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CSGO: Fnatic reportedly practicing with former star

by Joe O'Brien

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Fnatic are reportedly targeting former player Robin ‘flusha’ Rönnquist and Maikil ‘Golden’ Semil for a potential return to their CS:GO squad.

According to a report by 1pv, the team has been practicing with flusha and Golden as potential replacements for Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström and Simon ‘twist’ Eliasson.

Fnatic is currently looking to replace Xizt and twist, who were benched after the team was eliminated from the European Minor ahead of the StarLadder Berlin Major, marking the first time that the organization failed to compete at a CS:GO Major

Fnatic stated during an AMA after benching the two players that they were looking for “at least one young player” and that they “won’t take in two old players since we want to be a stable top team long term”.

According to reports, that young player might have been Tim ‘nawwk’ Jonasson, but it seems that negotiations with GamerLegion may have fallen through and as such Fnatic are looking to two former players who departed the team in 2018.

WESG
WESG
flusha was one of the original members of Fnatic's Swedish CS:GO squad.

If the move does go through, it would see flusha reunited with former teammates Jesper ‘JW’ Wecksell and Freddy ‘krimz’ Johansson, with whom he competed through various iterations of Fnatic over five years, winning three Majors with JW and two with krimz.

Fnatic’s new line-up would closely resemble that of much of 2018, with young star Ludvig ‘Brollan’ Brolin in place of Jonas ‘Lekr0’ Olofsson. During Golden’s original time as in-game leader for Fnatic, the team were able to claim IEM Katowice 2018 and WESG.

Golden and flusha most recently competed together on Cloud9, although flusha has been absent from professional play since the IEM Katowice Major in February 2019, taking a break from competing after his mother suddenly passed away during the event. Golden also played as a stand-in for Ninjas in Pyjamas during the Berlin Major.

Fnatic’s potential new line-up:

  • Jesper ‘JW’ Wecksell
  • Freddy ‘krimz’ Johansson
  • Ludvig ‘Brollan’ Brolin
  • Robin ‘Flusha’ Rönnquist
  • Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim