Just over 3 years ago, one of the greatest talents to ever grace Counter Strike made the switch from LGB Gaming to Fnatic. Olof ‘Olofmeister’ Kajbjer has simply been astonishing in that time, a star player of arguably the most dominant CS:GO roster in history.
Olofmeister would go on to win back to back Majors in Katowice and Cologne respectively, as well as HLTV’s best player of 2015. Even now he sits as one of only 5 players to achieve legend status at every single CS:GO Major.
When Counter Strike is mentioned in conversation, it’s hard to avoid talking about Olofmeister. He is a Fnatic icon, and an icon of esports. He has helped bring the scene to new levels of exposure through his skill, his stardom and his relationship with his fans.
Today we bid a very fond farewell to a dear friend. Olofmeister departs the team to continue his story with FaZe Clan. This isn’t a decision that has been taken lightly; he has brought so much to the team and organisation over the years. His ability, grit and dedication - particularly in the wake of recovery from injury - has been unparallelled. When the legendary roster reunited, we were all so optimistic about what was to come. However, following a lot of hard work and practice, and some tough-to-take tournament results, the team reached a crossroads. It was then agreed by everyone that change was necessary, with fresh talent and a new direction needed to move forward.
Coming into the team, we’re pleased to welcome one of our Academy graduates. Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim will be joining the Pro roster, bringing an injection of youth to the team as well as his natural ability as an in-game leader. The team had of course been keen to define an IGL for some months now, unsuccessfully rotating the role between the roster in tournaments gone by. In making this change, it was incredibly important that we select the right profile of player to fill the slot, so to now see one of our younger talents stepping up is incredibly satisfying.