Fnatic have announced the signing of Simon “twist” Eliasson from Red Reserve, in place of William “draken” Sundin who has been removed from the active roster.
Today, we welcome back @twistCSGO to our Counter-Strike lineup.
The 23-year old will be replacing @drakenCSGO ahead of the start of the ESL Pro League tomorrow.
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) October 2, 2018
The signing has been announced just days after Robin “flusha” Rönnquist was transferred to Cloud9, with Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom acting as their stand-in for Fnatic at ESL One New York.
The Swedes will now play with ScreaM and twist for their first match in the ESL Pro League against Heroic today.
Twist returns to the Fnatic side he helped reached the semi finals at the ELEAGUE Major, Atlanta, in his 7-month stint with the Swedish powerhouse back in August 2016.
Speaking to Fnatic’s website
I’m thrilled to be back at Fnatic, an organisation I have always looked up to since I started following the professional scene.
I’m happy to team up with some of the best Swedish players in the scene and I’m confident we are going to do great things.
I will not take this chance for granted. Thank you to those who have always believed in me.
Twist, who was seen as a very promising talent in early 2016, has not yet lived up to his hype. However, in the past 3 months, he has had a very respectable HLTV rating of 1.16 with his lowest rating being 1.03 at Dreamhack Open Montreal 2018. This, however, has to be taken with the caveat that he played Tier 2 and 3 opponents during his time at Red Reserve.
Twist will most likely be seen as the secondary awper to JW, who had relinquished his duties on the arrival of Draken, although he can be the primary awper as well. The path for Draken is unclear, but for now he will have to watch all the action from the bench. He, however, is hopeful.
I want to thank Fnatic for my short time here and I wish the players good luck.
Although this was not the best fit for me in terms of timing, I am excited to try new things and look forward to whatever my future brings me.
The current roster looks as follows:
Jesper “JW” Wecksell
Freddy “Krimz” Johansson
Richard “Xizt” Landström
Simon “twist” Eliasson
Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom