karrigan: "I'm stronger than I was in Boston and I think that showed today"

The FaZe captain reflected on his first Major victory in an interview on the stage.

Four and a half years after ELEAGUE Major 2018, Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen and Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard have found redemption following the loss they suffered at the Boston event to Cloud9 and that the in-game leader admitted haunted him for over a year after.

Immediately after hoisting the PGL Major trophy on the Sportpaleis stage, karrigan reflected on that moment when asked by James "⁠BanKs⁠" Banks about whether he experienced flashbacks to the Boston debacle when Inferno reached overtime, saying he has become stronger since then and highlighting the positive mindset the team employs.

"I'm stronger than I was in Boston and I think that showed today," karrigan said. "Whatever we've been through with this team, [we have] a positive mindset. We can lose a 1v5 and we can win the next round."

The FaZe captain went on to talk about fulfilling his ultimate goal before going over to enjoy the victory with his team.

"Never back down, doesn't matter how hard life hits you. All I wanted in my life is to make history, an international team to win a major, and we fucking did it in here. I'm proud to call all these my teammates and I'm just so happy where I am right now. FaZe is my family."

"Keep making history, that's what we're here for and that's why I grind CS every day."

Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1582
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
United Kingdom James 'BanKs' Banks
James 'BanKs' Banks
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1985
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
#1
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Other Zytoep
Nice one!
2022-05-22 23:42
28 replies
Niko was a problem
2022-05-22 23:43
8 replies
#20
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Brazil Bertanzin
NiKo IS The problem*
2022-05-22 23:44
7 replies
#33
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Denmark kaybye_
NiKo is cursed
2022-05-22 23:47
3 replies
#45
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Brazil pcR
he choses to be the curse
2022-05-22 23:59
2 replies
+1, toxic attitudes kill teams long before players getting worse.
2022-05-23 00:35
1 reply
this guy niko got no chill. he should focus on his job and let other do their job.
2022-05-28 07:35
2023 prediction: karrigan retires, aleksib gets kicked by NiKo, he joins FaZe and wins major before NiKo
2022-05-23 00:32
2 replies
I'd like that headline. Chok0 LUL
2022-05-23 00:43
That would be hilarious
2022-05-23 10:16
Niko punching air rn
2022-05-22 23:45
2 replies
#100
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China Rynaki
Niko's desk more abused than Amber Heard (allegedly)
2022-05-23 18:25
1 reply
Niko's desk more abused than Johnny Depp , you are welcome
2022-05-23 22:35
Karigam luck that the scenary now is bad. They would never won from SK 2016/2017
2022-05-22 23:59
15 replies
Luck? This major was very stacked more than last 3-4
2022-05-23 00:04
6 replies
You saw how far imperial got. I kinda feel like a prime sk would still be kinda good, just maybe not as good as faze
2022-05-23 00:14
4 replies
I doubt it. The meta as we know it today started building itself from Astralis. The game is different compared to how it was back then.
2022-05-23 00:34
3 replies
If that’s the case then how did imperial get so far with outdated strategies? You are absolutely right but that the meta is slightly different now but I don’t think it’s that big of a change.
2022-05-23 00:40
2 replies
They werent as off meta as they were in their prime compared to now surely? I do agree that they are still behind, but its not like fallen stopped playing from prime sk until imperial 2022 =D
2022-05-23 01:43
#92
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Cyprus Porgos
Fallen, Vini and boltz are on par with the current meta and Fer hasn't been inactive for more than 1.5 years, the only one who I can argue is/was behind the meta is fnx but fnx is getting better from day to day
2022-05-23 03:31
#98
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Portugal vt_
Brazilian dude, u can't give him credit 😅
2022-05-23 13:19
lol nice bait buddy
2022-05-23 00:26
#67
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Denmark baitpolice
0/8, LG/SK at that level wouldn't be top1 now, maybe am ence level team
2022-05-23 00:29
#69
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Brazil Gb5sZ
baiter
2022-05-23 00:31
cs players are continuously getting better. Top teams today would beat top teams from back then no question. It's really hard to dominate the scene because as a whole cs has better players than it did then.
2022-05-23 00:36
2 replies
No way boy. F0rest 2009 would 1 v 5 all teams
2022-05-23 10:11
lul
2022-05-24 18:36
I agree that SK would won against this Faze but if they were in a very good day with coldzera and fer demolishing the entire server , but there was no luck here , Faze played better and Karrigan is probably the best igl in the world right now and top 5 even 3 in the history of CS, if he can achive a little bit more throphies , Faze just outplayed Navi , and they deserved .
2022-05-23 01:42
8/8
2022-05-24 18:37
#2
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Portugal Rpfmc
carrygun
2022-05-22 23:42
lucky
2022-05-22 23:42
#4
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Sweden 0sko
My Goat
2022-05-22 23:42
#5
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Finland EnceIsSoBad
god
2022-05-22 23:42
Sick
2022-05-22 23:42
pog
2022-05-22 23:42
-karrigan +dexter
2022-05-22 23:42
5 replies
#22
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Estonia Kukkel
+ aleksiB
2022-05-22 23:45
2 replies
#29
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Czech Republic xANUx
-broky +allu
2022-05-22 23:45
1 reply
-karrigan +sunny for more firepower
2022-05-23 00:28
karrigan has better players, so who knows what would happen :P
2022-05-22 23:45
#66
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Argentina Aleeee
lol
2022-05-23 00:28
Deserved
2022-05-22 23:42
Deserved 👍
2022-05-22 23:43
GREATEST IGL OF ALL TIME
2022-05-22 23:43
#12
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Luxembourg 2000
Congratulation karrigan you finally did it 👊
2022-05-22 23:43
#13
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Europe AllowItFam
gg boss
2022-05-22 23:43
#14
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Antigua and Barbuda Obuz8
It did
2022-05-22 23:43
I don't know, He is not much more muscular than in 2018
2022-05-22 23:44
1 reply
#46
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United States Phanji
LOL
2022-05-23 00:00
Congratulaciones King!
2022-05-22 23:44
4 replies
#81
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United States DarkFX
Where was Faze's coach at?
2022-05-23 00:55
3 replies
#85
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Portugal OwnedBro
Suspended
2022-05-23 01:16
Coach banned
2022-05-23 10:16
1 reply
#101
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United States DarkFX
Aaaaah Ok, didn’t know he was involved in that
2022-05-23 19:24
#18
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Europe Velurom
The FaZe guys have insane chemistry. Well played!
2022-05-22 23:45
people said he will never win a major…
2022-05-22 23:44
so deserved
2022-05-22 23:45
deserved
2022-05-22 23:45
Congrats!
2022-05-22 23:45
KARRIGOD <33333333333 deserved my boiiiiii
2022-05-22 23:45
#26
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El Salvador Bredalow
legend
2022-05-22 23:45
LEGEND
2022-05-22 23:46
Congratulations. So fking deserved its indescribable
2022-05-22 23:46
Peak Viking Genes
2022-05-22 23:48
ChoKo the problem, congrats Karrigan 👏👏👏
2022-05-22 23:48
#36
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United States RyoGTO
Congratulations karrigan ! I have always been rooting for you! Well deserved! I am so happy. Today is my birthday too. What a present !!!!
2022-05-22 23:49
2 replies
today's my birthday too and as a FaZe fan I'm just as happy :D
2022-05-23 00:07
#82
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United States newlifepop
Today's not my birthday, but boy, does it feel like one :)
2022-05-23 00:57
congratz
2022-05-22 23:50
#38
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Poland tailal
LEGEND CONGRATS
2022-05-22 23:50
gj
2022-05-22 23:51
#40
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Argentina JulieN19K
*4 years POG anyways
2022-05-22 23:52
#41
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Latvia laiziolas
sad niko. gz for karrigan! this man are in our hearts boys FazeUp #1 <3
2022-05-22 23:53
wasn't it 4 and a half years?
2022-05-22 23:56
#47
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Brazil Largato
gg you deserve it bro, don't stop now, you still have much to achieve
2022-05-23 00:00
True. Keep grinding. Don't ever give up your dream.. I'm wishing NiKo will get his major too in the future.
2022-05-23 00:01
#50
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India aR__
Goat
2022-05-23 00:02
#51
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United States Zenerd
Karrigan and Rain deserved this so much, really happy for them man.
2022-05-23 00:03
#53
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Turkey sonbafrali
GOAT IGL
2022-05-23 00:06
He finally did it. I've been following his story since the tsm days and I have to say it's one off, if not the most motivational and heartwarming comeback story in csgo history. Well deserved Carrygun, you are a true champion of this sport.
2022-05-23 00:09
#56
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Australia rationale
Stronger? Dunno. Has the most firepower among the entire CSGO scene in 2022? For sure! Still, congrats for IGL'ing the first ever international team to win a CSGO major. That's quite an achievement. Even though FaZe contains four extremely talented aimers, only one of them speaks English natively.
2022-05-23 00:15
2 replies
So did he in 2018....
2022-05-23 00:14
#106
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India Nijer
#17 #18 #20 = most firepower in the world, very weak at math's aren't you?
2022-05-25 09:53
U deserved it!!
2022-05-23 00:14
XDDD??? He literally has 1 insane awper 2 top10 riflers and a washed up rain having the best lan of his life. Yeah, all karrigan tho, he carried kkkkkkkkk
2022-05-23 00:15
3 replies
farT fan spotted
2022-05-23 01:24
If you add some more X’s and D’s, people would probably take your comment more seriously.
2022-05-23 01:54
That's why furia got eliminated
2022-05-23 06:03
#62
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France d0py
GREAT IGL
2022-05-23 00:24
#63
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Europe tsken
Ohhh Karrigan you deserved this trophy more than anyone else. So proud of you and the entire team! FaZe wrote history today! First international squad - oldest major winner! Respect!
2022-05-23 00:25
BuT Aleksib0t BetTer IgL
2022-05-23 00:29
My boy Karrig0d! Superb! One word. Superb!
2022-05-23 00:32
#77
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Denmark Jeffersond
So deserved!
2022-05-23 00:41
Jogou muito e calou a boca de muitos críticos. Esse cara fez a FaZe jogar de forma consistente todos os mapas, e hoje foi crucial tbm nos rounds decisivos. Que pena o coldzera não ter continuado, e por conta do seu ego.
2022-05-23 00:42
1 reply
Coldzera was the problem
2022-05-23 02:01
#83
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United States DarkFX
This was awesome to watch. Wish they had Truesight for this.
2022-05-23 00:59
:DDDDDDDDD
2022-05-23 01:08
EASY
2022-05-23 02:43
deserved, lets gooo !!! congrats faze
2022-05-23 07:55
big respects for that ballsy call to rotate from B to A in the last 20 seconds or so. I really thought they were going to lose that rotation like in Boston major
2022-05-23 15:14
#105
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United States caliprep
lol he meant, I don't have Guardian, Olof, and Choko on the team. I actually have decent firepower in brokey, Twistz, and ropz haha!
2022-05-24 20:21
7 replies
Guardian? Did you watch boston final?
2022-05-25 09:55
6 replies
#109
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United States caliprep
He choked too
2022-05-25 22:27
5 replies
He didn't. He was the one performing.
2022-05-25 22:30
4 replies
#111
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United States caliprep
Broky is so much better than Guardian ever was. Guardian was absolute trash with the rifle, at least broky can AK/M4 when he needs to
2022-05-26 05:55
3 replies
Guardian wasn't trash with the rifle. He was decent. Heck, he was good with deagle as well. Don't make up stuff because you don't like him. broky is good. And he turned up in the finals. The only difference this time around compared to Boston final is rain turned up. Faze would have won Boston had he done the same there.
2022-05-26 09:48
2 replies
#114
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United States caliprep
Not making anything up. He was weak with the rifle and was best with the awp. He wasn't playing terrible in the Boston Major, but he definitely choked on many points during the series. To even deny that, would mean you need to take your rose tinted glasses off. It's not me bud, its you that isn't be objective.
2022-05-28 07:32
1 reply
You are saying he isn't good with rifles. Based on what exactly? Since you are the one coming up with it, might as well show me something where we see it. Since you seem to be comparing him to broky. This is guardian vs broky's stats in their respective major. hltv.org/stats/players/2757/guardian?eve.. hltv.org/stats/players/18053/broky?event.. Just because you have new blood doing good now doesn't mean you disrespect the old guys who were decent themselves in their time.
2022-05-28 11:41
NİCE
2022-05-25 12:04
Time to retire before tarnishing his legacy, kinda like Glaive
2022-05-26 09:49
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