Fnatic & Godsent Involved In Player Swap
Considered as one of the greatest line-ups in the history of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the Fnatic team dominated the majority of the 2016 season, until star player Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Gustafsson was sidelined due to a wrist injury.
Since his return to the team, Fnatic haven't looked the same, suggesting a possible roster change was on the cards. However, instead of replacing one or two players, Fnatic opted to switch three of its five core players.
Jesper "JW" Wecksell, Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson and Robin "flusha" Rönnquist have now joined fellow Swedish team Godsent, founded by former Fnatic player Markus "pronax" Wallsten. Joining Fnatic will be fomer stand-in John "wenton" Eriksson, Simon “twist” Eliasson and Jonas “lekr0” Olofsson.
A statement on the Fnatic website indicated that small issues within the team were the cause of the roster swap and as there is no Major tournament until next year, it was an the ideal time for such a change to occur.
The official statement from Patrik "cArn" Sättermon, Chief Gaming Officer at Fnatic, can be found below.
As some might know, I’ve been a part of building the core backbone of Fnatic Counter-Strike ever since I left full time playing in 2012. That decision, to move into management, proved truly successful after the formation of this great team and the success they went onto achieve. But as with all things, sometimes change is inevitable… and whilst it I’m sad to see some of the greatest players to ever grace the black and orange depart, I’m at the same time super excited about the next era of Fnatic Counter-Strike of which Olof and Dennis form the heart.It’s been a true test of everyone involved and required patience and determination for a good outcome, but after all the dust is settled I believe both parties are in great position for immense success in the future. I want to thank Jesper, Robin, and Freddy for all the tiring work, loyalty and dedication they have plied throughout the long history within Fnatic, for the success they have achieved and for being a part of our family.
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