Former Faze Clan In-Game Leader will be standing in for Team Envy at the Americas Minor. Finn “Karrigan” Andersen has been on the bench since the past few weeks. His position on Faze Clan has seen a decline ever since Faze Clan’s miserable start to the FaceIT London Major. That tournament saw Niko take the reins of the team mid-event. He assumed the position of the In-Game Leader and helped the team avoid a disappointing result.
We'd also like to thank @PolloCSGO for standing in for us over the past couple months, and wish him the best in future opportunities
— Team Envy (@Envy) January 1, 2019
One of the most iconic players in Counter-Strike, Karrigan has been a part of several top-tier teams. He was the leader of the Danish lineup which saw Device and Dupreeh rise to prominence. However, under his leadership at the time, they were known to have a mental block towards the end of tournaments. Eventually, Karrigan moved on to International teams when he joined Faze Clan. Together with the Faze management, he helped form one of the best teams on paper. For a long time, Faze Clan were the contenders who would challenge the Astralis supremacy. However, lack of form coupled with bad luck [ individual player issues ] Faze Clan never assumed the position of the best team in the world.
What’s next for Karrigan?
Team Envy is a North American roster with several well known North American players. They also have a decent mixture of firepower and tactical acumen on these players.
Here is Team Envy’s roster:
Matt ‘Pollo’ Wilson was standing in for the team since the past few months. After Semphis went inactive, Team Envy has been unable to replicate any of their decent success. With Karrigan’s addition to the team, we can expect Team Envy to make significant changes to their roster after the Major. For now, their immediate focus is on qualifying for the Major first. If they can do that, it would be a significant step forward for the team and they would hope to secure a Legends spot at IEM Katowice 2019. Karrigan is just on loan for now and his future will depend on how well Team Envy performs at the upcoming Minor. The Americas Minor starts on January 16th, 2019.