Fnatic on Twitter have announced the addition of Jamie “keita” Hall as the strategic coach of their CSGO division while Andreas ‘Samuelsson’ Samuelsson will transition to a managerial role within the Swedish organization.
It was Complexity whom Keita represented for almost two years before signing up Fnatic before the Texas-based organization decided to part ways with William “RUSH” Wierzba and mutually with the 28-year-old Brit in the wake of lacklustre showings across tournaments in 2020. The addition of Keita to their CSGO division will be Fnatic’s third signing in less than a week after they decided to go international by signing Alex “ALEX” McMeekin as their IGL and William “mezii” Merriman. Previously, they parted ways with Jesper “JW” Wecksell and Maikil “Golden” Selim as a part of their roster overhaul.
With Keita on board, Samuelsson will now focus on the development of the Main and Academy team and assist the newly appointed Brit. Keita would now work with the team’s new captain ALEX going forward in a bid to claim the lost grounds in terms of rankings.
ALEX and mezii both joined Cloud9 as a part of Henry “HenryG” Greer’s project dubbed as the “Colossus” in the second half of 2020 alongside Ricky “floppy” Kemery, Ozgur “Woxic” Eker, and Patrick “es3tag” Hansen. Across their time at Cloud9, the team had their own ups and downs, which resulted in putting the CSGO division on hold.
In a press release, Samuelsson stated:
The new-look Fnatic will debut at the upcoming ESL Pro League Season 14 and have been drawn in Group C alongside heavyweights like FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, Mousesports, and Evil Geniuses. They will play their opener against NaVi on August 27.
Fnatic are now:
- Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson
- Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin
- Jack “Jackinho” Ström Mattsson
- Alex “ALEX” McMeekin
- William “mezii” Merriman
- Jamie “keita” Hall (Strategic Coach)