Fnatic bench JW

The Swedish organization intends to field an International roster.

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Fnatic on Twitter have announced the departure of Jesper “JW” Wecksell from their active CSGO division. The 26-year-old has been placed on the team’s bench and may consider his options in Valorant, going further. 

An 89-month-long illustrious career comes to an end for JW at Fnatic as the latter has been moved to the bench by the Swedish side. Jesper rose to prominence in the second half of November in 2014 as one of the main engines in Fnatic’s success in Jönköping, Sweden where they secured their first Major title, going past Ninjas In Pyjamas in the Grand finale of DreamHack Winter 2013. With JW on board, Fnatic were able to bag two more majors in 2015 at ESL One: Katowice and Cologne, getting their count up to three across six majors played. 

Post their major glory, Fnatic always maintained their spot at the top with JW steering them to a plethora of championships across his time at the same. Fnatic however seemed to enter the downward spiral post their recent roster changes, succumbing to mid-lower table finishes from their last five outings. JW’s status follows the recent benching of Fnatic’s ex-IGL Maikil “Golden” Selim which leaves the former with three active players on the roster, Freddy “⁠KRIMZ⁠” Johansson, Ludvig “⁠Brollan⁠” Brolin, and Jack “⁠Jackinho⁠” Ström Mattsson. 

JW in a press release added,

It’s a strange, yet exciting feeling, after 2709 days /or/ 1658 official maps played under the same club to wake up and not knowing what’s next. I have always tried my best every single day during these past almost 8 years to make Fnatic the absolute best it could ever be, sometimes it was harder and sometimes “easier” but in the end, I’m happy with what I have achieved here. Now it’s time to take some time to reflect upon things, what I could possibly have done better or different, and bring that with me to whatever is next in life, be it CS, Valorant, or esports in general. Thank you for everything thus far and stay tuned for my next step.

Fnatic are now down to three players as mentioned above and are on the course of undergoing a major revamp in a bid to restructure their CSGO division. The Swedish organization is rumored to field an international squad, but haven’t yet disclosed their plans. 

The team is now left with:

  • Freddy “⁠KRIMZ⁠” Johansson
  • Ludvig “⁠Brollan⁠” Brolin
  • Jack “⁠Jackinho⁠” Ström Mattsson
  • Andreas “⁠Samuelsson⁠” Samuelsson (Head coach)
  • Maikil “⁠Golden⁠” Selim (Inactive)
  • Jesper “⁠JW⁠” Wecksell (Inactive)

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