After a brief moment of subpar results, primarily caused by the Chong Xin "Ohaiyo" Khoo and Chai Yee "Mushi" Fung breakup, they finally found their rhythm.
Fnatic-Dota clinched the second SEA slot for The International after sweeping Execration and Clutch Gamers off the SEA Qualifiers Phase 2 Winner's Bracket.
Early in the season, the Malaysian-based gaming organization was, somehow, deemed incompetent as they were continuously plagued by roster instability. There came a time when Fnatic failed to attend a Valve Major only because Kim "Febby" Yong-min* and Ohaiyo are the only members of their roster.
However, with the return of Djardel "DJ" Mampusti to the team along with Kim "QO" Seon-yeop and Lai "Ahjit" Jay Son, the team was able to regain their composure at the time when they needed it the most.
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Fnatic's fancy over Bloodseeker was remained unanswered by their opponents. QO's dominance in TI SEA Qualifiers slowly builds the lost perception regarding his mid lane prowess.
This was heavily emphasized at Fnatic's last game versus Clutch Gamers when they summoned his signature Phantom Assassin to rip Armel "Armel" Tabios' Lina to shreds.
Save for Ah Jit, who will be attending The International for the first time, Fnatic's roster is stacked with 5-6th and 4th place finishers. Could they replicate the same, or even better, results this time?
Fnatic's win over the Filipino teams just earned them the second SEA spot for The International 2017. This leaves Execration, Clutch Gamers, and Mineski-Dota fighting for the last ticket to Seattle.