Fnatic has transfered jungler Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek to another European team before the start of the LEC summer split.
Selfmade joined the Fnatic roster back in November of 2019, after former jungler Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen left Europe to pursue a career in North America. While on FNATIC, Selfmade led the roster in back-to-back second-place finishes at the LEC spring and summer split. He also traveled with the team to the 2020 World Championship, where they had a close match against Top Esports to finish in the top eight at the event.
Before joining Fnatic, Selfmade played for SK Gaming in 2019. He had previously played for MAD Lions, before they franchised into the LEC. Selfmade’s time on MAD Lions brought the organization three first-place finishes at League of Legends minor events. They also won European Masters Summer 2018 with Selfmade on the roster.
Fnatic replaces Selfmade with Bwipo
According to Fnatic, Selfmade was offered a contract extension at the end of the spring split after they finished fifth. Selfmade refused this contract extension, and Fnatic then offered him a position on the roster as a substitute. As a highly valued jungler in League of Legends, Selfmade refused this substitute position to explore a starting position on a roster. This decision came, from the coaching staff, after the year for Fnatic ended on a bitter-sweet note. The fifth-sixth placement at 2021 Spring was not the standard that the European team had set for themselves. However, several roster changes in Fnatic’s camp seem to hint at a change of pace for summer.
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) May 26, 2021
Fnatic’s long-term top lane Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau will role swap to the jungler position to replace Selfmade. Bwipo has been with Fnatic since early 2018 and has won two LEC titles with the organization. This roster change is one of the most shocking to come to Europe since world-famous mid-laner Luka “Perkz“ Perković swapped from mid lane to ADC. While role changes are not unheard of, Bwipo’s switch from top to the jungle will be an interesting change of pace for the team.
League of Legends Team Director Javier “dardo” Zafra spoke on the jungle changes on Fnatic.
“As we look to the future of Fnatic League of Legends and the arrival of Adam, we’re happy to have found a solution to keep Bwipo’s experience and chemistry with the team. The coaching staff made the decision that made the most sense for everyone for this upcoming split, and we look forward to seeing where it takes us in summer.”