Widely regarded as the kings of Dota 2 in Southeast Asia, Fnatic has had an unbelievable start this year, winning four straight tournaments in a row and outperforming its rivals in the region.
As Fnatic aims to add the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League into its list of accomplishments, the group’s team captain and hard support player, Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong talked about the squad’s impressive hot streak. He explained, “I think [by this point] everyone knows their mistakes and what [we do like], and we try to improve on it. I think that’s [what is] working now.”
Fnatic’s team captain also mentioned how excited he is to go up against TNC Predator “because [they] kind of made a comeback [with regards to their previous tournament performances].”
Jabz also expressed his thoughts on competing primarily in the Southeast Asian region, while the COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to this year’s Dota Pro Circuit season.
“I think when you’re playing other teams and other regions, you improve more. Because the meta and everything is kind of different. Like, in SEA and China and America and Europe, everything is different. Like you see [different ways in which] they draft their heroes, and how they play,” said Jabz.
After Fnatic’s The International 2019 run, the team decided to bring in a young unproven hard carry player, Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon. When asked about their rookie’s experience with the team so far, Jabz stated, “Before this, his matches were [being played wrong], like how he thought of the game. But [since joining us], we’ve taught him what’s right and what’s wrong. And, yeah, he’s good now.”
Looking forward to returning to worldwide Dota 2 competitions, Jabz expressed his interest in going up against Team Secret, arguably the best team in the European region. “I’d like to see if we can fight them or not,” said Jabz.
Fnatic is still considered the heavy favorites for the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League. The team dominated the Regular Season and is set to go up against TNC Predator in the Upper Bracket Final of the tournament. Fans can watch the action live on July 18 at 2:00 p.m. (GMT +8) on ONE Esports’ Twitch channel.