Fnatic Parts Ways With ChYuan and Deth
The first major roster change following The International 10 (TI10) has hit Southeast Asia (SEA) with Fnatic parting ways with midlaner Ng "ChYuan" Kee Chyuan and offlaner Yang "Deth" Wu Heng. Through a Facebook post, Fnatic noted that it was hard to say goodbye to "such amazing players," but it needed to reevaluate its goals and direction for the future. The contracts of the two players expired after TI10 and so, ChYuan and Deth are now open to exploring new opportunities for the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2022. Fnatic recently competed at TI10 and finished 9th-12th.
ChYuan and Deth are no longer Fnatic members
“Today we bid farewell to ChYuan and Deth-sama,” Fnatic announced as it thanked the players for their contribution.
Following the roster change, Fnatic's Dota 2 lineup is as follows:
Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto
Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong
Djardel Jicko B. "DJ" Mampusti
Both ChYuan and Deth are two of Fnatic’s latest recruits, having been brought on during the second season of the DPC 2021 and before the TI10 regional qualifiers, respectively. At first, ChYuan played in the offlane for the team but shifted to the midlane after the recruitment of Deth. Both of them helped the team qualify for TI10 after winning the SEA qualifier.
Fnatic didn't have the most impressive performance at TI10. The team finished seventh in the group stage with six wins and ten losses in 16 games. Thus, the team was drafted into the lower bracket, where it faced Team Undying in the first round. Even though Fnatic survived the grueling BO1 round, Team Spirit beat them handily in the second lower bracket round. Team Spirit went on to win TI10 after a remarkable run through the lower bracket.
Fnatic is now looking to assess its options before committing to a final lineup for DPC 2022, as it noted. The team has seemingly decided to keep its old players and create a new lineup around them unless Fnatic announces more changes to its roster in the coming days. Many free agents are available in the SEA scene right now.
Additionally, ChYuan and Deth will look for new teams. Deth has already announced the search for a new Dota 2 team via a tweet.
As the DPC 2022 is reportedly scheduled to begin on 29th Nov 2021, there is little more than a month left for these parties to explore and finalize their best options.