Fnatic war das einzige Team, das bisher an allen Major-Turnieren von CS:GO teilgenommen hatte. Das Fehlen in Berlin setzt die britische Organisation mit Sitz in London in einem Statement gleich mit dem tiefsten Punkt seiner Counter-Strike-Geschichte.
In falling short of the Berlin Major, we lost the moniker as the only team to have attended every single CS:GO Major.— FNATIC (@FNATIC) August 21, 2019
We set goals and we failed.
Today, we announce initial changes to our CS:GO setup as @twist and @Xizt move to our bench.
STATEMENT 📰 https://t.co/HT8VvYaVGm pic.twitter.com/coi114TxBm
Aus dem Bruch der Serie zieht das Management mehrere Konsequenzen und verkündete in einer Stellungnahme, dass eine neue Phase eingeleitet werde. Gemeint ist die Neuaufstellung des Teams in allen Bereichen. Leidtragende sind zuerst die schwedischen Profispieler Xizt und twist, die nicht länger aktiv am Geschehen teilnehmen werden.
Neben den Konsequenzen für die beiden Spieler kündigte Fnatic die Überprüfung anderer Bereiche seines Counter-Strike-Teams an. Soll heißen: Die Verantwortlichen wollen jeden Stein umdrehen, um wieder an alte Erfolge anknüpfen zu können.
Bis zu den CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019, die am 1. Oktober starten, will Fnatic ein neues Lineup enthüllen.
“I'm thankful for the opportunity that Fnatic gave me to play there again and it’s unfortunate we were unable to accomplish the goals we made when the team was created.
During my time at Fnatic, there have been many ups but mostly downs. We showed some good results and played in two Premier finals but we couldn't come out on top in either. However, lately, it's only gotten worse and it has become clear that it’s time for a change.
I know I haven't been playing well lately and certainly far from the level where I want to be myself. I think being on the bench will be beneficial for Fnatic and also have a positive effect on me in the long-run. I have no excuses for my bad performances and I only see this as a time for me to work even harder, to keep my head up, focus on myself and improve my individual skill. I am sure there will be more vetoes from me in grand finals in the near future!
I wish the team nothing but the best going forward - they have good players and Fnatic as an organisation is one of the best in esports.”
"I do want to thank Fnatic for the opportunity once again and I'll continue always trying to make Swedish CS fans proud.”
Andreas ‘Samuelsson’ Samuelsson, CS:GO Team Director:
“I want to thank Simon and Richard for everything we have achieved together.
Both of these players have been very professional during their time with Fnatic. We had a great time together outside the server and they showed good potential in Shanghai and Sydney; it’s a great shame we never found any consistency nor the right chemistry in-game to achieve our goals.
Given the magnitude of failing to qualify for a Major for the first time in Fnatic’s history, a change was indeed necessary. Now, sadly without Simon and Richard, we must build a strong, consistent line-up for the future and bring Fnatic back to the very top.
I wish them both nothing but the best for the future.”
Aktuelles Lineup von Fnatic:
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Richard 'Xizt' Landström (Ersatzbank)
Simon 'twist' Eliasson (Ersatzbank)