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Fnatic
Team Information
Location: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Australia Australia
Manager: Elroy "Noname" Pinto
Sponsor: Azubu.tv
MSI
SteelSeries
EIZO
King of ShaveS
Avast
Winamax
Fragnet
DXRacer
Links
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Achievements
GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1
Solo Achievements
IEM Season V - American ChampionshipsIGN ProLeague Season 4
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:

6

Protoss 2Terran 2Zerg 2
History
Created: 2010-04-02
Recent Player Trades: 2014-07-15 - souL joins
2014-05-27 - hellokitty retires
2014-04-26 - Naama retires


Overview[edit]

Fnatic is a gaming organization originating in Australia and the UK, with registered offices in Australia, the UK and the Netherlands. The Fnatic team was founded by Sam Mathews with help from Joris Van Laerhoven and Anne Mathews. The organisation is widely known for a variety of teams, most particularly in having one of the most successful Counter-Strike 1.6 teams in the world. Fnatic's main offices are in London.

Despite being mainly concentrated on Team FPS and Duel eSport titles in the past, Fnatic recruited a strong Asian Brood War team in 2008, with players such as Sen, JayStar, Never and F91 - the team which later became DuskBin. Fnatic enjoyed two fruitful spells with Warcraft III. Their European team held players such as Satiini and RotterdaM, while their later Korean team included FoCuS and Shy.

In anticipation of the release of StarCraft II, Fnatic organised a Rookie Draft, with the aim of discovering StarCraft talent for their new squad. Over 300 players from all around the world fought in the FnaticMSI Rookie Draft for the chance to become a FnaticMSI player, with four players from the top 16 in the tournament taking up places with the competitive gaming behemoth. Fenix, TT1, KawaiiRice and funkay were awarded the spots in Fnatic's new team, but eventually another two top players from the tournament, Krr and Praetor were recruited. With Xeris as their manager, Fnatic continued building up their squad after SC2's release, recruiting bigger names such as Sen, IefNaij and LucifroN.

On June 24, 2011, FnaticMSI signed Korean player Rain. Although not the first time a Korean professional gamer has joined a foreign team, this is the first time that someone as notable as the GSL 3 runner-up has. Rain would be living in the U.S. to practice and participate in tournaments. Fnatic also created a Korean Academy team. After the departure of Xeris as manager, as well as most of their western squad, Fnatic continued building their Korean lineup, most notably, with the Warcraft III legend, Moon, and in March 2012, Fnatic opened a South Korean team house, from where their new team would be based, and well placed to participate in the GSL and GSTL.

Despite mixed results in Korea, in January 2013, Fnatic announced the closure of their operations in South Korea, including letting go of their South Korean players, and closure of the gaming house, and that they would be shifting focus back to Europe, after the huge investment of around $250,000 proved to be unsustainable. Over in Europe, they would be represented by several well known players, such as NightEnD, Naama and SaSe.

Whilst retaining a strong base of professional players, Fnatic's General Manager and StarCraft II Team Manager, Elroy 'Noname' Pinto continued to acquire and develop young and talented European and North American players such as Harstem, Miniraser and Zanster the most successful of which would eventually be promoted to the professional roster. Fnatic ensured that all their players remained in the limelight by creating content particularly through their own dedicated caster, Pughy to host events such as the Fnatic Showmatch and the SteelSeries King of the Hill.

Timeline[edit]

  • February 4, SaSe and NightEnD leave Fnatic.[1]
  • February 18, Avast becomes a sponsor.[2]
  • April 11th, Fnatic partners up with the Azubu streaming service.[3]
  • April 26th, Naama retires from SC2, whilst Miniraser and Zanster are promoted to the professional division, and Harstem is made team captain.[4]
  • May 27th, hellokitty retires from SC2.[5]
  • July 15th, souL joins the academy.[6]
  • January 16, Fnatic issue a press release announcing the closure of the Korean gaming house and a shift of focus to Europe, with the possibility of opening a new house in Europe. Luvsic, is also released from the team.[7]
  • February 11, Fnatic parts ways with aLive and Oz after shutting down of their gaming facility in Seoul and the closure of Fnatic's Korean SC2 operations.[8]
  • February 12, Pink and Zanster join the academy.[9]
  • March 3, SaSe joins Fnatic.[10]
  • March 19, Miniraser joins the Fnatic Academy from Western Wolves.[11]
  • May 28, hellokitty joins the Fnatic Academy.[12]
  • December 27, Neeb joins the Fnatic Academy.[13]
  • January 12, Fnatic restarts its Korean Academy, releasing August, Skit and Porigo, and recruiting DeParture and SoN.[14]
  • January 17, Moon joins the team.[15]
  • January 19, Brood War legend IefNaij retires from competitive StarCraft II, whilst the Spanish 2v2 duo of IeZaeL and eXeCuToR also depart from Fnatic with the latter retiring, and the former looking for a new partner.[16]
  • January 31, After some controversy[17], Fnatic officially sign aLive and make Hwanni Fnatic's Korean General Manager.[18]
  • February 19, Fnatic sign Ares to their Korean Academy.[19]
  • March 19, former Samsung KHAN player, ByuL joins the Korean Academy.[20]
  • March 19, Fnatic opens a team house in Korea.[21]
  • April 15, SoN retires from progaming because of personal issues and subsequently leaves Fnatic.[22]
  • May 6, Fnatic signs Oz from FXO.[23]
  • June 11, Translator Brian "DoubleD" Choi leaves Fnatic.[Citation needed]
  • June 28, Luvsic officially joins Fnatic after sightings of him unofficially bearing the Fnatic team tag.[24]
  • July 1, Kevin "Harstem" de Koning joins Fnatic and is now part of their Academy.[25]
  • July 15, ToD and Fnatic part ways.[26]
  • July 17, Naama joins Fnatic.[27]
  • September 30, Hwanni, the Korean coach, departs from Fnatic to continue his work with MLG and Evil Geniuses as a consultant.[28]
  • November 6, Rain retires from professional StarCraft II.[29]
  • November 13, ByuL and Ares leave Fnatic.[30]
  • December 11, Moon leaves Fnatic.[31]
  • December 12, Harstem and Luvsic are promoted from Academy to Professional.[32]
  • December 21, TwitchTV becomes a sponsor.[33]

Player Roster[edit]

Professional[edit]

Netherlands Protoss Harstem
 Kevin de Koning
Sweden Zerg Miniraser
 Viktor Malmberg
Sweden Zerg Zanster
 Anton Dahlström

Academy[edit]

USA Terran Neeb
 Alex Sunderhaft
Denmark Protoss Ignite
 Alexander Haugsted
Poland Terran souL
 Piotr Walukiewicz

Piotr Walukiewicz

Best Yearly Results[edit]

ID Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
nlNetherlands PProtoss Harstem () Kevin de Koning - - 5 - 8th Electronic Sports World Cup 2012 9 - 12th 2013_DreamHack_Open/Valencia Premier League 9 - 12th 2014 WCS Season 2 Europe
seSweden zZerg Miniraser Viktor Malmberg - - 25 - 32nd 2012 DreamHack Open/Summer Iron Squid - Chapter II 33 - 48th 2013_DreamHack_Open/Summer 17 - 20th 2014 MLG Anaheim
seSweden zZerg Zanster Anton Dahlström - - - 33 - 48th 2013_DreamHack_Open/Summer 9 - 16th 2014_DreamHack_Open/Bucharest
Academy
dkDenmark pProtoss Ignite Alexander Cvitanich Haugsted - - - - -
usUSA tTerran Neeb Alex Sunderhaft - - - Premier League 25 - 32nd2013 WCS Season 2 America 2013 WCS Season 3 America B6aPremier League Ro16 2014 WCS Season 1 America2014 WCS Season 3 America
plPoland tTerran souL Piotr Walukiewicz - - - - -

Notable Former[edit]

Full list of player transfers and former players here.

ID Name Join Date Leave Date Duration New Team
usUSA pProtoss hellokitty Zifeng Wang 28th May 2013 27th May 2014 1 year ZZZZZ Retirement
fiFinland tTerran Naama Santeri Lahtinen 17th July 2012 26th April 2014 1 year 9 months ZZZZZ Retirement
roRomania pProtoss NightEnD Silviu Lazar 8th May 2011 4th February 2014 2 years 9 months NewRoSoft NewRoSoft
seSweden pProtoss SaSe Kim Hammar 3rd March 2013 4th February 2014 11 months ZZZZZ
krSouth Korea tTerran aLive Han Lee Seok 31st January 2012 11th February 2013 1 year Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
krSouth Korea pProtoss Oz Kim Hak Soo 6th May 2012 11th February 2013 8 months Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
krSouth Korea zZerg Moon Jang Jae Ho 17th January 2012 11th December 2012 11 months ZZZZZ Retirement
krSouth Korea zZerg ByuL Han Ji Won 19th March 2012 13th November 2012 8 months Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
krSouth Korea tTerran Rain Park Seo Yong 25th June 2011 6th November 2012 1 year 4 months ZZZZZ Retirement
frFrance PProtoss ToD Yoan Merlo 10th September 2011 16th July 2012 10 months ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
usUSA TTerran KawaiiRice Lok-Yin Kwong 2nd April 2010 30th December 2011 1 year 8 months LighT eSports LighT eSports
caCanada PProtoss TT1 Payam Toghyan 2nd April 2010 1st November 2011 1 year 7 months MTw mTw
pePeru TTerran Fenix Jian Carlo Morayra Alejo 2nd April 2010 23rd August 2011 1 year 4 months Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
twTaiwan ZZerg Sen Chia Cheng Yang 1st September 2010 14th August 2011 11 months Gama Bears Gama Bears

Organization[edit]

Nickname Name Position
yUnited Kingdom Sam Sam Mathews Managing Director
yAustralia Annaky Anne Mathews Finance Director
yUnited Kingdom Kboy Neil Kirk Business & Logistics Manager
yIndia Noname Elroy Pinto General Manager
ySweden cArn Patrik Sattermon Chief Gaming Officer
ySerbia StreeT Danijel Remus General Manager, Dota2 & PLAY/BEAT IT Manager
yUnited Kingdom Matt Matthew Gillott General & Marketing Manager
yUSA bkerr Brian Kerr Business Development Manager
yRussia Lexx Alexander Zavoloka Editor in Chief

Team Achievements[edit]

Date League Result Winnings
2014
2014-03-29 SteelSeries King of the Hill #10 Fnatic Fnatic 3 : 2 Against All authority against All authority $500
2014-03-01 SteelSeries King of the Hill #9 Fnatic Fnatic 4 : 1 CompLexity Gaming compLexity $250
2013
2013-12-27 SteelSeries King of the Hill #7 Fnatic Fnatic 3 : 2 Karnage eSports Karnage eSports $500
2013-11-26 SteelSeries King of the Hill #6 Fnatic Fnatic 4 : 1 Alien Invasion Alien Invasion $250
2013-11-08 The Gathering 2013 Team Battle Fnatic Fnatic 1 : 3 NewRoSoft NewRoSoft £250
2013-09-23 RaidCall ESL Euro Series Summer 2013 Fnatic Fnatic 3 : 1 Team Dignitas Team Dignitas €1,000
2013-08-29 SteelSeries King of the Hill #4 Fnatic Fnatic 3 : 2 Team Property Team Property $250
2013-04-24 SteelSeries King of the Hill #1 Fnatic Fnatic 4 : 1 Copenhagen Wolves Copenhagen Wolves $250
2012
2012-07-01 Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series VII Fnatic Fnatic 2 : 3 CoL.MVP coL.MVP $3,000
2011
2011-10-30 Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series VI Fnatic Fnatic 0 : 3 Team Empire Team Empire $2,000
2011-06-17 Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series V Fnatic Fnatic 0 : 3 CompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming
2011-06-30 Crota's Team Tournament Season 1 Fnatic Fnatic 3 : 2 Mousesports mousesports $2,000
2011-03-20 GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1 Fnatic Fnatic 3 : 2 Team Dignitas Team Dignitas $7,000
GosuCoaching Premiere League GosuCoaching Premiere League

Preceeded By:
None
GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1
12 January 2011 – 13 August 2011
Fnatic Fnatic
GCPL Season 2
Succeeded By:
Team Empire Empire

Highlight Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2014[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (4th February 2014). "Farewell NightEnD & SaSe". www.fnatic.com.
  2. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (18th February 2014). "Fnatic partners with avast!". www.fnatic.com.
  3. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (11th April 2014). "Fnatic and Azubu partner up". www.fnatic.com.
  4. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (26th April 2014). "Good and Bad news from Fnatic StarCraft 2". www.fnatic.com.
  5. Mighty (May 27, 2014). "HelloKitty retires from StarCraft 2". Fnatic.com. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  6. Fevron (July 15, 2014). "Fnatic welcomes souL to the SC2 Academy". Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  7. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (16th January 2013). "Fnatic Closes Korean Gaming House, Shifts Focus to Europe". www.fnatic.com.
  8. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (11th February 2013). "Fnatic part ways with Oz and Alive". www.fnatic.com.
  9. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (12th February 2013). "Pink and Zanster join Fnatic Academy". www.fnatic.com.
  10. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (3rd March 2013). "Fnatic welcomes SaSe". www.fnatic.com.
  11. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (19th March 2013). "Miniraser joins the Academy". www.fnatic.com.
  12. Lukas 'Iyonic' B. (28th May 2013). "Fnatic Welcomes Hellokitty". www.fnatic.com.
  13. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (27th December 2013). "Fnatic Welcomes Neeb to SC2 Academy". www.fnatic.com.
  14. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (12th January 2012). "Fnatic Academy Reloaded". www.fnatic.com.
  15. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (17th January 2012). "Moon joins Fnatic.SC2". www.fnatic.com.
  16. Josh 'stoner' Stone (19th January 2012). "Two More SC2 Roster Changes". www.fnatic.com.
  17. TeamLiquid ESPORTS (18th January 2012). "TSL claims Fnatic tampered with Alive, Fnatic denies". www.teamliquid.net.
  18. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (31st January 2012). "FnaticRaidCall welcomes aLive & Hwanni". www.fnatic.com.
  19. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (19th February 2012). "Ares joins the FnaticRaidCall Starcraft 2 Academy". www.fnatic.com.
  20. Andreja 'ANdre_' Mahovic (19th March 2012). "Fnatic Academy welcomes ByuL". www.fnatic.com.
  21. enssandoR (19th March 2012). "Fnatic Opens Korean House". www.teamliquid.net.
  22. Casper 'Acker' Ackermann (15th April 2012). "SON and FnaticRC part ways". www.fnatic.com.
  23. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (6th May 2012). "FnaticRC signs Oz". www.fnatic.com.
  24. Andreja 'ANdre_' Mahovic (28th June 2012). "Luvsic joins FnaticRaidCall". www.fnatic.com.
  25. Jade (2nd July 2012). "Harstem Joins Fnatic!". www.teamliquid.net.
  26. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (15th July 2012). "Fnatic and ToD part ways". www.fnatic.com.
  27. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (17th July 2012). "FnaticRC welcomes Naama". www.fnatic.com.
  28. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (30th September 2012). "Hwanni steps down". www.fnatic.com.
  29. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (6th November 2012). "Fnatic Says Farewell: Rain Retires". www.fnatic.com.
  30. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (13th November 2012). "Fnatic and ByuL Part Ways". www.fnatic.com.
  31. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (11th December 2012). "Fnatic release Moon". www.fnatic.com.
  32. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (12th December 2012). "Academy Graduation: Harstem and J turn Pro". www.fnatic.com.
  33. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (21st December 2012). "Fnatic partner with Twitch". www.fnatic.com.
  34. Phillip 'Phil' Rasmussen (25th February 2011). "LucifroN leaves FnaticMSI". www.fnatic.com.
  35. Colbi (30th April 2011). "EG launch $10,000 Master's Cup Series League". www.teamliquid.net.
  36. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (8th May 2011). "NightEnD Joins FnaticMSI.SC2". www.fnatic.com.
  37. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (20th May 2011). "Gretorp no longer part of FnaticMSI.SC2". www.fnatic.com.
  38. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (25th June 2011). "Rain To FnaticMSI.SC". www.fnatic.com.
  39. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (14th August 2011). "Sen departs FnaticMSI and joins Gama Bears". www.fnatic.com.
  40. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (23rd August 2011). "FnaticMSI.SC say goodbye to Fenix". www.fnatic.com.
  41. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (10th September 2011). "ToD To FnaticMSI". www.fnatic.com.
  42. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (16th September 2011). "FnaticMSI Welcomes IeZaeL and eXeCuToR". www.fnatic.com.
  43. Dominik 'razrrr_' Hünitzsch (18th September 2011). "FnaticMSI open Korean SC2 Academy". www.fnatic.com.
  44. Phillip 'Phil' Rasmussen (1st November 2011). "FnaticMSI and TT1 Part Ways". www.fnatic.com.
  45. Xeris (23rd December 2011). "Xeris and Fnatic part ways". www.teamliquid.net.
  46. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (30th December 2011). "KawaiiRice Departs Fnatic". www.fnatic.com.
  47. Simon 'Crofteh' Belfield (2nd April 2010). "ANNOUNCING: FnaticMSI.SC". www.fnatic.com.
  48. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (9th April 2010). "Kr & Praetor join FnaticMSI.SC". www.fnatic.com.
  49. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (21st May 2010). "Gretorp joins FnaticMSI.SC". www.fnatic.com.
  50. Simon 'Crofteh' Belfield (29th May 2010). "FnaticMSI.SC announce new addition". www.fnatic.com.
  51. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (25th July 2010). "FnaticMSI Says Goodbye to Praetor". www.fnatic.com.
  52. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (12th August 2010). "FnaticMSI welcome LucifroN to SC2 roster". www.fnatic.com.
  53. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (18th August 2010). "IefNaij joins the pack". www.fnatic.com.
  54. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (1st September 2010). "Sen joins FnaticMSI". www.fnatic.com.
  55. Calvin 'Fnatic Zero' Small (10th September 2010). "FnaticMSI says goodbye to Kr & Moutas". www.fnatic.com.
  56. Simon 'Crofteh' Belfield (22nd October 2010). "FnaticMSI.SC2 drop Funkyy". www.fnatic.com.

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