Fnatic kick their core carry player Pyo ‘MP’ No-a out of the roster and bring in their coach Kim ‘DuBu’ Doo-young as a player with a little bit of role changing.
Anucha ‘Jabz’ Jirawong before this was a 5th player change to core player while Kim ‘DuBu’ Doo-young take his place and play as 5th support player.
Fnatic TI 2019 Roster:
#5: @DubuDota@MentalProtector will be leaving the active playing roster. DuBu moves from a coaching role to support and Jabz returns to a core role.
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) June 28, 2019
This is due too Fnatic worse performance in the last 2 Dota 2 Major where they are out in the 1st day of the tournament playoff.
First Major is in the MDL Paris Major, and this week at EPICENTER Major in Moscow. They finish bottom 2 in the group stage, and losing badly to Forward Gaming in 1st round Lower Bracket in Best of 1.
Fnatic is one of top South East Asian Dota 2 Team that are already qualified for The International 9. According to the rule, team that changes their roaster after EPICENTER need to qualified through regional, that is why Fnatic made the decision before EPICENTER ended.
Small penalty occurs, Fnatic still make it through to TI9.
Can Anucha ‘Jabz’ Jirawong carry the team to win the International?