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Fnatic CSGO announce return of Flusha and Golden

Published: 16/Sep/2019 13:32 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 14:40

by Kamil Malinowski


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive titans Fnatic have announced the return of Robin ‘flusha’ Rönnquist and Maikil ‘Golden’ Kunda Selim.

Fnatic have announced the final two players for their renewed CSGO roster, with veteran player flusha and ex-In Game Leader Golden returning to the squad after their time with Cloud9.

Both players left Fnatic in late 2018 and joined an international Cloud9 experiment which never really took off and fell apart after just a few months. They have both been inactive for a large part of 2019 and after rumors of the pair practicing with the squad, they are finally set to make their return.

WESGOne of Fnatic’s oldest players, flusha, returns to the squad.

Fnatic announced the arrival of the two players on September 16, with flusha joining permanently after taking a break from the game while Golden arrives on loan from the Cloud9 bench until the end of 2019.

Both flusha and Golden have expressed their excitement at returning to the team, “I am extremely excited to return to where it all began for me. I’m happy to be back with the guys and lead this team” said the young IGL. 

Meanwhile, Robin stated “It feels great to be back in Fnatic, where most of my fondest CS:GO memories were created – and, hopefully, there will be even more in the future.”

Flusha also spoke about his break from CSGO and future hopes. He said that he reflected on his career and aims to come back to the top, while highlighting his excitement to play with up and coming players such as Fnatic’s Ludvig ‘Brollan’ Brolin. 

The new squad will be in action almost immediately, with an ECS Season 8 match against Heretics scheduled to take place on September 16, just a few hours after the initial announcement. 

Fnatic’s roster is now: 

  • Jesper ‘JW’ Wecksell
  • Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson
  • Ludvig ‘Brollan’ Brolin
  • Robin ‘flusha’ Rönnquist
  • Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim (loan)
  • Andreas ‘Samuelsson’ Samuelsson (coach)

YNk steps down as FaZe Clan CSGO coach following NiKo’s exit

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:19

by Alan Bernal


Janko ‘YNk’ Paunović has stepped down as the head coach of FaZe Clan’s CSGO team following the transfer of Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač to G2 Esports.

YNk cited issues within the team and wanted to step aside as FaZe will be looking to build up their lineup again, which still features highly-talented players even with the exit of their Bosnian star.

“For a while now the team has been struggling with some recurring issues in and out of the game which I’ve done my best to try and amend but unfortunately without much success,” YNk said. “I feel that the best way to move forward is for the team and myself to part ways and, with NiKo going to G2, give the players and the organization the opportunity to get a new coach and IGL who can work on taking the team forward.”

The former MiBR and FaZe coach also indicated that he’s going to break from coaching CSGO for the rest of 2020, and left the next year open-ended.

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YNk has stepped down from FaZe after joining in early 2019.

A player and broadcaster before his coaching career, YNk leaves the org in the same month his team beat OG Esports 3-0 in the EU Intel Extreme Masters New York Online grand finals. Last week, they placed 9th at the DreamHack Open Fall 2020.

YNk has been with the team since the beginning of 2019. While they managed to put good results together at various BLAST events and some online tourneys in 2020, FaZe struggled to put up consistent performances against top teams.

YNk is stepping aside in a pivotal moment for FaZe Clan’s roster. Longtime face of the org’s CSGO team, Niko, has moved on from FaZe, and the coach will stand down to let them make something out of the stars still on roster like Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David, Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard, Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye, and rising talent Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants.

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YNk and NiKo both parted ways with FaZe Clan.

As more CSGO events and competitors continue to either migrate or revolve around EU, YNk could still have prospects in the competitive or broadcasting sides of the scene.

Once a team with superstar players in every role, FaZe is now on the market to fill up their roster to standard capacity, as the latest shakeups leave them without a fifth member and a head coach to take the reigns.