Fnatic is one of the world's biggest and most prestigious esports organizations. It has a huge worldwide fanbase and has won trophies in many championships, with players and teams from all over the world.
With its competitive lineup coming from Sweden, the organization was formed in 2004 and quickly became a focal point of the mid-2000s Counter-Strike scene. Beginning in late 2013, with the introduction of CS:GO, Fnatic transformed into a powerhouse, winning three Valve-sponsored championships over the following two years as probably the strongest team in the world. This, along with their early success in League of Legends, enabled the company to develop quickly, branching out into a variety of other games and becoming a worldwide power.
The greatest players on Fnatic's rosters in esports are listed here.
1. Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson, one of the most consistent CS:GO riflers ever, is the sole surviving Fnatic player from their CS:GO glory days. Except for two months spent with GODSENT, generally regarded as one of the most catastrophic trades in Counter-Strike history, he has stayed on the roster since arriving in June 2014, right in the midst of Fnatic's reign of terror.
He's won two majors and a slew of other awards in his seven years with Fnatic. During this time, KRIMZ has featured on HLTV's "top 20 players of the year" list five times, including three times in the top ten. During an event, his squad can usually depend on him to provide some huge critical moments and he seldom bottoms frags. Even though Fnatic has lately moved closer to becoming a worldwide team for the first time, the Swedish threat still has a place.
2. Iliev Galabov (Zdravets “Hylissang”)
Fnatic has been a dominant force in League of Legends since its inception, having won the inaugural World Championship in 2011. Fnatic has had a constant presence in League World Championship tournaments for the last decade, despite international competition becoming considerably stronger with the entrance of areas like China and Korea. Throughout this period, Fnatic has consistently been recognized as one of Europe's top teams. Zdravets "Hylissang" Iliev Galabov's excellent support play has established that position in recent years.
In the last four years, Hylissang has helped the Fnatic team finish second or first in six of eight splits, including two domestic championships and three World Championship berths, with a fourth one on the way. Fnatic made the playoffs in all three of those matches at Worlds, including a place in the grand finals in 2018.
However, his achievements aren't only due to his work with the team. In seven of the eight splits he's played with Fnatic, he's been selected to the LEC's first or second All-Pro team. He's also the all-time assist leader in the LEC.
3. VALOROUS Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev
Despite the fact that VALORANT lacks the long-term clout of games like CS:GO and League of Legends, Fnatic adhered to their strategy of early success. It seized on the burgeoning EU VALORANT scene in February, purchasing the UK-based SUMN FC squad only months after finishing second at First Strike. After just a few months, the team made several roster changes, including bringing in Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev, a young rising talent from Finland.
Before the modifications, Fnatic had a strong VALORANT squad, one that prioritized smart team play and effectively utilized utility on attack and defense. But they lacked that electrifying duelist who could change the tide of a match with a single move. On Jett, derke gives the team the playmaking it needs, with moves that propelled Fnatic to the top of Europe and into the grand finals of VALORANT's first international LAN, Masters Two Reykjavk.
4. Djardel Jicko B. “DJ” Mampust
Djardel Jicko B. “DJ” Mampusti has been the captain and main support player of the Fnatic Dota 2 squad for years, and the team has been a powerhouse in Southeast Asia and throughout the globe. DJ has been a key roaming support presence for the team since joining in 2015 and then re-joining in 2017 after a half-year sabbatical, helping the squad dominate their area and stay competitive in international top-tier tournaments.
Fnatic has qualified for five consecutive Internationals thanks to DJ's efforts. Even if their performance in these events hasn't been stellar (with the exception of a fourth-place result in 2016), reaching these tournaments over the last half-decade is a remarkable feat. Over the last six years, DJ has also been with Fnatic during deep runs at many championships. Fnatic may perform considerably better at TI10 in Bucharest in October if he can figure out the transition from roaming support to hard support.