To read about this organization's Dota 2 team, see: Fnatic.
|Manager:||Elroy "Noname" Pinto|
|Number of Players:||
|5 1 2|
|Recent Player Trades:||2013-05-28- hellokitty joins |
2013-03-19- Miniraser joins
2013-03-03- SaSe joins
2013-02-12 - Pink, Zanster join
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. Their main office is found in London.
Fnatic consists of the following divisions:
- StarCraft II
- League of Legends
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive
- Dota 2
- Fighting Games (recently opened, consisting only of Perfect Legend)
- Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Mortal Kombat 9
- Super Street Fighter IV
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 play in the GSL and GSTL.
Despite mixed results in Korea, in January 2013, Fnatic announce that they would be shifting focus back to Europe, and closing their Korean team house after the huge investment proved to be no longer sustainable. Over in Europe, they would be represented by several well known players, such as NightEnD, Naama, Harstem and their ace, SaSe.
- April 2, the Fnatic StarCraft II Team is formed, with the Top 4 from the FnaticMSI Rookie Draft being picked: Fenix, funkay, TT1 and KawaiiRice.
- April 9, Fnatic add Krr and Praetor.
- May 21, Fnatic acquires Gretorp.
- May 28, Fnatic sign Moutas.
- July 25, Fnatic drop Praetor due to communications and activity issues.
- August 12, Fnatic sign Lucifron.
- August 18, Fnatic sign IefNaij 
- September 1, Fnatic sign Sen 
- September 10, Fnatic release Krr and Moutas 
- October 22, funkay leaves Fnatic and joins Team LDLC.com.
- February 25, Fnatic officially announces the departure of LucifroN.
- April 30, Fnatic is invited to participate in the Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series V.
- May 8, Fnatic sign NightEnD 
- May 20, Fnatic parts ways with Gretorp.
- June 24, Fnatic signs Rain 
- August 14, Fnatic parts ways with Sen.
- August 23, Fnatic parts ways with Fenix.
- September 10, Fnatic sign ToD.
- September 16, Fnatic signs the 2v2 pair of team Wizard, IeZaeL and eXeCuToR.
- September 18, Fnatic starts a Korean Academy team and recruits three players to their roster: LinkProS (previously known as August), Skit and PorigoJung.
- November 1, Fnatic and TT1 part ways on amicable terms.
- December 23, Fnatic announces the departure of StarCraft II manager Duran "Xeris" Parsi 
- December 30, Fnatic parts ways with KawaiiRice 
- January 12, Fnatic restarts its Korean Academy, releasing August, Skit and Porigo, and recruiting DeParture and SoN.
- January 17, Moon joins the team.
- January 19, IefNaij, and the Spanish 2v2 duo of IeZaeL and eXeCuToR depart from Fnatic. The Canadian IefNaij, famous in Brood War, as well as eXeCuToR, retired from competitive StarCraft II, while IeZaeL will be looking for another partner for 2v2.
- January 31, After some controversy, Fnatic officially sign aLive and make Hwanni Fnatic's Korean General Manager.
- February 19, Fnatic sign Ares to their Korean Academy.
- March 19, former Samsung KHAN player, ByuL joined the Korean Academy.
- March 19, Fnatic opened a team house in Korea.
- April 15, SoN retires from progaming because of personnal issues and subsequently leaves Fnatic.
- May 6, Fnatic signs Oz from FXO.
- June 11, Translator Brian "DoubleD" Choi leaves Fnatic.
- June 28, Luvsic officially joins Fnatic after sightings of him unofficially bearing the Fnatic team tag.
- July 1, Kevin "Harstem" de Koning joins Fnatic and is now part of their Academy 
- July 15, ToD and Fnatic part ways.
- July 17, Naama joins Fnatic.
- September 30, Hwanni, the Korean coach, departs from Fnatic to continue his work with MLG and Evil Geniuses as a consultant.
- November 6, Rain retires from professional StarCraft II.
- November 13, ByuL and Ares leave Fnatic.
- December 11, Moon leaves Fnatic.
- December 12, Harstem and Luvsic are promoted from Academy to Professional.
- December 21, TwitchTV becomes a sponsor.
- January 16, Fnatic issue a press release stating that their StarCraft II division will be shifting its focus to Europe. The gaming house in Korea had already been closed, but a new house is being planned in Europe. J (Luvsic), was also released.
- 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.
- February 12, Pink and Zanster join the academy.
- March 3, SaSe joins Fnatic.
- March 19, Miniraser joins the Fnatic Academy from Western Wolves.
- May 28th, hellokitty joins the Fnatic Academy.
 Player Roster
Best Yearly Results:
|Harstem||Kevin de Koning||-||-||Ro8||9 - 12th|
|NightEnD||Silviu Lazar||-||3 - 4th||Ro16||13 - 16th|
|SaSe||Kim Hammar||-||14th||4th||9 - 12th|
Best Yearly Results:
|Pink||Alexander Cvitanich Haugsted||-||-||-||-|
 Notable Former
|Oz||Kim Hak Soo||Evil Geniuses|
|aLive||Han Lee Seok||Evil Geniuses|
|DeParture||Hyun Sung Min||Team oGaming|
|Luvsic||Jo Chang Ho|
|Moon||Jang Jae Ho|
|Ares||Deok Seo Chang||MJ Team|
|ByuL||Han Ji Won||Incredible Miracle|
|Rain||Park Seo Yong|
|ToD||Yoan Merlo||ROOT Gaming|
|LucifroN||Pedro Moreno Duran||Aprender|
|Gretorp||Andre Hengchua||It's Gosu eSports|
|Sen||Chia Cheng Yang||Gama Bears|
|Fenix||Jian Carlo Morayra Alejo||Incredible Miracle|
|KawaiiRice||Lok-Yin Kwong||LighT eSports|
|IefNaij||Jian Fei Wang||LighT eSports|
|Hwanni||Kim Sung Hwan||General Korean Manager||Evil Geniuses|
|DoubleD||Brian Hyun Choi||Korean Manager|
|Xeris||Duran Parsi||Manager||LighT eSports|
 Team Achievements
|GosuCoaching Premiere League|
| GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1
12 January 2011 – 13 August 2011
| GCPL Season 2|
|2013-02-23||2013 IPTL Season 1 Amateur Division Group 4||/ Fnatic 5 : 3 My Intent|
|2012-07-01||EG MCSL Season VII||Fnatic 2 : 3 compLexity|
|2011-10-30||EG MCSL Season VI||Fnatic 0 : 3 Team Empire|
 Highlight Videos
- FNATIC's official YouTube channel 
- ↑ Fnatic signs first Korean player: Rain
- ↑ fnatic StarCraft II team announced
- ↑ Krr and Praetor join Fnatic
- ↑ Cameron (2010-05-21). "Gretorp joins FnaticMSI.SC". fnatic.com.
- ↑ Fnatic sign Moutas
- ↑ Fnatic drop Praetor
- ↑ IefNaij joins FnaticMSI.SC2
- ↑ Sen joins FnaticMSI.SC2
- ↑ Fnatic drops Kr and Moutas
- ↑ Fnatic Drop Funkyy
- ↑ LucifroN leaves FnaticMSI
- ↑ EG launch $10,000 Master's Cup Series League
- ↑ NightEnd joins Fnatic
- ↑ Gretorp no longer part of FnaticMSI.SC2
- ↑ Rain to FnaticMSI
- ↑ Sen to Gama Bears
- ↑ Fnatic Say Goodbye to Fenix
- ↑ ToD to FnaticMSI
- ↑ FnaticMSI Welcomes IeZaeL and eXeCuToR
- ↑ FnaticMSI open Korean SC2 Academy
- ↑ Fnatic and TT1 part ways
- ↑ Xeris leaves Fnatic
- ↑ KawaiiRice leaves Fnatic
- ↑ Korean Academy restarted, Participating players announced
- ↑ Moon joins Fnatic.SC2 TeamLiquid.net Forum thread
- ↑ Two More SC2 Roster Changes
- ↑ TSL claims Fnatic tampered with Alive, Fnatic denies
- ↑ FnaticRaidCall welcomes aLive & Hwanni Thread on TeamLiquid.net
- ↑ Ares joins Korean Academy
- ↑ ByuL joins Korean Academy
- ↑ Team house announced in Korea
- ↑ SoN and Fnatic part ways
- ↑ Fnatic signs Oz
- ↑ "Luvsic joins FnaticRaidCall". 28 June 2012.
- ↑ Harstem joins FnaticRaidCall
- ↑ Fnatic and ToD part ways
- ↑ Naama joins Fnatic
- ↑ Hwanni leaves Fnatic Fnatic.com, 30 September 2012.
- ↑ Fnatic Says Farewell: Rain Retires Fnatic.com, 6 November 2012.
- ↑ Fnatic and ByuL Part Ways Fnatic.com, 13 November 2012.
- ↑ Fnatic and Moon split
- ↑ Academy Graduation: Harstem and J turn Pro
- ↑ Inz (2012-12-21). "Fnatic partner with Twitch". fnatic.com.
- ↑ Corin 'Bleys' Porter (2013-01-16). "Fnatic Closes Korean Gaming House, Shifts Focus to Europe". fnatic.com.
- ↑ Inz (2013-02-11). "Fnatic part ways with Oz and Alive". fnatic.com.
- ↑ Inz (2013-02-12). "Pink and Zanster join Fnatic Academy". fnatic.com.
- ↑ Inz (2013-03-03). "Fnatic welcomes SaSe". fnatic.com.
- ↑ Inz (2013-03-19). "Miniraser joins the Academy". fnatic.com.
- ↑ Iyonic (2013-05-28). "Fnatic Welcomes Hellokitty". fnatic.com.