Fnatic part ways with longtime LoL player Hylissang

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Veteran support Zdravets ‘Hylissang’ Galabov is officially out of Fnatic, the UK-based organization has announced.

The announcement officially brings an end to Hylissang’s long association with Fnatic, whom he joined in 2017 from Unicorns of Love.

During his time under Fnatic, Hylissang won two EU LCS titles, both in 2018, the year when the team also reached the final of the World Championship. He made the All-Pro teams in eight of the ten splits in which he played for Fnatic, including three in the first team.

“It’s always hard to say goodbye to players like Hyli,” Fnatic team director Javi ‘Dardo’ Zafra said. “As a staple of the roster for the last few years, Hyli has brought a lot during his time here and remains an extremely unique and skillful talent with a lot to give.

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“More than that, he is one of the most lovely players I’ve had the privilege of working with, a true professional both in and out of the game. We’re extremely proud to have had him in Fnatic, to see him grow and form his legacy as one of EU’s best. We wish him all the best going forward and thank him for all his efforts here in the Black and Orange.”

Who will Fnatic sign?

Fnatic will reportedly promote academy support Rúben ‘rhuckz’ Barbosa to the main team to fill the vacant spot in the starting lineup. The 26-year-old played two games for Fnatic at the recent World Championship after Hylissang returned a positive test, helping the team to beat Evil Geniuses and Chiefs in the Play-In Stage.

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Fnatic have also been linked with Swedish AD Carry Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson, who spent the 2022 season with LFL side Karmine Corp. The move would mark Rekkles’ return to Fnatic after he enjoyed six fruitful years with the team between 2013 and 2020.

Fnatic players in the LEC Ingrid Muhlenbrock/Riot Games
rhuckz (right) is expected to be Fnatic’s new starting support

As for Hylissang, the Bulgarian has already been announced as MAD Lions’ new support player. He will partner AD Carry Matyáš ‘Carzzy’ Orság, who is back on MAD Lions after just a year with Team Vitality.

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