CS:GO: Rumors Suggest Major Roster Shuffle for FaZe Clan in 2021

Published 01/22/2021, 7:59 AM EST


FaZe Clan’s CS:GO team had a rocky 2020 with major roster shuffles and a key player’s exit. The team’s performance has been subpar, and it forced the organization to explore other options. In early 2020, FaZe clan saw their marquee player Olofmeister stepping down from active duty, citing exhaustion that directly translated in his performance.

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This led to the signing of the Danish powerhouse in Markus Kjærbye as a replacement for the legendary Olofmiester. The organization then parted ways with their star player ‘NiKo’ at the tail end of 2020, forcing Olof to re-join the roster. Now the rumors making rounds on the internet suggest yet another major signing from a top tier NA team.

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FaZe clan is looking to sign CS:GO veteran from Team Liquid

With the looming retirement of Olofmeister in 2021, this will be one of the biggest signings of the organisation. FaZe Clan is also reportedly looking to rope in Russel David Kevin Van Dulken, better known as ‘Twistzz’ from Team Liquid, to complete their roster.

Twistzz has been a long-time member of the Team Liquid and has led them to winning many tournament wins. In the previous month, the professional player announced that he is stepping down from the active roster to explore free agency.

He has had one of his career best run with Team Liquid that saw him pick up eight consecutive tournament wins in 2019. It essentially made him one of the most impactful players of the year, and his addition will most certainly make Faze clan a formidable side.

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The timing for these rumors, along with Twistzz looking to make the switch, could bear good news for the fans. This rumor clearly suggests that FaZe clan has not given up on the idea of building a super steam with 5 key players.

This would be yet another attempt on their part to make the formula work, with rumors of a former in-game leader for FaZe Clan leader are making rounds.

It seems like the organization is looking to team up with Karigan once again to take up the role of an in-game leader that the roster desperately needs. These rumors are merely hearsay, as neither the org nor the professional players have made any announcement to confirm the rumors.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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