Benched FaZe Clan CS:GO star karrigan finds new team ahead of NA Minor for IEM Katowice Major - Dexerto

Benched FaZe Clan CS:GO star karrigan finds new team ahead of NA Minor for IEM Katowice Major

Published: 1/Jan/2019 3:01 Updated: 9/Jan/2019 15:30

by Albert Petrosyan


In a rather surprising turn of events, Danish-German professional CounterStriker: Global Offensive player Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen has moved to an unexpected team ahead of the Americas Minor.

On December 31, news broke out that the former FaZe Clan in-game leader will be transferring to Team Envy for the upcoming Minor in Katowice, Poland. The deal is for a loan transfer only, which means that karrigan’s stay on Envy could only be for this lone competition.


To make room for karrigan, Envy have parted ways with Matt ‘Pollo’ Wilson, who joined from Ghost Gaming on October 30 as a stand-in player for Kory ‘SEMPHIS’ Friesen.

“Karrigan will be competing with us at the Americas Minor on loan from FaZe Clan,” Envy tweeted. “We’d like to thank Pollo for standing in for us over the past couple months, and wish him the best in future opportunities.”


Unless there are anymore unanticipated roster moves for Envy, their roster heading into the Americas Minor will be karrigan, Taylor ‘Drone’ Johnson, Steven ‘reltuC’ Cutler, Noah ‘Nifty’ Francis, and Josh ‘jdm64’ Marzano, with Zaschary ‘Eley’ Stauffer as coach. 

While karrigan’s departure from FaZe is not the least bit surprising, not many expected him to move to Envy, as evidenced by all of the remarks in comments section of Envy’s announcement tweet.

However, with the Dane-German desperate for a move away from the red and black, this switch does allow him to compete in first major competition of the calendar year.


Finishing in the top two spots would guarantee karrigan and Envy at least $15,000 and spot in the IEM Katowice Major 2019, which has a massive $1 million prize pool of its own. 

Former FaZe in-game leader karrigan was benched in mid-December after a string of poor performances.

This loan move away from FaZe is just another chapter in the saga between the org and one of its longest tenured players. The two had been together since karrigan transferred from Astralis in 2016, forming a powerful roster that won numerous events, including ESL ONe New York 2017 and ESL One Belo Horizante 2018. 

However, after continually falling short at Majors and a string of particularly poor results in recent months, karrigan was benched in mid-December and the search to find a replacement for him began.


While it remains unclear as to who exactly will replace the former in-game leader at FaZe, one thing that is for sure is that karrigan will not be returning to the org after his loan spell with Envy is over, although where he will end up on a permanent basis remains to be seen. 


How GeT_RiGHT became CSGO’s first God

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:58 Updated: 9/Oct/2020 2:02

by Alan Bernal


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive legend Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund became the first god of the game by dazzling a generation of players, propelling the game’s meta by years, and leaving a historic mark not to be outdone anytime soon.

Since 2010, before CS:GO ever hit the market, GeT_RiGhT was already terrorizing teams in 1.6 with fellow Swede Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. Since their early 20s, the duo would rampage through events during their stints at Fnatic and SK Gaming.


If his career would have stopped in the 1.6 servers, his name would have still carried weight through the esports annals -but then, Global Offensive came out in 2012, where he would ascend to even greater heights of notoriety.

From the start, GeT_RiGhT would prove to be an instrumental force to reshape the Counter-Strike meta, specializing in dangerous lurks that would tilt opponents or catch them off guard.


It was risky, but so was his modus operandi. When early CS:GO pros would perfect their taps for long-range kills, he would hold Mouse1 to mow down entire teams with pinpoint recoil mastery.

He would soon be known for his multi-kills from a distance, without the need for consecutive fires, instead electing for choice bullet accuracy to push his team forward.

The #1 player in the world in 2013 and 2014, GeT_RiGhT, and the rest of the reformed Ninjas in Pyjamas that included Adam ‘Friberg,’ Robin ‘Fifflaren’ Johansson, Forest, and Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström would create an astounding 87-0 map win run.


GeT_RiGhT would go on to have an illustrious career filled with trophies, titles, and glory, becoming the first god of CS:GO along the way.