Fnatic sign Magnum and Derke to their VALORANT roster

Ashraful Abedin
By Ashraful Abedin
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Earlier today, Fnatic has confirmed that Martin “Magnum” Peňkov and Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev will be joining as a permanent part of their VALORANT roster. The UK based team had benched tsack and Moe40 earlier this month and were looking to revamp their VALORANT roster.

Fnatic’s VALORANT roster were formerly a team named SUMN FC. They had an amazing performance in First Strike Europe which ended in them being the Runner-ups. Since they were a team of their own and not under any organization, Fnatic looking to enter the VALORANT scene signed SUMN FC.

But Fnatic’s new team was not performing as well as they had hoped to. After many unsuccessful attempts at VCT Europe Stage 1 Challengers 1,2 and 3, they decided it was high time to revamp the roster to have a chance at competing with the best of Europe.

Earlier this month Fnatic benched tsack and Moe40. Moe40 was released from his contract afterwards. Today, Fnatic released tsack from his contract and sign Magnum and Derke.

Fnatic’s current roster:

  • Jake “Boaster” Howlett
  • Domagoj “Doma” Fancev
  • James “Mistic” Orfila
  • Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev
  • Martin “Magnum” Peňkov
  • Jacob “Mini” Harris (Coach)

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Fnatic have struggled in VCT Europe Stage 1 and now with the newly formed team, they aim to make a comeback in VCT Europe Stage 2.

Ashraful "Sparta" Abedin is a Esports writer at GameRiv. He has a rich background as a former professional CS:GO and Overwatch player. Transitioning from the competitive arena to the world of content creation, Sparta has become a pivotal source for gaming enthusiasts seeking the latest FPS news, comprehensive guides, and in-depth coverage of major tournaments, particularly focusing on Valorant and CS:GO. Not confined to FPS titles, Sparta delves into trending single-player AAA games, ensuring a well-rounded perspective on the gaming landscape. Join Ashraful "Sparta" Abedin on the exciting journey through gaming as he crafts informative and engaging content for GameRiv, connecting gamers to the heart of the industry.