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Fnatic VALORANT roster updated, Derke and Magnum sign up

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Following a series of disappointing qualifying results for the upcoming VALORANT Iceland LAN, Fnatic decided to remove Kostas “tsack” Theodoropoulos and Muhammad “Moe40” Hariff from their roster. To replace the two, Fnatic have signed Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev and Martin “Magnum” Peňkov, hoping to give the team the boost they need to qualify for Iceland.

Who are the latest recruits for Fnatic?

Derke is a Finnish player who plays mainly with Jett and is a star OPer in the CIS region. Before these roster changes, no one at Fnatic played Jett consistently, and the team almost always had a five-rifle setup. Coach Jacob “mini” Harris said Derke’s ability to Jett OP “will add an extra dimension to the team” and evolve the team’s strategy in the game. Harris went on to say that “you wouldn’t be surprised if we soon spoke of Derke as one of the best players in the world.” With Derke Jett OPing, Fnatic will move to a double duelist team composition, with Domagoj “Doma” Fancev playing Raze in 90% of his matches.

Magnum may be a relatively unknown player, but he has the potential to be a top-tier sentinel player. The Fnatic mini coach described him as a “smart and vocal gamer who is quick to suggest creative in-game solutions.” Due to his unestablished name, Magnum has a lot to prove, but with his great marksmanship and First-Strike experience, he will play an essential role in increasing Fnatic’s chances of ranking.

Fnatic signed the SUMN FC roster more than two months ago, after the roster came second in First Strike: Europe. But since then the team has had a lot of trouble during the VCT, failing to qualify for Challengers One. While Fnatic may not have needed to make these changes, Fnatic’s team principal CoJo believes that “the team has a very high ceiling and has the ability to qualify for Iceland, “and in the end, that’s the goal of all teams. now.

Fnatic’s VALORANT list now consists of:

  • Jake “Boaster” Howlett
  • Domagoj “Dressage” Fancev
  • James “Mistic” Orfila
  • Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev
  • Martin “Magnum” Peňkov
  • Jacob “Mini” Harris (Coach)
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