Shortly after the start of the transfer window, Jacob Wolf of ESPN Esports announced that, according to the information he had obtained, Alfonso “mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez would end his professional career and in the following months would give up a trainer job leading Fnatic. It seemed unlikely at the time, but the following weeks showed us once again that the information provided by the American journalist was reliable. It is no different in the case of Mithy – today the Spaniard has been officially introduced as a new trainer of orange and black.
Thus, the 25-year-old ended his seven-year player career, during which he won, among others, three European championship titles – all under the flag of G2 Esports. He also took part in Worlds twice with this team, but his adventure at both championships ended in the group stage. His greatest achievement is the 2015 World Cup semi-final. In recent months, he represented Origen, but despite the successful spring round his team failed to qualify for the world championship. For mithy, it was a signal that it was time to start a new chapter.
– It’s quite strange, I knew that this time would finally come and I also knew that it would be a natural choice in my career after such a long game. But you don’t really know when it’s the right time to say “stop” , he confessed to mithy about the end of a player’s career. ” I didn’t want to play in a non-aspirational team, so I decided it would be a good time to move on, ” he added.
The Spaniard also commented on joining Fnatic in a few words. – This is unchecking the other boxes; not only the organization itself, but I also personally thought “This is the last team I have to join to be in the Big Three!” – he said. – I also feel that Fnatic is very recognizable thanks to the development of talents and although I will be a trainer, I have the impression that he can help me in personal and professional development. I have been a fan of FNC for some time. When I was still playing Counter-Strike when I was younger, Fnatic already existed. All the more I’m excited about 2020! – said Aguirre.
During the inter-season break there was one change in the orange-black ranks – Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek took the place of Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen. – I personally experienced the great changes that displacement of one element can bring and I know that this castling will prove to be large in many respects. I also think that joining Selfmade, which has a completely different style of play, will create a completely new identity for Fnatic – mithy said.