This article is part of a series aimed at introducing the teams that are going to play at the ELEAGUE Major Boston. To see profiles of other teams, click on the images at the bottom of the article.
The ELEAGUE Major Boston is going to be the first tournament to feature a new structure where the Offline Qualifier is played under the umbrella of the Major instead of it being a separate event. We have discussed all teams participating in the Qualifier and it’s now time to discuss the lucky few to go straight to the Main Event.
Fnatic is a legendary CS:GO organization which used to be one of the best, only to fall from grace when its players lost their edge and unsuccessfully started looking for ways to come back to the top. Eventually, the fan-favorite roster fell apart without any hope for recovery when the team’s face, Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer left for FaZe Clan.
While Fnatic kept three of their players and filled up the empty spots, it hasn’t been the same. This Major, an event which would have been kept in the sights of the old-school Fnatic team, will now be a battle for survival for this new version of the legendary team.
Expecting the same kind of results Fnatic fans are used to is not very justified when you look at the current roster of the team. Speaking of their roster…
Three Fnatic veterans, Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson, Jesper “JW” Wecksell and Robin “flusha” Rönnquist are still there. They are joined by a player who earned his stripes through the Fnatic Academy team, Maikil “Golden” Selim, and Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson who came to the team from GODSENT.
While the team is by no means the worst in the tournament or anything like that, it’s not really a Major title contender either. It’s hard to imagine a world where this version of Fnatic beats SK Gaming or FaZe Clan more than two or three times out of 10.
With their current roster, Fnatic has played 84 maps. Out of them all, they’ve won 51 and lost 33. Throughout all of these maps, they had 7,889 kills and 7,597 deaths for a K/D Ratio of 1.04.
Mirage is Fnatic’s most popular map by a wide margin, though their win rate on it is 50%. The next most played map is Train with 11 wins and 6 losses, followed by the 10-3 Inferno, 9-4 Cobblestone, 6-4 Cache and 3-4 Overpass.
LAN events were kind of hard to come by for Fnatic since the August roster changes. The team only played in DreamHack Masters Malmo 2017, where they took 9-12th place, ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017, where the team ended up in 5-8th place, as well as ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals and ECS Season 4 Finals, where the team made it to the