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Eric Khor leaves position as Fnatic Dota’s Team Manager and Director for Southeast Asia

03:30 PM November 30, 2021

Eric Khor leaves his position as Fnatic Dota’s Team Manager and Director for Southeast Asia, as revealed in a Facebook post by the organization.

Screenshot taken from Fnatic Dota’s Facebook page

“Today, Eric Khor is stepping down as our Team Manager and Director for Southeast Asia. We would like to thank him for his dedication and hard work for over six years with Fnatic in SEA,” Fnatic Dota stated in the announcement. “Our guide, mentor, and friend, thank you Eric and we wish you all the best forward!”

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In an exclusive interview with Esports INQ, Khor revealed that his departure from the org was something that he decided several months ago.

“To depart [from Fnatic] at this time was something that I have decided several months ago. I promised Fnatic that I would ensure the team will be okay prior to my departure and I will assist in rebuilding the team for them, alongside our coach and new Team Director Paolo Bago,” Khor revealed. “I enjoyed my time as the Team Director for the Fnatic Dota 2 team. In my 6 years here, I have learned a lot and I would very much love to take on a bigger role with much higher responsibility with all the knowledge that I have attained.”

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As an integral part of Fnatic Dota for the past six years, Khor revealed that the best part of his stint with the organization was his interaction with their players.

“There [have] been a lot [of memorable times with Fnatic]. I can say that I am happy whenever we play well and finish high in tournaments, notably our 4th place run in TI6, 3rd place run in The Stockholm Major, and surprisingly, our qualification to The International 10 this year (considering it was a very rough [time] here for us). But my true joy comes with interacting with the bubbly and fun players under my wings. They are able to find so much joy in what they do and their energy is contagious. They crack jokes often and there has never been a dull day, even during rough times.”

With that said, Khor is ready for more as he will be heading to another esports organization as the new Head of Esports. However, Khor did not reveal which esports org he will be going to.

“I will be heading to another esports organization as their Head of Esports. I believe that I could bring a lot of value to a company and I intend to do so.”

With this development, Khor is replaced by Paolo Gonzales Bago as Fnatic Dota’s new team director. Bago’s credentials include being the Fnatic Dota’s team analyst and assistant coach during the 2019 season, Head Coach of the Gold Medal Philippine SIBOL Dota 2 National Team for SEA Games 2019, and former Chief Gaming Officer and founder of Tier 1 Entertainment’s Blacklist International.

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