Fnatic Enters VALORANT
London, February 3rd 2021 - Today Fnatic enters a new title for the first time since entering PUBG Mobile in 2019 by picking up mix team SUMN FC.
The successful European players join the Black and Orange to form Fnatic’s first ever VALORANT roster. Fnatic VALORANT are:
Jake “Boaster” Howlett
Domagoj “Doma” Fancev
James “Mistic” Orfila
Muhammad “Moe40” Hariff
Kostas “tsack” Theodoropoulos
SUMN FC have five Grand Final appearances and one tournament win so far in VALORANT’s nascent tournament scene, and were Europe’s most sought-after free agent roster before joining Fnatic.
Fnatic have long held an interest in Riot Games’ VALORANT as an esports prospect, holding Europe’s first competitive professional tournament in May 2020, Fnatic Proving Grounds, in which new Fnatic players Boaster and tsack competed under the team name “BoasterSquad”.
Chief Gaming Officer Patrik “cArn” Sättermon said: “We’re so excited to finally join VALORANT. It’s been the number one thing fans have been asking for since the game launched, and we’ve taken our time to identify a roster that fits our vision of competing for the top titles in every game we enter.
“With our record of success in FPS games such as Counter-Strike, we’re looking forward to writing this new chapter in Fnatic’s history, and building our legacy in a new title.”
VALORANT Team Director Colin Johnson said: “This group of players have more than proven their talent in recent months, holding their own against the European elite in every tournament they compete in, without the support of a salary or organisation. With the help of Fnatic and our High Performance Unit, we want to push them to reach that next level and win every tournament they compete in.”
The team will compete for the first time in the VALORANT Champions Tour Challengers, which starts on Thursday 4th February 2021.
Welcome to the Black and Orange, Fnatic VALORANT.