Mushi leaves Fnatic

by Preston Dozsa Feb 6
Thumbnail image courtesy of Patrick Strack / ESL

Fnatic's captain Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung has left the team after a storied career with the team, the organization announced Monday.

"I would like to start off by saying thank you to Fnatic for supporting me all the way from when we had just started off, and all my teammates along the way for your support," Mushi said in a statement. "I would also like to thank my fans for supporting me through thick and thin."

The iconic SEA mid originally joined the team when it was known as Team Malaysia in March 2015, though he previously played with the team for one month in 2014. The team was swiftly picked up by Fnatic after they secured a direct invite to The International 2015, where Mushi would ultimately place 13th-16th. In the time since, Mushi played in every Valve event until The Boston Major, with his greatest achievement being a fourth place finish at TI6.

“I would like to thank Mushi for picking me as the manager when the team first started as Team Malaysia, thanks for all the joyful memory he has brought to us and thanks to all the knowledge he has shared to all his teammates to make them better players,” Fnatic’s Dota manager Eric “reinnnn” Khor Wei Soon said in a statement.

“The SEA scene would not be as competitive as it is now without your presence. You have lived up your name as a legend and I hope you continue to do so in your future team.”

Fnatic has not announced a replacement for Mushi at this time.

Preston Dozsa is a news editor for theScore esports whose journalism idol is Dino Ghiranze. You can follow him on Twitter.