Seven-time European champion Fnatic has finally announced its lineup for the 2022 season
With most organizations’ roster-building now coming to a close, Fnatic has finally announced its lineup for next season. The team announced their changes through a parody news broadcast, reporting on their previous “leak” of the roster in a TwitLonger earlier in the day.
- Martin “Wunder” Nordahl Hansen
- Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz
- Marek “Humanoid” Brázda
- Elias “Upset” Lipp
- Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov
Fnatic reveals new roster after Bwipo, Adam departures
Pending Riot approval, top laner Wunder will join the team from archrivals G2 Esports after the teams agreed on a buyout for the 2019 MSI champion, thought to be in the region of €600,000. He replaces the outgoing Adam “Adam” Maanane whose recent public spat with Upset included accusations that the latter was actively trying to get the Frenchman replaced during the offseason.
Previous jungler Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau, another player who had drama of his own in recent months, departs the team to move back into the top lane for North America’s Team Liquid despite impressive showings after his roleswap last split. He is set to be replaced by former Misfits jungler Razork after he allowed his contract to end last month in order to enter free agency. His transfer is also pending Riot approval.
In the mid lane, Marek “Humanoid” Brázda is set to sign from January 1 and will be bought on by Fnatic from current LEC champions MAD Lions. The Czech was already expected to join, but his transfer fee had been a sticking point between the two organizations. Humanoid will take the place of Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer who has found himself incredibly unlucky to be without a team next season and looks set to fall into a substitute role for Fnatic.
Finally, the bottom lane sees Upset and Hylussang keep their spots in the lineup having arguably provided Fnatic’s strongest lane last season. They are now set to lead the organization into their next era as the team looks to earn their first European title since 2018.