“After six months of trying the result just weren’t there,” declared the Fnatic press release on June 3, 2012, announcing that Maciej “Shushei” Ratuszniak would be dropped from their roster.
Shushei, the declared MVP of League of Legend’s Season One competition, had until now been playing top lane for team Fnatic Raidcall. He was instrumental to the team’s success in IEM New York, where they were able to win without a single dropped map – a predecessor to Moscow 5′s comparable performance earlier this year in IEM Hanover.
However, the changes to the game since has taken a toll. Former teammate Lauri “Cyanide” Happonen has suggested that Shushei would find better luck playing AP Caster midlane instead – a role that, unfortunately, Fnatic already has filled to their satisfaction.
Fnatic is the last established professional team from Season One to have not had a change in roster.