Adam sheds light on Upset's Worlds departure and other roster woes

Fnatic was a promising team going into Worlds 2021 but the unexpected departure of Elias "Upset" Lipp less than a day before competition started, their run in Iceland was short. Fnatic have since collapsed as a team and Zdravets "Hylissang" Galabov and Upset, remaining with the organization. Over a month later, their former top laner Adam "Adam" Maanane has given some insight on what happened within Fnatic as well as some serious criticism toward how justified Upset’s sudden departure was.

Adam on Upset's Worlds departure

Adam put together a lengthy Twitlonger that focuses on his experience with the team, and his dissatisfaction with their Worlds run as a whole. On Upset’s departure, Adam wrote: 

“There's nothing urgent because otherwise he [Upset] would have told us. And personally, I don't give a damn about the privacy reason when I worked, we all worked hard for 1 year to reach the Worlds. Knowing that even the management of Fnatic still doesn't know, eh?”

Adam went on to express how Upset’s departure negatively affected Fnatic’s mental state going into the group stage. Despite all this, Adam still claims that Fnatic did their best with who they had and that the Fnatic roster had, “finished our adventure without any regrets.”

"I was treated like shit"

When it comes to the off-season shuffle, Adam says he was thinking about leaving Fnatic after the murky situation surrounding Upset, but the rumors about Barney "Alphari" Morris and Luka "Perkz" Perković pushed him over the edge. According to Adam, Upset went behind his back and attempted to recruit a new top laner.

“Indeed, Perkz had signed before Alphari, which left Alphari without a team. To my great surprise! Upset tried to recruit Alphari (behind my back of course). I learn later that after the Worlds he was already trying to change the topside including Nisqy. I also learnt later that the botlane in general didn't want to play with me anymore and was looking for a veteran type of toplaner!”

“I left because I was treated like shit by the management and even the players of the team. But I consider that I played a very important role in the success of FNC during this summer.

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