FaZe Clan’s olofmeister discusses if he is the GOAT of CS:GO
Two time major winner Olof ‘olofmeister‘ Kajbjer is considered by many as one of the greatest Counter-Strike players of all time, but Olof himself says he doesn’t put himself as number one.
Along with the rest of FaZe Clan, olofmeister has just secured his 14th successive ‘Legends’ status (top eight) at a CS:GO Major, at IEM Katowice 2019, but it’s fair to say he hasn’t been the standout player.
During his time on Fnatic, the Swede was often the star of the show, as the dominant team won both majors in 2015, and olofmeister was named the best player in the world.
After securing his 14th Legend status achievement, discussions started again about olofmeisters position in the pantheon of all time greats of Counter-Strike, but analyst Duncan ‘Thorin‘ Shields argued that being “carried” on this 14th occasion, had to be taken into account.
olof got carried to this last Legends status. When you're talking about him in the context of G.O.A.T. status, his Legends streak means a lot less since joining FaZe.
— Thorin (@Thooorin) February 26, 2019
In response, olofmeister agreed, both that he had been carried so far in the ongoing major, and that he doesn’t consider himself the greatest of all time.
However, he did take issue with Thorin suggesting that he had also been carried in previous majors with FaZe Clan.
Would never consider myself the goat in this game, there is a a lot of players I rank above myself in that category and it’s true I got carried in this major. I don’t agree with you about the other majors in faze tho
— Olof Kajbjer (@olofmeister) February 26, 2019
Thorin in fact explained that he believes olofmeister is a “strong candidate” for GOAT status, largely due to his time with Fnatic.
While many fans, especially those who remember the reign of dominance which Fnatic enjoyed throughout 2014 and 2015, will perhaps see olofmeister as the best to ever play, there are so many other names who could also be considered.
olofmeister still has a chance to win another major in Katowice too, although FaZe admittedly look far from the strongest out of the teams remaining.