DetonatioN FocusMe DetonatioN FocusMe Japan Rank #23 have transferred Tomoki "xnfri" Mariya over to VARREL VARREL Japan Rank #13 one year after acquiring him from NORTHEPTION NORTHEPTION Japan Rank #7 .
The organization's former flex player's most notable achievement ahead of joining the team was an appearance at 2022's Masters: Copenhagen with NORTHEPTION as Japan's only representative. The team upset fan favorites ZETA DIVISION ZETA DIVISION Japan Rank #2 to claim a spot on Denmark's stage, but were only able to accrue a single win against XERXIA Esports XERXIA Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #13 before being sent home by eventual champions FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Inactive .
Months prior to 2023's first event of the year, LOCK//IN, DFM picked up xnfri from NORTHEPTION and attempted to make a run through Brazil's bracket to kick off the year. Unfortunately, the team was cleanly dispatched by Giants Gaming Giants Gaming Europe Rank #7 in their first match of the tournament and promptly sent home.
Hoping to turn their luck over in the Pacific League, DFM prepared for their matchups, but failed to win a single game against any of the other teams in the league. After finishing the league with an 0-9 record, the organization missed out on playoffs and were relegated to the Pacific LCQ.
With their only shot at Champions on the line, the stakes were high as DFM took on Talon Esports Talon Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #12 in their opening match. However, their adversaries proved to be too much of a challenge for them to overcome, and the team was eliminated from the event after two maps, marking the end of their winless year.