fnatic replace FYRR73 with Rytter
fnatic have officially announced that they have added Dennis "Rytter" Rytter to the team.
fnatic Chief Gaming Officer Patrik "cArn" Sättermon had revealed last week that one player would be signed before DreamHack Winter, which will be the team's first CS:GO event.
Speculation immediately began to surface that fnatic had set their sights on Rytter, and such reports were only fueled when he left EYES ON U on Wednesday.
The Danish player was a relatively known player in the CS:Source scene, having played for teams like HastaLaVista and Blight Gaming.
He will step into the shoes of Emil "FYRR73" Karlsson, who had joined the team only in August, helping them to win PGS and DreamHack Bucharest.
FYRR73 with fnatic at PGS
In a statement issued to fnatic.com, the former Lions and WinFakt talent explained that he has lost the motivation to continue to play on a professional level, but does not rule out a return in the future.
"I got my thoughts about playing CS:GO also but at this moment i dont feel to spend to much time in front of the computer," Karlsson said.
"I can say that my motivation right now is pretty low to play, that's the only reason behind this decision.
"I don't say I quit playing entirely, a comeback could be possible. I just want to feel totally free right now."
According to Sättermon, Rytter will replace Finn "karrigan" Andersen as in-game leader and will be on trial for the team, with hopes of joining on a permanent basis if he manages to impress.
fnatic have been handed a baptism of fire in CS:GO, as they have to tackle Ninjas in Pyjamas, ESC Gaming and mousesports in the group stage of DreamHack Winter, which will kick off on Thursday.
With this change, fnatic now have the following roster:
Michael "Friis" Jørgensen
Finn "karrigan" Andersen
Martin "trace" Heldt
Dennis "Rytter" Rytter
Andreas "MODDII" Fridh