Fnatic – Conquering the Globe One Game at a Time12th Aug 2017 |
Swedish team Fnatic is rated as tenth in the world. Coming into this tournament they are on a relative high with just one loss in recent games. Founded back in 2004 during the early days of the video gaming industry, Sam and Anne Mathews pioneered this group and helped shape eSports into what it is today.
As well as being a professional team, the Fnatic ethic is to inspire and bring gaming to everyone throughout the world. With their main base in London, they have operations in San Francisco, Berlin, Kuala Lumpur and Belgrade.
Veterans of the Game
Fnatic is full of highly talented gaming professionals who, between them, have won at many tournaments around the world. The teams have spread to the four corners of the globe and attend over 75 gaming events each year, hosted in twenty different countries. As well as CS:GO, Fnatic has teams in League of Legends, Battlefield 4 and Dota 2.
Now running for over a decade, Fnatic is still one of the frontrunners in the gaming world no matter what the game. With a great track record in all areas, Fnatic won the first ever League of Legend World Championship in 2011 and holds the record for most Championship titles with five of the seven. This high level of successes means that they are considered to be one of the best teams in the history of eSports.
Whilst Fnatic as a whole has bases across the world, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team is based in Sweden and likewise is considered to be one of the best in the world. Whilst initially entering the CS scene in 2004, they struggled to make any impact early on. They didn’t transition to Global Offensive until 2012, and in 2013 we saw them win their first ever CS:GO Major. Since then the Fnatic CS:GO team has won three CS:GO majors and a number of other tournaments in these games. They are also the only team to have achieved the status of “Legend” in all of the ten events available.
The Team Line Up
Their current team for Counter-Strike is Robin flusha Rönnquist, Dennis dennis Edman, and Olof olofmeister Kajbjer, all in position of rifler, Freddy KRIMZ Johansson in support and Jesper JW Wecksell as AWPer.
All of them are strong individual players, and even with their backs against a wall are capable of pulling out important moves and strategies that can instantly turn a game to their favour. Even when things look bad, they can never be written off.
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