We spoke to FaZe Clan’s Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard at ESL One: Cologne 2018 about the team’s preparation for the tournament, their biggest rival for the title, and the possibility of Jørgen ‘cromen’ Robertsen becoming a permanent member.
FaZe Clan’s CS:GO team had the perfect start to their ESL One: Cologne campaign, defeating all of their Group Stage opponents to skip the quarter-finals and advance directly to the semi-finals on July 7th.
The international roster is still playing with Cromen as a stand-in for Olof ‘olofmeister’ Kajbjer, who is taking an extended break from activity, but that doesn’t seem to be causing them much concern.
In fact, rain seems confident that they have a chance to win the $300,000 tournament and he’s not ruling out the possibility of Cromen becoming a full time member if that happens.
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Speaking to Dexerto on the team’s day off before the semi-finals get underway, the Norwegian star made it clear that Cromen fits in well with the team both in game and out:
“Cromen came into the team and there was like instantly a hit. He’s a really good guy outside of the game, he’s really chilled, he’s really calm, so he fit into the team pretty good […]
We like to hang around each other, and then go out to eat, go and have lunch, whatever it is, so we need to have a guy that’s not socially awkward,”
He goes on to reveal that the team has not been practicing since ECS Season 5. Instead, the players have been concentrating on their individual levels and Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen is calling on the fly from there!
When asked whether he will ever try to use the FaZe branding to begin a career on Twitch or YouTube, the talented player reveals that YouTube is not for him but he is not ruling out the possibility of a streaming career in the future.
The full interview can be found below.