FNATIC signs a North American Halo Infinite team.
Five months ago, the Halo Championship Series (HCS) revealed a partnership with nine well-known esports organizations ahead of Halo Infinite’s highly-anticipated release. OpTic Gaming, Sentinels, Cloud9 and FaZe Clan were among the marquee brands committed to Halo Infinite in the early going.
One team — London-based organization FNATIC — was one of those nine. While most other brands revealed their complete roster before the Halo Infinite season, FNATIC did not. As a result, the organization has not officially competed in any HCS tournaments.
Today, FNATIC broke their silence and have welcomed North American players and former Team WaR members Torez “Envore” Broyles, Joey “Juziro” Bartholomay, Juliano “Sceptify” Sadiku and Chasen “SuperCC” Cavuto to the team. They’ll look to overcome some juggernauts in the North American HCS scene.
FNATIC Welcomes Former Team WaR/Business Squad
Join us in welcoming our newest team to field the Black & Orange. Read all about our next steps here:
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) January 13, 2022
No more waiting—a sentiment the organization echoed following the long-awaited HCS roster reveal. There was much debate regarding whether FNATIC would construct a European or North American team, considering their London headquarters. The organization ultimately chose to sign former Team WaR members Envore, Juziro, Sceptify and SuperCC.
This squad has competed alongside one another since November. They’ve earned multiple top-16 finishes in online tournaments before finishing top-12 at HCS Raleigh. Recently, the FNATIC roster qualified for two consecutive Pro Series events.
To be representing a team with my favorite color orange is just a feeling that I can describe #fnatic
— Li (@Envore) January 13, 2022
Envore took to Twitter with his reaction, stating, “To be representing a team with my favorite color orange is just a feeling that I can describe #fnatic.” Team director Colin “CoJo” Johnson commented on the scouting and signing in FNATIC’s official press release:
“We are very excited to be welcoming Envore, Sceptify, SuperCC, and Juziro to Fnatic to start a new era of Halo for this organisation. Over the last few months, we have interviewed dozens of players, spoken to a few full rosters, and even run a combine of our own to see what players could do in a different environment. We attended Raleigh as a final testing ground for the players we were interested in; an opportunity to show us what they had and change our minds. These boys showed so much potential and passion during the event – they seemed like a perfect fit for what we are building. Their ceiling is so high and I cannot wait to see what they can achieve given time, resources and the help of our coach, Strobe.”
Now, all nine partnered teams have officially enrolled into the Halo Championship Series, with more to come soon. We’ll have to see how FNATIC improves over the Halo Infinite season. There’s certainly a lot of upside for this squad.
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