The FaZe Clan announced via Twitter that they have completed the signing of Robin ‘ropz’ Kool to their CSGO list. The first reports of his transfer were published by 1pv.fr and Dexter In mid-December, indicating a move to the FaZe clan.
At the end of the year he separated from MOUZ, although his contract lasted a few months. With this move, it is assumed that Olof ‘olofmeister’ Kajbjer will move to the bench while ropz takes his place in the active squad. However, this has yet to be confirmed.
Ropz was part of mouseports for almost 5 years and won a wealth of trophies with them. They have been part of their ESL One: New York 2018 run since the beginning of 2017. He also won the finals of ESL Pro League Season 10, Flashpoint 3 and cs_summit 5 as part of different versions of the raster.
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As surprising as it is, FaZe Clan will be ropz’s second professional CSGO team, having not played at a professional level before mouseports. He was first scouted by the FPL – Faceit Pro League Circuit and signed by mouseports at a time when it was not customary to pick up players direct from the FPL.
But it turned out to be a great commitment as he took MOUZ to the next level and cemented himself as their superstar player.
Ropz has only gotten stronger and stronger at MOUZ and finished 19th in 2018, 11th in 2019 and 7th in 2020 in the HLTV world ranking of the top 20 players.
He will be reunited with former IGL Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen, under whom he played some of his best CS, winning the 2019 ESL Pro League Season 10 final. It will be interesting to see this new iteration of the FaZe clan after a year of tumultuous 2021 resulted in them dropping out without trophies and finishing in the top 4 only three times throughout the year. This was a bit of a disappointment as the return of ‘karrigan’ coupled with the signing of Russel ‘Twistzz’ van Dulken kept fans hoping for better performances.
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