Raven to Miss ESL One Malaysia 2022 due to COVID-19
Fnatic’s luck continues to worsen as its star carry, Marc "Raven" Fausto will not be joining the team at Genting, Malaysia for ESL One Malaysia 2022 as the carry has tested positive for COVID-19. This is also the main reason why Raven was sidelined during the GAMERS GALAXY Dota 2 Invitational HatYai Thailand. Fnatic also announced that Jinn "Palos" Lamatao from Execration will be standing in for Raven during the whole tournament while Raven recovers from COVID-19, having been isolated from the team during their stay in Thailand.
Raven tested positive for COVID-19, will miss out on ESL One Malaysia 2022
After a horrendous run at the Gamers Galaxy Dota 2 Invitational HatYai Thailand, Fnatic is looking to regain its footing at ESL One Malaysia before going into bootcamp, however it would have to do it without its carry, Marc "Raven" Fausto as he was confirmed to be tested positive for COVID-19 by team director Paolo “KTM” Gonzales Bago. Additionally, Raven was also sidelined from the Gamers Galaxy Dota 2 Invitational HatYai Thailand due to similar issues.
KTM also reassured Fnatic fans that Raven is currently recovering from COVID-19 as he is currently isolated in Thailand with KTM and before saying that the team manager, Rocelle “Celrose” Anne Cadavos is currently with the team to take care of its needs during the tournament.
Execration’s Palos is announced as Raven’s replacement for ESL One Malaysia 2022
Fnatic had earlier announced on Facebook that due to Raven’s condition, the team would announce a stand-in for ESL One Malaysia 2022. At first, the community speculated that Kim "Gabbi" Santos would be joining the team as the stand-in, however A couple of hours later, Fnatic announced that Jinn "Palos" Lamatao from Execration will be standing in for Raven for the tournament.
After achieving a Top Four finish at Gamers Galaxy Dota 2 Invitational, HatYai Thailand Execration were returning home to the Philippines. After arriving at 11PM yesterday in the Philippines, Palos received a call from KTM asking if he could travel to Malaysia on short notice to replace Raven for ESL One Malaysia 2022. Palos agreed, before traveling to Malaysia at 8 AM today to join the team later in the afternoon.
Fnatic is looking to reset its momentum, as it will face Boom Esports on the opening day of the group stage tomorrow, followed by a grudge match vs OG with Palos taking Raven’s place in the carry position.