fnatic leave Sweden

Elliott Griffiths
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Tea. Biscuits. Red postboxes. Losing Euro finals. Binge drinking. Chavs. Ugly teeth. Bland food. Colonisation. Her Majesty the Queen. And now, fnatic.

Welcome to England.

Jackinho will no longer be AWPing for fnatic, and with his departure, the team became a European team, with two Britbongs and two Swedes.

For like, a minute, anyway. Very quickly after, fnatic announced that smooya will be standing in. Which - and those of you able to count will know what's coming - means that this team is now English.

Or 'British', we suppose - though we doubt any Scots are recognising this team as their own. They hate the English more than the rest of the world. Usually.

While we're sort of joking around, this is... weird. fnatic have always been a bastion of Swedish Counter-Strike, one of the most successful teams of all time, and having done it by being all Swedish.

We're not going to say it's impossible that they repeat that feat with a mostly UK-based team, but... okay, we lied. It's impossible. God's too busy saving the Queen to give these boys the divine intervention needed to get this team up there.

The good news in that case is then, that it seems smooya won't be there for that long. After a successful trial, he's... not playing with the team for the closed qualifier he helped them qualify for. Weird.

What could possibly be the reason?

October 11, 2021

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