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    olofmeister: It's been a long time since we had a good in-game leader

    For the first time in a while, there are positive vibes surrounding FaZe.

    2021-09-23 | @Anders_Frost

    The star-studded roster will begin their journey towards BLAST Premier Fall Finals with a match against Complexity tomorrow. A match that will once again test the strength of the newly shaped roster, which has undergone several changes in 2021. The return of Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer Gustafsson marked the third roster change in the new year. Previously both Finn 'karrigan' Andersen and Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken joined the ranks of the North American team.

    With the impressive run at IEM Cologne and the respectable showing at ESL Pro League, there are reasons to believe, that FaZe could be a potential outsider for the A-tier tournaments in the near future. Some of it can be attributed to the Danish in-game leader Finn 'karrigan' Andersen, who has taken the responsibility of a leader. A key area that has been missing on the FaZe roster.

    - karrigan makes it a lot easier. It has been a long time since we have had a good in-game leader. He controls everyone and makes it a lot easier for everyone. He is a guy that wants to be an in-game leader, and not just a guy that takes it on because no one else wants to do it, Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer Gustafsson tells Pley.gg.

    The legendary Swede has seen his fair share of teammates, who has stepped in as an in-game leader on the team with Nikola “NiKo” Kovač, and Marcelo "coldzera" David being the most notable ones.

    Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken joined the team at the end of January 2021 and witnessed the Danish in-game leader's impact from day 1.

    - The second he joined he scrapped the playbook which I was a little sad about since I obviously brought some things from Liquid that I liked. He redid the whole playbook, which ended up being a good thing long-term because right now we are finding more and more consistent results.

    The Canadian rifler compares karrigan with his old in-game leader back in the glory days from Team Liquid.

    - I haven't played with a leader like him since 'nitr0' during our Grand Slam run in 2018. 'nitr0' would micromanage a lot and is a really good mid-round caller. Playing with karrigan gave me the same vibes again.

    You can see the full interview with the two FaZe players, who discusses the Danish in-game leader in the video below.

    FaZe takes on Complexity tomorrow night at 19.30 (CEST) at Blast Premier Fall Groups.

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