Fnatic's Australian player Magnet will unfortunately not be able to make it to the Season 8 Pro League finals. An urgent medical issue has prevented Etienne Rousseau from travelling to Rio with his team, and they will need to find a replacement for the weekend.
Due to requiring emergency surgery, @MagnetR6 is unable to fly and thus won't be competing at the #R6PL Season 8 Finals in Rio de Janeiro. We are exploring options for a stand-in for the event this weekend.— FNATIC (@FNATIC) November 14, 2018
Etienne is recuperating well and we wish him a speediest of recoveries! pic.twitter.com/ooF4e10TDl
This mishap puts the Australian team in a difficult situation : They have lost their captain and star player just three days before competing with the best teams in the world. Team Fnatic are currently looking for a player to stand in for Magnet, and hope to find one as soon as possible.
We wish Magnet a speedy recovery and hope Fnatic will not be too affected by his absence!
As a reminder, this is how team Fnatic line up :
Etienne ''Magnet'' Rousseau (unavailable)
Jason ''Lusty'' Chen
Ethan ''RizRaz'' Wombwell
Matthew ''Acez'' McHenry
Daniel ''NeophyteR'' An