Ludvig ‘Brollan’ Brolin becomes the awaited fifth member of the Fnatic CS:GO lineup after transferring from Red Reserve.

Following a disappointing result at the FACEIT: London Major in September, we knew that changes were necessary. Two weeks ago we announced that Simon ‘twist’ Eliasson would be returning to the lineup with William ‘draken’ Sundin moving to an inactive position.

Today, we see the return of a second player from Red Reserve in Ludvig ‘Brollan’ Brolin. We thank Red Reserve for creating a smooth transition in both our recent additions and we wish them only the best going forward as a team.

The 16-year old played as a stand-in for Freddy ‘Krimz’ Johansson last year at the WESG 2017 European qualifiers, an event we would go onto win in Haikou, China.

The young Swede made a very early name for himself, bursting into the Counter-Strike scene at just 15-years old by finishing in the second place team during the first series of esports reality TV series, GAMERZ, which would in the second series become the breeding ground for our latest Academy roster.

Jesper ‘JW’ Wecksell, the longest-tenured of our CS:GO lineup said:

“I am very excited to welcome Brollan to Fnatic, not only because it means we finally have a full team again but also because I know that Ludvig is the final piece of the puzzle.

He is extremely talented, he has a hunger that spreads within the team and he is an extremely hard worker. I see the 16-year old version of myself in him.

The motivation within the team has never been higher, and now it’s time to get back to business and show people exactly what we are made of.

A new era is coming - welcome, Ludvig!”

We most recently played with Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom, who did an incredible job standing in on a short term basis. The move saw a change to English communications for the first time in our tenure during Global Offensive. With the arrival of Brollan on a full-time contract, ScreaM moves to a reserve position until the end of October.

“I’m very happy that we can confirm Ludvig as our fifth and final player! Ludvig is one of the most promising young talents in the world and I’m sure we can achieve great things together with his contributions. We will now have a good mix of young and experienced players; we can’t wait to see him in action.

At the same time, I want to thank Adil for his time with us. He has always been extremely professional, and he has performed more than expected in-game as well. I can heavily recommend Adil to any team with great ambitions.” - Andreas ‘Samuelsson’ Samuelsson

Fnatic CS:GO coach, Jimmy ‘Jumpy’ Berndtsson spoke to after ESL One New York:

“[Playing with ScreaM] felt really good considering we went from Swedish to English, the communication actually felt quite good.

But it's the small things, like positions or something you want to explain in a Swedish way; you don't have the same vocabulary in English that you have in Swedish. In a few situations, it's always going to be harder [in international squads].

We need to sit down with the team, now, to refocus and adjust a few things as we move forward.”

We look ahead now to moving into the new competitive season with a settled lineup. With the next Major coming in February at IEM Katowice, we aim to show exactly why the Spodek is home of many a Fnatic legacy.

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