Dota 2 Team Bio: Fnatic
Fnatic is one of most famous esports organisations in the world, and has registered offices in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Australia. Despite its global reach, and the multi-national line-up of its teams, it is considered a European team.
Nevertheless, their Dota 2 squad has a distinctly south-east Asian focus, with most of its team originating from that region. The organisation’s Dota 2 team began its life in June 2015, when Fnatic acquired Team Malaysia. Fnatic are yet to win a Dota 2 Premier tier event, though they have enjoyed consistently high-placed finishes in tournament standings. Here, you can explore some more Fnatic Dota 2 top team info.
Highlights & Strengths
Recent highlights for the team include The International 2016, where they finished in fourth place, and took home a prize pot of $1.45 million. Their displays in the event attracted large audiences for their live streams on Twitch, and provoked some lively discussion on Reddit, with esports fans swapping key Fnatic Dota 2 top team info. In July 2016, Fnatic managed to finish in third place at the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2, winning $37,500.
Branding, Sponsorship, Logo
The Fnatic logo is well known on the esports scene, being an orange design, resembling a Chinese letter, which also looks a little like a person standing with outstretched arms. The team jersey also features this design prominently, and it also features on the team’s digital accessories and wallpapers.
Most team branded gear is black or a dark shade of silver grey. Fnatic have a large number of sponsors and commercial partners, including bookmakers GGBet, energy drinks brand Monster, Twitch TV, and gaming company MSI, amongst many others.
Team Roles, Expertise, Divisions
Chong Xin ‘Ohaiyo’ Khoo is Fnatic’s off laner, and one of their strongest all-round players. Following a team reshuffle in 2015, the Malaysian star, who has total career winnings in excess of $513,000, was tried in a semi-support role.
A continuing lack of team success meant that he was soon shifted back to his old position, though. Other roles on the roster are filled by South Koreans Kim ‘QO’ Seon-yeop and Kim ‘Febby’ Yong-min, players who play in the solo middle and support roles, respectively. Philippines national Djardel Jicko B. ‘DJ’ Mampusti plays as the team’s support or off laner. The line-up is completed by Galvin “Meracle” Kang Jian Wen, a Singaporean who can play as a carry or solo middle.
Roster & Achievements
Fnatic have repeatedly managed to place in the top echelons of Premier tier events since their foundation, but are yet to find the kind of consistent winning form which would make them a genuinely world-class outfit. The team managed to finish in 5th/6th at both the Manila and Shanghai Majors in 2016, as well as in 3rd/4th at the ESL One Manila. More practice in the team’s gaming house is needed, though, it would appear, for them to start really fulfilling their potential and taking home some tournament victories.