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One of the strongest Korean Esports organization T1 announced that they are going to have the 32-year-old Park ‘March’ Tae-won back in their team. March will join the official roster as the head coach of the Dota 2 official team. With this connection with the team, March joins with the former teammate, Pyo ‘MP’ No-a, from team MVP Phoenix.

T1’s Hopes with March

T1 hopes that March will bring a lot of success to the team. As the professional holds experience in the esports industry for around a decade, this will definitely favor the team. Similarly, his recent success with Southeast Asia’s best teams will bring back the stability that T1 needs for its professional Dota 2 team. 

March and his History

March played as an active member of the squad this year. He played and captained the Dota 2 team TNC Predator. Under his watch, the team won the Dota 2 MDL Chengdu Major for the first time ever. However, as TNC decided to lead to another path, the organization released the captain free from its official Dota 2 team, at the end of September. 

Before getting into the official roster of TNC, March got himself into the coaching world. He then coached for several teams. These lucky teams, to have March as their coach are Fnatic, Wind and Rain, and short-lived Echo. 

T1’s History and Present

T1 is an old esports organization that has entered the Dota 2 world recently. The entry into the Dota 2 seems a little lackluster as T1 failed to perform on the main stages. The team also faced a lot of trouble in completing the official squad. Moreover, T1 took around four months just to sign the Korean Offlaner Lee ‘Forev’ Sang-don. Later on, T1 built the whole squad around this player.

Poor Results

As the team finished its official roster, it faced a lot of trouble in performing in the games. A series of poor performances led the team to be unable to qualify for any sort of tournaments in Dota 2. Later on, Valve halted the Dota Pro Circuit due to the Coronavirus pandemic issues. As the team faced troubles in performing during the games, the official squad witnessed a lot of changes. Throughout T1’s Dota 2 run, the team has gone through a lot of squad changes. Currently, the team is still missing a position 1 player for its official roster. 

As the Singaporean Carry Galvin ‘Meracle’ Kang left the team in September, T1 is looking for a position 1 player for its official squad.

With March joining T1, the organization is hoping that it will definitely find the hidden form. Fans are also excited about the new move by March. Although the new head coach has coached a lot of other Dota 2 organizations, this time, it is going to be his test. March needs to work really hard to bring back T1 to its form and perform in the series.

Anucha ‘Jabz’ Jirawong returns back to Fnatic after a month break. Fnatic failed to find any replacement for the professional and finally called him back to the squad. Jabz joins the official roster for an unknown position right now. The new roles will come out with the next iteration of the team.

Jabz and Fnatic

Jabz and Fnatic mutually came to a single decision of letting go of the star on 9th September 2020. The organization chose Nico ‘eyyou’ Barcelon to take Jabz’s position in the team. However, things didn’t go according to the plans of the organization. As Daryl ‘iceiceice’ Pei Xiang decided to leave the team on 16th September 2020, Fnatic failed to find any replacement for him. The organization says that eyyou is not the right fit for the position right now. That is why they will sign Jabz once again. 

Playing with Stand-ins

Fnatic has tried playing with multiple stand-ins in recent tournaments.  Lee ‘Forev’ Sang-don and Kenny ‘Xepher’ Dro became the players to help Fnatic in recent events. However, the overall performance of the team was not too good at all. As the team finishes last at the Beyond the Summit Pro Series Season 3, Fnatic decides to try other stand-ins. After trying out other players in the squad, Fnatic failed to perform in the tournaments. Eventually, Fnatic decides that there is no good replacement for Jabz, other than Jabz himself.

New Roles in the Team

The former captain of Fnatic, Jabz is not going to return to his old position-five spot. However, he now moves to the position-four role and still plays as support. Djardel ‘DJ’ Mampusti is going to take the position-five role in the team and will take the captaincy in his hands. The current official roster of Fnatic includes Marc ‘Raven’ Fausto, Jabz, Kam ‘Moon’ Boon Seng, DJ, and the head coach Lee ‘SunBhie’ Jeongjae. 

Upcoming news from Fnatic

Fnatic is still not sure about competing in a professional tournament. The team has not released any official news about entering the pro scene at the moment. As a matter of fact, the organization is currently looking for an Off-laner to replace iceiceice permanently from the team. Before the team finds an Off-laner, maybe they are not going to participate in any official tournament. 

With Jabz joining the team, Fnatic has greater chances to perform in the upcoming matches. The organization is going to try a new captain and change to roles for the professionals. If this works, Fnatic will definitely become one of the best teams out there. The organization now signs a contract with Jabz and is rigid about the thought of re-hiring the professional into the team. Fans are excited to witness Jabz playing from Fnatic once again. The star has the opportunity to prove himself once again. With Iceiceice leaving the roster, a new player will join Fnatic. Let’s wait and watch who Fnatic signs up with.