fnatic have announced that long-time (barring his spell in GODSENT) member Robin "flusha" Rönnquist has been benched from the team. The move comes less than a week after the team failed to make the FACEIT London Major playoffs, the first time the organization has missed out on Legend status.
Ahead of our participation at ESL One New York, we make a change to our starting CS:GO roster.@flusha_csgo moves to the bench whilst we explore his future. @nV_ScreaM_ comes in as stand-in.— FNATIC (@FNATIC) September 21, 2018
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With fnatic looking to "begin work towards a revised team culture", a more pressing need is the team attending ESL One New York in a few days. Intriguingly, they have opted to play the event with Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, who most recently represented EnVyUs.
Following the team's release from EnVyUs, ScreaM attended the FACEIT Major London Europe Minor with LeftOut, and also did some stand-in duty for 3DMAX.
fnatic's roster for ESL New York will be:
- Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
- Jesper "JW" Wecksell
- Richard "Xizt" Landström
- William "draken" Sundin
- Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom
- Jimmy "Jumpy" Berndtsson (Coach)
ESL One New York will kick-off on September 26th, just shortly after the ongoing FACEIT Major concludes. The event will see eight teams fight for the majority of the $250,000 prize pool.