The International 2017 shuffle: Ahjit joins Fnatic while Meracle gets benched

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Earlier today, Fnatic announced on their official website that Ahjit would be joining them as their position 1 player with Meracle getting benched. Ahjit, who recently left WarriorsGaming.Unity has already proven himself as a top tier carry and will be eager to do it at Fnatic too!

Ahjit started his career at K2 Apes in 2015. After playing there for almost a year, he joined Wu Jie. But, that career didn’t last long as he immediately switched to WarriorsGaming.Unity, where he established himself as a carry.

Despite a shaky start at the team, they were able to recover as he guided them to the Boston Major by qualifying through the open qualifiers and then defeating all the other top-tier teams in the closed qualifiers.

Their next major tournament came in the form of ESL One Genting where they qualified through a dedicated Malayian qualifiers. They finished 7-8th in the tournament, going down to Execration. Since then, we’ve seen some sub par performances from the team despite them qualifying for the Zotac Masters Cup. Post Kiev Major, Ahjit and Ahfu left the team in search of greener pastures.

With a strong roster in their hands, Fnatic would be hoping to taste success in the SEA region after the dominance of Team Faceless and Clutch Gamers in the recent past.

Official Press Release

Eric ‘ReiNNNN‘ Khor, Fnatic’s manager has stated that:

While Meracle has shown significant improvement in the time we’ve been together, we think that it’s best we bring in AhJit. We hope that Meracle can learn a lot while he stays as our sub, and hope to see him back in action again.

They’ve also posted that the team would be doing a Q&A session on Saturday, 9pm (MYT).

Fnatic’s History

Fnatic hasn’t tasted success for a very long time as their earlier rosters had too many stability issues. After their previous roster disbanded due to poor performance, Fnatic announced that DJ, Febby and QO would be making up the roster along with Ohaiyo, who stayed with Fnatic since 2015.

With the addition of AhJit, Fnatic look a lot stronger and are hoping to challenge the best teams of the SEA region.

Current Roster

Lai ‘AhJit‘ Jay Son

Kim ‘QO‘ Seon-yeop

Chong ‘Ohaiyo‘ Xin Khoo

Djardel ‘DJ‘ Jicko B. Mampusti

Kim ‘Febby‘ Yong-min

Stay tuned to DireDota for more news on the International 2017 shuffle. You can check our Post Kiev Major Shuffle Mega Thread here.