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Fnatic Signs Top Overwatch Team

Fnatic Signs Top Overwatch Team
There was talk of Fnatic looking at getting into Overwatch eSports - even perhaps battling football club Manchester United for a certain squad - but here we have it, the announcement of the eSports org's newest addition. The team was original Nubris, Swedish and American players that were proving to be one of the top squads on the Overwatch circuit. The squad is:
  • Robert “Roflgator” Malecki (Coach)
  • André “iddqd” Dahlström (DPS)
  • Scott “custa” Kennedy (Support)
  • Oliver “Vonethil” Lager (Support)
  • Casey “buds” McIlwaine (DPS)
  • Warsi Faraaz “Stoop” Waris (Tank)
  • Matthew “coolmatt69” Iorio (Flex)

Fnatic claims that this will be a US team, and that the organisation will be "investing heavily in the US" as a region. "Those familiar with the Overwatch scene will immediately recognize some names," reads the Fnatic announcement. "The Swedish duo of Iddqd and Vonethil for example. Vonethil has shown to be a strong in-game leader in numerous competitive matches, while iddqd has proven to have great aim and reflexes as well as excellent decision making skills." The post then draws attention to Stoop, coolmatt69 and buds, who were all part of the Team EnVyUs Overwatch line-up (interesting considering Fnatic's recent defeat of EnVyUs at CS:GO's ELeague). Custa is a relative unknown in the scene, though, and the new coach - Roflgator - has a great deal of experience coaching Overwatch team (for its age, at least) and helped a number of teams reach first-place tournament positions. Each of the new players obviously had very pleasant things to say about the signing, such as coolmatt69's insistence that the new squad will "repay their faith". It's interesting that Fnatic is putting more credence into the US region, perhaps seeing Overwatch as a title drawing more interest from the region than the rest of the world. You can read more about Fnatic's new Overwatch team with the official announcement, though it's mostly just positive quotes from the new squad members.