fnatic go international with addition of ALEX, mezii

The British duo round out fnatic’s roster, putting an end to the team fielding full Swedish lineups for the first time since 2013.

fnatic has inked deals with former Cloud9 duo Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin and William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman to round out the starting five after moving Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell and Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim to the bench in July. The signing of the two British players comes as the organization announced a move towards an international roster, and although the team will still have a Swedish core in Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson, Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin and Jack "⁠Jackinho⁠" Ström Mattsson, shifting to English communication marks a new path for fnatic, something which is also seen in their new international academy squad, fnatic Rising.

"After the first careful consideration, we decided that our best way forward would be to adopt an international lineup to ensure our purpose and vision would best be met," coach Andreas "⁠Samuelsson⁠" Samuelsson said about signing the British players. "We have a huge amount of respect and admiration for the Swedish CS:GO scene, however, we felt an international lineup would provide us with many more options and greater flexibility for the future. Our first challenge following that decision was to find an experienced and dedicated IGL who shared our vision on how best to succeed in a modern CS era.

"Following that search, I’m very pleased to announce that we have signed ALEX, who we feel fits perfectly into that role within the new international structure. Alex is highly skilled, has a vast amount of experience, and is renowned for his professional IGL approach.

"To build on that, we also wanted to fulfill the role of the hungry up-and-coming player who shared our drive and ambition. At this point we’d been following mezii for a long period and we felt that he has everything it takes to become one of the best rifle players in the game. Not only do we feel that William is extremely versatile, but paired with great communication skills and being regarded as a proficient teammate, we feel he has huge potential."

ALEX will take the reins of fnatic as the team's new in-game leader

ALEX and mezii will both be eager to prove their worth back at the top with fnatic after their previous venture together in Cloud9, where the two played in late 2020 and early 2021, ended up with Cloud9 shuttering its CS:GO division as strain built up at the height of the coronavirus pandemic and the high expectations for the squad, dubbed The Colossus by General Manager Henry "⁠HenryG⁠" Greer, weren’t met.

mezii lost no time returning to activity after the end of his tenure with Cloud9, and has been showing good form in the lower rungs of top European competition by averaging a strong 1.22 rating since joining Endpoint in April. "I'm excited to finally announce that I've joined the fnatic family!," mezii said. "I've achieved a lot with the Endpoint boys and wish them the best going forward! I'm ready to grind with this great international roster and represent new colours under a historic organization."

The French-British IGL, who made a name for himself leading LDLC and later the accomplished Vitality squad, with whom he won cs_summit 4, ECS Season 7 Finals and EPICENTER 2019, has been absent from servers ever since the end of his run with Cloud9, on the other hand, and his last matches on record date all the way back to the international squad's failed ESL Pro League Season 13 bid in March.

"It is with immense pride that I join fnatic," ALEX said of his next step as the team’s new in-game leader.

"I am honored to be given the opportunity to represent such a legendary team. I have nothing but respect for the legacy the past teams have created here and I know that there are big shoes to fill. I am looking forward to working alongside fnatic to develop the team’s performance both on and off the server.

"To say that I’m excited would be an understatement. Being given the chance to help rebuild fnatic into a title-winning team again is a big challenge but a fun one that I will take on with enthusiasm. I want to get back to winning ways here at fnatic and I will give my all to do so. To the people that have supported me so far, I would like to thank you for your continuous kind words and energy."

This move falls in line with what Patrik "⁠cArn⁠" Sättermon, fnatic’s Chief Gaming Officer, recently told HLTV in regards to the team’s direction, as the organization’s commitment to fielding a top Counter-Strike squad remains unwavering.

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

"Now is the time to think bigger and more long-term," cArn said. "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."

With ALEX and mezii, fnatic’s roster is currently:

Sweden Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson
Sweden Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin
Sweden Jack "⁠Jackinho⁠" Ström Mattsson
United Kingdom Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin
United Kingdom William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman

Sweden Andreas "⁠Samuelsson⁠" Samuelsson (coach)

Sweden Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell (benched)
Sweden Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim (benched)

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 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
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1026
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
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
#1
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Denmark pebblez
cool
2021-08-03 17:00
42 replies
Poggg
2021-08-03 17:01
20 replies
#34
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Denmark pebblez
ye but idk just looks so weird seeing a swedish-british mix
2021-08-03 17:02
19 replies
+1
2021-08-03 17:03
8 replies
disappointing to not see a full swedish fnatic
2021-08-03 17:03
7 replies
fnatic is the new g2 and nip is vitality
2021-08-03 17:20
1 reply
+11
2021-08-03 19:33
Swedish market is pretty weak rn
2021-08-03 18:02
3 replies
Ofcourse it is weak, when it is full with puggers
2021-08-03 18:18
2 replies
2021-08-03 18:50
1 reply
Pugchamp
2021-08-04 09:35
and who would of you picked up LOL
2021-08-03 23:18
fuck
2021-08-03 17:03
Kinda makes sense since fanatic is a British org
2021-08-03 17:06
1 reply
Yeah. That is the reason lol
2021-08-03 17:43
PewDiePie said hi
2021-08-03 17:16
#236
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Germany KongoOtto
WHADDUP NOW SWEDES? WOOOOO
2021-08-03 18:08
4 replies
This meme is more alive than ever now with nip and fnatic both gone international
2021-08-03 18:47
1 reply
nip is very international yes
2021-08-03 20:29
#342
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Canada AyyyJayyy
lmfao
2021-08-03 20:55
I miss this meme
2021-08-03 23:35
4kings was british/nordic forever
2021-08-04 10:37
Save krimz
2021-08-03 17:02
11 replies
#43
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Denmark pebblez
brollan is better than krimz and i think this team could be decent, good igl, a super talented star brollan, experienced good guy krimz, upcoming talent of messi and jackinho idk kinda weak link but he showed some cool moves with the awp
2021-08-03 17:03
10 replies
ye but idk just looks so weird seeing a swedish-british mix
2021-08-03 17:05
1 reply
#55
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Denmark pebblez
+1
2021-08-03 17:05
#119
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Sweden Mejtz
messi upcoming talent? :O
2021-08-03 17:21
2 replies
#164
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North America 007DBR9
sheeeeeeesh
2021-08-03 17:41
nip has ronaldo, fnatic has messi
2021-08-04 10:55
well put
2021-08-03 18:08
Save Brollan, then...
2021-08-03 18:47
#310
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Poland Menaheer
-ronaldinho +mhl
2021-08-03 19:51
Well, Jackinho didnt really have time to shine with the old roster, since JW was "in the way" and with the rest of the team just lacking in everything. Allthough in the ending month/-s he did manage to put up a fair couple of games where he shined so I dont think he is gonna be dead weight at least. (like JW kinda was at the end)
2021-08-03 20:00
I are agrees with you
2021-08-03 21:15
swedish scene = na UK will make this team worthy
2021-08-03 17:04
6 replies
bruh, who would ever expect that one day UK cs would save Sweden scene LOL
2021-08-03 18:46
2 replies
so when is brazil gonna start being decent again?
2021-08-03 20:29
1 reply
Never
2021-08-03 23:17
Sweden 4 majors NA 1 major KEK
2021-08-03 23:18
2 replies
US most powerful country in the world. Ohh, we are talking about cs, my bad.
2021-08-04 02:48
1 reply
us should be good at cs, the amount of it they did irl in the cold war
2021-08-04 10:58
Such a bad move... FNC management is useless
2021-08-04 09:33
1 reply
+1
2021-08-04 16:14
#2
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Indonesia LosD
POG
2021-08-03 17:00
4 replies
PogU
2021-08-03 17:16
3 replies
PogU
2021-08-03 17:30
2 replies
PagChomp
2021-08-03 18:06
1 reply
#278
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Russia Voldarck
PoogChump
2021-08-03 18:58
solid tier3 team krimz again 1vs9
2021-08-03 17:03
9 replies
#65
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Czech Republic JameS_19
Krimz? If 1v9, then Brollan, but no. Jacking I was looking really decent, he was 2nd best player during 2021, Brollan is really good, and Krimz was looking decent last year.
2021-08-03 17:07
3 replies
Nobody looks decent when jacking
2021-08-03 17:45
2 replies
Hah n1
2021-08-03 19:00
#340
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Slovakia Daev0n
lmao really underrated comment
2021-08-03 20:51
not 1v9 but only brollan is agressive on this lineup... this will not work... On NIP they have too many agressive players, on fnatic too many passive players... jezus ., the management is trash on this teams..
2021-08-03 17:52
3 replies
#341
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Slovakia Daev0n
ALEX is also aggressive wdym
2021-08-03 20:51
2 replies
#379
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Netherlands JUNG13
Aggressive in TeamSpeak, not in the server Tbh I think Alex is a fraud, who got carried by zywoo long time ago, so everyone thinks he's a good IGL but ever since he was kicked from Vita, all he managed to do was screwing up a few people's careers and making one really big org quit CS scene all together
2021-08-04 01:10
1 reply
+1 still good for t2 t1,5 teams but people put him on the same level has gla1ve f.e.
2021-08-04 16:05
krimz 1v9 since 2016
2021-08-03 18:09
Ok
2021-08-03 17:00
1 reply
#166
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Korea yokol
-meziii +xantaressssssssssssss -meziii +xantaressssssssssssss -meziii +xantaressssssssssssss
2021-08-03 17:41
#5
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Turkmenistan mitt@
no1 cares
2021-08-03 17:00
8 replies
i car
2021-08-03 17:05
#68
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Czech Republic JameS_19
I care
2021-08-03 17:07
Wtf fellow turkmen)) I car
2021-08-03 17:34
#180
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Sweden cslipo
my car
2021-08-03 17:46
im car
2021-08-03 18:00
race car
2021-08-03 19:07
VRRRROOMMMMMM *switch gear* VRROOOOOOOMMMMMM
2021-08-03 19:10
#376
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Japan ang9r5193
i 🚗
2021-08-04 00:21
LOL
2021-08-03 17:00
#7
NAF | 
United Kingdom tpsa
nice
2021-08-03 17:00
#8
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Indonesia begalracer
British marching on
2021-08-03 17:00
Damn
2021-08-03 17:00
Rip Swedish fnatic
2021-08-03 17:01
10 replies
Yea it was rip a year ago but thanks for stopping by. Covid killed it
2021-08-03 17:20
9 replies
#167
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North America 007DBR9
yep big sad, glad I started following cs at malmo 2019 though, it was great watching their run
2021-08-03 17:42
8 replies
Might be delusional but if they kept LAN up I think they would all still be together in top 20. Fuck China, fuck Covid
2021-08-03 17:43
7 replies
#174
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North America 007DBR9
+1
2021-08-03 17:44
last sentence based
2021-08-03 17:48
*fuck Chinese government (emphasis on the government)
2021-08-03 21:55
4 replies
no, we must assault chinese citizens for clearly they are responsible, highest trasnmission factor, not airways but sweet and sour.
2021-08-04 11:01
3 replies
Extremely reasonable and well thought through view I rate American out of 8
2021-08-04 11:22
2 replies
don't think it was just america sadly
2021-08-04 21:39
1 reply
Why’d you have to have a solid point :/
2021-08-04 22:13
pol
2021-08-03 17:01
kekw
2021-08-03 17:01
Briish top 30
2021-08-03 17:01
#15
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Lithuania eimantas24
nice
2021-08-03 17:01
#16
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United Kingdom MikeLCHV
Pog
2021-08-03 17:01
#17
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Italy steven513
Dawg wtf gg
2021-08-03 17:01
+ XANTARES? GARBAGE ORGANIZATION OFC
2021-08-03 17:01
4 replies
think its better to add people who speak english
2021-08-03 17:29
3 replies
#149
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Chile cap_
+1 just take a look on xantare's tweets
2021-08-03 17:34
But Xantares has been speaking English for his entire time at big
2021-08-03 17:36
1 reply
2021-08-03 18:05
Pog
2021-08-03 17:01
#20
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Estonia f0ntz
pog
2021-08-03 17:01
can't be any worse than online era fnatic, looking forward to see what mezii can do!
2021-08-03 17:01
Woooooooo come on the boys
2021-08-03 17:01
What a suprise
2021-08-03 17:01
Fnatic up or down
2021-08-03 17:01
2 replies
#225
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Norway FeeBA
up up down down left right left right B A start
2021-08-03 18:03
Fnatic gang fnatic gang fnatic gang fnatic gang
2021-08-03 18:48
#25
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South America _matiaasss
still a bad team.
2021-08-03 17:01
#26
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Bulgaria goshyy
EXPECTED, GOOD LUCK!
2021-08-03 17:01
lmfao bye fnatic, see you never in the top30 again
2021-08-03 17:02
6 replies
#231
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Sweden Fizze
well they can't do worse than what they were already doing
2021-08-03 18:06
5 replies
#378
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Netherlands JUNG13
Alex is a fraud, paycheck stealer with no special accolades lurker with negative rating, weak IGL with strats from 2018, which last worked when he was playing alongside zywoo and Apex; in the server he's selfish and at times stubborn. Terrible mistake by fnatic to sign him
2021-08-04 00:57
4 replies
#423
try | 
Finland dvlx
silver analyzing a pro kekw never gets old
2021-08-04 11:04
3 replies
#425
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Netherlands JUNG13
You have no arguments to prove me wrong so you call me silver. Classic
2021-08-04 11:19
He’s right
2021-08-04 16:16
#458
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Czech Republic xANUx
only gold novas use the silver argument, wp, u exposed yourself lmao, btw he is right about Alex
2021-08-08 03:07
IT WAS TIME! THE SWEDISH SCENE IS AS BAD AS NA LMAOOOOOOOO
2021-08-03 17:02
1 reply
Peru Cs is very lol man,shut up 🙃
2021-08-03 17:17
still tier 3
2021-08-03 17:02
#30
EliGE | 
Poland Roxin
Gl
2021-08-03 17:02
#32
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Portugal Agricultor
ok
2021-08-03 17:02
#33
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India zeel_007
lets gOOOO
2021-08-03 17:02
#35
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Brazil hugoooo
LMAO ALEX won't achieve shit without someone like ZywOo or s1mple carrying
2021-08-03 17:03
6 replies
Krimz 2 majors zywho/p1mples 0 Krimz faks all
2021-08-03 17:21
5 replies
Krimz 1 snus Flamie 1 snus Krimz = flamie confirmed?
2021-08-03 17:36
1 reply
Flamie snus? Ok love that guy now
2021-08-03 17:41
#156
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Brazil hugoooo
2021
2021-08-03 17:37
#170
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North America 007DBR9
don't forget JW 3 major jw fak u
2021-08-03 17:43
1 reply
JW faks all (in valorant)
2021-08-03 17:44
pls save brollan
2021-08-03 17:03
1 reply
and KRIMZ
2021-08-03 17:15
F Movistar Riders
2021-08-03 17:03
1 reply
#442
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Spain R1G3L
Hombre, we have to be realistic
2021-08-04 16:53
RIP
2021-08-03 17:03
LETS GO
2021-08-03 17:03
unexpected
2021-08-03 17:03
imagine sweden scene has a lot of good young talents and they still pick alex and mezii
2021-08-03 17:03
4 replies
+1
2021-08-03 17:14
"lots of good young talents" laughs in fnatic rising hltv.org/team/11195/fnatic-rising
2021-08-03 17:54
1 reply
The fact they were tied to different teams doesnt mean sweden has no young players.
2021-08-03 20:36
Chawzyy and joel could be agreat pick up
2021-08-03 18:02
#46
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Slovakia Pribi
lowkey interesting
2021-08-03 17:03
#47
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Finland Cucumber))
UK CS makes fnatic better
2021-08-03 17:03
4 replies
Obviously not.
2021-08-03 17:15
3 replies
You think this is gonna make them worse? lol
2021-08-03 17:36
2 replies
yes, disband
2021-08-03 17:48
1 reply
hmmm
2021-08-03 17:53
not an upgrade tbh
2021-08-03 17:04
#49
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Singapore Am2de
Fnatic top 5 here we go
2021-08-03 17:04
Congratulations on joining T2 scene!
2021-08-03 17:05
2 replies
good thing, they were tier 3 for months
2021-08-03 17:54
1 reply
tier 5 tbh with Alex
2021-08-03 18:58
poor brollan and krimz
2021-08-03 17:04
#52
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United States Rayduh
I don’t get why people still go for ex cloud 9 players
2021-08-03 17:04
4 replies
one 6-months fail doesnt mean you should stop trying them out
2021-08-03 19:06
3 replies
adding garbage players to a garbage team....only cuz they were cheap and there is nobody esle they can get..
2021-08-03 19:11
2 replies
mezii has been decent on the tier 2/3 scene so i understand that but Alex is just wank
2021-08-03 19:22
1 reply
mezii did step up rather well for endpoint but endpoint has fallen into pits of t2/t3 competition without showing up in T1...
2021-08-03 20:37
#56
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Belarus ChecksOut
Fuck you fnatic
2021-08-03 17:05
Good luck fnatic
2021-08-03 17:05
poor krimz and brollan playing 2v8 again
2021-08-03 17:05
Great
2021-08-03 17:05
here we go again is this the old C9 ? btw i will say 6 months before they disband lul
2021-08-03 17:05
#62
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
expected but pog
2021-08-03 17:05
Fnatic without Flusha is irrelevant
2021-08-03 17:06
#66
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Poland bartek4175
they are training with mhl so -Jackinho +MHL
2021-08-03 17:07
OMEGALUL
2021-08-03 17:07
garbage lmao
2021-08-03 17:07
4 months max
2021-08-03 17:07
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-08-03 17:07
pog
2021-08-03 17:08
solid tier 4 team
2021-08-03 17:08
#74
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Hungary icbad
rip
2021-08-03 17:09
#75
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Other go1x1n00b
unexpected
2021-08-03 17:09
from top 40 to top 60
2021-08-03 17:09
#77
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France IRVINGx9
POG
2021-08-03 17:09
Basically relevant guys from Cloud9 and fnatic ...... Interested nevertheless
2021-08-03 17:10
rip
2021-08-03 17:10
cArn: "As long as CS is out there and is a competitive game, fnatic is here to be a top contender" 😂
2021-08-03 17:10
3 replies
hahaha this is why they add MEZII and Alex
2021-08-03 17:13
What lol a team may never see slump?
2021-08-03 17:14
top contender for group exists
2021-08-03 17:56
LETS GO
2021-08-03 17:10
#82
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Canada GGNORE33
Where we can set bets for how long ALEX will destroy this team?
2021-08-03 17:11
ALEX is living proof that you don't have to be good at your job,as long as other people vouch for you there will be opportunities. He inspires me in a way
2021-08-03 17:11
11 replies
#90
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Australia Australis
cronyism in pro scene is a common thing so
2021-08-03 17:13
+1
2021-08-03 17:14
#118
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Italy steven513
I mean, isn't Karrigan the same?
2021-08-03 17:21
6 replies
#158
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Brazil hugoooo
You gotta be fucking kidding to compare karrigan with ALEX
2021-08-03 17:38
3 replies
+1
2021-08-03 17:58
#275
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Germany Me_no_car
+1
2021-08-03 18:56
+1
2021-08-03 20:50
Not really,karrigan has achieved a lot more despite never having a generational talent like Zywoo on his teams. Sure,he had players like Niko and ropz,while they're great players they aren't on that s1mple and Zywoo level,almost noone is.
2021-08-03 17:51
zoomer or delusional?
2021-08-03 17:58
Can tell from your name that you know F all, Jame 🤣🤣
2021-08-03 17:38
1 reply
Jame achieved more than ALEX though. If you think otherwise you fell for the memes about him.
2021-08-03 17:48
#84
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Asia Blitzer
rip barcelona
2021-08-03 17:11
tier 7 - " Hello fnatic, welcome"
2021-08-03 17:12
Enjoy never being in top 20 again, save KRIMZ
2021-08-03 17:12
#87
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India aR__
Fnatic's back
2021-08-03 17:13
2 replies
-1
2021-08-03 17:14
highly doubt they'll make top30 by the end of 2021.
2021-08-03 18:17
Sweden Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson Sweden Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin Sweden Jack "⁠Jackinho⁠" Ström Mattsson United Kingdom Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin United Kingdom William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman Sweden Andreas "⁠Samuelsson⁠" Samuelsson (coach) Sweden Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell (benched) Sweden Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim (benched) FIND the TWO anomalies. FUCK OFF, fnatic YOU ARE DONE, YOU HEAR ME, DONE. Lost all respect for fnatic, now olofmeister is my best friend.
2021-08-03 17:13
5 replies
fnatic was done after Cluj napoca 2015
2021-08-03 17:14
wdym lost respect British org signed British players, nothing wrong here
2021-08-03 17:27
3 replies
hltv.org/stats/teams/4991/fnatic Always blåGULT + rekkles have carried fnatic since the dawn of times(G2 now because they are goat of all esport orgs).
2021-08-03 17:31
2 replies
but man, you can't deny that blågult Swedish CS scene is in the worst condition ever, they basically had no other option but to go international (and again, it's good for British org to have British players anyway)
2021-08-03 17:41
1 reply
I disagree, shitton of talent available, only question is the IGL.
2021-08-03 17:48
#96
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Myanmar dexzzz
tier 3 soon
2021-08-03 17:15
snake alex frauding his way into an org again :D people somehow think he is good because of his vitality 2019 run but that was just zywoo hard carry.i feel sadge for fnatic tbh.
2021-08-03 17:15
expected bri'ish org wants to have bri'ish players in its rosters
2021-08-03 17:15
cool
2021-08-03 17:15
in case someone starts slacking give smooya
2021-08-03 17:15
what a garbage team...
2021-08-03 17:15
xDDDDD
2021-08-03 17:15
ok
2021-08-03 17:16
Guess I'm keeping the NIP flair then
2021-08-03 17:16
n1
2021-08-03 17:17
shocking
2021-08-03 17:18
Pog
2021-08-03 17:19
alex still riding off his accolades from being carried by fraudwoo
2021-08-03 17:19
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
2021-08-03 17:19
lmao
2021-08-03 17:20
rip endpoint, but fnatic could be first british superteam. just need to kick jackinho brollan and krimz, replace them with surreal, thomas and smooya. ez superteam.
2021-08-03 17:22
smooya when?
2021-08-03 17:22
1 reply
#424
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Finland dvlx
soon
2021-08-04 11:06
Alex destroying org after org
2021-08-03 17:22
1 reply
wdym? ALEX was a major part of Vitality's success in 2019
2021-08-11 21:30
Good Luck!
2021-08-03 17:24
Hope these Brits don't ruin another big name in E-SPORT.
2021-08-03 17:24
idk man, i love fnatic for the history and stuff, one of the first orgs i've ever followed in 1.6... but i hope this doesn't end like C9. Best of luck to the project.
2021-08-03 17:25
Rip kennyS Even though I knew jackinho was already an AWPer so +kenny wasn't going to happen. But after this news it feels kenny's last chance is gone. He should retire now.
2021-08-03 17:25
#128
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Poland Yomenik
solid tier 3 team
2021-08-03 17:25
#129
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Liberia rationale
People love clutches but I personally hate them. If anything they show that your team strats SUCK (no proper trading, comms, etc) and players are left to clutch when the rest of the team perishes. I only appreciate when at the start of a round certain players net multiple frags - that's commendable.
2021-08-03 17:26
Exciting
2021-08-03 17:25
rip
2021-08-03 17:26
#132
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Russia ToughGuy
solid tier2 i'd say the problem with these kind of teams is that it lacking super stars
2021-08-03 17:26
3 replies
#135
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Liberia rationale
Brollan, Krimz and Mezii are all crazy fraggers. ⁠Jackinho⁠ is a crazy awper. Alex is a very decent rifler as well - probably the best IGL in this department. What are you talking about?
2021-08-03 17:29
2 replies
#141
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Russia ToughGuy
mezzi maybe crazy fragger in tier2 nothing more, also forgot to say that they again don't have good awper just like back in clown9
2021-08-03 17:29
Brollan is good player but on LAN Krimz is washed up Jackinho is average tier 2 player Alex way too overrated Mezii got lot of chance to prove himself but still not showed up yet
2021-08-03 18:05
ready to laugh
2021-08-03 17:26
#134
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Liberia rationale
Speaking of Fnatic going international. I'm not a fan of this decision at all. We'll see if it pans out.
2021-08-03 17:27
#137
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Japan Mitzuky
so stpd move
2021-08-03 17:28
Absolutely hate this
2021-08-03 17:28
rip fnatic
2021-08-03 17:29
LETS GOO. UK CS IS BACK!!!!
2021-08-03 17:30
counter strike is coming home baby
2021-08-03 17:30
#146
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Tunisia Sk1zo10
Good luck
2021-08-03 17:32
Fnatic= tier 3
2021-08-03 17:32
Fnatic probably has some agreement for British players, right? I'm asking this because their valorant roster is mostly British too
2021-08-03 17:36
Pog
2021-08-03 17:35
Holy sht this is EVEN DUMBER than peacemakers signing.
2021-08-03 17:36
Lets hope it is not as shitty as it looks
2021-08-03 17:37
Free Brollan and krimz!
2021-08-03 17:38
#161
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Finland Tusku
sadness :(
2021-08-03 17:39
gl
2021-08-03 17:40
Respect to Alex for sticking to CSGO until he got picked up again. Going to follow this team with high hopes!
2021-08-03 17:43
mezii is a good signing, thats all im going to say about this.
2021-08-03 17:43
Should hire henryg as well
2021-08-03 17:44
-jackinho +kennyS now
2021-08-03 17:44
1 reply
#178
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North America 007DBR9
I'd rather see nawwk than kenny
2021-08-03 17:45
Bad move
2021-08-03 17:44
start of the ending
2021-08-03 17:46
#182
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France cedd
i really dont know about jackinho especially when you have players like nawwk, kennys, allu, etc... out there but we'll see
2021-08-03 17:47
fnatic top 156 incomming
2021-08-03 17:47
lets hope its not a cloud9 repeat, mezii will prove himself tho hes a beast
2021-08-03 17:47
mezii is okay but alex zzzz... the worst signing ever
2021-08-03 17:47
#187
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France Uexo
expected
2021-08-03 17:48
1 reply
#217
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France Uexo
Good luck ALEX my dude
2021-08-03 18:00
#188
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Philippines Admyrell
why does their coach look like olof LOL
2021-08-03 17:48
Nice, maybe Fnatic can play good now
2021-08-03 17:48
No, god nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
2021-08-03 17:49
suprised brollan and krimz can speak english
2021-08-03 17:49
#195
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Ukraine Kastrulya
RIP FNATIC 2003 - 2021 Looks like this 2 bots from England deserve this spots after "wonderful" work with clown9
2021-08-03 17:51
1 reply
#280
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Argentina XaiDN
+1
2021-08-03 18:59
save krimz and brollan this is painful to see
2021-08-03 17:51
gg fnatic fans...
2021-08-03 17:52
#1 here we come.
2021-08-03 17:55
expected
2021-08-03 17:55
#206
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Portugal YANRAZA
British cs kekw
2021-08-03 17:56
Fnatic back to tier 2 team
2021-08-03 17:57
Krimz, Brollan. RUN.
2021-08-03 17:58
I understand that they had to change something but its hard to see this workout
2021-08-03 17:58
3 replies
it will actually be interesting to see what happens Maybe the final test for Alex
2021-08-03 17:59
2 replies
Good for you, I can't be excited when I see this :(
2021-08-03 18:02
1 reply
doesn't make me hard tbh but it will be interesting to see the result Maybe alex will shut some hltv big mouths who knows. Same is happening with Karrigan atm
2021-08-03 18:04
GL Its weird and kinda sad to not se fnatic as full swedish anymore but this could be great for them.
2021-08-03 17:59
If Jackinho doesn't perform on the AWP I can genuinely see a world where they add Smooya. (And yes the flag checks out)
2021-08-03 17:59
1 reply
he would have been in C9 instead of woxic already maybe he has a beef with Alex
2021-08-03 18:02
now a real awper
2021-08-03 18:00
damn gl
2021-08-03 18:00
Just another attempt to steal paycheck from UK bots
2021-08-03 18:02
#224
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Poland humen))))
ALEX ok but why mezzii? there's plenty of better swedish players I think
2021-08-03 18:02
4 replies
Mezii ok but why ALEX????
2021-08-03 18:06
1 reply
+1
2021-08-03 18:49
Mezii ok but why ALEX????
2021-08-03 18:39
#315
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Ukraine Kastrulya
Krimz brollan jackinho ok but why alex/mezzi?
2021-08-03 20:02
I don't have high hopes for this roster
2021-08-03 18:05
izi top 30 kkkkkkk alex overrated af
2021-08-03 18:07
lmao weak moves
2021-08-03 18:07
Cool, I look forward to see what they can do
2021-08-03 18:10
Rip fnatic
2021-08-03 18:15
Jackinho t2-3 mezii t2-3 Alex t2 arrogant
2021-08-03 18:16
Interesting Line-Up =D
2021-08-03 18:16
ALEX can offer more firepower as an IGL than Golden imo. Brollan and KRIMZ are great riflers and idk much about mezii. The only question is if Jackinho can fill in JW's boots and have a big impact with the AWP. Dunno ALEX's IGLing style will be compatible with the Swedes who are used to a loose structure. Interesting days ahead. Excited to see what this line-up can do.
2021-08-03 18:17
1 reply
#267
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Argentina XaiDN
Mezzi is the most overrated player I have ever seen. He literally is the worst player fnatic could acquire Alex ... meh... I liked what he did on his last team... Vitality
2021-08-03 18:50
#245
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CIS Momen98
Awper?
2021-08-03 18:23
#246
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United States burNout_
Good moves... actually such a scary team now, I don't see a world where this team doesn't do really well.
2021-08-03 18:29
Fnatic is back!
2021-08-03 18:24
so, the real question is: will JW play with gorillas?
2021-08-03 18:26
Solid T2 imo. Endpoint should buy smooya and alex to have first time ever proper UK CS team. Sad...
2021-08-03 18:30
#250
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Israel M1xonfire
Al♿x and M♿zii, ez top 150 for fnatic.
2021-08-03 18:29
tier 2 max
2021-08-03 18:30
#252
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Sweden aBLONski
I hope this Will boost fnatic again
2021-08-03 18:33
That sounds awful, good luck, hope I'm wrong.
2021-08-03 18:34
nice
2021-08-03 18:35
Moving JW on bench will be the move they will regret in near future, mark my words.
2021-08-03 18:36
Imagine telling someone in 2015 that fnatic would eventually become 40% british
2021-08-03 18:38
Danish csgo leaks enjoying now , his leaks are getting real
2021-08-03 18:40
#259
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Finland FlNLAND
mezii interesting, last 10 games he has pretty much been smurfing
2021-08-03 18:44
#260
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Argentina XaiDN
It's a sad day for every Fnatic fan in the world... We got the brits... We got the pirates :(
2021-08-03 18:45
#265
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Russia mshkoda
Interesting, but low chances for major slot
2021-08-03 18:48
well, I think they could've got better players. But anyway: ALEX > Golden - same firepower, but ALEX is a better leader (not only defaults) Mezii > JW - Literally everyone > JW so that not much to brag about though.
2021-08-03 18:50
Clown9 v2
2021-08-03 18:51
Having no IGL is better than alex, disband already
2021-08-03 18:53
#272
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Chile pr4ctic
wat
2021-08-03 18:53
FNATIC is dead.
2021-08-03 18:55
Mezii is bad
2021-08-03 18:56
Pretty good upgrade but you don't fight from top 10 spots with this roster
2021-08-03 18:57
british house mafia
2021-08-03 18:57
Hahahahahahahahahahahahhah they really signed ALEX
2021-08-03 18:59
so jackinho is for sure staying and no more changes will come for FNC?
2021-08-03 19:01
F natic
2021-08-03 19:03
RIP
2021-08-03 19:05
Dead team + 2 team killers = ?
2021-08-03 19:07
#291
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Ireland reyno0o
Don't know why people are sleeping on ALEX. He led Vitality to #1 in the world. Looking at how Vitality are doing now you can see just having Zywoo doesn't automatically = best team in the world. And Cloud9 weren't looking bad, they were steadily improving and losing very close games to good teams. If they had more time they could have been a very good team. Look a Faze for a similar example. I think this team is looking very exciting. Krimz and Brollan are amazing, mezii has shown himself to be a really solid player who keeps getting better and better. Jackinho was about the only good thing in fnatics last few months with the last lineup. I'm excited to watch this team develop. There you go - some positivity amongst all this negativity.
2021-08-03 19:11
1 reply
Because these are people on HLTV lol There's literally around 2% of people who understand the game at any level above default faceit lvl 10. So no wonders why there's so much hate.
2021-08-04 07:57
Cs is dying lol How tf can you not find two Swedish talent There is such a lack of talent in the scene This is the end Ez4volvo Killed another game So ez
2021-08-03 19:13
#293
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Slovakia furmios
Astrazeneca no. 2
2021-08-03 19:15
no future for fnatic. it will be the same.
2021-08-03 19:17
1 reply
You're totally wrong. Atleast Fnatic has won more majors than Navi!
2021-08-04 01:41
crying so hard right now...
2021-08-03 19:25
2 replies
#306
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
Same, we are just the southampton fc of the csgo scene nowadays
2021-08-03 19:44
We have an academy team this time....
2021-08-03 20:07
This shit is why T2 teams and orgs fail to make it big into the upper echelons cause bigger fishes always there to steal the food. Endpoint have had 3 different iterations where they could have been a Top 20 team but first Envy ruined it with buying and wasting Thomas, than OG with FlameZ and now Fnatic with Mezii. I wanna see them in Tier 1 tournis! As for the Fnatic, I don't see these Intl move paying off tbh but time will tell.
2021-08-03 19:26
mezii signed by c9- didnt deliver, was turned out to be a complete overrated player. moves to endpoint- stat padding against tier 10 teams -> gets signed by fnatic. they ovbiously never learn. in what world alex and mezii are going to fix fnatic
2021-08-03 19:28
1 reply
+1 mezii's rating was 1,01 during his C9 tenure
2021-08-03 21:42
#299
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
not tier 1 material but still a huge upgrade
2021-08-03 19:31
Terribke for the game
2021-08-03 19:34
1 reply
«for the game» kek
2021-08-03 22:32
Don’t be negative. Teams have to try new things and evolve. Sometimes Players get stagnant and need a new home as well.
2021-08-03 19:34
#303
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Mexico azathoth
what a shitty move, someone save brollan and krimz
2021-08-03 19:38
lol
2021-08-03 19:38
Announce C9 CSGO comeback already
2021-08-03 19:40
Now -Jackinho + kennyS
2021-08-03 19:46
KEKW
2021-08-03 19:47
somewhat tier 3 roster
2021-08-03 19:51
#311
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United Kingdom JackINF_
now we need Smooya and Fnatic will start to become the prophesied UK team
2021-08-03 19:58
3 replies
now we need you to fuck yourself, smooya is not going to downgrade to this shitty team when Movistar Riders is x10 better team than this frankestein... just because you want your fucking flag in a team, stupid trash kiddo
2021-08-03 21:43
2 replies
#354
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United Kingdom JackINF_
lmao, I was clearly being sarcastic. I don't give a fuck about Fnatic or Smooya, I was joking you sheltered dog
2021-08-03 22:11
Jesus man, im sorry that he hurt your feeilings.
2021-08-03 22:31
no zywoo no win
2021-08-03 19:59
2 overhyped bots again GG fnatic XD
2021-08-03 20:01
1 reply
Overhyped? Are you mental dude? Look at this thread. 90% of the comments is negative towards them
2021-08-03 22:29
seriously they bench JW and golden for even worse players?
2021-08-03 20:05
#317
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Poland Mval
An awful move, simply terrible.
2021-08-03 20:05
#319
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Ireland kdorek
topkek to infinity
2021-08-03 20:10
No hope
2021-08-03 20:16
ALEX WITHOUT ZYWOO OMEGA LUL
2021-08-03 20:17
max top 20, not close top 10. Sad for Krimz and Brollan
2021-08-03 20:18
#323
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United States xiquo
really hope this works but.... idk man
2021-08-03 20:18
Clown9 2.0
2021-08-03 20:18
#325
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Portugal dracø
save krimz :(
2021-08-03 20:20
feelsbad for endpoint, last few years when they finally have a decent roster, some bigger org comes and rips out the best player broky flamez mezii they only never take Cruc1al xD forever second best player anyway, GL fnatic
2021-08-03 20:21
5 replies
Wait, broky didnt play for Endpoint? Thomas was on Envy a period too btw
2021-08-03 22:25
4 replies
#363
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
Broky played for epsilon when a lot of the now endpoint players were before the org signed them
2021-08-03 22:41
3 replies
I see, ty
2021-08-03 22:43
1 reply
You are right, thanks for correcting me, like #363 mentions, Epsilon had the same core and transferred to Endpoint, so in my memory they are the same team. Also I didn't want to mention Thomas because the impact of that wasn't that big, but maybe I should have.
2021-08-04 07:56
thanks for helping! <3
2021-08-04 07:56
#327
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Brazil Sr_Tiago
Interesting I'm curious to see what this move will bring to fnatic next matches
2021-08-03 20:24
sad life kennyS
2021-08-03 20:27
The team looks pretty decent tbh, let's see if It works out
2021-08-03 20:28
Guys my browser is glitching af, it says FNATIC GO INTERNATIONAL WITH ADDITION OF ALEX, MEZII, so could you please tell me who fnatic added in real? Thanks in advance.
2021-08-03 20:28
#331
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World waltsuu
very interesting team. no clear star player. WIll see if Jack is impactful enough.
2021-08-03 20:28
3 replies
Brollan is the star player
2021-08-03 20:46
2 replies
Krimz*
2021-08-03 22:08
1 reply
too old
2021-08-03 22:19
this ain gon work
2021-08-03 20:37
How unexpected and left field No one could have seen this coming. ECT. ECT
2021-08-03 20:37
#343
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Brazil ztxizhan
-jackinho -alex -mezii now
2021-08-03 21:02
It seems like they lack firepower. Brollan and Krimz were really quiet last year, mezii seems to be average
2021-08-03 21:03
For me it doesn't matter, i've always been a NiP fan anyway :)
2021-08-03 21:13
I wish this Fnatic's fans won't go on the streets making chaos like England's football team fans after losing to Faze in Major Final. You know English fans never change.
2021-08-03 21:20
1 reply
#362
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
You're right, every single person in this country is always drunk and have an iq lower than 50. Everyone in this country will always grasp at the opportunity to shove a flare up their bare naked arse.
2021-08-03 22:40
so bad
2021-08-03 21:24
RIP FNATIC, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2021-08-03 22:14
#358
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Latvia im da bes
Looks baaaaaad! Looks like same level with OG
2021-08-03 22:28
Lets hope this works
2021-08-03 22:54
#366
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Ukraine FFF111
Smooooooooyaaaaaaaa
2021-08-03 22:56
But they suck
2021-08-03 23:09
#368
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Estonia qoznyyy
UK CS XDDD man fnatic is rip
2021-08-03 23:10
1 reply
Mezi and Alex are good tho. Stop being so salty
2021-08-04 01:37
Sad
2021-08-03 23:34
#374
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Latvia kArnyje
Bad idea kickin jw before the lan events are back ;)
2021-08-03 23:56
#375
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Japan ang9r5193
mezzi carry ofc
2021-08-04 00:19
cant wait to see ALEX exposed yet again
2021-08-04 00:23
ALEX is one of the most overrated CSGO player. He's a team destroyer.
2021-08-04 01:15
2 replies
What teams did he destroy?
2021-08-04 01:30
1 reply
Lakers
2021-08-04 10:28
Interesting moves, they will surely improve)
2021-08-04 01:28
#FOREVERFNATIC THEY WILL BE SOOO STRONG
2021-08-04 01:29
4 replies
Don’t wanna be that guy but currently not a very hard task
2021-08-04 01:33
3 replies
Can you explain further what you mean?
2021-08-04 01:34
2 replies
Fnatic dropped so low that improving is not rlly a hard task anymore
2021-08-04 01:40
1 reply
Yea that's true ;)
2021-08-04 03:24
Horrible move and I am no longer a fnatic fan
2021-08-04 01:38
1 reply
Unless they destroyed dignitas and stole lekro and heap, what realistic move could they have made that would be better than this?
2021-08-04 10:49
#390
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Philippines stiwa5k
This sucks :( Fnatic: nip is g2: vitality rn :(
2021-08-04 01:46
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-08-04 02:40
1 reply
chill
2021-08-04 05:07
ok
2021-08-04 02:45
looks more washed then before
2021-08-04 03:30
Let's see if they can do some damage GL boys !
2021-08-04 03:39
Very happy to see these guys getting a chance in a top team, they deserve it. Funnily enough, i feel worse for Golden than for JW, Golden's always been very humble and his role made his stats and overall impact suffer, whereas for JW there are little to none excuses for his poor performances
2021-08-04 04:05
very overrated this ALEX lol
2021-08-04 04:41
#399
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Chile cristiaan
GL
2021-08-04 04:57
even worse than before btw
2021-08-04 05:01
from bad to worse
2021-08-04 05:07
#403
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Italy Skye620
Tbf good org for Alex. He didn't want to play much and Fnatic never play anymore jajajaja
2021-08-04 07:10
funny to see someone (or something) in fnatic to believe that mezii (who?) and infamous $1650000 transfer ALEX would make any difference on this roster. Krimz deserves better...
2021-08-04 07:29
Good luck to "La pulga"
2021-08-04 07:38
I dont understand some moves that orgs make
2021-08-04 08:21
1 reply
Enlighten us, what realistic roster move could fnatic make that would be better than this?
2021-08-04 09:13
"As long as you're willing to travel", ehm.. Wasnt this the exact reason why Alex left vitality?
2021-08-04 09:12
just when you think Fnatic couldnt be anymore braindead
2021-08-04 09:17
For me, ALEX still needs to show that he is a top IGL
2021-08-04 09:57
#419
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Denmark VojenZ
who awp?
2021-08-04 10:53
1 reply
jackinho
2021-08-04 11:20
This is pretty sad, considering how fucking awful ''Colossus'' was OMEGALUL!!!!!!!! Obviously fnatic is really desperate...
2021-08-04 11:40
not the best picks but still better then JW and Golden thats for sure GL
2021-08-04 12:14
1 reply
+1 jw event rating 2021: hltv.org/stats/players/events/3849/jw?st.. golden event rating 2021: hltv.org/stats/players/events/11110/gold.. they really had to go.
2021-08-04 12:21
#431
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Poland SebL
I think they could've stayed with fully swedish roster, but still, that's for sure huge upgrade, and overall I think good picks. GJ fnatic.
2021-08-04 12:43
rebuilding online team lul
2021-08-04 13:00
M E M E. Fnatic is over!
2021-08-04 13:25
#434
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Hungary raffai
actually nice
2021-08-04 13:38
#435
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Canada dennek
alex is overrated
2021-08-04 15:03
good luck. now fanatic good. LETS GO
2021-08-04 15:48
RiP
2021-08-04 16:04
trash
2021-08-04 16:17
international fnatic is not fnatic anymore
2021-08-04 17:25
Happy good but not best (JW best)
2021-08-04 18:55
Very nice Fnatic! 👍 cannot wait to bet on you from now on.
2021-08-04 20:53
no JW no party
2021-08-04 22:35
#449
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Greece her-1g
4Kings version2
2021-08-04 23:06
No JW, NO win. I said it.
2021-08-05 06:14
alex is better than golden i dont know why people still call golden good igl he is really bad igl
2021-08-05 08:32
6 replies
+1 better caller better fragger and mezii is literally top 1-3 player from UK rn
2021-08-05 09:42
5 replies
Top 1-3 player from UK, great achievement
2021-08-19 22:09
4 replies
hltv.org/matches/2349887/furia-vs-endpoi.. yeah imagine being top player of the match vs furia
2021-08-20 07:25
3 replies
And........ losing
2021-08-23 16:54
2 replies
endpoint losing, mezii winning
2021-08-24 07:33
1 reply
And........ losing
2021-08-24 13:36
Messi left barcelona for this
2021-08-05 20:19
WTF Fnatic don’t you want to qualify for major in Stockholm because with the addition of these two bots you won’t sorry but what a sad day for swedistan cs
2021-08-05 21:49
Jerry in fnatic when?
2021-08-06 12:13
not good enough
2021-08-07 11:26
Please make this work
2021-08-07 18:50
bad move
2021-08-08 13:13
#460
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Sweden suriel666
ALEX + mezii KEKW ripperino fnatic
2021-08-09 12:38
goodbye swedish(
2021-08-09 13:40
first brits under fnatic cs tag since archi?
2021-08-09 20:12
#464
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Hungary F1z3s
n1
2021-08-11 23:27
ALEX the destroyer of big orgs will strike again
2021-08-19 22:07
Imagine adding players to become even worse than you were Fnatic org lmao
2021-08-19 22:08
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