The Fnatic CS: GO roster was incomplete after Draken parted ways with Fnatic on the 2nd of October 2018. The decision to part ways with Draken was taken after the team had substandard results despite showing promise. Since then, the Swedish roster has been without a fifth player using Scream as a stand-in.
A few weeks ago, Fnatic announced the addition of Twist to their CS: GO lineup. Today another player from Red Reserve joins the Fnatic roster as the Swedish lineup looks forward to building their team into a strong position once again.
— Freddy Johansson (@Krimz) October 17, 2018
Brollan is not a new name for Fnatic as he was a stand-in for the team during WESG 2017 European qualifiers. Fnatic won the tournament in China under Golden’s leadership. However, the organisation was only able to win WESG and IEM Katowice, two events that seemed to delay Golden’s exit from the roster at the time.
I am very excited to welcome Brollan to Fnatic, not only because it means we finally have a full team again but also because I know that Ludvig is the final piece of the puzzle.
He is extremely talented, he has a hunger that spreads within the team and he is an extremely hard worker. I see the 16-year old version of myself in him.
The motivation within the team has never been higher, and now it’s time to get back to business and show people exactly what we are made of.
A new era is coming – welcome, Ludvig!
The team and its staff only had good words for Scream who was a stand-in for the team during this time. While he definitely felt fluid when it comes to their gameplay, the language barrier did pose problems, especially when discussion intricate strategy details.
Welcome to FNATIC @Brollancs – We know things have looked bad for the team, we know people doubt us, we will prove everyone wrong and we will rise from the ashes. This is the comeback of FNATIC. Sit back and enjoy watching it. Thank you all for supporting us thus far
— Jesper Wecksell (@JW1) October 17, 2018
[Playing with ScreaM] felt really good considering we went from Swedish to English, the communication actually felt quite good.
But it’s the small things, like positions or something you want to explain in a Swedish way; you don’t have the same vocabulary in English that you have in Swedish. In a few situations, it’s always going to be harder [in international squads].
We need to sit down with the team, now, to refocus and adjust a few things as we move forward
Fnatic CS:GO Coach, Jimmy ‘Jumpy’ Berndtsson
The immediate benefit of this addition is the improvement in their communication. With the players no longer required to force in English, this will present a very smooth flow of communication as well as an efficient team practice. Overall, the Fntic organization has always wanted to field a full Swedish lineup and the addition of a lot of sense for the team. He has excellent synergy with Twist, which makes the dup much more comfortable when it comes to playing with some of the veterans in the industry.