Singapore-based Dota 2 team Faceless has disbanded after 10 months in the wake of their unsuccessful attempt to qualify for TI7.
The team had suffered disappointing results at the Summit 6, Boston Major, DAC, Kiev Major and StarLadder, mustering only a third place finish at DotaPit LAN and a 4th place finish at Manila Masters — and now both titles will end up as their top achievements in premier international events.
Their manager, Tammy “FurryFish” Tang and an inside source close to the team had confirmed the news on stream, meaning that Faceless has officially bowed out of competition for the upcoming season as a team despite dominant decent results within the SEA region and international competition.
Faceless had failed to make it into TI7 after placing sixth in the SEA regional qualifiers, falling to Execration in their final group stage tie-breaker game.
It also meant that for the first time, Daryl “iceiceice” Koh will not be featuring in the biggest annual Dota 2 event since the inception of the International series.
Iceiceice had been joined by Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier, Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih, Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong and Toh “Xy-” Wai Hong to compete in the SEA region as Team Faceless at the start of September 2016. The roster managed to quickly establish themselves as one of the top contenders and the team to beat in the SEA region.
But despite their success in securing qualifier after qualifier and multiple regional titles, the team struggled to replicate those results on the international circuit — and it would not be an overstatement that their latest disappointment in failing to qualify for TI7 was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
What is in iceiceice’s future remains to be seen as the squad he left EHOME to form now goes their seperate ways.