f0rest to stand in for fnatic at Pinnacle Cup Championship
The Veteran Swede returns to fnatic for the upcoming tournament.
fnatic have announced that Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg will stand in for their squad during their campaign in Lund, Sweden starting on Wednesday. It is not the first time that the 33-year-old will brand the black-and-orange jersey, playing for the London-based organization during the Counter-Strike 1.6 days between 2006-2010.
Patrik "cArn" Sättermon, fnatic's CGO and co-owner, announced earlier on Tuesday that the player they had been trialing for the last few days had fallen ill, resulting in his old teammate being called up for action.
f0rest needs no introduction. A staple of CS 1.6 and CS:GO, the Swede competed at the highest level of competition for many years, winning several tournaments and a Major with Ninjas in Pyjamas, as well as being a key component of the team's legendary 87-0 LAN winning streak. After two years with Dignitas, f0rest was recently moved to the inactive roster following the organization's decision to rebuild their roster after their failure to qualify for the PGL Major Antwerp 2022.
The news comes just a few days after fnatic's signing of their new duo, with Nico "nicoodoz" Tamjidi and Fredrik "roeJ" Jørgensen joining the organization. The team has yet to announce who their permanent fifth member will be.
The black-and-orange will begin their adventure at the $250,000 tournament starting on June 8, tackling a though Group A which includes Heroic, BIG, and MIBR. The European squad will take on the Danes at 10:30 for the first game of the event.
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fnatic will line up as:
Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
William "mezii" Merriman
Nico "nicoodoz" Tamjidi
Fredrik "roeJ" Jørgensen
Jamie "keita" Hall (coach)
Alex "ALEX" McMeekin (benched)
Valentin "poizon" Vasilev (benched)