Fnatic’s Dota 2 team has announced its new lineup as three players join remaining members Mushi and Ohaiyo. With the addition of these new players, Fnatic is no longer a fully Malaysian team, although the team has also announced plans to establish a gaming house in Malaysia for the team to live and train in.
Black^, Net and DJ (formerly playing under the handle Chrissy) have joined the team to fill its ranks. German Black^ is an established Dota 2 competitor who has competed in three previous Internationals. He returns to the active player roster after spending TI5 as a coach for MVP HOT6ix.
Net rejoins his compatriots Mushi and Ohaiyo, after being left out during the change from Team Malaysia to Fnatic. He is no stranger to the competitive Dota 2 scene having played in TI4 with Titan. The Fnatic announcement claims that he will be an asset to the team for his “game-sense and prediction of opposition movements”.
Former Rave player DJ has joined the team from the Philippines, and is the biggest question mark of the new lineup. DJ traditionally plays the solo mid position, which was expected to be Mushi’s position. Fans have blamed Mushi’s willingness to allow KecikImba the mid position for Fnatic’s early exit at the recently concluded TI5. It is still unknown who will take the middle lane position for the team, although speculation has it that DJ may end up playing an aggressive support role instead.
Fnatic is also working on securing a gaming house in Malaysia for the team to use as a base. There is no news yet on what the setup will be, but it looks like the European sponsored team is looking to remain in Malaysia for the long term.