Fnatic join EU VALORANT scene after signing SUMN FC

by Jessica Scharnagle

Fnatic has officially moved into the European VALORANT scene after teasing a roster announcement Tuesday.

After SUMN FC’s second-place finish at the First Strike EU competition in December, an organization finally decided to sign Jake “Boaster” Howlett and his team to their roster. The team also finished third-fourth in the Red Bull Home Ground tournament this past weekend.

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The five members that make up Fnatic’s new VALORANT team are as follows:

  • Boaster — captain/IGL
  • Domagoj “Doma” Fancev — duelist
  • James “Mistic” Orfila — controller
  • Muhammad “Moe40” Hariff — initiator/duelist
  • Kostas “tsac” Theodoropoulos — sentinel

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The team formed at the beginning of August when the players grouped up together to compete. For the most part, the team has stayed the same since its inception. The only roster move so far has been the replacement of Denis “dinkzj” Tkachev in September with tsack.

“We’re so excited to finally join Valorant. It’s been the number one thing fans have been asking for since the game launched, and we’ve taken our time to identify a roster that fits our vision of competing for the top titles in every game we enter,” Fnatic gaming officer Patrik “cArn” Sättermon said in a press release.

Fnatic’s team will debut during the first stage of the first Challengers event in the EU VALORANT Champions Tour, which starts Feb. 4.

Lead image credit: Riot Games

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