According to multiple esports reports, Finn ‘Karrigan’ Andersen, might be going back to FaZe Clan’s active CSGO roster. The professional is currently the in-game leader for mousesports. If the professional is actually moving back to his former roster, he would leave his captaincy seat for another player.
— Esport Times (@esportimescom) December 26, 2020
Report from TheClutch
A very famous esports analyst, TheClutch, explained in his report that Karrigan has linked to his former CSGO team, FaZe Clan. Similarly, in the Flow Podcast, Marcelo ‘Coldzera’ David expressed his team’s 2021 plans. The team would be looking for an in-game leader, as well as a psychologist.
Karrigan with FaZe Clan
At the end of the year 2018, FaZe Clan moved Karrigan to the bench due to the poor performance in multiple tournaments. After some time, the player took off from the team and found a new home. Similarly, after losing another professional to the French squad, G2 Esports, FaZe Clan had to cut ties with Nikola ‘Niko’ Kovac. Right now, the team is looking for an in-game leader for its squad to move.
FaZe Clan in 2020
We would not say that 2020 was the best year for FaZe Clan throughout. Most of the time, the squad seemed to struggle in several tournaments. The team failed to maintain consistency over the period, and could only manage to win a single title in the whole year. FaZe Clan managed to win the IEM New York 2020 Europe where they took the best-of-five series against Team OG.
Similarly, the team also went through multiple roster switches as no professional stuck with the team for a long time. The team tried Aurimas ‘Bymas’ Pipiras in the place of Olof ‘Olofmeister’ Kajbjer, as Olof stepped down from the team earlier in May.
In the end, Bymas left the squad and Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjaerby took his place on a permanent basis.
Rumor: karrigan may return to FaZe Clan https://t.co/ReRmR7Fuha
The likelihood of such an event was reported by representatives of The Clutch portal. pic.twitter.com/9rAQ2zjE3Q
— egwcsgo (@egwcsgo) November 19, 2020
In the recent Flow Podcast, Coldzera talked about the future plans of the FaZe Clan. In the interview, he said that the team intends to hire a sixth player in its official roster. Similarly, he also explained that the organization is looking to hire a psychologist as well. The South-American further explained the scenario in an HLTV.Org write-up, that the team would most likely not change the remaining members. However, it is totally focusing on finding the in-game leader for the time being.
At the end of the Podcast, Coldzera talked about some of the best in-game leaders in the active scene of CSGO. He also recognized Karrigan with a few others like Gabriel ‘Fallen’ Toledo, and Lukas ‘Glave’ Rossander. The professional said that the team will most likely look for these players for its in-game leader position. With such a strong claim, it seems like Karrigan might be returning to his former squad. Similarly, as the professional is ready to leave his current team, this thought looks more convincing. Whatever happens, FaZe Clan will come back stronger in the next year.