How will they fare?
Fnatic were quite clearly the dominant force in Europe last season, with an undefeated summer split and a semi-final placement at the world finals. However, they lost three key members of their team to NA and will be hoping to get the new players up and running quickly in order to start off strong. It remains to be seen whether this new Fnatic will have the same firepower and it is unlikely we will see the same unbeatable side as last split.
Star Man – Febiven (Mid)
As one of the two players who resisted the lure of NA Febiven will need to be a leader in the team. Joining Fnatic from H2K, Febiven quickly asserted himself as one of the best mid-lane players in Europe and was vital in Fnatic’s unbeaten run in the summer split. It will be Febiven who fans look to when they need a player to rekindle the excellent form Fnatic showed last split.
You may have heard of – Rekkles (Adc)
Rekkles has had an eventful career in the LCS over his playing career. First coming to prominence at Fnatic in 2013, Rekkles proved to be a talented and skilled marksman before moving to Alliance in one of the biggest shock moves in LCS history. Rekkles failed to perform with his new teammates, at both Alliance and later Elements, and so returned to Fnatic where he re-inspired his own form. Rekkles will be hoping to get the same level of synergy with Noxiak as he had with YellOwStaR as he looks to dominate the league once again.
Our Prediction: 4th
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