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Who will replace Olof?
United Kingdom TheWizardofUh27898 
2021-01-19 02:23
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Brazil deivid50
2021-01-19 02:24
Most likely Karrigan.
2021-01-19 02:25
Brazil ghcnvbkn
2021-01-19 02:25
Europe TheDankLord
-Olof Most likely +Karrigan The question is... Will FaZe go for 6man roster? Or replace one more player? Or both?
2021-01-19 02:26
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Other M@GNU5
olof wants to retire
2021-01-19 02:43
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well did I say anything that would contradict that? =D
2021-01-19 04:01
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Other M@GNU5
nope im just saying what the news are saying edit: but I don't see the point of 6 man at all if lans come back
2021-01-19 04:16
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why? cant have 6 man in lan or somenthing
2021-01-19 07:34
No he doesn't, watch his recent interviews with Betway etc. Also I don't think they will replace him because they need someone for the shit roles and as lurker, noone else on the team can play those as good as he does.
2021-01-19 09:10
he was playing fpl lately, maybe not retiring?
2021-01-19 09:56
Argentina nymeros
6man for sure.
2021-01-19 04:35
Karrigan, no doubt.
2021-01-19 02:27
Slovenia Quicker007
2021-01-19 02:27
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2021-01-19 02:28
he is staying he is still playing fpl so faze are not getting karrigan
2021-01-19 02:30
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Latvia FieryBlood
Contract expires March
2021-01-19 02:31
I hope this isnt true since Olof really is pretty bad.
2021-01-19 02:31
36 replies
he's semi retired and basically a stand-in just trying to manage as a friendly favor
2021-01-19 02:59
33 replies
He was still just as shit when he wasnt a standin.
2021-01-19 03:00
32 replies
When he wasn't a stand-in he was losing motivation and planning on retirement, right before going into unofficial retirement
2021-01-19 03:00
31 replies
I dont care, all i care about is the performance and it was shocking, and thats not really fair to pull down your team mates, wasting their time while you dither over retirement, just retire and make it simple.
2021-01-19 03:02
30 replies
How much you lost betting on Faze? LOL
2021-01-19 03:04
3 replies
Nothing i wouldnt bet on a game with inherent RNG.
2021-01-19 03:06
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Same tbh, it just seemed like you were upset that olof was bot fragging and lost you money.
2021-01-19 03:10
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No as ive never bet on a CS game, and i certainly wouldnt bet on Faze, id bet large amount of Astralis and slowly make money.
2021-01-19 03:11
From my impression, they were somewhat aware of it, but there wasn't really a way for them get rid of him while there wasn't a replacement picked out yet, plus he couldn't skip out midway through RTR and EPL probably due to roster lock/point deduction reasons.
2021-01-19 03:07
25 replies
Yet he still ended up getting dropped and it probably cost them more to keep him.
2021-01-19 03:08
24 replies
he didn't get dropped though, he stepped down but yeah at a certain point they kinda just stopped caring about the major points
2021-01-19 03:10
23 replies
Nah, i think they said step down and make it look like your choice or well cut you.
2021-01-19 03:11
22 replies
Well considering he was having the time of his life stress free in retirement and the interviews he's had since coming back seems kinda like it was his choice and from all the Ynk and NiKo interviews, they valued him staying around
2021-01-19 03:14
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Cool, Ynk and NiKo arent going to just throw him under the bus, I'm pretty sure they are friends so those interviews mean very little, the fact is in the server he was beyond awful and it actually pretty selfish to keep playing when you were doing nothing but harming the team. Interviews mean very little and there are certain things they are contractually not allowed to say.
2021-01-19 03:18
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I mean wouldn't it be more shitty if he just went "oh shit guys well I'm not having fun anymore! Good luck!" Then up and left lmao seems a bit less selfish if he was willing to stick around and not screw over his team despite playing the shit roles for the team also NiKo and Janko specifically are known for being pretty blunt in their interviews, so... obviously they're not going to shit on the guy but I still believe their portrayal of events more than any other source
2021-01-19 03:22
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No it wouldnt, it would actually make things for more simple as they wouldnt have to try and play with a player whos not pulling his weight and has lost all passions and enthusiasm. Its also not fair on other players, Olof taking a spot over players could take and actually try to perform in when Olof just does next to nothing.
2021-01-19 03:24
18 replies
Like I said before, *EPL roster lock and RTR major points* "next to nothing" despite every player he's played with saying the opposite
2021-01-19 03:26
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They probably lost more playing with him.
2021-01-19 03:25
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The lineup from 2019 to early 2020 was one of their better lineups on an upward trend under NiKo having Bymas at an earlier point likely wasn't even possible, nor did they probably even plan on olof leaving since they had finally found somewhat consistent ground for once
2021-01-19 03:30
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Yes and it was held back by Olof thats the sad part and better player in his place would have seen better results in most cases. They performed in spite of him being awful and most of the time they lost, they lost because of key rounds many of them due to Olof making key mistakes. I remember one of Nuke vs Astralis, they did have outside or heaven controlled, so its clear at ramp Olof needed to take a more passive spot so he didnt get caught out, what does he do? Stands on the box in the middle of the room and get shot in the side of his head, Astralis take ramp and win, thats a very basic tactical error on his part.
2021-01-19 03:32
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Easier said than done scenario in your head, the fact they got Bymas in such short notice should tell you there weren't really options to replace him, since, by the team's opinion, the stuff olof does for the team is irreplaceable.
2021-01-19 03:33
13 replies
Not really, the team didnt fall apart without him, I wouldnt call anything he did irreplaceable, Bymas was pretty bad short term choice. The consistent tactical errors however are certainly something to be done without.
2021-01-19 03:35
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Bymas couldn't replicate olof when thrown into olof's positions and spots, then he got kicked for it and no, the team didn't fall apart and were a pretty consistent dark horse contender, but that'd also suggest Bymas was good short term considering as soon as he was gone the team did horribly with Kjaerbye
2021-01-19 03:37
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Yeah, hes a really young player, an awful choice. "and no, the team didn't fall apart and were a pretty consistent dark horse contender, but that'd also suggest Bymas was good short term considering as soon as he was gone the team did horribly with Kjaerbye" This makes no sense, you think just because Kjaerbye, an arguably failed talent was worse than Bymas this mean Bymas wasnt a bad choice, no, it just means Kjaerbye was even worse. Given they should have known Olof was slowly gonna fade out you should really have an eye on some people to replace him with, thats just a good basic practice.
2021-01-19 03:39
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How was it an awful short term choice? Whole point was to get someone short notice, ride it out, if he's good let him stay, if not no huge cost They didn't do horrible with him given the circumstances. And you just switched the conversation from "Bymas was pretty bad short term choice." to just choice now which is completely different, he was good short term, but you're swtiching things now making it seem like Bymas was good long term when I already said he didn't fit olof's positions when they put him in and it wouldn't work, and that's how they were planning on using him. Who knows the decision making on NiKo's part for that last one, might be a few years before that question gets answered if at all
2021-01-19 03:52
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It was a bad short term choice and is has not real long term gain to it and he turned out to not be all that good and if you were just going to pick an FPL player, there are better players in FPL. You be better off with putting someone like n0thing in there instead.
2021-01-19 03:55
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having 2 top four placings and losing in mostly only close series sounds like pretty good short term n0thing probably would've been as good as olof out of retirement, 1 good map, a few good clutches, then cools off
2021-01-19 03:58
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Unlike Bymas who was just bad all the time with a 0.93 rating and making so many tactical errors who couldnt fit in anywhere, a player who was never going to work? Wow 2 top 4s with Niko on your team and Broky who turned out to be a really good awper. Yeah losing the same close games as they did with Olof, they did nothing but lose close games and it highlighted the flaw a lack of depth in quality in important rounds, too much death weight to carry vs the best.
2021-01-19 04:02
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Like I said, he wasn't going to work long-term, and they themselves admitted to not using him right due to time constraints does not mean that, in the short term, he was a bad choice. They still performed well and were consistent dark horses before their break saying "Wow 2 top 4s with Niko on your team and Broky who turned out to be a really good awper." doesn't really change anything when they still had those two with the Kjaerbye lineup.
2021-01-19 04:06
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You dont aim to be a dark horse when you have one of the best players in the world, you should be winning events. Bymas was not a logical choice, keeping Olof past 2019 was also a pretty bad choice, he should have in all reality been replaced when he took that long break in 2018. But keeping him through early 2020 and not properly replacing him was just silly. Just think, why pick someone who wont go anywhere, then replace that pick with a failed talent like Kjaerbye? Then when your best player leaves, replace him with possibly the worst player in a big team.
2021-01-19 04:09
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Well of course you don't aim to be a dark horse when you have the best player, but it was the best player who decided to pick the guy up, so go figure. late 2018 and early 2019 it's hard to tell, since all of his teammates say he does does stuff for the team that nobody even journalists don't know. As for 2019 up until Katowice 2020, the team was finally getting their footing, so if it wasn't for him saying anything I doubt he would have been kicked for a while. It's hard to say because all the FaZe members have said he does a ton of stuff for the team, so difficult to say if it's worth the tradeoff in performance he'll have in his role. Only karrigan really got the most out of him.
2021-01-19 04:17
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Ok well then as the org you need to tell that player we pay your salary not the other way around. "It's hard to say because all the FaZe members have said he does a ton of stuff for the team, so difficult to say if it's worth the tradeoff in performance he'll have in his role. Only karrigan really got the most out of him." Again no one is going to throw their friend and team mate under the bus so what they say doesnt really hold any weight, the results do.
2021-01-19 04:18
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The org doesn't involve themselves, they'd rather smoke weed and buy hookers... Then even Janko suggested players to pickup many times but it was usually NiKo's final say And if in every interview asked about it, if karrigan, GuardiaN, rain, broky, cold, niko, and Ynk, from all different years and periods in the team, say the same thing about the year in different iterations of the lineup good or bad, ya don't think there's even a grain of truth to it? Ya don't think it had something to do with why they kept him around long after GuardiaN was kicked?
2021-01-19 04:24
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Brazil pcR
i'm only writing this so this thread can go narrower
2021-01-19 19:57
He is not "bad" dude....He just ain't a top player anymore. Why is so many people exaggerating these days. When you use "bad" as a term to describe olof, you have no word to describe me. You moved the scale too much, so I would be out of the scale completely.
2021-01-19 09:59
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We are talking about pros here, they are not on the same scale as us, i have about 4.1k hours, I compared to the general player base am a good player, compared to pros im not.
2021-01-19 17:18
2021-01-19 02:32
karrigan olof will retired..
2021-01-19 02:32
Anybody would be an improvement
2021-01-19 02:43
Australia Kuunto
Probably going to be Karrigan, but might be another IGL not sure which other ones are available
2021-01-19 02:48
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United States GameZ_iwnl
Xizt and thats it I believe for atleast credible IGLs
2021-01-19 02:53
emi is available since for some reason godsent didnt stick with him
2021-01-19 02:53
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Australia Kuunto
Oh yes I completely forgot about him, Emi is actually a really good choice for T1,T2 teams since he now has experience at that level
2021-01-19 03:00
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yeah, FaZe could also target MSL if Karrigan doesnt join (which its almost confirmed he will be at this point). I just hope they remove Kjaerbye.
2021-01-19 03:14
United States GameZ_iwnl
past reports from RushB Media had Ropz and Karrigan joining FaZe, with Olof stepping down and likely Kjaerbye removed, but now Karrigan is pretty much confirmed to atleast be considering rejoining FaZe so its likely gonna be him. I wouldnt be shocked if Kjaerbye ends up benched soon though.
2021-01-19 02:53
karrigan or twistz
2021-01-19 03:03
3 replies
Hopefully both
2021-01-19 03:11
2 replies
+1 its looking like it might be. Mouz have a replacement lined up for Karrigan so its almost confirmed hes chosen to go to FaZe. and Twistzz' GF has said hes signed with an EU team and the only ones left that can make changes are FaZe and OG, and OG are in a better spot than faze so its likely he'll be joining alongside Karrigan. Which will be a really cool lineup.
2021-01-19 03:16
1 reply
Agreed it will be a very fun lineup to watch!
2021-01-19 03:25
Brazil setsz
2021-01-19 03:12
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2021-01-19 03:22
Flusha will be perfect
2021-01-19 03:30
They signed me yesterday.
2021-01-19 03:42
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2021-01-19 04:26
-snakebye + carrygun ez olof way better than snakebye :3
2021-01-19 07:25
-olof +olofmeister
2021-01-19 07:26
twistzz will replace Olof. Karrigan will likely replace Kjaerbye.
2021-01-19 07:27
Karrigan will replace Cold (role wise), Cold will replace Kjaerbye (role wise), and Twistzz will replace Olof (role wise). Final lineup Karrigan (IGL) Broky (Awp) Rain (Entry) Coldzera (Rifle) Twistzz (Lurk) Coach: Anyone at this point, after the ESIC bans... Edit: I've seen multiple rumors of FaZe wanting a six man roster. Maybe keep Kjaerbye as sixth because Olof is retiring.
2021-01-19 07:46
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Chile cristiaan
2021-01-19 09:12
Olof won't get replaced and won't retire, just watch the recent interviews with Olof and rain. I could see kjaerbye beeing replaced by karrigan because there could be a reunion with MSL and aizy for him, but they won't kick Olof for Twistzz.
2021-01-19 09:16
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Olof has literally said multiple times from his own mouth that he is only playing for FaZe until they find a replacement for him? Have you been living in a hole? Olof is going to retire. And its going to be soon most likely (within next couple months).
2021-01-19 17:35
why would they take twistzz over kjærbye
2021-01-19 09:55
8 replies
Twistzz >>>>> Kjaerbye That's with 300 MORE maps played for Kjaerbye, both still have over 1100 maps. Twistzz is just better.
2021-01-19 17:34
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It would be more relevant to look at last year: Then consider that Twistzz played mostly T2-T3 teams in NA, while Kjærbye played almost exclusively against T1 teams in a new role in a struggling FaZe Clan... But yeah, maybe Twistzz is better, but not by much, and dunno if that matters. There's personal chemistry, and then there's the fact that lineup changes lose you circuit points. FaZe doesn't really need Twistzz, they need an IGL.
2021-01-19 17:45
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And they are getting an IGL. Karrigan. Twistzz would be better than Kjaerbye who literally didn't play at any Big Events with FaZe clan throughout 2020. Twistzz played 9 maps at Big Events through 2020. So Twistzz played more higher tier competition than Kjaerbye did lmao....
2021-01-19 19:48
5 replies Twistzz rating against top 5: 0.99 Kjærbye rating against top 5: 1.10 Both have 1.02 against top 10, and for top 20 and below twistzz has better ratings. But what's more important, stat-padding against T2 and T3 or putting up a decent fight against top teams?
2021-01-19 19:55
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Brazil morabrasil
Kjaerbye pure trash
2021-01-19 19:59
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2021-01-19 20:02 That is Twistzz against Top 5 opponents throughout 2020. That is Kjaerbye against Top 5 opponents throughout 2020. FaZe clan literally weren't even really playing against Top elite teams with Kjaerbye. Twistzz did play against them and had a 1.12 rating against them throughout 2020. Btw, if you're gonna link something then actually link what you're talking about. You're links just go to their stats for 2020 in general. Not against top 5. Of which, Twistzz is still currently higher. 1.06 >>>>> 0.98 Twistzz >>>>> Kjaerbye
2021-01-19 20:02
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Afaik that filter there includes matches where both teams were in top 5. Which FaZe weren't during 2020, so naturally there are no matches for that filter. Liquid was in top 5 in the spring. Ie., the filter you're using doesn't do what you think. Look at my links and the featured ratings section to get the actual info.
2021-01-19 20:10
India xEleanorex
2021-01-19 09:56
karrigan will come in FaZe to get rich and transfer it from tier 2 to tier 3. Just wait for it.
2021-01-19 17:24
karrigan but im also hoping for -kjarbe and +twistss
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