fnatic invites smooya on trial
fnatic on their Twitter account have announced that Owen "smooya" Butterfield has been invited for a three-month trial with an option of extension. The announcement came shortly after the AWPer announced his free-agent status.
Movistar Riders was the last smooya’s team, where he has played since February of 2021. In August, the Spanish club put the 22-year-old esports athlete on the bench.
Butterfield joined fnatic after playing in the open qualifier for IEM Winter 2021, where he replaced the previously excluded Jack "Jackinho" Ström Mattsson as a standin. The Britt helped beat GamerLegion, K23 and Galaxy Racer, thus together with the team earning a slot in the closed qualifiers.
The upcoming matches for fnatic will be held on October 16-18 in the closed qualifier for IEM Winter 2021. The opponents of the roster in the battle for three spots in the tournament will be ENCE, MOUZ, Team Spirit, Complexity, FunPlus Phoenix and two more winners of the second open qualifier.
fnatic current lineup:
Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin
Alex "ALEX" McMeekin
William "mezii" Merriman
Owen "smooya" Butterfield (trial)
Jamie "keita" Hall (coach)
Jack "Jackinho" Ström Mattsson (benched)
Maikil "Golden" Selim (benched)