With a bit of theatrics, Fnatic has unveiled its new, or rather reunited lineup.
Robin “flusha” Rönnquist and Maikil “goldenmajk” Selim are returning to Fnatic effective immediately the organization has revealed via a video posted to Twitter.
Both players have had stints in Cloud9 over the last half of the year with Golden still technically on loan to Fnatic from the North American organization until the end of the year.
Fnatic had recently announced the benching of Richard “Xizt” Landström and Simon “twist” Eliasson and the non-renewal of a contract with Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson.
While there were different rumors about who could end up on the Fnatic lineup, it seems the Swedish squad will give an old lineup another go.
“It feels great to be back in Fnatic, where most of my fondest CS:GO memories were created – and, hopefully, there will be even more in the future,” flusha said as part of the official announcement.
“We all made some mistakes in the past that we have learned from and I believe we have all matured and become more professional since both mine and Golden’s departure from Fnatic last year.
During my break from the CS:GO scene, I reflected a lot upon the negative and positive things that I showed in my entire professional esports career and I have tried to now focus on what once made me one of the best players in the world.
I’m excited to come back to play with some of the best players I have ever played with and especially to be beside such a young talent in Brollan.
Hopefully, we can all show him the experience we have and teach him everything we know to make sure he becomes the best player in the world at some point!”
Golden had most recently been in action with Ninjas in Pyjamas with whom he’d competed in the StarLadder Major in Berlin. The team went out in the Legends stage.
His time with Cloud9 was longer than flusha’s, however, it was plagued by health issues that saw him miss event after event. This was half the story of the Cloud9 roster struggles of 2018-2019.
Having started his career via the Fnatic Academy team, it is a bit of a homecoming for Golden.
“I am extremely excited to return to where it all began for me. I’m happy to be back with the guys and lead this team back in form with all the different experiences and knowledge we have learned in the past year,” the in-game leader said.