MOUZ CSGO star ropz officially joins FaZe
FaZe have announced the signing of MOUZ CS:GO prodigy Robin ‘ropz’ Kool, confirming a December 17 report from Dexerto.
The Estonian prodigy begins a new chapter in his career after four years with MOUZ, leaving the European organization as he was entering the final months of his contract.
Ropz, who was also linked with G2 before they reached an agreement with NAVI for teenage sensation Ilya ‘m0NESY’ Osipov, is expected to replace Olof ‘olofmeister’ Kajbjer in FaZe’s starting lineup.
The Swedish veteran has been in and out of the team for the last three years, returning to the roster in June after publicly toying with retirement earlier in 2021.
An international sensation
Ropz has developed into one of CS:GO’s top talents since he was signed by MOUZ in 2017 after bursting onto the scene as a rising star in the FACEIT Pro League, CS:GO’s most prestigious pug service. He has made the last three editions of HLTV’s top 20 player ranking, featuring in the top 10 in 2019 (10th) and 2020 (7th).
He has won a handful of international tournaments with MOUZ, most notably ESL One New York 2018 and the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals. But MOUZ have struggled to challenge for titles in the last two years, which has left many wondering if ropz shouldn’t leave the team and search for success elsewhere.
On FaZe, ropz reunites with Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen, the in-game leader during the most successful period of his MOUZ career. The Danish captain wasn’t able to guide FaZe back to their previous heights in 2021, with the team crashing out of multiple tournaments before the latter stages, including PGL Major Stockholm.
On Twitter, karrigan spoke of his delight at being able to play alongside ropz again. “I believe he will fit in perfectly with the guys,” he wrote. “[I’m] so looking forward to the new season.”
FaZe CS:GO roster:
- Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard
- Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants
- Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken
- Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen
- Olof ‘olofmeister’ Kajbjer
- Robin ‘ropz’ Kool
- Robert ‘RobbaN’ Dahlström (coach)