After being benched a week ago, Karrigan has now transferred to FaZe with his first game being the ELEAGUE group stage later this week.
The Dane replaces kioShiMa and will be in game leading for the team.
Karrigan gave a statement on the switch:
“Today I’m starting a new chapter in my CS:GO career. I’m changing from Astralis to FaZe after nearly 2 years with the core players from Astralis. It has been an amazing time with many ups and downs, especially in 2015, which was a great year for us. We also took a big decision to start our own organization, which has been a life experience and a very interesting thing to do.”
“It’s with mixed feelings that I depart from Astralis, but I think it’s a fresh start for both parties. I have had many good moments and these are the ones I’m taking with me in the future.The reason for this change is that in the past few months we haven’t been performing to our expectations, which led to different discussions on how to approach the tactical aspect of the game. We came to an agreed conclusion that it was for the best that our paths now split up and I wish the best in the future for Astralis. I hope they will find their way back to the top.”
“I’m also very happy and honoured to have the opportunity to start another chapter with a brand like FaZe. They have a very unique brand, a big fan base and a very talented team, which I hope I can bring to the top where they belong.I want to thank all the Astralis fans, the players and the hardworking guys behind the team for my time with them.”
The FaZe lineup is now:
Håvard “rain” Nygaard
Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad
Philip “aizy” Aistrup
Aleksi “allu” Jalli
Finn “karrigan” Andersen