A highly anticipated but poorly kept secret came true when FaZe announced the signings of Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev and Janko 'YNk' Paunovic.
AdreN is moving over as a free agent after Gambit was disolved, while YNk was available after MIBR released him.
FaZe and RobbaN parted ways after a travel intense schedule became to much for the coach, giving the room for YNk to join on.
OFFICIAL: @AdreNcs will stand-in as FaZe CS:GO's 5th player through the Major, & @YNk has signed on to coach the team— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) January 6, 2019
Our first games with the new-look lineup will take place at the iBUYPOWER Masters in Los Angeles, California from January 19th-20th.
Welcome! #FaZeUp pic.twitter.com/k3wW2cwq3y
Fans will not have to wait long to see the new FaZe in action, the first tournament with AdreN and YNk in FaZe colors will be the iBUYPOWER Masters on January 16.
The roster spot opened up when long-time member Finn 'karrigan' Anderson was loaned out to Team EnVy on December 16.
AdreN became a free agent after being with Gambit for almost three years. The org is slowly losing their successful core of players, starting with their captain and coach leaving over the summer due to internal disagreements.
The move for AdreN was seen as only a matter of time for FaZe after Denis 'seized' Kostin leaked the move on his stream.