cArn: "As long as CS is out there and is a competitive game, fnatic is here to be a top contender"

fnatic’s Chief Gaming Officer and co-owner speaks about reform after one of the lowest points in the team’s history.

As the cream of Counter-Strike gathered in Cologne last month, the community was brimming with excitement at the return of in-person events. This was a moment long awaited after the pandemic had disrupted competitions, testing the patience of players and fans alike during an agonising 16 months of online action. The event was a celebration of Counter-Strike and what makes this a spectacular esport, with its glory, its drama and its moments of individual and collective brilliance.

But for fnatic’s fans, IEM Cologne also offered a painful reminder of how far the team have fallen since their glory days. A household name in Counter-Strike and the second-most successful organisation at Majors, fnatic are navigating the worst crisis in their 16-year history in Counter-Strike. The team started the online era on the right foot, winning ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe, but then fell off a cliff and never recovered, showing quality only in sporadic flashes. The images of fnatic’s players looking dejected after being eliminated from Flashpoint 3 were telling of how difficult the tournament season was for the Swedes.

cArn has been hard at work revamping fnatic's CS:GO section

After appearing in all six LAN events held in the ‘Cathedral of Counter-Strike’ between 2014 and 2019 — and also in last year’s online tournament —, fnatic had to sit this one out and watch from home. And no one was really surprised that they weren’t there.

As the dust settled on IEM Cologne, one of the biggest talking points was how LAN teams like Astralis and FaZe had looked so much more solid and cohesive than in the months leading up to the event. Both teams used all their LAN experience to beat some of the biggest winners of the ‘online era’ and reach the semi-finals of the showpiece competition, making a mockery of crisis talk as the player break approached.

If fnatic are known for anything, it is their ability to perform on LAN. They have 23 relevant titles to their name in CS:GO, including the DreamHack Winter 2013, ESL One Katowice 2015 and ESL One Cologne 2015 Majors, and they had shown in the past an uncanny ability to bounce back from dire situations. But the prospect of a return to a more normal event schedule after the player break, with LANs becoming the norm once again rather than the exception, did not deter fnatic from making major changes. On July 6, it was announced that in-game leader Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim had been benched. Exactly two weeks later, Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell, who had been with fnatic since 2013 (apart from a brief four-month period with GODSENT), was also removed from the starting lineup.

"I think we lost ourselves at some point," Patrik "⁠cArn⁠" Sättermon, fnatic’s Chief Gaming Officer and co-owner, tells HLTV.org about the team’s struggles. "I'm not sure it was a motivation thing; in fact, we worked harder than ever, but our confidence took a great hit as a team and as individuals, and we were never capable of reversing the downward trend, and kept dropping out early at events, a free fall in the world ranking that led to fewer invites or tougher seeds. The consistency we had gained in the team's first six months together was lost, and we didn't manage to regain it.

"I think our team is a LAN team. That's where the majority of our players thrive. It's not an excuse but it's reality. From a tactical standpoint, there have been flaws. The in-game leader has a big role to play in this, just like the coach. There hasn’t been the right amount of cohesion, timings have been off, we’ve been taking risky peeks and throwing away plant situations that we normally wouldn’t.

"Players may be thinking, 'From my side, how can I have the most impact on the game?'. Sometimes, that creates a situation where players care more about what they contribute than about the team. Individually, I also think that several players haven’t been hitting their shots. We haven’t done the necessary damage to the opponents or found the right timings, to get the confidence needed to pick up your team on your shoulders in certain games. We've had too few of those moments.

"It's a cascade of things. Leadership, tactics, and the way the individuals played."

cArn certainly knows what he is talking about. He won several major international titles during the six years that he led fnatic's team, back in CS 1.6. He is a big reason why the Counter-Strike scene associates fnatic with the blue and yellow Swedish flag.

But the world has changed, and fnatic have realised that they must adapt to the new order if they hope to challenge towards the top again. After all, single-nationality rosters seem to be more and more a thing of the past, and Sweden, once the biggest talent factory in the game, has produced very few international-calibre players in recent years. Without surprise, fnatic are taking the international route after almost a decade in which the team was exclusively made up of Swedish players.

"This has been in consideration for a while," cArn reveals. "The fact is that fnatic Counter-Strike is the only team within the organisation that has a single-nationality roster. And this is obviously an outcome of a quite successful and rich history of solid Swedish players — and, to some degree, Danish players — in both 1.6 and CS:GO.

"Now is the time to think bigger and more long-term. What kind of an organisation do we want to be? The fact is that we are not a Swedish organisation, we are a global organisation with offices and staff around the world. Is it likely that some players out there with the best mechanics, or that tomorrow's best in-game leaders, might not have a Swedish passport and a flag that is yellow and blue?

"As long as you're willing to travel, you're a hard worker, you're willing to become a great teammate and you have excellent skill in one or more key areas, then you might be a great fit for fnatic. And we're proving this in every title."

Part of cArn’s job as Chief Gaming Officer is to identify patterns. That helps him make key strategic decisions related to fnatic’s esports department, including choosing which games to invest in and picking the right players for each team. As fnatic’s Counter-Strike team went into crisis mode, he rolled up his sleeves and went to work.

With the benefit of hindsight, cArn admits that perhaps he should not have waited this long to pull the trigger on these changes. But he explains that he saw signs that the team would find a way to work through the issues, like it had done many times before.

"As weird as it might sound, I respect the decisions that were being made," he says. "The group was aligned and a lot of work was put into it, but that belief was never translated into results.

"From the outside, you saw a team losing and dropping down in the rankings, but on the inside, you saw a hard-working group that was very stoic in their approach and practical in the way it solved problems. That makes someone like myself think that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

"But at some point you have to realize the repetitiveness of it. From a practice standpoint, we were probably playing some of our best CS of the last years in scrims, but we were not able to exercise that when it mattered. In some cases, we did not show up on the day; in others, we lost very tight overtime games."

When he started planning for the future, cArn immediately knew that he wanted the new-look fnatic to be built around two specific players: Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin, who recently signed a three-year contract that will keep him with the organisation until 2024, and Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson, who has been a stalwart for the team for several years and has missed only one of the last six HLTV Top 20 lists.

Brollan recently signed a new contract until 2024

Rumours have been swirling in recent weeks that fnatic have set their sights on former Cloud9 duo Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin and William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman. The former briefly toyed with the idea of switching to VALORANT after the failed ‘Colossus’ experiment but has decided to give CS:GO another shot and is hopeful of proving that he can lead a team without Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut to success, while the latter has been tearing up the tier-two scene with Endpoint, averaging a 1.22 rating since he joined the British outfit.

cArn only wishes to speak in broader terms about the profile of players he is after. As he looks to bring fnatic a level of sustained success that he claims international teams have struggled to achieve in Counter-Strike, he is targeting an in-game leader with experience in piecing together "numerous ways of playing and numerous cultures that should coexist in a team."

"There are cultural and linguistic challenges if you’re trying to put together five star players with nothing tying them together other than the fact that they know how to play the game," he says. "That can maybe result in a successful period of two or three months, but then the team typically cracks.

"We are looking deeply into the kind of leadership that we want to have and, more importantly, we want to have a support structure around the team that can make a daily impact on the development of every individual.

"I think it’s fair to say that the market of in-game leaders that are compatible with an international team is quite scarce. But we’re very comfortable with the way we have thought about this."

But these are not the only changes that the team will undergo in the off-season. Head coach Andreas "⁠Samuelsson⁠" Samuelsson is transitioning to a team director role in the organisation and will be managing the entire Counter-Strike division. As for Jack "⁠Jackinho⁠" Ström Mattsson, cArn says that fnatic "still believe" in the player and want to continue to aid his development. The 22-year-old joined fnatic in January as a promising hybrid player that could hold his own with the AWP, but he was not quite able to show his talents during the tournament season, in part because of the uncertainty over the sniper role in the team.

fnatic hope to forge a strong relationship between the main team and the new academy squad, which was somewhat hastily put together before the start of the WePlay Academy League and includes players from four different countries. The outside expectations for fnatic Rising weren't that high, especially considering how much of a head start some of the other academy projects had, but the team have been surprisingly competitive in the tournament. With an 8-6 record, they finished the regular season in fourth place and have secured a spot in the grand final of the Play-In Stage. Iulian "⁠regali⁠" Harjău, the second-highest-rated player of the tournament so far, seems to be a star in the making.

Like many other organisations, fnatic believe that a strong academy project is a good way to help create a sustainable ecosystem for Counter-Strike esports. They were one of the pioneers of the academy craze in 2016, but the team, despite achieving international success, ended up disbanding in the summer of 2017 after their two most promising players, Golden and David "⁠Jayzwalkingz⁠" Kempner, were offered big breaks in fnatic’s main squad and Renegades, respectively. In 2018, fnatic’s attempt to revive the academy project through a partnership with reality show GAMERZ lasted only six months.

"We're working with WePlay to create this academy circuit, a meaningful place, a place for people to get proven, the same infrastructure that I wish we had thought about maybe five years ago," cArn says.

"Imagine now if you're an up-and-coming player and you can get a team like fnatic behind your back, helping you to become a better player. At the end of the day, developing players is the sole reason for our existence. We became what we are today because we believe in young players and in our ability to level people up.

"The likes of JW and flusha — who were they in 2013 before they joined? They were up-and-coming players. Look at Rekkles and Caps in League of Legends, look at DJ in Dota. We have not felt the need to always be in the market and buy the absolute biggest proven names because we have helped to create some of these names. We want to expand on that.

"I don't think we're late to the party. And it's not about winning the first season, but about building a strong academy that I think future stars will emerge from."

As much success as the blue and yellow flag has brought to fnatic over the years, taking a fresh approach was a necessary move to snap a 16-month title drought that certainly ranks as one of the lowest points in the team’s history. Some of the recent decisions — the unyielding faith on an underperforming roster, the strange addition of Peppe "⁠Peppzor⁠" Borak as a sixth player or the late announcement of an academy squad — had led many to wonder whether fnatic had grown complacent.

But cArn insists that no one is resting on their laurels.

"We're putting a lot of gunpowder into this project and that is never going to change," he says. "As long as CS is out there and is a competitive game, with people who care about it and great players to pick up, fnatic is here to be a top contender. By no means are we happy.

"There are only a few organisations that have been successful over an extended period of time. We are looking to continue the journey that we started 16 years ago. For us, the show goes on, the hard work continues, and we remain loyal to Counter-Strike as an esport.

"When the dust eventually settles, we want history to show that we have been the most consistently performing organisation that the world has seen. So far, that is somewhat the case, but a lot of work still needs to go in. We are very hopeful and we're very happy that we have so many fans out there on this journey."

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
860
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Sweden David 'Jayzwalkingz' Kempner
David 'Jayzwalkingz' Kempner
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
330
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Jack 'Jackinho' Ström Mattsson
Jack 'Jackinho' Ström Mattsson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
121
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1649
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1879
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Peppe 'Peppzor' Borak
Peppe 'Peppzor' Borak
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
67
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
842
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1026
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Romania Iulian 'regali' Harjău
Iulian 'regali' Harjău
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
61
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Patrik 'cArn' Sättermon
Patrik 'cArn' Sättermon
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.73
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.10
United Kingdom William 'mezii' Merriman
William 'mezii' Merriman
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
364
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
legend.
2021-08-02 13:13
9 replies
no
2021-08-02 13:14
5 replies
Top contender lmao
2021-08-02 13:18
1 reply
yes
2021-08-02 13:38
no? you are more retarded than cuddleslut
2021-08-02 16:52
2 replies
LOL
2021-08-02 21:04
+1
2021-08-02 21:56
#5
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India OOFmiester
Fnatic +KennyS POG
2021-08-02 13:14
Fnatic is #60
2021-08-02 13:16
+1. Bestest CS1.6 IGL
2021-08-02 19:13
I can't remember international team that has been winning constantly or made an era, can you?
2021-08-02 13:14
17 replies
mouz end of 2019 were #1 for over 3 months but other than that not really and maybe faze with karrigan in 2017-2018 and maybe faze will soon
2021-08-02 13:23
11 replies
#31
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Denmark pebblez
mousesports have never achieved the #1 rank.
2021-08-02 13:27
6 replies
well they were 2nd and winning tons of stuff
2021-08-02 13:28
1 reply
#34
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Denmark pebblez
idk, they won 3 events, only 1 EPL was a Big event and then they lost the next big event they played to Vitality.
2021-08-02 13:30
#33
allu | 
Europe JUNlOR
they made like 6 grand finals in a row (not every event was tier 1 but still), surprising they didn't get #1.
2021-08-02 13:30
2 replies
Well, you cannot say that Astralis didn't deserve #1 spot tho.
2021-08-02 15:22
Most weren't tier 1.
2021-08-02 19:54
They were, after the first tournament of 2020 - don't remember the name, Ice challenge maybe. Mouz won this tournament, Electronic got the Mvp
2021-08-02 22:11
#147
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Australia tox1c3k
No Astralis were dominant still at that time with wins at blast global finals, iem beijing and Ecs season 8. Mouse were definatly 2nd at the latter half of the year but they had some poor results like at the starladder major and astralis accumulated higher placements.
2021-08-03 01:35
3 replies
well yeah but i meant the mid october-december when they won absolutely everything
2021-08-03 14:42
2 replies
#171
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Australia tox1c3k
Yeah but mouse only won 2/5 of the last premier events from november till december with Astralis having 2 events and vitality with 1. They didnt really win everything and I dont count cs summit 5 cause that had barely any top teams.
2021-08-04 06:45
1 reply
oh yeah so it would seem, i remembered that they won epicenter aswell
2021-08-04 11:59
not enough good swedish talent means no full swedish team at tier 1
2021-08-02 14:52
2 replies
There would have been if Fnatic actually introduced new talent to the scene instead of reusing old players (with the exception of brollan). Now they need to accept that they are going to be shit for a while as they train new talent instead of going with a teir 4 international roster.
2021-08-03 16:25
1 reply
+1 i hate the recycling too, finally now teams are starting to sign new faces.
2021-08-03 17:17
Faze era?
2021-08-02 18:42
Faze were pretty good
2021-08-02 18:48
#4
FalleN | 
Brazil shere
true
2021-08-02 13:14
3 replies
#73
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Korea yokol
legend carN , spawn heaton go back csgo pls neo edward zet potin dsn get_right delpan markeloff zeus
2021-08-02 15:42
2 replies
no let them enjoy retirement in peace
2021-08-02 19:10
Never heard of Potin before.
2021-08-03 09:42
Pog
2021-08-02 13:14
#7
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Germany Nachofish
very Pog
2021-08-02 13:16
"Top" NOIDONTTHINKSO
2021-08-02 13:14
7 replies
#10
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Germany Nachofish
never doubt the god org YESIDOTHINKSO
2021-08-02 13:15
6 replies
Swedish org cmonBruh bruuuuuuuuuuuh
2021-08-02 13:17
5 replies
#18
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Germany Nachofish
I am a being beyond the very concepts of Mortaliy or Age cmonBruh broooo
2021-08-02 13:18
bro fnatic is not swedish org?
2021-08-02 13:20
3 replies
my bad. UK org TwaT
2021-08-02 13:22
2 replies
but you can make it a swedish org if you want
2021-08-02 13:23
1 reply
cmonBruh SWEDES
2021-08-02 15:34
#9
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United Arab Emirates Gooneev
Dairy
2021-08-02 13:15
expected but good to see
2021-08-02 13:15
Roger that!!!
2021-08-02 13:15
#14
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India skyl4rk
Nt
2021-08-02 13:17
top contender in tier 3 and if lucky tier 2
2021-08-02 13:17
1 reply
1st good com
2021-08-02 19:11
HenryG said also C9 is a LAN team. With only 2 players that were actually on LAN before. LUL This is such an excuse statement. You can say "we perform better on LAN" but that doesn't justify to becoming crap
2021-08-02 13:19
9 replies
#56
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Hong Kong Odravkeo
That is true. Although after everything went online you could see that the players were disinterested in playing
2021-08-02 14:32
4 replies
Well, maybe, but you should remember that you need to pass ONLINE quals for LAN tournaments. And if you can't I don't think that you'll perform much better here. You can say like "FaZe aNd aStRaLiS PlAyEd oN CoLoGnE WaY BeTtEr", but it's just one tournament. Who knows, maybe FaZe/Astralis will fuck up at other tournaments and they just overperformed at Cologne.
2021-08-02 15:30
3 replies
#103
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
And for all we know gambit had a shit tournament. Top 6 isn’t bad for a first lan plus every team researching them and antistrating them because number 1, and plus the amount of pressure on them because they’re “onliners” and 80% of the squad are under 21
2021-08-02 17:38
2 replies
#131
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North America 007DBR9
but gambit still do seem like onliners
2021-08-02 20:00
1 reply
#146
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
Give it a couple of majors and we will see Edit: I mean LANs not majors
2021-08-03 00:29
#116
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Brazil hugoooo
How dare you compare a legend with a caster?
2021-08-02 18:40
3 replies
Who is the Legend and who is the caster? I see only trash
2021-08-02 19:03
2 replies
Jesus, u might be a newfag.
2021-08-02 22:50
1 reply
You might be a fangirl
2021-08-03 09:02
nah bro
2021-08-02 13:22
Kappa
2021-08-02 13:22
This helps me restore a little faith in fnatic. I just need some positive signs. Idc if they go out last, i just wanna see improvements every tournament
2021-08-02 13:23
legends never die !!!! Fnatic gonna bounce back.
2021-08-02 13:24
xaxaxaxa fnatic
2021-08-02 13:26
Legendary Org
2021-08-02 13:27
good statement, respect
2021-08-02 13:27
ZZZZZZ
2021-08-02 13:30
good luck. in 2021 its hard to justify an entire counter strike team with coaches and management in place and pay them all top dollars like they think they deserve when the money isnt there anymore
2021-08-02 13:35
Then proceed to sign 2 British players, lmao
2021-08-02 13:35
POG CARN ALIVE
2021-08-02 13:36
too late
2021-08-02 13:38
#41
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Sweden axelious
Nice interview!
2021-08-02 13:39
FNATIC top contender in 2021" hahahahahahahah
2021-08-02 13:40
6 replies
suck my peen
2021-08-02 13:48
3 replies
fuck you sweden
2021-08-02 14:49
2 replies
no fuck you denmark
2021-08-02 17:15
1 reply
No fuck you sweden
2021-08-03 11:53
#70
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Europe bevern
Maybe late 2021 if its work. I think they gonna be atleast top 40 2022.
2021-08-02 15:36
1 reply
HAHAHAH
2021-08-03 11:53
the legend
2021-08-02 13:44
Carn knows what to do about it!
2021-08-02 13:46
#46
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Brazil ztxizhan
as long as jackinho in the lineup, fnatic wouldnt go anywhere. He came from nowhere and still havent proven anything yet. kicking flusha, JW, and Golden again is the worst decision.
2021-08-02 13:56
1 reply
Flusha left and JW has been a bot/detriment for a long time.
2021-08-02 17:54
Good to hear, legendary org, wouldn't imagine that i'm gonna say it one day tbh but: lets go fnatic lol
2021-08-02 14:02
#48
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Serbia Dusan837
+XANTARES +ALEX
2021-08-02 14:03
carn talking with Kappa face
2021-08-02 14:06
fnatic always on top
2021-08-02 14:09
xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2021-08-02 14:15
carn dsn gux f0rest get_right best fnatic lineup
2021-08-02 14:21
3 replies
+1
2021-08-02 14:28
+1
2021-08-02 16:15
+1
2021-08-04 21:21
lol
2021-08-02 14:24
carn singsing alicexz gorgc bamboe best fnatic lineup
2021-08-02 14:30
1 reply
#88
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_-
-alicexz +AdmiralBulldog
2021-08-02 16:32
I cant confirm this.. CS isnt what used to be - I miss CSGO 2012-16 I cant even call proffesionals most of new generation players
2021-08-02 14:33
5 replies
#112
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Brazil hugoooo
2012 (both 1.6 and CSGO) and 2013 (CSGO) sucked so damn hard, not gonna lie... CSGO started to become decent (overall) in 2014
2021-08-02 18:20
4 replies
You are old user, smart & hard fan of CS 1.6, i know you since '09, '10 but you are wrong for this. CS 1.6 was updated in 2013 to bad ( Valve decision, just to switch to CSGO), and competitive scene was official death that year - truth is CS 1.6 was alive with competitive scene in 2012, last breathing CS:GO was new game back then, but was entertaining for playing ( it had bugs ye ) and scene was pretty new, because most of CS 16 teams made transition to CSGO ( a lot of events, StarLadder etc.) The problem is what im saying CSGO 2012-16, because that period csgo wasnt only tapping/awp game, but recquired a lot of skill ( dont get me wrong, it was impossible every 2nd player to be pro like now) Valve did smth to this game after 2017, made tapping hs pistol rounds, deagle tapping, changed sounds, changed angle peek, sg nerf/buff, and many more things but most important they did smth to accuracy, giving opportunity for awpers to shine - and u can see it very easy S1mple, device, zywoo are without competition at top, while riflers are nowhere and are much inconsistent Tell me, how it was possible within 2 years, olofmeister from top1 (2015-rifler) to go to top19(2017) ? You know GeT_RiGhT(rifler), f0rest(rifler), legends, myths ? They didnt even reach top20 in 2017 haha :)) Its criminal if u say they forgot to play CS in a year
2021-08-02 19:26
3 replies
Olof had injury and never recovered fully. GTR also had injury but was never the same raw talent like Olof. Also GTR have Chron’s that got really bad after 2015, he declined slowly over the years while Olofs case was the opposite - never even close to the same player after his injurybreak. Forest just played for the wrong teams, he is atleast a top 20 player skillwise even today.
2021-08-03 14:51
2 replies
Okay, all they had injury in same time & wrong teams ye ye for sure my bruh they became brainless in a year - NEO, flamie, cajunb, shox, NBK, Happy, flusha, dennis, Snax, pasha, kioshima, byali, Xizt, Dosia, Edward, Hiko, ScreaM, fer, fnx, coldzera, Kjaerbye, TAZ, AdreN, rain, boltz, shoowtime and many more
2021-08-03 15:38
1 reply
You did not adress anything I wrote sir. Not sure what your point is with all the namedropping of players that at a certain time was indeed great players. Some have declined in skill, stagnated, not kept up with meta or did not practice enough. All natural. :)
2021-08-04 19:34
IF you sign non Swedes, you are DONE MATE, FOOOKING DONE.
2021-08-02 14:34
1 reply
+1 But I remember when they went Danish, I think I have no real problem with them trying out players from other countries as long as I actually *like* the players they sign, I loved friis back in the day but sadly mezzii and ALEX suck
2021-08-02 15:38
#61
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Sweden MalcomReed
carn the legend
2021-08-02 14:58
fuck carn, when fnatic abused the bug on overpass he tweeted 'this is cs' really? abusing bugs to win a game is what makes cs great? lost all respect
2021-08-02 15:13
8 replies
It was simply the creativity of the fnatic players that found this boost, and used it so well that they brought back a 13-3 match.
2021-08-02 15:36
6 replies
#90
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France Uexo
and lost because it was an unfair abuse (I love cArn tho)
2021-08-02 16:40
5 replies
They didn't lose, cry more like NBK did.
2021-08-02 19:50
4 replies
3 replies
they forfeited the match because people were hating. LDLC used the same type of bug as fnatic did in the same match on the same map.
2021-08-02 20:39
2 replies
#138
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France Uexo
true but they didn't won 13 rounds in a row with it
2021-08-02 21:18
1 reply
They need to be better with it then((
2021-08-03 01:45
#85
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United States jack4000
flair checks out
2021-08-02 16:23
#63
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Chile cristiaan
GL
2021-08-02 15:14
#65
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Hungary Shiron212
Sad to see fnatic in it's current state I hope they are going to bounce back to the top soon
2021-08-02 15:28
Very sad, hopefully they'll sign Xizt to get them out of this state
2021-08-02 15:35
#71
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Finland itsRolezki
Legendary org, players falling off from top sadly so i don't think so Mr. cArn
2021-08-02 15:37
I just think Sweden doesnt have any amazing talents anymore. Its no more that sweden has a hugw internet advantage as they had and past so it will bw difficult
2021-08-02 15:52
1 reply
It also has a lot to do with the weather & general economics. If you can afford doing little besides playing this game, you get good if you want to. And the weather makes Swedes want to stay inside most of the year. It should be the same for Norway & Finland, but maybe their CS culture is a lot weaker in those countries.
2021-08-03 00:17
-JW -Golden -Jackinho +KennyS +coldzera +Xantares Top 1? ofc not, but it would be a pleasure to see this guys playing under fnatic flag.
2021-08-02 15:53
so is he saying cs is not out there anymore? tldr
2021-08-02 16:01
#77
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World MattAaA
cArn such a legend..
2021-08-02 16:02
no?
2021-08-02 16:09
And there’s money in it
2021-08-02 16:11
This guy is amazing
2021-08-02 16:14
legend
2021-08-02 16:15
#83
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Poland Simpliq
fnatic top contender that loses in snow sweet snow quarter finals
2021-08-02 16:16
2 replies
pact > fnatic
2021-08-03 18:14
1 reply
#169
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Poland Simpliq
not far fron the truth xd
2021-08-03 18:36
Gl
2021-08-02 16:16
sorry mr carn, but youre a little bit delusional
2021-08-02 16:23
but it's not
2021-08-02 16:27
#89
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United Kingdom Not_0racle
So what your saying is they are looking for the greatest?
2021-08-02 16:38
#91
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France Uexo
announce changes already mr c0rn
2021-08-02 16:42
"As long as we can pay players these absurd wages and still be in profit - we will compete" / k0rn
2021-08-02 17:03
Solid top 30 team
2021-08-02 17:04
DJ pride of the philippines!
2021-08-02 17:04
#97
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Russia ToughGuy
ah yes lan excuse
2021-08-02 17:19
chilli con cArn
2021-08-02 17:23
cArn,f0rest,Gux,dsn,GeT_RiGhT
2021-08-02 17:25
who?
2021-08-02 17:25
2 replies
fnatic’s Chief Gaming Officer and co-owner
2021-08-02 17:26
Please tell me you know who cArn is...
2021-08-03 09:44
who?
2021-08-02 17:31
4 replies
#105
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Ukraine Xe0m
u know f0rest but dont know cArn? poser ebaniy
2021-08-02 17:53
3 replies
norm ya xoxla zabaitil
2021-08-02 18:16
2 replies
#110
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Ukraine Xe0m
mi ves lubim cs i cybersport, razgovarivaem na odnom yazike, a nekotorie do sih por delyat na hohlov, kacapov, vatnikov, moskaley... clown
2021-08-02 18:18
1 reply
brat ti che obidelsya? ya j lubya. u menya luchshiy drug xoxol, on axyennee vsex russkix
2021-08-02 18:20
keep lying to yourself
2021-08-02 17:39
#106
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Brazil Z1DAN
just hallzerk krimz lekr0 f0rest brollan can save this org
2021-08-02 17:53
#109
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Brazil hugoooo
If he signs ALEX after saying this, it will be fucking hilarious
2021-08-02 18:18
#113
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Ireland kdorek
They did -Golden -JW, so there might be some actual intent behind those words!
2021-08-02 18:29
I love fnatic. huge fan.
2021-08-02 18:31
#115
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Hungary szia
top 60 = top contender
2021-08-02 18:31
Who cares?
2021-08-02 18:55
#121
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Hong Kong Opekp
Fnatic kid wrote this LOL
2021-08-02 18:59
cope
2021-08-02 19:06
yeah good one
2021-08-02 20:03
No
2021-08-02 20:32
yes this is why u sign alex and mezzi
2021-08-02 20:46
#137
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Brazil cadik
LEGEND all respect to that guy
2021-08-02 21:10
Good to hear)
2021-08-03 00:10
This dude needs to check the rankings and recent results. They are in no way contending anything whatsoever atm. PR at its worst.
2021-08-03 00:14
#145
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Poland SebL
Good to read an interview with him, he surely knows what he is talking about. Also good to hear that fnatic still cares about CS:GO, because things have been really weird lately.
2021-08-03 00:25
So CS is not out here and is not competetive anymore or what?
2021-08-03 02:19
Carn will always be one of the greatest members of the cs society.
2021-08-03 06:39
indeeed. LAN team
2021-08-03 09:31
#153
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Slovakia EvErisT
<3
2021-08-03 09:40
fnatic xantares fnatic wox1c fnatic henry g
2021-08-03 14:51
#162
akez | 
Finland 0lter
Time to think bigger? What, are they hiring Hiko?
2021-08-03 15:48
#165
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United States Shr3y
Not gonna happen with this roster
2021-08-03 17:31
HAHAHHAHAHA JUST CAME HERE TO LAUGH. this is the worst roster in fnatic history, what do u mean think bigger?
2021-08-03 17:51
1 reply
To be fair Alex and Mezii are miles better than JW and Golden
2021-08-03 23:22
weird flex but ok
2021-08-03 18:16
Hate carn for kicking out f0rest
2021-08-04 11:06
can't be top contender if u have tier 3 team
2021-08-05 15:49
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