KRIMZ on a reshuffle in fnatic: "It’s sad to see LW leave, but something had to change"
The fnatic player Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson, in an interview with SportExpressen, expressed regret over the recent leave of Jesper "JW" Wecksell, who is the friend of his. At the same time, the 27-year-old Swede admitted that the roster had to change in order to get out of the crisis.
It’s sad to see JW leave, but something had to change. Our team had no results. It seemed like we were not working as a team. Everything was really upsetting and we did not know what to do. We tried everything, yet couldn’t halt the downward spiral.
During the summer break on the professional scene, fnatic announced Alex "ALEX" McMeekin and William "mezii" Merriman as the team’s newcomers, after which English became the language of communication within the roster. According to KRIMZ, the lineup and language changes went smoothly for him.
Actually, everything went really well. I thought that communicating in English would be much harder than in Swedish. My English is not that great in terms of pronunciation because it oftentimes starts to sound like Swedish. But overall, the communication within the roster is good. I’m a little bit impressed with how quickly we can communicate and get information.
International squad is some sort of a new start for me. It is my first time playing with foreigners. I still have Brollan by my side, so we will look after one another. Jackinho is also here, even though he joined recently. It is nice to have familiar faces around.
The updated fnatic roster will make their debut in the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 14. NAVI will be the team’s first opponents in the tournament on August 27. The European squad will also face BIG, Evil Geniuses, FaZe, and mousesports.