- Peppe “Peppzor” Borak and Valentin “poizon” Vasilev have joined Fnatic’s main roster
- The two athletes helped the organization qualify for the ESL Pro League Season 15 playoffs
- Fnatic had parted ways with two players and strives to maintain its lead with talented new additions
Peppe “Peppzor” Borak and Valentin “poizon” Vasilev joined Fnatic’s roster after helping the team qualify for the ESL Pro League Season 15 playoffs.
Fnatic Introduces Two Players to the Main Team
Fnatic, the franchise behind one of the top teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, has introduced new changes to its competitive roster. The organization will promote Peppe “Peppzor” Borak to the main squad and will acquire the promising Valentin “poizon” Vasilev on a trial period.
Both players played under Fnatic’s banner in the ESL Pro League Season 15 and helped the team qualify for the playoffs. Thanks to their dedication, the organization is now giving them a raise.
Peppzor used to be one on Fnatic’s academy roster, Fnatic Rising, but joined the main team after the organization was forced to play with a few stand-ins. Fnatic’s trust turned out to be justified as the Swede demonstrated great skill and strong chemistry with the rest of the team. His efforts have been rewarded and he will play as a part of the main roster for the next few months. Fnatic confirmed that Peppzor will remain on the team at least during the PGL Antwerp Major Europe Regional Major Ranking.
Poizon, on the other hand, was acquired on a trial period after playing as a stand-in in Fnatic’s ranks. The Bulgarian earned this trial through his spectacular performance during the group stage of the ESL Pro League. The player managed to surpass the majority of Fnatic’s players, averaging a 1.17 kill rate – the second highest in the team after William “mezii” Merriman.
Fnatic Had to Adapt After Parting Ways with Two Players
Fnatic’s roster changes seem to be paying off. The team underwent some significant changes as one of its best players, Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin, was acquired by Ninjas in Pyjamas – a move that had been reported weeks before the deal closed.
Additionally, the AWP player Owen “smooya” Butterfield was dismissed from the organization in February after it failed to achieve any notable results in the IEM Katowice.
The vacant spots were eventually filled in by peppzor and poizon who have now gained their place among Fnatic’s best. Matias “Banjo” Kivistö was another academy player who joined as a stand-in after Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson had to take a break after getting diagnosed with COVID-19. Sadly for Banjo, his performance was not quite on par with peppzor’s, which is why he did not manage to land a spot on the main team.
Fnatic will next play at the ESL Pro League Season 15 which begins on April 5. It is curious to see whether peppzor and poison will continue driving the team forward.