‘Tis the season for the roster swap and following Team Liquid’s triumph at TI7, almost every top team around the world is deep in the thick of the post-International shuffle.
It’s no secret that results didn’t go the way we had hoped in Seattle. Yes, it was a big achievement to even make it to the event, but to crash out in the group stage was not the standard that Fnatic fans have come to expect.
We’ve been back to the drawing board over the past few weeks, profiling what sort of players - and what sort of team we want to secure as we prepare for the new season.
At our core, the pairing of Ohaiyo and DJ was always incredibly important to lock down. They forge a solid foundation for the roster, both in their world class ability and in significance to the Fnatic legacy.
Joining them are new faces in Jacky ‘EternalEnVy’ Mao and Johan ‘pieliedie’ Åström who both come into the team from Cloud9. Juggernauts in their own right, the pair’s résumé speaks for itself: champions at the 2016 Shanghai Major, finalists at Frankfurt 2015 as well as multiple tournament wins across the globe. We’re super excited to have the two on board and eager to see the direction they take the team in!