Introducing the 2017 Fnatic LoL Team
Posted 2016-12-01 Lepertum
Earlier tonight, we announced our 2017 League of Legends roster to the world, broadcast live from BUNKR, our esports concept store in London. The new lineup includes long time Fnatic player Rekkles but also sees the return of a familiar face to Fnatic, accompanied by veteran players in the scene as well as some very promising up-and-coming talent.
The 2017 LCS line-up, pending approval from Riot Games, is as follows:
Paul “sOAZ” Boyer - Top
Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider - Jungle
Rasmus “Caps” Winther - Mid
Martin “Rekkles” Larsson - Marksman
Jesse “Jesiz” Le - Support
Nicholas “NicoThePico” Korsgaard - Coach
Finlay “quaye” Stewart - Manager
We are certain that sOAZ needs little introduction to any of the Fnatic fans out there. Paul was a vital member of the original Fnatic squad in Season 3 and 4, responsible for securing 3 LCS titles and two trips to the World Championship, one of which ended in a semifinal finish. Hailing from France we are excited to once again have a member of the French League community as a part of Fnatic.
Joining sOAZ on the rift as our new Jungler is his long-time Origen teammate Amazing. Maurice started his career in Europe before making his way to North America and joining TSM for the Season 4 Summer Split in which they took first place. The 2015 season saw him reach the semifinals at Worlds after returning to EU with a wealth of new experience.
We’re also happy to announce Rasmus “Caps” Winther, who is looking to walk into the footsteps of other successful Danish Mid Laners such as Bjergsen and Froggen. At only 17 years old, Caps has proven himself to be well on his way to achieving that goal, having just recently won the Summer Playoffs of the Turkish Championship League as a member of Dark Passage.
Lastly, please join us in welcoming Jesiz back to Europe! Making his breakthrough as the Mid Laner for SK Gaming in the 2014 season, he made his way to North America as the support for Team Dignitas. It wasn’t long before he proved himself to not only be a skilled player but also a great analyst for the team. He joined Immortals as a coach during the 2015 Summer Split and is now ready to use his extensive knowledge and experience to Support Fnatic both in- and outside of the game.
This new squad is complete with Rekkles in the AD Carry position, while the team will be coached by Nicholas “NiceThePico” Korsgaard and remains under the management of Finlay “quaye” Stewart and Fnatic’s Chief Gaming Officer, Patrik “cArn” Sättermon.
All of us here at Fnatic really look forward to what this new line-up can bring in the 2017 LCS and we hope to once again be a top contender in the European League of Legends scene.