Fnatic have benched longtime CS:GO player Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, bringing in former Team Envy player Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom as a stand-in, the organization announced Friday.
The roster move comes just a few days after Fnatic's ignoble exit from the FACEIT London Major. Fnatic went 2-3 in the New legends swiss group stage, taking losses to compLexity, Natus Vincere and HellRaisers. It marked the first time Fnatic failed to make Top 8 at a CS:GO Major.
"We have not taken this decision with a light heart. Recent results, culminating in our failure to reach Legend Status for the first time during the Major in London this month, have led us to begin work towards a revised team culture within Fnatic and thus moving towards instilling a new sense of stability in the team," Fnatic stated in a press release.
"We hope to establishing Fnatic as the world-renowned name in Counter-Strike that we have seen before and towards which we believe we should always be striving."
Flusha has been with Fnatic since 2013, aside from a roughly six-month stint on GODSENT between August of 2016 and February of 2017. ScreaM, on the other hand, has been teamless since Envy left the French CS:GO scene in June.
ScreaM will make his stand-in debut for Fnatic at ESL One New York on Sept. 26.
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