Andrey “BraveAF” Gorchakov was suspended from Fnatic on the 31st of March. The main reason to suspend him from the team was the leak of screenshots of his private chat that showed his support for Russia in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Fnatic Valorant Roster Player Replacements
Due to the travel restrictions imposed by Iceland on Russians, Fnatic was already considering a replacement for BraveAF. Even if he was not suspended, it is highly unlikely that he would have made it to the VCT 2022 Masters Reykjavik. The suspension of BraveAF made it clear to the organization to replace him.
Fnatic earlier picked Tom “otom” Hart as the replacement for BraveAF; however, his agent pool was not on par with the team. Hence, they had to pick another player, Fea.
In an official statement, Fnatic said, “Whilst we’ve recently added Tom’ otom’ Hart to the squad as a substitute, his agent pool, in this case, does not align with what we’re looking for.”
In another statement, Colin “CoJo” Johnson, the team director at Fnatic, said, “I think we have found a great replacement in Enzo, who has proven over the last 18 months in Valorant that he is one of the best Sova’s in the region.”
On the other hand, the Jett player for Fnatic, Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev, has tested positive for the Covid test. This makes things even more difficult for the team. The organization is doing everything possible to support Derke in attending VCT 2022 Masters Reykjavik, but they have selected Joona “H1ber” Parviainen as a potential replacement for him.
Fnatic Valorant Roster for VCT 2022 Masters Reykjavik
The current Fnatic roster after replacements:
- Jake “Boaster” Howlett
- James “Mistic” Orfila
- Martin “Magnum” Peňkov
- Enzo “Fea” Mestari
- Joona “H1ber” Parviainen OR Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev
Replacing two players simultaneously will surely make things hard for the Fnatic Valorant Roster at such a huge stage. Derke and BraveAF have heavily contributed to the team’s success in the previous matches. However, they might not get to play at the main event. It will be interesting to see how Fnatic will perform in this situation.