Fnatic are an incredibly diverse professional esports team consisting of players from around the world, who professionally play a myriad of games. The team was founded back in 2004 when they formed their original Counter Strike team, and it wasn’t until 2011 that they branched out into League of Legends. Arguably the best European League of Legends team, Fnatic have seen massive success at the LCS Championship. As well as being a behemoth in League of Legends, Fnatic have cast a wide web over professional gaming, including forming successful Overwatch, Dota 2 and CSGO Teams.
Being at the top of their game, Fnatic seem to have and endless amount of strengths behind them, but it is their excellent map pressure and highly potent solo lane capabilities that set them aside from the rest. This has lead them to victory many times, winning 5 out of the 6 LCS Championships they have participated in, losing out to Alliance the one time. The highlight of 2017 has undoubtedly been Paul “sOAZ” Boyer’s return to the team. SOAZ helped secure 3 LCS titles and two trips to the World Championship.
Branding & Sponsorship
Fnatic’s logo is a deep orange, complimented dark grey text. As well as orange appearing on the ends of the sleeves, the jersey features plenty of black and grey. Because of their level of success, Fnatic’s merch is fairly extensive – the team have their own Gear shop where various computing equipment from mice to keyboards are sold.
Fnatic have their fair share of sponsors including the likes of Monster, Twitch and MSI. Most notably joining forces with AMD in 2016 and bringing them on board as their official processor sponsor. Fnatic will be adding AMD Processors to their 6 new computers in their Berlin gaming house.
Team Roles, Expertise, Divisions
Fanatic fans applaud the return of the fabled Paul “sOAZ” Boyer. Having joined the roster back in 2012, sOAZ has predictably gone on to take numerous accolades for the Fnatic team. A veteran in the sport, sOAZ brings his vast pool of knowledge and experience to the crew, proving to be a vital team member and a formidable top lane who can play a multitude of roles. Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider. Amazing by name, amazing by nature, this 23 year old from Germany is considered by many as best German LoL Jungler (maybe even ‘player’) of all time. What else do we need to say about this guy?
Regular mind-laner Caps is known for his genius plays down he the central channel Martin “Rekkles” Larsson is an icon in bottom lane, dominating his opponents with calculated plays. Jesse “Jesiz” Le is a mid-lane turned support player, holding the line when the opposition inevitably make the big push.
Roster & Achievements
The Fanatic LoL team is made up of 5 core members: Paul “sOAZ” Boyer, Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider, Rasmus “Caps” Winther, Martin “Rekkles” Larsson, Jesse “Jesiz” Le. The original League of Legends World Champion back in 2011, Fnatic used to be the team everyone was out to beat. 6 years on and the squad have changed, but their achievements and standings are paved in stone. Their social media reflects their notoriety with over 2,000,000 Twitter followers, a growing Reddit profile and a YouTube account with more than 100,000 subscribers.