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Olofmeister Steps Down from FaZe Clan to take a Break from Counter-Strike

Aditya Singh Rawat
23/May/2020 10:09 pm

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  • Olofmeister has decided to take a step back from Counter-Strike.

  • The Swede has cited fatigue and lack of motivation as the reason behind him taking this break.

  • He has not mentioned the duration of his break as he speaks out thinking about his future during this time off.

Having faced quite a lot of criticism since a past few months Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Gustafsson has finally decided to take a step back momentarily. The 28-year-old cited increased fatigue and lack of motivation as the reason behind him taking this break from Counter-Strike.

The Swede said that he cannot let his teammates and the brand suffer due to these personal issues and that he still loves both the game and the scene, but this break is much required in order for him to regain the lost motivation.

In a concluding statement, he mentioned that “I am going to take some time off to recuperate and think about my future. I want to thank FaZe and all of my fans for all the love and support.”

While the reason behind the player taking the break is not an issue, him stating that he would be thinking about his future during this break seems to be a bit worrisome, as Olofmeister had not specified the duration of his break and he seemed to be unsure of whether or not he would want to return.


Olofmeister who has 6 MVP titles under his belt has been under fire as of late due to a series of poor performances across various LAN and Online tournaments. In the last six months, he has held a rating of just 0.93 and it only gets worse if this bracket is shortened to a period of three months, as he holds a rating of 0.91 with a KPR of just 0.55.

With fingers pointing at the legend, the Swede was under a lot of pressure for being a big reason behind the sluggish performance shown by FaZe Clan.

The change puts the FaZe Clan roster as follows,

  • Håvard "rain" Nygaard
  • Nikola "NiKo" Kova?
  • Marcelo "coldzera" David
  • Helvijs "broky" Saukants
  • Janko "YNk" Paunovi? [Coach]
  • Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer [Break]

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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.