Mike Stubbs . People . Friday 22nd July 2016 . 10:51
Fnatic have finally entered the Overwatch scene, after much speculation, by signing a mostly American roster.
The new team includes: André “iddqd” Dahlström, Scott “custa” Kennedy, Oliver “Vonethil” Lager, Casey “buds” McIlwaine, Warsi Faraaz “Stoop” Waris, Matthew “coolmatt69” Iorio and finally Robert “Roflgator” Malecki, who will act as the team’s coach.
Both Iddqd and Vonethil are Swedish, but the rest of the roster is all American. The team will all live and compete in America as well.
Traditionally Fnatic has kept to EU teams, along with its current Dota team in South East Asia, but for Overwatch they went after the best talent and that meant heading to North America.
“It’s an honor to be able to work with such an amazing group of players under the most legendary org, said team coach Robert “Roflgator” Malecki. “We have the tools to become the best team in the world, and my goal is to help this team accomplish just that.”
“I’m extremely pleased to be joining such a reputable organization,” added Matthew “coolmatt69” Iorio, the team’s flex player. “Few names in esports are more important and as a team we’re thrilled to get this opportunity. It really means a lot to be Fnatic’s first US based team. They saw enough potential in us that they considered it worthwhile to transcend regions. We’ll be sure to repay their faith.”