In a recent Tweet, Fnatic confirmed that they have benched Jesper “JW” Wecksell from their active CSGO roster.
Jesper “JW” Wecksell is a 23-year-old CSGO professional. Fnatic brought JW in the February of 2017. The decision doesn’t come as a surprise as Fnatic is aiming to overhaul the roster. Just a few weeks ago they have also benched Golden. JW shares tons of memories with this roster he played under Fnatic’s banner for the longest time.
After benching Golden and JW, Fnatic’s current roster has only 3 active players, KRIMZ, Brollan & Jackinho. Officially, Fnatic is yet to release any statement about their replacements or future plans. JW has three CSGO Major titles under his name & previously the talented Swedish player has also secured many titles besides the Majors.
Jesper’s latest statement clearly suggests that he is still not done with the competition yet. However, it’s not clear if JW is going to stick with CSGO as his latest statement sends a complex message. He said, ” Now it’s time to take some time to reflect upon things, what I could possibly have done better or different, and bring that with me to whatever is next in life, be it CS, Valorant, or esports in general.”
Shifting to VALORANT is becoming a common trend among top-tier CSGO professionals. JW’s move would not be surprising as recently another CSGO star, NBK, decided to take the leap of faith. Previously, JW was quite sarcastically Tweeting about Boaster’s knife kill on Liquid Soulcas.
Nonetheless, Fnatic has also announced its future ambitions with CSGO. Fnatic’s Head Coach Andreas Samuelsson has stated that they are aiming to build an international lineup. If the plan is set in motion, the fate of the remaining three active CSGO players in Fnatic will hang in a balance.