Dota 2 Roster News: Fnatic Completes Roster As Motivate.Trust’s Rise Is Put On Hold

Another SEA team disbands.
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2013-07-09
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One team's complete while another is probably done. Fnatic

The Dota 2 esports scene in the SEA region is once again in a flurry of roster activity. Fnatic finally managed to create a complete roster. However, it seems to have been at the expense of up and coming Motivate.Trust Gaming.

Ready to Fight

When it was announced that Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto was joining Fnatic, fans were more than excited, to say the least. Many thought this would signal the dominance of the team. However, by September two members made the decision to leave. While Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong joined in October, the team was still a member short and thus wasn’t able to attend tournaments.

It looks like Fnatic has just enough time to prepare for next year as it announced that Natthaphon "Masaros" Ouanphakdee is joining the team. Indeed, it looks like loyal fans now have something to look forward to.

Powerhouse No More

While Fnatic fans may be happy about Masaros joining, another set of fans are probably not liking it. This is because it means that Motivate.Trust will need to find a new roster.

Since the team first announced its new roster, it has been showing some excellent performances. During the BTS Pro Series Season 3: Southeast Asia, the team managed to beat the likes of Fnatic, BOOM Esports, and TNC Predator, to clinch the championship. Motivate.Trust would again take the top spot in the DOTA Summit 13 Online: Southeasrt Asia. This marked the possible rise of the team in the region.

All of that appears to be down the drain, however, as that roster is no longer active. Not only did Masaros leave the team, but so did Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong. Motivate.Trust released a statement about the departure of the two, but didn’t elaborate further.

Other Movements

These are not the only roster movements that happened today. T1, for example, is still trying to figure out itself and not only let go of two members, but even their coach. Then again, they haven’t been performing that well.

There’s other sad news in the SEA region: Zerothreetwo Dota has called it quits and released its entire roster. There’s no question that having no DPC events have been a problem for many teams in the SEA region.

The question now is, are there any other SEA teams that are going to throw in the towel before the year ends?

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