If you are an enthusiastic gamer, and especially if you frequently play DOTA 2, Counter-Strike, League of Legends or Call of Duty, then it is highly likely that you have already heard of Fnatic, the European professional gaming team. Fnatic is currently one of the world’s largest e-sports teams, with many professional gamers in their ranks and an academy supporting new players that want to turn professional in the future.
Last year Fnatic decided to turn to entrepreneurialism, establishing Fnatic Gear, their own brand name for advanced gaming peripherals and apparel. They promote their products via their own online shop, with warehouses in the EU and the US, with Global shipping available. The newly founded company currently offers only a few peripherals at this time, namely two mice, one headset and one mechanical keyboard.
In this review we are having a look at their mechanical keyboard, the Rush G1 (or Rush Pro). Fnatic claims that the keyboard is specifically designed with eSports in mind, combining reliability, comfort and control into a product with a reasonable price tag.
Packaging and bundle
Fnatic Gear supplies the Rush mechanical keyboard in a relatively large cardboard box. The artwork on the box is minimal, focused on a picture of the keyboard itself. While the artwork is not very sophisticated, the box provides ample protection during shipping. Inside the box we only found the keyboard, its palm rest and a very small quick start guide. There is nothing noteworthy bundled alongside with the keyboard – not even a keycaps puller.