olofmeister to miss ECS Finals

FaZe star Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer will not take part in the upcoming ECS Season 5 Finals, the Swedish player has confirmed.

In a statement released by FaZe, the 26-year-old admitted that he is not yet ready to play again and revealed that he will "take a much longer break and come back when I am 110%".

olofmeister gave no time frame for a return, but his availability for ESL One Belo Horizonte, kicking off in just a week's time, now looks to be very much in doubt.

olofmeister not ready to return to action just yet

The former fnatic member had only recently returned to action after spending almost two months on the sidelines, during which FaZe fielded Richard "Xizt" Landström as a stand-in.

"I thought I was ready to come back, but I was not," olofmeister wrote.

"I really wanted to make it work but stressed my comeback in doing so. It is all my own fault and I should have listened to myself.

"My biggest sorry goes out to my team, whom I know I have put in an unfortunate situation. I also want to say sorry to my fans."

FaZe have not yet announced who their fifth player for the British event will be, but Flickshot.fr's Guillaume "neL" Canelo recently tweeted that the IEM Sydney champions were eyeing Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen, who has been acting as a stand-in for Heroic.

Finn "karrigan" Andersen's men have been drawn in Group B for the ECS Finals along with NRG, G2 and Luminosity, with their first match pitting them against the Brazilian side.

Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1333
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
414
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
#4
United Kingdom Jet_ 
'back'
2018-06-05 22:33
His father is dying :(
2018-06-05 22:34
#36
United Kingdom Jet_ 
So sad :(((( should've stayed out for longer then. Lots of love to olof
2018-06-05 22:35
#52
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Ukraine Valarnirmirgt 
Proof?
2018-06-05 22:38
its truth
2018-06-05 22:55
#130
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Poland @skaddycsgo 
how do you know Mr kurwaaa?
2018-06-05 23:26
I didn't know that((
2018-06-05 23:26
#204
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United Kingdom hArdLad 
for real man?
2018-06-06 09:21
ez Astralis
2018-06-05 22:33
lul
2018-06-05 22:33
pronax 3 majors astralul 1 major
2018-06-05 22:49
Name C9FAN Fan of Astralis lmao
2018-06-05 22:58
What do u expected from a guy with brazilians flag?
2018-06-06 02:04
factx
2018-06-06 05:27
#201
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
What do u expect from C9 fans .. they want to be happy more than once a year
2018-06-06 08:45
godnax 3 majors astralul 1 major
2018-06-06 03:22
astralis 1 major c9 1 major :>
2018-06-07 18:42
#6
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Belgium 69Savage 
Eh
2018-06-05 22:33
jesus
2018-06-05 22:33
#12
Turkey ao1 
whyyy no :(
2018-06-05 22:34
#14
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
ee
2018-06-05 22:34
#15
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Turkey AeonMuffinz 
OMEGALUL EXPECTED
2018-06-05 22:34
Seriously,how old r u?
2018-06-06 04:29
#212
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United States bigsex69 
probably 13
2018-06-06 10:32
say whaat
2018-06-05 22:34
#21
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Czech Republic erunaico 
The world seemed a lot more colorful, the birds were singing outside.
2018-06-05 22:34
Hi prokda
2018-06-06 09:21
he is not prokda wtf
2018-06-06 13:33
#23
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Yugoslavia Acceb 
nonamers move along
2018-06-05 22:34
what is the problem?
2018-06-05 22:34
#71
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Brazil Eneas56 
some people saying his dad has a incurable illness but i cant confirm
2018-06-05 22:42
#86
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Venezuela CACHi 
Oh... :(
2018-06-05 22:48
Wtf rip :(
2018-06-05 22:34
damn
2018-06-05 22:34
I think time will come for -olof No way they want a guy that can't play in any tournies because of personal issues. He isnt cheap.
2018-06-05 22:34
#34
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
apparently he was in the hospital
2018-06-05 22:35
Olof?? Hell no lmao he still played a LOT during “his previous break”
2018-06-05 22:54
#140
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
twitter.com/nelendirekt/status/100409892.. is the only kind of source anyone has. im just assuming.
2018-06-05 23:44
His dad is dying
2018-06-06 09:51
#242
2018-06-06 18:19
> CS non major tournaments > The only beloved father you have Pick one
2018-06-06 13:16
#230
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Spain Carbonizante 
Even if it was a major... Family>all.
2018-06-06 15:46
I never said I wanted him to not be there for his family. I was just saying that I doubt any org wants a mental instable player that is always taking breaks for his terminally ill father. What happens when Olof wants to " take a break " mid-tourny because his father has another issue ?
2018-06-06 18:19
#30
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
what is the issue?
2018-06-05 22:35
#31
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Denmark VladisfactioN 
That’s NOT good
2018-06-05 22:35
#32
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Spain akproxx 
fak
2018-06-05 22:35
#33
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Sweden wyv0 
Nbk stand in
2018-06-05 22:35
They will pick up seized, hes a good friend of guardian & niko
2018-06-05 22:35
omg rip FaZe then
2018-06-05 22:57
:V
2018-06-05 22:57
#37
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Poland Astoner55 
Gg
2018-06-05 22:35
#38
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Pex15 
who will be the replacement?
2018-06-05 22:35
cromen afaik
2018-06-05 22:36
#45
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Pex15 
who's that?
2018-06-05 22:37
are you joking
2018-06-05 22:37
#56
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Pex15 
seriously I don't know him! edit - never heard his name before :/
2018-06-05 22:39
just search him up then, he is currently playing for Heroic
2018-06-05 22:39
#58
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Pex15 
i did :D
2018-06-05 22:39
#62
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Pex15 
also says in this article as well :D
2018-06-05 22:40
yup haha
2018-06-05 22:48
lul
2018-06-05 23:33
welp
2018-06-06 00:18
oskar LUL
2018-06-05 22:37
seized
2018-06-06 17:35
#39
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Spain loviac 
-olof soon? Maybe he goes back to the swedish scene
2018-06-05 22:36
#69
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Sweden Minik0jan 
Believe so
2018-06-05 22:42
May be -GTR or REZ +olof ??
2018-06-06 07:57
#207
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Sweden Minik0jan 
Nah atleast not now. And gtr wont get kicked unless he retires.
2018-06-06 09:46
RIP
2018-06-05 22:36
#42
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France jacky91710 
NBK'S opportunity
2018-06-05 22:36
+1 EXPECTED
2018-06-06 05:38
#47
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Denmark Xipingu 
I think at some point soon, if he does not pull back, FaZe will -Olof. I know they are very kind to him atm and really supports all of this, but a time will come where it's not economically sustainable. FaZe might be a very rich org, but you know what they say; Money makes people greedy, and I doubt the top of FaZe will continue to just pay and pay without results. It's the sad truth about the world we live in. I hope not tho. Big fan of Olof!
2018-06-05 22:37
rip tec9meister
2018-06-05 22:37
he's physically not capable to play, just deal with it and give the dude a break
2018-06-05 22:37
rip olofpass
2018-06-05 22:37
#53
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
apEX NBK to c9
2018-06-05 22:38
#54
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
:( fuck this shit
2018-06-05 22:38
does anyone know why his doing this tho? so weird
2018-06-05 22:38
People are saying that his dad is very sick and that he is dying..... Idk if truth or not
2018-06-06 04:49
#59
f0rest | 
Sweden S3bluen 
OOFmeister
2018-06-05 22:39
#60
REAL | 
Spain deBurrows 
well time to look for a real replacement I guess.
2018-06-05 22:40
His father is sick stop bully oofmeister
2018-06-06 09:52
I don't bully anybody, if he is not available for whatever the reason, the team needs somebody to fill in for real.
2018-06-06 20:46
Gg olof gg. Continur your “time off“ till u get kicked and have to get a normal job 8h/day
2018-06-05 22:40
:DDDDDDDDD or he just goes to any tier2 team. retard edit: oh and i think he has already at least a million on his bank account so again, you're a very big retard
2018-06-05 22:45
A million OMEGALUL, I think that you’re the retard here,kid
2018-06-05 23:42
how so? a million is enough to live normal life without doing anything your arguments are smart tho, oh wait
2018-06-06 00:07
What I’m saying is that Olof doesn’t have a million in his bank account hahahaha
2018-06-06 04:00
#217
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Portugal Pato_Gula 
liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Olofmeister See prize money. And that is only in tournaments prizes... with his salary and his sponsors he is way over the 1 million mark...
2018-06-06 12:37
do u know even tier 3 vp players get 25000$ dollar salary in month also they get their bonus with prize pool money also twitch moneys... trust me this tier 1 tier 2 team players are rich enough !
2018-06-06 13:52
haha then educate yourself bitch edit: ok allow me: sticker money: not actually sure but at least 50k average for olofmeister for a major 1 year = 50k x 3 = 150k 5 years = 5 x 150k = 750k $ for attending major. almost a million and then add salary + prize money + streaming + other shit to that and i can guarantee you that he has made the MINIMUM of million dollars, most likely 2 millions. maybe even more dunno.
2018-06-06 15:55
U think that million will stay like that? No he didnt buy a house/car/cloths...are you mentally ill? Mo money mo expenses, life rules dude. Best he can do to avoid "normal" jobs is join t2/3 or become coach like soccer dudes
2018-06-06 07:24
i can live with 100k dollar until i die. cuz i only need 1 small room, cheap foods with internet computer thats all. maybe most people are
2018-06-06 13:54
If someone NOW gives u 100k, u think u wont make expenses?? :D how old are you man?...we all would go crazy on cars and prostitutes :) believe me.
2018-06-06 14:23
i wouldn't. cars are overrated and i get girls without having to pay them. what i would do tho is: chill, travel, mby buy some kind of car(mby worth 10k) because i don't have one. then once i'm done, i keep doing what i do
2018-06-06 15:53
btw you're pretty angry dude. maybe get some pussy once in a while? virgin.
2018-06-06 15:58
Dont worry son. The hoes i fuck are ur mums age :) now keep fuckin nerding.
2018-06-06 22:08
nice comeback. she's 58
2018-06-07 00:25
Ok my oldest was 55 but u get my point.
2018-06-07 06:46
and u think that's an accomplishment? :DDDDDDDD it just means that you take whoever you CAN get and for me that's not the case :) i take whoever i want
2018-06-07 13:26
who said smth about accomplishments?? ofc u can what the fuck u want, as long as u got money...
2018-06-07 15:24
i don't need money to get laid lol
2018-06-07 15:25
no i will stay in home and use it until i die.i dont even wanna go outside
2018-06-06 17:56
im not saying he should stop doing anything. im saying its possible without getting a shit job (what exactly even is a shit job?) and like i said at first. he'll just join a tier2 team and get paid 5-10k/month + prizes + sticker money. then he can also just chill for a moment and go to school and make another career. cs will end for him in the end no matter what.
2018-06-06 15:51
#63
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Portugal Fsgsh 
FaZe is overrated Everybody knows except u Kappa
2018-06-05 22:40
#64
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Denmark oskarsports 
Expected
2018-06-05 22:40
Nooooo olof don’t go away again, I was so happy to see you back and now this comes out of no where :((((
2018-06-05 22:41
breakmeister
2018-06-05 22:42
At this time i think he needs to say why he is not playing.
2018-06-05 22:43
#108
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Romania TheWizard741 
Rumors say that his father is very sick(like incurable). But it's not a sure thing
2018-06-05 22:57
Yes the most likely things to have happened is injury or family member death or illness
2018-06-05 23:02
I think the people who need to know (teammates/org) already do know about his reason(s). Regarding all the nosy people -> he doesn't owe you sh**, therefore no need to tell anything to anyone outside of Faze
2018-06-06 00:06
Where did i say he ows me? Hes fans would like to know what is going on. He doesent owe us an explanation, but that doesent mean he cannot give us one? You do owe me an apology though for taking out your anger on me for no reason.
2018-06-06 00:54
I wasn't angry at all and you didn't say that he owes you, but you _demanded_ that he needs to tell what's going on... Why the f*** should he do this? But sorry for not making clear that my answer was also meant for everybody who's whining that olofmeister should already tell what's going on and why he's taking another timeout. I don't get at all in which world anybody _has_ to tell completely unknown people what's going on in the most personal part of somebody's life.... He has his reasons and all these "he should already tell what's going on" are disgusting in every relation!
2018-06-06 01:11
"demanded" Are you fucking kidding me??? Was thinking more for hes own benefit.. Im okay with not knowing, all i need to know is that hes coming back. But maybe the 1 000s of hate threads will be silenced if he says whats up instead of letting people come up with bullshit and hating on him. And btw go fuck yourself.
2018-06-06 20:07
Well, now I think that YOU do owe me an apology.... (Why should he care what any of those stupid threads says? He's not going to play worse because of them... And his value is not depending on a handful of "fans" O.o)
2018-06-06 20:12
I do? You have continuously been putting words in my mouth angrily. Im not even saying he reads the threads because why would he.. But like many other pros he does use hltv and hes not blind to all the hate threads. And im not saying it makes him play worse, but for sure it makes him feel worse. And that is hardly an desirable feeling.
2018-06-06 20:28
Not putting anything in your mouth, just reading and interpreting your and others comments.... And just because I'm frankly saying what's on my mind doesn't mean that I'm angry, just that you obviously haven't met and don't know how to handle candid people o.O
2018-06-06 22:09
no he doesn't
2018-06-06 01:05
lmao fuck off
2018-06-06 01:24
Come on olof why u doing this to us
2018-06-05 22:44
#76
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
I'll Be Missing You
2018-06-05 22:44
#77
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United States JianYang 
Unfortunate for FaZe that NiP nabbed Lekr0.
2018-06-05 22:44
Pick NBK already, fuck olofm.
2018-06-05 22:44
+draken :)
2018-06-05 22:45
:((((((((((((((( (Sadness)
2018-06-05 22:46
The damned soap opera continues...
2018-06-05 22:46
#83
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Norway PeteZz 
I know people here hate him, and thinks he's garbage, but I hope NBK will stand in. One of the most versatile players in the scene, and a solid support, and a better fragger than xizt. Actually wouldn't be shocked if they signed him full-time, olof seems a bit done, unfortunately :(
2018-06-05 22:47
i miss olof :(
2018-06-05 22:48
But cromen is going to kick ass and then olof will never come back:(
2018-06-05 22:49
Really sad about this news. At the same, a bit angry on why he announced coming back and then returns back to inactive almost immediately. Make no sense. FaZe again is in limbo for unknown amount of time. As much as I love Olof and truly want him to be a part FaZe's active roster, maybe it is time for FaZe Clan to find a permanent replacement for Olof. A professional team cannot be using stand-in or substitution for like half a year.
2018-06-05 22:50
this, surely his teammates have gotta be frustrated, going to all these major tournaments with reduced chances to win
2018-06-05 22:53
+1 If he was gonna miss ECS only, I'm fine with it. However, based on his wording "much longer break", it looks like he is gonna miss ESL Belo, Cologne, Stockholm and NY as well. So many important events for FaZe to get the Grand Slam. I really dislike when he doesn't give at least an estimation on when he will be back.
2018-06-05 22:59
#126
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
Not to you
2018-06-05 23:15
If it's really true that it's due to his father's illness, do you think he can give estimation come back? Of course until either his father recovers or dies which neither can be estimated.
2018-06-06 05:38
I sympathize for his situation but there is no way to confirm if the rumor is true or not.
2018-06-06 07:01
Draken or nbk incoming
2018-06-05 22:50
#92
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Russia KreZiN 
FaZe don't do that ( - olof ) because in life can happen any, i thing manual of FaZe know that and give him more time. If Olofmeister can play on ECS Finals, He would have played.
2018-06-05 22:51
#93
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
god damn
2018-06-05 22:52
olof doing his star like neymar, disrespectful
2018-06-05 22:53
#221
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Brazil baldok1 
what the f*** ?
2018-06-06 13:18
#98
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Sweden Velocityyy 
Nbk incoming
2018-06-05 22:54
EZ for cromen
2018-06-05 22:55
:(((wtf
2018-06-05 22:57
#112
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Hungary raffai 
NBK, Apex, or Draken?
2018-06-05 23:00
#113
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World LeviathaNz 
So are they going to tell us what's going on ? At least the last time it was ok, but now it looks kind of silly "I'm ready" to "Oops sorry, finally I'm not". Context matters for all the supporting fans and professionalism in esports. They can stay vague btw.
2018-06-05 23:01
his dad is sick
2018-06-06 00:01
#115
oskar | 
Czech Republic Drak077 
Cromen will be joining us this weekend at the @ecs Season 5 Finals alongside Rain, Karrigan, NiKo & GuardiaN! #FaZeUp
2018-06-05 23:02
#118
EliGE | 
Lithuania 7000won 
Pick BRAX PLS
2018-06-05 23:04
U really think they would get a fpl player? Kkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-06-06 04:38
#241
EliGE | 
Lithuania 7000won 
they would if they could . he has ban on valve events :D
2018-06-06 18:12
imb4 standin apex
2018-06-05 23:06
In the future I could see faze drop or bench Olof because of this. As much as I don’t want this to happen it is definitely a possibility. On the bright side I could see him returning to the Swedish scene and play for Fnatic (replacing golden) or maybe replacing getright on NiP. I could definitely see him going back to Fnatic because of the roster change they recently made.
2018-06-05 23:07
we don't know the cause of his absence yet. if it's an injury that is popping back up occasionally (thinking about his previous arm injury) then it's possible they'd want to replace him. but there's also talk of a family tragedy, possibly his father being sick, and that would not be a cause to drop him. he'll be back once he's back, the org and his team mates have been very patient and professional so far, nothing points to a change of that attitude. once he's back, he's back, simple as that.
2018-06-06 01:23
he'll be back once he's back tryptamince, 2018 ;) ;)
2018-06-06 07:28
;D
2018-06-06 09:50
WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY? Tell us why BabyRage also, rip faze cuz no xizt this time around babyyyy, inb4 they take some1 stupid like draken EKSDEE
2018-06-05 23:08
#122
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United States JacobSick954 
Expected.
2018-06-05 23:10
#134
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Argentina Fa7e07 
Unexpected :c
2018-06-05 23:33
#124
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France remyos 
be strong, Olof! Love you, great guy! God bless you and your family.
2018-06-05 23:14
Noooo, I was looking forward seeing him play again
2018-06-05 23:14
king of cs :(
2018-06-05 23:16
He's baaaa.... Aaaaand he's out!
2018-06-05 23:19
#131
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Poland KasPro 
Just kick him already
2018-06-05 23:26
#135
ZywOo | 
Ukraine Walster 
S1mple as stand-in please , why not?:D
2018-06-05 23:35
#222
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Brazil baldok1 
S1mple and flamie could have joint SK thoug
2018-06-06 13:22
#136
rain | 
Australia pjp_1 
Shit
2018-06-05 23:36
#141
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France kennySsSsS 
thats really sad man... :(
2018-06-05 23:46
#142
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikolino 
i hope everything ends up fine _________________________________ twitter @fallenzeraSK mail: fallenzeraSK@outlook.com
2018-06-05 23:52
Olof caught alone @ ct. lol
2018-06-05 23:55
#165
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Ethiopia Holocust 
Pussymaster
2018-06-06 01:05
olof :(
2018-06-06 01:13
#168
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Poland PiterixXx 
papa off oloff off
2018-06-06 01:16
#171
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Chile nachooww 
whyyy:(
2018-06-06 01:28
-REZ +ulof ez
2018-06-06 01:42
#174
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
tell the true Olof .. what the hell ?
2018-06-06 02:34
#175
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Portugal RKO23 
SK , TAKE THIS CHANCE TO GO BACK TO THE TOP , LETS GOOOOO no hate for faze though.
2018-06-06 03:00
SK dont actually need any help to go back to top1. They just just to get theyr A game with confidence and naturally they win everything.
2018-06-06 04:42
Kappa
2018-06-06 08:01
#248
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Portugal RKO23 
you're correct and i never said that they needed help,i mean i did... said that they need a psychologist or how it is written xd
2018-06-06 19:03
#176
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China haskell_cg 
-olof +cold ?
2018-06-06 03:15
#178
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Stay strong olof! We respect you! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-06-06 03:54
This seems to be about depression. Nobody having any kind of info just doesn exist. Olof u if that is the case u should open up about it, that nothing to be shamed about and allow to the comunity give u support will make u stronger. Best regards stay strong and focus !
2018-06-06 04:27
#184
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
what is he doing? he's going to get benched soon like this, and he probably wants that tbh.
2018-06-06 04:47
#190
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China haskell_cg 
olof will have no impact in FaZe in 2018? rip top20
2018-06-06 06:25
olof>nbk no doubt
2018-06-06 07:14
Ez job for NBK
2018-06-06 08:00
olof becoming joelz or what? Dodging LANs LUL
2018-06-06 08:28
#200
solo | 
Estonia FrispeN 
Wish my boss could be as understanding as FaZe when I dont go to work over 2 months
2018-06-06 08:33
WHO IS OLOF? HE IS RETIRED
2018-06-06 09:32
Maybe he's ready to retire..? Also does anyone know if he's going to be able to play at Cologne?
2018-06-06 09:46
he said he is taking a much longer break so don't expect him back soon.
2018-06-06 15:57
LUL kick him
2018-06-06 10:39
bring nbk please
2018-06-06 10:49
wtf is this? its playin csgo not working in a factory 12hours a day lazzzy fuck
2018-06-06 13:16
bet xizt is more pissed than anyone else hahaha hopefully won't pull a Gux and disappear
2018-06-06 15:26
He is rewriting his cheating codes, cause they got outdated after last updates
2018-06-06 16:03
retire pls.
2018-06-06 17:31
rehab confirmed
2018-06-06 18:20
Just add Mixwell and call it day.
2018-06-06 18:20
#247
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Norway FJooD 
FaZe NBK INC !!!!
2018-06-06 18:48
Whats his story?
2018-06-06 20:31
He should tell his fans what's all this about... That is part of being a proffessional and a public person.
2018-06-06 21:21
big fak
2018-06-06 21:44
LUL, OLOF aka THE JOKER, aka JOKELOF. aka WACKAMOLE, AKA DESTROYER OF TEAMS: Count: 2.
2018-06-07 05:47
#261
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United States b7a 
aka 2x major champion & HLTV #1 player.
2018-06-07 06:42
of the past long gone.
2018-06-07 08:38
#260
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United States gtmaniacmda 
SNUS ADDICTION
2018-06-07 05:50
#262
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United States b7a 
If the rumors about olof's father are true, I hope he can overcome his illness. It's awful when someone loses a parent prematurely :(
2018-06-07 06:45
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