Top CS:GO Rifler ‘Olofmeister’ Takes Break From Pro Play


Top CS:GO Rifler 'Olofmeister' Takes Break From Pro Play

Olof “Olofmeister” Kajbjer Gustafsson, former FaZe Clan player and a legendary player in the CS:GO international scene, announced his break from professional play due to fatigue and loss of motivation.

Olofmeister publicly announced his decision after FaZe Clan’s recent run at ESL One: Road to Rio Europe 2020. The team lost to Astralis 2-0 in the Winners Final. In a recent Twitter post, Olofmeister addressed his fans:

“To all my fans and FaZe fans, I have decided to take a break from Counter-Strike. During the last period, I have felt increasingly fatigued, and I have been losing the motivation needed to do myself, my teammates, and the FaZe brand justice. I still love the game and the scene but I need to regain motivation. I am going to take some time off to recuperate and think about my future. I want to thank FaZe and all of my fans for all the love and support.”

Olofmeister’s teammates accepted his decision and sent some touching responses on Twitter. Nikola “NiKo” Kovač, the current in-game leader and rifler of FaZe clan, said to Olofmeister that it’s “way too early to quit.” Håvard “rain” Nygaard, FaZe’s entry fragger and the longest member of the team’s current lineup, thanked Olofmeister for his contributions to the team since 2017.

Constant fatigue and loss of motivation are common problems in esports, so it’s no surprise that Olofmeister decides to step away from the professional scene after nearly a decade of service. Fans of his will have to wait until they get to see him on our Live Streams page back in action once again.

Olofmeister’s Legendary Run In CS:GO

Olofmeister started his professional career in 2012 under H2K Gaming (Hard to Kill), a British esports organization that often features Swedish rosters. In 2015, he joined Fnatic and won two majors: ESL One: Katowice 2015 and ESL One: Cologne 2015.

It was in August 2017 when Olofmeister joined FaZe Clan as a rifler. He was partly responsible for the team’s victories at ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017, EPICENTER 2018, and BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen 2019. FaZe Clan suffered a lot of losses this 2020, but they managed to bag titles at offline tournaments like Intel Extreme Masters XIV – World Championship: European Qualifier and BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Regular Season.