Fnatic's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive division announced today it has parted ways with Jesper "JW" Wecksell, Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson. The players have found a new home on Swedish organization Godsent, while Fnatic has picked up former Godsent players Simon "Twist" Eliasson and Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson.
Additionally, Fnatic is bringing in John "Wenton" Eriksson, who has subbed for Fnatic in the past.
"Over the last months something similar has been brewing inside of our team, and regardless of the efforts all parties have tried to make to resolve the internal issues, it reached a point where there was a clear division within the team," Fnatic stated in its release on its website.
- FNATIC (@FNATIC) August 15, 2016
Prior to the moves, rumors of a Swedish team shuffle circulated following a tweet on the ELeague Twitter account from veteran esports journalist Richard Lewis. However, the common speculation was that JW would move to Ninjas in Pyjamas, with no mention of Godsent originally.
I'd pay particular attention to EnvyUs, fnatic and Na'Vi. @sdaohR
- ELEAGUE (@EL) July 26, 2016
Changes were already in motion following the ESL One Cologne 2016 major in early July. Things began moving faster, though, after Fnatic took second in the inaugural season of ELeague, dropping 2-0 to Virtus.pro.
Godsent was formed when it acquired Team Ancient, which was founded by former Fnatic member Markus "pronax" Wallsten, in early April of this year.
That team, including its new roster, is competing against Polish squad Virtus.pro in the wildcard matchup of the ESL Pro League Season 4. The winner will qualify for the professional league, which includes Fnatic, Natus Vincere (Na'Vi), and more.
Fnatic it will begin its ESL Pro League competition this week, with its first opponent yet to be announced.