Credit: Helena Kristiansson ESL
The fnatic team of 2014-2015 is remembered as one of the greatest of all time, but the “fnatic era” was actually closely contested by the French powerhouse Envy.
No era-worthy team has ever had their number one ranking challenged as fiercely as Envy fought fnatic for the spot. While it was ultimately the Swedes who won the war, they didn’t claim every battle and had a few results gone the other way, it might now instead be remembered as the Envy era.
This is the story of one of the greatest rivalries in CS:GO history, and how it defined an era.