Swedish Counter-Strike players Robin “flusha” Rönnquist and Jesper “JW” Wecksell plan to rejoin their former Fnatic teammates following the ELEAGUE Major, according to multiple sources close to the players.
Barring any hurdles from Fnatic or GODSENT, JW and flusha’s current team, the players will join forces following their respective teams’ performances at the Major. This is a player-led move, and buyouts would be necessary, but multiple sources explained it will happen one way or another.
The most likely scenario is a reformation of the Fnatic roster of late 2015 and early 2016, with flusha and JW replacing Joakim “disco doplan” Gidetun and Simon “twist” Eliasson.
The addition of Flusha and JW would recreate one of the most successful rosters in CS:GO history, the core of which — including Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer and Freddy “KRiMZ” Johansson — won back-to-back Major titles in 2015. The lineup, with Dennis “Dennis” Edman, also won six consecutive LAN events from 2015 through the early part of last year. The roster eventually split in August following ELEAGUE Season 1, which capped a tumultuous spring and summer highlighted by an injury to olofmeister.
KRiMZ left with JW and Flusha in the Aug. 15 roster swap with GODSENT, only to return to Fnatic in October. GODSENT and Fnatic are set to compete at the ELEAGUE Major and, according to one source, “all five players plan to play together following the Major, even if one of the two teams wins the entire event.”
When reached via email for comment, Fnatic COO Patrik “cArn” Sättermon denied the move and gave the following statement: “We are at this point of time not set for any transfers post major. We have a very open dialogue internally about our team’s future and we are currently super excited and focused on the incoming ELEAGUE Major to where our team and management are heading (Wednesday).”
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