Dota 2 Roster News: Kpii and Hyde Part Ways with Talon; Jabz Leaves Fnatic and Now with Talon

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Two Dota 2 teams in Southeast Asia have made their own roster changes. The first is Talon Esports which parted ways with Damien “kpii” Sau-jing and Brizio “Hyde” Budiana. Meanwhile, Fnatic has let go of Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong, who is now with Talon.

Not a Good Season

Talon entered the SEA Dota 2 competitive scene with a lot of promise. After all, it was a good lineup. However, they had a bad start and failed to join Division 1 during the start of the 2021-2022 DPC Season. This led to changes in the roster which had better results. Not only were they able to get promoted to Division 1, but even joined the Arlington Major.

The team also secured a spot at The International by placing first place in the Southeast Asia Qualifier. Sadly, they left the tournament early after the group stage.

On Twitter, the team thanked the duo and said that they'll "always be part of the Talon fam."

A Difficult Replacement

The other Dota 2 SEA team with roster change is Fnatic, as the contract of Jabz ends and currently without renewal moves. On Twitter, Fnatic thanked Jabz and said that his time and contribution was valuable and this would also allow him to "explore new opportunities."

Looking at the remaining members of the roster, there is a high possibility that Fnatic could be looking for someone from the Philippines. In a way, that would work to their advantage since it solves the issue of communication. The question is who's going to replace Jabz? Not only did he leave as someone in Position 3 but also as team captain.

There are a lot of talents in the Philippines like Michael "Enryu" Ladines and Carlo "Kuku" Palad. However, even if they manage to find a replacement, there's still the issue of who's going to be the team captain. Making things even more difficult is that Fnatic also did not renew the contract of coach Lee "SunBhie" Jeong-jae.

What about you? Who do you think is Fnatic signing to replace Jabz? What about the team captain position?

This Just In!

It looks like Jabz has nothing much to worry about because the Thai player has signed with Talon ahead of the 2023 DPC Season. This was revealed by Talon through its official Twitter account a few hours ago.

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