GODSENT and fnatic have once again swapped players, and the old fnatic lineup that had been so dominant in late 2015 and early 2016 finds itself back together ahead of the oncoming season.
The first time these two teams traded players was in August of last year, right as the offseason hit, when Jesper “JW” Wecksell, Robin “flusha” Rönnquist, and Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson were transferred to GODSENT, leaving fnatic with Dennis “dennis” Edman, Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer, Simon “twist” Eliasson, Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson, and John “wenton” Eriksson.
The swap seemed like it could be promising for both teams, who had been stagnating for months, but a slew of bad results for both sides would beg to differ. It didn’t take long for the teams to readjust, as KRIMZ was transferred back to fnatic for Lekr0, whom Markus “pronax” Wallsten was glad to have back on his side.
Several of the players had expressed regret at disbanding that legendary fnatic lineup, and it only seemed like a matter of time before the band would get back together. Today, with the trade of flusha and JW back to fnatic, that team is reunited.
On the other side of the trade is GODSENT, who take twist back and incorporate the young and promising Joakim “disco doplan” Gidetun, who just came out of playing at his first Major in Atlanta.
Both teams will be playing in today’s IEM Katowice closed qualifier, although GODSENT will do so with a stand-in. To read more about the trade head to the statement, here.
Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer
Dennis “dennis” Edman
Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson
Jesper “JW” Wecksell
Robin “flusha” Rönnquist
Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson (coach)
Markus “pronax” Wallsten
Andreas “znajder” Lindberg
Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson
Simon “twist” Eliasson
Joakim “disco doplan” Gidetun
Alexander “rdl” Redl (coach)