Fnatic Provides Updates On Its Valorant Team For 2024 Season

14 Sep 2023
Tit Krajnik 14 Sep 2023
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  • Fnatic confirmed that there will be no roster changes
  • The players enjoy playing together
  • The team is still on the lookout for a new heach coach
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Fnatic Valorant (credit: via Twitter (@FNATIC))
Fnatic decided to keep its Valorant roster intact for the 2024 Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) season, as confirmed by team director for Fnatic, Colin "CoJo" Johnson. However, while the team will stay together, Fnatic still have one significant gap left to fill.

Fnatic were widely regarded as the best Valorant team of 2023, having dominated the Valorant competitive scene throughout most of the season. The Black & Orange won the VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo placed second in the VCT 2023 EMEA League, and added another international trophy at VCT 2023: Masters Tokyo.

Due to their dominant showings throughout the season, Fnatic entered VALORANT Champions 2023 as the leading favourites to end the season with a world championship title in their hands. While it seemed Fnatic would do it, the European juggernauts slipped and finished the tournament in fourth place.

It was a disappointing finish for Jake "Boaster" Howlett, Nikita "Derke" Sirmitev, Emir "Alfajer" Beder, Leo "Leo" Jannesson, and Timofey "Chronicle" Khromov, mainly because of how good Fnatic have been throughout the season. However, despite the painful exit from VALORANT Champions 2023, Fnatic decided the team won't make any roster changes.

The news was confirmed by Fnatic Valorant team director Colin "CoJo" Johnson, who said that the players like to play with each other and are good friends. Hence, the team sees no reason to make roster moves, nor would it make sense to change a lineup that won two international trophies.

"The team enjoys playing together, we're quite close and friendly as teammates, we've created a nice and easy-to-work-in culture throughout the years. And we were what, 24-3? There would have to be serious internal issues for us to change anything."

While the lineup will stay the same, Fnatic must make one change ahead of the 2024 season. As announced on Monday, September 11, Fnatic parted ways with head coach Jacob "mini" Harris, who decided to step down from the job to look for a better work-life balance.

Fnatic have yet to confirm who will fill in the vacant coach position and instead posted an open application on the team's career page, meaning that anyone could become the next coach of Europe's best Valorant team. However, for a team like Fnatic, the standards are very high.