With their impending 2017 debut right around the corner, Execration wasted no time in looking for, and announcing, the newest player that will complete their lineup for the grind to Kiev.
Just three days after their (now) former ace and Meepo star 'Abed' Yusop announced his departure from the team, the Cavite-based group and current top PH team revealed that Fernando 'Nando' Mendoza will be returning to the squad just in time for their campaign in Malaysia for this weekend's ESL One Genting.
Part of the XctN squad that represented the Southeast Asian region in the TI6 Wildcards last August, Nando finds himslef back on the team with which he experienced the highest peaks of his Dota 2 career thus far.
As Nando reclaims the carry position that was summarily given to Kim 'Gabbi' Villafuerte shortly after the former was booted, the latter now takes over midlane duties, something which he should be more than up for, considering how often he played mid over Abed whenever Kim0 decided to go with Puck, easily Gabbi's signature hero today. Abed leaves behind gigantic shoes to be filled, but at this point in his career, Gabbi's not that new to the limelight.
At the same time, Nando's transfer from s1 Lykos to XctN means that the former should soon be announcing their own roster changes, especially as their trip to China for the WESG Global Finals comes up later this month.
- Fernando 'Nando' Mendoza
- Kim 'Gabbi' Villafuerte
- Djardel Jicko 'Dj' Mampusti
- Joshua 'Owa' Dela Serna
- Kimuel 'Kim0' Rodis
What do you think of this current lineup? Whatever it is, make sure to support them as they carry the Philippine Flag at Gentingg from Jan 6-8!
Source -- Execration