Marcelo “coldzera” David revealed that Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström will take over the coaching role for FaZe in an interview with cybersport.ru. The former CS 1.6 professional player will therefore be back in the spot he stepped down from two years ago, and was filled by Janko “YNk” Paunović in the meantime.
In the interview, coldzera noted that FaZe are waiting for the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) ban that was handed to RobbaN to expire before using him in tournaments. The Swede will be clear of the suspension of participating in ESIC-member events, including those organized by ESL, BLAST, and DreamHack, on March 13.
“RobbaN will be the coach. We are waiting for his ban to expire, it seems that there is about a month left,” coldzera said to cybersport.ru, adding that the tactician is already helping the team in practice games.
The Swede was handed one of ESIC’s shortest bans, for 5.5 months, due to bug abuse in a 16-1 loss to Astralis in May 2017. However, RobbaN professed his innocence, claiming that he attempted to get out of the bugged state and that no information was passed on to his players
“By the time his ban ends, we will have a full roster,” coldzera added, hinting at the arrival of the in-game leader which will take Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer‘s spot on the lineup. “In addition, we are on the lookout for a psychologist to help solve some of our problems. He will also join the team when we resolve all issues with the fifth player.”
When asked about the final FaZe player, coldzera answered that he will be announced “in March or April”. Earlier reports have linked Finn “karrigan” Andersen to a return to FaZe, and with the expiry of his contract with the German organization set to happen in March, the 30-year-old in-game leader could be returning to the organization on a free transfer.