JW and KRIMZ sign three-year contracts with fnatic

Jesper "JW" Wecksell and Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson have extended their contracts with fnatic for another three years, the organization has announced.

The duo are fnatic's two longest standing members, having rejoined the organization in late 2016 (KRIMZ) and early 2017 (JW) following a short-lived period in GODSENT.

The players' tenure under the black-and-orange banner spans between four to five years each, as apart from the period at the brink of 2016 and 2017, they have been playing together since mid-2014, when KRIMZ joined the organization alongside Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, while JW first linked up with fnatic in mid-2013.

JW and KRIMZ to stay with fnatic for three more years

The news, which was first revealed on JW's Twitch stream, comes at a time when fnatic are on a steady rise in the rankings following a promising showing at IEM Chicago, where they placed 3rd-4th in their debut with Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin and Simon "twist" Eliasson, as well as a triumph at PLG Grand Slam late last year.

Most recently, the Swedish side have made another top-four finish at iBUYPOWER Masters, with their journey ending at the hands of the eventual champions, Liquid.

Their next showing will be in the New Challengers Stage of IEM Katowice, which is set to begin on February 13.

fnatic's roster remains the following:

Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström
Sweden Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin
Sweden Simon "twist" Eliasson

Sweden Jimmy "Jumpy" Berndtsson (coach)

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
427
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1102
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1461
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1234
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
165
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1454
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Good luck!!! LEGENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2019-02-01 19:35
#12
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Netherlands @Deji 
+1 Edit: cs alive for 3 more years
2019-02-01 19:36
#29
China o_O 
NOW KICK XIZT LETS GO
2019-02-01 19:37
why did they wtf
2019-02-01 19:41
LMAO THREE YEARS TOO MUCH RIP JW
2019-02-01 19:42
#49
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Spain JustNo 
Sad for faze not taking krimz
2019-02-01 19:42
Bring pronax to coach
2019-02-01 20:00
Don't say that name in this house.
2019-02-01 20:48
LMFAO
2019-02-02 03:26
#117
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United States ColtMcCoy 
Xizt is a god shut your dumbass up
2019-02-01 20:38
#13
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Turkey tastemycobra 
Stupid decision jw washed up
2019-02-01 19:36
JW secured himself 3 more year of good salary lol
2019-02-01 19:37
#42
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Italy GODcenz0r 
+1
2019-02-01 19:40
And fnatic secure themself 3 more years of selling a lot of gear
2019-02-01 19:40
And if someone wants to buy them out they gotta pay a lot of dolla
2019-02-01 22:40
+111111111111111111
2019-02-01 21:57
Change your name to 'Merkel did 7-1'
2019-02-06 20:26
#112
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Sweden DrakenIsHot 
Jw is the heart of fnatic, he will get back to his prior form
2019-02-01 20:29
#116
 | 
Turkey tastemycobra 
Ok jw
2019-02-01 20:36
#177
Golden | 
Dominican Republic ITrik 
Ok
2019-02-02 10:04
#118
 | 
Other khorkalba 
JW made a name for himself by exploiting OP weapons and catching other teams out with an aggressive gold nova style of gameplay. He has no real skill to fall back on, so his form is gone for good. He has been carried for years since by some of the best players in the world. And lets face it, the only reason why he has an iconic name/brand is because he embraced the pig meme. Calling him the heart of Fnatic is like calling Dosia the heart of Gambit.
2019-02-01 20:39
#130
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Sweden DrakenIsHot 
Not really. 2018 wasnt a great year for him as a player, but being in the top 20 3 times means you have skill? Are you retard yeS
2019-02-01 21:17
+1
2019-02-01 23:43
+1
2019-02-02 02:26
#162
 | 
Finland dev2ce 
nt JW75-Auto fanboy
2019-02-02 02:36
#171
 | 
Indonesia Joji6661 
+1
2019-02-02 07:23
#214
 | 
Other khorkalba 
Unfortunately, the HLTV ranking only takes into consideration performance not skill. What this means is, a low skilled player on an otherwise very skilled lineup can abuse overpowered weapons / farm easy kills while their teammates do all the hard work - and at the end of the year they will statistically be one of the best players at big events. Worth noting as well that JW even said in an interview with Thorin a while back that he felt his career benefitted immensely from weapons like the CZ being OP.
2019-02-02 14:57
nip >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> fnatic
2019-02-01 19:49
#139
 | 
Sweden Sexicano 
+1
2019-02-01 21:53
how is JW still on a fucking team
2019-02-01 20:50
Money
2019-02-02 13:42
#148
 | 
France xkillua 
+100
2019-02-01 23:16
+1111
2019-02-04 14:47
#2
 | 
Sweden f4k3r12 
nice
2019-02-01 19:35
+1
2019-02-01 19:39
#3
 | 
Turkey darknight53 
wow
2019-02-01 19:35
I have to question what fnatic is thinking, Krimz makes sense, but three years is a long time in CS. If you consider who was a top 20 player in 2015 and now you wouldn't want 3 year contracts. Get_right has gone from a top 5 player to a low fragging support - albeit with great veteran experience. Take Snax also. JW is also questionable and although is the face of your brand with his aggressive style he could go downhill at any time. Particularly when you consider that young CSGO only talent is beginning to unearth the old dynasties of the 1.6 pros, I do not know why fnatic have made this decision... One would assume that there are decent bench clauses in these contracts to cover poor performance of these two players.
2019-02-01 19:46
#83
 | 
Europe p1peb0mb 
jw is just 23.he has far more years.even gtr stayed in NiP lqast 3 years without doing anything. pasha,taz,neo got 4 year contacts when they were like 28 years old.
2019-02-01 20:05
#4
 | 
Australia liazz 
Nice
2019-02-01 19:35
qq
2019-02-01 19:35
i <3 u beena
2019-02-01 19:36
OMEGALUL who cares dead swedish cs
2019-02-01 19:36
#153
f0rest | 
India compL1 
Nice name bruh
2019-02-02 00:12
#203
KRIMZ | 
South Africa Cheppo 
Nepal cs scene is dominating the tournaments ofcourse how could I forget. In comparison with the Nepal CS scene swedish scene is dead
2019-02-02 10:42
#220
 | 
Brazil zLux1 
Shut the fuck up
2019-02-03 01:29
#231
KRIMZ | 
South Africa Cheppo 
Swedish CS>Brasilian CS, look ranking bye bye I spice my beef with your salty tears
2019-02-05 18:05
#232
 | 
Brazil zLux1 
I don't cry because the sweden scene is really better, I just asked not to say anything because you're a toxic
2019-02-05 22:55
#234
KRIMZ | 
South Africa Cheppo 
Very nice that you acknowledge, very good
2019-02-07 20:47
#9
 | 
Germany Kuruyo 
Ok
2019-02-01 19:36
#10
GuardiaN | 
Slovakia Pepo_ 
MONEY MONEY MONEY
2019-02-01 19:36
MUST BE FUNNY
2019-02-01 20:16
LIVING IN A
2019-02-01 20:20
#141
 | 
Denmark Lars69420 
RICH MANS WORLD
2019-02-01 21:59
Finnish guy ruined it...
2019-02-02 02:02
#11
 | 
Poland topkek233 
fnatic owners did the same mistake as vp ceo - soon they will realize
2019-02-01 19:37
Fnatic are not playing in tier 5 cs unlike vp
2019-02-01 19:44
+1
2019-02-01 19:58
#85
apEX | 
France Axpie 
+1
2019-02-01 20:06
#115
 | 
Norway Domysful 
+1
2019-02-01 20:35
#84
 | 
Israel ZiinTotH 
Vp - squad didn't play like a tier 3 either when they singed the contract
2019-02-01 20:06
#113
 | 
India bozzmob 
+100 huge difference between Fnatic n VP.
2019-02-01 20:31
#14
KRIMZ | 
World KOBEnade 
make swedish superteam
2019-02-01 19:36
Golden-IGL Krimz-Entry Brollan-Entry/Second Awp Twist-Awp Lekr0-Lurker Jumpy-coach
2019-02-01 19:59
#87
apEX | 
France Axpie 
no flusha no swedish superteam
2019-02-01 20:08
Flusha banned check steam
2019-02-01 20:08
#91
 | 
Europe p1peb0mb 
golden as igl? lekro as lurk? twist as primary awp? jw in awp > twist in awp. so just dual awp based on map and form on that day. just add flusha as igl/lurk.
2019-02-01 20:09
#168
NiKo | 
India se7eNNN 
-brollan +f0rest
2019-02-02 05:12
#206
 | 
Lithuania disesion 
dennis olof f0rest krimz lekro/twist >dennis calls suit for fluid/puggy playstyle which is very suitable for hybrid fraggy players like olof and f0rest >krimz is just the best support out there >lekro depending if you want to go even more fluid playstyle with no real awper
2019-02-02 11:43
#15
 | 
Poland Kain_aj 
GODKrimz
2019-02-01 19:36
3 year wow
2019-02-01 19:37
#17
XigN | 
Korea crepes 
expected
2019-02-01 19:37
XD
2019-02-01 19:37
Jesus what the fuck? :P
2019-02-01 19:37
CS:GO won't last 3 more years tbh
2019-02-01 19:37
#22
 | 
Europe b7ack0ut 
n1ce
2019-02-01 19:37
#23
 | 
Greece Poor_Noob 
CSGO WILL NOT EXIST IN 3 YEARS OMG
2019-02-01 19:37
+111
2019-02-01 20:11
#110
 | 
Sweden swediztann3 
Cmon heard that 100 times and the game is still alive 11 years later
2019-02-01 20:28
+1
2019-02-01 20:52
+1 this game will probably never die
2019-02-02 02:30
#163
 | 
Finland dev2ce 
wtf CSGO existed in 2008?
2019-02-02 02:37
#167
 | 
Sweden swediztann3 
no but cs 1.6 which died when csgo came out..
2019-02-02 03:28
1.6 was relevant since 2004 so a lot more than 11 years
2019-02-02 09:29
#212
 | 
Finland AliAlaa12 
+1
2019-02-02 13:36
#24
 | 
Finland Alko^ 
rip krimz's career
2019-02-01 19:37
vp all over again...
2019-02-01 19:37
RIP KRIMZ
2019-02-01 19:37
#27
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Israel _69 
ez
2019-02-01 19:37
#28
 | 
United Kingdom Hamshanks 
Ezzz
2019-02-01 19:37
lmao WHAT AMAZING NEWS WOW!
2019-02-01 19:37
#34
 | 
Romania RyuunosukeE7 
gl guys
2019-02-01 19:39
#35
KRIMZ | 
Slovakia EvErisT 
nice!
2019-02-01 19:39
LETS GO!
2019-02-01 19:39
#37
 | 
Pakistan jarpeet 
No offense hltv but how many people actually care if they signed new contracts or not? we want NEWS, not this.
2019-02-01 19:39
wth are you talking about this is HUGE news this literally means that csgo won’t die in the next 3 years
2019-02-01 19:43
#54
 | 
Brazil nomurway 
do their work then
2019-02-01 19:44
-1
2019-02-01 19:54
-1
2019-02-01 20:00
#104
 | 
United Kingdom Hamshanks 
-1
2019-02-01 20:19
-1
2019-02-01 21:32
you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave
2019-02-01 19:39
LUL
2019-02-01 19:39
#40
 | 
Russia Slavaa 
#AlwaysFnatic
2019-02-01 19:40
#ALWAYSFNATIC
2019-02-01 19:40
ez pig
2019-02-01 19:40
#45
MonkEy | 
Sweden NI99ER 
tomorrow: jws and krimz contracts sold for 5$
2019-02-01 19:44
#47
 | 
Brazil nomurway 
i thought JW would replace Guardiano on FaZe OMEGALUL
2019-02-01 19:41
ripperino Faze Krimz
2019-02-01 19:43
#52
Xyp9x | 
Denmark wiLL^ 
OMG!!! JWBOT!!!!!!
2019-02-01 19:43
Ns one Wornderchild
2019-02-01 19:44
sad day for swedish cs
2019-02-01 19:47
#59
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
OMG BOT KRIMZ GETS 3 MORE YEARS HNAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH
2019-02-01 19:51
No faze krimz confirmed
2019-02-01 19:51
#61
 | 
Denmark KamaraD 
LOL JW look not like PIG 0_0 OK GL
2019-02-01 19:51
#62
 | 
Finland Smoonah 
forever in fnatic
2019-02-01 19:52
expected
2019-02-01 19:52
#64
 | 
Palestine Baitor69 
JW MORE 3 YEARS DESTROYING FNATIC!!! LUL
2019-02-01 19:53
Not even news-worthy
2019-02-01 19:55
#68
s1mple | 
Russia h3c70r 
LULW if fnatic wont pass main quals, this would be great mistake ever
2019-02-01 19:55
LOL
2019-02-19 01:29
#236
s1mple | 
Russia h3c70r 
Expected
2019-02-19 07:43
Legends
2019-02-01 19:55
#70
xseveN | 
Chile Zzalb 
I thought it was gonna be -Xizt, kinda dissapointed
2019-02-01 19:56
#71
 | 
Argentina ivanpb 
As if cs would still be alive in three years xd
2019-02-01 19:56
maybe not ur scene
2019-02-01 20:02
#156
 | 
Argentina ivanpb 
Dude, i'm just being rational.
2019-02-02 01:37
Were the people that said that in 2015 being rational?
2019-02-04 16:33
#229
 | 
Argentina ivanpb 
In 2015 I didn't open my mouth. It's 2019 bro. And tbh, there isn't such a big scene nowadays.
2019-02-04 17:26
Prize pools are higher than ever Player count is very consistent We get new sponsors in the scene every week Every player says how competitive the scene is and how difficult it is to stay at the top. There are players earning well over 500k a year after sponsors and tournament wins + salary Last major was the most viewed major ever There is an entire new wave of players becoming elite And we are reaching scenes that we never reached before (south African team in top 30) Launched south American, Oceania, Indian leagues. What data do you have to suggest that "the scene isnt as big nowadays" or are you just talking out of your ass like everyone who says that.
2019-02-04 18:04
Great bait
2019-02-01 20:00
JW, what a waste of money.
2019-02-01 20:03
#79
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
RIP Faze krimz
2019-02-01 20:03
OK krimz fucked himself in the ass.
2019-02-01 20:03
will be expensive to buy them out
2019-02-01 20:04
#82
 | 
North America Techno_Lover 
game will be dead by 2020 so who cares.
2019-02-01 20:05
Heard that about 2019 too
2019-02-01 20:07
#92
 | 
North America Techno_Lover 
Heard that about 2018 too
2019-02-01 20:10
Bigger than ever :^)
2019-02-01 20:11
#96
 | 
France NeaZy 
heard that about 2013 too CS WILL NEVER DIE
2019-02-01 20:13
#89
hye | 
Russia sosi 
poor krimz gg
2019-02-01 20:09
#90
BDSM | 
Canada KawaiiKai 
KRiMZ and JW are getting past their prime and 3 years is very risky, they need to work hard to stay relevant but I know they have it in em, Keep Brollan too if you are fnatic org, that kid has tremendous talent and potential it's just a matter of unlocking it, I think being a long side a veteran core such as JW will hopefully be beneficial
2019-02-01 20:09
Past their prime? They are 23 and 24 lol...
2019-02-01 20:26
players can hit their peek at any age, they are slowly losing their footing and it shows
2019-02-03 17:57
lol i thought JW is atleast 25 while dude is 23 ffs
2019-02-01 20:13
#98
 | 
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
I FUCKING LOVE YOU BOYS!
2019-02-01 20:13
#99
Happy | 
Germany NatsuS 
Ballz move 3 years after their prime is long gone
2019-02-01 20:14
Bring us back some trophiiies
2019-02-01 20:14
rip fnatic jw should have been kicked 3 years ago
2019-02-01 20:17
#146
Xyp9x | 
Denmark wiLL^ 
+1236445
2019-02-01 22:47
Csgo will be dead in 2 months anyways, what a waste
2019-02-01 20:18
Ez4Krimz and boi JW
2019-02-01 20:19
rip krimz talent
2019-02-01 20:23
3 Years for the old farts ? :D Only krimz is relevant. It's not that they will get better or back in glory form. Why not get some fresh young blood ?
2019-02-01 20:27
#111
valde | 
North America un1corn 
JW is good too dude, he is just little bit fat thats all xD
2019-02-01 20:29
Nah. CS is a young mans game. If they are smart they get fresh blood now so they are relevant again in a year or so.
2019-02-01 20:31
#127
 | 
Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
jw : 23
2019-02-01 21:09
Bin playing forever at highest level and isn't improving anymore, only gets weaker and weaker until you have the next Neo who ruins his reputation.
2019-02-01 21:11
#121
 | 
Portugal csmwargod 
nice !
2019-02-01 20:49
#124
 | 
Europe trey_ 
pog
2019-02-01 20:59
wp VERY WELL Mrs!
2019-02-01 21:04
krimz to faze :( </3
2019-02-01 21:09
Nice Maybe sign a contract with flusha as well
2019-02-01 21:24
#132
 | 
Turkey Kalameister 
JW is the problem...
2019-02-01 21:30
why?
2019-02-01 21:32
#135
 | 
Germany Merkelistan 
Haven't fnatic learned from VP's mistakes?
2019-02-01 21:40
#136
 | 
Sweden ZaraOnFire 
-xizt +golden just watch
2019-02-01 21:40
#137
 | 
North America Pogromca 
Good to see the legends are still together
2019-02-01 21:44
Hahahhahahahhahaha JWashed getting a long contract with respected legend tier2-3 team "fnatic" This guy has never achieved anything and his team never will as long as his there enforcing his botesque plays
2019-02-01 21:53
#155
 | 
Portugal mrsc 
for how long do you follow the scene? he has won 3 majors with fnatic
2019-02-02 00:30
LOL! Delusional Portuguese
2019-02-02 08:34
PLEASE REMOVE XIZT IF YOU GUYS CAN BACKSTAB FLUSHA IT SHOULD BE NO PROBLEM BACKSTABBING A USELESS SHITTER LIKE XIZT.
2019-02-01 22:01
#143
 | 
Russia GramDEL 
I mean, a lot can change in 3 years, isn't that move a bit stupid?
2019-02-01 22:05
#147
 | 
Germany PeKay 
Ask vp
2019-02-01 23:04
#144
 | 
Finland EdiEz 
Nice
2019-02-01 22:07
Noooooo KRIMZ WHY???
2019-02-01 23:22
#150
cyx | 
Europe jujin_Ss 
PLSSSSSSS NEW TEAM
2019-02-01 23:33
#154
RpK | 
Germany lloyd6077 
nice, big money for next 3 years secured chill life, no big hustle for #1 dreamlife lol
2019-02-02 00:20
fnatic isnt a wealthy org at all krimz could go to NA/FaZe for way more cash
2019-02-02 15:02
#224
RpK | 
Germany lloyd6077 
yeah but then its not so chill anymore, cuz of roster changes they did everything correct get good salary in a t2 team, just cruise along
2019-02-03 17:00
basically they chill in fnatic for legacy 1,5-2 years then retire
2019-02-03 17:01
#157
 | 
Morocco de_cpl_mill 
Good news
2019-02-02 01:44
#164
 | 
United States Raptorial 
faze krimz big riperino
2019-02-02 02:42
#169
shox | 
India iejesus 
Unexpected
2019-02-02 07:10
#170
 | 
Brazil cadik 
expectered legends of csgo
2019-02-02 07:22
#172
 | 
United Kingdom FEodAL 
weird, what about the other 2?
2019-02-02 08:00
More like 3 years of Employment.
2019-02-02 08:05
#176
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Europe lalt 
Why would anyone in esports industry sign 3 year contract? Things are changing so quickly, it's guaranteed you will regret it. Unless you are so washed up you are stealing paychecks to begin with.
2019-02-02 10:02
#211
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Russia GramDEL 
+1
2019-02-02 13:04
It could also be the other way around. Let's say someone contracted the astralis guys for 5 years 2014.. The wages could rise and they could fall. You never know, this is 50/50 who benifits in the end. Maybe fnatic thinks cs will grow the following years to come.
2019-02-02 23:35
Krimz is stupid. Jw is trash and he has no way to other team, but krimz could join faze after major
2019-02-02 10:47
You are stupid for not thinking one step further...
2019-02-02 23:32
They'd be stupid not to get that ez fnatic money.
2019-02-02 11:33
poor Krimz stuck on this dead team
2019-02-02 11:58
JW and KRIMZ good luck. Make fnatic great again!
2019-02-02 12:21
#209
 | 
Sweden Velocityyy 
Lets goooo
2019-02-02 12:42
#210
 | 
Sweden flippig 
<3
2019-02-02 12:51
#216
 | 
Italy CESPU 
Living legends here. Lez fucking go
2019-02-02 17:11
#217
Aleksib | 
Finland warp_ 
why? for the money.
2019-02-02 17:21
#222
 | 
Other bergkvisten 
probably yes
2019-02-03 12:49
#223
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United States ChrisBrown 
Legends
2019-02-03 14:34
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