Fnatic announced Wednesday it will add a League of Legends team in the European Challenger Series in addition to its League of Legends Championship Series club.
Already one of the most successful franchises in all esports, Fnatic is taking the next step in development.
According to a release, “both teams will be integrated in such a way that all the players and coaching staff will be working and developing together.”
Establishing Challenger Series teams is a trend gaining traction in the professional League of Legends realm. Team Liquid started Team Liquid Academy last year and has already produced a potential rising star in Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett.
Renegades, another NA team, started a Challenger team in Europe this season, though it fell short of qualifying for the European Challenger Series.
According to the release, which also included an application at the end, the team will begin playing remotely “to build up synergy,” though the team will eventually move to a gaming house in Berlin, Germany.
The team will also have a coach, and Fnatic also included an application for the coaching position in the release.
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