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Fnatic
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Team Information
Location: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Team Captain: Marcus "Realzx" Vining
Website: http://fnatic.com/
Sponsor: Fnatic Gear
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Youtube: FnaticTV
Facebook: Fnatic
Twitter: Fnatic
History
Created: 2014-11-08
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Fnatic is a professional eSports organization consisting of players from around the world. The organization has housed some of the top players in games like League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Battlefield 4, Hearthstone and more. The Fnatic organization was founded by both Sam Mathews and Anne Mathews. Fnatic's Headquarters is located in London, United Kingdom. In both 2006 and 2009 Fnatic were awarded Team of the Year.

History

Season 1

Fnatic's first step into SMITE was on November 8, 2014, when they acquired the roster of Exposed Secrets who placed 1st during the Season 1 SMITE Pro League.[1] The roster consisted of Funballer, Xaliea, HalfDevil, ShadowNightmare, FrostiaK, Lloydy and coach ImDazer.

The team went on to the Season 1 EU Regional Championship, where they lost to Aquila 3-2 in a best of 5 series in the semifinals and failed to qualify for the SMITE World Championship. On December 6th of 2014, both ShadowNightmare and FrostiaK choose to leave the team.[2] Just a few weeks later, on December 23rd, the rest of the team chose to part ways with Fnatic and disband.[3]

Season 2

With Fnatic being without a SMITE team going into Season 2, the organization decided to sign the roster formally of SK Gaming on March 6th, 2015. The roster consisted of Realzx, CaptainTwig, Badgah, maniaKK and Zyrhoes.[4]

Spring Split

Summer Split

At the Summer Finals, Fnatic struggled in a best-of-5 against Team SoloMid. Despite novel picks such as  Thanatos mid for Zyrhoes, the European 2nd seed only managed to take a single game off the North American 3rd seed, losing the series 1-3 and dropping down to the 5th place match, where they squared off against the former world championship roster of Cloud9. An unusual draft including  Ah Muzen Cab,  Zeus, and  Arachne helped Fnatic lock down objectives and the teamfights thereafter, granting them the 1-0 victory and securing 5th place.

Fall Split

After the conclusion of Season 2, Krett retired from Smite, becoming the Paladins QA manager for Hi-Rez. While later Badgah left the team citing an internal conflict.[5]. Only one day later the roster of the team Hungry For More was announced, listing CaptainTwig as their jungler, leaving Fnatic with only three members.[6] Two months later, SMITE's eSports site leaked the new members of Fnatic, officially revealed a day later to be BigManTingz in support and Jifffy in jungle, as well as new coach in AnatoLiy.

Season 3

Spring Split

Fnatic was predicted to be the third or fourth place team by many, however, this was not to be. Fnatic was incredibly inconsistent, with only Realzx performing up to par. By week 5, they were eighth place in the league.

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster

Active

ID Name Role
Portugal maniaKK João Ferreira Template:RoleSortNumber Solo
United Kingdom Jifffy Philip Arcari Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle
Sweden Zyrhoes Joakim Verngren Template:RoleSortNumber Mid
United Kingdom Realzx Marcus Vining Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter
United Kingdom BigManTingz Jordan Theaker Template:RoleSortNumber Support

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Finland nulisa Alisa Simola Mid United Kingdom Realzx Season 3 EU SPL Spring Season - Week 10
Denmark Hexicidal Hunter Season 3 EU SPL Spring Season - Week 9
France Tynz Adrian Berguet Season 3 EU SPL Spring Season - Week 8
Germany Jermain Ethan Batarsé Jungle United Kingdom Jifffy
France Dardez Bastien Proust Support United Kingdom BigManTingz
Estonia MetroBoomin Rait Varatu Season 3 EU SPL Spring Season - Week 6
Belgium MrCrunchy Kevin Wauters Solo Portugal maniaKK Season 3 EU SPL Spring Season - Week 4

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
United Kingdom CaptainTwig Benjamin Knight Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle HFMlogo std.png Hungry For More
Norway Badgah Bo Katzenmaier Template:RoleSortNumber Support LFTOlogo std.png Team Leftovers
Netherlands Xaliea Jereon Klaver Template:RoleSortNumber Solo Triglogo std.png TRIG eSports
Poland FrostiaK Arkadiusz Krupka Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle Dlogo std.png Team Dignitas
United Kingdom ShadowNightmare Lewis Farrell Template:RoleSortNumber Mid Dlogo std.png Team Dignitas
United Kingdom Funballer Kieran Patidar Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter Triglogo std.png TRIG eSports
Israel HalfDevil Adir Doel Template:RoleSortNumber Support SpWlogo std.png Spicy Waffles
United Kingdom Lloydy Robert Lloyd Template:RoleSortNumber Sub Triglogo std.png TRIG eSports

Organization

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
Ukraine AnatoLiy Anatoliy Alekseyenok Template:RoleSortNumber Coach Casterlogo std.png Caster
Estonia Epindary Rait Varatu Template:RoleSortNumber Coach
None
USA Krett James Horgan Template:RoleSortNumber Coach Retired.png Retired
United Kingdom ImDazer Darren Patrick Template:RoleSortNumber Coach Triglogo std.png TRIG eSports

Team Achievements

Date Place Event Roster Winnings
2016-01-10 A55 - 8th SWC2016logo small.png SMITE World Championship 2016 maniaKKCaptainTwigZyrhoesRealzxBadgah $25,000
2015-11-21 I1Q SPLSeason2Logo.png Season 2 SWC Wildcard maniaKKCaptainTwigZyrhoesRealzxBadgah Qualified for SWC 2016
2015-11-22 A33rd SPLSeason2Logo.png Season 2 EU Regionals maniaKKCaptainTwigZyrhoesRealzxBadgah $40,000 & Qualified for SWC Wildcard
2015-10-25 A22nd SPLSeason2Logo.png SPL Season 2 EU Fall Split maniaKKCaptainTwigZyrhoesRealzxBadgah Qualified for S2 EU Regionals
2015-07-25 A55th S2SummerFinals.png SPL Season 2 Summer Finals maniaKKCaptainTwigZyrhoesRealzxBadgah $18,250
2015-06-28 A22nd SPLSeason2Logo.png SPL Season 2 EU Summer Split maniaKKCaptainTwigZyrhoesRealzxBadgah Qualified for Summer Finals
2015-04-26 A33rd SpringFinals.png SPL Season 2 Spring Finals maniaKKCaptainTwigZyrhoesRealzxBadgah $12,500
2015-04-05 A22nd SPLSeason2Logo.png SPL Season 2 EU Spring Split maniaKKCaptainTwigZyrhoesRealzxBadgah Qualified for Spring Finals
2014-11-16 A33 - 4th SPLS1EURegionals.png Season 1 EU Regional Championship XalieaFrostiaKShadowNightmareFunballerHalfDevil $5,000

Highlight Videos

Interviews

See Also

External Links

References

  1. http://www.fnatic.com/content/96272
  2. http://www.reddit.com/r/Smite/comments/2oh61m/fnatic_changes_full_story/
  3. https://twitter.com/trig_Funball/status/547431369245466626
  4. 4.0 4.1 fnatic acquires SK roster
  5. 5.0 5.1 [1]
  6. 6.0 6.1 CaptainTwig leaves Fnatic
  7. Official Roster Announcement: Fnatic’s Smite Squad Revealed