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Fnatic (pronounced "fanatic"; also stylized as fnatic or FNATIC) is a professional esports organization headquartered in London, United Kingdom.[2] Founded 23 July 2004,[3] the team has players from around the world, across a variety of games, such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile, and Rainbow Six Siege.[4]

Short nameFNC
DivisionsClash Royale
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
Fortnite Battle Royale
League of Legends
PUBG Mobile
Rainbow Six Siege
Rules of Survival
Street Fighter
Founded23 July 2004; 15 years ago (2004-07-23)
San Francisco
Berlin (LoL)
Kuala Lumpur (Dota 2)
CEOSam Mathews
Fnatic Gear
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Fnatic's League of Legends team won the first-ever League of Legends World Championship in 2011, and also holds the record for the most League of Legends Championship Series split titles in the LEC, totalling seven of the thirteen played so far. In the 2015 EU LCS Summer Split they became the first LCS team to finish a split undefeated.

Fnatic's Counter-Strike team, which has traditionally been located in Sweden, is also considered one of the best in the video game series' history, having won three Global Offensive Majors and several other tournaments.


The organization was founded on 23 July 2004 by Sam Mathews and Anne Mathews.[5] After playing several years for Fnatic, Patrik "cArn" Sättermon, a Counter-Strike player, became the Chief Gaming Officer of Fnatic in 2012. Wouter Sleijffers replaced Anne Mathews as CEO in 2015,[6] whilst Sam Mathews is the Board Chairman.

Between 2008 and 2009, Fnatic was sponsored by MSI and SteelSeries, spurring a temporary name change to FnaticMSI.[7] On 1 June 2011, Fnatic partnered with EIZO to launch their gaming monitors into the market.[citation needed]

In 2006, Fnatic acquired a World of Warcraft team, Fnatic. WoW. Returning to represent Fnatic in the World of Warcraft 3v3 community was players TooGood, Vo0, and Ztrider. The Fnatic. WoW division won top finishes in events including BlizzCon, Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) and Major League Gaming (MLG).[citation needed]

In 2007, Fnatic acquired a DotA team, Fnatic. DotA, represented by Ritter "Ritter" Rusli, Romi "melen" Gunawan, Ariyanto "Lakuci" Sony, Sugiarto "BaHaMuT" Cahyadi, Jeffry "Neo" Lu.[8] They were formerly known as XcN DotA.[citation needed]

In 2008, Fnatic picked up a new DotA team with a roster of Edvin "Kwom" Börjesson, Jonathan "Loda" Berg, Rasmus "Misery" Berth, Rene "Kebap-" Werner, and Aringazin "Aidar" Aidar.[9]

In 2010 FnaticMSI.HoN was restructured with a roster of Johan "N0tail" Sundstein, Kalle "Trixi" Saarinen, Henrik "Freshpro" Hansen, Jascha "Nova" Markuse, and Tal "Fly" Aizik.[10]

In January 2012, Fnatic took on RaidCall as a sponsor.[11] With the new title sponsor, Fnatic expanded into South Korea and became the first non-Korean esports team to acquire a professional gaming house in Seoul.[12]

In 2012, Fnatic picked up the former GamersLeague Dota 2 team in order to compete with other top teams. The team placed fourth in ESWC, but soon after, the team parted ways with Fnatic.[13]

In August 2014, Fnatic announced that it had partnered with Luke Millanta to produce a number of Counter Strike: Global Offensive weapon finishes.[14][15]

In 2015, Fnatic announced a return to Dota 2, acquiring and sponsoring Team Malaysia.[citation needed]

On 1 October 2015 sports betting website Dafabet became a sponsor of Fnatic.[16]

On 23 March 2017, Fnatic announced that it will be making a one-off return to Heroes of Newerth with an all-Swedish roster made up of Makke, iNsaniA, Xibbe, Boxi & miCKe and will compete at the HonTour Season 5 World Finals in Bangkok.[17] On 2 April 2017, Fnatic became the champions of HonTour Season 5, defeating [MiXs] Phoenix MiXs on the grand finals.[18][19]

On 6 October 2017, Fnatic joined the competitive Rocket League scene after acquiring the former roster of Leftovers.[20]

On 12 April 2018, Fnatic joined the competitive Rainbow Six Siege scene after acquiring the former roster of Mindfreak.[21]

The company has its headquarters in London, near the Silicon Roundabout at Old Street, with a full-time senior management team including a CEO, CGO, Sales Director, Accounts Director and Head of Creative Services.[22]

Fnatic also runs an independent digital agency, Sannpa, for businesses looking to be involved in esports.[citation needed]

In April 2019, Fnatic raised $19M in Series A funding round and restructured its leadership as it plans a major expansion in Asia and North America.[23]

Current rostersEdit

Game Nat. Name ID Role
Clash Royale   Javier Garcia zTeemper
  Alberi dos Santos Suchini Asuchini
  Etienne Riboulot Lemon Tea
  Dion van Die Dion
  Kyle Kloss Kyle Coach
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive   Freddy Johansson KRIMZ Support
  Jesper Wecksell JW AWPer
  Ludvig Brolin Brollan Rifler
  Robin Rönnquist flusha Rifler
  Maikil Selim Golden Captain/Entry Fragger
  Andreas Samuelsson Samuelsson Coach
  Richard Landström Xizt Rifler (Inactive)
Dota 2   Nuengnara Teeramahanon 23savage Carry
  Kam Boon Seng Moon Solo Middle
  Daryl Koh Pei Xiang iceiceice Offlaner
  Djardel Mampusti DJ Support
  Anucha Jirawong Jabz Captain/Support
FIFA   Simon Nystedt Zimme
  Damian Augustyniak Damie
  Alexander Betancourt Alekzandur
  Zac Moore ZacMoore
  Filip Babic Babosa
Fortnite   Giorgio Calandrelli POW3R
  Erikas Vaitkevicius ErycTriceps
  Derman Özdemir Motor
  Theo Guillemenot Pr0vokd
  Jake Smith smeef
  Jacob Gilbert VeroX
League of Legends   Gabriël Rau Bwipo Top Laner
  Oskar Boderek Selfmade Jungler
  Tim Lipovšek Nemesis Mid Laner
  Martin Larsson Rekkles Bot Laner
  Zdravets Iliev Galabov Hylissang Support
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile   Tanmay Singh Sc0utOP Assault/Captain
  Mohammad Owais Lakhani Owais Assault/Entry Fragger
  Harpreet Singh Janjuha Ronak Sniper/Backup
  Paritosh Sharma Paritosh Assault/Cover
  Ashish Bhatnagar Ash Assaulter (sub.)
  Pratik Mehra Aurum Coach
Rules of Survival   Chitson Kaewsawat TheDaaa
  Arin Yuthabunlua Arin
  Promsin Euisakun VOORIXX
  Kunaphu Phachin JanFluk
  Tirawat Doongarm CT
Street Fighter   Christ Onema Akainu
  Shakil Ghazi Shakz
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege   Etienne Rousseau Magnet Captain/Fragger
  Jason Chen Lusty Support
  Jake Grannan Virtue Fragger
  Tex Thompson Tex Flex/Support
  Patrick Fan MentalistC Flex/Fragger
  Matthew McHenry Acez 6th Player
  Jayden Saunders Dizzle Coach


Clash RoyaleEdit

On 3 April 2018, Fnatic announced that it was entering and competing in the upcoming Clash Royale League. They finished 7th in the group stage.[25]

In Clash Royale League Season 2, Fnatic finished 4th in the Group Stage of West Region, thereby failing to qualify for finals.[citation needed]


The Fnatic Counter-Strike team in 2007.

Counter-Strike: Source and 1.6Edit

Fnatic entered the Counter-Strike competitive scene in 2004, when the team was founded by Freek "FraK" Tammeling. The initial roster, led by Benjamin "diGitaL" Hildén, managed to win CPL Singapore 2005 but struggled to make much of an impact at other international events. At the beginning of 2006, Fnatic released the entire lineup except for sniper Harley "dsn" Örwall, who was tasked to assemble a new roster. Örwall recruited Patrik "cArn" Sättermon, the in-game leader of Eyeballers; Oscar "Archi" Torgersen, from Team GoN; and Begrip duo Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Kristoffer "Tentpole" Nordlund.[26] This lineup would go on to win many major events in 2006, culminating with a 1st-place finish at CPL Winter 2006.[27] In 2011, Fnatic's Counter-Strike team placed top three in many events with their newly acquired player, Michael "Friis" Jørgensen.[28] This simultaneously led to dropping many uncontracted players such as Qet (Counter-Strike), Lauke (UT) and Vo0 (Q3).

cArn gained a reputation as one of Counter-Strike's premier in-game leaders and strategy callers from 2006-2012 due to his ability to lead several completely different Fnatic rosters to major tournament wins. However, in March 2012, he announced his surprise retirement before the IEM Season VI World Finals, going on to become the first Chief Gaming Officer (CGO) for Fnatic.[29] Xizt took on the role of the in-game leader, replacing cArn with Finn "karrigan" Andersen, another Danish player. The new team won their first major LAN event at Copenhagen Games 2012. On the same weekend, FnaticRC.aLive won his first ever major tournament at IPL4 Las Vegas.[30]

After Fnatic CS won 2012 DreamHack Summer and the Swedish Championships, Rasmus "Gux" Stahl retired from Counter-Strike, leaving an open spot in Fnatic. On 26 June, Fnatic announced that Martin "trace" Heldt will join the team. In August, Richard "Xizt" Landstorm left the team to play CS:GO for NiP; Emil "FYRR73" Karlsson was announced as his replacement.

Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveEdit

When Fnatic switched to Counter Strike: Global Offensive, they became one of the top teams in the world. In order to complete the roster, Fnatic announced that Xyp9x & JOKERN will join them to compete in Counter Strike: Global Offensive.[31] The team was able to finish in the 3rd/4th position of the EMS Season 1 Finals.[32]

In late 2013, Fnatic won their first ever major tournament in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, under the guidance of their new leader, Markus "pronax" Wallsten, taking out the team Ninjas in Pyjamas. In 2014, Fnatic took in 2 ex-LGB players, Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer and Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson. They went on to win ESL One Katowice 2015 after defeating NiP, and on 24 August 2015, Fnatic won ESL One Cologne 2015, after defeating Team EnVyUs.[33] Because of this roster's back-to-back major wins and 11 other international titles, some consider this Fnatic team to be the strongest roster ever assembled in the history of CS:GO.[34]

In November 2015, after a few disappointing tournament performances, pronax decided to take a hiatus from competitive CS:GO. He was replaced with Dennis "dennis" Edman from international team G2 Esports.[35] In December 2015, Fnatic beat NiP 2-1 and secured their second Fragbite Masters win, the other being in season 3.[36] Fnatic regained the #1 position in's team rankings after the tournament,[37] and remain the #1 ranked team in the world until 18 April 2016.[38]

In April 2016 olofmeister hada wrist injury, and John "wenton" Eriksson took his place temporarily.[39]

On 15 August 2016 Fnatic announced that flusha, JW, and KRIMZ will be transferred to GODSENT and the team would be welcoming Twist and Lekr0 in return. Wenton, who is already a sub for Fnatic, will be completing the lineup.[40][41]

On 20–21 August 2017 Fnatic announced that olofmeister will depart from Fnatic join FaZe Clan, and dennis will also leave Fnatic and joined GODSENT; they would be replaced by Golden and Lekr0.[42][43]

As of December 2019, Fnatic's roster consists of JW, KRIMZ, Brollan, flusha and Golden. The latter two both rejoined Fnatic in September 2019. Since the roster move, Fnatic has enjoyed much success, winning Dreamhack Master Malmo, placing second at Starladder Starseries I-League Season 8, and placing third to fourth at the ECS season 8 finals, after losing to Team Liquid in the semi-finals.[citation needed]

Notable tournament resultsEdit

Bold denotes a CS:GO Major

Tournament Date Location Placement Prize
ESL Major Series One - Spring 2013 2013-04-14 Katowice, Poland 2nd $7,000
ESL Major Series One - Summer 2013 2013-06-30 Cologne, Germany 3-4th $4,000
StarLadder StarSeries VII 2013-10-13 Kiev, Ukraine 5-6th $1,500
ESL Major Series One - Fall 2013 2013-10-26 Cologne, Germany 5-6th $2,000
Dreamhack Winter 2013 2013-11-30 Jönköping, Sweden 1st $100,000
ESL Major Series One Katowice 2014 2014-03-16 Katowice, Poland 5-8th $10,000
Gfinity G3 2014-08-03 London, United Kingdom 3-4th $5,000
ESL One Cologne 2014 2014-08-17 Cologne, Germany 2nd $50,000
StarLadder StarSeries X 2014-08-30 Kiev, Ukraine 1st $14,000
DreamHack Invitational II 2014-09-26 Stockholm, Sweden 3-4th $3,500
FACEIT League - Season 2 2014-10-26 Milan, Italy 1st $20,000
Electronic Sports World Cup 2014 2014-11-02 Paris, France 1st $20,000
Fragbite Masters Season 3 2014-11-09 Stockholm, Sweden 1st $21,589
Dreamhack Winter 2014 2014-11-28 Jönköping, Sweden 5-8th $10,000
ESEA Season 17 - Global Invite Division 2014-12-07 Dallas, Texas, USA 1st $20,000
MLG X Games Aspen Invitational 2015-01-27 Aspen, Colorado, USA 4th $5,000
ESL One Katowice 2015 2015-03-15 Katowice, Poland 1st $100,000
ESEA Season 18 - Global Invite Division 2015-04-19 Dallas, Texas, USA 2nd $25,000
PGL CS:GO Championship Series Kick-off Season 2015-04-26 Bucharest, Romania 2nd $20,000
FACEIT League 2015 Stage I Finals 2015-05-03 London, United Kingdom 3-4th $9,500
DreamHack Open Tours 2015 2015-05-10 Tours, France 1st $20,000
Gfinity Spring Masters 2 2015-05-17 London, United Kingdom 1st $25,000
Fragbite Masters Season 4 2015-06-07 Stockholm, Sweden 2nd $14,907
DreamHack Open Summer 2015 2015-06-15 Jönköping, Sweden 1st $20,000
ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 - Finals 2015-07-15 Cologne, Germany 1st $100,000
FACEIT 2015 Stage 2 Finals 2015-07-18 Valencia, Spain 3-4th $10,000
ESL One Cologne 2015 2015-08-23 Cologne, Germany 1st $100,000
ESL ESEA Pro League Invitational 2015-09-11 Dubai, UAE 3-4th $25,000
Gfinity Champion of Champions 2015-09-27 Birmingham, United Kingdom 2nd $30,000
PGL CS:GO Championship Series Season 1: Fin 2015-10-04 Bucharest, Romania 3rd $10,000
DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 2015-10-31 Cluj-Napoca, Romania 5-8th $10,000
FACEIT 2015 Stage 3 Finals 2015-11-29 Jönköping, Sweden 1st $100,000
Fragbite Masters Season 5 2015-12-06 Stockholm, Sweden 1st $26,483
ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 - Finals 2015-12-13 Burbank, California, USA 1st $100,000
StarLadder i-League StarSeries XIV 2016-01-17 Minsk, Belorussia 1st $90,000
Intel Extreme Masters X - World Championship 2016-03-05 Katowice, Poland 1st $104,000
MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016 2016-04-01 Columbus, Ohio, USA 5-8th $35,000
ESL Pro League Season 3 - Finals 2016-05-14 London, United Kingdom 3-4th $44,000
Esports Championship Series Season 1 - Finals 2016-06-26 London, United Kingdom 3-4th $80,000
ESL One Cologne 2016 2016-07-09 Cologne, Germany 3-4th $70,000
ELEAGUE Season 1 2016-07-30 Atlanta, Georgia, USA 2nd $140,000
ESL One: New York 2016 2016-10-01 New York City, New York, USA 5-6th $8,500
EPICENTER 2016 2016-10-22 Moscow, Russia 5-6th $15,000
ELEAGUE Season 2 2016-11-19 Atlanta, Georgia, USA 9-12th $30,000
ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017 2017-01-28 Atlanta, Georgia, USA 3-4th $70,000
DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017 2017-02-17 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 9-12th $5,000
Intel Extreme Masters Season XI World Championship 2017-03-01 Katowice, Poland 7-8th $7,000
StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 2017-04-09 Kiev, Ukraine 5-8th $10,000
Esports Championship Series Season 3 - Finals 2017-05-31 London, United Kingdom 7-8th $40,000
ESL Pro League Season 5 - Finals 2017-06-24 Dallas, Texas, USA 7-8th $35,000
ESL One Cologne 2017 2017-07-06 Cologne, Germany 9-11th $6,000
PGL Major Kraków 2017 2017-07-21 Kraków, Poland 5-8th $35,000
DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017 2017-09-01 Malmö, Sweden 9-12th $2,000
ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 2017-10-10 Atlanta, Georgia, USA 5-8th $35,000
ESL Pro League Season 6 - Finals 2017-12-09 Odense, Denmark 3-4th $60,000
Esports Championship Series Season 4 - Finals 2017-12-17 Cancún, Mexico 3-4th $65,000
ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 2018-01-27 Boston, Massachusetts, USA 5-8th $35,000
StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 2018-02-19 Kiev, Ukraine 15-16th $2,500
Intel Extreme Masters XII - World Championship 2018-03-04 Katowice, Poland 1st $250,000
World Electronic Sports Games 2017 2018-03-18 Haikou, China 1st $800,000
DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 2018-04-22 Marseille, France 3-4th $22,000
Intel Extreme Masters XIII - Sydney 2018-05-04 Sydney, Australia 5-6th $10,000
Esports Championship Series Season 5 - Finals 2018-06-09 London, United Kingdom 5-6th $45,000
ESL One Cologne 2018 2018-07-06 Cologne, Germany 5-6th $11,000
ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 2018-07-25 Atlanta, Georgia, USA 5-6th $40,000
DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 2018-08-30 Stockholm, Sweden 13-16th $2,000
FACEIT Major: London 2018 2018-09-16 London, United Kingdom 9-11th $8,750
ESL One: New York 2018 2018-09-26 New York City, New York, USA 7-8th $4,000
Intel Extreme Masters XIII Chicago 2018-11-10 Chicago, Illinois, USA 3-4th $20,000
Intel Extreme Masters XIII - Katowice Major 2019 2019-02-16 Katowice, Poland 20-22nd $0
World Electronic Sports Games 2018 2019-03-17 Chongqing, China 4th $50,000
StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 7 2019-04-07 Shanghai, China 2nd $80,000
Intel Extreme Masters XIV - Sydney 2019-05-05 Sydney, Australia 2nd $42,000
DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019 2019-05-30 Dallas, Texas, USA 9-12th $4,000
ESL Pro League Season 9 - Finals 2019-06-19 Montpellier, France 9-12th $15,000
ESL One Cologne 2019 2019-07-04 Cologne, Germany 9-12th $6,000
Esports Championship Series Season 8 Europe Series 1 2019-09-17 Europe 3-4th $2,500
DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 2019-10-07 Malmö, Sweden 1st $100,000
ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals 2019-12-08 Odense, Denmark 2nd $80,000

Dota 2Edit

On 30 March 2012, Fnatic's Heroes of Newerth team, consisting of Johan "N0tail" Sundstein, Jascha "NoVa" Markuse, Tal "Fly" Aizik, and Adrian "Era" Kryeziu officially switched to Dota 2. By early September of the same year, a roster was finalized with the addition of Kai "H4nn1" Hanbückers and Kalle "Trixi" Saarinen, the latter of whom replaced Jascha "NoVa" Markuse.

In 2014, Fnatic parted ways with its Dota 2 squad with each member deciding to leave the organization.

In 2015, Fnatic announced a return to Dota 2, acquiring the roster of Team Malaysia.

Fnatic placed 4th at The International 2016.

League of LegendsEdit

SportLeague of Legends
Based inAdlershof, Treptow-Köpenick, Berlin
ArenaAm Studio 20A[44]
ColorsYellow and orange
Head coachDylan Falco
ManagerJoey "Youngbuck" Steltenpool
ChampionshipsSeason 1 World Championship
LCS titlesSpring 2013, Summer 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Spring 2018, Summer 2018
BroadcastersRiot Games, Twitch

Season 1Edit

Fnatic entered the League of Legends scene in March 2011 by acquiring the roster of the esports team myRevenge. Two months later, the squad consisting of xPeke, LaMiaZeaLoT, Shushei, CyanideFI, Mellisan and MagicFingers qualified for the Season 1 World Championship after WetDream left.[45] Fnatic performed well during the championship and after taking down against All authority 2-1 they were crowned the Season 1 world champions.

Season 2Edit

In season 2 and the preseason before it, the team participated in the Intel Extreme Masters Season VI circuit and Azubu The Champions Spring 2012, where they reached the quarter finals. After that, the team lost many of its players. Between June and September 2012, Shuhei, Mellisan, Pheilox, and Lamia moved on and were replaced by sOAZ, and nRated.[46][47][48][49] Among these roster changes the team did not manage to qualify for the Season 2 World Championship after losing the deciding series in the Regional Finals with 0-2 against Counter Logic Gaming EU.

Season 3Edit

In the Season 3 preseason Rekkles was recruited and Fnatic won DreamHack Winter 2012, finished second at IPL 5 in Las Vegas and IEM Season VII – Global Challenge Cologne. [50] Rekkles did not meet the minimal age requirements for Riot's Season 3 League Championship Series and was replaced by YellOwStaR on 26 December.[51]

In 2013, Fnatic won the Spring Split of Season 3, but during the Summer Split, the team struggled and decided that a player change was necessary. In July 2013, Fnatic announced changes to their League of Legends roster. nRated, the main support, left the team and YellOwstaR, the former AD carry, switched roles to play support. Puszu then joined the team in their Cologne gaming house to finish Season 3 as Fnatic's AD Carry.[52] Fnatic later won the Season 3 Summer Split and qualified for the World Championship in Los Angeles, California.

During the Group Stage of the Season 3 World finals, Fnatic went into the quarter-finals against Cloud9, considered the best team in North America at the time. After defeating Cloud9 2–1, Fnatic advanced to the semi-finals against Royal Club Huang Zu. They later lost against Royal Club and placed tied for third place.[53]

Season 4Edit

In the 2014 season Rekkles rejoined the team and Fnatic secured their third LCS title after defeating SK Gaming in the playoffs final of the Spring Split. The Summer Split saw Fnatic struggle against Alliance in another playoffs final but even after losing the match, Fnatic had collected enough points to qualify for the 2014 World Championship.

The World Championship saw Fnatic placed in Group C with Samsung Blue, OMG, and LMQ. The team was only able to win 2 out of 6 matches, meaning that they would go no further in the tournament.[54]

Season 5Edit

Fnatic on stage at the 2015 League of Legends World Championship semi-finals

In the 2015 preseason sOAZ, Rekkles, xPeke and Cyanide left Fnatic and were replaced by Huni, Reignover, Febiven, and Steeelback.[55][56]

Fnatic won the 2015 Spring Split, after beating the Unicorns of Love on 19 April 2015 in Madrid, Spain in the playoffs grand final that went 3-2 in favor of Fnatic.[57] They would later attend the Mid Seasonal Invitational, an international competition attended by the top teams of each region.[58] They went 2–3 in the group stage and made it to the playoffs. They were matched against former world champion SK Telecom T1, to whom they lost 2–3.

In the 2015 EU LCS Summer Split, Fnatic became the first LCS team to complete a regular split undefeated, finishing with a score of 18 wins and 0 losses.[59] They would go on to win the 2015 EU Summer Split Playoffs, beating Origen 3-2, and qualifying for the 2015 League of Legends World Championships as the #1 seed from Europe.

In the 2015 League of Legends World Championship, Fnatic won Group B in the group stage with a 4–2 record. In the quarterfinals they defeated the Chinese team EDward Gaming with a score of 3-0.[60] In the semifinal they ended up losing to the Korean team KOO Tigers with a score of 0–3, giving them a third/fourth-place finish in the tournament.

Season 6Edit

Fnatic on stage at the 2016 League of Legends European Championship finals

The 2016 preseason saw the departure of Huni, Reignover and Yellowstar from the team.[61][62] It was then announced that they would be replaced by Spirit, Gamsu and NoxiaK.[63]

In the 2016 Spring Split the team struggled to find its footing at first but the replacement of NoxiaK by Klaj saw an improved Fnatic make it to the final of the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice where they lost 0-3 against SKT T1.[64] The team finished the split in sixth place and made it to the playoffs where they upset Team Vitality 3-1 before losing to eventual champions G2 Esports 3-1 in the semifinals. They then defeated H2k Gaming 3-2 to secure third place overall.[65]

A month later, Fnatic announced the return of Yellowstar to the lineup for the 2016 Spring Split.[66]

On 13 May 2016, Fnatic announced the departure of Noh Yeong-Jin, better known as Gamsu, from the starting line-up. Gamsu had been with the team for 7 months, joining alongside his Korean counterpart and friend, Dayun "Spirit" Lee, at the start of the 2016 season. Together, the team battled against the odds to reach the Grand Final of IEM Katowice as well as clinching 3rd place in the LCS Spring Split. He was replaced by former G2 Esports top laner Mateusz "Kikis" Szkudlarek, after stepping down from their main roster. Kikis debuted with Fnatic during the start of the 8th week of the EU LCS. Fnatic finished the 2016 EU LCS Summer Split regular season in 4th after a playoff match against H2k-Gaming. They would go on to play H2k again in the playoffs. In between the two fixtures, Fnatic parted ways with head coach Luis "Deilor" Sevilla and replaced him with Nicholas "NicoThePico" Korsgård. After their series against H2k was delayed due to technical issues, H2k defeated Fnatic 3-0 on 16 August 2016.

Rainbow Six SiegeEdit

On April 12, 2018, Fnatic signed their first Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege team just days before the Season 7 APAC (Asia Pacific) Finals where they placed first, beating Japanese rivals, PET Nora-Rengo. Fnatic acquired the former Australian roster of Mindfreak. The original roster consisted of Matthew "Acez" McHenry, Jason "Lusty" Chen, Etienne "Magnet" Rousseau, Daniel "NeophyteR" An, Ethan "RizRaz" Wombwell, and Jayden "Dizzle" Saunders as coach.[67][68]

On May 19, 2018, Fnatic went out in the quarter finals of the Season 7 Finals losing to eventual champions Team Liquid. On November 17, 2018, Fnatic unexpectedly beat top North American team, Evil Geniuses 2-0 in a stunning upset in the Season 8 Finals. The following day, Fnatic fell to G2 Esports without winning a single round in either of the played maps, losing 6-0, 6-0, and placing 3-4th in the event.

On November 30, 2018, Fnatic signed Jake "Virtue" Grannan as a sixth player after having their coach, Dizzle, substitute for Magnet after he contracted appendicitis, leaving Fnatic a man down in the Season 8 Finals. Virtue officially replaced NeophyteR after the latter left in early March 2019 after having Virtue play for him on many events since his signing. On March 12, 2019, Fnatic signed Ryan "Speca" Ausden as a sixth player after Virtue filled NeophyteR's spot. On May 19, 2019, Fnatic placed 3-4th in the Season 9 Finals after beating their rivals, PET Nora-Rengo in the quarter finals but losing to eventual champions Team Empire. Fnatic placed 13-16th in the Six Major Raleigh 2019, falling to both DarkZero Esports and FaZe Clan without taking a single map. At the Season 10 APAC Finals, Singaporean Aerowolf upset against Fnatic, winning 2-1 and stopping Fnatic from qualifying to the Season 10 Finals and possibly prevented them from reaching the Six Invitational 2020.

After a disappointing result at the Season 10 APAC Finals, RizRaz and Speca both left, with the former retiring from competitive Rainbow Six Siege. They were replaced by Tex "Tex" Thompson from fellow Australian Pro League team, Team Sinister, and the only notable Chinese player in Rainbow Six Siege, Patrick "MentalistC" Fan from Aerowolf.

Former PlayersEdit

Nat. Name ID Role Leave Date Next Team Current Team
  Daniel An NeophyteR Flex/Fragger 2019-03-?? 0RGL3SS Wildcard Gaming
  Ethan Wombwell RizRaz Flex 2019-11-29[69] Retired Retired
  Ryan Ausden Speca 6th Player 2019-11-29[69] None None

Tournament ResultsEdit

Tournament Location Date Placement Prize
Pro League Season 7 APAC Finals Sydney, Australia 2018-04-15 1st Finals
Pro League Season 7 Finals Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA 2018-05-19 5-8th $8,000
Six Major Paris 2018 Paris, France 2018-08-19 9-12th $7,500
Pro League Season 8 APAC Finals Tokyo, Japan 2018-10-14 2nd Finals
Six Masters 2018 Melbourne, Australia 2018-10-27 1st $10,636
Pro League Season 8 Finals Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2018-11-18 3-4th $15,000
Six Invitational 2019 Montréal, Québec, Canada 2019-02-15 5-8th $80,000
Oceanic Cup 2019 Sydney, Australia 2019-03-23 2nd $4,958
Pro League Season 9 APAC Finals Sydney, Australia 2019-04-14 1st Finals
Pro League Season 9 Finals Milan, Italy 2019-05-19 3-4th $30,000
Six Major Raleigh 2019 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA 2019-08-13 13-16th $5,000
Six Masters 2019 Melbourne, Australia 2019-09-01 1st $13,473
Pro League Season 10 APAC Finals Sydney, Australia 2019-10-19 5-8th $0


On 8 November 2014, Fnatic signed its first Smite team, acquiring the roster of Exposed Secrets.[70] The team made it to the semifinals of the Season 1 EU regional Championship but did not manage to qualify for the SMITE World Championship. On 23 December 2014 the team disbanded.[71]

On 6 March 2015 Fnatic announced signing the roster of SK Gaming.[72] The team competed in the Smite Pro League and finished 5th in the Summer Finals, winning $18,250.[73]

For the Season 3 Spring Split, Fnatic announced the addition of BigManTingz and Jiffy to the team after Badgah and CaptainTwig left at the start of 2016.[74] The team finished the season in 8th place with an 8-20 record.

The Fnatic SMITE team disbanded on July 18, 2016.

ShootMania StormEdit

In November 2012, Fnatic announced that they picked up a ShootMania Storm team. The team recruited Kévin "Strenx" Baéza, a former member of their previous Quake team, as well as two new players, Maikel "LeKaiM" Peeters and Jean Pierre "JiePie" Janssen. The trio won numerous small cups, and the Shootmania Launch Party, where they won $30,000.[75] In December, Christoffer "Luxxiz" Losell joined the team after the departure of LeKaiM.[76]

On 8 January 2014 Fnatic announced the departure of their ShootMania squad and the closure of their Shootmania division, stating a decline in quantity and quality of ShootMania tournaments as the main reason.[77]

Real-time strategy gamesEdit

With DXRacer joining the list of sponsors, Fnatic decided to expand to Korea. On 19 March 2012 they announced that they would open a Fnatic Gaming House in Seoul. They became the first foreign team to establish a permanent training facility for players in Seoul.[78] Fnatic then acquired several talented players from the Korean StarCraft II scene. In January, "DeParture" and Warcraft legend "Moon", and "aLive" moved into the gaming house. They were coached by Hwanni, who also joined Fnatic that month. Later, OZ and Luvsic signed a contract with Fnatic. In 2012, Rain announced his retirement and left the team, followed by Byul, Ares and Moon. Only two players were left in Korea, forcing Fnatic to announce their closure of their gaming house in Seoul and the end of their contracts with aLive and OZ.[79] Harstem was later promoted from the Academy to the main roster, and the team picked up SaSe, another well known player in the scene.[80]

Other divisionsEdit

In 2008, Fnatic picked up Maximo12, a Spanish FIFA football video game player who won several titles in 2008 & 2009, such as the WCG Spain Champion in 2008.[81]

See alsoEdit


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Awards and achievements
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League of Legends World Championship winner
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Taipei Assassins
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G2 Esports
European League of Legends Championship Series winner
Spring 2013 – Spring 2014
Spring 2015 – Summer 2015
Spring 2018 –
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G2 Esports
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DreamHack Winter 2013 winner
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EMS One Katowice 2014
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DreamHack Winter 2014
ESL One Katowice 2015 winner
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ESL One Cologne 2015
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ESL One Katowice 2015
ESL One Cologne 2015 winner
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DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015
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