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Patrick "cArn" Sättermon of fnatic has revealed that IEM6 World Championship will be his last tournament.
Sättermon dropped the bomb in a video interview on fnatic.com. "After [IEM6 World Championship], I will stop playing actively and I'm gonna withdraw from the in-game leader position in fnatic."
The fnatic front man admitted that he had come to terms with the decision to retire after winning DreamHack Winter last year, one of the few tournaments he had not been able to win in the past.
Giving reason to the decision, he mentions age and that he has "many other goals in life" that he intends to achieve, adding that he feels now is the right time to embark on new challenges.
When questioned about the new in-game leader, Sättermon says "things are still to be discussed", but gives praise to his team-mate Richard "Xizt" Landström for his attributes in the game.
Although revealing his decision to retire just ahead of the IEM6 World Championship, he says his team is completely devoted and focused on the upcoming event.
Sättermon, 26, has resided within the ranks of fnatic since 2006, when Harley "dsn" Örwall was handed the task to create a new winning team for fnatic by the organization's founder.
Information detailing his retirement is to be released at a later date.
GL fnatic :)
I read some comments like "he dragged the team down and stuff like that. What I wanted to say is that he by all means one of the greatest captains of all time. He has been with the team for 6 years. He had ups and downs. He leaded the team and it has nothing to do with fragging. Of course some might say Zeus, starix, edik are so skilled yet they are ingame leaders. Have they been playing on this very same level for 6 consecutive years? I really doubt they did. He is an inspiring person. His loyalty is what made him so different. Nowadays there are so many sick aimers, naturally carn is worse at this component. But it takes so much effort to effectively run these sick aimers. Gux, f0rest and GTR are by and large can be considered among top10 aimers in the world and yet somehow carn managed to keep them in one team and use their strong sides. This is not about killing, this is all about leading and being a person who can be a glue of the team and do all the shit work so that these aimers can do what they are good at. So, have a little bit of respect to arguably one of the best IGLs in the entire history of CS.
p.s. I don't think you have a good handle on "fanboy"
Post edited 2012-03-05 19:20:08
but its going to be hard yeah.
I would go for threat
How come you are near to tears....tears of joy? :D
I think carn's downfall is because of forest and gtr's departure
And good luck with IEM carn...i personally love forest but I really hope you win IEM6 with SK second after this news.
Post edited 2012-03-04 18:31:18
look the topic before post please
+pronax or +kalle
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i can't belive.. the best IGL :(((
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MY GOD!! CARN, LOVE YOU BRO <3
Good luck in the future :')
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And MODDII to be igl right?
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Imo carn is excellent for team leader and captain, just not for play, he should talk with team inbetween rounds whwn pauses and in half and motivate them and give direction. He should be like guardiola, and the 5 playing should follow his lead to perfection and it will be success. I think pronax or threat will replace.
Post edited 2012-03-04 18:19:36
Woah dude!, you sure need to Salute a guy who did that.
+pronax or +threat
Or Xizt IGL and hiring some good aimer?
Post edited 2012-03-04 18:12:06
I hope they will find a good replacement, which I quite doubt since the only one I can think about is THREAT from Sweden .. and if not from Sweden, well.. ave? lurppis?
Good luck cArn.
now fnatic need to win IEM WC :D
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Better than any IGL known. :')
Post edited 2012-03-04 18:14:33
Sad story :(
Fnatic will lose more.
He is the best IGL
Anyway, you will be remembered as a legend cArn.
Post edited 2012-03-04 18:30:06
and yes best move for lions would be to ask pronax aboard if it were to happen
i think this could be good for fnatic if they find a good replacement player.
Then well see if carn's igl skills compensated his low k/d ratio each match or not.
probably it's best decision for him :/
He's probably so motivated now and he wants to finish his career with a bang preferably against SK in the final :)
GL irl legend :)
maybe we'll see arcadion going to fnatic :)
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He's an excelent igl, he's pretty much without a decent team atm :)
and if xizt takes over the igl role, maybe we can see kalle in fnatic :D
maybe we'll see pronax rejoining with fyrr73, khrystal and niko and threat to fnatic :)
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I'm not saying that they're terrible or something, but simply by his igl-abilities he deserves better !!!
Oh and you have no idea about CS, arcadion destroyed mTw?? best joke in a while
and the second leader of carn so he know almost everything about fnatic
You are the best player around, when it comes to skill wise or behavior wise.
The first bad news for mine was when dsn got retired that day was like the worst day of mine.
We need you to play in fnatic.....
If u really made up ur mind then i just want to say that u hold fnatic at some manager's post. we want u in fnatic and we believe in you...
all the best for ur future mate.
Post edited 2012-03-04 18:25:51
One of the best strat callers of all time, he will be missed. Hopefully he can go out with a bang
Post edited 2012-03-04 18:26:35
+ 1 good player and they will better
f0rest and neo are slowly but surely seeing young players as moddhi and gtr take their place in the spotlight, and 4 years from now gtr will also have diminished aiming skills, and others will have taken that spot as top3 world player
We love you cArn!
You are legend! You must win IEM6 WC! GL! You can do it!
carn and dsn were the soul of fnatic :(
Post edited 2012-03-04 18:31:13
Sad, cArn is really cool dude, who does lot for community. He is awsome in game leader, he is not good anymore but its so sad. I think it's ok desision for fnatic. I think THREAT didn't want to join and pronax not ready. Otherwise it would be stupid desision to not replace IGL.
BTW i hope its gonna be allen in fnatic! even tho its very unlikely
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I'm sad to see him leave and let's be honest. They will never find an IGL of his caliber. The only Swedish IGL that is the best replacement for him is THREAT but I don't think he's going to leave Lions so looks like pronax will replace him.
cArn, you have been an icon of this sport for so long and an icon to many young "gamers" out there, I wish you all the best and I hope you can stay active in the sport with another different role.
I think that with the help of cArn and with the help from his experience, CS:GO can be much, much better than how it is now and I really hope that they use cArn's experience to create this game.
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Best of luck for your future Carn. God bless you and God bless all.
poor fnatic, they'll be lost without cArn D:
And that's a answer who were answering me when i said he should retire for better fnatic.
He has a really great career and good luck him in real life.
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go watch markeloff and neo fragmovies and masturbate while watching them you expert !
Here is a fan-made movie tribute to cArn
GL to you and fnatic!!!
goodbye cs scene.
CS 1.6 is Dead.
Mark my words =[
gl in future carn u made a difference
SAD NEWS!!!! Massive loss for CS community.
Good Luck For The Future cArn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
really sad news...
run out of words...
i don't know if someone can actually meet his level as igL and with all he achieves until now..
Good luck in life man, whatever you want that hopes find you.
Even better than ex-ESC!
Post edited 2012-03-04 19:36:53
+kalle/dsn and Friis IGL
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Thanks for all the great memories and games you've brought me through the years cArn, GL HF with your new job at fnatic :)
kalle or some sick player joins fnatic
old players retire becoming new players
IMO this change will be good for fnatic
we will miss you in Counter Strike scene :I
this is an opportunity for pronax for sure, best igl without team. moddii and xizt knows that hes really good.
Post edited 2012-03-04 20:32:07
There are some factors which he might have quit
1. dsn retiring from fnatic may have made a 30% impact
2. Age could have made a 30% impact
3. Other challenges in life...I doubt so...maybe 10%..
4. Pressure from the community to retire because of his unability to frag. 10%
5. Unable to carry the team to the top above above SK, Na'Vi....20%
Post edited 2012-03-04 20:32:11
the man who has kept me motivated to still compete in 1.6, are going to step down..
where am i going to find new motivation to still play 1.6 at high level? :(
carn, i really wish you the best of luck in the upcoming event and to the life after cs.. and i hope at the bottom of my heart that you will do a comeback..
cArn have been for ages fnatic's weakest link. this is really good news for fnatic
gl patrick <3333333333333333333333333
Hope we see a fitting end to an amazing career in the next week.
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now in fnatic :
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neo > carn
ESC power win iem Poland strong
Post edited 2012-03-04 22:43:34
as for the news itself : you will be missed, carn...hope you achieve whatever you wish ti achieve and also remain in the fnatic circle, maybe help them at tournaments like zerogravity does to navi. GLORY GLORY FNATIC!
Post edited 2012-03-04 22:48:45
Another thing, people that say he's not the best ingame leader and that others are better because they can frag, look at the numbers.
He starts out at 2006, the lineup with dsn, carn, ins, archi and f0rest was great, top3 team for about 3 years, then they got GTR and GuX and had a year in which the won it all, 2009.
And there is no team in the community that has done that for more than 1 year, and the teams that have done that are the greatest of our times, mTw, SK, fnatic, ESC/AGAiN/etc. and NaVi are teams that have had those years.
But notice this, when GTR and f0rest decided to go to SK and try and build a super-team because they thought RobbaN was better and cArn was past it, look at what cArn did.
The first tournament after that whole fiasco, he comes out and wins it, after that they have a few under-par showings, but still often getting into top4 places.
Did SK go on a streak with that lineup and won EVERYTHING ?
No, SK, NaVi and ESC split up the big ones in 2011 - so the move from GTR and f0rest did not turn out like they wanted, they didn't want a team that won some tournaments, they already had that at fnatic.
So cArn is the greatest of all times, he's gone through so many changes in the game, and ALWAYS has he been leading a team that was always in the top5 - now THAT'S what makes a good leader and captain.
I don't see anyone matching his career, ever.
p.s I have never, ever hoped and prayed so hard that fnatic win CeBIT.
Post edited 2012-03-05 00:08:33
90% of those people have literally never watched a demo of fnatic play and thus don't understand his positions within the team aside from being the IGL.
Lets also not forget the amount of clutches he has won in very important games. A great player, a legend, and I wish him all the best in what he chooses to do next.
But i feel like pronax will join because he already played with moddii and xiwt
Players come and go, the game stays the same. Get over it.
Sad that he'll leave though, such a legend.
that info was all over this website when GTR and f0rp left fnatic, so yes, people knew about cArn's retirement plans for a while.
Post edited 2012-03-05 03:39:49
I <3 cArn!
sad...cs is dieing
plz give me CS:GO beta key! hahaha
Post edited 2012-03-05 04:25:44
But maybe it is precisely to avoid that kind of interpretation.
Unfortunately the CS scene is not the best to be judge by the statements of their members, in this case the pro scene, as we see people leave/retire and see them pop up again sooner than later as if nothing happened (especially in cases of 'lack of time', 'motivation' etc.).
pronax will be a good choice
We will miss him i think :3
Pronax is a good IGL actually^^ He can evolve even more hopefully.
What would happen to me if I said cArn > Neo?
hope this stops for a while cause i dont wanna see more denmark or swedish beast leaving the cs scene