fnatic round out roster with FASHR signing
fnatic have officially signed Dion "FASHR" Derksen to their competitive roster, buying the Dutch rifler from ECSTATIC and filling in the lineup's final slot after previously fielding Ludvig "HEAP" Alonso on a trial basis.
The move also puts an end to any uncertainty regarding who will be at the helm for the European mix, with fnatic confirming that William "mezii" Merriman will be the team's in-game leader moving forward.
FASHR's nearly yearlong stint with the ECSTATIC squad, dating back to when they competed under the banner of Lyngby Vikings, has seen him enjoy success at various local and international tournaments such as taking first at the Funspark ULTI EU Regional Series 3, 1-2nd at the Pinnacle Fall Series 2 Regionals, and second at the Pinnacle Fall Series 2.
“I feel honoured and humbled to be wearing the iconic Black and Orange. I'm confident that together with my new teammates we are able to achieve great things," FASHR shared. "We're aiming to build a new, lasting dynasty with this team.”
The Dutchman's signing finally brings an end to fnatic's roster overhaul dating back to June 2021 where they benched Alex "ALEX" McMeekin and Valentin "poizon" Vasilev and welcomed the former Copenhagen Flames duo of Nico "nicoodoz" Tamjidi and Fredrik "roeJ" Jørgensen.
fnatic would then proceed to play with mezii as their shotcaller, the legendary Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg as a stand-in for the Pinnacle Cup Championship, and HEAP on a trial basis, before settling on FASHR as their fifth. The roster will have its competitive debut in the Major qualifiers that kick off on August 15.
fnatic's roster is now as follows:
Jamie "keita" Hall (coach)