KRiMZ to fnatic, Lekr0 to GODSENT
fnatic have traded Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson for GODSENT's Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson.
Seventy days after their original trade which sent Jesper "JW" Wecksell, Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson, and the Legends status to GODSENT, and Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson and Simon "twist" Eliasson to fnatic, the two teams have completed another deal as Lekr0 and KRIMZ swapped teams.
Both fnatic and GODSENT haven't lived up to the expectations since the transaction in August. fnatic finished both of the LANs they attended—ESL One New York and EPICENTER: Moscow—5-6th while GODSENT had disappointing results at StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2, Gfinity CS:GO Invitational, and WESG EU & CIS Finals.
KRIMZ is back with his LGB pals
The trade means fnatic now hold the Legends status as Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, Dennis "dennis" Edman, and KRIMZ constituted the majority of the team that reached the semi-finals at ESL One Cologne. fnatic will have a spot at the ELEAGUE Major while GODSENT will receive the EU Minor invitation fnatic had before the deal.
fnatic also revealed that they won't attend the ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals taking place in São Paulo, Brazil from October 26-30, and will play with a substitute during ELEAGUE next month, as dennis is not able to participate due to personal reasons. The player to stand-in for fnatic is not yet announced.
"We're happy to announce the return of Freddy “KRiMZ” Johansson to the Fnatic Counter-Strike line-up. KRiMZ will be rejoining the team in place of Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson, who will be traded to Godsent. After evaluating the roster changes that took place this summer, both organisations concluded that a return of Krimz and lekr0 to their respective teams is best for the future success of both squads. With this move we will regaining our Legend status for the upcoming CS:GO major." - The full statement is available on fnatic's Facebook Page.
"Today we are welcoming back Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson to the GODSENT squad, while saying goodbye to Freddy “KRiMZ” Johansson. Lekr0 was traded to Fnatic as part of the summer's roster shuffle, but with our recent lacklustre performance, we have concluded that the right decision is to move KRiMZ back to Fnatic in exchange for Lekr0.
We are incredibly excited for Lekr0 to be playing on GODSENT again. His performance this past year - also while at Fnatic - speaks magnitudes of his talent, and we are convinced that will light everyone’s spark.
With this move Fnatic regains Legends status for the upcoming 2017 ELEAGUE Major. The new GODSENT team, including Lekr0, is already bootcamping and we will fight with all our heart to reach the Major.
We want to thank everyone at Fnatic for a friendly position in this admittedly awkward discussion and wish KRiMZ and team godspeed in their new lineup.
Tune in for our ESEA Premier match against Gambit at 7pm CET tonight."
fnatic's new lineup is:
GODSENT have the following roster:
BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.