karrigan: jks will be a good replacement for ropz at IEM Katowice 2022
Finn "karrigan" Andersen, an in-game leader of FaZe, during the press conference ahead of the Play-In stage of IEM Katowice 2022, explained why Justin "jks" Savage was chosen as the team's stand-in at the upcoming event. In response to the question from a CSGO.com journalist, he drew attention to the fact that the roles of the Australian and Robin "ropz" Kool, who will be replaced at least in the early stages of the tournament, are identical.
The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.
We were pressed for time as we had to register a substitute very quickly. We made a list with five names and I chose jks. We had to make sure there were no issues due to his current contract with Complexity. Once all the questions were settled, he joined our lineup.
Justin will be a good replacement for ropz at this tournament. They play the same roles. He wants to prove himself and perform well as a stand-in. I talked to him and realized that he is a cool guy. It was important to invite someone who would immediately blend in. It's good that we had time to practice together. Replacing a player a couple of days prior to the start of the official matches would have affected FaZe's prospects negatively.
Sprout will be the first opponents of FaZe in the Play-In stage. The match will take place tomorrow, February 15, and will kick off at 14:15 MSK.