RobbaN joins FaZe as coach

FaZe Clan have brought on board CS 1.6 luminary Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström as their official coach.

Robert "⁠RobbaN⁠" Dahlström is a name familiar to anyone who has been immersed in Counter-Strike since the mid 2000's and onward, as the Swedish player was part of hard hitting lineups such as Begrip, NiP, and most famously SK Gaming.

RobbaN's playing days fizzled out in an SK lineup which also featured the likes of Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund, Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg, and Marcus "⁠Delpan⁠" Larsson and which managed to win DreamHack Summer, GameGune, IEM VI Global Challenge New York, and ESWC in 2011 before shortly falling apart a few months later.


RobbaN won numerous trophies in SK Gaming during the mid-late 1.6 era

Whereas teammates GeT_RiGhT and f0rest went off to form the legendary NiP outfit that came to dominate CS:GO in the game's early days, RobbaN briefly tried his hand before hanging up his mouse for good.

The Swede was however spotted in the final months of 2015 both streaming the game and playing in various mixes for qualifiers including the ESL Nordic Nationals with other known players such as Frej "⁠kHRYSTAL⁠" Sjöström and Fredrik "⁠slap⁠" Junbrant.

And while he will not be a player in this latest announcement, it still seems that RobbaN is not done with Counter-Strike for good as he will now be the head coach for FaZe Clan, a lineup currently ranked 10th best in the world.

The FaZe lineup is now:

Norway Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad
Norway Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard
Portugal Ricardo "⁠fox⁠" Pacheco
Denmark Philip "⁠aizy⁠" Aistrup
Sweden Mikail "⁠Maikelele⁠" Bill

Sweden Robert "⁠RobbaN⁠" Dahlström (coach)

FaZe's next deployment with their new coach will be in early March at IEM Katowice and afterwards at CS:GO's next major, MLG Columbus 2016.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Sweden Fredrik 'slap' Junbrant
Fredrik 'slap' Junbrant
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
132
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
412
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
36
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Frej 'kHRYSTAL' Sjöström
Frej 'kHRYSTAL' Sjöström
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
66
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Marcus 'Delpan' Larsson
Marcus 'Delpan' Larsson
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
139
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
298
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
32
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.61
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
235
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.71
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
34
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
463
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
#4
NAF | 
Germany zinnia
god
2016-02-10 04:42
18 replies
this could be interesting.
2016-02-10 12:37
9 replies
Yes robban was a good player, but has he coaching experience?
2016-02-10 12:51
8 replies
#157
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Germany Naviever
he was an IGL for SK
2016-02-10 13:00
7 replies
ok thats somehow a good rep. but he might be a bit rusty tho
2016-02-10 14:12
6 replies
#179
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Turkey Mustafa-
RIP FAZE [*]
2016-02-10 14:16
2 replies
What
2016-02-10 16:52
+
2016-02-10 19:49
mr. negative
2016-02-10 16:18
he has been streaming for quite some time now playing CS, i doubt he is that rusty.
2016-02-10 20:43
1 reply
he is talking about coaching/being igl in csgo professionally. that is a hard task for someone who hasn't played pro for many years. but we just have to see what happens i guess.
2016-02-12 10:10
Kick bot fox already!
2016-02-10 15:03
3 replies
fox > chrisj
2016-02-11 20:02
2 replies
Nice education in Poland Oh wait Poland and education, doesn't go really well together...
2016-02-11 20:40
1 reply
so true look at pasha, he is so ignorant omg.
2016-02-12 05:43
Lets goooo RooobababaN!
2016-02-10 21:16
when is he gonna learn how to 360?
2016-02-10 22:34
#234
NAF | 
Germany zinnia
yo wtf why am i first all of a sudden WutFace
2016-02-10 23:59
#245
fr0a | 
Serbia Xempy
Hey i am a random hltv user , good luck in life.
2016-02-11 13:53
:o
2016-02-10 04:43
1 reply
no chance my friend
2016-02-10 16:21
#7
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd
WAT
2016-02-10 04:43
dang son
2016-02-10 04:43
noice
2016-02-10 04:43
what the fuck? welcome back robban legend
2016-02-10 04:43
#11
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Venezuela CACHi
gl
2016-02-10 04:43
nice!
2016-02-10 04:43
#14
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Brazil wdks
xaxaxa
2016-02-10 04:43
#16
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Portugal dracø
dis gonna b gud. ez 4 foxiris!
2016-02-10 04:43
i dont think it said "the likes of" enough.
2016-02-10 04:44
3 replies
lmaoo
2016-02-10 04:44
woops, try to spot it now ^^
2016-02-10 04:49
1 reply
haha :D just joking man
2016-02-10 04:58
#25
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Macau fAKEs2j
LOL, nicee... Would be great for faze.
2016-02-10 04:45
ok
2016-02-10 04:47
#27
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Brunei br0ks
gl legend :)
2016-02-10 04:47
wtf stich... You're a professional writer and you write an article with "the likes of" 5000000000 times... jesus mate have some variety.
2016-02-10 04:48
2 replies
professional writer Kappa
2016-02-10 08:49
1 reply
Journalist* murican education at its finest Kappa
2016-02-10 10:34
expected
2016-02-10 04:49
expected
2016-02-10 04:54
haha that pic of baldy GTR
2016-02-10 04:59
1 reply
baldy? lol... pls
2016-02-10 05:06
Fox only non-scandanavian, RIP comms
2016-02-10 05:05
1 reply
Please understand that Danes don't speak Swedish and hardly understand it too.
2016-02-11 07:34
PogChamp
2016-02-10 05:06
#43
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Ireland Intrilo
Faze, please find a new line up that actually will win something.
2016-02-10 05:08
niiiiiiice
2016-02-10 05:08
- Fagelele + twist
2016-02-10 05:09
IMO he was the best player in CS history, in some ways better than f0rest GTR or neo. Now just bring back face
2016-02-10 05:12
10 replies
agreed
2016-02-10 06:20
#123
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France motion:
not the best player but prob the best IGL in 1.6 along with cArn
2016-02-10 10:12
1 reply
Lol i wouldnt put him even in top5... Carn, Zeus, gob b, snajdan, ave, element and Kuben atleast were imo easily better in term of ingame leading...
2016-02-10 14:31
lol
2016-02-10 11:45
There is nothing wrong with being a new cs player, stop pretending like you know anything about the old times.. Yesterday someone claimed harts was the best french player of all time today someone else saying RobbaN is the best player of all time.. RobbaN is not even top 3 in swedish history, not even top3 in his era, not even the best player in his time in SK.
2016-02-10 13:08
2 replies
Harta? Srsly?
2016-02-10 13:28
Damn sorry, I should have known that zet and Spawn are better than Robban because of those epic fragmovies and failed ninja defuse, back when CS level was low even tough their careers lasted 3 years and robbans lasted 12 years.
2016-02-10 15:36
What the hell did i just read lmao...
2016-02-10 14:12
face is coaching torpedo
2016-02-10 14:53
lol, in SK Gaming lineup he was 5th best player after f0rest, gtr, delplan and face - nice bait though
2016-02-11 16:28
not going to help them _AT ALL_
2016-02-10 05:12
2MLG4U
2016-02-10 05:16
alaikit
2016-02-10 05:22
1nd
2016-02-10 05:33
RobbaN is cool, he has charisma for team.
2016-02-10 06:09
Rob-b-b-b-baN!
2016-02-10 06:19
1 reply
nt dont ever speak robbans name again fox.
2016-02-10 08:47
gl
2016-02-10 06:28
Damn im early
2016-02-10 06:29
Hell yeah!!
2016-02-10 06:57
Wtf dignitas 7th on rankings, They are not Even close to that, And the only results They have in playoff is a bo3 WIN vs clg.
2016-02-10 07:11
9 replies
They have been already on two lans + couple of online matches, and teams like NiP, atd. just played 2-3 matches. Just wait for big lans and they won't be even in playoff and back on their #10-12 place.
2016-02-10 08:02
8 replies
Dignitas is much better team than NiP w/ Pyth. :)
2016-02-10 08:21
7 replies
Yes, but only right now.
2016-02-10 08:22
4 replies
No NiP is RiP, Dignitas is prob top three right now..
2016-02-10 08:48
3 replies
Top3? Wtf u Talking bout. Just wait dignitas won't get to the major
2016-02-10 09:10
2 replies
yes young team..they are gonna be top 1
2016-02-10 09:35
1 reply
Young team /= good team
2016-02-10 16:24
#125
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North America nochance
NiP doesn't practice with THREAT jet so you are just stupid.
2016-02-10 10:20
1 reply
#189
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Estonia MorsAlbum
Nip fangay spotted nice
2016-02-10 15:00
#72
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Finland fr0zeNid
Godlike
2016-02-10 07:14
Expected.
2016-02-10 07:14
Very good...someone that really might understand the game n1
2016-02-10 07:17
wow thats awesome, gl to him! happy to him back in the scene
2016-02-10 07:41
#78
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Turkey powergs
Switch fox and robban pls
2016-02-10 07:47
expected
2016-02-10 07:48
gl RobbaN
2016-02-10 07:50
Great, glglgl (btw, still THREAT>RobbaN, but good upgrade for FaZe)
2016-02-10 08:00
8 replies
no, dignitas MSL > Threat
2016-02-10 08:49
7 replies
axxxaxaxaxaxaax nt refugee
2016-02-10 08:54
6 replies
are u dumb or something??? Threat hasnt proven anything, MSL is a top IGL that took dignitas now to even top 3. so nt 3rd worlder pusi mi kurac
2016-02-10 08:57
5 replies
Threat took team acer to top of tier 2
2016-02-10 13:29
Top 3? Dude they're a great team but they are not better than Fnatic Envyus Luminosity Navi
2016-02-10 13:30
3 replies
Dignitas is a lot better than atleast Fnatic and Envy, maybe not Luminosity and Navi..
2016-02-10 14:27
dont take b8 mato
2016-02-10 14:49
1.Fnatic 2.Na`Vi 3.EnVy 4.Luminosity
2016-02-10 17:06
Best players of SK have by far been Walle and Spawn Robban was part of this legendary team and hence is worthy to be a legend as well. In reality Faze needs so serious hard work if they need to get into reckoning of winning anything and Sadly Katowice and MLG are too soon for them to showcase any impact with this addition .
2016-02-10 08:14
5 replies
f0rest and gtr played for sk in late cs 1.6. face and allen were solid af too. There were too many good players in SK to only nominate 2. And spawn is overrated.
2016-02-10 09:13
4 replies
For me Forest and GTR are Legends from Fnatic .. SK Was made great by some players and if you think Spawn is Overrated then ....... You have not seen the best era of CS
2016-02-11 12:32
3 replies
Yes sorry, by overrated i meant, that for me, spawn was great, no doubt about it, but that's not something it comes to mind when i pronounce "counter-strike". What do you mean by "best era of cs" ? Because 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 were years where everybody was able to beat everybody (except in 2010, NaVi was the team) and the excitement for each WCG/ESWC was so nice. I still remember the bo3 of PGS vs NoA at eswc 2007. that gives me shivers !
2016-02-11 13:12
2 replies
1 reply
So you base your CS experience on a clip ? this clutch by spawN isn't impressive at all, and at the end he failed.
2016-02-11 16:42
Gl RobbaN
2016-02-10 08:38
#96
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Sweden gammeldorf
expect top1 faze now.. kappa
2016-02-10 08:42
n1ce
2016-02-10 08:45
cool!
2016-02-10 08:46
legend is back!
2016-02-10 09:00
Return of the King
2016-02-10 09:13
N.w.a.p.S inc? I think, yes.
2016-02-10 09:34
#114
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Europe t.o.p
gl
2016-02-10 09:35
#117
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Sweden godname
sick
2016-02-10 09:44
RIP zbm [*]
2016-02-10 09:50
#121
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Azerbaijan M1R4CL3
Robban God 1.26 rating
2016-02-10 09:53
holy shit ez
2016-02-10 10:06
I have the feeling FaZe is more about publicity and money than about winning.. Let's buy a young, popular team and let them be coached by a legend, the community will love it. I don't think FaZe will ever be a top team
2016-02-10 10:17
5 replies
Oh you and your teenager generation always thinking that your opinion means something when you are a nobody and no one gives a fuck what you think.
2016-02-10 10:30
2 replies
r3kt l0l
2016-02-10 10:37
Well, welcome to 2016, where who you are doesn't matter, only your opinion and facts do.
2016-02-10 16:28
They are already while you're just crying on forums.
2016-02-10 10:39
1 reply
fanboi detected
2016-02-10 11:25
Prolly one of the best swedish IGL's on a par with cArn, THREAT and pronax
2016-02-10 10:34
#131
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Belarus spanyak
i was waiting for this
2016-02-10 10:42
rip FaZe
2016-02-10 10:54
ayyyy hello 1.6 legend welcome back to the scene !
2016-02-10 11:21
finally a good coach,faze top 5 inc for sure
2016-02-10 11:37
robbaNNNN godlike
2016-02-10 11:55
Looking forward to FaZe this year. Should be good.
2016-02-10 11:58
RobbaN legend! :) Welcome back! Still waiting for another legend - Walle!!!!
2016-02-10 12:03
GL RobbaN!
2016-02-10 12:04
Very nice, GLHF RobbaN!!
2016-02-10 12:05
gl hf Sk never forget
2016-02-10 12:12
Welcome Rob
2016-02-10 12:16
#153
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Asia Rift
#FaZeUp
2016-02-10 12:43
1 reply
Robban now the coach)) I waited for this moment!!! Now I wait when SpawN returns to CS:GO
2016-02-10 13:17
Good call fazeclan ! Gl hf RobbaN.
2016-02-10 12:47
this aint 1.6 robban!
2016-02-10 12:56
#158
KRIMZ | 
Germany iN9N
gl robban! show these kids how to practise properly :p
2016-02-10 13:01
This is insane. I will always remember him as SK RobbaN. A legend as a coach, should do real good for them.
2016-02-10 13:22
FaZe 5th team world incoming. Fnatic NaVi NV LG FaZe !
2016-02-10 13:25
I first tought he was gonna replace someone in faze :P xD Welcome Robban! :D
2016-02-10 13:37
Robbabababam h@H@H@ :D
2016-02-10 13:40
WOW nice they got a good pick
2016-02-10 13:40
I think we broke a record, no single ''Who'' yet :D gl robban, teach em!
2016-02-10 13:47
1 reply
#190
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Estonia MorsAlbum
#116 Fuck.
2016-02-10 15:03
What a ´pic!!!!
2016-02-10 13:56
Interesting. If he is going to call ingame that would be great, we can finally have rain back. If not... FaZe don't really need a hype man. They already have Mikelele for the hype.
2016-02-10 13:57
1 reply
He will be IGL
2016-02-10 14:54
faze n1
2016-02-10 13:58
Grattis RobbaN
2016-02-10 14:04
Nice RobbaN! :D
2016-02-10 14:13
rob-ba-ba-ban!
2016-02-10 14:35
back me to 2011
2016-02-10 14:49
gl RobbaN! Legendary player! <3 <3 <3 <3
2016-02-10 14:52
Omg Comeback Nice Robban ! Spawn : Nip Gaming Coach Best Comeback ? Abdisamad 'SpawN' Mohamed Nip Gaming :(
2016-02-10 14:55
GL Legenden!
2016-02-10 15:08
GO FAZE!
2016-02-10 15:29
#195
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Lithuania Jaguaras
Good move by Faze,RobbaN respected igl from 1.6 so can help them alot with new things for sure
2016-02-10 15:43
-fox + SpawN #1
2016-02-10 15:48
#197
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United Kingdom jMz86
Definitely needs more fifflaren.
2016-02-10 16:15
EXPECTED XD
2016-02-10 16:25
Besides being a good player in general, Robban has insanely good comms and is very positive. It has a huge impact in the long run. You get energy, instead of depleting it. He could bring alot to FaZe if they have chemistry.
2016-02-10 16:31
2 replies
+1 , so true
2016-02-10 16:58
Yeah, he's a bit like dennis. A bit like what they lost. That super positive and motivating guy.
2016-02-11 11:35
Bobban
2016-02-10 17:05
nice
2016-02-10 17:06
Kick fox man he is the same age with TaZ like wtf ?
2016-02-10 17:27
2 replies
The fuck does age have to do with anything?
2016-02-10 18:29
1 reply
Maybe reflexes ? maybe raising a young talent that will be a legend ?
2016-02-10 18:53
I don't understand all of these teams picking up coached from 1.6, it was a completely different game back then and most of the current GO scene is just as experienced as these 1.6 players. This won't achieve anything except a pay cheque for RobbaN
2016-02-10 18:31
2 replies
don't understimate RobbaN pls.
2016-02-10 19:02
look at that,they won vs. VP now on VP's 2 best maps.And he was calling for them all the time.
2016-02-11 00:03
who this kid even is
2016-02-10 19:05
1 reply
#227
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United States jheroin
robban is a 1.6 legend watch your mouth because u know nothing about cs friend
2016-02-10 21:47
-fox
2016-02-10 19:12
gl
2016-02-10 20:17
legend is back, ggwp
2016-02-10 20:21
who?
2016-02-10 20:40
literal meme coach
2016-02-10 21:42
#228
ZywOo | 
Peru dbie
this dude was amazing, sadly few people can trully recognize who pulls the strings in CS matches. most newfags think it is all about shooting and getting HSs. This might be what makes this group of players get on top.
2016-02-10 21:54
RobbaN is like such a huge figure. So underrated. He was one of the most stable players in the game back in the day with all the teams he played from Embrace begrip all the way to NiP and SK . If nothing else he can give them positive energy something a lot of teams lack these days. Most of them look tired of the game without any reason or strive for victory.
2016-02-10 21:55
2 replies
RobbaN is not underrated, everyone knew him, cuz he is f***ing oldschool player and member of known organisations. as for me Walle, RobbaN, allen are legends.
2016-02-10 23:11
1 reply
it's true.
2016-02-11 00:08
#230
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United States LiquiddZ
expected
2016-02-10 21:57
#231
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Brazil hugoooo
Great for them, they were desperately needing someone to guide them. But seriously. Man, look ah their whole roster just look at it and think about how they play, their skills, their roles. Fox just doesn't fucking fit there, for real.
2016-02-10 22:26
SK NEVER FORGET!
2016-02-11 00:02
Love when newfags dont know who even is Robban <3 and start hatting :D
2016-02-11 00:27
1 reply
#250
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Norway JorgyZ
Love when newfags dont know who even is Robban <3 and start hatting :D who even is Robban <3 and start hatting :D who even is start hatting
2016-02-11 16:20
- fox + Robban pls
2016-02-11 07:35
- fox + SpawN :)
2016-02-11 13:19
Robababababan! Legend! Fucking Semmler saying he doesn't know anything about CS:GO bc he only played 1.6! Lol gtfo you newfag semmler. Robbabababababan will rekyou
2016-02-11 14:22
Why not NiP instead of that?
2016-02-11 14:51
Robban 4 prez :)
2016-02-12 09:46
good
2016-02-13 06:49
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