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Fnatic
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Team Information
Location: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Australia Australia
Manager: Elroy "Noname" Pinto
Sponsor: MSI
SteelSeries
EIZO
King of ShaveS
Avast
Winamax
Fragnet
TwitchTV
DXRacer
Links
Website Twitter Facebook YouTube Channel TLPD HotS TLPD International TLPD Korea Aligulac
Achievements
GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1
Solo Achievements
IGN ProLeague Season 4IEM Season V - American Championships
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:

7

Picon small.png 3Ticon small.png 2Zicon small.png 2
History
Created: 2010-04-02
Recent Player Trades: 2014-02-04- SaSe leaves
2014-02-04- NightEnD leaves


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]

  • 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.[3]
  • 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.[4]
  • February 12, Pink and Zanster join the academy.[5]
  • March 3, SaSe joins Fnatic.[6]
  • March 19, Miniraser joins the Fnatic Academy from Western Wolves.[7]
  • May 28, hellokitty joins the Fnatic Academy.[8]
  • December 27, Neeb joins the Fnatic Academy.[9]
  • January 12, Fnatic restarts its Korean Academy, releasing August, Skit and Porigo, and recruiting DeParture and SoN.[10]
  • January 17, Moon joins the team.[11]
  • 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.[12]
  • January 31, After some controversy[13], Fnatic officially sign aLive and make Hwanni Fnatic's Korean General Manager.[14]
  • February 19, Fnatic sign Ares to their Korean Academy.[15]
  • March 19, former Samsung KHAN player, ByuL joins the Korean Academy.[16]
  • March 19, Fnatic opens a team house in Korea.[17]
  • April 15, SoN retires from progaming because of personal issues and subsequently leaves Fnatic.[18]
  • May 6, Fnatic signs Oz from FXO.[19]
  • 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.[20]
  • July 1, Kevin "Harstem" de Koning joins Fnatic and is now part of their Academy.[21]
  • July 15, ToD and Fnatic part ways.[22]
  • July 17, Naama joins Fnatic.[23]
  • September 30, Hwanni, the Korean coach, departs from Fnatic to continue his work with MLG and Evil Geniuses as a consultant.[24]
  • November 6, Rain retires from professional StarCraft II.[25]
  • November 13, ByuL and Ares leave Fnatic.[26]
  • December 11, Moon leaves Fnatic.[27]
  • December 12, Harstem and Luvsic are promoted from Academy to Professional.[28]
  • December 21, TwitchTV becomes a sponsor.[29]

Player Roster[edit]

Professional[edit]

Netherlands Picon small.png Harstem
 Kevin de Koning
Finland Ticon small.png Naama
 Santeri Lahtinen

Academy[edit]

USA Picon small.png hellokitty
 Zifeng Wang
Sweden Zicon small.png Miniraser
 Viktor Malmberg
USA Ticon small.png Neeb
 Alex Sunderhaft
Denmark Picon small.png Pink
 Alexander Haugsted
Sweden Zicon small.png Zanster
 Anton Dahlström

Best Yearly Results[edit]

ID Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
nlNetherlands PPicon small.png Harstem Kevin de Koning Y- Y- A8Ro8 Electronic Sports World Cup 2012 A99 - 12th 2013_DreamHack_Open/Valencia D2Ro32 ASUS ROG Winter 2014
fiFinland tTicon small.png Naama Santeri Lahtinen A11st DreamHack Winter 2010 A8Ro8 DreamHack Winter 2011 B6Ro16 HomeStory Cup IV HomeStory Cup V ASUS ROG Summer 2012 D2Ro32 ASUS_ROG_Summer_2013 D2Ro32 ASUS ROG Winter 2014
Academy
usUSA pPicon small.png hellokitty Zifeng Wang Y- Y- Y- D2Premier League Ro32 2013 WCS Season 1 America B313 - 16th IEM Season VIII - Sao Paulo
seSweden zZicon small.png Miniraser Viktor Malmberg Y- Y- D2Ro32 2012 DreamHack Open/Summer Iron Squid - Chapter II E8Ro48 2013_DreamHack_Open/Summer D2Premier League Ro32 2014 WCS Season 1 Europe
usUSA tTicon small.png Neeb Alex Sunderhaft Y- Y- Y- D2Premier League Ro322013 WCS Season 2 America 2013 WCS Season 3 America B6Premier League Ro16 2014 WCS Season 1 America
dkDenmark pPicon small.png Pink Alexander Cvitanich Haugsted Y- Y- Y- Y- Y-
seSweden zZicon small.png Zanster Anton Dahlström Y- Y- Y- E8Ro48 2013_DreamHack_Open/Summer D2Ro32 ASUS ROG Winter 2014

Notable Former[edit]

Full list of player transfers and former players here.

ID Name Join Date Leave Date Duration New Team
roRomania pPicon small.png NightEnD Silviu Lazar 8th May 2011 4th February 2014 2 years 9 months Nrslogo std.png NewRoSoft
seSweden pPicon small.png SaSe Kim Hammar 3rd March 2013 4th February 2014 11 months ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png aLive Han Lee Seok 31st January 2012 11th February 2013 1 year Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Oz Kim Hak Soo 6th May 2012 11th February 2013 8 months Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Moon Jang Jae Ho 17th January 2012 11th December 2012 11 months
Retired
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png ByuL Han Ji Won 19th March 2012 13th November 2012 8 months IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png Rain Park Seo Yong 25th June 2011 6th November 2012 1 year 4 months
Retired
frFrance PPicon small.png ToD Yoan Merlo 10th September 2011 16th July 2012 10 months Rootlogo std.png ROOT Gaming
usUSA TTicon small.png KawaiiRice Lok-Yin Kwong 2nd April 2010 30th December 2011 1 year 8 months Lightesportslogo std.png LighT eSports
caCanada PPicon small.png TT1 Payam Toghyan 2nd April 2010 1st November 2011 1 year 7 months Mtwlogo std.png mTw
pePeru TTicon small.png Fenix Jian Carlo Morayra Alejo 2nd April 2010 23rd August 2011 1 year 4 months IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle
twTaiwan ZZicon small.png Sen Chia Cheng Yang 1st September 2010 14th August 2011 11 months Gamabearslogo std.png 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 Gold.png SteelSeries King of the Hill #10 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 3 : 2 Aaalogo std.png against All authority $500
2014-03-01 Gold.png SteelSeries King of the Hill #9 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 4 : 1 Complexitylogo std.png compLexity $250
2013
2013-12-27 Gold.png SteelSeries King of the Hill #7 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 3 : 2 Karnage esports std.png Karnage eSports $500
2013-11-26 Gold.png SteelSeries King of the Hill #6 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 4 : 1 Ailogo std.png Alien Invasion $250
2013-11-08 Silver.png The Gathering 2013 Team Battle Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 1 : 3 Nrslogo std.png NewRoSoft £250
2013-09-23 Bronze.png RaidCall ESL Euro Series Summer 2013 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 3 : 1 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas €1,000
2013-08-29 Gold.png SteelSeries King of the Hill #4 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 3 : 2 Property std.png Team Property $250
2013-04-24 Gold.png SteelSeries King of the Hill #1 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 4 : 1 Copenhagenwolveslogo std.png Copenhagen Wolves $250
2012
2012-07-01 Silver.png Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series VII Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 2 : 3 CoL.MVPlogo std.png coL.MVP $3,000
2011
2011-10-30 Bronze.png Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series VI Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 0 : 3 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire $2,000
2011-06-17 Copper.png Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series V Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 0 : 3 Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
2011-06-30 Gold.png Crota's Team Tournament Season 1 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 3 : 2 Mouzlogo std.png mousesports $2,000
2011-03-20 Gold.png GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 3 : 2 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas $7,000
GosuCoaching Premiere League GosuCoaching Premiere League

Preceeded By:
None
GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1
12 January 2011 – 13 August 2011
Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
GCPL Season 2
Succeeded By:
Empirelogo std.png Empire

Highlight Videos[edit]

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

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