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Fnatic’s CS:GO roster reacts to first 16-0 loss in the team’s history

Published: 16/Mar/2019 18:49 Updated: 17/Mar/2019 6:11

by Daniel Cleary

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During the WESG 2018 World Finals, iconic organization CS:GO franchise.

Fnatic has always been a staple name in the CS:GO competitive scene since winning the first ever CS:GO major tournament, DreamHack Winter back in 2013.

The loss took place while the Fnatic roster was attending the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG): World Finals featuring a huge prize pool of $890,000 despite not being a Valve sponsored Major event.

FnaticFnatic is guaranteed a top four placing at WESG: World Finals.

The legendary Fnatic organization received their first 16-0 loss and lost the series 2-1 against underdog Polish roster known as AGO Esportsduring the semifinals of the event.

When the pools for this competition was first announced, there was a lot of speculation that the usual names such as NiP and MiBR would be some of the favorite teams leading into the tournament. But once NiP pulled out of the tournament, many looked at Fnatic to have a strong showing.

Recent results have surprised everyone, however, as the last two teams vying for first place are Windigo Gaming and AGO Esports, which demonstrates that there is still plenty of high-level talent outside of the household names. 

Co-owner of HLTV Petar Milovanovic made mention of the major loss on Twitter while also pointing out that it happened on Inferno, which has has historically been their best map.

The Fnatic players were also quite disappointed with their defeat, with Brollan taking to Twitter to inform Fnatic fans what was going through his mind.

“Cannot describe my feelings… Disappointed is one of them, playing for 3rd place tomorrow against G2 or Windigo,” he said in the short tweet.

CS:GO Veteran Krimz also tweeted out after the loss about Fnatic’s tough defeat, however, he kept it really short and simple saying, “We trash, sry to all. GGWP Ago.”

Despite having a rough defeat on Inferno, Fnatic still managed a top-four placing at this event and seem to be improving since their exit at the IEM Katowice Major in the challenger stage where they placed 20th-22nd after a defeat to G2 Esports.

The Fnatic players must now look forward to StarSeries i-League Season 7 in Shanghai which kicks off on March 30.

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Guild Esports announces Valorant roster of former CSGO pros

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:59

by Daniel Cleary

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David Beckham’s Guild Esports has announced their entry into Valorant after confirming the signing of top European roster “Bonk,” which features former professional CS:GO players like draken, Yacine, and more.

After recently declaring a mysterious £3.6 million sponsorship deal, Guild Esports has announced their entry into the Valorant competitive scene on October 21, revealing the signing of a new European roster.

The London-based esports organization, backed by football star David Beckham, confirmed the signing of top-ranked Swedish roster “Bonk” as their first official Valorant line-up.

In their announcement, Guild said that the team was chosen following a “rigorous selection process” and revealed the “sought-after players”, which included some Valorant pros who first made a name for themselves in the Counter-Strike scene.

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Guild Esports has already fielded teams in Rocket League and FIFA.

“Joining the Valorant community is a perfect step for Guild and we are delighted to expand into the new exciting and emerging esports space.” Carleton Curtis, Executive Chairman at Guild Esports, added, “Valorant is destined to become a major esport with global reach and deep fan bases, and it benefits from the prestige of being developed by best-in-class publisher Riot Games.”

The new lineup features players such as former Fnatic and NiP star William ‘draken’ Sundin, who was joined by fellow CS:GO pros, Yacine ‘Yacine’ Laghmari, and Filip ‘Goffe’ Gauffin.

The CS:GO players were joined by two-time Paladins world champ, Malkolm ‘bonkar’ Rench, and 16-year-old talent Leo ‘Ziz’ Janneson, to round out the Guild Esports’ inaugural Valorant roster.

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Guild Esports will be looking to compete at Riot’s upcoming First Strike regional tournament.

“Guild is an organisation with big ambition that is on a path to achieve great things and I’m proud to be a part of that. I’ve always been an ambitious player and want to create a legacy that will last,” Yacine revealed in the announcement,” Our team has already proved itself at a top-level and now the goal is to become world champions.”

As they have been competing together prior to signing with Guild, the Swedish team has already proven that they are capable of success in the European circuit, with top two placements in the recent Ignition series and Mandatory Cup tournaments, only falling to G2 Esports in both events.

Now under the Guild Esports brand, this lineup will likely be gearing up for the first official tournament organized by Riot Games, First Strike, with the European qualifiers kicking off on November 9. You can see the full Guild Esports Valorant team below.

Guild Esports’ Valorant roster

  • William ‘draken’ Sundin
  • Yacine ‘Yacine’ Laghmari
  • Filip ‘Goffe’ Gauffin
  • Malkolm ‘bonkar’ Rench
  • Leo ‘Ziz’ Janneson