Fnatic looks to regain their footing at the top of the SEA DPC with a renewed Dota 2 roster, with mostly Filipino players in the team.
Just a few days ago, the deadline for roster lock-ins for Dota 2’s next DPC season has ended, bringing with it a surprising number of roster moves and changes that is sure to shake up the game at the highest competitive level. Today, we’ll be taking a look at Fnatic, who is now the top Dota 2 team in the Southeast Asian region after TNC Predator’s own major shakeup. That said, can this new roster find a similar place headed to TI11 by staying at the top of the DPC?
Fnatic Dota 2 roster
- Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto (position 1)
- Armel “Armel” Paul Tabios (mid-laner)
- Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong (off-laner)
- Djardel “DJ” Mampusti (soft support)
- Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla (hard support)
At a glance
Fnatic kept three of their five players from the TI10 squad, replacing Ng Kee “ChYan” Chyuan and Yang “Deth” Wu Hang with Armel from TNC Predator and Jaunuel from OB Neon, both well-known Filipino pros. With that, Jabz, who will now be taking over for the off-laner role, remains the only Thai in the team. DJ has shifted from a hard support to a soft support role in order to make way for Jaunuel.
Consistency is key
Fnatic made waves in the last DPC season as against the odds and with relatively new replacements, they managed to defeat TNC Predator to claim the last SEA spot for TI10. Although their appearance at Dota 2’s biggest stage was not the best, with Fnatic ending near bottom, it was an overall good performance considering they were knocked out by Team Spirit, the CIS rising stars who went on to win TI10. Thus, if they can find the consistency with their play in this next DPC season, it will be easy for Fnatic to stay on top of the Southeast Asian region of Dota 2.