Marcelo “Coldzera” David has been benched from FaZe Clan’s CSGO lineup and is reportedly set to be replaced by former player Olof “Olofmeister” Kajbjer.
For a player as decorated as Coldzera, the slump in the past few tournaments under the FaZe banner was too obvious to ignore. Having joined the organization back in September 2019, Cold was arguably putting up the worst numbers in his unrivalled career, which may or may not have been the reason behind the organization bringing Olofmeister out of retirement to replace him on the roster.
Ever since Nikola “NiKo” Kovac departed to G2 Esports and Finn “karrigan” Anderson brought back on the wheel, Coldzera was a shadow of his former self. The Danish IGL in an interview with HLTV made it clear that he will not shy away from making major changes to the lineup on their journey to the top, and Cold’s head is the first to the chopping block.
The pandemic situation gave little time to NiKo’s FaZe on LAN and the online scene was extremely volatile. Despite the hurdles, David managed to earn first place at Blast Pro Copenhagen and IEM New York EU, besides multiple notable top 3 finishes under the FaZe banner.
Replacing him will be another legendary name in Olofmeister who retired months ago only to come back at the hour of need. Olof has been with FaZe during their most dominant period and often finds himself and the receiving end of karrigan’s praises, which explain the organization turning to him for his services.
Their latest roster will likely debut in Blast Premier Spring starting June 15th. If these reports are anything to go by, FaZe will look like:
- Håvard “rain” Nygaard
- Helvijs “broky” Saukants
- Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken
- Finn “karrigan” Andersen
- Olof “Olofmeister” Kajbjer