fnatic announce nicoodoz and roeJ signings
The duo is swapping the blue and orange jersey for a black and orange one.
fnatic have secured the signature of Nico "nicoodoz" Tamjidi and Fredrik "roeJ" Jørgensen from Copenhagen Flames for the upcoming season, the organization announced on Twitter. The Danish duo has been a key part of the Flames' recent success, and come fresh off a playoffs run at the PGL Major Antwerp 2022.
The London-based organization is hoping to get back on track with its Counter-Strike team following a series of struggles and player outgoings in recent months. Just this year, fnatic has seen Owen "smooya" Butterfield's departure, the sale of star player Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin to NIP, and most recently, the benching of Alex "ALEX" McMeekin and Valentin "poizon" Vasilev after the team's failure to qualify for the Major in Belgium.
nicoodoz has been one of Denmark's standout players in recent months, becoming one of the highest-rated AWPers from the region while competing at the two last Majors with Copenhagen Flames. The 21-year-old sniper has accumulated a 1.20 rating on LAN against top 20 opposition this year, helping his team reach the Legends and Champions Stages in Stockholm and Antwerp respectively.
Meanwhile, roeJ has been present in the Danish scene for quite some time. The 28-year-old played for the MAD Lions lineup that took the Flashpoint 1 trophy home, and after a relatively quiet period, came back to tier one competition with Copenhagen Flames. roeJ has so far displayed a 1.04 rating on LAN against top 20 opposition throughout his career.
fnatic has seen several players come and go in the past year following the organization deciding to abandon the team's Swedish identity in favor of a European roster in summer 2021. This year has not been kind to the squad, with departures forcing them to play with stand-ins and academy players for several events, including ESL Pro League S15 and PGL Major Antwerp 2022 Europe RMR A.
The boys in black and orange are now just one player short of a full roster ahead of their scheduled debut at the Pinnacle Cup Championship 2022 starting on June 8.
fnatic are now:
Jamie "keita" Hall (coach)