FaZe sign Twistzz *
The former Liquid star has been added to the European team's starting roster.
The 21-year-old had been inactive ever since he stepped down from Liquid at the end of 2020 following the North American team's campaign at IEM Global Challenge, where they finished runners-up to Astralis, with Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo later taking his place on the roster.
With the new team, the Canadian will hope to return to the kind of form that helped him win two MVP medals and become a top-20 player in 2018 and 2019 as Liquid won nine titles over the course of the two years. In 2020, his performances dipped, especially towards the end of his tenure with the North American side as he ended the year with three sub-1.00 rated events in a row.
Twistzz's addition to FaZe marks the first step in the team's plan to overhaul the lineup. The team still has yet to sign a new in-game leader — a role that has been occupied by Marcelo "coldzera" David since Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's departure — in place of Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, who is pondering retirement according to his Brazilian teammate.
All signs and reports point to the return of Finn "karrigan" Andersen to FaZe at some point in the near future when his contract with MOUZ comes to an end within the next two months or when he is bought out.
FaZe now field the following lineup:
Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye (benched)
Twistzz's debut with the team will take place in the BLAST Premier Spring Groups, where FaZe have been placed in Group C alongside Natus Vincere, MIBR, and Liquid, with their opening matchup pitting them against the Canadian's former squad.