How a 16-year old is revolutionizing FaZe's CSGO super-team - Dexerto
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How a 16-year old is revolutionizing FaZe’s CSGO super-team

Published: 27/Jul/2020 11:42 Updated: 27/Jul/2020 16:14

by Shane King

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For many years, FaZe Clan’s Counter-Strike squad had been the definition of a super-team. Every member of the team was labeled as a legend in their own right. Now, though, they’re relying on a rising star. 

FaZe’s superstar team was often disappointing and never lived up to its hype. More recently, though, they have been trying a new approach of using young and unproven talent in the form of Helvijs ‘Broky’ Saukants and Aurimas ‘Bymas’ Pipiras.

Even compared to his fellow youngster Broky, Bymas is completely new to elite level competition. Being just 16 years of age before getting his chance at FaZe, he had not even competed against a top-30 ranked team before. He went from playing with unknown names to competing alongside CSGO legends Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač and Marcelo ‘Coldzera’ David.

But, how did such an unproven youngster earn a chance among legends? And how did this addition lead to the strongest form of FaZe that we have seen in a long time?

We’ve taken a look at the newest FaZe experiment with one of Counter-Strike’s most intriguing rookies.

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How arT’s aggression is leading FURIA’s CSGO charge to site

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:01

by Marco Rizzo

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Andrei ‘arT’ Piovezan has led FURIA to the top of NA Counter-Strike thanks not only to his calling but also his ultra-aggressive playstyle. 

Dexerto explores the Brazilian’s signature aggression and how it has defined him as the most offensive player in CSGO history. 

His playstyle slowly leaked into his strategies, making FURIA one of the most aggressive teams in the world: allowing them to become the most successful T-side team over the last few months. 

This was clear during ESL Pro League 11 NA, where arT’s aggressive pushes and misdirection on Inferno led the team to a dominant win against the best NA had to offer. All this while delivering some of the most entertaining CS ever. 

The importance of his dual-role as a IGL and Entry-Fragger is not lost, allowing him to quickly adapt his calling after going first into bombsites. 

ArT has led FURIA to become true contenders on the world stage but now the difficult part begins: keeping ahead of the curve and keep the elements of surprise on his side.