cromen to fill in for FaZe in Belo Horizonte

Jorgen "⁠cromen⁠" Robertsen will be FaZe's fifth player at ESL One Belo Horizonte, Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač has revealed.

The Norwegian talent will replace Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer, who has decided to extend his personal leave of absence after concluding that he was not yet ready to return to action.

This will be the second tournament in a row that cromen will attend with FaZe, after being called to play for the team at the ECS Season 5 Finals, which began earlier on Friday.

cromen will play for FaZe in Belo Horizonte

The 23-year-old, who earned his first shot at international Counter-Strike with dignitas last year, recently filled in for Heroic at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals and at DreamHack Open Austin, putting in an average 1.14 rating in Dallas.

ESL One Belo Horizonte will run from June 13-17 at the Mineirinho Arena, with $200,000 on the line. FaZe have been drawn in Group A, alongside SK, Space Soldiers and Torqued, with their first match pitting them against the North American side.

This means that FaZe will attend the Brazilian event with:

Denmark Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač
Norway Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard
Slovakia Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács
Norway Jorgen "⁠cromen⁠" Robertsen (stand-in)

Sweden Robert "⁠RobbaN⁠" Dahlström (coach)

Sweden Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.47
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.03
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1487
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1444
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1370
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1775
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Good, better than horvey or whatever his name is. btw calm down brazilians, no need to spam NiKo on twitter wtf...
2018-06-08 17:39
36 replies
expected
2018-06-08 17:37
20 replies
first
2018-06-08 17:37
19 replies
Expected
2018-06-08 17:37
17 replies
#32
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Palestine zwe
expected before hltv
2018-06-08 17:39
16 replies
gj man, btw who wins nba finals
2018-06-08 17:39
15 replies
#54
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Austria shaak!
Expected btw
2018-06-08 17:44
1 reply
n
2018-06-08 17:49
Not lebron
2018-06-08 17:52
11 replies
dub in 4
2018-06-08 17:53
10 replies
Maybe I'm just a salty Celtics "fan"
2018-06-08 18:02
6 replies
hehe i rooted for cavs vs celtics because my friend is a celtics fan lul
2018-06-08 18:03
5 replies
I couldn't care either way lebron just seems like a twat and I'm from near boston. I bet he used your cheats lmao
2018-06-08 18:16
4 replies
whats a cheat? sorry i dont speak english sorry
2018-06-08 18:17
3 replies
A cheat is when you sneak extra blue LEDs into the LAN to make your computer faster. So lebron did that with the basketball.
2018-06-08 18:24
2 replies
wtf how is that even legal, people who do that should get life in prison tbh
2018-06-08 18:26
1 reply
Yes. Match fixing should have a death penalty because it's even worse. That's when you bring tools into the LAN and fix the computer they gave you so you don't have any problems.
2018-06-08 18:34
Eat dick, cavs in 7
2018-06-09 05:50
2 replies
jk warriors in 4 hehe TIME TO RIDE THE 🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵
2018-06-09 05:51
1 reply
hehe ytes
2018-06-10 14:34
#67
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Netherlands Deji
Please comment down at the bottom
2018-06-08 17:52
ok
2018-06-08 17:38
expected
2018-06-08 17:37
Honestly cromen is a prodigy
2018-06-08 17:37
5 replies
#56
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Argentina w1NkehD
True af
2018-06-08 17:45
Not really he's 23 if I'm not mistaken. Good player but not a prodigy. Not young enough to be a prodigy.
2018-06-08 17:54
3 replies
Was not aware that he is 23. So I'll have to agree. He really stands out from all other upcoming players though by being both more mechanically skilled and reliable
2018-06-08 17:56
1 reply
when he played for NOREG he outplayed Faze hard in a scrim, that shit team 15-15 v faze, i know its a scrim but anyway :D his personal skill lvl is definetly insane
2018-06-08 18:19
natural talent :D
2018-06-08 18:36
Rip SK
2018-06-08 17:37
#19
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Portugal Flame20
+1 I like ur name
2018-06-08 17:38
1 reply
ty
2018-06-08 17:39
nobody cares
2018-06-08 17:38
#31
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
Horny**
2018-06-08 17:38
Brazilians don't have Internet to spam on anything on Twitter nt
2018-06-08 17:41
Expected
2018-06-08 17:43
HORNY HORVY
2018-06-08 18:49
expected
2018-06-08 17:36
3 replies
Rip SK
2018-06-08 17:37
change your name to ez_neverfirst
2018-06-08 17:37
1 reply
albanian connection-delay
2018-06-08 17:56
#4
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United Kingdom sy3d
Yes
2018-06-08 17:37
Bad move
2018-06-08 17:37
1 reply
#104
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Russia GramDEL
Why is it so? Still better than horvey
2018-06-08 19:32
#9
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Europe b7ack0ut
OK
2018-06-08 17:37
expected
2018-06-08 17:37
#16
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Russia superknyaz
And once again. A good chance to show himself with a very good team!
2018-06-08 17:37
Expected
2018-06-08 17:37
wow
2018-06-08 17:38
nice news
2018-06-08 17:38
#23
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World cucco
rest in rip Olofmaster
2018-06-08 17:38
1 reply
Nip l olofmeister
2018-06-09 00:04
4KK
2018-06-08 17:38
unexpectedtedted
2018-06-08 17:38
olof back in 2020
2018-06-08 17:38
#28
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Australia .depuTy
CROW MAN 50% BIRD 50% MAN 0% skill
2018-06-08 17:38
Repost?
2018-06-08 17:38
they didn't knew how to kick xizt , so they decided to make like olof is coming back
2018-06-08 17:38
3 replies
#34
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
Hahaha
2018-06-08 17:39
true
2018-06-08 17:42
1 reply
Unlikely because xizt's Fnatic move was announced at the same time basically. And even if FaZe is better team, for the aging pro player long term contract is preferable ;-)
2018-06-08 18:53
#36
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Australia .depuTy
olofcryster cant handle playing games for a job
2018-06-08 17:39
3 replies
W4RR10R !!!!
2018-06-08 17:43
delete is a good producer
2018-06-08 18:55
1 reply
#106
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Australia .depuTy
i do da big shitz mang
2018-06-08 19:42
expected, leaked
2018-06-08 17:39
#38
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Honestly I think Cromen is criminally underrated given his potential and overall skill-cap. I hope FaZe can showcase how talented Cromen is so he can be available for high-tier teams, as I think he deserves it! Best of luck, Cromen!!! :)
2018-06-08 17:39
4 replies
+1
2018-06-08 17:40
agreed =)
2018-06-08 17:42
#82
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Norway SkaMathias
+1
2018-06-08 18:04
-1
2018-06-08 18:21
expected
2018-06-08 17:40
Olof last event played with faze was katowice 2018. When he return if he wont perfom in max 2 months he wil get kicked
2018-06-08 17:40
Jørgen 💙💚💙
2018-06-08 17:40
Could have taken frozen or ZyWoo but hey...
2018-06-08 17:41
4 replies
#63
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Slovakia Krafko
Hello OfficialHLTVGrammarCorrector from the Czech Republic, ZywOo and frozen don't have enough experience on the top, while cromen has been a stand-in for Heroic and was the best player for the team. cromen has also played with Team Dignitas some time ago.
2018-06-08 17:50
3 replies
Yes, Mr. Krafko hailing from the wonderful country of Slovakia, frozen and ZyWoo do not have much experience but at the same time the can click and destroy. cromen is not really the type of a player that would fit the already pretty shoddy FaZe lineup where they have to adjust everything for the stand-in. The best player that could help the in the current situation is someone with great individual skill that can basically work as a turret like s1mple for example. These two have insane reactions and great skill and individual awareness. It definitely could work.
2018-06-08 19:35
2 replies
#107
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Slovakia Krafko
I can see ZywOo working out a little bit, but frozen is inconsistent and would probably have a lot of pressure on him.
2018-06-08 19:42
Cromen is a better option than both Frozen and Zywoo.
2018-06-09 05:58
inb4 cromen: "I will not play for FaZe, they are a bunch of egotistical idiots"
2018-06-08 17:41
Well, good choice for sure! Good luck fellas, but not against my teams :) We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-06-08 17:42
#51
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Russia Nikosimus
GL cromen, a nice chance to show some skill
2018-06-08 17:43
#53
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Serbia GODKipato
Gl cromen
2018-06-08 17:44
#57
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Belgium HLTVnewfag
Ez boost for cromen his future lol Gl to him
2018-06-08 17:46
Cromen: "I WILL NOT PLAY FOR FAZE".
2018-06-08 17:46
#59
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World thooo
hope he will do good in faZe! :D googoo cromen!
2018-06-08 17:47
#60
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Slovakia Sirk1
Why not draken? :((
2018-06-08 17:47
changing players everyday
2018-06-08 17:49
1 reply
#109
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United States Artifactz
What they just need a stand in
2018-06-08 22:57
#64
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Australia sazzgsu
ez lose FaZe
2018-06-08 17:50
#65
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Malaysia Suno[t]
NOICE
2018-06-08 17:51
#68
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Portugal spmb
any minute now: CROMEN: "I WILL NOT PLAY FOR FAZE; SOME THINGS DID NOT GO MY WAY"
2018-06-08 17:52
good
2018-06-08 17:53
god cromen top1 2019
2018-06-08 17:53
Ez win for FaZe btw
2018-06-08 17:54
POGGERS
2018-06-08 17:57
EZ 4 Norway top 1 CS
2018-06-08 17:57
#80
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Norway SkaMathias
noice
2018-06-08 18:03
What six players ? Cromen horvy niko rain guardian bot
2018-06-08 18:06
FaZe main problem is that they don't want to bench olofmeister. If they just sign NBK and he does well - why not to keep him? He wants to play on an international team, so it's either mouz or FaZe. Why not??? olofmeister fucks everything up with his stuff and he's not even a key player, they managed to defeat Astralis with fucking xizt.
2018-06-08 18:07
#85
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Turkey Jarrod
Wtf is that? where is favela? :d
2018-06-08 18:09
#86
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Finland Smoonah
wasn’t there already a post about this?
2018-06-08 18:09
#87
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Chile strong221
cromen>xizt
2018-06-08 18:10
cromen >>>>>>> horvy
2018-06-08 18:12
Idk this guy but i hope he plays good
2018-06-08 18:24
Looks like the bad guy from avengers civil war
2018-06-08 18:30
Cromen, the filler
2018-06-08 18:46
#108
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Hungary saxxo
Totally unexpecting
2018-06-08 20:54
I mean people thought oh no but Cromen is a good player and has played well so far.
2018-06-09 06:32
hltv baited me, im clicked MIBR CONFIRM and get that thread xD
2018-06-09 09:37
Better than horny
2018-06-09 15:21
they did it lol congrats faze
2018-06-18 11:12
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