VCT Europe: Fnatic officially extended ‘Magnum’ contract until 2024. The contract of Czech player Martin ” Magnum ” Pekov, who was recruited in April 2021, has been extended until 2024 by the British organization Fnatic. Magnum was recruited from the HOMELESS team and quickly established himself as one of Fnatic’s most important players. Magnum, who is 19 years old, usually plays “support” characters like Killjoy, Cypher, and Skye in Valorant.
Normally, support heroes take fewer kills than their duelist colleagues, but Magnum is an exception. With his skills and field defense, he contributes to his team’s success. Magnum contributed to the VCT Tier 2 Master Reykjavik competition with an average combat score of 215.6, an average damage per round of 138.8, and a KDA of 1.1, according to vlr.gg’s statistics.
Get ready for more lurks, frags, and 1HP aces – we've extended @just_magnum's contract until 2024! 🔥
What's been your favorite moment from him so far? 👀 pic.twitter.com/hLESMF3oxu
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) August 6, 2021
Fnatic Valorant team director Colin “ CoJo ” Johnson said via Twitter: “We didn’t achieve the result we wanted in Poland,” CoJo remarked on Twitter, “but that doesn’t change the fact that we have Europe’s youngest and most valued team, and Magnum is a key part of that.”
Magnum himself in response said “Such a pleasure to sign an extended contract with !!! Thank you for such an opportunity which I was given by you! I’m sure we will bring many TROPHIES to FAMILY!
Such a pleasure to sign extended contract with @FNATIC !!! Thank you for such a opportunity which I was given by you! I'm sure we will bring many TROPHIES to🖤🧡 FAMILY!#alwaysfnatic #fncwin 🙂 https://t.co/xHNajc9lE3
— FNATIC Magnum (@just_magnum) August 6, 2021
Current Fnatic’s roster is as follows:
Fnatic’s contract was extended a week after they lost 3-2 to Team Liquid in the VCT Europe Stage 3 Challengers 2 “lower bracket” final. The corporation, on the other hand, has complete faith in the team that was unable to advance to the EMEA Challengers Playoffs due to their defeat.
This is one of the longest contracts ever made public on Valorant. This isn’t uncommon in other games, but in newer esports like Riot Games’ FPS, it’s a big deal. The contract’s length reveals how much Fnatic is willing to put into the Valorant esports scene.