Samuelsson takes over as fnatic coach

fnatic have announced that Andreas "Samuelsson" Samuelsson has been named the new head coach of their CS:GO team.

The 28-year-old will take over from Jimmy "Jumpy" Berndtsson, who ends a three-year association with fnatic after the organisation decided against extending his contract.

During his time at the helm, Jumpy guided the team to title-winning campaigns at IEM Katowice 2018, WESG 2017 and PLG Grand Slam. He also led the squad to deep runs at several other Big Events, most notably a semi-final appearance at ELEAGUE Major Atlanta.

Samuelsson replaces Jumpy as fnatic's head coach

The coaching change is the yet another step towards the new phase that fnatic are envisaging after a string of poor results that culminated in the team's exit from the Europe Minor in fourth place. Richard "Xizt" Landström and Simon "twist" Eliasson have both been moved to the bench, with the team still evaluating their options to replace the duo.

"Frankly, in recent memory at fnatic, we struggled to find the necessary consistency for what our goals required and the most recent tournaments were perhaps our weakest ever," Jumpy said in a statement.

"I love the game, I love coaching and I want to continue doing just that and now I look forward to finding a new team to work beside."

Samuelsson began his coaching career with fnatic Academy, whom he guided to the Europe Minor leading to PGL Major Krakow, in June 2017. He transitioned to a managerial role within the organisation two months later as Maikil "Golden" Selim was promoted to the main roster to replace Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, who had agreed to join FaZe.

“I’m delighted to be appointed to one of the finest jobs in esport," the new coach said. "There’s no secret that we have had significant issues with consistency. Now, I'm looking forward to taking the lead in improving the team and the individuals - aspects extending to both in- and out-of-game - together working closely with our IGL and mental coach.

"I will begin by focusing on building a performance strategy and a clear structure to achieve our goals. I’m more than dedicated to put in the work required to achieve great success and build a new Fnatic era.

"I want to highlight that we all get on with Jimmy very well, and we separate on nothing but good terms. The reason we won't extend his contract is simply that - whilst being Head Coach since 2016 - we’ve seen mixed results and it’s of agreed belief that the team needs a new voice in the locker room. We all wish him nothing but success in the future.

"Our next event will be DreamHack in Malmö and I can’t wait to show the world what we can achieve with our new roster. Stay tuned!"

fnatic currently have:

Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
Sweden Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin

Sweden Andreas "Samuelsson" Samuelsson (coach)

Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström (benched)
Sweden Simon "twist" Eliasson (benched)

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
520
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1190
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
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:
1289
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1327
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1547
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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 Andreas 'Samuelsson' Samuelsson
Andreas 'Samuelsson' Samuelsson
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.52
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.07
DPR:
0.44
APR:
0.07
#1
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Denmark oskarsports 
legend
2019-09-03 17:01
#8
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Reunion Esquinox 
should have added pronax
2019-09-03 17:02
#11
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Sweden Unluko 
banger
2019-09-03 17:02
But what is a samuelsson
2019-09-03 17:44
Why aren't you using a question mark!
2019-09-03 18:25
#79
trace | 
Denmark esAq 
Why aren't you?
2019-09-03 18:54
Why are you
2019-09-03 18:58
#97
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Switzerland richco18 
Rekted
2019-09-03 19:57
pronax noob
2019-09-03 17:03
#32
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Bangladesh drvken 
3 x Major winner
2019-09-03 17:18
So? Devilwalk is major winner. Is he better than s1mple and NiKo??
2019-09-03 17:25
he said Pronax as coach
2019-09-03 17:27
#39
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United States Azuhh 
+1
2019-09-03 17:29
#43
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United States Pogromca 
LUL
2019-09-03 17:32
Ok
2019-09-03 17:46
#42
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Macau JabbaThaHutt 
When it comes to history yes he is because at that time he would easily win againts nikos team or s1mples team or in a 1v1
2019-09-03 17:31
#65
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Poland xkhao 
"win against niko or simple in 1v1" lol yeah sure
2019-09-03 18:20
BR BRAIN OMEGALUL DUMBER THAN NA
2019-09-04 00:01
#121
TenZ | 
Brazil SkindCS 
That flag isn't even from Brazil dude.. who's the dumb now?
2019-09-05 02:05
he changed his flag
2019-09-06 01:30
BR brain
2019-09-03 18:15
#93
TenZ | 
Indonesia Maspiyuuu 
I think will make fnatic likes liqiud
2019-09-03 19:26
#103
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Sweden TAnaker 
Pronax is retired from pro CS
2019-09-03 21:08
#126
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Reunion Esquinox 
as a coach obviously
2019-09-08 15:13
Pronax dont play cs more..
2019-09-05 18:02
#127
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Reunion Esquinox 
#126
2019-09-08 15:13
#13
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Germany MackyGee 
who?
2019-09-03 17:03
#27
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Germany Landwirt 
newfrog
2019-09-03 17:13
#33
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Germany MackyGee 
yes
2019-09-03 17:22
Who
2019-09-03 17:03
who
2019-09-03 17:01
#88
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Europe pencilvester 
Who goes the owl
2019-09-03 19:08
#3
Zero | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Nearly axaxa
2019-09-03 17:02
#4
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Poland skr_v 
nice
2019-09-03 17:01
#28
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
not Vuggo = dont care
2019-09-03 17:13
Expected
2019-09-03 17:01
#6
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Sweden godname 
who
2019-09-03 17:02
RIP FNATIC
2019-09-03 17:02
#9
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India Noobdian1 
Who?
2019-09-03 17:02
olof back when
2019-09-03 17:02
Who is this shit? #MakePronaxCoach
2019-09-03 17:02
Expected
2019-09-03 17:03
#16
TenZ | 
Turkey SkySea 
Ex coach to 100t
2019-09-03 17:03
#17
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Sweden mrarrogant 
lol what are his qualifications? what a mess
2019-09-03 17:03
#26
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Germany Landwirt 
worked with fnatic for over 3 years now?
2019-09-03 17:12
#30
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Sweden mrarrogant 
Manchester City's kit man isn't qualified for taking over the coach job just because he's working within the team
2019-09-03 17:16
#57
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Russia deadforest 
Imagine comparing a kit man to a team manager and ex-fnatic Academy coach.
2019-09-03 18:05
#58
FalleN | 
United Kingdom h4m 
+1 lmao
2019-09-03 18:14
#59
FalleN | 
United Kingdom h4m 
U watched all or nothing?
2019-09-03 18:15
#78
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Sweden Bakkmann 
Name checks out
2019-09-03 18:45
#19
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Canada thelegend27 
who
2019-09-03 17:05
#25
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Germany Landwirt 
are you for real
2019-09-03 17:12
#45
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Canada thelegend27 
A COACH!!!!!!!!!!! A MANAGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2019-09-03 17:35
#20
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Estonia naityflatroo 
F
2019-09-03 17:05
ok
2019-09-03 17:08
then golden is next
2019-09-03 17:08
olof fnatic coach?
2019-09-03 17:12
#24
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Germany Landwirt 
interesting
2019-09-03 17:12
+flusha +olof Fnatic top 1
2019-09-03 17:15
#31
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United States EliteDarkSoul 
Olof is trash
2019-09-03 17:17
#46
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Sweden flabbit 
and you are retarded
2019-09-03 17:40
everyone is pretty much trash on faze, even niko these days.. olof can play better with fnatic
2019-09-03 18:16
Olof could shine under the right system. I seriously believe he has potential to become a really good player again, maybe not 2015 level but definitely a solid player
2019-09-03 21:07
#118
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
If faze - rain and + coldzera then olof will become the star player (formerly rain) and cold will become the support/lurker (formerly olof) Then we can see olof shine again
2019-09-04 14:13
+1
2019-09-03 18:39
#34
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Czech Republic baginBo$$ 
rekt
2019-09-03 17:23
do they speak english in what?
2019-09-03 17:26
+pronax coach +flusha +olof
2019-09-03 17:27
#40
puTa | 
Argentina Alutobi 
olof flusha
2019-09-03 17:29
Respect Jumpy. he will do. who will stand in malmo ? any rumor
2019-09-03 17:31
#44
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United Kingdom VOSSKI 
who
2019-09-03 17:33
#47
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
samuels son
2019-09-03 17:43
#48
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United Kingdom VOSSKI 
ok thanks for clearing that up
2019-09-03 17:43
#49
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Ukraine ksay 
sad i really liked jumpy
2019-09-03 17:44
#51
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Bulgaria R34 
At last! That retard is gone!
2019-09-03 17:46
+friberg +flusha
2019-09-03 17:48
Finally... Jumpy was completely useless IMHO.
2019-09-03 17:48
#86
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Sweden flippig 
+1
2019-09-03 19:05
This is good news. The team needs new strategies and a better oversll mentality...
2019-09-03 17:53
I agree with replacing Jumpy, but who is this guy ? They had to take someone like pronax. Anyway I hope they will add olofmeister to their roster , flusha would be a good addition as well. if not flusha... then they need someone like rain , that would be sick as well.
2019-09-03 17:55
#119
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
It won't be any of the 3 u mentioned lmao. Maybe flusha , but it's more probably that hampus and nawk are joining
2019-09-04 14:14
#60
faveN | 
Bulgaria Ramky 
+f0rest BRING F0REST TO FNATIC DON'T LET HIM ROT IN DIRTY, RUSTY NIP
2019-09-03 18:15
#63
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Argentina macrigato 
He was the worst player in the major lol
2019-09-03 18:17
#64
faveN | 
Bulgaria Ramky 
Are you sure you don't play cs since 2019? EDIT: WIth all the stuff going on with NiP, if i was on f0rest's place i would have performed much worst - there is literally no point to keep going and playing with NiP, of struggling for some tier3 players (as f0rest is surely t1, one of the best of best of bestest players in this game). He surely lost motivation, because of circumstances, BUT IF U BRING F0REST TO FNATIC = 2014 ERA
2019-09-03 18:24
#69
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Argentina macrigato 
WTF that answer, what a retard. hltv.org/stats/players/events/29/f0rest I'm talking about this major, f0rest played like shit. I play cs:go and follow the scene since 2013 m8, i'm not a new kid like you.
2019-09-03 18:24
#72
faveN | 
Bulgaria Ramky 
Cya
2019-09-03 18:25
#73
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Argentina macrigato 
LOL I just saw you edited your retard comment. "BUT IF U BRING F0REST TO FNATIC = 2014 ERA" Definitely new, there's no way that bringing just one player, fnatic can replicate what they did in 2014.
2019-09-03 18:27
#80
ckN | 
Estonia ckN 
he didnt practise enough before major, he has lil kid now, hes about 1 month old
2019-09-03 18:55
of course, he has a new born baby and hardly touched the game
2019-09-03 18:24
#70
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Argentina macrigato 
I didn't know that, I just said what I saw in this major.
2019-09-03 18:25
#66
Jame | 
Russia Tank0v 
+flusha +nawwk
2019-09-03 18:20
took them 3 years to get rid of trash Jumpy LOL
2019-09-03 18:23
Jumpy is one of the best coaches in the world. Biggest mistake ever.
2019-09-03 18:30
sometimes you just hit a wall and need to change things up, Jumpy couldn't get fnatic any further and it was probably not even his fault
2019-09-03 19:32
#76
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Turkey HLTurkeyV 
samuellsen erobert jetzt nicht nur deutschrap sondern auch die csgo szene!!! respekt alter
2019-09-03 18:40
#77
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Portugal Guiarte 
friberg leaves Heroic, and Xist was benched. Am I seeing a possibilty to see the Fantastic Four NiP again?
2019-09-03 18:41
Friberg and Xizt won't join NiP again. They're on the Fifflaren side I think.
2019-09-03 19:04
#115
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Portugal Guiarte 
Oh ok then. Then, get right could leave and take forest with him. It would be good for them I guess (idk if it would really be good for anyone, I just want this core together again)
2019-09-04 02:12
Exactly. The old team at another org.
2019-09-05 17:09
please +olof, save him from FaZe and trash players NiKo & rain
2019-09-03 18:59
+olof +flusha pls
2019-09-03 19:03
#85
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Sweden flippig 
Fking finally, ty.
2019-09-03 19:04
+1
2019-09-03 22:38
#87
blameF | 
Denmark hEnzeee 
Bring Vugo and Olof back pls!
2019-09-03 19:05
#89
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
meme team
2019-09-03 19:13
+flusha +olof
2019-09-03 19:14
who?
2019-09-03 19:14
#92
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
what team roster
2019-09-03 19:19
#95
Frankie | 
Finland jUPPE! 
Magnus Samuelsson?
2019-09-03 19:37
Thats a carry for sure, he would probably even be strong enough to carry jw, krimz, flusha and friberg at the same time
2019-09-03 19:50
#98
markk | 
Romania qAp 
Samuel Jackson?
2019-09-03 20:42
#99
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United States @FyreCS 
Add Plopski and Hampus
2019-09-03 20:45
#100
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France TROIIDA 
yes this will solve every problem the team has XD
2019-09-03 20:53
#101
KRIMZ | 
Romania moetxxx 
Finally
2019-09-03 21:03
Sam the man
2019-09-03 21:08
#105
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Israel geturlolon 
samuelsson good coach but not best (devilwalk best)
2019-09-03 21:25
#106
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Samuel's son
2019-09-03 21:54
#107
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Sweden Lagge15 
This might be the greatest news regarding Fnatic for 2 years!
2019-09-03 22:03
#108
cyx | 
Europe jujin_Ss 
olof return???
2019-09-03 22:19
#109
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Europe TheBucket 
Good luck.
2019-09-03 22:26
ok
2019-09-03 22:39
#112
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Argentina XaiDN 
Swedish scene is shit rn
2019-09-03 23:14
#114
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Japan ayayalaw 
pronax return
2019-09-04 00:26
I don't get this timing. Bench two players and THEN appoint a new coach. I speculate that this was planned in that the new coach already wanted new blood. But whatever, a meaningful coach has a vision that transcends the players. His methods - ie training, physical preparation (including diet, sleep and exercise), mental preparation, encouragement, strategies should transcend who the actual players are. Or is this like football where coaches have a say in how money (ie buying and selling players) is handled?
2019-09-04 04:57
bring back Devilwalk
2019-09-04 07:28
At least we know that his dad is Samuel Kappa
2019-09-04 16:32
#122
TenZ | 
Brazil SkindCS 
what is that pokemon?
2019-09-05 02:06
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