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Fnatic Kikis on stage

Kikis Announces Free Agency for Top and Jungle Roles

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Mateusz Kikis Szkudlarek, top laner and former jungle master, announced his free agency on Friday, opening the door to either role for 2017. The freshly turned top laner was a late addition to the lineup in July, replacing struggling top laner, Noh “Gamsu” Young-Jin, who...
Fnatic Yellowstar

European Legend Yellowstar Retires

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If anyone has been the pillar of European League of Legends since its inception, no player could be more fitting than Bora "Yellowstar" Kim. One of the few remaining veterans who made it out to the first League of...

Another Valve Documentary: True Sight vs. Free to Play

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Valve is back at it with a new documentary series, True Sight. This is a follow-up to 2014's Free To Play, which followed the journeys of hyhy, Fear, and Dendi. Here's the link to Valve's blog post about True Sight. True Sight, A Valve...
Fnatic Spirit on stage

Fnatic Release Spirit with Plans to Rebuild

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Fnatic and jungler Dayun “Spirit” Lee have parted ways, the organization announced Wednesday. Farewell, @FNC_Spirit! Announcement » https://t.co/Resj9Mn7th 🎥 https://t.co/93oNLMNnxz pic.twitter.com/phcXZFFmJT — FNATIC (@FNATIC) September 28, 2016 “Working with Dayun for the last year has been an absolute pleasure,” wrote team manager  Finlay “Quaye”...
CS:GO

Power of the Playmaker: A Double-Edged Sword

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The Playmaker: An Ambiguous Role Unlike other esports such as League of Legends or DOTA 2, CS:GO has never had clear-cut definitive roles. Although there are roles, for example everyone knows what an entry fragger or a lurker might be, players...
CS:GO

Humility Lessons: Fnatic at ELEAGUE

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The Polish powerhouse returned to their former glory last weekend at the ELEAGUE grand finals. Virtus.Pro claimed a dominant victory over Fnatic in a best-of-three series with a convincing 2 - 0 win in front of an enthusiastic crowd at...
That's a nice desk you've got there, ELEAGUE.

ELEAGUE’s Inaugural Season Draws to a Close

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The inaugural season of Turner's ambitious esports project, ELEAGUE, will conclude this weekend. Out of the initial pool of 24 teams, only four remain: Fnatic, Natus Vincere, Mousesports, and Virtus.Pro. $390,000 USD in prize money will be awarded...

Manila Major Direct Invites – Cold Logic or Warm Feelings?

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Pretty much every time direct invites are announced, a major storm of controversy rolls into the Dota2-sphere. In Valve's blog post regarding invites, the language regarding the way invites are determined is pretty vague: "A lot of things change...

Overwatch Player Interview: Meet Reunited’s Morte

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Coming from Fnatic's celebrated Battlefield 4 side, Thomas "Morte" Kerbusch is one of the top first-person-shooter players around and he and his team mates have recently transitioned to Overwatch. There's been plenty of interest from many of the major gaming organisations in...

Western Teams Leave IEM Katowice with Mixed Results

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SK T1 is leaving Katowice with another trophy. The Korean team managed to sweep Fnatic in the tournament finals 3-0, with the final game ending in a rare surrender vote. The final series wasn't close, but Fnatic, like TSM, deserve credit...
CS:GO

Fight Night Returns to CS:GO with Fnatic v. Astralis Matchup

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Last time Aftonbladet Esports hosted Fight Night, I stood in front of my computer and yelled "FIGHT NIGHT!" at the top of my lungs. It was the only reasonable course of action--you don't call your event "Fight Night" unless you want...

Roccat Replaces Extinkt with Former Fnatic Support Noxiak

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The mid-season roster shake-ups continued today as Roccat replaced emergency substitute support player Extinkt for former Fnatic support Noxiak. The roster change was originally picked up by Reddit user Svennino who noticed that Noxiak was listed as a support on Roccat's...