London-based eSports organisation Fnatic is putting together a new League of Legends Challenger team.
The org is looking for players and a coach, as well as potentially those who are also a sports psychologist, nutritionist, chef or physiotherapist. It says that the second team will be working “side-by-side” with its main team and its coaching staff.
Players will play remotely to begin with but the plan is to move them to a gaming house in Berlin.
Fnatic said in a statement: “In the ever-changing League of Legends scene, we are always on the lookout for ways to improve our infrastructure in order to secure our position as a global powerhouse.
“It has been our ambition for a while to create a second team to nurture into future talent and at the same time provide additional support for our LCS team.
“This is a really exciting time for Fnatic as we embark on this new adventure. We have big ambitions to find the best raw talent possible and help them grow into future stars.”
Fnatic’s main team is currently fifth in the EU LCS with six wins and four losses. Fnatic recently brought in Klaj as its new support player, meaning its first team roster now consists of Gamsu, Spirit, Febiven, Rekkles and Klaj.
“Building a third League of Legends roster in three years has been a difficult task,” Fnatic admitted after it hired Klaj.
Read the full Challenger team announcement and application details here
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