The move comes after fnatic's elimination from the FACEIT Major, where the Swedes placed 9th-12th following losses to compLexity, Natus Vincere, and HellRaisers in the New Legends stage, with the organization missing out on a Major's playoffs for the first time in CS:GO.
flusha, historically known as one of the best Major players, recorded his worst performance at a Major in London, averaging a 0.82 rating over seven maps played in the second stage of the tournament.
In a press release, fnatic explained that the recent results made the organisation "begin working towards a revised team culture" and also "moving towards instilling a new sense of stability in the team."
"We hope to establish Fnatic as the world-renowned name in Counter-Strike that we have seen before and towards which we believe we should always be striving," fnatic wrote.
"As such, flusha, a legend of Fnatic and Counter-Strike in his own right, will be taking a place on our bench as we review and explore his future."
fnatic's lineup for ESL One New York will be:
Ahead of our participation at ESL One New York, we make a change to our starting CS:GO roster.— FNATIC (@FNATIC) September 21, 2018
@flusha_csgo moves to the bench whilst we explore his future. @nV_ScreaM_ comes in as stand-in.
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