One of the legendary teams of CS:GO, Fnatic, broke up after the second half of 2016, with Robin “flusha” Rönnquist, Jesper “JW” Wecksell, and Freddy “KRiMZ” Johansson left the team to join GODSENT, taking their invite to the next Major with them. With the Major coming up, KRiMZ went back to Fnatic, leaving GODSENT on thin ice, making them have to qualify the hard way. Now, according to slingshotesports.com’s Jarek “DeKay” Lewis, the players realized that they have the best chance of winning when they play together, making them wish to play together again.
That might not be a very easy thing to do, however. Both JW and flusha are under contract with GODSENT. In order to get them to come back, Fnatic would have to buy out the players, which could be a costly venture indeed. According to DeKay’s report, the players are determined to play together no matter what, the player driven initiative will not be stopped. Asked about it by the author who broke the news, Fnatic’s COO Patrik “cArn” Sättermon gave the following statement: “We are at this point of time not set for any transfers post major. We have a very open dialogue internally about our team’s future and we are currently super excited and focused on the incoming ELEAGUE Major to where our team and management are heading (Wednesday).”
It’s hard to say if the whole thing is going to happen. After seeing that the grass is NOT greener on the other side of the fence, it might very well be that all five of the players from the legendary Fnatic team want to play together once again. Even then, could it be that they are forgetting that there was a reason why they broke apart in the first place? It’s not a force major that made three of their number leave. What’s to make sure that if they come back together, the same problems won’t stand in their way? Paying buyouts without any guarantees at all would be quite foolish from Fnatic.
Whatever the case may be, the fact of the matter is that Fnatic needs to change something to be part of the world’s elite. While getting back JW and flusha could help, it wouldn’t make them a team that can win Majors. Fielding Joakim “disco doplan” Gidetun and Simon “twist”Eliasson won’t either, of course. They need to figure out what they want to be and work towards achieving that. Once the figure out what they want to do, we believe that they will find the best way to go about it.