By Jeremy Say
After a string of disappointments at many recent tournaments, Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung has left Fnatic. I guess with the team’s failure to qualify for the Boston Major and the recent ESL One Genting 2017, something had to give. It doesn’t help that Muhammad “inYourdreaM” Rizky had to leave the team due to family problems and this meant that Ng “YamateH“ Wei Poong would not stay on as a possible addition to the Fnatic roster. Mushi’s departure will hopefully allow for new blood to enter the scene and help Fnatic rejuvenate Malaysian Dota. The same goes for Mushi, as we hope that the Dota legend will finally win a big tournament, so he can finally retire in peace, given that Mushi said that he won’t be retiring and will be exploring new environments as a returning player soon. There is also a rumour that he is in Europe for holidays, so perhaps he might be joining another region’s competitive scene? Either way, all the best to you, Mushi.
As for Fnatic, a long road towards rebuilding their roster awaits. With only Chong Xin “Ohaiyo” Khoo (the last original player) and recent addition Kim “Febby” Yong-min remaining, they are missing a support, a carry, and a mid player. Perhaps we could see Wong “ChuaN” Hock Chuan come home and play for Malaysia?
All I do hope for is that Malaysia will have another dependable team to cheer as Fnatic will have to go through the qualifiers since the roster change happened after the roster-lock.