Fnatic Parts Ways With Jabz and Coach Sunbhie
Following a disappointing run at The International 2022 (TI11), Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong and Lee "SunBhie" Jeong-jae have parted ways with Fnatic after a near-two year tenure with the Southeast Asian organization. Fnatic’s Dota 2 roster is now down to four players ahead of the next Dota 2 Pro Circuit (DPC) season. The changes come following a disappointing performance at TI11, where the team was knocked out of the tournament in the first round of the playoffs.
Sunbhie and Jabz’s two year journey with Fnatic comes to an end
“Their time and contributions to Fnatic are nothing short of valuable, thank you both for everything and we wish you best of luck!,” wrote Fnatic in their announcement of the departures.
Fnatic’s roster following this change is as follows:
Armel Paul "Armel" Tabios
Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto
Djardel Jicko B. "DJ" Mampusti
Jaunuel "Jaunuel" Arcilla
Jabz’s tenure in Fnatic is certainly surprising considering that he was one of the players who was associated with the SEA lineup for the longest time. The Thai player joined Fnatic in September 2018 and has played in the organization in various capacities including offlaner, soft support and as the hard support. He was also Fnatic’s de facto captain in multiple campaigns and won multiple events including the DOTA Summit 12 and the World E-sports Legendary League during his run with the organization.
Sunbhie joined the Southeast Asian organization after a long stint in Team Secret and helped lead it to multiple first place finishes in Dota 2 Pro Circuits.
It will be interesting to see the potential replacements for Jabz and Sunbhie in the SEA organization. Daryl “iceiceice” Koh was recently let go by Team SMG and could prove to be a worthy candidate for the vacant offlane role in Fnatic.