It looks like Olof ‘olofmeister’ Kajbjer will be missing out on yet another international CS:GO event despite only returning to activity with FaZe Clan on May 25th.
The Swedish star, who was widely regarded as the best player on the planet back in 2015, has been a part of FaZe Clan since August of 2017 and has claimed a number of titles with the international team in the time since.
However, he was not a part of the FaZe roster that won IEM Sydney in May of 2018 due to an ongoing hiatus from competion which had begun on April 1st for undisclosed personal reasons.
The team played with Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström during Olofmeister’s time away, but on May 25th the two time Major Champion announced that he was returning and excited to compete once again.
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It would seem that something else has cropped up, though, as industry insider neL revealed on June 3rd that the Swede will be missing the ECS Season 5 Finals in London from June 8th - 10th.
The flickshot.fr founder stated that olofmeister still has some “personal problems” and that Jørgen ‘cromen’ Robertsen will be taking his place at the event.
FaZe will play with Cromen instead of Olofmeister for the ECS finals. It's not about a change or anything, just a stand-in as olof still has some personal problems.
— neL (@neLendirekt) June 3, 2018
Cromen recently played as a stand-in for Heroic at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals where he helped the Danish team secure a 7th - 8th place finish.
But the Norwegian player will have much bigger shoes to fill at the UK event as FaZe Clan looks to defeat some of world's best teams like Astralis, Team Liquid, and Fnatic.
If the reports are confirmed, FaZe will play at the ECS Season 5 Finals with the following roster:
- Finn "karrigan" Andersen
- Nikola "NiKo" Kovač
- Håvard "rain" Nygaard
- Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács
- Jørgen ‘cromen’ Robertsen