Fnatic signs Poizon lawsuit and promotes Peppzor to CS:GO mainline
Fnatic provided an update to the roster today, weeks after its CS: GO The team surprisingly qualified for the ESL Pro League Season 15 qualifiers despite playing with a handful of substitutes.
AWPer Valentin “poizon” Vasilev joined the team on a trial basis after averaging a 1.17 rating in the ESL Pro League group stage, the team’s second highest, just in below by William “mezii” Merriman. And on top of that, academy player Peppe “Peppzor” Borak has been promoted to the first team, at least for the next few months’ events, which will include the PGL Antwerp Major Europe Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament in April. .
Fnatic parted ways with former AWPer Owen “smooya” Butterfield after the team was knocked out of IEM Katowice in February and saw star Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin walk away from the roster as he was negotiating his transfer to Ninjas in Pajamas, which was announced yesterday. Pepezor and Poizon played key roles in the ESL Pro League Season 15 Group A performance, even without training too much with mezii and Alex McMeekin.
The first team also used 17-year-old Matias “Banjo” Kivistö from Fnatic Rising in the ESL Pro League in place of Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson, who tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the tournament. But Fnatic has finally decided to continue playing with Pepezor for the time being.
The ESL Pro League Season 15 qualifiers kick off on April 5 with the Round of 16, which will see Fnatic battle for a place in the quarter-finals. KRIMZ will likely be healthy by then and should take Banjo’s place.