Fnatic

Team Fnatic, also known as FNC, is a professional esports outfit. It is ranked as one of the best esports teams in competitive electronic sports betting history. The organization has grown exponentially in the last few years, earning a spot among the most popular esport teams list. Besides its popularity in events, Fnatic is a favorite among esports betting enthusiasts. The brand also boasts a line of professional gaming gear, including keyboards, mice, headphones, pads, and more.

Team Fnatic was started back in 2004 by an Aussie esports entrepreneur, Sam Mathews, with his mother backing, Ann Mathews. Headquartered in London, the team also has bases in Berlin, Taiwan, Kuala Lumpur, Belgrade, and Tokyo.

About Fnatic Esports

About Fnatic Esports

The company is headed by Sam Mathews as the board chairman, while Wouter Sleijffers is the CEO. On the other hand, former Fnatic CS: GO star Patrik "cArn" Sättermon became the Chief Gaming Officer in 2012.

Over the years, Team Fnatic has leveraged its strategic partnerships to push its brand by creating eSports legends, eSports pro gear, and cementing an eSports culture globally. The company has partnered with other top brands, including AMD, Hisense, OnePlus, Twitch, BMW, LeTou, PCSpecialist, Monster Energy, and Jack Link's. Previously, FNC has also been sponsored by SteelSeries and even MSI.

While it started as a tiny brand over two decades ago, Team Fnatic is one of the most valuable esports teams. A 2020 report on Forbes estimated its worth to be in the region of $120 million, generating approximately $16 million annually.

Fnatic eSports

Today, Team Fnatic is a multi-division eSports team that participates in over seven divisions. So far, the organization has made over $17 million and holds the record for the 3rd most-watched western esports team in 2020. With over 33 million followers on social media, Team Fnatic is a famous esport team and definitely, a force to reckon.

FNC got into active eSports in 2006 after acquiring a World of Warcraft (WoW) team. The roster included Vo0, TooGood, and Ztrider, three of the best players at the time. The trio excelled in all top-tier competitions and bagged three titles. In the following year, Fnatic assembled a DotA team and quickly rose to be one of the fastest-growing eSports brands by adding several other top-rated esports divisions.

About Fnatic Esports
Team Fnatic best esports divisions

Team Fnatic best esports divisions

As mentioned above, Team Fnatic participates in several eSports divisions cutting across genres such as multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), strategy games, and shooter games. Below is a list of the current divisions this team participates in and the current rosters.

  • League of Legends - Martin "Wunder" Nordahl Hansen, Iván "Razork" Martín Díaz, Marek "Humanoid" Brázda, Elias "Upset" Lipp, Zdravets "Hylissang" Iliev Galabov, and Yasin "Nisqy" Dinçer.
  • CS: GO - Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson, Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin, Owen "Smooya" Butterfield, Alexander "ALEX" McMeekin, and William "Mezii" Merriman.
  • Valorant - James "Mistic" Orfila, Jake "Boaster" Howlett, Nikita "Derke" Sirmitev, Martin "Magnum" Peňkov, and Andrew "BraveAF" Gorchakov.
  • Dota 2 - Ng "ChYuan" Kee Chyuan, Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto, Djardel Jicko B. "DJ" Mampusti, Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong, and Kam "Moon" Boon Seng.
  • Rainbow Six: Siege - Etienne "Mag" Rousseau, Jason "Lusty" Chen, and Patrick "MentalistC" Fan.
  • Halo - Torez "Envore" Broyles, Juliano "Sceptify" Sadiku, Chase "SuperCC" Cavuto, and Joey "Juziro" Bartholomay.
  • FIFA - Diogo "Diogo" Mendes, and Donovan "Tekkz" Hunt.

Above are the active rosters at the moment. In the past, the esports organization had rosters for Clash Royale, Smite, ShootMania Storm, PUBG, and Heroes of the Storm.

Team Fnatic best esports divisions
Best Fnatic players

Best Fnatic players

As one of the top esports teams, Team Fnatic attracts only the best players. The team is ever busy in the transfers, raiding other teams to fetch new talent. Today, Team Fnatic has several players that have left a mark in the esports industry.

Below are some of the best Fnatic players to watch.

  • 20-year-old Donovan "Tekkz" Hunt is undoubtedly one of Team Fnatic's best players. The FIFA pro player is the best in the game and boasts 11 titles already in his three-year career. Among the most coveted titles is 4 Championships, including the eChampions League.
  • Another renowned player from Fnatic is Krimz, a Swedish pro athlete who plays as a rifler for Team Fnatic's CS: GO team. He is rated as one of the most consistent players since he started dominating the scene with Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Gustafssonr (now at FaZe Clan) from 2014 to 2016. Today he remains pivotal in FNC.
  • Other worthy mentions include Jason "Lusty" Chen (Rainbow Six Siege), James "Mistic" Orfila (Valorant), Torez "Envore" Broyles (Halo), Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto (Dota 2), Martin "Wunder" Nordahl Hansen (League of Legends).
Best Fnatic players
Team Fnatic achievements and honors

Team Fnatic achievements and honors

Established back in 2004, FNC is among the oldest eSports teams. It has participated in over 990 tournaments, earning over $17 million as of February 2022. Throughout the journey of Team Fnatic, the team has bagged several top titles and set new records.

7☓ LEC Titles

One of FNC's biggest achievements came with the League of Legends team, which boasts 7 LEC titles in the trophy cabinet. The team won the Season 1 Championship beating teams like Against All Authority, Team SoloMid, and Epik Gamer to walk away with the $50,000 prize money.

Other titles under Fnatic's include EU LCS Summer 2018, EU LCS Spring 2018, EU LCS Summer 2015, EU LCS Spring 2015, EU LCS Spring 2014, EU LCS Summer 2013, and EU LCS Spring 2013

3☓ Global Offensive Majors

Fnatic has also been dominant in CS: GO, bagging 3 Global Offensive Majors. The first came in during Dreamhack Winter 2013. FNC edged out Ninjas in Pyjamas to go home with the $100,000 prize money in this finals. The second Majors came in during the ESL One Katowice 2015, the fifth Majors, held in Katowice, Poland. Fnatic again dismissed Ninjas in Pyjamas in the finals to take home the $100,000 kitty in this tournament. Team Fnatic went ahead to win the ESL One Cologne 2015 in Cologne, Germany, by beating Team EnVyUs.

Fnatic has also won several other titles, including DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019, World Electronic Sports Games 2017, Intel Extreme Masters XII - World Championship, and Intel Extreme Masters X - World Championship, to mention a few.

2☓ Six Masters Titles

Fnatic is also a household name in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege with two prestigious titles. The first one is the Six Masters 2018 held in Australia. Team Fnatic beat NORA-Rengo 2-1 in the three maps, winning $10,636.34 while the runners-up went home with $4,254.56. Another remarkable victory came during Six Masters 2019 when the team floored 0RGL3SS to claim the $13,473.39 prize money.

Besides the two Masters titles, Team Fnatic has several other Rainbow Six Siege titles, including Pro League Season 10 - Asia Pacific: Australia & New Zealand, Six Invitational 2020 - Asia Pacific: Australia & New Zealand, and Pro League Season 11 - Australia and New Zealand.

1☓ eChampions League

Team Fnatic is also a bigwig in FIFA. The team's marksman "Tekkz" won the eChampions League 2020 Invitational. He holds several other titles, including FIFA Global Series Rankings 2020 - Xbox One and FUT 20 Champions Cup Stage I - Finals.

Team Fnatic achievements and honors
How to bet on Fnatic?

How to bet on Fnatic?

Indeed, Fnatic is one of the most successful eSports teams and the best to bet on. But then, there are a few things to be aware of before getting started.

Getting Started

The first thing to do is look for a betting site with esports betting markets on all Team Fnatic's divisions. Once players find an eSports betting site, the next thing is to check whether or not it has a valid license. Most bookies will display their licensing information at the website or app's footer. Another consideration is the betting markets and odds. Punters should make sure the particular eSports they want to bet on is available in the bookie's game selection. The odds should also be favorable on odds comparators. Last, assess the available deposit and withdrawal methods.

The last pro tip is to carefully follow Team Fnatic to know which teams it is best in at that particular moment. Punters can be better positioned to make informed betting decisions with this knowledge. The Fnatic website is a great resource to learn about the latest Team Fnatic results in each division.

How to bet on Fnatic?