FaZe Clan set to make shock change to CSGO roster - Dexerto

FaZe Clan CSGO reportedly dropping Bymas for Kjaerbye

Published: 7/Aug/2020 13:13 Updated: 7/Aug/2020 13:19

by Calum Patterson


An unexpected change to the FaZe Clan CS:GO roster is apparently in motion, with Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye reportedly set to replace the young star Aurimas ‘Bymas’ Pipiras.

The Danish former Astralis and North player stepped down from the latter in July, with his next move unclear.

16-year-old Lithuanian Bymas got his shot at the big time with FaZe Clan in May, on a trial basis. According to a report from Polish website Cybersport, his time starting on the roster is now up.

kjaerbye playing for North at an ESL event.
Kjaerbye’s played for North for over 2 years, until July 2020.

He will reportedly be replaced by Kjaerbye as soon as as this month, with the Dane playing alongside the superstars of Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač and Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David for ESL One Cologne 2020.

According to Cybersport, the rest of the roster will remain unchanged, with broky, another relatively inexperienced player at the top level, retaining his spot.

FaZe Clan CSGO roster (rumored)

  • Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard
  • Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač
  • Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David
  • Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants
  • Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye
  • Janko ‘YNk’ Paunović – coach

FaZe Clan, competing in the European division at ESL One Cologne, will face the likes of G2, Fnatic, NaVi, Vitality, and Kjaerbye’s former organization Astralis.

There will be no easy matches, and if this reported move comes to fruition, it will likely be due to a lack of confidence in Bymas’s performances against these top teams.

Kjaerbye, meanwhile, hasn’t hit the same form he once had back when winning the ELEAGUE Atlanta Major in 2017 with Astralis. His time on North was a rollercoaster, but this would be another chance for him to showcase his abilities on a star-studded lineup.

ESL One Cologne starts on August 18, and will be played online, with four separate divisions around the world.


Why JKS is the perfect fit for blameF’s Complexity | Richard Lewis

Published: 30/Oct/2020 11:22

by Daniel Cleary


Following 100 Thieves’ departure from Counter-Strike and after weeks of speculation about the former roster, Justin ‘JKS’ Savage finally confirmed his next step in a move to Complexity’s Juggernaut lineup, alongside captain Benjamin ‘blameF’ Bremer.

Richard Lewis breaks down this roster move in his latest video for Dexerto and takes a look at why the signing of JKS could be exactly what this Complexity lineup needs to improve.

Replacing young CS:GO star Owen ‘oBo’ Schlatter, who wanted to return to North America to compete, Savage will have a big role to play on his new team.

With consistent fragging abilities and after coming back off multiple top-two finishes in his final run with 100 Thieves, including a finals appearance in the ESL Pro League, Richard Lewis also highlighted just how much potential the Australian pro has to work with.

However, as BLAST Premier Fall is now underway, JKS will be looking to replicate those performances once again and help this Juggernaut roster, led by blameF, to find more success in the coming months.