Olivia R. September 12, 2019
A heated social media debate between Duncan "Thorin" Shields and Fnatic star Jeser "JW" Wecksell ended up airing some dirty laundry about Fnatic's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team.
Thorin took to Twitter to call out Fnatic for their alleged treatment of Maikil "Golden" Selim, who the team moved to the in-game leader role before promptly cutting him.
"In today's episode of 'pros get everything their way all the time,' Fnatic claim to have treated Golden well after telling him he can stay, transitioning him to a role he could never have done, and then cutting him. Tune in for more semantic fuckery soon!" Thorin tweeted.
JW came to his organization's defense, saying that he didn't expect Thorin to understand anything "CS-related" anyway.
Thorin was quick to respond in a typically scathing way.
"Luckily, I don't have to rely on the bullshit that comes out of players' mouths publicly. By all means, attack me, though. Maybe it will distract from you bringing back the very same flusha you cut for being shit. Wouldn't want to have to address how awkward that is, eh? Let me guess: He was always your brother and you always believed in him?" Thorin said.
This was a reference to long-time Fnatic player Robin “flusha” Rönnquist being benched in September of last year. When Fnatic failed to find acceptable results in many of the tournaments they'd participated in, flusha parted ways with the team to eventually join Cloud9. According to Thorin's Twitter tyrade, flusha was dropped from the team for his poor performance at the time.
flusha ended up joining the Twitter debate to try and set the record straight.
flusha speaks on leaving Fnatic
"I was not cut. I told the team I wanted to leave. I don't know where all these 'truths' are being made up," flusha said.
The tweet quickly amassed over two-thousand likes. It was clear that the CSGO community was enjoying the drama, but also applauding flusha for standing up for himself in the situation. Many replies to the tweet appeared to support flusha, deriding Thorin or implying that he had purposefully distorted the truth.
JW was also quick to defend flusha. He echoed the sentiment that flusha was not "cut for being shit," but added again he didn't expect Thorin to understand the situation.
"You are correct, however, that flusha has always been like a brother to me. It's actually pretty nice to have those kind of relations with other human beings," JW added along with a smiley face.
Although flusha hasn't played competitively since he left Cloud9 in March, he's been quite active on Twitch. On his streams, he plays CSGO for his 228,700 followers. Some rumors have spoken to flusha potentially rejoining Fnatic by the year's end.