Fnatic have announced that Niclas ‘PlesseN’ Plessen will step in to the active roster as a replacement for Olof ‘olofmeister’ Kajbjer, with the star player taking time off in order for his injury to heal.
Olofmeister’s wrist injury is causing a lot of problems for the number one team in the world. The player was not able to land his shots due to his wrist injury which prevented the team from playing to their best. They bowed out in the majors at a very early stage. The announcement that Fnatic will miss Dreamhack Malmo followed suit.
Yesterday Fnatic announced that Plessen will stand in for Olofmeister for their matches in the upcoming weeks.
According to Team Coach Vuggo ;
“Olof has had troubles with his hand for a while now and as the pain increased in the last few weeks, we will take no long term risks just to see short term success. Olof will stay away from playing at all until he is fully recovered. We will, of course, hope for the best but need to prepare for the worst, as we cannot simply put the whole team on hold or find short-term solutions only to put all pressure on Olof to return as soon as possible.
“Because of our uncertainty regarding how long a potential stand-in would be needed, we would not want to pick a player from an already upcoming or successful team. Therefore, a lot of established players were removed from our potential recruits and it all came down to a few names of players that we felt had nothing to lose and everything to win. Players that are young, hungry and have great potential.
“Niclas ‘Plessen’ Plessen has shown great potential and good knowledge of the game during times where we’ve played with and against him in FPL and we feel that he has what it takes to play at the highest level. We did not want to find a player that would take on every role that Olof had but a player that could grow with the team. We will give Plessen a lot of room and work around him so that he feels comfortable and can reach his potential as fast as possible,” Jendeby said.
Plessen also gave a statement ;
“When they asked me I was shocked and happy that they wanted to take me as a stand-in. As a quick introduction, my name is Niclas Plessen, known as PlesseN in CS:GO. I’ve been playing CS since I was 9 years old, starting with Counter-Strike 1.6.
“Right now my goal with Fnatic is to help them as much as I can while Olof is gone. My goal with CS is to get beyond where I am today. I always want to improve myself as a CS player and travel around the world to meet and play against other teams from different countries.”
Finally a statement from Fnatic ;
“For the next few weeks to come, Olof will be taking a break from both practice and competing as his arm is in urgent need of rest and rehabilitation. We will of course communicate further information about his return to Counter-Strike when we feel ready, and we would like to use this opportunity to thank all our fans for their best wishes and support.
“We’re very happy to welcome Niclas to the team, a young and talented player who is looking to improve and display his abilities and skill in the highest level of eSports. Filling Olof’s shoes will not be an easy job for him but at the same time, it also is a great opportunity for him to grow under the support of a very dynamic and experienced team.”
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