Fnatic axes player ahead of Halo Majors later this year
by Tebearau Egbe in
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A disappointing top-20 finish at the HCS NA Super last weekend was the tipping point for Fnatic’s Halo roster, and as a result, the organization has started the process of making significant roster changes in preparation for the 2022 World Championship.

The news that Chasen “SuperCC” Cavuto and their coach, Casey “Strobe” Hebert, have been removed from the team and given the option to explore “new opportunities” came as a surprise to everyone yesterday.

Before joining Fnatic, SuperCC, the American Halo player, competed at the top level in Halo 5 and was a former member of the roster for the Kansas City Pioneers in Halo Infinite.

SuperCC still managed to find some positive aspects of his time spent with the team, despite the turbulent nature of the competitive season that they experienced in the team.

“Sucks how issues labored out,” he said on his official Twitter page following the announcement.

“Had a good time teaming with a few of my finest buddies in Halo, however better of luck to Fnatic and everybody on the crew.”

Strobe also maintained the same upbeat attitude despite the challenging conditions. “Really happy I got to come back with such a big name org,” he said. “Nothing but luck and love to the boys left on the team.”

Torez “Envore” Broyles a former player too, was not removed from the roster until late June. After a probation period, Envore was eventually replaced by former Spacestation player Abel “Rammyy” Garcia. But because the team’s tournament performances have not improved and because their lack of progression has allowed amateur lineups to pull further ahead of them, Fnatic has decided that additional roster changes are required.

The news makes clear that the partnered organization has its sights set on qualifying for the Halo Worlds, an important goal that the current Fnatic squad does not appear to be capable of achieving.

Along with the news came the revelation that Fnatic will be holding additional trials in the run-up to the Orlando Major, which will take place the following month. Both the position of head coach and that of fourth player are open, and the organization is looking for trustworthy candidates to fill them in order to continue making progress.

Both the departure of Strobe and the SuperCC are clear indications that the organization places a significant amount of blame on the current team leadership for the stretch of bad performance that the team has been on.

Following the conclusion of the NA Super weekend, there will be a significant decrease in the number of competition that takes place in the North American region. There will only be a handful of smaller tournaments held in the gap between now and the Orlando Major in September. However, it is a significant bit of room to maneuver for Fnatic, who have a bit of a gap to fill in trials and practice in order to have a chance at vying for even a top-eight berth at this late stage of the tournament.

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