Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Fnatic to disband DOTA 2 team after underwhelming DPC run

Esports giant Fnatic will temporarily shut down its Dota 2 operations following an underwhelming campaign in the Dota Pro Circuit SEA 2023 Tour 1: Division I, the organization announced on Friday night.

Coming off another The International appearance, Fnatic was expected to reclaim the SEA region after undergoing a roster overhaul that saw them nab Filipino Dota 2 star Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte and Australian veteran Damien “kpii” Chok.

However, the team failed to live up to expectations and finished the first tour with a league-worst 1-6 standing which relegated them to the second division.

“After reflecting on the sustainability of our DOTA 2 roster, we’ve made the hard decision to temporarily withdraw from the title,” said Fnatic in an official statement.

Gabbi, kpii, Armel “Armel” Tabios, Djardel “DJ” Mampusti, and Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla will continue to play their final tournament under Fnatic in the ongoing BTS Pro Series.

Fnatic vowed to help their players and staff find a new home for the next tour.

“We are working hard to source a new home for our existing Dota players and staff before formally leaving the DPC Tour 2023,” said Fnatic.

“The current roster will continue to represent Fnatic through the ongoing BTS Pro Series, after which we will support each of them as they explore their next steps in their careers,” the statement continued.

Fnatic expressed their utmost gratitude to all the individuals who have been part of their journey throughout the years.

“Thank you Gabbidota, Armeldota, Kpiidota, Djardel “Dj” Mampusti, & Jaunuel for representing us throughout. We are proud and grateful to be part of your journey and we wish you luck in your next endeavors.”

#ReadMore  Bagunas sole player in double-digits as Oita swept by Suntory in V.League
Written By

You May Also Like


Duane “Kelra” Pillas rose to prominence after leading Execration to the MSC 2021 Championship but his dominance felt like a distant memory as his...


Blacklist International survived two deathmatches to emerge from the play-ins and reach the upper bracket after a 3-1 conquest of Fnatic ONIC Philippines in...


Just days before the start of the MPL Philippines Season 13 playoffs, three playoff-bound teams announced partnerships with esports giants Team Falcons, Fnatic, and...


Two Filipino teams dominated the Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 with Blacklist Rivalry taking the DOTA 2 title and Team Secret bagging the VALORANT...

19th Asian Games

Sibol’s last-ditch ambitions to make an impact in its 19th Asian Games esports campaign came to an end with a 0-1 setback to Kyrgyzstan...

19th Asian Games

SIBOL’s Dota 2 squad has finally received the much-needed reinforcement it sought, as they have enlisted one of the best support players on the...


BOOM Esports had the perfect clapback against Team Spirit, booting out the defending The International champion, 1-0, in the opening round of the TI...

2022 Asian Games

The Philippines has been a hotbed for world-class Dota 2 talents for the longest time. And so building an all-star squad containing the Philippines’...