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FaZe Clan Set to Replace Olofmeister At the ECS Season 5 Finals in London

Published: 4/Jun/2018 13:02 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 15:49

by Ross Deason

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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.

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.

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
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How to call a Technical Timeout in CSGO Competitive

Published: 28/Jan/2021 5:19

by Andrew Amos

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Valve has added Technical Timeouts to CS:GO Competitive in their January 27 update. It’s different from the game’s already-existing Tactical Timeouts. Here’s exactly how they work, and how you can call one for your team.

The addition of Technical Timeouts built into CS:GO comes as Valve has looked to revamp Competitive play by removing bots, and even adding bonus income for teams down on players.

It’s different from the already-existing Tactical Timeouts ⁠— which players can call once per half in a CS:GO Competitive game. In fact, you don’t really get an opportunity to call a tech pause, as they automatically go through.

Here’s how the new feature works, and how you can best utilize it to boot.

How to use Technical Timeouts in CS:GO

Technical Timeouts aren’t something you can call on command in CS:GO. In a matchmade competitive game, something has to go awry first.

Technical Timeouts can only be called if a player has disconnected from the game, and hasn’t reconnected by the time the next round starts. They will be automatically called, and will last two minutes at most. This allows the DC’d player time to reconnect to the game.

The timeout will automatically be canceled if the DC’d player abandons the game. Timeouts also won’t be called in a 4v5 if the player was kicked. Each team gets one Technical Timeout. It doesn’t count towards your Tactical Timeout count.

CS:GO Tactical Timeout menu
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Tactical Timeouts have existed in CS:GO matchmaking for some time, but not tech pauses.

Hopefully you won’t ever have to use a Technical Timeout in CS:GO competitive queues. If it does come down to it though, it’s a handy tool that will allow players to get back into the game if their internet died or their game crashed.

In the downtime, you can talk strategies about tackling the game while a man down ⁠— or a man up. However, you won’t just be able to call it for your mouse glitching out, or a sticky desk mishap.