With one day left before the start of the first FUT Champion Cup event of the new season, British FIFA player Donovan ‘Tekkz’ Hunt has announced he’s signed for Fnatic.
The 18-year-old is regarded as one of the best FIFA players in the scene at the moment, rising to prominence with his first ever win at the FUT Champions Cup in Barcelona last year. “I’m truly excited to be part of Fnatic,” Tekkz says in the press release. “Joining the biggest British esports with such incredible facilities in London will provide exactly what I need to win my first World Championship.”
The signing marks Fnatic’s first proper entry into FIFA esports. The organisation’s previously signed players, competed under the Roma Fnatic banner, alongside A.S.Roma. Now Damian ‘Damie’ Augustyniak and Nathan ‘Zelonius’ Horton will remain under Fnatic management, but compete under the Roma Esports name.
“With the addition of Tekkz, we are officially launching the Fnatic FIFA team to compete on the global stage,” Fnatic team manger Colin Johnson says. “Our fantastic partnership with AS Roma will continue. Moving forward, Roma’s FIFA team will compete under the name Roma Esports, but the team will still receive the full support of Fnatic staff and facilities.
“We are very excited to see what Damie, Zelonius and the rest of the Roma Esports team can accomplish this year.”
— Fnatic Tekkz (@DhTekKz) November 6, 2019
Talking about Fnatic’s latest signing, Johnson adds: “Tekkz is a player that we have been interested in signing ever since he burst onto the scene in FIFA 18 at the Barcelona event. It has been an honour to witness his massive growth as a player and an icon within the FIFA scene.
“It’s an even greater honour now to bring him further along that path and help him with his first World Championship.”