Fnatic to miss Malmö, G2 Esports will take their place

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The world’s best team will miss the tournament.

The world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team will miss DreamHack Malmö next week after its best player suffered an injury. The news comes after a string of shocking losses for Fnatic last weekend in Columbus.

The three-time major champions dropped out of the event due to a hand injury suffered by star rifler Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer several weeks ago. French squad G2 Esports, who also fell short of expectations this weekend in Columbus, will take Fnatic's place in the tournament.

“Olof has had troubles with his arm for the past month and we still today are not sure why or how serious it is,” team head coach Viktor “vuggo” Jendeby said in a statement on DreamHack’s website this morning. “It has grown worse the last two weeks and he won’t play until he has fully recovered and without any issues or pain for at least two weeks. He will be seeing a specialist in the following days and we will take it from there.”

Natus Vincere (Na`Vi) AWPer Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács may also miss the event due to injury:

Olofmeister’s injury will give G2 Esports a chance to bounce back from its 9-12 place showing at MLG Columbus over the weekend. Malmö will feature several of the top teams in the world, including Columbus champion Luminosity Gaming, as well as top eight finishers from that event Team Liquid, Astralis, Counter Logic Gaming, Virtus.Pro, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Na`Vi.

In a press release. G2 Esports wished olofmeister a "speedy" recovery and that its players are thrilled to be able to attend the event.

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