fnatic sign Academy team

fnatic have just announced the signing of an Academy team, consisting of up-and-coming Swedish players, including Niclas "PlesseN" Plessen and Aleksandar "jayzaR" Zarkovic.

The team have been put together by coach Andreas "Samuelsson" Samuelsson, who hand-picked the five players after an immense scouting period with the aim of compiling a dedicated roster with potential to make it to the next level.

One of the more known names of the new squad is Niclas "PlesseN" Plessen, who made headlines in April by standing in for fnatic during Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer's leave, although he was later on replaced by John "wenton" Eriksson due to inexperience.

The AWPing role will be fulfilled by Aleksandar "jayzaR" Zarkovic who made his name in INFINITY and Iwku and played at Copenhagen Games 2016 with the latter.

Two former visomvet players have been brought in as well, in-game leader Maikil "Golden" Selim and Linus "Bååten" Andersson, while the lineup is completed by Alex "Karus" Saglamoglu, who is participating in FACEIT's Pro League (FPL) and reached 7th place in April.

"Today we are pleased to announce our latest CS venture: Fnatic Academy CS:GO." fnatic's Chief Gaming Officer, Patrik "cArn" Sättermon, said in a statement.

"We have identified what we believe is some of the most talented and hard working players in Europe, and from today onwards these individuals will form one of the strongest semi-professional teams, which we as an organisation will support in their journey towards becoming the eSports stars of tomorrow."

Coach Samuelsson also shared a few words in the announcement:

"The Academy Team is an exciting project which includes five of the best young talents in Europe. All five players have the potential to become great pro players with the right dedication and motivation."

"Our goal is to gain as much experience as possible this year, both online and offline and finally qualify for a Major in late 2017. I'm confident that we can achieve that goal together. I also want to give a big shout out to Patrik "cArn" Sättermon and Fnatic for their full support."

fnatic Academy are:

Sweden Niclas "PlesseN" Plessen
Sweden Aleksandar "jayzaR" Zarkovic
Sweden Alex "Karus" Saglamoglu
Sweden Maikil "Golden" Selim
Sweden Linus "Bååten" Andersson

Sweden Andreas "Samuelsson" Samuelsson (coach)

The team will make their debut in the last ECS Season 2 Development league qualifier on Saturday.

Sweden Niclas 'PlesseN' Plessen
Niclas 'PlesseN' Plessen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
601
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1238
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
451
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Sweden Alex 'Karus' Saglamoglu
Alex 'Karus' Saglamoglu
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
205
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.14
Sweden Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
419
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Linus 'Bååten' Andersson
Linus 'Bååten' Andersson
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
614
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Sweden John 'wenton' Eriksson
John 'wenton' Eriksson
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
198
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
NICE (ez 4 ence)
2016-08-23 17:41
n1
2016-08-23 17:41
lul
2016-08-23 17:41
Fnatic became tier 420
2016-08-23 17:43
#133
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Romania roly99 
+1 can confirm they will take a big blunt hit
2016-08-23 17:57
#134
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African Union ArisA 
Actually fnatic know, people gonna bid for dennis and olofmeister *cough* (NiP, FaZe, mouz and NA teams).
2016-08-23 17:58
Ence the bestest team ever
2016-08-23 17:44
#124
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Ukraine Al13nB0RN 
Sorry for stealing this spot. Fnatic learnt from SK and Games Academy lol. IMHO this is an extremely smart move. They will sure feed from academy pretty soon. AWESOME long term investment.
2016-08-23 17:54
If u think that SK & GA invented that, you're wrong, this exists since long time in LoL.
2016-08-25 01:13
#259
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Ukraine Al13nB0RN 
Ofc not. They invented it in CS:GO
2016-08-25 14:48
Then invent isn't the good term for it :D
2016-08-25 23:55
#265
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Ukraine Al13nB0RN 
Agree on this one
2016-08-26 00:23
#164
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Germany privatesx 
karus what an imigrant ....
2016-08-23 18:16
#178
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Sweden ConaN007 
Aleksandar Zarkovic and Alex Saglamoglu are both born in Sweden
2016-08-23 18:23
#194
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Germany privatesx 
care its a turkish fag still
2016-08-23 18:34
#2
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
Nice
2016-08-23 17:41
#3
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Finland cockcheek33 
n1
2016-08-23 17:41
#4
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United Kingdom jimbob926 
good move fnatic
2016-08-23 17:41
f
2016-08-23 17:41
#174
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Latvia VEVAISMYNAME 
n
2016-08-23 18:20
a
2016-08-23 18:25
#183
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Poland M41K3L 
t
2016-08-23 18:26
i
2016-08-23 18:28
x
2016-08-23 18:30
k
2016-08-23 18:30
#201
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Latvia VEVAISMYNAME 
nice englando. You speak only one language and you're still shit at it. :( #NAeducation
2016-08-23 18:45
1
2016-08-23 17:41
#7
United Kingdom Deeg 
ez
2016-08-23 17:41
#8
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife 
GL
2016-08-23 17:41
plessen to kid team
2016-08-23 17:41
#84
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Germany svNNN 
because ...he is a kiddo ? LOL
2016-08-23 17:44
#114
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Europe ElMaestr0 
a skilled kiddo atleast :3 youtube.com/watch?v=sRbA_l0hIPI
2016-08-23 17:52
#138
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Germany svNNN 
Yeah +1
2016-08-23 18:01
yeah .76 rating kid is a BEAST
2016-08-23 18:31
#195
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Europe ElMaestr0 
a tier 3 unexperienced player pulling of a clutch in a high tier game shows how much potential he has!
2016-08-23 18:34
he's a bum
2016-08-23 19:02
x
2016-08-23 17:41
a
2016-08-23 17:41
1np
2016-08-23 17:41
k
2016-08-23 17:41
hi
2016-08-23 17:41
l
2016-08-23 17:41
1
2016-08-23 17:41
N1
2016-08-23 17:41
its swedish scene so theyll probably be good once they get the cheats installed
2016-08-23 17:42
Karus actually cheated before so it wouldn't suprise me.
2016-08-23 17:44
Kappa
2016-08-23 17:47
#187
flusha | 
Sweden moxxy 
Lmao
2016-08-23 18:28
nice
2016-08-23 17:41
1
2016-08-23 17:41
trying to be godsent LUL
2016-08-23 17:41
godsent is trying to be fnatic
2016-08-23 20:39
wow
2016-08-23 17:41
lel
2016-08-23 17:41
ez 4 fnatic
2016-08-23 17:41
Actually there are 2 Turkish players in fnatic academy
2016-08-23 17:42
lol they are from Sweden, it is obvious, they are not swedes
2016-08-23 17:43
#146
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Turkey osmanabi 
LUL nice job swedistan
2016-08-23 18:03
#141
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Slovenia umadbrah 
And Zarković is probably from Serbia lel
2016-08-23 18:03
plessen is also more turkish than swedish so its 3 Turks
2016-08-23 18:13
swedish = turkish so 2 dubbleturks and 3 regular swedistani turks
2016-08-23 18:31
Not sure about Golden but Karus probably has Turkish origins
2016-08-23 21:11
#27
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Finland terquie 
expected
2016-08-23 17:41
#28
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Europe n0rbii 
what
2016-08-23 17:41
ezz
2016-08-23 17:41
#30
BnTeT | 
Indonesia CnofuesD 
dwd
2016-08-23 17:41
ez 4 fnatic
2016-08-23 17:41
predicted
2016-08-23 17:41
wtf
2016-08-23 17:41
lol
2016-08-23 17:41
WHAT?
2016-08-23 17:41
l
2016-08-23 17:41
3
2016-08-23 17:41
#38
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Russia ruski yest 
123
2016-08-23 17:41
#39
 | 
Denmark beastd 
wtf
2016-08-23 17:41
#40
Finland clu3 
EXPECTED
2016-08-23 17:41
ezfnaticlol
2016-08-23 17:41
#42
Latvia kjyy 
nice
2016-08-23 17:41
expected
2016-08-23 17:41
#45
 | 
Estonia Lcs_ 
Lol
2016-08-23 17:41
goodluck
2016-08-23 17:41
Nice gl Karus
2016-08-23 17:41
ez
2016-08-23 17:41
gg
2016-08-23 17:41
inb4 this team is better than their actual team
2016-08-23 17:41
expected
2016-08-23 17:41
#52
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
Dratuti))) 00
2016-08-23 17:41
karuuus
2016-08-23 17:41
#54
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Brazil chococaine 
fnatic pulling the games academy XD
2016-08-23 17:41
#56
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Sweden günT 
Karus and Plessen, very nice i like 3 immigrants and one skåning xaxaxaxaxaxa, not very Swedish
2016-08-23 17:47
#247
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
What the hell is wrong with u
2016-08-24 08:20
good luck Plessen
2016-08-23 17:41
inb4 primary fnatic left
2016-08-23 17:41
"Our goal is to find the best player that sub wenton as fast as possible"
2016-08-23 17:41
farm team for fnatic LUL
2016-08-23 17:41
#70
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Finland Jonzu95 
That's what it is basically.
2016-08-23 17:42
Topfragger replaces Wenton contest pretty much.
2016-08-23 18:33
Great move. Hope others do the same.
2016-08-23 17:41
First non-retarded comment! Congratz
2016-08-23 17:43
+1
2016-08-23 18:01
stay golden pony boy
2016-08-23 17:42
seems like a lot of org will sign a second cs team now just like dota
2016-08-23 17:43
lmao
2016-08-23 17:42
#66
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Brazil rmarques 
Saglamoglu n1
2016-08-23 17:42
Coach Samuelsson that sounds like from a murica football movie
2016-08-23 17:42
This is how you know godsent and fnatic have strong ties
2016-08-23 17:42
Bååt
2016-08-23 17:42
so how are they supported?
2016-08-23 17:42
#111
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Finland f0pZ 
flusha giving some money..
2016-08-23 17:50
Godsent is better anyways
2016-08-23 17:43
are you stupid?
2016-08-24 00:10
"<3 dennis", not even worth to talk with ya, cya
2016-08-24 00:20
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2016-08-24 00:21
#76
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Portugal BoPeTheBeSt 
loool...
2016-08-23 17:43
#79
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
lol at the HLTV admin that has to delete all the "who?" comments
2016-08-23 17:43
Actually there have been none so far :P
2016-08-23 17:44
#104
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
Why that new rule? :( I remember spamming "who?" back in middle school. It's part of HLTV culture.
2016-08-23 17:47
Where's Lolzie?
2016-08-23 17:43
ns
2016-08-23 17:44
who?
2016-08-23 17:44
wot
2016-08-23 17:44
#87
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
XDDDDDDDDDDDD nice
2016-08-23 17:44
wow
2016-08-23 17:44
#89
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
nice now fix the main team :D
2016-08-23 17:44
#90
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Turkey Kuyt11 
Karus Turkish flag pls hltv
2016-08-23 17:44
#91
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Sweden godname 
nice sign a css cheater, jayzar cheated at css
2016-08-23 17:44
nice
2016-08-23 17:46
#97
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France Traker08 
lol better than main team
2016-08-23 17:45
Where is pasha daughter ?
2016-08-23 17:45
GL jayzaR
2016-08-23 17:46
#101
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Turkey partyoctopus 
Gl karus and golden
2016-08-23 17:46
#102
cromen | 
Denmark ilnert 
-Karus +pauf -Golden +zende -Baaten +quix and decent tier3 team
2016-08-23 17:47
#123
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Switzerland Alpollo 
ACADEMY TEAM
2016-08-23 17:53
its academy team you df
2016-08-23 17:54
#128
cromen | 
Denmark ilnert 
SO WHAT? They can create new team with better players
2016-08-23 17:55
its ACADEMY TEAM with potential young talents you df.
2016-08-23 17:56
#130
cromen | 
Denmark ilnert 
SO WHAT? They can create new team with better players. Poorlak stfu.
2016-08-23 17:56
#150
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Sweden BissL 
that´s not the point... Pauf has already been hitting his max level, Plessen for example is an talented player from FPL that has not much team experience, same with the others..
2016-08-23 18:06
bååten <3
2016-08-23 17:47
Aleksandar Zarkovic nt sweden :D just kidding..
2016-08-23 17:48
Cok saglamsin oglum ;p
2016-08-23 17:48
#110
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
lol fnatic destroy maikelele plan to pick 4 swedish talents on his new team
2016-08-23 17:50
#117
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Faroe Islands _shubaN 
WTF
2016-08-23 17:52
#118
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Switzerland Alpollo 
Pictures please
2016-08-23 17:53
should sign Fallen's Games Academy !!!
2016-08-23 17:53
#121
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Finland f0pZ 
Maikil "Golden" Selim Maikelele's cousin from israel?
2016-08-23 17:53
Where's Lolzie?
2016-08-23 17:53
Karus GOD boys
2016-08-23 17:54
So this means that if fnatic were to ever meet Academy in a major qualifier, or in any other official match, one of the teams would have to forfeit because the teams are owned by the same people... right? riiiight?
2016-08-23 17:55
#180
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Estonia swag420weed 
No, they will have 2 orgs. But same owner, like nip, dignitas,cph...
2016-08-23 18:25
#131
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Poland Spanksss 
niceeeeeeeee
2016-08-23 17:56
#132
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France kennySsSsS 
WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTT
2016-08-23 17:57
hahahahahhahhaahhahahah trash
2016-08-23 17:59
Samuelsson best coach <3
2016-08-23 17:59
#137
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Yugoslavia DEFENSE! 
YES Finally Karus get signed by a team! best of luck to the boys
2016-08-23 17:59
#139
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Europe Spoonman20 
Karus FPL God.
2016-08-23 18:01
Newbee NewbeeYung CDEC CDEC Youth Vici Gaming VG.Potential Fnatic Fnatic.A
2016-08-23 18:03
Sweden yes! So tolerant picking 3 inmigrants.
2016-08-23 18:03
wheres yzn
2016-08-23 18:03
wp Karus
2016-08-23 18:03
Wtf is this lineup?
2016-08-23 18:03
#148
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Turkey osmanabi 
golden is 22 years old in a "youngster" team LUL I feel bad for him
2016-08-23 18:05
its like father playing with sons
2016-08-23 18:14
wtf? olof personally said i join? wtf
2016-08-23 18:05
Aleksandar "jayzaR" Zarkovic Alex "Karus" Saglamoglu Maikil "Golden" Selim Zarkovic, Saglamoglu, Selim. Swedish as fuck if you ask me :P
2016-08-23 18:06
Aleksandar Zarkovic is 100% Serbian name. Maikil Selim is probably Turkish. Im not sure about Alex Saglamoglu.
2016-08-23 18:17
#175
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
Saglamoglu is classic Turk surname as well
2016-08-23 18:22
#176
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France Kairos1g 
Karus is Turkish, he's even playing in TWC for Turkey lol
2016-08-23 18:22
well, good luck
2016-08-23 18:08
from what I've seen, karus deserves real chance =)
2016-08-23 18:06
the competition between the two teams thier org might be exactly what they need. n1ce
2016-08-23 18:06
WOW WAT? WAT IS THAT? humm wait WTF? hummmmm RIP
2016-08-23 18:08
Karus <3
2016-08-23 18:09
GL karus and plessen top20 inc
2016-08-23 18:09
Aleksandar "jayzaR" Zarkovic - yeah he is totally Swedish 4Head
2016-08-23 18:16
#165
Denmark Vyo 
I can't describe how happy I'm that PlesseN found a decent team, he really deserves it. I wish him and his team all the best in the future.
2016-08-23 18:16
copying Fallen, speak more about Favelas, HAHAHAHA
2016-08-23 18:17
surname* sorry :p
2016-08-23 18:18
Ez 4 aco delija
2016-08-23 18:19
lel
2016-08-23 18:19
"some of the most talented and hard working players in Europe" - Which happen'd to be Swedish :)))
2016-08-23 18:19
Ez for Alex Saglamoglu
2016-08-23 18:19
Fanatic army inc Still can't believe my boy Lekr0 already joined fnatic. Its a crazy jump from semi pro to the top echelon of pro
2016-08-23 18:23
godsent hit it first
2016-08-23 18:24
ez 4 Plessen
2016-08-23 18:26
#184
mimi | 
Turkey AdygeA 
Karus swedish born-Turkish player gl
2016-08-23 18:27
They did it from Fallen's Games Academy that graduated good players and today are Immortals. GL for fnatic's new base team !
2016-08-23 18:28
#192
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
-Academy team -22 yo player
2016-08-23 18:32
#196
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Germany Gloin 
Why was I not invited??? Vuggo told me I get a safe spot in that roster!!!
2016-08-23 18:35
#207
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Brazil spaark1 
yeah, me too man
2016-08-23 19:01
Godsent Academy > Fnatic Academy!!!
2016-08-23 18:37
godsent academy are random legendary eagles from mm
2016-08-23 19:01
ROFL?? Are you trolling or really retarded?
2016-08-24 00:08
NO!
2016-09-11 20:17
should have signed epsilon, at least they wont lose to some tier3 teams which this type of team will do.
2016-08-23 18:44
ROFL they can't even have a good primary line-up imagine a academy line-up with trash players hahahaha
2016-08-23 18:48
these are 5 good players, unlike godsent's team.
2016-08-23 19:02
ez plessen
2016-08-23 18:49
#204
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Europe MyNameIsWho 
tier5
2016-08-23 18:51
WOT Karus wasnt turkish?!? och w8... sWEEDenstan
2016-08-23 19:03
#211
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Sweden lagcats 
I knew this wud happen
2016-08-23 19:05
ez 4 karus
2016-08-23 19:05
The lack of Swedish names is rather disturbing
2016-08-23 19:05
#214
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Sweden pontus767 
Nice
2016-08-23 19:10
#215
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
not exactly europe but good luck
2016-08-23 19:24
This Academy team thing never worked out for anyone, neither it wont work out for Fnatic.
2016-08-23 19:29
ayy, fnatic gonna shut down
2016-08-23 19:29
Its Academy team . Its a good addition
2016-08-23 21:14
#218
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Finland QLLI 
olof's career is over
2016-08-23 19:32
Are u retarded ? Fnatic has its own lineup this is fnatic academy. Stupud finns lol
2016-08-24 08:26
#254
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Finland QLLI 
no rly olof's career is over. it was from when fnatico and godsent did their thing. I just came a bit late to say anything in that post so this felt like a good place to say something when something is related to fnatic. also olof's career is over
2016-08-24 23:20
fnatic > godsent, fnatic still the n1 swedish team, making tons of money, soon f0rest or gtr will join them, tell me how is his career over :F clueless finn :X
2016-08-25 08:36
#258
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Finland QLLI 
why hate so much :(
2016-08-25 14:44
nice
2016-08-23 19:34
new swedistani team
2016-08-23 20:14
Y no REASTEN?!?
2016-08-23 20:24
#243
NiKo | 
France Meduza 
cuz ReasteN sucks big time!! :D
2016-08-24 00:28
Dude is topfragging in FPL about half the games, and that's while spending half his concentration on his stream chat!
2016-08-24 01:03
#252
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Sweden lagcats 
i LUL'D
2016-08-24 14:46
faceit.com/en/csgo/league/EU/5v5PRO?edit.. ??? He's better than any of the players in this academy team
2016-08-24 15:56
#267
NiKo | 
France Meduza 
lol topfragging in FPL. who gives a flying shit? No one takes that serious :D Fnatic academy team aint good either, so nothing to brag about.
2016-08-26 16:13
nice
2016-08-23 20:38
Karus not sweden idiots
2016-08-23 21:00
+1 /discuss
2016-08-23 21:01
and where the fuck are dennis and olof going to play?
2016-08-23 21:01
nt
2016-08-25 15:00
=D
2016-08-25 23:09
from tier 1 to tier 101 Kappa
2016-08-23 21:05
GL Fnatic Academy
2016-08-23 21:16
Actually quite smart in long term for them (if a player gets really good he can enter the first fnatic line-up or get his contract bought-out) and also does good for the swedish scene(gives more exposure to potential good players )
2016-08-23 21:37
they could pick better players
2016-08-23 21:46
#233
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Belarus Starvoid 
pro fpl team
2016-08-23 21:57
olof should coach academy team
2016-08-23 22:44
#235
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Slovakia DLG Inspire 
They will change a player every month but some talents will get out. Maybe not to fanatic but some other team
2016-08-23 23:30
#236
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Sweden Froxez 
Karus är inte det Yzns polare?
2016-08-24 00:05
people saying GODSENT > fnatic loool how stupid are you? Godsent picks up LE's in MM and fnatic pick up 5 guys who have been competing in someway a little bit semi-professionally. Question: How many godsent names did you recognize compared with fnatics? fnatic >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > > > GODSENT
2016-08-24 00:14
What the fuck you even talking about?
2016-08-25 14:57
#242
NiKo | 
France Meduza 
PlesseN 0.76 LoooooL! The rest has good ratings, but unknown as fuck :D
2016-08-24 00:24
Karus Kes Lan <3
2016-08-24 01:05
" five of the best young talents in Europe." no. Just Sweden
2016-08-24 04:58
First time I see someone who's named "Maikil" :-D
2016-08-24 08:37
Alex "Karus" Saglamoglu Probably his father is Turk because of his surname. Good luck.
2016-08-24 09:31
Yes he is turkish. Got offer from Space Soldiers also
2016-08-26 00:26
tier 123481209482109481204
2016-08-24 14:43
#256
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Sweden lagcats 
Best of luck to the junior team tho
2016-08-25 01:24
PLESSEN XD
2016-08-25 14:58
ez 4 fnatic
2016-09-23 08:18
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