Fnatic looks to refresh the roster with flusha exit
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist has been removed from Fnatic’s active lineup which has ended his third stint with the team. He won three Majors with the team alongside the two remaining players in the squad who are Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson and Jesper ‘JW’ Wecksell.
Flusha spent five years with Fnatic across three stints. He is one of the best players in the history of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and he will be an important player for the future of the team who will sign him up from Fnatic’s inactive lineup.
This also happened before in his second stint with Fnatic in 2018. He joined Cloud9 where he played for six months. However, his time with the organisation did not last long because Fnatic came calling again and he joined for the third time.
His third stint ended after 15 months, headlined by Fnatic’s win at DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 where they beat Team Vitality in the final 2-1. That was a big win for the Swedish squad which was their only victory in the 15 months that flusha played in.
What is next for Fnatic?
It has been hinted that Fnatic already has a replacement lined up. They have not announced it just yet but it will most likely be a Swedish player as they want to retain a solid communicative environment. They can all speak English but they are more comfortable with speaking their native language.
The team’s coach Andreas ‘Samuelsson’ Samuelsson has released a statement about the exit with a little hint about their plans for the future. He said, ‘Flusha dropping to our inactive roster opens up a place on our active roster that we will use to rejuvenate our team for the 2021 season’.
The player who is rumoured to take his spot is Jack ‘Jackinho’ Ström Mattsson. However, he is an AWPer which means that JW will have to change his role again. This will be a big change in the Fnatic lineup as JW is more known for being the main AWPer. He is comfortable enough to play as a rifler and a secondary AWPer when needed.
Fnatic is also not open to a six-player lineup which basically means that flusha is on his way out of the team permanently.
What is next for flusha?
Samuelsson had a lot to say about flusha as well in his statement. The coach said, ‘Robin is an amazingly talented player and I'm sure he will find a place in a top tier team very quickly’.
There are already rumours floating around that flusha is exploring the option to link up with his former C9 teammate Timothy ‘autimatic’ Ta. Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi is also a rumoured teammate. This rumour is evidenced by all three players’ status as inactive players.
Words: Cholo Martin