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FaZe Clan’s Olofmeister Releases Statement About Why He’s Extending His Career Break

Published: 7/Jun/2018 12:11 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Ross Deason

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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.

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

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Fake s1mple & Shroud scam streams take over CSGO on Twitch again

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:15 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 19:35

by Connor Bennett

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Troll streams have been taking over the CS:GO category on Twitch yet again, using Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev’s names to promote scam giveaways. 

Typically, the only times you’ll find Counter-Strike: Global Offensive dominating the Twitch viewership charts is when there’s a major tournament on the go, a former pro like Shroud makes a surprise return, or a celebrity like Neymar shows off their skills.

However, there are times when the game gets some incredible viewing numbers when trolls decide to take over the section and capitalize on its popularity. 

These trolls claim to be someone like Shroud, s1mple, or NiKo while running fake giveaways that put the Steam accounts of CS:GO fans in danger of being hacked. 

Shroud on Twitch
Twitch: Shroud
Despite being a former CS:GO pro, Shroud is still used in these scams.

These fake streams pop up every few months, and have been called out by pros like s1mple in the past, however, neither the pros or Twitch have been able to completely stamp them out yet.

On October 25, with the ESL One New York CIS tournament attracting thousands of viewers, these trolls struck once again by using old VODs from both s1mple and Shroud, once again claiming that fans can win prizes by getting involved.

In fact, at one point, the two channels were in the top three watch channels of the day – amassing 22,000 and 17,500 viewers respectively – and sitting just behind the main Russian stream for ESL One New York CIS. 

Screenshot of Twitch showing the CSGO category with fake streams
Screenshot via Twitch
The fake channels have the names of CSGO pros, but have unusual graphics attached.

The two channels that cropped up intially, s1mple6282 and ShroudWRBE, have since been deleted, but other channels named s1mple1021 and ShroudRXND have taken their place.

At the time of writing, both channels have been running the same fake giveaways and graphics, as well as the same past VODs from both s1mple and Shroud, so it might hard to tell the difference to some viewers, but they’re not the real thing.