Fnatic has always been at the top of APAC-N in competitive Apex Legends. They consistently excel locally and internationally, including a fourth-place finish at the 2022 Championship, first place in 2023's Split One Pro League, and eighth-place finish in the recent Split One London Playoffs.
Fnatic has made its first roster change after their worst international performance to date. On February 13, Keita “MatsuTasu” Matsuura announced that he would leave the organization. MatsuTasu is free to explore other possibilities.
MatsuTasu discussed the decision in his Twitch stream, which included stage anxiety and inability to make decisive callouts and contribute to Fnatic's playoff run. Other highlights included game eight's Valkyrie epic against eventual champions TSM, who already claimed the position first.
MatsuTasu first joined Apex on January 29, 2021, earning a sixth-place finish in the 2021 Winter Circuit ALGS Playoffs. He was later supported by Yuga “YukaF” Horie, Takamasa “Meltstera” Kawai, and coach Kamaneko. The roster famously came out as APAC-N’s second-place team for the 2022 ALGS, qualifying for the Championship with 215 circuit points for a tenth
Following the announcement, Fnatic does not currently have any substitute players to fill MatsuTasu's position in the team. The start date for Split Two of the 2023 ALGS has not yet been announced, but following previous years of Split Two starting in March, Fnatic should have more than a month to find a replacement for its roster.
Fans will be able to see the APAC-N Pro League on YouTube and Twitch to see what Fnatic's future holds without MatsuTasu.