Fnatic's cArn Explains Brollan's Absence From the CS:GO Lineup
This is why the young Swede has not been playing with Fnatic.
Fnatic's CS:GO roster has undergone a massive overhaul in the last few weeks. It has witnessed everything from the benching of Owen "smooya" Butterfield, the promotion of Iulian "regali" Harjău to the main team, the continued absence of Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin, and a lot of players stepping in to fill the empty spots for the side.
This has resulted in discussions across the CS:GO community about the poor state that the organization currently finds itself in, especially when it comes to the young Swedish talent Brollan who is reportedly stuck between an alleged transfer negotiation going on between Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP).
Talking about Brollan's absence from the active lineup, Patrik "cArn" Sättermon - Chief Gaming Officier (CGO) at Fnatic, in a recent podcast with HLTV, went on to reveal the current situation between the organization and the player.
Brollan's continued absence from Fnatic's CS:GO roster explained by cArn
Despite still being shown as an active member of Fnatic's CS:GO roster, Brollan has not competed with the team since IEM Katowice 2022 which had taken place in February. A report had surfaced shortly after the tournament about NIP showing an interest in signing the Swedish rifler, a negotiation that still seems to be going on.
Talking about his absence from the recent CS:GO tournaments that Fnatic has participated in cArn revealed that the decision was taken by Brollan himself, as the organization learned about it on the morning of the first open qualifier for the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 - European RMR.
This came as a total surprise for Fnatic who went on to play the qualifier with Peppe "Peppzor" Borak, member of the Fnatic Rising team. Since then Brollan has been absent from the server as the organization continues to field different players for every other tournament.
"We were surprised on Monday, the day of the [first] open qualifier, not to be able to start with Brollan because his wishes were somewhere else, and we've been trying our best to support that as much as we can while we try to look after our own interests and qualify for the same event," said cArn in a statement to HLTV.
The CGO further revealed that Brollan was never fully onboard with the idea of Fnatic transitioning to an international CS:GO roster from a completely Swedish team, a move that has not helped Fnatic recover from its slump so far.
He also revealed that Brollan in fact had a bid from another CS:GO team sometime back. CArn did not reveal the name of the team. However, the undisclosed organization pulled out and Brollan went on to extend his contract with Fnatic instead.
Brollan's future is still uncertain as cArn did not comment on any of the reports that have surfaced so far relating to the transfer negotiations between Fnatic and NIP.
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