Faze Clan has announced their fifth player for the upcoming Major. Joining Faze Clan will be Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubayev from Gambit Gaming. Currently, he is on the team as a stand-in and if they find it compatible, he will join the team on a permanent basis. He replaces Karrigan on the team and has big shoes to fill.
It is AdreN’s first team outside of the CIS region and joining a star-studded team such as Faze Clan is definitely going to be a tough task. For now, Faze Clan will be preparing for the upcoming IBuyPower Masters IV. They hope that they can produce good results at the tournament. IBuyPower Masters IV will also see teams such as Fnatic, Astralis and Team Liquid in participation.
Our first games with the new-look lineup will take place at the iBUYPOWER Masters in Los Angeles, California from January 19th-20th.
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) January 6, 2019
The 28-year-old is one of the more successful players from the CIS region. He has been a part of several well-known organisations in the CIS region. He was also a member of the PGL Krakow Major winners Gambit Gaming. His contract with the team runs till the end of the IEM Katowice Major 2019. His future will depend on the team’s performance during this time period.
YNK joins Faze Clan as coach.
Another big development for the team will be Janko “YNk” Paunović joining the team as their head coach. This came after Robban stepped away from the Head Coach position yesterday. He decided to take a break from the coaching position as he was unable to spend time with his family due to the hectic schedule.
Janko has a very brief history as a coach. He was the coach for Made in Brazil, a time period during which they saw minimal success. Despite having five former Major winners, MiBr was unable to make a huge impact in the international CS:GO scene.
We hope that YNK will be able to turn around the fate for Faze Clan. They have the right amount of firepower and leadership on their roster.
You will see Faze Clan live in action on January 19th at the IBuyPower Masters IV. The stream will be live on Twitch here.
Faze Clan’s roster is as follows:
- Nikola “NiKo” Kovač
- Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer
- Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács
- Håvard “rain” Nygaard
- Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubayev (stand-in through Major)
- Janko “YNk” Paunović (coach)