Raven returns to Fnatic to replace 23savage
CMD368 – It was announced yesterday that Marc Polo ‘Raven’ Luis Fausto would be leaving the Geek Fam roster and just a short time later, Fnatic confirmed that the carry would be making his return to their roster. Fnatic’s team manager, Eric “Reinnnn” Khor, said the acquisition of “SEA’s most promising carry” would add “a new dimension… to our already stacked roster.” The organization is looking to reinforce itself as the region’s “super team and continue dominating the region.”
A short time before the announcement, the Dota 2 Roster page saw Fnatic removing Nuengnara ‘23savage’Teeramahanon from their roster – which also gave a massive hint that Raven would be moving back to their roster. Even though 23savage reached the 11,000 Matchmaking Rating milestone this past week, it was not enough for him to retain his position on the squad and it will be interesting to see if he now joins the Geek Fam lineup – who are currently down to four.
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The Raven Returns.
The Fnatic carry, @ravendoto. 🇵🇭
Southeast Asia reveres him or fears him, and now he’s back in Black and Orange.
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) July 28, 2020
The current Fnatic team roster is as below:
- Marc Polo ‘Raven’ Luis Fausto
- Kam ‘Moon’ Boon Seng
- Daryl Koh ‘iceiceice’ Pei Xiang
- Djardel ‘DJ’ Mampusti
- Anucha ‘Jabz’ Jirawong
Raven previously had a short two-month stint with Fnatic in 2016. The carry is best known for his time with TNC, however. He helped the Filipino organization establish itself as a Southeast Asian powerhouse and provided one of the most memorable upsets in Dota 2 history by eliminating favorites OG at The International 2016.
23savage’s departure might come as a surprise to the team’s fans. The Thai youngster also recently became the second player in the world to hit 11,000 MMR, following in the footsteps of former Fnatic superstar Abed. With his improved standing, the wunderkind might not be teamless for long.