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Fnatic

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[e][h]Fnatic
Team Information
Manager:
Elroy "Noname" Pinto
Earnings:
$19,761.49
Player earnings:
$218,891.56
Links
Achievements
GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1
Solo Achievements
IEM Season V - American ChampionshipsIGN ProLeague Season 4
History
Created:
2010-04-02
Disbanded:
2015-04-03


Fnatic is a gaming organization originating in Australia and the UK, with registered offices in Australia, the UK and the Netherlands. The Fnatic team was founded by Sam Mathews with help from Joris Van Laerhoven and Anne Mathews. The organization is widely known for a variety of teams, most particularly in having one of the most successful Counter-Strike 1.6 teams in the world. Fnatic's main offices are in London.

Despite being mainly concentrated on Team FPS and Duel eSport titles in the past, Fnatic recruited a strong Asian Brood War team in 2008, with players such as Sen, JayStar, Never and F91 - the team which later became DuskBin. Fnatic enjoyed two fruitful spells with Warcraft III. Their European team held players such as Satiini and RotterdaM, while their later Korean team included FoCuS and Shy.

In anticipation of the release of StarCraft II, Fnatic organized a Rookie Draft, with the aim of discovering StarCraft talent for their new squad. Over 300 players from all around the world fought in the FnaticMSI Rookie Draft for the chance to become a FnaticMSI player, with four players from the top 16 in the tournament taking up places with the competitive gaming behemoth. Fenix, TT1, KawaiiRice and funkay were awarded the spots in Fnatic's new team, but eventually another two top players from the tournament, Krr and Praetor were recruited. With Xeris as their manager, Fnatic continued building up their squad after SC2's release, recruiting bigger names such as Sen, IefNaij and LucifroN.

On June 24, 2011, FnaticMSI signed Korean player Rain. Although not the first time a Korean professional gamer has joined a foreign team, this is the first time that someone as notable as the GSL 3 runner-up has. Rain would be living in the U.S. to practice and participate in tournaments. Fnatic also created a Korean Academy team. After the departure of Xeris as manager, as well as most of their western squad, Fnatic continued building their Korean lineup, most notably, with the Warcraft III legend, Moon, and in March 2012, Fnatic opened a South Korean team house, from where their new team would be based, and well placed to participate in the GSL and GSTL.

Despite mixed results in Korea, in January 2013, Fnatic announced the closure of their operations in South Korea, including letting go of their South Korean players, and closure of the gaming house, and that they would be shifting focus back to Europe, after the huge investment of around $250,000 proved to be unsustainable. Over in Europe, they would be represented by several well known players, such as NightEnD, Naama and SaSe.

Whilst retaining a strong base of professional players, Fnatic's General Manager and StarCraft II Team Manager, Elroy 'Noname' Pinto continued to acquire and develop young and talented European and North American players such as Harstem, Miniraser and Zanster the most successful of which would eventually be promoted to the professional roster. Fnatic ensured that all their players remained in the limelight by creating content particularly through their own dedicated caster, Pughy to host events such as the Fnatic Showmatch and the SteelSeries King of the Hill.

Timeline[edit]

  • January 16, Fnatic issue a press release announcing the closure of the Korean gaming house and a shift of focus to Europe, with the possibility of opening a new house in Europe. Luvsic, is also released from the team.[11]
  • February 11, Fnatic parts ways with aLive and Oz after shutting down of their gaming facility in Seoul and the closure of Fnatic's Korean SC2 operations.[12]
  • February 12, Pink and Zanster join the academy.[13]
  • March 3, SaSe joins Fnatic.[14]
  • March 19, Miniraser joins the Fnatic Academy from Western Wolves.[15]
  • May 28, hellokitty joins the Fnatic Academy.[16]
  • December 27, Neeb joins the Fnatic Academy.[17]
  • January 12, Fnatic restarts its Korean Academy, releasing August, Skit and Porigo, and recruiting DeParture and SoN.[18]
  • January 17, Moon joins the team.[19]
  • January 19, Brood War legend IefNaij retires from competitive StarCraft II, whilst the Spanish 2v2 duo of IeZaeL and eXeCuToR also depart from Fnatic with the latter retiring, and the former looking for a new partner.[20]
  • January 31, After some controversy[21], Fnatic officially sign aLive and make Hwanni Fnatic's Korean General Manager.[22]
  • February 19, Fnatic sign Ares to their Korean Academy.[23]
  • March 19, former Samsung KHAN player, ByuL joins the Korean Academy.[24]
  • March 19, Fnatic opens a team house in Korea.[25]
  • April 15, SoN retires from progaming because of personal issues and subsequently leaves Fnatic.[26]
  • May 6, Fnatic signs Oz from FXO.[27]
  • June 11, Translator Brian "DoubleD" Choi leaves Fnatic.[Citation needed]
  • June 28, Luvsic officially joins Fnatic after sightings of him unofficially bearing the Fnatic team tag.[28]
  • July 1, Kevin "Harstem" de Koning joins Fnatic and is now part of their Academy.[29]
  • July 15, ToD and Fnatic part ways.[30]
  • July 17, Naama joins Fnatic.[31]
  • September 30, Hwanni, the Korean coach, departs from Fnatic to continue his work with MLG and Evil Geniuses as a consultant.[32]
  • November 6, Rain retires from professional StarCraft II.[33]
  • November 13, ByuL and Ares leave Fnatic.[34]
  • December 11, Moon leaves Fnatic.[35]
  • December 12, Harstem and Luvsic are promoted from Academy to Professional.[36]
  • December 21, TwitchTV becomes a sponsor.[37]

Roster[edit]

Notable Former Players[edit]

Full list of player transfers and former players here.

Former SquadFormer Squad
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
South Korea  aLive
(
Han Lee Seok
)
Join Date: 
2012-01-30
Leave Date: 
2013-02-10
 
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
South Korea  ByuL
(
Han Ji Won
)
Join Date: 
2012-03-18
Leave Date: 
2012-11-12
 
Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
Peru  Fenix
(
Jian Carlo Morayra Alejo
)
Join Date: 
2010-04-01
Leave Date: 
2011-08-22
 
Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
Netherlands  Harstem
(
Kevin de Koning
)
Join Date: 
2012-07-01
Leave Date: 
2015-04-02
 
Invasion eSportInvasion eSport Invasion eSport
United States  hellokitty
(
Zifeng Wang
)
Join Date: 
2013-05-27
Leave Date: 
2014-05-26
 
Retired
Denmark  Ignite
(
Alexander Cvitanich Haugsted
)
Join Date: 
2013-02-11
Leave Date: 
2014-08-10
 
RedbloodsRedbloods Redbloods
United States  KawaiiRice
(
Lok-Yin Kwong
)
Join Date: 
2010-04-01
Leave Date: 
2011-12-29
 
LighT eSportsLighT eSports LighT eSports
South Korea  Rain
(
Park Seo Yong
)
Join Date: 
2011-06-24
Leave Date: 
2012-11-05
 
Retired
Sweden  Miniraser
(
Viktor Malmberg
)
Join Date: 
2013-03-18
Leave Date: 
2014-11-19
 
Imaginary GamingImaginary Gaming Imaginary Gaming
South Korea  Moon
(
Jang Jae Ho
)
Join Date: 
2012-01-16
Leave Date: 
2012-12-10
 
Retired
Finland  Naama
(
Santeri Lahtinen
)
Join Date: 
2012-07-16
Leave Date: 
2014-04-25
 
Retired
United States  Neeb
(
Alex Sunderhaft
)
Join Date: 
2013-12-26
Leave Date: 
2014-11-03
 
TingTing Ting
Romania  NightEnD
(
Silviu Lazar
)
Join Date: 
2011-05-07
Leave Date: 
2014-02-03
 
NewRoSoftNewRoSoft NewRoSoft
South Korea  Oz
(
Kim Hak Soo
)
Join Date: 
2012-05-05
Leave Date: 
2013-02-10
 
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Sweden  SaSe
(
Kim Hammar
)
Join Date: 
2013-03-02
Leave Date: 
2014-02-03
Taiwan  Sen
(
Chia Cheng Yang
)
Join Date: 
2010-08-31
Leave Date: 
2011-08-13
 
Gama BearsGama Bears Gama Bears
Poland  souL
(
Piotr Walukiewicz
)
Join Date: 
2014-07-14
Leave Date: 
2015-04-02
 
BrawL eSportsBrawL eSports BrawL eSports
France  ToD
(
Yoan Merlo
)
Join Date: 
2011-09-09
Leave Date: 
2012-07-15
 
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
Canada  TT1
(
Payam Toghyan
)
Join Date: 
2010-04-01
Leave Date: 
2011-10-31
 
mTwmTw mTw
Sweden  Zanster
(
Anton Dahlström
)
Join Date: 
2013-02-11
Leave Date: 
2014-08-10
 
Team PropertyTeam Property Team Property

Organization[edit]

Staff at time of Disbandment
ID Name Position
United Kingdom SamSam Mathews Managing Director
Australia AnnakyAnne Mathews Finance Director
United Kingdom KboyNeil Kirk Business & Logistics Manager
India NonameElroy Pinto General Manager
Sweden cArnPatrik Sattermon Chief Gaming Officer
Serbia StreeTDanijel Remus General Manager, Dota2 & PLAY/BEAT IT Manager
United Kingdom MattMatthew Gillott General & Marketing Manager
United States bkerrBrian Kerr Business Development Manager
Russia LexxAlexander Zavoloka Editor in Chief

Team Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentResultPrize
2013-11-08BA2ndA3MinorThe Gathering 2013 Team BattleThe Gathering 2013 Team Battle1 : 3NewRoSoftNewRoSoft$400
2013-10-04CA3rdA3MinorRaidCall ESL Euro Series Summer 2013RaidCall ESL Euro Series Summer 20133 : 1Team DignitasTeam Dignitas$1,355
2012-12-08EA5 - 6thA1Premier2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 32012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 30-2Grp S.$1,848
2012-07-28EC5 - 8thA1Premier2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 22012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 21-2Grp S.$1,756
2012-07-01BA2ndA2MajorEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VIIEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VII2 : 3coL.MVPcoL.MVP$3,000
2012-06-03GA7thA1PremierKorean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1: Group StageKorean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1: Group Stage2-5Grp S.$400
2011-09-22CA3rdA2MajorEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VIEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VI0 : 3Team EmpireTeam Empire$2,000
2011-06-30AA1stA3MinorCrota's Team Tournament S1Crota's Team Tournament S13 : 2mousesportsmousesports$2,000
2011-03-20AA1stA1PremierGosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 13 : 2Team DignitasTeam Dignitas$7,000
2010-12-31BA2ndA3MinorSGL Season 1SGL Season 13 : 4ROOT GamingROOT Gaming$0
Complete list of results in any tournament

Highlight Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2014[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Earnings Statistics

Team Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier1001
A2Major0112
A3Minor1214
Total2327

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier42713
A2Major35513
A3Minor16181650
Total23252876
Note: This table shows the medals won by players
in 1v1 events while on the team.

References[edit]

  1. Fevron (April 3, 2015). "Goodbye Harstem & souL". Fnatic.com.
  2. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (February 4, 2014). "Farewell NightEnD & SaSe". Fnatic.com.
  3. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (February 18, 2014). "Fnatic partners with avast!". Fnatic.com.
  4. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (April 11, 2014). "Fnatic and Azubu partner up". Fnatic.com.
  5. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (April 26, 2014). "Good and Bad news from Fnatic StarCraft 2". Fnatic.com.
  6. Mighty (May 27, 2014). "HelloKitty retires from StarCraft 2". Fnatic.com. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  7. Fevron (July 15, 2014). "Fnatic welcomes souL to the SC2 Academy". Fnatic.com. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  8. Hagen (August 11, 2014). "Farewell Zanster & Ignite". Fnatic.com. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  9. Aeromi (November 4, 2014). "Fnatic and Neeb part ways". TL.net.
  10. Fevron (November 20, 2014). "www.fnatic and Miniraser part ways". Fnatic.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  11. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (January 16, 2013). "Fnatic Closes Korean Gaming House, Shifts Focus to Europe". Fnatic.com.
  12. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (February 11, 2013). "Fnatic part ways with Oz and Alive". Fnatic.com.
  13. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (February 12, 2013). "Pink and Zanster join Fnatic Academy". Fnatic.com.
  14. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (March 3, 2013). "Fnatic welcomes SaSe". Fnatic.com.
  15. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (March 19, 2013). "Miniraser joins the Academy". Fnatic.com.
  16. Lukas 'Iyonic' B. (May 28, 2013). "Fnatic Welcomes Hellokitty". Fnatic.com.
  17. Robert 'Inz' Wylie (December 27, 2013). "Fnatic Welcomes Neeb to SC2 Academy". Fnatic.com.
  18. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (January 12, 2012). "Fnatic Academy Reloaded". Fnatic.com.
  19. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (January 17, 2012). "Moon joins Fnatic.SC2". Fnatic.com.
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  22. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (January 31, 2012). "FnaticRaidCall welcomes aLive & Hwanni". Fnatic.com.
  23. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (February 19, 2012). "Ares joins the FnaticRaidCall Starcraft 2 Academy". Fnatic.com.
  24. Andreja 'ANdre_' Mahovic (March 19, 2012). "Fnatic Academy welcomes ByuL". Fnatic.com.
  25. enssandoR (March 19, 2012). "Fnatic Opens Korean House". TL.net.
  26. Casper 'Acker' Ackermann (April 15, 2012). "SON and FnaticRC part ways". Fnatic.com.
  27. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (May 6, 2012). "FnaticRC signs Oz". Fnatic.com.
  28. Andreja 'ANdre_' Mahovic (June 28, 2012). "Luvsic joins FnaticRaidCall". Fnatic.com.
  29. Jade (July 2, 2012). "Harstem Joins Fnatic!". TL.net.
  30. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (July 15, 2012). "Fnatic and ToD part ways". Fnatic.com.
  31. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (July 17, 2012). "FnaticRC welcomes Naama". Fnatic.com.
  32. Alexander 'Lexx' Zavoloka (September 30, 2012). "Hwanni steps down". Fnatic.com.
  33. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (November 6, 2012). "Fnatic Says Farewell: Rain Retires". Fnatic.com.
  34. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (November 13, 2012). "Fnatic and ByuL Part Ways". Fnatic.com.
  35. Corin 'Bleys' Porter (December 11, 2012). "Fnatic release Moon". Fnatic.com.
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  41. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (May 20, 2011). "Gretorp no longer part of FnaticMSI.SC2". Fnatic.com.
  42. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (June 25, 2011). "Rain To FnaticMSI.SC". Fnatic.com.
  43. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (August 14, 2011). "Sen departs FnaticMSI and joins Gama Bears". Fnatic.com.
  44. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (August 23, 2011). "FnaticMSI.SC say goodbye to Fenix". Fnatic.com.
  45. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (September 10, 2011). "ToD To FnaticMSI". Fnatic.com.
  46. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (September 16, 2011). "FnaticMSI Welcomes IeZaeL and eXeCuToR". Fnatic.com.
  47. Dominik 'razrrr_' Hünitzsch (September 18 ,2011). "FnaticMSI open Korean SC2 Academy". Fnatic.com.
  48. Phillip 'Phil' Rasmussen (November 1, 2011). "FnaticMSI and TT1 Part Ways". Fnatic.com.
  49. Xeris (December 23, 2011). "Xeris and Fnatic part ways". TL.net.
  50. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (December 30, 2011). "KawaiiRice Departs Fnatic". Fnatic.com.
  51. Simon 'Crofteh' Belfield (April 2, 2010). "ANNOUNCING: FnaticMSI.SC". Fnatic.com.
  52. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (April 9, 2010). "Kr & Praetor join FnaticMSI.SC". Fnatic.com.
  53. Cameron 'Cameron' Carson (May 21, 2010). "Gretorp joins FnaticMSI.SC". Fnatic.com.
  54. Simon 'Crofteh' Belfield (May 29, 2010). "FnaticMSI.SC announce new addition". Fnatic.com.
  55. Duran 'Xeris' Parsi (July 25, 2010). "FnaticMSI Says Goodbye to Praetor". Fnatic.com.
  56. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (August 12, 2010). "FnaticMSI welcome LucifroN to SC2 roster". Fnatic.com.
  57. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (August 18, 2010). "IefNaij joins the pack". Fnatic.com.
  58. Roald 'roychez' van Buuren (September 1, 2010). "Sen joins FnaticMSI". Fnatic.com.
  59. Calvin 'Fnatic Zero' Small (September 10, 2010). "FnaticMSI says goodbye to Kr & Moutas". Fnatic.com.
  60. Simon 'Crofteh' Belfield (October 22, 2010). "FnaticMSI.SC2 drop Funkyy". Fnatic.com.