One of the most prominent European-based eSports organizations, Fnatic has gone through some changes regarding its UK roster and its sponsorship deals. Ahead of the looming split, the team has announced its LoL LVP UK roster, which now consists of four players hailing from the UK, including support player Tom Prosfair Willis, Daniel ‘Dan’ Hockley, and top laners Matthew Coombs (xMatty) and Jordan Shikari Pointon.
It should be noted that Prosfair and Shikari joined the Fnatic UK team from Misfits where the two players were crowned with their team as the 2018 Forge of Champions in the UK. When it comes to xMatty, he did great in Wind and Rain and Singularity while Dan used to play for mousesports and Wind and Rain before joining the Fnatic UK Academy.
UK Players Joining MagiFelix and Others
Prosfair, xMatty, Shikari, and Dan are joining Felix Boström (MagiFelix) on the team. MagiFelux used to work previously with Alejandro Fernández-Valdés, the man now acting as the Fnatic Academy head coach working alongside the Academy’s team manager Michael Bolze (Garki). Regarding these recent changes happening in the Fnatic academy, the organization stated that they are very excited to present this team they believe is definitely worthy of mentioning back at home.
The organization also added that they are quite proud of their home country and that their major goal is to justify their reputation. They also added that they believe that Jandro and the team can do much more ahead of the upcoming season. More details will be released on 23rd of January when other competing teams will also release their completed roster lineups.
Fnatic Partnering with WAX and OnePlus
Following these changes made ahead of the upcoming season, Fnatic also announced their latest partnership deals with blockchain platform WAX and OnePlus. The London-based organization has signed a deal with WorldWide Asset eXchange in order to distribute different physical merchandise as well as digital collectibles through this blockchain platform.
To celebrate the establishment of this fruitful partnership, both parties will be rewarding fans with numerous prizes before as well as after Fnatic’s Legends in Action episode. Some of the prizes that fans will be able to get their hands on include autographed merchandise, different gaming accessories, Jordan shoes with different Fnatic designs, as well as many different memorabilia the fans will certainly know to appreciate. Following this partnership deal, the organization also announced partnering with one of the most prominent smartphone manufacturers, OnePlus.
It should be noted that the two parties have already worked together at some events since 2017 Paris Games Week. Following the initial success, both organizations decided to make their partnership more official for the upcoming season. Commenting on this deal, CEO of Fnatic stated that this is a great moment in the Fnatic history, especially since the two parties share very similar values.
In addition to partnering with WAX and OnePlus, the organization is also partnered with many other prominent brands such as AMD, Strafe, Newzoo, DXRacer, Monster Energy, Deezer, Chillblast, DreamTeam, and Rivalry.gg. Therefore, the organization is looking forward to upcoming months, expecting a lot of success across the board.