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Fnatic CS:GO legend replaced by ScreaM after disappointing finish in FACEIT London

Published: 21/Sep/2018 18:11 Updated: 21/Sep/2018 18:14

by Mitch Reames

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Fnatic, one of the most storied CS:GO teams in the world, has made a major roster move after a disappointing finish in the London FACEIT Major.

In preparation for ESL One New York, the organization has moved Robin “flusha” Rönnquist to substitute and brought in Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom as his replacement.

Both players are highly respected for their success and this represents a huge roster shift for the organization, with only days to prepare for ESL One.

Flusha has had a long history of success with Fnatic. The Swede has been with the organization since 2013 and was a key member of their dominant year in 2015. He has won three Majors with Fnatic and a host of other premier tournaments.

His replacement, fan favorite ScreaM, is a champion in his own right. Often known as “One-tap God,” ScreaM most recently won the Dreamhack Atlanta Open in 2017 while competing for Team EnvyUs. That team disbanded in June and ScreaM has been a coveted free agent, until now.

In the official press release, Fnatic said ScreaM is coming in on a “short-term basis.” It is unclear what that means for the future of Flusha on the squad, but it unlikely a player of his caliber is happy being a substitute for long.

You will be able to catch the new roster in action at ESL One New York from September 26th to 30th. While Fnatic did say there might be more changes to the team in the coming months, here’s the Fnatic roster as it stands right now:

Fnatic CS:GO Roster

– Jesper “JW” Wecksell

– Freddy “Krimz” Johansson

– Richard “Xsit” Landström

– William “Draken” Sundin

– Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom

– Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson (Coach)

– Robin “flusha” Rönnquist (Substitute)

– Andreas “Samuelsson” Samuelsson (Substitute)

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How CSGO caster Anders dealt with mental health issues I The Richard Lewis interview

Published: 27/Oct/2020 1:25

by Alan Bernal

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Renowned Counter-Strike caster, Anders Blume, sat down with Richard Lewis to talk about his bout with mental health issues and how he was able to cope with it all throughout the years.

Blume has been the gold-standard for on-air talent in esports. Whether it’s the amount of events he attends or the game’s he casts, his career has been a great example for others who want to follow.

Unfortunately, life doesn’t come without its hardships. Whether it was personal matters at home or a packed schedule of responsibilities, Blume was hit with a flurry of stresses that seemed to pile on at times.

This is something that Blume and Lewis recognized affects everyone, but something many don’t talk about – or even admit to themselves.

On the job, there are some times when people can invest too much of themselves into the craft, which can start to have adverse effects on their health. Outside of the job, influences from social media or the internet just adds to the mess if you let it consume you.

While there aren’t glamorous or catchy solutions to these issues, Blume found respite in everything from diet, exercise, and even meditation to start dealing with the issue head-on.

Self-control in practicing good habits and having the mental strength to cast aside negativity doesn’t come easy for all people, but it could be something everyone can work on.

Through years of practice, Blume eventually found a routine that works for him even when life gets thick, and is hoping more people can find a way to do the same for themselves.