Malaysian based Dota 2 team Fnatic announced the depature of KecikImba, KyxY, and JohnNy late last night. The team reshuffle comes shortly after a disappointing stint at this year’s The International Dota 2 Championship 2015.
The departure of the three players was announced through a statement on the Fnatic website. No reasons were given for the trio leaving, although the statement appears to indicate that they were removed by the management and not due to any of them moving to other teams.
KecikImba’s removal from the team comes as no surprise. The player has come under heavy criticism for his performance during TI5, and has been increasingly unpopular among fans. However, there was no indication that KyxY and JohnNy would also be leaving the team.
Remaining players Mushi and Ohaiyo will continue to form the core of Fnatic, and the team house will similarly remain in Malaysia. It is unknown who will be selected to replace the missing players, but it is likely that Malaysians will be considered first; mostly due to geographical proximity.
Also I just want to thank everyone for the insane amount of support. I already have a finalized new roster (sry no public info). I'll be ok.
— Aui 2000 (@Aui_2000) August 17, 2015
In other Dota 2 news, former Evil Geniuses player Aui_2000 has formed a new team after his removal from the TI5 Championship winner. The player was fired to make way for the return of Arteezy to the lineup, and has recently announced the formation of a new eSports team. No roster has been announced yet, but we know of at least three players who are looking for a new team as well.