CS:GO Team FaZe Clan have announced the signing of Finn “Karrigan” Andersen. Karrigan was previously the team leader and strat-caller for Astralis. He will be replacing Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey who joined the team back in April this year.
“Today I’m starting a new chapter in my CS:GO career. I’m changing from Astralis to FaZe after nearly 2 years with the core players from Astralis. It has been an amazing time with many ups and downs, especially in 2015, which was a great year for us. We also took a big decision to start our own organization, which has been a life experience and a very interesting thing to do,” said the player about his transfer to FaZe.
FaZe recently have finished 4th in ESL Pro League with a record of 14-8 qualifying for the LAN playoffs in Brazil. They did however also fail to qualify to EPICENTER 2016 after losing to Godsent. They also tied for 5th place at Dreamhack Bucharest 2016 being knocked out by Team Dignitas. StarLadder was another terrible tournament for them as they finished 9/12th place being knocked out by Flipside Tactics.
Karrigan is an experienced leader and tactician. He has played for the best team in Denmark Astralis, formerly known at Team SoloMid. He has led his team to two top-4 finishes at the majors as well as winning various other tournaments in 2015 such as Dreamhack Valencia and PGL Season 1. What makes Karrigan a great choice for this team is that he can establish a system and take on the in-game leading roles so that their star players can simply focus on the game. He can also AWP if required, allowing them to run a dual-sniper setup on certain maps.
The new roster now looks like this:
Finn “Karrigan” Andersen Aleksi “Allu” Jalli Philip “Aizy” Aistrup Joakim “Jkaem” Myrbostad Håvard “rain” Nygaard Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström (Coach)
You can watch FaZe clan play with their new lineup at the ESL Pro League finals in São Paulo, Brazil as well as in E-League Season 2.
Pictures from Gosugamers and Dreamhack