According to a stream by the team’s manager Tammy “furryfish” Tang, Faceless is no more. When asked by a viewer about the team’s status, furryfish confirmed the news, saying that the team was “a team of friends” since its conception, and that it was originally planned to last one calendar year from one International to the next. The disbanding was “unsurprising,” she said.
Team Faceless was a Singaporean team created last September, just after the end of The International 6, and was made up with Toh “xy-” Wai Hong, Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier, Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong, Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih, and team captain Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang.
The team’s best result since forming was the Kiev Major in April, where it reached the quarterfinals. Faceless also qualified for the Boston Major in December but did not make the playoffs. The team also finished toward the bottom of The Summit 6 last year and finished sixth at the Southeast Asian qualifier for TI7, which was apparently the death blow to the team.
It’s common to see teams disband this time of year as they do not qualify for TI7, which boasts the largest prize pool in esports (that’s still growing). It will be interesting to see if anyone else follows suit.