Fnatic has announced the departure of three players from its Dota 2 roster. Jimmy "DeMoN" Ho, Marc Polo "Raven" Luis Fausto and Nico "eyyou" Barcelon will be parting ways with the organization to become free agents.
After a stellar run at The International 6 with TnC Gaming, placing higher than any team from the Philippines had in the past, the three players left to join Fnatic during the post-TI roster shuffle. Joining veterans Chong "Ohaiyo" Xin Khoo and Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung, they formed a promising team, but the results didn't match.
The new Fnatic struggled to maintain its spot at the top of the Southeast Asian region and experienced issues clicking together as five players. After placing fourth at The International, the team failed to qualify for the Boston Major, falling to Warriors Gaming Unity in the lower bracket 2-1.
All three of the departing players will be free agents, with no word yet on which teams they might go to, though Ho has stated he will be returning to the United States. Chong and Chai will remain the only members of Fnatic, as the organization attempts to build another team around those two pillars.