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Eyyou replaced Jabz in Fnatic


Fnatic announced on Facebook that team captain Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong left has the team. The player is replaced by Nico "eyyou" Barcelon.

"Looking back at our ESL Thailand run, we realized that there is a severe lack in commanding without Daryl "iceiceice" Koh who was on break during the tournament. After our loss to Motivade.Trust, we talked things over and deemed some changes are to be made. Initially assigned to Jabz, he thought it will be better to assign leadership to someone else. We chose DJ to assume leadership roles and he agrees under the condition that he plays position 5, hence we switched him with Jabz.

This move gave us decent results, as we finished third at the tournament despite a poor start during the group stage. Post-tournament, we discussed how should we move forward. It became clear to us that both Jabz and DJ perform better as position 4.

After a thorough deliberation, Jabz and the management both decided that it is the best interest for us to mutually part ways and take this opportunity to work with a player that excels at position 5. Thus we came up with eyyou as vouched by DJ, Raven and our coach Lee "SunBhie" Jeong-jae," — wrote Fnatic.

Eyyou played for Mineski as well as TNC Predator.

Fnatic roster:

  •  Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto;
  •  Kam"Moon" Boon Seng;
  •  Daryl "iceiceice" Koh Pei Xiang;
  •  Djardel "DJ" Mampusti;
  • Nico "Eyyou" Barcelon;
  • Lee  "SunBhie" Sang-don (coach).