Star CS:GO rifler rain and head coach Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström have returned to FaZe Clan’s energetic lineup immediately. Their returns come simply in time for the group’s debut on the $1 million IEM Katowice 2023 group stage tomorrow during which they’ve the chance to take the Intel Grand Slam season 4 title.
Rain missed BLAST Premier Spring Teams in January 2023 due to the start of his first baby and RobbaN didn’t attend the match as a consequence of private causes. Throughout their absence, FaZe performed with stand-in Patrick “es3tag” Hansen and the director of esports operations Edward Han as their short-term coach. Though the group did nicely, the return of rain and RobbaN go away FaZe in a major spot to shut out their Intel Grand Slam run as solely Heroic, G2, and Vitality arguably look succesful to beat FaZe these days.
FaZe have been one huge match win away from the Intel Grand Slam title and its whopping $1 million prize since IEM Cologne in July 2022. The star-studded worldwide group additionally gained IEM Katowice in February 2022 and ESL Professional League season 15 in April 2022, in addition to PGL Antwerp Main in Might, however the latter didn’t depend because the Intel Grand Slam solely considers tier-one tournaments organized by ESL.
FaZe had been so centered on making ready for IEM Katowice 2023 and the subsequent occasions of the yr that they didn’t even follow with out rain forward of BLAST Premier Spring Teams in January, karrigan revealed in an interview with HLTV. The final time FaZe gained a tier-one match was in July 2022, once they defeated Natus Vincere to win IEM Cologne.
The primary adversary of FaZe in IEM Katowice group stage nonetheless must be decided. The match is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday at 9am CT.
Ought to FaZe miss the chance to complete their Intel Grand Slam season 4 run throughout IEM Katowice, their subsequent probability can be at ESL Professional League season 17 between mid-February and March.