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Number of Players:
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Recent Player Trades:
2014-11-20 - Miniraser leaves
2014-10-04 - Neeb leaves
2014-08-11 - Zanster & Ignite leave
2014-07-15 - souL joins


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.


  • February 4, SaSe and NightEnD leave Fnatic.[2]
  • February 18, Avast becomes a sponsor.[3]
  • April 11, Fnatic partners up with the Azubu streaming service.[4]
  • April 26, Naama retires from SC2, whilst Miniraser and Zanster are promoted to the professional division, and Harstem is made team captain.[5]
  • May 27, hellokitty retires from SC2.[6]
  • July 15, souL joins the academy.[7]
  • August 11, Zanster and Ignite both leave the team.[8]
  • November 4, Neeb leaves the team.[9]
  • November 20, Miniraser announces that he is leaving the team.[10]
  • 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.[11]
  • 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.[12]
  • February 12, Pink and Zanster join the academy.[13]
  • March 3, SaSe joins Fnatic.[14]
  • March 19, Miniraser joins the Fnatic Academy from Western Wolves.[15]
  • May 28, hellokitty joins the Fnatic Academy.[16]
  • December 27, Neeb joins the Fnatic Academy.[17]
  • January 12, Fnatic restarts its Korean Academy, releasing August, Skit and Porigo, and recruiting DeParture and SoN.[18]
  • January 17, Moon joins the team.[19]
  • 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.[20]
  • January 31, After some controversy[21], Fnatic officially sign aLive and make Hwanni Fnatic's Korean General Manager.[22]
  • February 19, Fnatic sign Ares to their Korean Academy.[23]
  • March 19, former Samsung KHAN player, ByuL joins the Korean Academy.[24]
  • March 19, Fnatic opens a team house in Korea.[25]
  • April 15, SoN retires from progaming because of personal issues and subsequently leaves Fnatic.[26]
  • May 6, Fnatic signs Oz from FXO.[27]
  • 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.[28]
  • July 1, Kevin "Harstem" de Koning joins Fnatic and is now part of their Academy.[29]
  • July 15, ToD and Fnatic part ways.[30]
  • July 17, Naama joins Fnatic.[31]
  • September 30, Hwanni, the Korean coach, departs from Fnatic to continue his work with MLG and Evil Geniuses as a consultant.[32]
  • November 6, Rain retires from professional StarCraft II.[33]
  • November 13, ByuL and Ares leave Fnatic.[34]
  • December 11, Moon leaves Fnatic.[35]
  • December 12, Harstem and Luvsic are promoted from Academy to Professional.[36]
  • December 21, TwitchTV becomes a sponsor.[37]


Roster at the time of disbandment[edit]

ID Name 2012 2013 2014 2015
nlNetherlands PPicon small.png Harstem (Captain.png) Kevin de Koning 5 - 8th Electronic Sports World Cup 2012 9 - 12th 2013_DreamHack_Open/Valencia ASUS ROG Tournaments Premier League 9 - 12th 2014 WCS Season 2 Europe 9 - 12th IEM Season IX - Taipei
plPoland tTicon small.png souL Piotr Walukiewicz - - - -

Notable Former[edit]

Full list of player transfers and former players here.

ID Name Join Date Leave Date Duration New Team
nlNetherlands pPicon small.png Harstem Kevin de Koning 2 July 2012 3 April 2015 2 years 8 months InvasioneSportlogo std.png Invasion eSport
plPoland tTicon small.png souL Piotr Walukiewicz 15 July 2014 3 April 2015 8 months Brawl esports logo std.png BrawL eSports
seSweden zZicon small.png Miniraser Viktor Malmberg 19 March 2013 20 November 2014 1 year 8 months Imaginarylogo std.png Imaginary Gaming
usUSA tTicon small.png Neeb Alex Sunderhaft 27 December 2013 4 November 2014 10 months Tinglogo std.png Ting
seSweden zZicon small.png Zanster Anton Dahlström 12 February 2013 11 August 2014 1 year 6 months Propertynewlogo std.png Team Property
dkDenmark pPicon small.png Ignite Alexander Cvitanich Haugsted 12 February 2013 11 August 2014 1 year 6 months Redbloodslogo std.png Redbloods
usUSA pPicon small.png hellokitty Zifeng Wang 28 May 2013 27 May 2014 1 year ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
fiFinland tTicon small.png Naama Santeri Lahtinen 17 July 2012 26 April 2014 1 year 9 months ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
roRomania pPicon small.png NightEnD Silviu Lazar 8 May 2011 4 February 2014 2 years 9 months Nrslogo std.png NewRoSoft
seSweden pPicon small.png SaSe Kim Hammar 3 March 2013 4 February 2014 11 months ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png aLive Han Lee Seok 31 January 2012 11 February 2013 1 year Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Oz Kim Hak Soo 6 May 2012 11 February 2013 8 months Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Moon Jang Jae Ho 17 January 2012 11 December 2012 11 months ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png ByuL Han Ji Won 19 March 2012 13 November 2012 8 months IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png Rain Park Seo Yong 25 June 2011 6 November 2012 1 year 4 months ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
frFrance PPicon small.png ToD Yoan Merlo 10 September 2011 16 July 2012 10 months Rootlogo std.png ROOT Gaming
usUSA TTicon small.png KawaiiRice Lok-Yin Kwong 2 April 2010 30 December 2011 1 year 8 months Lightesportslogo std.png LighT eSports
caCanada PPicon small.png TT1 Payam Toghyan 2 April 2010 1 November 2011 1 year 7 months Mtwlogo std.png mTw
pePeru TTicon small.png Fenix Jian Carlo Morayra Alejo 2 April 2010 23 August 2011 1 year 4 months IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle
twTaiwan ZZicon small.png Sen Chia Cheng Yang 1 September 2010 14 August 2011 11 months Gamabearslogo std.png Gama Bears


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

Preceded By:
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]




  1. Fevron (April 3, 2015). "Goodbye Harstem & souLt". Fnatic.com.
  2. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (February 4, 2014). "Farewell NightEnD & SaSe". Fnatic.com.
  3. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (February 18, 2014). "Fnatic partners with avast!". Fnatic.com.
  4. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (April 11, 2014). "Fnatic and Azubu partner up". Fnatic.com.
  5. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (April 26, 2014). "Good and Bad news from Fnatic StarCraft 2". Fnatic.com.
  6. Mighty (May 27, 2014). "HelloKitty retires from StarCraft 2". Fnatic.com. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  7. Fevron (July 15, 2014). "Fnatic welcomes souL to the SC2 Academy". Fnatic.com. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  8. Hagen (August 11, 2014). "Farewell Zanster & Ignite". Fnatic.com. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  9. Aeromi (November 4, 2014). "Fnatic and Neeb part ways". Teamliquid.net.
  10. Fevron (November 20, 2014). "www.fnatic and Miniraser part ways". Fnatic.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  11. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (January 16, 2013). "Fnatic Closes Korean Gaming House, Shifts Focus to Europe". Fnatic.com.
  12. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (February 11, 2013). "Fnatic part ways with Oz and Alive". Fnatic.com.
  13. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (February 12, 2013). "Pink and Zanster join Fnatic Academy". Fnatic.com.
  14. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (March 3, 2013). "Fnatic welcomes SaSe". Fnatic.com.
  15. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (March 19, 2013). "Miniraser joins the Academy". Fnatic.com.
  16. Lukas 'Iyonic' B. (May 28, 2013). "Fnatic Welcomes Hellokitty". Fnatic.com.
  17. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (December 27, 2013). "Fnatic Welcomes Neeb to SC2 Academy". Fnatic.com.
  18. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (January 12, 2012). "Fnatic Academy Reloaded". Fnatic.com.
  19. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (January 17, 2012). "Moon joins Fnatic.SC2". Fnatic.com.
  20. Josh 'stoner' Stone (January 19, 2012). "Two More SC2 Roster Changes". Fnatic.com.
  21. TeamLiquid ESPORTS (January 18, 2012). "TSL claims Fnatic tampered with Alive, Fnatic denies". Teamliquid.net.
  22. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (January 31, 2012). "FnaticRaidCall welcomes aLive & Hwanni". Fnatic.com.
  23. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (February 19, 2012). "Ares joins the FnaticRaidCall Starcraft 2 Academy". Fnatic.com.
  24. Andreja 'ANdre_' Mahovic (March 19, 2012). "Fnatic Academy welcomes ByuL". Fnatic.com.
  25. enssandoR (March 19, 2012). "Fnatic Opens Korean House". Teamliquid.net.
  26. Casper 'Acker' Ackermann (April 15, 2012). "SON and FnaticRC part ways". Fnatic.com.
  27. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (May 6, 2012). "FnaticRC signs Oz". Fnatic.com.
  28. Andreja 'ANdre_' Mahovic (June 28, 2012). "Luvsic joins FnaticRaidCall". Fnatic.com.
  29. Jade (July 2, 2012). "Harstem Joins Fnatic!". Teamliquid.net.
  30. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (July 15, 2012). "Fnatic and ToD part ways". Fnatic.com.
  31. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (July 17, 2012). "FnaticRC welcomes Naama". Fnatic.com.
  32. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (September 30, 2012). "Hwanni steps down". Fnatic.com.
  33. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (November 6, 2012). "Fnatic Says Farewell: Rain Retires". Fnatic.com.
  34. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (November 13, 2012). "Fnatic and ByuL Part Ways". Fnatic.com.
  35. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (December 11, 2012). "Fnatic release Moon". Fnatic.com.
  36. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (December 12, 2012). "Academy Graduation: Harstem and J turn Pro". Fnatic.com.
  37. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (December 21, 2012). "Fnatic partner with Twitch". Fnatic.com.
  38. Phillip 'Phil' Rasmussen (February 25, 2011). "LucifroN leaves FnaticMSI". Fnatic.com.
  39. Colbi (April 30, 2011). "EG launch $10,000 Master's Cup Series League". www.teamliquid.net.
  40. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (May 8, 2011). "NightEnD Joins FnaticMSI.SC2". Fnatic.com.
  41. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (May 20, 2011). "Gretorp no longer part of FnaticMSI.SC2". Fnatic.com.
  42. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (June 25, 2011). "Rain To FnaticMSI.SC". Fnatic.com.
  43. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (August 14, 2011). "Sen departs FnaticMSI and joins Gama Bears". Fnatic.com.
  44. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (August 23, 2011). "FnaticMSI.SC say goodbye to Fenix". Fnatic.com.
  45. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (September 10, 2011). "ToD To FnaticMSI". Fnatic.com.
  46. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (September 16, 2011). "FnaticMSI Welcomes IeZaeL and eXeCuToR". Fnatic.com.
  47. Dominik 'razrrr_' Hünitzsch (September 18 ,2011). "FnaticMSI open Korean SC2 Academy". Fnatic.com.
  48. Phillip 'Phil' Rasmussen (November 1, 2011). "FnaticMSI and TT1 Part Ways". Fnatic.com.
  49. Xeris (December 23, 2011). "Xeris and Fnatic part ways". Teamliquid.net.
  50. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (December 30, 2011). "KawaiiRice Departs Fnatic". Fnatic.com.
  51. Simon 'Crofteh' Belfield (April 2, 2010). "ANNOUNCING: FnaticMSI.SC". Fnatic.com.
  52. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (April 9, 2010). "Kr & Praetor join FnaticMSI.SC". Fnatic.com.
  53. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (May 21, 2010). "Gretorp joins FnaticMSI.SC". Fnatic.com.
  54. Simon 'Crofteh' Belfield (May 29, 2010). "FnaticMSI.SC announce new addition". Fnatic.com.
  55. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (July 25, 2010). "FnaticMSI Says Goodbye to Praetor". Fnatic.com.
  56. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (August 12, 2010). "FnaticMSI welcome LucifroN to SC2 roster". Fnatic.com.
  57. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (August 18, 2010). "IefNaij joins the pack". Fnatic.com.
  58. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (September 1, 2010). "Sen joins FnaticMSI". Fnatic.com.
  59. Calvin 'Fnatic Zero' Small (September 10, 2010). "FnaticMSI says goodbye to Kr & Moutas". Fnatic.com.
  60. Simon 'Crofteh' Belfield (October 22, 2010). "FnaticMSI.SC2 drop Funkyy". Fnatic.com.