In an unfortunate turn of events, Fnatic have let us know that they will be unable to attend the upcoming Pro League Finals.
Patrick 'cArn' Sättermon, Chief Gaming Officer at Fnatic, gave the following statement regarding their withdrawal:
"We regret to announce that our CS:GO team will not be able to participate in the ESL Pro League Finals in Brazil due to personal circumstances. We want to use this moment to wish all the finalists and ESL the best of luck in São Paulo."
Unfortunately none of the European non-relegation Pro League teams we contacted were able to attend the Pro League Finals on such short notice, either due to conflicting commitments or VISA issues. As such the tournament will take place with eleven teams and no replacement team taking Fnatic’s spot.
With the start of the tournament only two days away and the teams having prepared intensively for their respective group opponents, there will be no adjustments to the overall groups.
Therefore group A will be reduced to five teams and look as follows:
- OpTic Gaming
- Team EnVyUs
- Team Liquid
While it will be sad not to see Fnatic at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo this week, the rest of the playing field will be more than ready to battle it out for the $600,000 on the line during last Pro League Finals of 2016.
You can still secure yourself one of the last tickets for Friday’s group stage games on October 28th, before they are completely sold out. For more news regarding all ESL CS:GO events, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.