Swedish CS GO AWPer Jack “Jackinho” Ström Mattsson is no longer under contract with Fnatic, the organization announced today.
Jackinho’s departure comes two months after he was dropped from the active squad and replaced with Owen “Smooya” Butterfield. The 22-year-old is one of the rising players in Sweden but has failed to make his mark with Fnatic. He joined the organization in January and contributed to the team’s decline throughout the year, which led to Fnatic having to remove him after the team failed to qualify for the PGL Stockholm Major.
Jackinho achieves an average rating of 1.0 in 2021, according to Statistics of HLTV, a sub-number for any AWPer. Although it was a short time, he thanked Fnatic for the opportunity and said that he is looking to join a new project. Jackinho tweeted.
With Smooya instead of Jackinho, Fnatic won two tournaments this month: November’s DreamHack Open and season two REPUBLEAGUE. Those results made the formerly Swedish team the international team leap from 32nd place in HLTV World Rankings come 19th, which will likely help them once again receive direct invites to the bigger tournaments.
Fnatic is currently gearing up for IEM Winter, their first tier one championship since Smooya was brought in. The $250,000 tournament will run from December 2 to 12, and they will face Gambit in the opening round.
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