Olofmeister

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olofmeister
Olof Kajbjer Gustafsson
StatusActive
Born (1992-01-31) 31 January 1992 (age 27)
HometownTyresö Municipality
NationalitySweden
Current teamFaZe
RoleRifler, AWPer
GamesCounter-Strike: Global Offensive
Career prize money$675,598
ChampionshipsESL One Katowice 2015
ESL One Cologne 2015
Nickname(s)olof, olofm, boostmeister, tec9meister
Professional career
October 2012–October 2012H2k
February 2013–March 2013Absolute Legends
June 2013–May 2014LGB eSports
June 2014–August 2017Fnatic
August 2017–presentFaZe Clan
Competition record
Premier League Top 8 Placings
Representing LGB eSports
5th-8th DreamHack Winter 2013
3rd-4th EMS One Katowice 2014
Representing Fnatic
2nd ESL One Cologne 2014
5th-8th DreamHack Winter 2014
1st ESL One Katowice 2015
1st ESL ESEA Pro League Season I
1st ESL One Cologne 2015
5th-8th DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015
1st FACEIT 2015 Stage 3 Finals
1st ESL ESEA Pro League Season II
1st StarLadder i-League StarSeries XIV
1st ESL Expo Barcelona
1st Intel Extreme Masters Season X – World Championship
3rd-4th Esports Championship Series Season 1 - Finals
5th-8th MLG Major Championship: Columbus
3rd-4th ESL One Cologne 2016
2nd ELeague Season 1
5th-8th ESL One New York 2016
Other Top 4 Placings
Representing Fnatic
1st 2014 FaceIT Season 2 LAN
1st ESWC 2014
1st ESEA Season 17 LAN[1]
2nd ESEA Season 18 LAN
1st DreamHack Open Tours 2015
1st Gfinity Masters Spring 2
1st DreamHack Summer 2015
3rd-4th Fragbite Masters Season 3
1st DreamHack Winter 2015
1st Fragbite Masters Season 5

Olof Kajbjer Gustafsson, (born January 31, 1992) better known by his in-game name olofmeister or olofm, is a Swedish professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player who is currently playing for FaZe Clan. He has previously played for H2k,[2] Absolute Legends,[3] LGB eSports and Fnatic.[4] Olofmeister is widely regarded as one of the best CS:GO players in the world.[5][6][7] He has won two CSGO Majors, ESL One Katowice 2015 and ESL One Cologne 2015, as well as many other tournaments.

Early life[edit]

Olof grew up in Tyresö. He has a brother, Markus, and a sister, Linda. He developed an interest in playing football at the young age of four and remained active in the sport until he sustained a knee injury at the age of fifteen.[8] The injury eventually became a catalyst for his transition from playing Counter-Strike casually, into taking it more seriously.

Career[edit]

2012–2013[edit]

Olofmeister quietly began his Counter-Strike: Global Offensive career in Absolute Legends[3] and H2k[2] without garnering much attention. It was not until he joined LGB eSports[4] in June 2013 where he began to rise to prominence. The roster had their most successful run at the ESL One Katowice 2014 Major where they placed 3rd-4th after losing 1:2 to Virtus Pro.[9]

2014[edit]

Along with his teammate Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson, Kajbjer left LGB and joined fnatic in June.[10][11] There, he found immediate success, helping his team to a second-place finish at the ESL One Cologne 2014 Major Championship.[12] During one of the games in this tournament against Team Dignitas, on the map de_overpass, he gained widespread attention by defusing the bomb milliseconds before a Molotov could kill him, securing match point. Subsequently, commemorative graffiti was added to the map.[13] In the months following, Fnatic saw tremendous success, and were favorites going into DreamHack Winter 2014, the following Major Championship.[14] After advancing from a second-place finish in their group, Fnatic were seeded against rivals Team LDLC in the quarter-final. During the match Olofmeister became the center of controversy when he was boosted by his teammates into an, unbeknownst to him, illegal position which allowed his team to comeback from a nine-round deficit and win the match.[15] After LDLC filed a complaint against them which ruled that the match had to be replayed, Fnatic filed a counter complaint, pointing out that LDLC had used a similar position in the first half. The tournament organiser ruled that the entire map should be replayed, however Fnatic forfeited the game and withdrew from the tournament.[16] The incident became infamous in the CS:GO community where Kajbjer and the map Overpass were nicknamed "Boostmeister" and "Olofpass" respectively.[17]

Following the event, Olof considered leaving Fnatic and the game all together,[18] but wound up staying after a successful run at the ESEA Invite Season 17 Global Finals.[19]

2015[edit]

In February, Fnatic won the IOS Pantamera tournament after beating Titan in the finals.[20] In March, Fnatic won ESL One Katowice 2015, the first Major Championship of the year. In August, Fnatic became the first team to win two consecutive Major Championships in a row, as they were crowned champions of ESL One Cologne 2015.[21] At DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015, the third Major Championship of the year, Fnatic finished 5-8th.[22]

After Markus "pronax" Wallsten left Fnatic on the 12th of November 2015, they recruited Olof's long-time friend and former teammate Dennis "dennis" Edman.[23][24] The team proceeded to win all three remaining tournaments of the year: FACEIT DreamHack Winter 2015,[25] Fragbite Masters Season 5,[26] and ESL ESEA Pro League Season II - Finals.[27]

Olofmeister was widely regarded as the best Counter-Strike player of 2015. [5][7]

2016[edit]

In January, Olofmeister and his team won the SLTV Starseries XIV over Natus Vincere.[28] On March 5, Olofmeister and Fnatic won the IEM Katowice World Championship 2016, beating Luminosity Gaming 3-0 in the finals.[29] Fnatic placed 5–8th at the MLG Major Championship: Columbus in April.[30] Shortly thereafter on April 8, it was announced that Olofmeister would be taking a break from competitive play due to a repetitive strain injury of a hand and would be temporarily replaced by Niclas "Plessen" Plessen; whom was shortly replaced by John "wenton" Eriksson.[31][32]

2017[edit]

On August 20, 2017, Olofmeister officially signed with FaZe Clan, ending his 3-year tenure with Fnatic. Since joining FaZe Clan, he has won six events including: ESL One: New York 2017, ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017, and Esports Championship Series Season 4 - Finals.[33]

Teams[edit]

Team Join Date Leave Date
H2k 2012-10-05 2013-02-28
Absolute Legends 2013-02-28 2013-03-20
LGB eSports 2013-06-20 2014-06-05
TEAMGLOBAL 2014-06-05 2014-06-30
Fnatic 2014-06-30 2017-08-20
FaZe Clan 2017-08-20 Present

H2k[edit]

In H2k, Olofmeister played with Joel "emilio" Mako, André "keiz" Carlsson, John "wenton" Eriksson, and Hugo "huggan" Lopez.[2]

Absolute Legends[edit]

In Absolute Legends, Olofmeister played with Andreas "schneider" Lindberg, Markus "pronax" Wallsten, Dennis "dennis" Edman, and Alexander "rdl" Redl.[3] Following the teams break up in 2013, Andreas "schneider" Lindberg and Markus "pronax" Wallsten eventually joined Fnatic,[34][35] the team Olofmeister later joined in 2014, then replacing Andreas "schneider" Lindberg.[36]

LGB eSports[edit]

In LGB eSports, Olofmeister played with his former Fnatic teammates Dennis "dennis" Edman and Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson, as well as Simon "twist" Eliasson and Isak "cype" Rydman.

Fnatic[edit]

Olofmeister joined Fnatic alongside Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson on June 30, 2014.[10][11]

FaZe Clan[edit]

On August 20, 2017, Olofmeister officially signed with FaZe Clan, ending his 3-year tenure with Fnatic. Since joining the team, Olof temporarily left the team for personal reasons, requiring the team to use stand-ins 'Xizt',[37] a Swedish player currently playing for Fnatic, and 'Cromen', a Norwegian player who is currently inactive.[38] On May 25, 2018, FaZe announced Olofmeister's return to the team, but after a short while, it was confirmed that Olof was 'not ready' to play. Since then, Olof made his return to competitive play on July 10.[39]

Bibliography[edit]

  • CS:GO Player Profiles - Olofmeister - Fnatic. Perf. Dreamhack and Valve. YouTube. YouTube, Oct.-Nov. 2015. Web. 21 Feb. 2016.[40]
  • "CSGObuff | Olofmeister Olof Kajbjer Professional Profile. News, Matches, Teams." CSGObuff. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2016.[41]
  • "Olofmeister." - Liquipedia Counter-Strike Wiki. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2016.[42]

References[edit]

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  35. ^ "fnatic sign pronax; MODDII out". HLTV.org.
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  38. ^ "Cromen to fill in for Faze in Belo Horizonte". HLTV.org.
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