Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer Gustafsson will take a leave of absence from professional Counter-Strike. FaZe Clan announced the news Saturday afternoon, sharing a statement from olofmeister, “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 that I have been losing 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 my motivation. I am going to take some time off to recuperate and think about my future.”
Neither FaZe or Olof explained the length of the break or what FaZe Clan plans to do during his absence. This follows in the footsteps of Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander who is taking a similar break, but he at least gave a time frame of three months.
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) May 23, 2020
And it seems Astralis was prepared for such a move, as they recently signed two new players to their roster, and will use either one for upcoming matches. FaZe Clan has no such plan in place, or at least they haven’t revealed one yet.
It isn’t known whether olof will return to FaZe once his break is over, or if he will look to join a new team.