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Fnatic revealed as the 3rd team invited!

Published: October 29, 2018

We are excited to announce our 3rd invited team to the PLG Grand Slam, FNATIC!

 

Since the team’s transition to Global Offensive in the winter of 2012, Fnatic CS:GO has been the golden idol in what greatness means in Counter Strike; the case study for success whose trophy laden legacy eclipses all elite teams with three Major champions. 

Never to be written off, Fnatic has produced generations of incredible CS:GO teams; the current era being no exception. Backs to the wall, under the spotlight with all eyes fixed on the stage at a Major; with a world class pool of talent at their disposal, any one of the roster is capable of pulling off the impossible play to turn a match.

Now having returned to the legendary lineup of 2015-16, we’re looking forward to more world defying clutch moments that pushes us to 12 legend spots and back to back Major wins. We hope to end our 2018 season with a win in Abu Dhabi.

You can find out more about FNATIC here: https://www.fnatic.com/about

FNATIC’s CS:GO Roster:

  • Jesper “JW” Wecksell

    • Age: 23 years old
    • Role: Hybrid
    • The Wonderchild himself! JW has returned home to Fnatic after a period spent away from the organization. An absolute animal on the AWP, when young Jesper gets in the groove he is simply unstoppable, clutching 1v4s like shooting bottles from a fence. Having now rejoined the legendary Swedish super team, JW and his teammates will now be looking to add to their haul of Major trophies.
  • Freddy “KRiMZ” Johansson

    • Age: 24 years old
    • Role: Support
    • After a brief period spent away from the team, this warrior is a welcomed return to the Fnatic roster. The ever-reliable solo site specialist, KRiMZ is fabled for his unwavering consistency and swift seizure of control. It is this, coupled with his staunch tenacity that has helped drive Fnatic’s domination at Majors, cementing KRiMZ’ status as one of the greatest support players to have ever graced the game.
  • Richard “Xizt” Landström

    • Age: 27 years old
    • Role: IGL
    • Xizt is a truly unique player due to his ability to handle stressful situations while maintaining extreme aim and at the same time lead the rest of his team. Xizt’s ability to lead his team, read his opponents’ strategies, recognize opponents’ fakes and still maintain an extremely high level of play.
  • Simon “Twist” Eliasson

    • Age: 23 years old
    • Role: Rifler/Awper
    • mainly plays the role of the rifler but is also very capable of handling the AWP.
  • Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin

    • Age: 16 years old
    • Role: Rifler
    • Brollan was one of the youngest players to play for a professional team, signing with GODSENT when he was only 15 years old. On October 17th he signed for Fnatic.
  • Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson

    • Age: 31 years old
    • Role: Coach
    • With long time coach, Vuggo, shifting to the role of manager, legendary 1.6 player, Jumpy has now steps into the fold as Head Coach for Fnatic’s roster. Having cut his coaching teeth while at the helm of Lemondogs and Escape Gaming respectively, Jumpy now seeks to utilize his fabled leadership skills in driving our new lineup to success enjoyed in years gone by.

Statement from FNATIC’s team director, Andreas Samuelsson:

” We are really looking forward to end our 2018 season in Abu Dhabi. We are super excited to both play PLG Grand Slam and to explore the city. It’s a special city for a Formula 1 fan like me because of the Formula 1 season ending in Abu Dhabi each season. We can’t wait for December!” 

Catch FNATIC in action this December in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island as they compete in the PLG Grand Slam alongside 15 other teams from all over the world for a share of the 100,000$ Cash prize.