With the departure of Finn 'karrigan' Andersen and the latest addition of the ex-VP IGL Filip "NEO" Kubski, FaZe has changed a lot. The star-studded lineup had a shaky time after parting ways with the Danish IGL. However, they had to go on with the new system NEO brought to the team, adapt and evolve.

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karrigan's departure left a hole in FaZe, leaving the squad uncertain about the future

Rumour has it that the Berlin Major 2019 will be the last chance for GuardiaN and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer to prove themselves before the next move from FaZe. However, Guardian said the pressure was not there, everyone felt comfortable with what they showed. They were here to win, to do their best and not to worry about what will happen afterward.

120 hours in 2 weeks

GuardiaN also disclosed that FaZe had a two-week bootcamp prior to the Major. He said everyone spent at least 120 hours in the last two weeks. That is something they haven’t had for a long time. They would practice from noon to midnight, playing together or online matches like FPL, FACEIT. Everyone has improved a lot individually. NEO is a hard-working guy and has improved a lot with the help of Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Janko.

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With the addition of NEO, FaZe has changed a lot

During the bootcamp, the squad focused on stuff like strategies and scenarios. They determined what to do in a 5v4 or 4v5 situation or when a player decides to make a play. FaZe also improved team chemistry and communication among players. During the time, Guardian also said that they have prepared more stuff on all maps to extend their map pool.

Going against mousesports this time, FaZe displayed a better performance with great synergy between team members

Talking more about their victory over mousesports in their first match in Berlin Major 2019, GuardiaN gave them good respect. It was hard to judge if mousesports was the better team than FaZe at the moment. GuardiaN thought the lost matches against mousesports in ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals and ESL One Cologne 2019 were understandable. It was when NEO first came to the team to restructure the squad and it didn’t work out instantly. However, it has improved a lot since then and FaZe has proven themselves well here in Berlin.

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The current standings of the first day of Berlin Major 2019

The StarLadder Berlin Major is going on. FaZe will go against Vitality in the next match. Tune in for more of the highest level of competition in CS:GO.