CS:GO legend, Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer will step down from FaZe Clan’s active roster. The player is taking an indefinite break from CS:GO to recuperate from fatigue.
FaZe Clan announced the move on their social media page, announcing that the 28-year-old CS:GO veteran is taking a break from Counter-Strike. The Swede revealed that he is taking a break from the game due to fatigue. The is taking time off to recuperate and regain motivation.
Olofmeister has been one of the most popular names in CS:GO ever since he led Fnatic to the pole position in 2015. During the Fnatic era, Olofmeister was undoubtedly the best player in the world. Fnatic won the ESL One: Katowice and ESL One: Cologne 2015 with Olofmeister and this time was one of the most dominant eras in Counter-Strike.
After switching to FaZe Clan, Olofmeister had taken a break in 2019. He went on leave for three months, skipping five LAN events. However, FaZe Clan has been unable to recreate their 2016-18 success after Olof’s return. The player’s form has also seen a dip in recent months with an average of 0.9 over the past three months.
Who Will Replace Olofmeister on FaZe Clan?
FaZe Clan is reportedly looking at Aurimas “Bymas” Pipiras as a replacement for Olofmeister, according to a DBLTAP report. The sixteen-year-old player is relatively unknown in tier one Counter-Strike. He was a part of Team 1337HUANIA and has helped them win the Baltic Masters Season 3 Finals. Bymas had a 1.27 rating in the tournament drawing attention from top tier CS:GO pros.
FaZe Clan in-game leader, Niko, picked Bymas as his bold prediction for top 20 players of 2020.
“There’s this guy Bymas from FPL who really surprised me. I watched him a couple of times and I think he’s pretty good and a pretty versatile player. He’s not going to be in the Top 20 next year, but I believe he’s going to be a big thing. I believe he has the potential to make it to the top and do some good things.” – Niko to HLTV.
FaZe is yet to officially announce a replacement for Olofmeister. However, if the Bymas move comes true, then FaZe Clan’s CS:GO roster would be as follows:
Håvard “rain” Nygaard
Nikola “NiKo” Kovač
Marcelo “coldzera” David
Helvijs “broky” Saukants
Aurimas “Bymas” Pipiras (trial)
Janko “YNk” Paunovi? (coach)
Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer (on a break)
FaZe Clan will play in Group C of the DreamHack Masters Spring EU event, so CS:GO fans can expect news very soon.