Fnatic is a European based eSports organization well known for fielding some of the most competitive rosters in every eSport that’s ever mattered. Fnatic was founded in 2004 and has dipped into multiple titles ranging from World of Warcraft to ShootMania Storm. To this date, their most prominent teams are their League of Legends, CS:GO, Dota 2, Heroes of the Storm and their newly founded Overwatch team.
Their League of Legends team holds the record for most League Championship Series Split Victories with five in total. They are also written into the history books as the champions of the first ever League of Legends World Championship Tournament. The 2016 Spring and Summer Splits have been a bit shaky due to a ⅗ of their roster leaving after their Worlds semifinal finish back in 2015. Their superstar, shot-caller Bora ‘Yellowstar’ Kim, left to play with North American team TSM in Spring just before returning to Fnatic for the Summer Split.
Fnatic’s Dota 2 team began in 2012 when their original Heroes of Newerth team decided to make the transition over to Dota 2. Two years later in 2014, their Dota 2 roster decided to disband and part ways with Fnatic entirely. In 2015, Fnatic acquired Team Malaysia, marking their return to the Dota 2 scene.
Fnatic’s CS:GO team is one of the most decorated and feared in Counter-Strike history–the only team to win three consecutive Majors. Fnatic are a force to be reckoned with at any event, on any map, and against any opponent. Known for their raw fragging power, brilliant mid-round calls, and instinctive teamwork, the Swedes are truly gaterkeepers to the upper echelons of Counter-Strike. Unfortunately, Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer suffered an injury prior to MLG Columbus 2016 and despite picking up a string of easy victories following the star player’s return, Fnatic’s seemingly magical ability to grind out rounds when they’re needed most is uncharacteristically absent.