Many Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans may have heard the latest FaZe Clan transfer rumors, which hint at a rather unknown player potentially joining the squad, but who exactly is Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants?
On September 5, fans noted that FaZe were practicing without Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovács and Filip ‘NEO’ Kubski, with broky and an unknown player going by the name of ‘dickb0mb’ taking their place.
The identity of dickb0mb is still unknown, however, fans speculate that it could be Marcelo ‘Coldzera’ David, who was previously linked with the organization. Meanwhile, it is confirmed broky was playing with FaZe, but the player remains relatively unknown.
Who is Broky?
Broky is new to the competitive CS:GO scene, and it is likely many people haven’t heard of him. He is an 18-year-old who first appeared in the competitive scene in mid-2018, largely playing in regional events and the Faceit Pro League.
The young Latvian quickly outgrew the Baltic scene and was signed by Epsilon Esports in February 2019 and continued to impress from there.
Only two months after joining he helped his team to win the ESEA Season 30 Premier Division, and just two weeks later played a key role in their fourth-place finish at Charleroi Esports 2019, which included an impressive victory over G2.
Our CSGO team earned itself a spot in the semi finals Sunday after a brilliant run in the group stages taking out G2 and gamerlegion @CharleroiEsport
— Epsilon Esports (@Epsilon_eSports) April 13, 2019
In July the team parted ways with Epsilon and have been looking for an organization to represent ever since. Broky’s free agency was announced just days after his practice with FaZe, leading fans to believe the player is likely to join the international squad.
Helvijs is lauded as one of the brightest young stars in Counter-Strike and is living up to the hype with increasingly impressive performances against strong opponents. However, he has yet to be truly tested by the best of Counter-Strike, so if he does join FaZe, it will be interesting to see how well he can compete.