Faruk "pita" Pita is the fifth member in fnatic, following a transfer from his recent home RAGE, to the new composition of fnatic.
The Swedish team yesterday announced changes, when waving goodbye to Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg who went to join SK Gaming, as well as Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl who now roams as a free agent. Reports indicated Monday night that former MYM ace Marcus "Delpan" Larsson would join the ranks of fnatic, which Tuesday evening became a reality. fnatic also landed Richard "Xizt" Landström, who left Lions for a spot in fnatic.
fnatic did however not reveal their final member, fingers and indications were led towards Niklas "niko" Johansson and Christoffer Sunde "Sunde" when the rumours first were led loose, but none of those turned out to be true.
Instead it should be the Bosnian born Faruk "pita" Pita, who has parted ways with RAGE, in order to join up with fnatic. Pita, who is yet another offspring from the Swedish talent factory Begrip, had his international breakthrough with the team, when they managed to beat SK Gaming at IOL Finals and later being picked up by MYM.
"Today is a great day. Who would have thought this day would come when I started playing back in the days. To be able to play with idols such as cArn and dsn makes you think you are still dreaming.
Also reuniting with my old teammate Delpan is something I'm really looking forward to and playing with one of the best Swedish talents today, Xizt. I could write a whole book about what I'm feeling right now, but to spare you fans out there of falling asleep reading this, I will be short: I would like to thank the players of FnaticMSI and also the sponsors MSI, Steelseries, Bigfoot networks, UGAME and SLAPPA for the oppurtunity. I will do everything in my power to keep fnatic on the steady rock they have been the last years and prove to the world that fnatic will dominate 2011" - Pita said in a statement on fnatic.com.
The finalized fnatic line-up now looks as follows:
Patrik "cArn" Sättermon
Harley "dsn" Örwall
Marcus "Delpan" Larsson
Richard "Xizt" Landström
Faruk "pita" Pita
The move for Pita also reunites him with Larsson, as the two hailed for MYM together in 2009, placing second at the Global Challenge in Dubai as well as winning DreamHack Winter in front of mTw.
With the line-up finalized, fnatic can now start the preparations for IEM5 European Championship Finals in January, which will mark the official debut of the new fnatic composition.