FaZe Clan's Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer has officially made his return to the competitive roster following a lengthy time off, joining the team for the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier.
In April of 2018, olofmeister announced he was stepping down from the roster citing personal issues, but didn't go into great detail, leaving a hole on the roster which FaZe had to fill.
Firstly having Richard "Xist" Landström step in for the team's ECS Season 5 matches, it initially looked like olofmeister would return in May, but his hiatus was extended.
For the remainder of his time away, Norwegian player Jørgen "cromen" Robertson filled his spot and the team managed to be somewhat successful as cromen impressed.
Reaching three straight semi-finals at firstly the ECS S5 Finals, followed by 1st place at ESL One Belo Horizonte, before another top four finish at the recent ESL One Cologne.
cromen played well in all the tournaments, even with the star power surrounding him on the roster, but FaZe will be relieved to finally have olofmeister back to complete the team ahead of the many important tournaments to close out 2018.
And FaZe fans will not have to wait long to see olof back in action, as the organization has confirmed he will return to the lineup for the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier beginning July 21.
To @cromencsgo, who joined our roster one month ago to stand-in & in that time helped us reach 3 straight Semi-Finals, including the at ESL One in Belo Horizonte:
And to @olofmeister, our 3x Champion...
SEE YOU AT ELEAGUE pic.twitter.com/QyZPRN8w0j
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) July 10, 2018
olofmeister had also taken a break from social media during his time away from competition, but posted on Twitter to assure fans he was 'ready to roll.
In all seriousness, thanks for all the kind words and esp a big thanks to the best teammates in the world <3 And yes, Im ready to roll again!
— Olof Kajbjer (@olofmeister) July 10, 2018
Groups for the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier are yet to be announced, but only the top teams from around the world will be in attendance.
FaZe Clan, Astralis, Team Liquid, MiBR, Na'Vi, Fnatic, Cloud9 and mousesports will be drawn into two groups of four, with the top two from each advancing to the playoffs to compete for the lion's share of the $1 million prize pool.