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Twistzz joins FaZe Clan CSGO from Team Liquid, Kjaerbye benched

Published: 30/Jan/2021 17:26 Updated: 30/Jan/2021 19:54

by Albert Petrosyan

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FaZe Clan have announced the signing of Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken to their CSGO roster, alongside the benching of Danish Rifler, Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye.


  • Twistzz joins from Team Liquid
  • Kjaerbye benched from FaZe’s starting lineup
  • Olofmeister will still stand-in for FaZe

Twistzz joins FaZe CSGO

On January 30, FaZe Clan officially welcomed Twistzz to their starting lineup. The 21-year-old joins after moving to an inactive role on Team Liquid following IEM Global Challenge.

“The next step of my career, the chance to continue my growth as a player and to get back to where I want to be,” the Canadian wrote. “Trophies are in the future and I believe in myself and my teammates that we can be the best, super excited for this opportunity.”

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FaZe Clan bench Kjaerbye

Alongside the announcement of Twistzz, FaZe have moved Kjaerbye to an inactive role in the squad — meaning that Olofmeister will continue to stand-in as a temporary fifth.

“I came into my first international team with big dreams and high hopes,” wrote the Major winner in a Tweet. Kjaerbye added that the roster never found the “synergy and consistency” as part of his statement.

What next for FaZe CSGO?

After crashing out of CS Summit 7 in dead last, the squad will be hoping Twistzz can inject some firepower into their ranks. In terms of Kjaerbye’s replacement, rumors have previously done the rounds that Danish In-Game Leader, Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen would be joining after NiKo’s departure in October.

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However, Karrigan remains at the helm of the mousesports project, who have recently added Frederik ‘acoR’ Gyldstrand to their ranks. The new-look FaZe outfit will debut at BLAST Premier’s Spring Groups on February 4.

FaZe Clan CSGO roster

Player Position
Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard Rifler (entry fragger)
Marcelo ‘coldzera’ Augusto David Rifler / IGL
Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants AWPer / Rifler
Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken Rifler
Olof ‘Olofmeister’ Kajbjer (stand-in) Rifler (lurker)
Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye (inactive) Rifler