SA Player Faker Returns To Infamous Gaming As a Stand-In

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South American Dota 2 player Eliseo “Faker” Arancibia (also known as “Kxy”) has been recruited by the Peruvian esports organization Infamous Gaming as a stand-in midlaner. As a result of Faker’s addition, Crhistian “Pakazs” Savina returns back to the carry role while Leonardo “Mandy” Viana who was signed on a trial period by the organization in the carry role, leaves the team. This is not the first time Faker is playing for the Peruvian organization. He competed with their youth team – Infamous Young, from November 2019 – April 2020 and then for their main team – Infamous Gaming, from April 2020 – November 2020.

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Faker to stand-in for Infamous Gaming

The organization announced Mandy’s departure, Pakazs’ role switch, and Faker’s inclusion to the squad through a Facebook post. The announcement came before the team’s match against Latam Defenders in the ongoing Movistar Liga Pro Gaming Season 8, which they eventually won 2-0.

Infamous Gaming’s updated roster:

  1. Crhistian “Pakazs” Savina
  2. Eliseo “Faker” Arancibia (stand-in)
  3. Mariano “Papita” Caneda
  4. Miquel “Michael-” Choque
  5. Christian “Accel” Cruz (captain)

Faker enjoyed decent success with the organization when he last played for them in 2020. The team secured several top-four finishes in the online tournament, with their best runs coming at BTS Pro Series Season 3: Americas and DOTA Summit 13 Online: Americas, where they finished in third place. He then parted ways with the organization in November 2020 to make space for Jean “Mr.Jeans” Natividad.

The SA player had a short-lived one-month stint with EgoBoys before joining Team 0-900 to compete in the SA 2021 DPC Season 1: Lower Division. However, the team was disqualified in the latter half of the league after it was discovered that one of their players was involved in betting on league matches.

Faker and JubeiFaker was involved in a racism controversy in February 2020 when he made racist remarks towards Canadian player Andrew “Jubei” Evelyn in a pub match.

Infamous Gaming / Adela Sznajder Via DreamHack
Infamous Gaming, who had a rough DPC season as they barely avoided relegation to the Lower Division, have welcomed Faker back to the squad after seemingly unsatisfactory results with Mr.Jeans and Mandy.

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They are currently competing in the Movistar Liga Pro Gaming Season 8 and have their next series scheduled against Hokori on March 17, 2021, in the upper bracket playoffs. A win in the tournament will likely cement the SA player’s position in the squad and also give the team a confidence boost before heading into the second season of the DPC.

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