Despite not having the most success this year, FaZe Clan’s CS:GO team has always been regarded as one of the most individually skilled line-ups of all time, with iconic names such as Olofmeister and GuardiaN as core members of the team.
Many FaZe fans were surprised to see the popular international roster fall short at the Major in Berlin, after falling 2-1 to Renegades in the New Legends stage, placing in them in tied 12th place overall.
The unexpected result means that their roster will lose their ‘Legends’ status before going into the next CS:GO major and FaZe NiKo was not happy with his performance, apologizing to fans shortly after their elimination.
“Embarrassing individual performance by me throughout the whole event, sorry everyone for letting you down,” NiKo expressed, apologizing to his followers and FaZe’s Counter-Strike fans.
FaZe’s early elimination from the tournament also means that Olofmeister’s incredible streak placing Top 8 or better and holding his Legend status at every one of Valve Major’s has finally been broken.
Embarrassing individual performance by me throughout the whole event, sorry everyone for letting you down.— NiKo (@fazeniko) August 31, 2019
FaZe Clan will now have to start their next Major event from the New Challengers stage and will have to fight their way through the competition in order to have a chance at regaining the all-important Legend status.
Although according to recent reports, FaZe may be looking to switch up their roster soon after news broke that they are in talks with MIBR’s Coldzera and ENCE’s Aleksib.
Despite Niko’s disappointment at the StarLadder Major 2019, his cousin Nemanja ‘huNter-’ Kovač from Team CR4ZY is still in with a chance of qualifying for the Legends stage as they take on Natus Vincere in a Bo3 elimination series on September 1.
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