Karrigan Puts Retirement Rumors to Rest After IEM Chengdu Triumph

Karrigan Puts Retirement Rumors to Rest After IEM Chengdu Triumph

17. April 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

At the helm of FaZe Clan, Finn “karrigan” Andersen showcased his leadership prowess by guiding his team to a spectacular victory at IEM Chengdu 2024, coinciding with his 34th birthday on April 14th, 2024.

Addressing the speculation surrounding his retirement, karrigan made it unequivocally clear that he has no plans of stepping away from competitive CS2 anytime soon.

During the post-match press conference following FaZe Clan’s commanding2-0′ grand final triumph over MOUZ at the bustling Wuliangye Chengdu Performing Arts Centre, karrigan emphatically stated, “Retirement is not really on the horizon for me.

This momentous win marks FaZe Clan’s first CS2 trophy of the year, reigniting karrigan’s passion to carve out a legacy with the organization despite being one of the elder statesmen in the current competitive landscape.


Karrigan’s Commitment to FaZe Clan and Competitive CS2

The veteran player’s resolute demeanor was evident as he orchestrated FaZe Clan’s victory with strategic shot-calling and tactical prowess, leading them to a decisive ‘2-0’ triumph against MOUZ in the grand finals.

FaZe Clan kicked off the series by outmaneuvering MOUZ on their map pick, Overpass, showcasing a formidable defense before seizing the momentum to secure a ‘13-10‘ victory.

On Nuke, FaZe Clan once again displayed their dominance, establishing a substantial lead in the first half and swiftly closing out the game with a ’13-6′ scoreline.

Karrigan at IEM Sydney 2023

Reflecting on his decision to return to FaZe Clan in February 2021, karrigan emphasized his desire to etch his name in the annals of history alongside the organization. He acknowledged that FaZe Clan might be his final competitive endeavor before retirement, underscoring his dedication to pushing himself and his teammates to excel.

I want to push everyone to their limit. I’m pushing myself to the limit. Retirement is not really on the horizon for me,” affirmed karrigan. “The most important thing is that I will never let the team down.

Looking Ahead: FaZe Clan’s Ambitions

The triumph at IEM Chengdu comes as a significant relief for karrigan and FaZe Clan, following a series of near misses in recent tournaments. Building on their consistency as one of the top performers in competitive CS2, karrigan expressed his determination to maintain their winning form and secure further accolades.

The main goal is IEM Cologne for me, right now. The most important tournament of the year is Cologne, together with the Shanghai Major. And we’ll take it from there. Why not be a two-time Grand Slam winner?remarked karrigan, outlining his aspirations for future achievements with the team.

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Final Toughts

As FaZe Clan gears up for ESL Pro League Season 19, scheduled from April 23rd to May 12th, 2024, all eyes will be on karrigan and his squad to see if they can sustain their momentum and continue their quest for greatness in the competitive CS2 arena.

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