It seems Fnatic head coach Dylan Falco won’t stay with the EU LCS champions with the coming of the new season. Falco confirmed on Twitter that Fnatic has allowed him to look for other opportunities ahead of his free agency next week.
Fnatic has given me permission to speak with other organizations before I become a free agent on November 19th. To contact: firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/U7f3d2Hn87
— Dylan Falco (@DylanFalcoLoL) November 15, 2018
Dylan Falco returned to Europe in May 2017 after coaching Immortals and EnVyUs in the NA LCS. Results soon followed for him with the Fnatic org. After finishing top 8 in Worlds 2017, Falco helped the black-and-orange jerseys to back-to-back EU LCS titles and a historic Worlds 2018 second place finish. In the same period, Falco’s Fnatic also finished top 4 at the Mid-Season Invitational and co-won Rift Rivals together with G2 Esports and Splyce.
Falco is the second Fnatic member announcing he’ll be entering free agency on Nov. 19, the other being veteran top laner Paul “sOAZ” Boyer. The latter’s departure ends a legacy with the Fnatic franchise. The Frenchmen first joined the organization in 2012, but left for a two-year stint with Origen in 2015. sOAZ eventually returned to Fnatic at the end of 2016 and continued to be instrumental to the team’s successes in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
Fnatic has given me permission to speak with other organisations before my official free agency on the 19th.
Looking forward to many more years at the top. pic.twitter.com/jTSum4xSdC
— Paul Boyer (@sOAZ) November 11, 2018
Given the experience of Falco and sOAZ, it is unlikely that they’ll be permanently gone from EU LCS. The franchising of the league is set to bring five new long-term partners, which will have to build rosters from scratch. Come 2019, Falco and sOAZ might just end up playing their former team-mates.