7 Oct 2019 / CS:GO
FNATIC, Ninjas in Pyjamas to participate in StarSeries i-League S8
The two strongest CS:GO teams from Sweden, FNATIC and Ninjas in Pyjamas, have secured the next pair of invites to the LAN-finals of StarSeries i-League S8.
At the beginning of 2016, FNATIC won the inaugural season of StarSeries i-League CS:GO, which was held in Minsk. Also, FNC are the vice-champions of Season Seven that took place in China, as they lost to NAVI in the final match. It is worth to mention that with the new roster Fnatic won their first LAN - DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019. They will make another attempt to conquer the trophy at StarSeries i-League S8, but this time they will have Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and Maikil "Golden" Kunda Selim on their side.
On the other hand, Ninjas in Pyjamas are the winners of the second season of StarSeries i-League CS:GO. However, it’s been three years since then, and the only player from that roster who is still remaining is Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg. Now, he is surrounded by young talents, with their recent signing Simon "twist" Eliasson being one of them. StarSeries i-League S8 will be only the second LAN for NiP with the former player of FNC in their lineup.
The roster of FNATIC
- • Jesper "JW" Wecksell
- • Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
- • Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin
- • Robin "flusha" Rönnquist
- • Maikil "Golden" Selim
- • Andreas "Samuelsson" Samuelsson (coach)
The roster of Ninjas in Pyjamas
- • Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
- • Fredrik "REZ" Sterner
- • Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson
- • Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora
- • Simon "twist" Eliasson
- • Faruk "pita" Pita (coach)
The LAN-finals of StarSeries i-League S8 will be held on October 21-27 in Belek, Turkey. There, sixteen teams will fight for $500,000 of prize money. Previously, the direct invitations were sent to Renegades, AVANGAR, FURIA Esports, and MIBR.
The list of teams for StarSeries i-League S8
|AVANGAR||Ninjas in Pyjamas||Invite #10||Imperial e-Sports|
|FURIA Esports||Invite #7||Invite #11||5POWER|
|MIBR||Invite #8||Invite #12||Invictus Gaming|