Fnatic Make Official Statement Regarding Indian PUBGM Team "Will Take Strong Action Against Anyone Not Aligned With Fnatic's Values"

Shounak Sengupta
23/Apr/2020 11:20 am

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  • Fnatic release official statement regarding an incident which transpired a couple of days ago. 
  • Star player ScoutOP took to his stream to air his frustration with his teammates and coach. 

Fnatic have released an official statement regarding an incident that saw one of their players make some extremely unsavoury comments about his teammates, coach and team on stream. With a disappointing string of results, Fnatic's star player Tanmay 'Sc0utOP' Singh was visibly frustrated as he vented his anger to his old teammates, Kratos and Trance from TeamIND. The player was upset at his team's performances and chose to call them out for not trying hard enough and not putting in their best in matches. Perhaps it was not just what he was saying, but how he said it that was particularly striking as the player let loose a tirade of expletives and foul language in a heated exchange. Despite his friends trying to calm him down, the player was relentless as he went after the team and the coach. 

To this, the rest of the team, including coach Aurum, went live on Owais's stream to condemn Sc0ut's actions and defend themselves. While tensions in the Fnatic camp have been high in the past, things have never gotten this bad. Scout's actions were not justified under any circumstance as the choice of words used by the player and the fact that he publicly badmouthed his colleagues is not something that can be taken lightly. Even though things have calmed down over the past couple of days with Scout spotted playing in scrims with his teammates and him announcing that he is taking some time off streaming, Fnatic has released an official response.

"To all who consider themselves Fnatics
Our vision for India has always been to establish Fnatic as the most professional and well-respected brand in the market, and we continue to strive to get to that place by providing meaningful content and fan activities, and by levelling up the athletes and content creators we seek out and help towards national fame and eventually international glory.
We all set out for this mission together and whereas we have passed many hurdles already and seen great success both in sports and content, we are not the lean and mean war machine we want to be. Over the last few weeks we have seen a decline in how we communicate within the team, both internally as well as externally, which has lead to things being said publicly that we do not support nor will allow.
We have now reminded players of their obligations to our fans, to each other, and to Fnatic. We have also highlighted that we will take serious action against any player who does not align with Fnatic's values, and the expectations of our fantastic fans.

We believe in this team, this community and all Indian gamers across the country. As much as winning is the absolute core of our mission and identity, so is the importance on how walk the path to get there. We will do everything necessary to create a healthy and competitive environment for the players of today as well as tomorrow. " 

As of now there has been no official word regarding what action has been taken against Scout, if any at all. It's hard to imagine a scenario where any player representing Fnatic can exhibit such behavior and get away with it, but let's hope that this situation can find a happy ending. 


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Shounak has been one of AFK Gaming’s longest-serving esports journalists. From Dota, to Counter Strike and now Mobile Titles, you can rely on him to bring you the latest scoop and news from the world of esports.