Fenix departs from FNATIC
It was announced today that after a year and a half of service with Fnatic, Jian Carlo "Fenix" Morayra Alejo has mutually agreed to part ways with the organization. Fenix was the very first member to join the Fnatic Starcraft 2 squad back when Fnatic held their rookie draft in Spring 2010.
In his first year with Fnatic, Alejo proved that he could run with the best StarCraft 2 players in the world after winning Intel Extreme Masters Season 5 North American Championship. He concluded the year in winning GameGune Mexico and placing third in DreamHack Winter. In 2011, it seemed that the results were not coming his way, even after earning a spot to qualify in the Code A qualifiers for GSL and participating in GSTL with F.United.
Elroy "NoName" Pinto, the General Manager of Fnatic, had this to say about the departure of Fenix:
Firstly, I would like to thank Jian for his time at FnaticMSI, he's been a part of our StarCraft 2 team right since the inception with the Rookie Draft and as such is one of the longest serving members so far, but a time comes when you need to evaluate your choices and make some tough decisions. We bid Jian farewell and are thankful for his time in FnaticMSI - we wish him the best of luck in the future.
Sam "zr0" Mathews, the Founder and Managing Director of Fnatic, also issued a statement:
It was great to have Fenix in the squad, and he has been a great player for us. Unfortunately we need to be striving towards having the best players in the world to match our ambitions for our team. Fenix lately hasnt been able to prove he has what it takes. So its time to part ways to make room for some new talent to enter our team. We will be picking up some players in the near future so stay tuned..
I want to say thanks to the team FnaticMSI for the support that they gave. To be about 18 month in FnaticMSI was a great experience. But everything has to end and this was the end for me and my team. I have projects in Korea and I will be here in for a longer time and achieve my intentions. I want to thanks to all the manager of FnaticMSI and to the players that were like family. Up to another opportunity!
This is not the first player exit from the Fnatic StarCraft 2 squad this month. Earlier, it was also announced that Yang "Sen" Chia Cheng had left the organization to join the Taiwanese team Gama Bears.