Fnatic YamatoCannon and Nisqy Confirmed for 2021
Now it’s finally official — Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi and Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer will be joining Fnatic for the 2021 competitive season! Of course, it’s not like this was a well-kept secret, seeing how both signings have been recently leaked. In that sense, no one’s overly surprised.
Regardless, it’s hard not to be at least somewhat intrigued — and, at best, enthusiastic — about Fnatic and their upcoming season. These changes are by no means monumental in nature, but they’ll still heavily affect Fnatic in many ways. Nisqy isn’t all that different to Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek playstyle-wise. Still, he does have a knack for unlocking his junglers and impacting the map regardless of the pick he’s on — something that his Slovenian predecessor often struggled with. He’s good enough mechanically and has grown quite a lot during his stint over in North America. Fans should rest easy knowing that he’s more than worthy of representing Fnatic at the biggest stages. Is he a player of unparalleled strength and potential? Not exactly, but he’s far from mediocre, as evidenced by his incredible 2020 LCS Spring Split.
Plus, he’s a former LCS champion and was pretty much the only upgrade Fnatic could’ve gone for not named Luka “Perkz” Perković.
Coaching Staff Changes
YamatoCannon, a staple LEC head coach with a breadth of experience, will be joined by Gary “Tolki” Mialaret, former head of strategy and analytics at T1. Tolki will now be appointed as an assistant coach alongside the Swedish veteran. Overall, this is quite a solid pairing. Yamato has earned our benefit of the doubt after years of coaching teams like Splyce, Team Roccat, Team Vitality, and even Sandbox Gaming over in the LCK.
Will he be an upgrade over Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez? It’s still too early to tell, but seeing how he’s known for coaching aggressive, bravado-fuelled line-ups, we should expect to see the most confident and combative Fnatic yet.
In any case, with G2 Esports pulling off an upgrade for the ages in the bottom lane, Fnatic will have to fight harder than ever to remain at the top. Watching Fnatic and Nisqy compete against the perennial LEC titans will be a sight to behold, that’s for sure!
Now, the 2020 LEC off-season isn’t developing as most Fnatic fans had hoped, but that isn’t necessarily bad. On the contrary. While no one can guarantee any success come 2021, it seems as though that Fnatic is making pretty intelligent roster moves given the hand they were dealt.
And now, we’re left to wait and see whom they’ll pick up as their marksman. We already know the answer, but it doesn’t count until there’s an official announcement. After all, the competitive League off-season is packed with surprises. Nothing is finalized until contracts are signed. In any case, we’ll bring you more coverage, so stay tuned!