fnatic sign Peppzor as sixth man

The Swedes are looking to shake up the team with an extended roster experiment.

Peppe "⁠Peppzor⁠" Borak is the latest addition to fnatic's roster, the organization announced on Thursday, unveiling the 18-year-old player as their sixth member. The addition of the rifler comes at a point when fnatic dipped to the edge of the top 20 in the world, with the Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim-led squad hoping a new approach will help turn things around.

Team coach Andreas "⁠Samuelsson⁠" Samuelsson described the new signing as "one of the best young talents in the game", that "plays a rifle role, often as an anchor". He will be integrated into the team "slowly but surely" and grow into the role as the sixth man. "We will find our own way to be as efficient as possible with this new structure", the coach concluded.

The experienced side added another youngster to the fold

In their announcement, fnatic note that they don't know whether extended rosters are here to stay, but "an injection of something different into our team is a risk we believe is worth taking". The decision to take on the six-man approach comes after competitors Natus Vincere and Vitality have moved away from the direction, benching Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev and Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom, respectively.

"As other teams have experienced, a six-man roster is not yet a perfect system, but for now this experiment will give our roster a much-needed shakeup, while allowing Peppzor to develop his phenomenal talent away from the pressure of official matches," the statement reads. As of now, fnatic's active lineup will remain unchanged.

fnatic have also confirmed the role change in the team, with Jack "⁠Jackinho⁠" Ström Mattsson set to continue as the main AWP, while Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell has switched to a rifling role.

Additionally, the organization hinted at a possible move away from a fully Swedish lineup in the future. "We are immensely proud of our history as a Swedish organisation", the team says in the statement, "however, we are not satisfied with the status quo, and our decision to remain as a fully Swedish roster has its drawbacks in terms of the available talent pool that can integrate immediately."

The possibility of adding international talent is something fnatic will "continue to review as this lineup develops", with a move away from the Sweden something they are considering in order to "bring Fnatic CS:GO back to the top of the rankings".

fnatic are now:

Sweden Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell
Sweden Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson
Sweden Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin
Sweden Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim
Sweden Jack "⁠Jackinho⁠" Ström Mattsson

Sweden Peppe "⁠Peppzor⁠" Borak (substitue)
Sweden Andreas "⁠Samuelsson⁠" Samuelsson (coach)

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
839
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Jack 'Jackinho' Ström Mattsson
Jack 'Jackinho' Ström Mattsson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
811
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1633
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
192
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1863
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1500
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Peppe 'Peppzor' Borak
Peppe 'Peppzor' Borak
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
48
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
Welcome!
2021-04-22 17:56
6 replies
pepe the frog lets gooo
2021-04-22 17:57
2 replies
pepe the footballer lets go
2021-04-22 17:57
1 reply
Announce astralis roster
2021-04-22 18:08
Peppozar
2021-04-22 17:57
Pepe
2021-04-22 18:01
Kick JW 0.86 Rating omegalul
2021-04-23 11:56
expected
2021-04-22 17:57
1 reply
+1 fnatic players in top 20 had him as bold prediction
2021-04-22 18:56
WHO?
2021-04-22 17:56
17 replies
world health organization
2021-04-22 17:57
16 replies
#22
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Sweden derppey
+1
2021-04-22 17:59
+1
2021-04-22 18:05
+1
2021-04-22 18:15
#76
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Slovakia Daev0n
+1
2021-04-22 18:31
+1
2021-04-22 18:31
+1
2021-04-22 20:48
+1
2021-04-22 21:08
+1
2021-04-22 21:27
+1
2021-04-22 21:39
#126
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Sweden Tunggren
+1
2021-04-22 21:51
#132
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Germany MoreOnTop
+1
2021-04-22 23:25
+1
2021-04-22 23:40
+1
2021-04-23 00:32
+1
2021-04-23 10:31
+1
2021-04-23 16:46
+1
2021-04-23 17:40
#4
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Finland Porro
who
2021-04-22 17:56
1 reply
World health organisation
2021-04-22 23:40
#5
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
WHO?
2021-04-22 17:56
7 replies
#61
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Turkey ZaTaa
2021-04-22 18:13
6 replies
#69
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
2021-04-22 18:20
5 replies
#72
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Turkey ZaTaa
2021-04-22 18:28
2021-04-22 18:36
3 replies
#98
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
2021-04-22 19:25
2 replies
world health organization
2021-04-23 09:23
1 reply
#152
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
2021-04-23 10:29
wow
2021-04-22 17:57
#7
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Finland Cucumber))
good talent
2021-04-22 17:57
#9
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Austria SplasJ
Who
2021-04-22 17:57
whu
2021-04-22 17:57
#14
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Russia palll
rip omg
2021-04-22 17:57
Wtf
2021-04-22 17:58
WHO?
2021-04-22 17:58
1 reply
World health org
2021-04-22 23:40
#17
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Poland seinterc
might be good, we'll see
2021-04-22 17:58
Good luck mate.
2021-04-22 17:58
rip fnatic
2021-04-22 17:58
Good luck pepe
2021-04-22 17:58
Soon - jw thanks god
2021-04-22 17:59
good luck!
2021-04-22 17:59
interesting, gl
2021-04-22 17:59
only swedes know him tbh
2021-04-22 18:00
2 replies
i know him too
2021-04-22 18:27
Never heard of this dude before :D
2021-04-22 18:36
#26
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Argentina WaSTe_D
PEPE NATION HERE
2021-04-22 18:00
3 replies
#33
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Argentina WaSTe_D
does someone have info on what roles does he play?
2021-04-22 18:01
2 replies
#70
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Sweden MelkerPolo
Fnatic said in their official announcement that he will play an anchor role
2021-04-22 18:20
1 reply
lol
2021-04-22 19:13
gl pepe
2021-04-22 18:00
#28
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Czech Republic JameS_19
i thought six men rosters are dead. but because valve rule, i guess they wont use him map to map, since its useless to learn every map with different player, when you will need to learn it with other player for a major, since you cant switch there players map to map
2021-04-22 18:00
4 replies
#34
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Georgia Megobari
They will probably kick JW and will add Peppzor in a near future
2021-04-22 18:01
2 replies
Lol this is so painfully obvious. People actually buy he is the "sixth" player. JW is getting left behind, and rightfully so.
2021-04-22 19:42
1 reply
JW is going out for sure, his peak let alone prime is far far behind us. He is dragging the team down in every single way humanly possible, same thing with Stan in EG, but thats the story for itself . As you said, people are blind by the sixth man rosters, you wont be able to change the player for a single map, it has to be full bo3... -JW is happening, and its happening soon, thank god...
2021-04-22 20:05
#54
try | 
Italy ROMAG
Actually no, 6th Man you Very usefull tô hold a talent. You give the oprtunity tô train with the team and sometimes play some tournaments. Until he IS ready tô take his place in the team. Just like NaVi did with B1T
2021-04-22 18:06
Why 6th man when you can just get rid of JW
2021-04-22 18:00
1 reply
Lmao, they don't wanna end the contract with JW most likely because of clauses. They will fire him asap when they don't have a contract any more.
2021-04-22 19:43
#30
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Georgia Megobari
who
2021-04-22 18:00
#31
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Let's go Peppe!
2021-04-22 18:00
lmao fnatic joke org at this point save krimz and brollan
2021-04-22 18:01
3 replies
bold prediction of brollan and krimz for 2021. So i guess they vouched for him.
2021-04-22 18:03
1 reply
#56
try | 
Italy ROMAG
Nice try, +device -jw
2021-04-22 18:07
+1 soon NA will be back on top again
2021-04-22 19:11
#37
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Argentina Lukem_Fan
next step: -JW
2021-04-22 18:01
#38
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Italy Er1cz
who
2021-04-22 18:01
ez 4 peppzor
2021-04-22 18:02
who?
2021-04-22 18:02
who?
2021-04-22 18:03
Pepe Julian Onziema
2021-04-22 18:03
1 reply
You are geh.
2021-04-22 18:03
#43
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Russia reguix
xD
2021-04-22 18:03
who?????????
2021-04-22 18:03
RIP JW
2021-04-22 18:03
let's go, but better heap
2021-04-22 18:04
Fnatic in 2021 XD
2021-04-22 18:04
Not good chawzyy or joelxd more promising and young
2021-04-22 18:04
2 replies
give them more time
2021-04-22 22:08
1 reply
yeah they are only 16 and they still got a lot to prove in galaxy racer, atleast chawzyyy.
2021-04-22 23:36
WHO?????
2021-04-22 18:06
#53
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Canada JC_123
EZ for peppzor
2021-04-22 18:06
#55
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Poland HajperCSGO
he very good player actually, dont just look at his mix team hltv stats.
2021-04-22 18:07
#57
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Luxembourg fowkingell
Nice benchwarmer
2021-04-22 18:07
Nice name))
2021-04-22 18:11
Finally! I guess at some point he will permanently replace JW aka .9 rating main AWP
2021-04-22 18:11
🦀 JW out soon 🦀
2021-04-22 18:13
Niiiiiice! such an important move. GL FNATIC!
2021-04-22 18:13
pepe moreno?
2021-04-22 18:13
#65
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Sweden axelious
Wow wierd!
2021-04-22 18:14
#67
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Russia ADisAsstah
i guess someone old gotta go to make place
2021-04-22 18:17
1 reply
Most likely jw will get benched take a break then come back strong
2021-04-22 21:29
#68
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Finland R3ALMM
2021-04-22 18:18
1 reply
He ain’t meant to be the biggest fraggers they already got krimz brollan and jackinho. I think he is just to be a lurker and a nice development. They have played with him a lot and he has potential
2021-04-22 21:29
expected
2021-04-22 18:28
lmfao
2021-04-22 18:29
#75
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Portugal Trisk3lion
-jw?
2021-04-22 18:31
I dont think that this is good sign up. fnatic in 2021, signing FACEIT puggers How the fuck
2021-04-22 18:33
1 reply
#157
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Sweden Probl33m
Brollan Jackinho and Krimz has play alot of small tournments and pugs with him on esportal for months so not just a faceit pugger
2021-04-23 12:37
Should’ve gone for chawzyy and replace jw right away
2021-04-22 18:33
1 reply
#127
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Sweden axelious
He must have been hard to get out of His contract, cant see a reason to take Peppzor over him otherwise
2021-04-22 22:07
ADD DEVICE AS AN AWPER ALREADY.
2021-04-22 18:44
1 reply
no, he sucks
2021-04-22 20:51
lmao yeah, Jackinho should leave soon
2021-04-22 18:48
welcome peppzor, good that fnatic are signing young talents like NIP now, for sure a step in the right direction even if this doesnt work out and it will motivate the rest of the swedish scene!
2021-04-22 18:51
3 replies
#88
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Tunisia Sk1zo10
-JW ?
2021-04-22 18:59
2 replies
they are not going to sub out golden so peppzor in for JW makes sense, I think this will work out because peppzor has a lot of synergy with brollan and krimz and they have trust in him to give him a fair chance, I'm hopeful that with a more reliable anchor player once he gets experience fnatic can get back into top 10 at least
2021-04-22 19:07
1 reply
#96
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Tunisia Sk1zo10
I hope too my friend :) Always Fnatic ♥
2021-04-22 19:24
#85
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Chile nachooww
who?
2021-04-22 18:51
#86
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Sweden axelious
Well it wasnt expected at all!
2021-04-22 18:54
Who?
2021-04-22 19:15
#93
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Poland sosiad
save krimz, please
2021-04-22 19:18
-JW
2021-04-22 19:21
#95
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Norway BijeaN
KICK JW ALREADY.. Anyone else will be better. We've seen enough times that this fnatic squad just ain't gonna do it.
2021-04-22 19:21
5 replies
"Fan of FaZe" and talks about "X squad just ain't gonna do it." KEKW
2021-04-22 19:48
4 replies
#107
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Norway BijeaN
Anyone that ends their statement in "KEKW" just made their statement invalid and pure trash. And u can't compare fnatic to Faze.. Fnatic hasn't seen ANY success since olofmeister was there rofl. In fact you're probably so young you've never seen fnatic been good EVER. Stfu and be an awkward queer somewhere else.
2021-04-22 19:51
3 replies
FaZe = Garbage. Also 0/8, i am most likely older than you lol. KEKW.
2021-04-22 19:56
1 reply
0/8 KEKW
2021-04-22 22:11
Did you know this team has only made top 4 on LANs? This team had a more successful run than FaZe since 2018 bro...
2021-04-23 17:43
#97
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CIS Gerh
"future"
2021-04-22 19:25
Peppezor Peppegas
2021-04-22 19:32
great signing
2021-04-22 19:43
#103
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Chile cristiaan
cool
2021-04-22 19:46
#104
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Bulgaria onegrit
Who tf cars
2021-04-22 19:47
#106
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Dominican Republic NNNumb
who tf is that?
2021-04-22 19:51
wtf are you doing fnatic
2021-04-22 19:58
#110
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Germany ChRiZOwow
Pepsi is better than Coke
2021-04-22 19:59
1 reply
FANTA with Apple> ALL
2021-04-23 02:06
imagine being named Peppe. best name ever
2021-04-22 20:08
at this point anyone is better than jw, so hope fnatic can bounce back and produce some results.
2021-04-22 20:17
😂😂😂FNATIC😂😂😂
2021-04-22 21:02
no Face?
2021-04-22 21:04
I dk why they always sign no name guys, who gonna play like shit
2021-04-22 21:12
LETS GO MY BOY
2021-04-22 21:27
yooo bro dope!
2021-04-22 21:48
they keep it going with the 6man roster wtf? it's proven not to work...
2021-04-22 22:42
1 reply
It worked for Vitality, in the beginning anyway
2021-04-23 18:08
Sweden Peppe "⁠Peppzor⁠" Borak (substitue)
2021-04-22 22:47
Overrated as fck
2021-04-22 23:35
World Health Organisation ????
2021-04-22 23:41
#139
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Ireland Paulatn
peppzor sounds like stomach indigestion tablets lol
2021-04-22 23:57
1 reply
#141
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Hungary Shiron212
lmao
2021-04-23 00:21
#140
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Hungary Shiron212
Wow
2021-04-23 00:21
The boys don't even have photo for their fifth player here on HLTV, now they have signed 2nd guy without. You need to fix this, admins.
2021-04-23 00:25
Interesting signing, was decent on Ancient with znajder and pronax, but didn’t play many games either Weird signing all things considered, but maybe it works
2021-04-23 01:12
golden hopes this well help.... well having above a 1.0 rating would be a start to help there golden (golden's current rating is .91)
2021-04-23 01:18
Jw will get benched soon
2021-04-23 07:40
1 reply
are you a hacker?
2021-04-23 18:10
world health organization?
2021-04-23 09:23
when an italian and a turk have a kid: pepe Börek
2021-04-23 11:12
RIP JDubs
2021-04-23 12:33
#159
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Ukraine slivdNhq
who?
2021-04-23 12:42
this is a nice way of releasing JW slowly from the team it seems.
2021-04-23 12:54
I never heard about this man, I hope that as a 6th player under the eye of player like JW and KRIMZ he will become good in the future, GL fnatic.
2021-04-23 17:34
#167
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Brazil hugoooo
- fnatic signs ⁠Peppzor - one day after NiP signs DEVICE fnatic org must be feeling so low right now
2021-04-23 19:55
DON'T TOUCH JW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hltv.org/forums/threads/2435727/jw-respe..
2021-04-24 00:38
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