International esport powerhouse, Fnatic have announced that they will be picking up an Indian roster to represent the brand in PUBG Mobile. The roster includes members from the team known as XSpark or Team X. Already a known and followed team in India, XSpark consists of players who have represented India internationally and are widely regarded as one of the best teams in the country.
The team will start playing under the Fnatic tag from 2020. XSpark are currently set to play the semifinals of the PUBG Mobile Club Open Fall Split, South Asia Qualifiers, which will take place in November. They qualified from the group stages, placing 3rd among 32 teams. The Fnatic roster will be as follows:
In an exclusive quote to AFK Gaming, Fnatic's Chief Gaming Officer, Patrik Sättermon said "It’s been a long term dream and goal to enter India. We’ve been exploring the market as well as meeting with players, organizations and game developers to understand how the market is moving and where the opportunities lie. With Team X and PUBG Mobile we have a great opportunity as they are a pro team, who are not just the best in India but also are international contenders. For the initial months, we’ll focus on the sports side and content. Over time, we are looking to set up a gaming facility and staff up so that all the fans and gamers in India can get the full Fnatic experience that they deserve, in terms of products, experiences and of course content. We are delighted to be here. It’s been a long journey but I think we’ve found the perfect opportunity to engage and learn from a thriving esport community that we are happy to be part of."