Martin “Rekkles” Larsson, a professional League of Legends player from Sweden, will join Fnatic’s starting lineup for LEC 2023.
Support player Ruben “Rhuckz” Barbosa will join Rekkles in the bot lane. The team will be rounded out by Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz, mid laner Marek “Humanoid” Brázda, and top laner Martin “Wunder” Hansen. Additionally, the new head coach is the experienced Gonçalo “Crusher” Pinto Brandão.
|FNATIC ROSTER FOR LEC 2023||ROLE|
|Martin “Wunder” Hansen||Top laner|
|Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz||Jungler|
|Marek “Humanoid” Brázda||Mid laner|
|Martin “Rekkles” Larsson||Bot laner|
|Elias “Upset” Lipp||Bot laner|
|Rúben “Rhuckz” Barbosa||Support|
|Gonçalo “Crusher” Pinto||Head coach|
|Aleksi “Hiiva” Kaikkonen||Assistant coach|
Fnatic’s new bot laner needs no introduction. After 2 years apart, the team is welcoming Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson back to where it all started. Martin previously played for Fnatic back in 2012. Furthermore, he has played among many of the highest-performing and most successful rosters Fnatic has ever fielded in the Rift.
An absolute powerhouse on the bot lane, Fnatic Rekkles enters the team with a renewed drive and hunger for the game. Undoubtedly, his personal goals align with what Fnatic is looking to achieve in 2023. Fnatic knows that long-standing fans of the Black & Orange will be extremely thrilled by this announcement. Hopefully, the legacy behind the name will become obvious to all who have joined in more recent months.
Rekkles’ return also sees him back on the LEC stage following a year with Karmine Corp. While at Karminee he helped the LFL squad lift the Spring EU Masters Trophy.
Rhuckz has already displayed he is extremely capable of contending with the worlds best on the big stage. He had an impressive, albeit brief, showing in Worlds 2022. Significantly, that was where he stood in for Fnatic’s first Play-In games vs Evil Geniuses and The Chiefs.
After serving on the academy team, Rhuckz has put on repeated show-stopping performances in both the Superliga and NLC.
Rhuckz isn’t the only arrival from Fnatic’s Academy Roster. In addition, the team has also promoted Gonçalo “Crusher” Pinto Brandão to the Head Coach position for the 2023 season.
Working with the Fnatic TQ squad since January 2022, Crusher has helped the team lift their first trophy in Spring. At that time, they dominated the regular season with a 16-2 record. Additionally, they lifted the SuperLiga Trophy following a 3-0 win vs Bisons.
Crusher is expected to bring his wide knowledge base and capable skillset over to Berlin. Importantly, he should be able to use his experience to help push Fnatic’s most elite squad to its highest potential.
Looking Forward to 2023
2023 looks to be an extremely exciting year for Fnatic League of Legends – especially with the addition of Fnatic Rekkles. The team hopes to have many narratives, stories, and rivalries unfold on and off the stage. With a revised LEC schedule, Fnatic fans should be able to see more of the team than ever before.