Letter from the Editor: April
Posted 2014-04-09 Noname
With the rise and growth of Fnatic in the titles of League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive & StarCraft 2 and our expansion into other titles such as BattleField 4, World of Tanks & Fighting Games it only makes sense that such a company is backed by a strong website.
For a long time there’s existed an internal debate within Fnatic about Fnatic.com and what it should cover and I can safely say that we have always concluded we want to give all our players the right amount of exposure. Sometimes a lot of new fans of fnatic end up not realizing that there’s so much more to the team than meets the eye. This is not to say that most fans are interested in every game, but with Fnatic covering all the popular titles it only makes sense that also make that a known fact to all our fans. End of the day it’s not just the fans of Fnatic that make Fnatic but the fans of all our titles that make the company in some parts, in some bits. I’d like to believe that anyway.
With a renewed perspective on what our website should be, I wanted to start a trend on our website where each month I’d like to talk about the month gone by and what you as a reader can look forward to in the coming month. I would also like to introduce myself very briefly, my name is Elroy “Noname” Pinto and I’ve been a part of Fnatic since 2007, I’ve been actively involved in eSports since 2004. However, that can be a discussion or a blog for another day. I’d like to talk a bit more about our plans.
Starting from this month, we’ve adopted a magazine approach, what could that mean for you? There’s going to be more features for you to read & watch. There’s the eSport Economist that has made his way back for a second time and there’s a feature on Neeb that demands your attention. We’ve also enhanced our weekly reportings on the LCS and we will be introducing more features based on our League of Legends team. Our World of Tanks team is set to play a massive event this weekend, do follow them and their thoughts before the games. With that in mind I would also like to introduce you guys to some new faces on the Feature side of our project.
We will be having joinDOTA’s Editor in Chief - Lawrence “Malystryx” Phillips who will be bringing with him a column called "The Real Trix". We also have Michael “Zechs” Radford who many of you may remember as one of the best darn columnist out there from the good ol days, Michael will be reviving his “Zechs Files” project which has been on a hiatus for a while. Aside from these two stalwarts we will also be having Serge “Greedz0r” Shirkhodjaev coming up with a feature called “A State of Meta with Greedz0r”. That rounds off the new guys, from our old staff we will have Robert "Inz" Wylie going up the ranks and taking on the a new role as Managing Editor & Sahil Deva who will be our Creative Editor. We are supported by a fantastic set of journalists in the form of Dan.S, Kristofir, Ognjen, Laura, Darko & Lukas.
All I can say for now is, there’s a lot of content on it’s way - good, bad or the ugly you will definitely be entertained. We’re not here to change the world for you when it comes to eSports features, we aren’t around to compete against any other website - team or community. We are here to create our own niche.