Fnatic announced that they have completed the signing of Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin, a young talent coming from fellow Swedish team Red Reserve.
Never too young
The 16-year-old will complete Fnatic’s lineup after the services of Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom who played as a stand-in for the organization when Robin "flusha" Rönnquist was transferred to Cloud9 a couple of weeks ago.
The youngster is not new to the organization as he used to play for Fnatic as a stand-in during the WESG 2017 Europe Finals in place of Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson. Moreover, Brollan was also part of Godsent for a decent period before being a mainstay in Red Reserve.
Is this Fnatic’s final form?
Fnatic encountered a lot of ups and downs last season. Starting hot in the first quarter of 2018 where they consecutively won Intel Extreme Masters XII - World Championship and World Electronic Sports Games 2017, the Swedes experienced a sudden meltdown since then.
Last FACEIT Major, Fnatic finished 9-11th. It might sound as a respectable finish for other teams but for Fnatic, it was a big blow to the organization since they failed to make it to The New Champions Stage or the top 8 of the Major for the first time in their history.
The strings of disappointments prompted Fnatic to shake up their roster. Two weeks prior to Brollan’s addition, they already fielded back in Simon "twist" Eliasson who also used to be a part of Red Reserve and Godsent. Twist replaced William "draken" Sundin who was relegated as inactive. Aside from being a Fnatic member about a year ago, he was also a long time member of Epsilon Esports and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Testing the waters
The addition of Brollan and twist will give Fnatic the combination of veterans experience and youth to jumpstart this season. Fnatic will field in Brollan in LAN at the Intel Extreme Masters – Chicago next month.