fnatic bench Xizt and twist
Richard "Xizt" Landstrom and Simon "twist" Eliasson are excluded from fnatic main squad. This has been announced on the official website of the eSports club.
According to a published statement, the reason for the rearrangements in the composition was unsatisfactory results, which led to the fact that the team for the first time in history did not advance to the major, reaching only fourth place in the recent Europe Minor - Berlin 2019.
Andreas ‘Samuelsson’ Samuelsson, CS:GO Team Director:
“I want to thank Simon and Richard for everything we have achieved together.
Both of these players have been very professional during their time with Fnatic. We had a great time together outside the server and they showed good potential in Shanghai and Sydney; it’s a great shame we never found any consistency nor the right chemistry in-game to achieve our goals.
Given the magnitude of failing to qualify for a Major for the first time in Fnatic’s history, a change was indeed necessary. Now, sadly without Simon and Richard, we must build a strong, consistent line-up for the future and bring Fnatic back to the very top.
I wish them both nothing but the best for the future.”
At the moment, it is not known who will occupy the vacant seats in fnatic, but the organization intends to staff up to DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019, which will take place October 1-6. According to HLTV.org, for the first time in six years, management is considering the possibility of forming an international five.
Richard "Xizt" Landstrom joined fnatic in May 2018, Simon "twist" Eliasson in October 2018. Together with them, the team became the champion of the PLG Grand Slam 2018, took second places on the StarSeries i-League S7 and IEM Sydney 2019, and also entered the top 4 strongest participants of IEM Chicago 2018, iBUYPOWER Masters 2019 and WESG 2018 World Finals.
Current fnatic roster:
Jesper "JW" Wecksell
Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
Ludwig "Brollan" Brolin
Richard "Xizt" Landstrom (bench)
Simon "twist" Eliasson (bench)