Roster changes in Fnatic CS team
Posted 2013-02-27 Lexx
Fnatic has been known for having one of the best Counter-Strike teams in the world. This is what thousands of our fans are used to, this is what they expect. However, our transition to the new game, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, has been anything but smooth. We've had to make a few changes already, and the results were still not on par with our fans' expectations. We are still committed to Counter-Strike, and thus believe that we have to continue working hard to fight our way to the top of competitive scene. This, unfortunately, required even more changes, which we are announcing today.
Dennis Rytter Christensen and Magnus JOKERN Barthel will be leaving Fnatic organisation, and Lasse stingeR Midtstue together with Andreas Moddii Fridh will take their place. That's right, Moddii is back on the team.
Patrik "cArn" Sattermon, Fnatic's CGO:
After reviewing our development in Counter-Strike GO, we have come to the conclusion that new blood is needed in order for us to reignite our motivation and optimism. This is what we feel, we so urgently need to get back on the field as a contender for the medals.
It is always painful to go through player changes, and today's are not any different. We are respectfully bidding farewell to Dennis "Rytter" Christensen and Magnus "JOKERN" Barthel, who both joined our ranks officially in early January 2013.
Even when we have seen moments of brilliance from the current constellation, the team feel that they do not see any progress in reaching consistency and confidence as a team. Both of these characteristics have always been the main traits of our Counter-Strike division. We believe our two new additions, Moddii and stringeR, will be the vitamin injection we need to get back our former glory.
I'm personally very excited to welcome Andreas back to our ranks – you have surely been missed! At the same time, I'm confident that Lasse "stingeR" Midtstue will be a deadly asset for our squad. Finally I would like to thank Rytter and JOKERN for their time in Fnatic, and wish them the best in the future.
Andreas "Moddii" Fridh:
As you all can see I'm back in the black and orange again. I couldn’t be any happier, my goal has always been to play on the top level and compete with the top teams. Now that I’ve joined Fnatic again, I have the possibility to do just that and it feels really good. Our goals are of course to bring ourselves to the very top of the CS:GO scene and with hard work and a lot of fun, I know we will make it. I brought stingeR with me from Torqued, who I have been playing for since I departed Fnatic and he is just an awesome player and a great guy that will fit into this organisation just perfectly. I'm really confident in this team and I do believe we are going to a top contender against NiP.
And last but not least I want to thank Fnatic for giving me the opportunity to again play for the best organization out there and play among my good friends Michael (Friis), Martin (Trace) and of course Xyp9x and stingeR.
The line-up of Fnatic's Counter-Strike division is:
Michael Friis Jørgensen (Denmark)
Martin Trace Heldt (Denmark)
Andreas Xyp9x Hjsleth (Denmark)
Andreas Moddii Fridh (Sweden)
Lasse stingeR Midtstue (Norway)
As a final goodbye, Fnatic will be playing today's EMS One matches with Rytter instead of stingeR. Finally, we'd like to thank all our fans who stood by the team even when the times were rough. We will work as hard as we can to bring Fnatic back to where it belongs: the top.