karrigan replaces stingeR in fnatic
fnatic have once again undergone roster changes by replacing Lasse "stingeR" Midtstue with Finn "karrigan" Andersen.
The Danish team were recently seen in attendance at The Blast #5, where they finished in third place at the Gaming.dk League Finals and runners-up in the LAN event's CS:GO tournament.
It was the latest of a series of disappointing results from fnatic, who have undergone multiple roster changes since switching to CS:GO as they are desperate to go back to winning ways.
fnatic have now decided to shake things up a little bit by bringing back Finn "karrigan" Andersen, who had quit the Danish team in December to return to mousesports.
karrigan back to fnatic
Andersen's second spell in mouz was far from successful, however, and it came to an abrupt end last week with the German team calling it quits and Tobias "Troubley" Tabbert retiring from gaming.
He will be stepping into the shoes of Lasse "stingeR" Midtstue, who has been shown the exit door in fnatic just three months after his arrival.
"Ever since Copenhagen Games happend it became more and more apparent that our communication and teamplay weren't fluent enough, hindering our ability to improve and leading to more and more frustration building up for everyone," Midtstue told fnatic's website.
"Playing wasn't as enjoyable as I wanted, and I considered giving up my spot several times. My personal performance hasn't been as well as it was expected to be, and most of the criticism I've received is justified, so I'm fine with being removed.
"I wasn't able to bring out this team's full potential, nor was it able to bring out mine. I hope the change will give Fnatic a boost and wish them the best of luck moving forward!"
The move signals fnatic's intention to go back to a winning formula as they boast 4/5 of the team with which they dominated the 1.6 scene in 2012.
fnatic Chief Gaming Officer Patrik "cArn" Sättermon has also commented on the news, saying:
"After days of internal discussions with our team, the conclusion is that we urgently need an experienced in-game leader, one who can notice the very best in every teammate and make them glow, and also spot the weaknesses of the opponent.
"As of today, Lasse “stingeR” Midtstue will no longer be a part of our Scandinavian team which was recently awarded with silver medals at both ESH Birmingham and EMS Finals. Coming in and replacing stingeR will be Finn “Karrigan” Andersen, who will take on the leadership role of our team, a position he ran with excellence in 2012 while representing our CS1.6 division.
"The Fnatic fans will not have to wait long to watch our new lineup compete. The second season of Fnatic FragOut League is starting next week for our team, and we will be thrown straight into the battle against some of the best teams in the world.
"I would like to send my best wishes to Lasse who has served the orange and black jersey respectfully. I would also like to thank Mousesports for great cooperation in order to make Karrigan’s transfer as smooth as possible.
"Finally, shout-outs to our partners SteelSeries, MSI, EIZO and Twitch for your amazing support, and lots of love to the Fnatic fans out there, we will work hard to not let you down!"
fnatic now have the following lineup:
Michael "Friis" Jørgensen
Martin "trace" Heldt
Andreas "Xyp9x" Hojsleth
Andreas "MODDII" Fridh
Finn "karrigan" Andersen