Fnatic Benches Midlaner Moon

Rakshak Kathuria
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  • Fnatic has made another roster change in the 2021 DPC Season by moving midlaner, Moon, to the team’s inactive roster.
  • The roster change follows Fnatic's failures to directly qualify for TI10 following disappointing performances at the Singapore Major and second DPC season.
  • Fnatic has not announced Moon's replacement at the time of writing this article.

Fnatic has made another roster change in the 2021 DPC Season by moving midlaner, Kam "Moon" Boon Seng, to the team’s inactive roster. The organization announced via its social media handles that Moon was allowed to explore new opportunities because of this decision, which means the Malaysian midlaner will no longer be playing with the team. The roster change follows Fnatic's failures to directly qualify for TI10 following disappointing performances at the Singapore Major and second DPC season. The team now has approximately one month to find Moon’s replacement in time for the TI10 SEA qualifiers that begin on June 30, 2021.

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Fnatic moves Moon to its inactive roster

Fans had been questioning Moon's recent underwhelming performances because he did not appear to be living up to his potential. Though the teams are at a very sensitive time on the road to TI, Fnatic has now made the tough decision to part ways with him.

Fnatic’s active Dota 2 roster now is:

  1. Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto
  2. TBD
  3. Ng "ChYuan" Kee Chyuan
  4. Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong
  5. Djardel Jicko B. "DJ" Mampusti

After being a part of Fnatic from September 2019, Moon had established himself as one of the team's staple players. Though the team had a couple of underwhelming tournaments in the form of MDL Chengdu Major and DreamLeague Season 13 after Moon’s arrival, they had bounced back in the online Dota 2 season to dominate SEA and win five tournaments on the trot. 

Fnatic Benches Midlaner Moon
Moon's results with Fnatic in 2020 and 2021
Image Via Liquipedia
The first DPC season had been a great success as the team topped the SEA Upper Division. However, they massively faltered in the Singapore Major, losing back-to-back series against Evil Geniuses and OB.Neon to find themselves knocked out of the tournament. Masaros was replaced by ChYuan, but the team's performance did not improve in the second DPC season. They failed to make the cut for the WePlay AniMajor after Execration destroyed them in the tiebreakers. 

Fnatic will be preparing for the upcoming TI10 SEA qualifiers which will be held from June 30 - July 3, 2021. The qualifiers are going to be highly competitive with teams like OB.Neon, BOOM Esports, and Motivate.Trust Gaming already confirmed. If TNC Predator, Execration, and even T1 fail to reach their desired results at the WePlay AniMajor, they may join the TI10 qualifiers and make the competition even more fierce.

Fnatic is yet to announce its new midlaner. As far as Moon is concerned, his chances of playing at TI10 seem even slimmer with this transfer since he does not have a lot of time to find a new team.


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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.

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