olofmeister returns to FaZe's starting lineup as stand-in
The two-time Major winner will play his first match in over five months on Thursday against BIG.
FaZe will play their next matches with Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer as a stand-in, the North American organisation has announced. He will be stepping into Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's shoes after the Bosnian completed on Wednesday a transfer to G2 in what was "one of the biggest signings in CS:GO history", according to the European organisation.
olofmeister returns to action after stepping down from the roster in mid-May to recover from fatigue. Initially, his spot was filled by Aurimas "Bymas" Pipiras, but the Lithuanian was replaced by former Astralis and North member Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye in August.
olofmeister has been a part of FaZe since August 2017, when he completed a transfer from fnatic, with whom he had won two Major titles in 2015. He struggled for consistency during the first five months of this year, averaging a 0.94 rating across all competitions.
The announcement of olofmeister's return comes on the same day the team also parted ways with coach Janko "YNk" Paunović, who admitted that he wasn't successful in fixing the "issues in and out of the game" that have been plaguing the team in recent times.
FaZe have been placed in Group B of the BLAST Premier Fall Series alongside Vitality, Complexity and BIG. It is unclear whether olofmeister will also be playing in IEM Beijing-Haidian, which will take place between November 6 and 22.
FaZe will field the following lineup in the BLAST Premier Fall Series: