FaZe Clan add Neo to their roster? CSGO

Filip “Neo” Kubski has been caught practicing with the FaZe Clan members in CSGO.

A screenshot has surfaced showing FaZe players along with Neo in a server together with some of their nicknames changed. Neo and Janko “YNk” Paunović, the coach of the team, have retained their nicknames.

FaZe Clan add Neo to their roster? Neo & Faze caught practicing together CSGO

Source: izaktv.pl

To strengthen the rumor, Jarosław “pashaBiceps” Jarząbkowksi has tweeted something rather interesting.

This tweet was sent on the same day of the leaked photo. While the tweet doesn’t say anything explicitly about Neo’s possible transfer to FaZe Clan, it does hint at that possibility.

It is believed that if the Pole joins FaZe he would replace Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubayev, who is currently a stand-in for the team. Despite his experience, the Kazakh player hasn’t shown anything magnificent at FaZe and has been underwhelming on more than one occasion.

Additionally, what makes the transfer believable is Nikola “NiKo” Kovač’s current role at FaZe. Known for his extremely high fragging capabilities and having been named as the third best player of the year according to HLTV, the Bosnian currently occupies the in-game leader role. The role change came in definitively following Finn “karrigan” Andersen’s departure from FaZe, leaving the team without an in-game leader.

Despite the lack of a natural in-game leader, FaZe Clan have found success at BLAST Pro Series Miami 2019 and ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational 2019, beating Liquid and Cloud9 respectively. NiKo was also named the MVP at BLAST Miami.

Perhaps adding Neo to the roster would be a great solution to unshackle NiKo from the team-leading role. On top of that, the 31-year-old has massive experience not only in CSGO but also in CS 1.6. He was the captain of Virtus.pro while he was at the team for four years.

His best years in CSGO were up to this time considered to be in the past. Perhaps FaZe may rekindle the veteran and put him to good use in their team composition.

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Naim Rosinski
A semi-competitve Counter-Strike fanatic that indulges in following the esports scene. Attended IEM Katowice 2019 as press and has a passion for esports, tech and traditional sports. If a game gives me a gun and I can shoot at others, then I probably played it. Currently playing CSGO and Valorant.