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The dominant Fnatic roster of 2015 and early 2016 may be resurrected, as Jesper “JW” Wecksell and Robin “flusha” Rönnquist reportedly plan to return to the team following the ELEAGUE Major, according to Slingshot's Jarek "DeKay" Lewis.
Citing sources close to the players, the report says that the move is "player-led" and that Fnatic will have to pay buyouts.
Fnatic's chief gaming officer Patrik "cArn" Sättermon issued a statement to Slingshot stating that no transfers are planned following the Major.
"We are at this point of time not set for any transfers post major," cARN told Slingshot Esports. "We have a very open dialogue internally about our team’s future and we are currently super excited and focused on the incoming ELEAGUE Major to where our team and management are heading [Wednesday]."
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JW, flusha, and Lars "KRiMZ" Freddy were traded to GODSENT in August for Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson and Simon "twist" Eliasson. A blockbuster exchange ultimately dubbed the Swedish shuffle, the trade failed to result in any major tournament victories for GODSENT while Fnatic lost its status as a perennial Grand Final performer.
The former Swedish juggernaut only placed 5-6th in ESL One: New York 2016, 9-12 in ELEAGUE Season 2, and took last place in ECS Season 2. Though Fnatic placed first in the European division of ESL Pro League Season 4 in October, they were unable to attend the finals due to Dennis "dennis" Edman's "personal reasons."
While KRiMZ rejoined Fnatic in October, JW and flusha have stuck it out with GODSENT, placing 3-4th in DreamHack Winter 2016 and sixth at ECS Season 2. Though the team qualified for the WESG 2016 Grand Finals in China, they dropped out just prior to the event in order to rest.
Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. Follow him on Twitter, it'll be great for his self-esteem.