Hall of Fame
Fnatic is a leading organisation in eSports, with professional teams in the most popular games such as: League of Legends, Dota 2, Battlefield 4, and more. Our players attend more than 75 international events per year, representing our brand in every corner of the world. Over 2,000,000 followers on social media who follow us for the latest news on our players and live updates from events. Our Youtube channel is a favourite among eSports fans. We provide video interviews, in-game highlights and more to over 100 thousand subscribers.
In February 2009 long time member, Oscar "Archi" Torgersen decided to retire from professional gaming. Recruited by DSN in 2006 he was part of the original team that had a succession of top three finishes at shgOpen, WSVC Sweden, ESWC 2006, Kode5, WSVC and IEM Montreal.
The former Ninjas in Pyjamas star known for his famous red hat. Oskar originally replaced Tentpole after his retirement in 2007. He then spent the remainder of the year competing for the number one spot with PGS. However Fnatic came out on top GameGune, e-Stars Seoul 2007 and Extreme Masters LA.
Lindberg is regarded internationally as one of, if the the best Counter-Strike player in the world because of his unique and overly aggressive playing style. He was one of the key players in the 2008/9 season, often leading the team to victory in major events across the world, with "clutch rounds". Originally recruited on the 5th of January 2006 had a long successful career before leaving the team in late 2010. A player vote "player of the year" two years running, something no other player can claim to date.
Sander 'Vo0' Kaasjager, arguably the best Painkiller player and CPMA great, retired from competitive play on his 21st birthday. Kaasjager will be remembered for his dominant performance on the CPL World Tour, where he won five of the nine tour stops and collected an impressive $232,000. Aside from a grand final loss to Jonathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendell, Vo0 was the unquestioned best player on the tour. Kaasjager even captured the tournament MVP and a $20,000 bonus from Intel.
Christopher has not been part of the Counter-Strike history from the very early days, but from the very moment he hit the public eye he instantly impressed everyone. Fnatic immediately realized the potential of this unmatched expert aimer and he racked up a great deal of medals in his almost two year period, many of which were gold. The young Swede never seemed to crumble under pressure and was always passionate about the games. For Christopher winning and being the best at Counter-Strike were his primary focus. There's not a soul in Counter-Strike history that would overlook Christopher when it came ot handing out the top honour, proven by his doule ESL award: Counter-Strike Player of the Year and eSports Player of the Year 2009.
Just like the rest of the players we recently added to the Hall of Fame, Mellisan joined Fnatic with the line up that came from myRevenge. Besides a great carreer in League of Legends, Peter also took on his studies at the university.
Together with Fnatic he went on and won the Season 1 Championship, took 3rd place in the IEM Season VI in Cologne and secured a 1st place in that same IEM season but this time in New York.
From the early days of League of Legends, Shushei was the man to put fear in the hearts of many opponents which gave him an edge in combat and lead them to a great number of victories. The notorious AP mid has achieved many things but the biggest during his time with Fnatic would be the following.
For Lamia it all began with MyRevenge, where he and his team won the IEM Season V LoL Invitational against SK Gaming. Not much later the crew moved to Fnatic Where he bloomed into one of the most powerful AD Carries in the scene.
While Ztrider was good at several games, there are no doubt about that PainKiller was the perfect game for him. Much like his fellow Fnatic Hall of Famer, Sander 'Vo0' Kaasjager, Ztrider had the perfect playstyle for the fastpaced game. Ztrider didn't ride the waves of the victory into the World Championships however, as he finished on 6th place following defeats against Stermy and zyz. However with his overall career winnings totalling over $78,000, no one can ever say that Ztrider wasn't one of the best duellers of the PK era.
There are few people in the world that has had a bigger impact on the Fnatic brand than Laurens 'Lauke' Pluijmaekers. Widely regarded as one of the two best players to ever play in the Unreal Tournament-series (with Christian 'GitzZz' Höck being the other), Lauke made a name for himself in the beginning of the new Millenium. After dominating the Dutch Unreal Tournament scene, he made it to the first World Cyber Games event in Daejon, South Korea, in 2001.
As with the other members on our iconic PainKiller team, Andre 'gellehsak' Ryder had his best time in Fnatic during the CPL World Tour in 2005. Just like his former team mate Sander 'Vo0' Kaasjager, Ryder came from a QuakeWorld and Quake 3 CPMA background, making the fastpaced PainKiller a perfect fit for the Canadian.
Tentpole was one of the founding members of our most succesfull Counter Strike squad, he was a part of the best Counter Strike team in the world at the time. Playing alongside dsn, carn, Archi and f0rest, taking every tournament by storm that they entered. Tentpole was renowned for his amazing team play, with outstanding communication skills and game sense he was a vital member of the squad.