FaZe released YNk

After Nikola "NiKo" Kovac's transfer to G2, it became known about the resignation of coach Janko "YNk" Paunovic from FaZe. The Serbian specialist noted on his Twitter that it was his personal decision.


Today I'm announcing my decision to step down as coach of FaZe Clan. For a while now the team has been struggling with some recurring issues in and out of the game which I've done my best to try and amend but unfortunately without much success.

Because of this, I feel that the best way to move forward is for the team and myself to part ways and, with NiKo going to G2, give the players and the organization the opportunity to get a new coach and IGL who can work on taking the team forward.

I'd like to thank FaZe for the opportunity, all the staff, the players who've been on the team and of course the fans for their continued support. I still have love for the game and the coaching profession although my plan is to take a break from coaching until the end of the year and see what 2021 brings.

YNK has been coaching FaZe since last January. Under his leadership, the team won ELEAGUE Invitational 2019, BLAST Pro Series Miami 2019, BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019, BLAST Premier Spring Series 2020 and IEM New York 2020.