FaZe Clan has revealed that they have signed Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovacs, who will take the place of AWPer Aleksi “allu” Jalli within the main squad.
Indeed, FaZe themselves had enjoyed a string of great successes leading up to the PGL Major Krakow, only to slump and went out in group stages in Poland following a 0-3 record in the Swiss format.
Earlier, Natus Vincere had announced that both GuardiaN and his former Na’Vi teammate Denis “seized” Kostin has stepped down from the squad’s active roster while they await offers from other organizations. The former, a Slovak national had been with the team for three years and was a key part in Na’Vi’s various successes in the last two years with his role as primary AWPer.
However, it was not more longer than a week that GuardiaN’s new home was revealed after FaZe announced that they had bought out his contract on an undisclosed fee. Aside from allu, Guardian’s new teammates now include Nikola “NiKo” Kovac, Havard “rain” Nygaard, Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey, and their coach Robert “RobbaN” Dahlstrom.
Allu, in the meantime, will remain within FaZe but staying on the sidelines, after having been part of the team since August last year when he replaced Ricardo “fox” Pacheco in the squad.
However, an exit from the team looms for the Finnish national, seemingly evident in the statement made by FaZe coach Rober “RobbaN” Dahlstrom on Facebook:
“We’re thrilled that GuardiaN will be joining the team and the players are excited to get back to work after the break. And thank you to allu for all of the hard fought battles over the past year – allu is an incredible talent and we wish him the best of luck on his next chapter.”
In his year as a FaZe first-team player, Allu saw his team consistently finish in the top four of numerous Premier events, which includes a surprise victory against World No.1 Astralis in StarSeries Season 3 to win the title back in April.