After another Major period, we now look towards the long-term goal of IEM: Katowice in March 2018. Going into the online period of our season, we see the return of Simon ‘twist’ Eliasson whilst William ‘draken’ Sundin goes into an inactive position.
Twist returns twenty months after his initial time in the Black and Orange. The 23-year old played for Fnatic in the competitive cycle leading into ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017, where we eventually finished with a top 4 finish.
The Swede has been transferred from Red Reserve after spending the past few months with the team. Twist greatly thanks all those in his previous organisations and teammates who helped him along his storied career path, and have “always believed in [him] even when [his] choices have created question marks.” The quality that brought him to Fnatic initially has always been evident and we are thrilled to welcome him back into the starting roster.
“I’m thrilled to be back at Fnatic, an organisation I have always looked up to since I started following the professional scene.
I’m happy to team up with some of the best Swedish players in the scene and I’m confident we are going to do great things.
I will not take this chance for granted. Thank you to those who have always believed in me.” - Simon ‘twist’ Eliasson
Draken was brought in earlier this year as a young AWPer with one of the highest potential ceilings in the scene. Although untapped potential might not have been met in his short time within the starting roster, we saw moments of what draken can bring to any CS lineup. We will now take time to review draken’s future possibilities.
"I want to thank Fnatic for my short time here and I wish the players good luck.
Although this was not the best fit for me in terms of timing, I am excited to try new things and look forward to whatever my future brings me." - William ‘draken’ Sundin
We will begin action in ESL Pro League Season 8 tomorrow, where our starting lineup will be as follows:
Jesper ‘JW’ Wecksell
Freddy ‘Krimz’ Johansson
Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström
Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom
Simon ‘twist’ Eliasson