Faze Clan’s Olofmeister Announces He’s Taking a Break from CS:GO

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According to a FaZe Clan tweet this past Saturday, Olof “Olofmeister” Gustafsson will be taking an indefinite break from playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

The tweet (see below) featured a photo of Gustafsson and a statement, reading in part: “During the last period I have felt increasingly fatigued and that I have been losing the motivation needed to do myself, my teammates and the FaZe brand justice. I still love the game and the scene but I need to regain my motivation. I am going to take some time off to recuperate and think about my future.”

Considered one of the best Counter-Strike players of all time, Gustafsson has been a professional CS:GO player since 2012. The Swede signed with FaZe Clan in 2017 after stints with Fnatic and H2k. This is not the first time Olofmeister has stepped away from the game. He took a break for personal reasons in April 2018 but returned to play later that year.

Taking Olofmeister’s place in the CS:GO roster is 16-year-old Lithuanian hotshot Aurimas “Bymas” Pipiras, who will see his first action as a FaZe member today in the group stage of the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 Europe tournament.

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