fnatic Academy withdraw from ESEA Premier playoffs
fnatic Academy have pulled out of the ESEA Premier playoffs, HLTV.org has learned.
The Swedish team had been due to clash with Kinguin in the quarter-finals but have decided to forfeit the match due to the tournament's roster lock.
The news is bound to heighten speculation about the future of fnatic's main team, who have been heavily linked with roster changes since PGL Major Krakow.
Maikil "Golden" Selim's squad recently attended the Europe Minor as Ballistix after PGL ruled that academy teams should have a different "nametag and logo" to differentiate themselves from their organisations' main rosters.
After taking down Envy in their opening match, fnatic Academy were sent to the group's Lower Bracket by BIG, with a 2-0 defeat against Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer's men eventually sealing their fate in the tournament.
Below you can find the match-ups for remaining quarter-final encounters, scheduled for August 15:
|Space Soldiers||vs.||North Academy|