The well-known midlaner now mans a new position for Fnatic.
Fnatic announced that it has tapped Ng Kee “ChYuan” Chyuan to replace Natthaphon “Masaros” Ouanphakde on their Dota 2 squad.
Welcome Ng Kee @ChYuaNDota2 Chyuan to our Dota 2 roster!
The Malaysian mid-laner will take on a new role with us as he fills in our offlane position. We are thrilled to have him on the team as we prepare for our campaign at the second season of the Dota Pro Circuit! pic.twitter.com/Lm3KoYr9Qi
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) April 10, 2021
Masaros first joined the team in November 2020, but he was placed on the inactive roster on April 4, 2021. Three days later he left the team to join Motivate. Trust Gaming. Fnatic signed ChYuan on April 10.
These changes came after Fnatic’s anemic joint-ninth place finish at the ONE Esports Singapore Major. Despite being seeded to the playoffs, it failed to win a match losing to Evil Geniuses in the upper bracket and then to OB Esports x Neon in the lower bracket.
The Malaysian-born ChYuan has been winning prizes in Asian and Southeast Asian Dota 2 tournaments since 2018. Fnatic is banking on this experience bolstering its chances in Season 2 of the Upper Division in the SEA DPC region. Season 2 runs from April 14 to May 21.
ChYuan played for the Chinese team Aster from April 2019 to July 2020. He then had a short stint with TNC Predator before moving on to ZeroTwo. He last played for ZeroTwo in the Southeast Asia Lower Division of DPC 2021: Season 1, where the team finished sixth.
Fnatic’s midlane is currently played by Kam “Moon” Boon Seng, who was ChYuan’s former teammate in WarriorsGaming.Unity in 2017.
On Fanatic’s welcome post on Facebook, ChYuan shared his optimism about his new role with Fnatic: “I’m very excited to play a new role. I’m ready to take it on and I look forward to adding more value to the team. Thank you Team Fnatic for having me onboard.”
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