Karrigan Lays Retirement Speculations to Rest Post IEM Chengdu Win

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Karrigan Lays Retirement Speculations To Rest Post IEM Chengdu Win

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FaZe Clan won IEM Chengdu 2024, its first CS2 tournament win of the year, following a string of second place finishes.
Karrigan cleared all doubts and speculations regarding his retirement from competitive CS2 during the post match press conference.
Karrigan went on to talk about the reason behind him coming back to FaZe Clan and what he aims to achieve next with the team.

The captain of FaZe Clan, Finn "karrigan" Andersen, who steered his team to a brilliant victory at IEM Chengdu 2024 on his 34th birthday,14th April 2024, has proclaimed that he is not going anywhere, anytime soon.

"Retirement is not really on the horizon for me," said karrigan during the press conference post the '2-0' grand final victory against MOUZ, which took place at a sold-out Wuliangye Chengdu Performing Arts Centre.

This is the first CS2 trophy bagged by FaZe Clan this year and karrigan is fired up to make history with the organization despite being one of the oldest active players in the current competitive circuit.


Karrigan Clears the Air About Retiring From Competitive CS2

The 34-year-old is not ready to hang his boots, leading Faze Clan to a brilliant victory at IEM Chengdu 2024 in front of a packed audience, who witnessed his brilliant shot calling as he steered his team to a '2-0' victory against MOUZ in the grand finals.

FaZe started by besting MOUZ on the opponent's map pick Overpass, first putting up a solid defense and then storming ahead with the momentum to close the map with a '13-10' scoreline.

On their map pick Nuke, FaZe once again secured a sizable lead in the first half but this time on attack and then closed out the game soon after with the scoreboard reading '13-6'.


Post the fantastic grand final performance, karrigan during the press conference revealed that the main reason behind his comeback to FaZe Clan in February 2021 was to make history with the organization.

Karrigan was transparent that this was probably the last team he would be a part of before retiring and this is why he wants everyone to work hard including himself.

"I want to push everyone to their limit. I'm pushing myself to the limit. Retirement is not really on the horizon for me. The most important thing is that I will never let the team down. If I'm not the right captain for the team one day, I will understand that. But for now, I think I'm still improving individually and as a captain, and the team is improving," said karrigan.


This victory was a big relief for karrigan and FaZe Clan, following a string of second-place finishes including BLAST Premier: World Final 2023, BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023, IEM Katowice 2024, and PGL Major Copenhagen 2024.

FaZe Clan has already proved that they are the most consistent performers in competitive CS2 right now and karrigan has made it clear that he want to keep this form intact, winning as many tournaments as possible.


"The main goal is IEM Cologne for me, right now. The most important tournament of the year is Cologne, together with the Shanghai Major. And we'll take it from there. Why not be a two-time Grand Slam winner?" said karrigan in conclusion, while talking about the next goals he aims to achieve with the squad.

It will be interesting to see how the team performs as we move into the second quarter of the competitive season. FaZe Clan will be next seen in action at ESL Pro League Season 19, scheduled from 23rd April to 12th May 2024.


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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer 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.