoenix. Febby is regarded as one of the best Supports in South East Asia. With all his experience and titles under his belt, Fnatic look to Febby, as well as Ohaiyo, to build the foundation of their new squad and lead them to SEA domination.
Kim “QO” Seon-yeop is known for his strong Templar Assassin and Slark play. Fans will be excited to watch him and his aggressive playstyle. Fnatic don’t have to worry too much about team chemistry, as QO was also on MVP Phoenix with Febby.
Fnatic bring in another solid player in Galvin “Meracle” Kang Jian Wen. A strong mechanical player who likes to split push and is renowned for his Naga Siren, Fnatic look to him to carry their games. Meracle also had a good 2016, finishing top in several minor tournaments with Mineski.
Finally, Fnatic welcome back their beloved star Djardel Jicko B. “DJ” Mampusti. Part of their stellar TI6 performance, DJ rejoins with Fnatic to complete their “SEA Monster Team.”
“When people ask me why I rejoined Fnatic, the answer is always the same – ‘Because Eric asked me to’. It might sound like a joke, but it is actually testament to how close I am with the management and players from Fnatic. I think that we are building a great team and I think we can go far.”
The new look Fnatic plan to blow away the competition this coming April 7, where they try to qualify for The Summit 7.
Feature photo credits: Fnatic Facebook