JW, flusha return to Fnatic; twist, disco doplan transferred to GODSENT

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[hkes_show_google_ad] August’s Swedish Shuffle has now been fully reversed, as Fnatic have re-acquired Jesper “JW” Wecksell and Robin “flusha” Rönnquist from GODSENT, Fnatic announced Saturday. To make room for JW and flusha, the organization transferred Joakim “disco doplan” Gidetun and Simon “twist” Eliasson to GODSENT. “Needless to say, the aftermath of the team’s split in August came with many challenges and although we have shown great promise of late, we are confident that the revival of our old line-up will accelerate our journey towards once again being the best Counter-Strike franchise in the World,” Fnatic chief gaming officer Patrik “cArn” Sättermon said in a statement. The move confirms a January report from Slingshot Esports’ Jarek “DeKay” Lewis which said that JW and flusha would be traded for disco doplan and twist following the ELEAGUE Major in what the CS:GO insider called a “player-led move.” While JW and flusha were part of Fnatic’s most dominant roster, a string of poor tournament performances led to frustration and a surprising roster shuffle in which the two players, along with Freddy “KRiMZ” Johansson, were traded to GODSENT in exchange for twist and Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson. “Looking back at the split we had in August, it was a decision made very hastily by emotions rather than results,” Fnatic CS:GO manager Viktor “vuggo” Jendeby said in a statement. “Our perception of ourselves lead to the fact that nothing but a tournament win was acceptable and the pressure that came with it was not healthy. Even the best can’t win all tournaments, and that is okay; we’ve realized that now and matured from it. We are now 110% focused, determined and confident, and we will work day and night to reclaim the #1 spot in the world.” Though KRiMZ rejoined Fnatic in October, flusha and JW stayed on with GODSENT and placed 3-4th at DreamHack Winter 2016 and sixth in ECS Season 2. They also placed 9-11th at the ELEAGUE Major, getting eliminated by North in Round 5. Fnatic, meanwhile, made it to the semifinals of the ELEAGUE Major where they were defeated 2-0 by eventual winners Astralis. The veteran Swedish franchise also placed 5-6th at ESL One New York and topped the European division of ESL Pro League Season 4, though they were unable to attend the finals. With the team’s roster full restored to the lineup which won the IEM Season X, ESL One Cologne 2015 and StarLadder i-League StarSeries XIV, flusha says he’s confident that they can once again dominate the world of CS:GO. “It’s kind of funny how when the rumours came up, players from other teams would ask me if there was any truth in them. I could feel that it was not out of curiosity but rather fear that they were asking,” flusha said in a statement. “I know now that what we had was a very special combination of players; a great team. I’ve learned that now and the other teams have every right to be afraid.” [hkes_show_google_ad]

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