Fnatic Signing Mid Laner Humanoid Reportedly In the Works
A Massive Pick-Up For Fnatic
This, in short, is absolutely spectacular news and, frankly, it came out of nowhere! It goes without saying, but we all love a good off-season twist! Fnatic have thus far made some truly interesting changes to their starting line-up, and even though certain decisions did catch us off guard, it’s impossible not to be hyped for Humanoid potentially donning the legendary black and orange jersey — Fnatic is as revered an organization as they come, and the fact that they’re close to snagging one of the best mid laners around speaks volumes.
Humanoid has been on an absolute tear and is widely regarded as one of the most capable players in all of Europe. The fact that he’s been to three World Championships in a row also tells you all you need to know when it comes to his inherent talent and ability to lead his teams to victory. He’s also a two-time back-to-back LEC champion but will reportedly relinquish the throne for the honor that comes with playing for the former “kings of Europe.”
The biggest surprise here, however, is the fact that he has reportedly turned down many offers from North America, all of which would’ve probably been a lot more lucrative. Now sure, it’s not all about dollars and euros, but one could argue that Humanoid has already accomplished more than enough on European soil, so why not sign a contract that would net him a life-changing amount of money? He certainly wouldn’t be the first nor the last to do such a thing, and it’d be wholly justified given what’s at stake.
We can only theorize at this point, but we’re nonetheless elated that he’ll still compete in Berlin, Germany and will further solidify his spot amongst the LEC mid lane pantheon.
Fnatic — A Superteam in the Making?
Team Vitality has occupied most of our time and attention over the last couple of weeks and, well, there’s a good reason why. The news of Fnatic imploding didn’t come as much of a shock, so the fact that they’ve seemingly corrected course overnight is definitely a nice surprise.
We still don’t know who’ll be their new top laner, but there’s a rumor out there about Martin “Wunder” Nordahl Hansen potentially joining the team for the 2022 competitive season. That, if true, would be absolutely mind-blowing. With Wunder, Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz, Humanoid, Elias “Upset” Lipp, and Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov, Fnatic would have all the right tools and players to not only challenge for the throne but even go the “whole nine yards.”
We’re talking about an absolutely stacked line-up, one that could do some serious damage internationally as well — let alone against the likes of MAD Lions, Rogue, G2 Esports, and Team Vitality. Whether that’ll end up being the case still remains to be seen, but it’s hard not to get hyped given the way things are currently unfolding.
In any case, we’re bound to find out soon enough!