After just two weeks ago starting their changes in the Counter-Strike:Global Offensive team, the managers of fnatic have made another move.
In order to restructure their team another long time member of the team, the AWP-er, Jesper 'JW' Wecksell, was moved to the bench.
The announcement was made by the managers on their official website, there team coach, Andreas 'Samuelsson' Samuelsson said:
"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."
Now the future of the once insane to watch player is uncertain, JW had this to say:
" 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."
The problem for the swedish scene now is that there is no new horizon, there are fewer and fewer players that can take on the big guns from the Russian, Danish and French scene.
With this move, the new CS:GO roster for fnatic is:
- Freddy 'KRiMZ' Johansson
- Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
- Jack 'Jackhinio' Strom Mattsson
- Peppe 'Peppzor' Borak
- Maikil 'Golden' Selim (benched)
- Jesper 'JW' Wecksell (benched)
- Andreas 'Samuelsson' Samuelsson (coach)
- Filip 'SmX' Liljestrom (team manager)