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Fnatic have joined the Halo esports scene by signing former Halo group Team WaR as their starting roster for the Halo Championship Series (HCS) in 2022. This marks a long-awaited return for Fnatic to Halo esports, as they last fielded a roster in May of 2011.

Fnatic join the HCS fray

The new Fnatic Halo esports roster consists of:

  • Torez “Envore” Broyles
  • Joseph “Juziro” Bartholomay
  • Juliano “Sceptify” Sadiku
  • Chase “SuperCC” Cavuto
  • Casey “Strobe” Hebert (coach)

Fnatic announced that the signing of coach Casey “Strobe” Hebert in late 2021. The team also spent a good chunk of time scouting potential rosters at the HCS Kickoff Major in Raleigh. According to Fnatic, this roster consists of “a promising young group of players, with an impressive focus on positivity, teamwork and willingness to learn and adapt.”

Soon after the announcement, Fnatic Team Director Colin “CoJo” Johnson spoke more about their new Halo Infinite roster. “They seemed like a perfect fit for what we are building. Their ceiling is so high and I cannot wait to see what they can achieve given time, resources and the help of our coach, Strobe,” CoJo said in a team announcement.

Fnatic’s future in Halo

Like many Halo Infinite rosters toward the end of 2021, when big organizations like Fnatic pick up pre-made rosters, the team gives them the resources as well as the opportunity to improve. But, in this case, the organization’s success in other esports such as League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, VALORANT and Rainbow Six Seige, the roster has big shoes to follow. Some pressure also exists from the old Halo Fnatic roster, who finished fourth at the MLG National Championship in 2011. In the end, time will tell whether Fnatic will reach those highs again, now over ten years later.