Raven, DJ, and Jabz with Fnatic at TI10

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Fnatic Retains Jabz, Raven, and DJ

Rakshak Kathuria
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South East Asia's premier Dota 2 team Fnatic has announced that Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong, Djardel Jicko B. "DJ" Mampusti, and Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto will remain on the roster.
Additionally, DJ has also moved into his signature position four role for the upcoming Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season.
The final lineup for Fnatic will be announced on 20th Nov 2021.

The roster changes and retentions among Dota 2 teams have picked up in full force towards the final days of this post The International 10 (TI10) shuffle period. South East Asia's (SEA) premier Dota 2 team Fnatic has announced that Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong, Djardel Jicko B. "DJ" Mampusti, and Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto will remain on the roster. Additionally, DJ has also moved into his signature position four role for the upcoming Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season. The final lineup for Fnatic will be announced tomorrow on 20th Nov 2021.

Jabz, Raven, and DJ will stay with Fnatic in the DPC 2021-22

A blog post on Fnatic's website announced that the contracts of Jabz and Raven had been extended by a year while DJ will continue to be a part of the organization as well under his multi-year agreement.

Fnatic’s Dota 2 roster currently consists of the following players.

  1. Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto

  2. TBD

  3. TBD

  4. Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong

  5. Djardel Jicko B. "DJ" Mampusti

Lee "SunBhie" Jeong-jae, who has been coaching Fnatic for the past two years, will continue to lead the new roster as he retains his position.

Since joining Fnatic in late 2018, Jabz has proven to be a valuable member of the team, playing a variety of roles in this time. The team parted ways with him for a short time in 2020 but he was soon welcomed back. Recently, Jabz has also been serving as the captain of the team.

“I am excited to extend my contract with Fnatic. Our journey has been amazing and I really look forward to continue leading our team along with new guys coming in. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us as a team,” Jabz said in response to his contract extension with Fnatic.

Raven, one of the best and most experienced carry players in a region filled with core players, has been with Fnatic since August 2020. “We have done great things together and I'm happy to go even further with Fnatic. I believe that with the work we have done and we continue to do, we can achieve more and we can be the best team in SEA,” wrote Raven.

DJ, undoubtedly the most important player for Fnatic over the years, will continue to be a part of the squad for yet another season. In his sixth year with the organization, he will be playing as the position four after having occupied the position five role in the past few months.

Jabz's role in the team is unclear at this point because of the versatility he has demonstrated throughout his career but Raven is expected to continue playing as the safelaner. According to Dota 2 Pro Tracker, Jabz has been playing offlane in his pubs a lot lately. Nevertheless, speculation is not required anymore as the "worst-kept secret in SEA" - Fnatic's roster for the DPC 2021-22 will be revealed tomorrow.

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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.