FaZe Clan announced Thursday the acquisition of former Natus Vincere Counter-Strike player Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács. He will replace Aleksi “allu” Jalli.
“We’re thrilled that GuardiaN will be joining the team and the players are excited to get back to work after the break,” FaZe Clan coach Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström said in a statement. “And thank you to allu for all of the hard fought battles over the past year — allu is an incredible talent and we wish him the best of luck on his next chapter.”
This announcement confirms a July 27 Slingshot report about the move. Allu will remain with FaZe so the organization can “help transition into his next opportunity.”
The change comes at an interesting time for FaZe, as is has finished top four at its last five events, winning one of them. The one standout disappointment was during the recent PGL Major in Krakow, Poland, in which the team went 0-3 in the group stage and was eliminated. Despite the disappointment, FaZe is still considered one of the strongest rosters in CS:GO.
GuardiaN has been part of Natus Vincere since December 2013. Easily one of the most celebrated and popular players in CS:GO today, the roster move seems to show a strong player going to an already dominant roster.
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