Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Golden has been benched by Fnatic

The 27-year-old had been with the team since 2019.

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Fnatic has issued a statement confirming that it has decided to bench Maikil "Golden" Selim from its CS:GO squad following a string of disappointing results. The team has been pushed to make some drastic changes after several less than desirable performances throughout the year. Golden, if you are unaware, joined Fnatic on loan back in September 2019 and he has remained an active part of its roster ever since. The 27-year-old represented the team in major competitions such as ESL Pro League Season 11 and Flashpoint Season 2.

In the statement, Andreas Samuelsson, CSGO Head Coach said:"It saddens me to announce that we are moving Maikil from the active CSGO roster. Maikil is certainly the friendliest and best teammate in the scene, but the recent results have not lived up to the standards we expect from the team. That's why we're looking to turn the page and begin our rebuilding process with new in-game leadership. You can expect more news from the Fnatic camp in the near future to bring us back where we belong."

Golden also had the following message for his former team and fans: "I wish Fnatic the best of luck. Thank you for all the moments we shared together - I will always remember and cherish the memories. Thanks to all the people who supported us through the good and the bad. As of now there will be some reflecting to do and explore my options for the future."

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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