The Fnatic midlane legacy is like few others. Unarguably some of the greatest European midlaners have graced that lane. Today, we welcome Tim ‘Nemesis’ Lipovšek as the next in line for the next three years.
The 19-year old Slovenian currently plays for EU Masters 2018 Summer and twice LVP SuperLiga 2018 winners, MAD Lions. Pending Riot approval, he will join Fnatic from 3rd December.
“Fnatic has historically always been the most successful European team and I count myself lucky that the opportunity to join arose as I enter my first competitive split.
I see playing in an already such established roster as an incredible privilege, but I’m mindful that I must be quick to adapt and not fall behind this team!” - Tim ‘Nemesis’ Lipovšek
His time in competitive League of Legends begun with a second-place in the LVP SuperLiga against the Giants Only The Brave lineup that would eventually become the Worlds-attending Team Vitality roster.
But it was in 2018 when it became apparent that he was shining large in the regional league system, winning the LVP SuperLiga MVP award this spring and going on to dominate the entirety of summer, culminating in lifting the EU Masters Madrid trophy.
Nemesis will be replacing Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther in our midlane, who we announced would be departing from the Black and Orange last weekend. Before even considering Caps’ competitive track record, Nemesis knows how big the boots he’s filling are:
“I thought Caps was already the best western midlaner even half a year before he joined Fnatic, and currently he’s proved that by far.”
Everyone who’s spent time at Fnatic - as staff, management, a player or a fan - knows the essence of the Black and Orange: we create superstars - to compete, to win and to do it all for the fans to remember our name. In Nemesis, we are confident; we will continue the Fnatic legacy.
“Fnatic famously has a long history of building up legendary European midlaners and we truly believe that we have found yet another great prodigy in Nemesis.
We’ve been following Nemesis for quite some time during his stay at Mad Lions and, from everything we’ve seen and heard, he ticks all the boxes. We have heard nothing but the highest praise of his mindset, work ethic and it’s become clear he has a very broad champion pool.
Building up talent may take time and always comes with risk. But I believe Fnatic provides their players the perfect platform to become stars: we have the most tools and the friendliest, hardest-working teammates that Europe has to offer. We look forward to showing exactly that once again in the upcoming season!” - Joey ‘YoungBuck’ Steltenpool, Fnatic League of Legends Team Director
We always live close to the edge because we take leaps to the edge we have eight seasons beside us to protect, to improve on and to live up to - we are Fnatic, we create the best, we do it for the best, for we crown kings.
“I’m delighted to represent Fnatic now; it feels unreal knowing I’ll be able to play for the Fnatic fans. Even before being announced, they’ve shown me an incredible amount of support already!
Now, I look forward to working with my new teammates who have shown huge success in the past years. I’m confident I can perform to the highest standards that were set by my midlane predecessors.” - Tim ‘Nemesis’ Lipovšek