Fnatic core with Leo and Chronicle, scarier than ever
The Fnatic organization was founded on July 23, 2004, by Sam Matthews and Anne Matthews and it is based in London, United Kingdom. As of now, they are competing in eight different gaming titles. As an esports organization, Fnatic’s past is full of achievements and trophies, including their newest division, VALORANT. Fnatic signed the overperforming SUMN FC roster and announced their entrance to the scene. The organization started things off by making it to the VCT 2021: Stage 2 Masters - Reykjavik but failed to win the trophy after getting swept by Sentinels in the final stage. 2022 was a lot better for Fnatic as they dominated the EMEA Stage 2 Challengers and won their first regional trophy. Fnatic also appeared in every major tournament last year, placing fourth in Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen and 5th-6th in VALORANT Champions 2022. Even though they are yet to win an international trophy, they dominated the scene regionally.
Fnatic managed to keep the core from 2022 and added two new talents for the VCT 2023 season. Boaster, Derke, and Alfajer played important roles in FNC’s success last year and they remained with the organization at least for the VCT 2023 - LOCK//IN challenge. Mistic and Enzo left the team, finding Apeks as their new home. Meanwhile, Fnatic filled the missing slots in the lineup with Leo and Chronicle. Lastly, kamyk joined the team as the sixth player who recently parted ways with UCAM Esports Club.
New Season, New LineupNikita "Derke" Sirmitev: Derke has been playing for FNC since VCT 2021: Europe Stage 2 Challengers 2. After his arrival, Fnatic made it to their first-ever Masters tournament and since then, he has been one of the most important pieces of the team. The Finnish star is sitting at a 1.26 rating and a 1.30 K/D. He played Chamber for the majority of the 2022 season but with the recent nerfs, we might see him more with Jett rather than the French Sentinel. Lastly, he led VCT 2022 OFF SEASON - SUPERDOME’s rating leaderboard with a rating of 1.41 in 11 maps.
Expectations from Fnatic in 2023
Fnatic had a very strong roster last year and it even looks better on paper with the arrivals of Chronicle and Leo. When new players join a team, the thing that matters the most is chemistry. If talented players get along well both in and out of the game, that is one of the ingredients to success. We had a chance to watch them against ZETA DIVISION and Detonation FocusMe and the European team had great performances in both games. Overall, Fnatic are definitely one of the favorites of VCT 2023 - EMEA League.
With the new league model, the competition will be higher than before as the rosters look even stronger than before. More information about the rosters and tournament structures can be found on VCT 2023 Hub.
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