- After a decade of absence, Fnatic returns to the Halo competitive scene
- The organization has chosen relatively young and unproven players
- Fnatic is excited to bring new competitive Halo content to its fans
As the young Halo Infinite competitive scene is still growing, Fnatic has finally decided they want a piece of the action and signed a roster.
Fnatic Returns to Competitive Halo
Halo Infinite is just a couple of months old, but there is a burgeoning esports scene already in the making. Organizations like Team Quadrant have already created professional Infinite rosters, and this time another big organization in the FPS competitive sphere, Fnatic, has finally stepped in as well. The organization recently signed former Halo group Team WaR as their starting roster for the Halo Championship Series (HCS). With this, Fnatic has returned to professional Halo for the first time in over a decade, having fielded their last roster in 2011.
The team’s composition is as follows:
- Juliano “Sceptify” Sadiku
- Chase “SuperCC” Cavuto
- Torez “Envore” Broyles
- Joseph “Juziro” Bartholomay
- Casey “Strobe” Hebert (coach)
What Are Fnatic’s Plans for Infinite?
The organization’s attempts to build a Halo Infinite roster started in December last year, around the time of the HCS Kickoff Major Raleigh 2021. Fnatic paid close attention to the participating players in search of potentially signing a roster. Although they came empty-handed, not long after the event was over, they signed coach Casey “Strobe” Hebert, placing the first building block of their new roster.
According to the organization, this roster consists of “a promising young group of players, with an impressive focus on positivity, teamwork, and willingness to learn and adapt.” Colin “CoJo” Johnson, Fnatic Team Director, aid in the organization’s official announcement that he cannot wait to see what the players can achieve with the help of Strobe. “These boys showed so much potential and passion during the event – they seemed like a perfect fit for what we are building,” he added.
Fnatic has found success in many other titles like VALORANT, Rainbow Six Seige, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The young Halo Infinite roster has to prove themselves to be as capable as their colleagues. There is also the fact they have to fill in the shoes of the old Halo Fnatic roster, who finished fourth at the MLG National Championship in 2011.
In the end, Fnatic will try to bring good content to its fans. “For Halo fans, we hope you’re as excited for this roster as we are,” the organization wrote in the announcement. “And for the Fnatic fans who haven’t seen what Halo Esports can look like – we’re excited to introduce you into this vicious, ferocious & legendary esport.”