FaZe Clan’s CS:GO captain karrigan has been away from the Danish scene since he was changed by gla1ve in Astralis in October 2016. The veteran went on to construct worldwide groups for FaZe Clan and MOUZ after that, and it doesn’t appear to be he desires to return and play together with his fellow countrymen.
It’s because Heroic and Astralis, the larger organizations investing in Danish Counter-Strike, have leverage over different groups, which reduces the pool of gamers should you’re considering of assembling a Danish mission, in line with karrigan.
“I feel that in case you are making a group in Denmark like Heroic and Astralis, it’s a must to do so much to maintain your gamers as a result of the gamers might be picked up by the massive Danish organizations,” karrigan stated in an interview with Blix as we speak. “And I feel that’s been my concern for the final 5, six years, proper? That’s why I stayed with a world group to have the ability to take particular person gamers from different areas.”
Though karrigan loved success with FaZe and MOUZ in earlier years, 2022 was the most effective 12 months of his CS:GO profession. He led FaZe to win IEM Katowice, IEM Cologne, and most notably PGL Antwerp Main, and ended the parable that worldwide groups weren’t able to profitable a Valve-sponsored match.
Apart from karrigan, there are different notable Danish gamers presently taking part in overseas. The previous Heroic rifler refrezh joined the German group Sprout after he was benched by Heroic in June 2022 and is taking part in with Victor Staehr, who’s one of many biggest Danish abilities in the intervening time. They most notably certified for IEM Rio Main collectively.
“Persons are seeing that a world group may also do actually good harm, as we had a very good 12 months as a world group,” karrigan stated. “So, I feel you’ll see extra Danish gamers in search of that method, except there’s an enormous sponsorship, the place they attempt to concentrate on being purely Danish, as we’ve got a variety of good Danish gamers.”
One factor is for positive, although, with how dangerous Astralis’ 12 months was, the group will definitely attempt to poach a Danish professional taking part in elsewhere to help dev1ce subsequent 12 months within the mission of taking them again to the highest.