Swedish CS:GO legend Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer has announced his departure from FaZe Clan. This will bring an end to his journey with FaZe that started in August 2017.
Olof has seen a lot of ups and downs over the last year with FaZe, as he leaves the team on a high note after a strong performance at BLAST Premier Spring Groups. Rumors have arisen about a possible retirement for the legendary fragger, which he touched upon stating:
“When I took the break with FaZe, that was my idea to think about what I want to do, I have retirement in my mind, but I haven’t decided on anything yet. I see a lot of people writing and I don’t want to say anything until it all becomes official, but I haven’t made my mind up yet, so I just want to say that.”
While playing for FaZe, the 2015 world’s best player won a number of major tournaments including ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017, ESL One New York 2017, ECS Season 4 Finals, EPICENTER 2018, ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational 2018, BLAST Pro Series Miami 2019, and BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019.
A legend to the game of Counter Strike and a legend in the story of FaZe Clan.
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) February 14, 2021
Being one of the most adored players in the CS:GO community, Olof now will stay off-screen for a while. His future is still uncertain, but his outing at BLAST has left hordes of fans craving for more from the legendary Swede.
Here are some of olofmeister statistics during last year (data provided by HLTV stats):
|Kills / Round||0.55|
|Deaths / Round||0.64|
|Assists / Round||0.10|
|Damage / Round||61.6|
|Grenade Damage / Round||4.4|
|1 or More Kills Round||1047|
|0 Kills Round||1597|
|Team Win % After Entry Kill||75.6%|
Olofmeiester never had a year with a K/D ratio lower than 1. This can also be explained because the rounds played were significantly lower too. We hope that Olof comes back and stronger, with the right motivation and mindset.
Karrigan Returns to FaZe
FaZe has already found that answer to olof’s departure in the form of an old returnee Finn “karrigan” Andersen.
The Danish in-game leader is returning to the team he left at the end of 2018 after being recently removed from Mousesports.
Time to say goodbye. 🎶
Thank you @karriganCSGO for captaining our CS:GO team in the past 23 months and all the best in your next endeavor. Both parties mutually agreed on a contract termination in time before #IEM Katowice.
2010-2012, 2013, 2014, 2019-2021, ?
F in chat pic.twitter.com/w7ouNjVK0T
— mousesports (@mousesports) February 15, 2021
The upcoming fresh new start for FaZe that is looking bright. After Twistzz’s arrival, the team has improved noticeably, with their consecutive wins over Liquid at BLAST Premier standing as a testament to their strength.
Now, karrigan must adapt himself to the new FaZe, which should not be difficult in the grand scheme of things. FaZe will be linking up with his former FaZe coach which is bound the make the overall adaptation much easier. Rain is also still on the roster, adding another sense of familiarity and comradery to the Danes readjustment.
The new FaZe roster will have its trial by fire at the IEM Katowice 2021 main stage.
FaZe Clan active roster:
Håvard “rain” Nygaard
Marcelo “coldzera” David
Helvijs “broky” Saukants
Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken
Finn “karrigan” Andersen
Expectations are relatively high for the rejuvenated FaZe roster, as karrigan’s championship pedigree has led the team to many victories in the past, most notably at ELEAGUE 2017. With a talented mix of veteran players and up-and-comers in the scene, FaZe can still show us a thing or two, but only time will tell if they’ll be able to achieve past heights.