Xepher Stands In For Fnatic at the BTS Pro Series Season 3

Vignesh Raghuram
13/Sep/2020 10:05 am

Xepher to stand-in for Fnatic for the BTS Pro Series 3 tournament
Iceiceice will continue to take a break until DPC resumes

Former Geek Fam player Kenny “Xepher” Deo will be standing in for Fnatic in the ongoing BTS Pro Series Season 3 tournament, the organization has announced on their social media handles.

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Xepher Will Be Standing in For Fnatic

The announcement states that Xepher will be competing in Fnatic in the ongoing tournament. 

The Southeast Asian team will be playing in the BTS Pro Series Season 3 tournament. Unfortunately, the team has not yet been able to replace Daryl Koh "iceiceice" Pei Xiang who recently took a break from competitive Dota until the restart of the DPC. Hence, they had to find someone to stand-in for the Singaporean offlaner, in his place.

Previously former T1 offlaner, Lee "Forev" Sang-don played as the stand-in, at the ESL One Thailand 2020 tournament. However, it appears that Fnatic has decided to go in a different direction for this tournament.

So Fnatic’s lineup for the BTS Pro Series Season 3 will be:

  • Marc Polo “Raven” Luic Fausto
  • Kam “Moon” Boon Seng
  • Kenny "Xepher" Deo
  • Djardel “DJ” Mampusti
  • Nico "eyyou" Barcelon

It is unclear on whether Xepher will be playing as a support or as an offlaner. Previously, Filipino player Djardel Jicko B. "DJ" Mampusti played as an offlaner in Execration was back in 2016, so there is definitely adaptability in the squad.

Execration DJ DJ played as an offlaner for Execration in Late 2016 and Early 2017 | Image via Mineski

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Fnatic’s next series in the BTS Pro Series 3 will be up against the ESL One Thailand Champions, TNC Predator. The match will take place tomorrow at 02:00 PM SGT.


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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.