More changes have crept into the fnatic camp as the organization reveals the departure of long time coach Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson.
Jumpy had been with the team for three years and will be replaced by Andreas “Samuelsson” Samuelsson as the head coach of the organizations Counter-Strike team.
The 28-year-old helped lead the Swedish side to victories at IEM Katowice 2018, WESG 2017, and PLG Grand Slam. The team had failed to make much noise over the last year, however, and recently revealed roster moves as the organization looks to forge their path back to the top of Counter-Strike.
Both Richard “Xizt” Landström and Simon “twist” Eliasson were moved to the bench while the team considers their options moving forward.
“I’m delighted to be appointed to one of the finest jobs in esport.
There’s no secret that we have had significant issues with consistency. Now, I’m looking forward to taking the lead in improving the team and the individuals – aspects extending to both in- and out-of-game – as well working closely with our IGL and mental coach,” Samuelsson said in the official announcement.
The now free agent coach also shared some words:
“I want to thank Fnatic and all of the players that I’ve worked with in the last three years. I wish them all the best of luck in their futures.
Frankly, in recent memory at Fnatic, we’ve struggled to find the necessary consistency for what our goals required and the most recent tournaments were perhaps our weakest ever.
I love the game, I love coaching and I want to continue doing just that and now I look forward to finding a new team to work beside!”
Current fnatic CS:GO division:
Jesper “JW” Wecksell
Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson
Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin
Andreas “Samuelsson” Samuelsson (coach)
Richard “Xizt” Landström (benched)
Simon “twist” Eliasson (benched)