Merge with Dignitas
Could have another Swedish team looking like
Nawwk, Twist or JW (AWP)
Friberg or Golden (IGL)
+ 1 more
Why? They have major winners in the lineup. Losing some random matches should not matter as long as the guys get along together.
I think much like EG you kind of have to blow up Fnatic to make them relevant again. Unless management is holding onto hope that LAN will drastically turn around their fortunes.
In both teams cases I'd drop everyone but two guys. For Fnatic you keep Brollan and Krimz. For EG you keep Brehze and Obo.
The problem is finding Tier 1 players to actually surround them with and that's way harder then HLTV makes it out to be if not impossible.
In Fnatic's case specically however I can see a world where JW is gone by the end of the year. Golden has a little cache left and the dude who's name I can't remember is still quite young. Brollan and Krimz haven't fallen off too hard so you absolutely keep them.
Maybe the best course is to go international and buy EG out of CS honestly. Stick Brehze and Obo on that team and you are up there for the most firepower in the game.
Or wait out a guy like Ropz's contract / buy him out depending on where it is.
Fnatic qualified for Iceland and are looking really good since they picked up Magnum and Derke. they don't need any fixes rn IMO
can nip fans stop making threads about krimz/brollan to nip. if fnatic is rebuilding, they are rebuilding with krimz and brollan not dennis and olof
cg, you made even worse fnatic which was kinda impossible task
You kick the best two players and the only light in the fnatic tunnel.. But bringing in dennis is not a bad idea. Would take a shot at chawzyy aswell. Sad for golden and jw obviously but you cant play consistantly bad for this long.
Both are better skillwise and both want to prove themselves also msl is a gr8 igl
Or in astralis
"hungry players" = retirement home?
kick them all but krimz and brollan and rebuild around them.
id give a chance to kreaz, b0denmaster svejehed or nawwk.
Right now, the least they can do is bench JW and start Peppzor, with Jack on the AWP.
I love Golden and do believe in him, but maybe he shluld be cut. Question is, who for? MSL?
Personally, I expect Peppzor and Jackinho to be underwhelming and be replaced. If Nawwk is still available by then, perfect.
imagine if they actually did the -JW +rain back in 2017 which was supposed to happen
Brollan won’t leave, he just signed a very long term contract. KRIMZ won’t leave either I think.
They should replace golden and JW and probably Samuelsson as well.
They can take Peppzor for JW and add MSL on trial for 2-3 months and see where it goes. He could build a solid tactical foundation with them and they can still replace him if it doesn’t fit.
Fnatic doesn't have a lot of money, and that goes for the whole org, not just in CSGO. I have also heard a rumor they lost one of their biggest sponsors.
So they might not have enough money to even put players on the bench.
Then there's the contract situations.
Golden's contract is ending in spetember/October, Krimz' and JW's contracts ends in February 2022.
Not sure if Jackinho and Peppz0r got 1 year contracts or 2-year contracts. But they are most likely in the long-term plans.
Brollan just signed a 3-year contract.
There are a lack of certain players in Sweden right now, and those are the people Fnatic needs. A high fragging IGL and a lurker.
When the game went online both Flusha and JW dropped off a cliff. Trying to fix it with the old roster meant role changes and position swaps and some other stuff that didn't help.
It isn't surprising because they were a good team because they could individually counter meta and do dual attacks with little to no verbal communications. But that changed since online era drastically changes timings, peeking, aggression and therefore the whole meta.
Golden and Samuelsson tried to fix this but he only thing that happened was that both the team and the individuals went down a negative spiral.
Flusha wanted to leave to persue a dream of becoming an IGL. From my understanding the players had to pick who they believed in as IGL, Flusha or Golden.
With Flusha gone and no lurkers on the rise, they signed one of he most promising and currently best young free agents in Sweden.
He showed himself decent as a rifler in a uncomfortable role and even better as an AWPer
Now JW is back playing lurker role, like he did before Golden and Flusha came back from C9.
I don't know if you remember those two lineups, but hey were even worse thnana the current one.
So my guess is that Peppz0r is on the bench because they're not sure how to distribute the roles once JW's contract ends and whether or not Krimz will extend his contract or not.
But assume both of them leave and they don't extend the contract of Golden it means they will have Peppz0r, Brollan and Jackinho while missing a lurker/support and an IGL.
Find me those two, decent age and speaking Swedish. I doubt you'll find cheap ones that would improve the team.
My idea would be Robiin or RuStY and then Svedjehed
Doesn't sound like a major winning team, but it does sound like a team with massive raw potential
I can assure you that the guys are hungry and eager for succés. And i know for a fact that The guys have a Great spirit in The team. But lacking confidence in official games. I dont know IF you are aware of that they are in a transition where they all are trying to apply new roles and tactics. The skills and experience is still there and Jack is learning and growing each day. but it takes time and a lot of practis and games to gain confidence and feeling comfortable. There is no team sport that i know of where the simple solution always is to replace players that currently not performing otherwise when you replace a specific role with The same. I'm glad that we in sweden have a tradition of setting The team in first hand and ourselves second. Give The guys a chance and some time to prove that they can Come back stronger and fight with The best teams
this sounds good, hope to see it!