Lions member Niklas "niko" Johansson has declared that he has no intention of joining fnatic.
The Swedish veteran is one of the players who has been strongly linked with the vacant position at fnatic following the departure of three players on Tuesday.
For a few minutes, Johansson was even announced on fnatic's website as a player of the team before his name was removed from the official news post.
The former Speed-Link and Begrip player admitted to being approached by fnatic, but noted that his heart is with Lions.
"It's true that I got an offer, I put a lot of thought into it but eventually I chose to stay with my boys in Lions. We have so much fun outside of the game and I really believe in the new Lions-team for 2011," Johansson told fragbite.com.
Lions are currently looking for a player after Richard "Xizt" Landström left for fnatic, and Johansson has now opened the door to Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl, who is currently without a team.
"Since our next tournament is the European Finals in Kiev we've decided to try out Niwen. Just kidding, but it would be fun to play with Gux again," he said.
Lions have the following quartet:
Niklas "niko" Johansson
Frej "kHRYSTAL" Sjöström
Emil "FYRR73" Karlsson
Björn "threat" Pers