CS:GO FaZe acquire Olofmeister from Fnatic

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    FaZe Clan have acquired Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Gustafsson from Fnatic, the organization announced Sunday.

    "As tough of a decision [as] it was to leave Fnatic, a team that I will always carry with me in my heart, as easy it was to decide on the team I wanted to join - FaZe," olofmeister said in a statement. "FaZe is an incredible organization with a fantastic fans and above all a super talented and hungry team with players I admire, view as friends and share the same commitment and goals in becoming the worlds best at counter-strike."

    olofmeister replaces Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey, who has played with the team since April 2016. FaZe are coming off a disappointing performance at the PGL Major Kraków 2017, where they tied for last place and subsequently lost their Legend status.

    "I'm super excited to have olofmeister on the team," FaZe Clan coach Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström said in a statement. "It's a guy that have everything that you want. During my time in FaZe there have been alot of roster changes trying to find a lineup that have the same goals and in the same time have good chemistry, we now have that. Now it's all about practice hard and find the best way to use our players. Thank you kioShiMa for many great memories together including one trophy and a big welcome to Olof!”

    olofmeister was the longest standing member on Fnatic's roster, having joined them in June 2014. He won two Majors with Fnatic in addition to a number of other tournaments. Fnatic most recently placed 5th-8th at PGL Major Kraków 2017.

    Replacing him on Fnatic's roster will be Maikil "Golden" Selim, who has played for Fnatic Academy for just under a year.

    "On a day like this it's impossible to not look back at the amazing run Olof has had in Fnatic, and needless to say we are immensely proud and thankful for his contributions both on and off the server," Fnatic COO Patrik "cArn" Sättermon said in a statement. "Personally it's been so rewarding to follow and support Olof's incredible journey, entering our organisation 3 years ago as one of Sweden's hottest talents, and gradually growing into one of the esport world's absolute superstars."

    This is the second high profile addition that FaZe have made to their roster this month, as the team acquired Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács from Na`Vi on Aug. 3.

    Related: FaZe acquire GuardiaN to replace allu

    FaZe Clan's roster is now as follows:

    • Håvard "rain" Nygaard
    • Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Gustafsson
    • Finn "karrigan" Andersen
    • Nikola "NiKo" Kovač
    • Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács
    • Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström (coach)

    Preston Dozsa is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

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