wenton to join fnatic
John "wenton" Eriksson has agreed to join fnatic on a temporary basis to replace Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, Preparation have announced.
The 23-year-old will act as a stand-in for fnatic until Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer has made a full recovery from his hand injury, which has kept him out of action since the quarter-finals of MLG Columbus, on April 1.
Initially, fnatic brought Niclas "PlesseN" Plessen in as a substitute, a move that many deemed risky, given his lack of competitive experience. After eight official maps, the former RUZKI member had yet to post a positive rating with the team, prompting fnatic's management to look elsewhere for a better fifth man.
wenton will play for fnatic as olofmeister's replacement
John "wenton" Eriksson, who played for teams like a2g, WinFakt and H2k Gaming during the final years of 1.6, has been plying his trade for Preparation since February, when the organisation acquired the Fan Jävla roster.
His departure comes as a huge blow to Preparation as the team are trying to qualify for the European Minor Championship. During the first qualifier for the tournament at DreamHack Tours, Preparation took 9th-16th following a 1-2 defeat against ENCE in the Round of 16.
"I want to thank Team Preparation for the time being and the chance they gave me," Eriksson said in a statement.
"But this is not an opportunity which comes along every day and Preparation respected it enought to release me.
"I have had a wounderful time with all of my team mates but everything has to come to an end.
"I apologise for the incredibly bad timing and I wish them all the best in the future and especially in the upcoming qualifiers of the Dreamhack minor."
wenton will make his first appearance for fnatic in less than an hour as the Swedish team will face Astralis in the ESL Pro League.
fnatic's active roster now consists of:
Thanks for all the support I have received from you, and you who have believed in me. This was nothing I thought would happen, <3 :(— Niclas Plessen (@Plessencsgo) 26 April 2016