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FnaticRC.HoN Moves to Dota 2

By Remox - 1st April 2012 - 15:47 PM

After a long running domination in the Heroes of Newerth competitive scene, FnaticRC.HoN are making the move to Dota 2. As one of the best teams in the world, this change in games will shake up the competition for both HoN and Dota 2. After winning title after title at Dreamhack 2011, GosuGamers SteelSeries HoN Cup, and much more, the pain train has decided it wants a change of pace and will be diving into the Dota 2 scene quite soon.

Undoubtedly this is one the most important decisions for any gaming professional in this business and will be a life changing one for the members of FnaticRC.HoN. While four of the five players from the HoN team will be making their way over to Dota 2, long time team mate Kai 'H4nn1-' Hanbuecker will not be making the switch but will continue to play with the team in the major tournaments they plan to continue participating in among the HoN community. General manager, Danijel "StreeT" Remus and team member Jascha "NoVa" Markuse have also made their intentions clear about their future plans:

Danijel "StreeT" Remus, FnaticRaidCall General Manager:
This decision is certainly one of the most, if not the most, important in the gaming careers of every player on the team and is strongly supported by the management. We are happy to continue the cooperation with the team and once again enter the Dota 2 scene after a short break. It is going to take a while for the team to adapt even though the games are similar, but yet so diffierent in many aspects. Even with Dota 2 being in closed beta, the community is getting big, more and more players daily, decent amount of tournaments with really good competition and we want to be part of it. The team will look to repeat success from Heroes of Newerth where they have been dominant for almost two years, winning many major tournaments. It's important to mention that the team will still compete in HoN tournaments like ESL Major Series which is currently in the group stage. Big thanks goes to our sponsors RaidCall, MSI, SteelSeries, Eizo and Gunnar Optiks.Source: Fnatic.com

Jascha "NoVa" Markuse, FnaticRaidCall Dota 2 support player:
Everyone knew that sooner or later we had to make a decision regarding a possible switch to a more competitive game such as Dota 2. With the current Fnatic Dota 2 team being released it was only natural for us to get into the act and take the next step in our professional gaming career. We will keep playing Heroes of Newerth tournaments whenever it fits the schedule but reduce our training to a maximum of one day per week.
Ultimately we're just very excited to become a part of that and prove ourselves in this game. Dota 2, here we come!Source: Fnatic.com