Astralis verkündete am heutigen Mittwoch den Wechsel von Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen zum Team von FaZe Clan. Der Däne ist mit sofortiger Wirkung im Lineup des Mixteams rund um Philip ‘aizy’ Aistrup und wird Fabien ‘kioShiMa’ Fiey ersetzen. Bereits zum Start der ELEAGUE am kommenden Freitag wird Andersen für FaZe gegen mousesports, Immortals und Cloud9 in Gruppe A auflaufen.
Statement Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen
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.
It’s with mixed feelings that I depart from Astralis, but I think it’s a fresh start for both parties. I have had many good moments and these are the ones I’m taking with me in the future.The reason for this change is that in the past few months we haven’t been performing to our expectations, which led to different discussions on how to approach the tactical aspect of the game. We came to an agreed conclusion that it was for the best that our paths now split up and I wish the best in the future for Astralis. I hope they will find their way back to the top.
I’m also very happy and honoured to have the opportunity to start another chapter with a brand like FaZe. They have a very unique brand, a big fan base and a very talented team, which I hope I can bring to the top where they belong.I want to thank all the Astralis fans, the players and the hardworking guys behind the team for my time with them.
Statement Danny ‘zonic’ Sorensen, Coach:
For a long period of time we’ve been changing how we play Counter-Strike. In the end we realized it wasn’t going to work, the meta has changed and so has the dynamics within our team. Finn wanted to play another style than the rest of the team and I, which in the end led to me benching Finn last week. Finn is a great player, a tactical mastermind, but we just couldn’t make it work. I wish him all the best in his coming adventures.
Lineup FaZe Clan
Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard
Joakim ‘jkaem’ Myrbostad
Philip ‘aizy’ Aistrup
Aleksi ‘allu’ Jalli
Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen