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Fnatic Academy

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Fnatic Academy was the academy team of Fnatic.


The organization was founded on July 23, 2004 by Sam Mathews with the help of Anne Mathews and Nader Atoui. Fnatic has won the eSports Award Team of The Year in 2006,[1] and 2009.[2] During 2007-2008 Fnatic welcomed Neil Kirk (co-founder of TCM-Gaming). After playing several years for Fnatic, Patrik "cArn" Sättermon, one of the best CS:1.6 players became the Chief Gaming Officer of Fnatic in 2012. Since 2013, Anne Mathews took over the position of Sam Mathews as the CEO of Fnatic. Sam Mathews still remains as a Chairman in the organisation.

On the 23rd of August 2016 team Fnatic started their second roster Fnatic Academy

During the Europe Minor Championship 2017 - Kraków due to PGL's rules for academy teams[3], Fnatic Academy's players played under the name and logo of Ballistix. On the 31st of August 2017 they released their Swedish roster.

On 9th of October 2017 Fnatic Academy announced a partnership with GAMERZ[4]. The partnership detailed that they would sign the winning team to 6 week trial contracts. When the show finished the winning team, coached by Devilwalk, were trialled. The European mix competed in various online tournaments and qualifiers during their time. After only a month in their trial the team was signed[5] with the exception of CaNNiE. The team also added coach StSander.


Player Roster[edit]


Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden AlekS Alexander Andersson 2018-04-09 [12] 2018-10-01 [15] ex-Fnatic Academy
Sweden Meddo Johan Lundborg 2018-04-09 [12] 2018-10-01 [15]
United Kingdom ec1s Adam Eccles 2018-04-09 [12] 2018-10-01 [15] ex-Fnatic Academy
Slovenia MaTaFe Matej Fekonja 2018-04-09 [12] 2018-10-01 [15] ex-Fnatic Academy
Germany luckeRRR Niels Jasiek 2018-06-20 [14] 2018-10-01 [15] ex-Fnatic Academy
Sweden StSander (Coach) Stefan Andersson 2018-05-11 [13] 2018-10-01 [15]
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Czech Republic CaNNiE Hubert Ludwig 2018-04-09 [12] 2018-05-11 [13]
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden PlesseN Niclas Plessen 2016-08-23 [6] 2017-08-31 Japaleno
Sweden Golden Captain Maikil Selim 2016-08-23 [6] 2017-08-20 [11] Fnatic
Sweden Karus Alex Sağlamoğlu 2016-08-23 [6] 2017-08-31 TEAM5
Sweden Bååten Linus Andersson 2016-08-23 [6] 2017-08-31 TEAM5
Sweden Jayzwalkingz David Kempner 2017-04-01 [16] 2017-08-18 [10] Renegades
Sweden Samuelsson (Coach) Andreas Samuelsson 2016-08-23 [6] 2017-08-20 [11] Fnatic (Manager)
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden Jayzwalkingz (Loan)
David Kempner 2017-02-23 [8] 2017-04-01 [16] Fnatic Academy
Sweden jayzaR Aleksandar Zarkovic 2016-08-23 [6] 2017-01-12 [7] Polaris Gaming
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Sweden Jayzwalkingz  
David Kempner
DreamHack Leipzig 2017
Sweden yzn   Yacine Laghmari
Sweden jayzaR Aleksandar Zarkovic European Minor Championship - Atlanta 2017 - Qualifier 1, 2



ID Name Position Join Date
Netherlands Wouter Sleijffers CEO
Sweden cArn Patrik Sättermon CGO 2012-??-??


Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
Sweden Samuelsson Andreas Samuelsson Manager 2016-08-23 [6] 2017-08-20[11] Fnatic