FaZe Clan assembled CS:GO’s first real super-team in 2017, featuring a superstar line-up of Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen, Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač, Olof ‘Olofmeister’ Kajbjer Gustafsson, Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard, and Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovács.
Despite a strong start, the team never quite matched expectations, and after in-game leader Karrigan was removed from the team they have struggled to find a group that meshes well for them, even after going through more legends such as Filip ‘NEO’ Kubski and Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David.
Recently, they have had an uptick in results – briefly jumping up to number 3 in the HLTV rankings – but this was not due to their super-team approach but rather a change in direction.
The team decided to bring in young talents in the form of Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants and Aurimas ‘Bymas’ Pipiras who have had brilliant performances so far and brought a different dynamic to the team.
These players, completely new to the elite level of CS competition, have given FaZe a new lease on life. This is the story of how FaZe Clan’s CS:GO super-team is being saved by rookies.
The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.
BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.
That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.
THE EU VS NA RIVALRIES ARE FINALLY BACK!😍
We are thrilled to welcome the NA teams to Europe and once again settle the score on which continent holds the best CS:GO team 💪
BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.
For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.
BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams
12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.