Fnatic’s history has been a montage of success and achievement in countless esports across the globe. From the early days of 1.6 and Warcraft 3, right up to modern platforms of Overwatch, LoL and CS:GO, we’ve experienced the same emotional peaks that have kept our love for competition so healthy.
One period that is so often forgotten was our dominant Heroes of Newerth roster, absolute giants of the scene who managed to string together four consecutive Dreamhack titles without dropping a single game - a ridiculous mantle that would be difficult to rival in any esport of the modern era.
Twice voted Best Team by both HoNCast and GosuGamers in 2010 and 2011, the classic roster led by Jascha ‘NoVa’ Markuse consistently held their place at the top of the competitive ladder, claiming the 2011 Steelseries World Cup and accumulating nearly $70,000 in prize money over two years - some serious money at this earlier stage of esports.
That heroic team would go on to forge our first steps into the mammoth that is DotA 2, leaving an everlasting footprint in our journey within MOBAs. NoVa, NOtail, Fly and Era were joined by H4nni as they made the steady transition from their comfortable platform to more competitive pastures.
Now nearly six years down the line, everyone at Fnatic is stoked be able to announce a one-off return to HoN where we’ll be able to celebrate our legacy for the final time as we field a team for our last event in the scene.
Our special, entirely Swedish roster made up of Makke, iNSaNiA, Xibbe, Boxi & miCKe will head to Bangkok, Thailand for the weekend of April 1st, taking on three South East Asian teams for a share of 4,000,000 Baht. They’ll be coached by Katkejs who will join them when they take to the stage at BITEC, as the team will be looking to add one final flourish to our story in Newerth.
We sat down with Makke to gather his thoughts on the event.