Fnatic CS:GO Roster announcement

JW Moves to Inactive Roster

Published: 20 Jul 2021

Fnatic CSGO legend Jesper "JW" Wecksell has been moved to our inactive roster. JW and Fnatic will be working closely together to see what's next for him.

JW first played for Fnatic all the way back in 2013, joining GODSENT in 2016, before donning the black and orange again just a few months later in 2017. In his time with Fnatic he's won several majors: Dreamhack Winter 2013, ESL One Katowice in 2015, several IEM World Championships and most recently  the Dreamhack Masters Malmo in 2019.

‘After 6 weeks of deep evaluations and hard work, we have decided to bench Jesper. We have spent tons of hours deciding which route we are going to take to bring Fnatic back to where we belong, and the final decision is to change to an international lineup. Jesper is one of the most experienced players and has done an amazing job in Fnatic.

He has achieved what most of us can’t even dream of with 3 Major trophies and over 20 tournament trophies; placing him among the absolute best in the history of CSGO. It saddens me to make this decision, but the team needs a big rebuild. I am enormously proud of how much Jesper has developed as a person and leader of the team during the last 1.5 years.

I have never seen such a transformation within esports before. Whatever you want to do next Jesper, we are behind you to support your future career. I wish you nothing but the best and I am very thankful for our time together.’

Andreas Samuelsson, CSGO Head Coach

In his time with Fnatic, JW was electrifying to watch whether he was playing as an entry fragger with a rifle or shutting the opposing team with an AWP. However, as Fnatic's CSGO squad looks to build for the future, it's time to bring in some fresh faces and prepare for many more W's.

JW wanted to send a message to the Black and Orange fans, and everyone else that's followed his successes at Fnatic:

“It’s a strange, yet exciting feeling, after 2709 days /or/ 1658 official maps played under the same club to wake up and not knowing what’s next.

I have always tried my best every single day during these past almost 8 years to make Fnatic the absolute best it could ever be, sometimes it was harder and sometimes "easier" but in the end, I’m happy with what I have achieved here.

Now it’s time to take some time to reflect upon things, what I could possibly have done better or different, and bring that with me to whatever is next in life, be it CS, Valorant, or esports in general.

Thank you for everything thus far and stay tuned for my next step.”

Jesper "JW" Wecksell

As the team prepares for a new era after some difficult results during this Pandemic period, there will be a few changes. We'll keep the fans updated every step of the way as we build the Fnatic CSGO team of the future.