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Fnatic to undergo surprising roster change

CS:GO Demis “knight” Balbach

After nearly 17 months with the same roster, triple major title winner Fnatic announced the acquisition of former Gamers2 player Dennis "dennis" Edman.

The Swedish team has been rumored to undergo major roster changes after its disappointing performance throughout the last couple of months, including its recent 5th-8th place finish at DreamHack Cluj-Napoca. Despite securing its third major title at ESL One Cologne earlier this summer, the side returned to inconsistent performances afterwards.

This is its first roster change after bringing in both Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer in June 2014. For the next 12 months it had been one of the most consitent rosters, claiming three major titles and setting the bar in the scene. Despite this, the organisation took appropriate actions regarding their weak performances and completed the signing of former Gamers2 player Dennis "dennis" Edman for an undisclosed fee. Markus "pronax" Wallsten, critized for his recent perfomances, decided to step down and take a break from competitive gaming. 

Statement from Jesper "JW" Wecksell:

It is with a tear in my eye that we announce that Markus will no longer be playing in the team.
We have shared so much together; winning three majors, winning multiple tournaments and maybe more importantly, we have had thousands of hours of fun together.
As you the fans probably know, we have been going through a rough time lately and Markus wanted to try out new things in 2016 and walk a different road than the team.
We respect his decision, but we also came to the conclusion that it is meaningless trying to repair our in-game struggles when we are not committing together for the upcoming year.
But now! It is with pleasure that I welcome our new player dennis, that we all pretty quickly agreed would be the last piece of the puzzle in our lineup for 2016.
We are really confident with this lineup, flusha will take over the in-game leading role and we are ready to really really work hard again to be back at the top.

I hope that you guys wanna be with us during this ride and I’m sure we will achieve great stuff together.

Statement from Dennis "dennis" Edman:

I feel honoured to have been given this opportunity. I understand if some of my fans might think this is a selfish decision, when we’ve just started to achieve good results with Gamers2.
However, playing with this lineup has always been the dream for me. It’s really a dream come true, and I am more ready than ever to put in as much time as possible to bring this lineup back to the top where it belongs!

With the newly acquired player, this is the new lineup:

Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell
Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist 
Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman

Demis “knight” Balbach
<p>Counter-Strike player since beta 6.6 and following the competitive scene since 2008. I watched the scene growing. I&#39;ll continue to help it grow even bigger. Follow me on Twitter: @knightCSGO</p>

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