League of Legends: Fnatic Announce Offseason Plans, Rekkles to Skip Bootcamp

by Matt Best

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After storming back in the latter half of the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split, Fnatic are gearing up to head to their offseason bootcamp.

"Those last few weeks of spring were a complete rollercoaster, but it just showed how close we are to the LCS summit. It was the motivation the boys needed and now they’re hungrier than ever to improve. The team’s already on the plane to Seoul. They’re going to enjoy the highest quality working conditions, and the most competitive server around the globe, so it’s ideal for the team to train and raise their game for summer."

The start of the Spring Split was rather bumpy for Fnatic but they figured things out in a big way to build momentum and storm into the playoffs. Fnatic would eventually plow through the playoffs and finish in third after defeating Misfits.

While at the bootcamp, Fnatic will also be trying out some new staffing changes. "We’re going to use the opportunity as well to try out some new coaching talent. Finlay’s been doing a great job since he stepped in as interim, but when we come back in June our infrastructure needs to be set for our run at qualifying for Worlds. We’re going to be trialling several options to make sure the team find their best fit, with one of Fnatic’s Seoul based managers lending his assistance. Meanwhile, Finlay will stay grounded in Europe to focus on preparing for the coming split - and so will Rekkles."

Rekkles came out towards the end of the split and spoke about the troubles he's been having and his inability to stay focused on the game. He even hinted at retiring if he couldn't give the game 100% of his efforts. Because of this, Rekkles will be staying back in Europe.

"Rekkles has had a really rough split, dealing with a lot of personal issues. He decided that it was best to take some extra time to recover and come back stronger in Summer." - Finlay "Quaye" Stewart

Mr. Rallez will be taking his place at the bootcamp. Mr. Rallez is currently a part of Fnatic Academy.


By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.