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JW Makes A Statement About The Downfall Of Fnatic

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Fnatic dominated the CS:GO scene throughout 2015. They won over five tournaments in only one year and created a new era with Robin “flusha” Rönnquist, JesperJW Wecksell, Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer Gustafsson, Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson, and their captain Markus “pronax” Wallsten.

However, the squad parted ways one by one, starting with the departure of pronax in 2016. In the next year, olofmeister decided to left Fnatic and join the international superstar squad of FaZe Clan.

After these departures, Fnatic only managed to win two top-tier tournaments in early 2018, but couldn’t perform in the next months. Following the bad results, flusha also left the roster and joined Cloud9, as well as their new in-game leader Maikil “Golden” Kunda Selim.

Although Fnatic tried out new talents during these periods such as William “draken” Sundin, Simon “twist” Eliasson, Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson, Dennis “dennis” Edman, they couldn’t find the chemistry.

But, Golden and flusha believed that the reunion is possible and they can reperform in the tournaments. As Golden was firstly loaned to Fnatic from Cloud9, Golden and flusha joined Fnatic in 2019.

At first, the squad showed some great results and performances in the tournaments. Moreover, they also won the DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 against Team Vitality, which was one of the best teams in the world.

However, they couldn’t find any consistencies throughout in both 2019 and 2020, and it brought more frustration to the team. Last year, the roster only managed to win ESL Pro League Season 11: Europe.

Because of that, flusha wanted to leave Fnatic once again in 2021. After the departure of the legend, Fnatic added two young prodigies to the roster, Jack “Jackinho” Ström Mattsson and Peppe “Peppzor” Borak.

Even though they played well in their first tournament with Jackinho and reached out to the finals of cs_summit 7, they couldn’t beat the Virtus.pro, which is a newly established CIS team that has been playing for the top 10.

Yet again, Fnatic started to underperform in the next tournaments, and couldn’t show up as a big organization should be. But, they started to work hard in the next month and showed promising results in both Snow Sweet Snow #3 and Spring Sweet Spring #1, even though they lost most of their matches.

Unfortunately for Fnatic, they couldn’t satisfy the community with their performance. Following the bad results, the veteran AWP player of the roster JW wanted to share an apology letter to the fans.

While JW was apologizing to the Fnatic fans, he also pointed out that they are also not happy with the results they get especially after working really hard as a team. Afterward, JW admitted that he has been underperforming for a while now.

Furthermore, JW mentioned that he will do everything he can to put Fnatic at the top of the leaderboard and said that their focus is now to prove themselves in Intel Extreme Masters XVI – Summer.

Here is the full statement of JW:

“I want to start with saying Sorry to the real ones out there, the ones who have supported me and the team through good and bad. You guys deserve so much better than what I have showed individually these past months, and what we have showed as a team these past months.

I just want to make it clear that no one in the team is happy with the past results and everybody have worked their asses off, inside and outside the server.

These past tournaments have been incredibly tough for me on the mental side and I have really tried to work on it and continue to work on it, but the brain is a complex thing, most of the times things don’t make sense on that part.”

He continued:

“I’m not trying to deny the fact that I have heavily underperformed, I really have, and that is on me and no one else. I have always done everything in my power these last 8 years (except for those few months you know…) to put Fnatic at the top, and I will continue to do so.

What exactly that means for me individually in the future, that we will see. Right now our focus is set on IEM Summer, sadly the last tournament for this season for us. Since we failed to reach Cologne due to poor results throughout the year.

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

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