FaZe Clan’s Olof ‘olofmeister’ Kajbjer has released a statement about his ongoing absence following the announcement that he will be missing the ECS Season 5 Finals in London.
Olofmeister announced that he was taking some time away from competing in early March but on May 25th he returned to activity and said he was excited to play again.
Unfortunately, it looks like the personal problems that originally caused him to take time off have recurred and on June 3rd reports about him missing the ECS Season 5 Finals began to pop up.
On June 5th that news became official as it was announced that FaZe would be using Norwegian player Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen at the event in London.
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Olofmeister has released a statement about the situation where he say that he thought he was ready to return but quickly realized that was not the case as his stress levels increased.
The Swedish star also apologizes to his teammates and fans for the entire situation and thanks FaZe for the constant support.
“I’m sorry. I thought I was ready to comeback but I wasn’t. I really wanted to make it work but stressed my comeback in doing so. It’s all my own fault and I should have listened to myself. I will take a longer break and comeback when I am 100%.
My biggest sorry goes out to my team that I know I have put in an unfortunate situation. I also want to say sorry to my fans.
Thanks to the team and FaZe for their never ending understanding, love and support.”
The loss of olofmeister yet again is, of course, a massive blow to FaZe, who come into the ECS Finals as the defending champions and one of the favorites to take the title.
Cromen recently filled in for Heroic at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, where they claimed a 7th-8th place finish, and for their 3rd-4th place showing at DreamHack Austin.
The FaZe Clan lineup for the ECS Season 5 Finals in London will be:
- Finn "karrigan" Andersen
- Nikola "NiKo" Kovač
- Håvard "rain" Nygaard
- Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács
- Jørgen ‘cromen’ Robertsen
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) June 5, 2018