Leaving MOUZ was not a choice Robin ‘ropz’ Kool took frivolously, however finally the provide couldn’t be turned down when FaZe got here knocking – even taking a pay reduce to affix the roster. Ropz defined his determination to Dexerto, and why he didn’t go to G2 as a substitute.
Ropz has been impressing in his new workforce, again beneath the management of Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen, and with confirmed fraggers round him to again him up, he could now have a roster able to competing for the highest honors in CS:GO.
Clearly, this took priority over his wage, as ropz has confirmed he took a pay reduce to affix FaZe from MOUZ.
However, for a participant of Kool’s abilities, FaZe weren’t the one top-tier group taken with his companies. G2 Esports, who had come 2nd in the latest main, had been additionally trying to enhance their roster, and pair NiKo with one other star-power participant.
“I had a proposal from G2. We had been discussing some issues, however we by no means actually acquired to speak about particular issues [with] the workforce.
“It was going to be a really robust factor to determine [with G2],” ropz informed Dexerto. “That’s additionally the principle motive I in all probability went to FaZe in the long run. There was going to be so many function adjustments, and so many complicated issues with G2, that if I had joined I believe the workforce would have been actually onerous to determine.”
Ropz: Taking a pay reduce to affix FaZe
“There have been some query marks round another groups, however I used to be all the time positive that, no matter workforce approaches me, FaZe is all the time going to be a really protected place for me to be. I match completely within the lineup and I’ve performed with karrigan earlier than.
“It actually jogs my memory now of previous mousesports we had with karrigan, with some higher items I assume, on paper.” With this robust chemistry and historical past, his lighter pay packet isn’t a priority.
“The pay reduce I took, it’s not that important. MOUZ pays the gamers nicely, it is sensible, it’s the logical factor to do. Coming into a brand new group, you’re not going to start out from the identical place. It doesn’t actually have an effect on me, that’s simply the way in which enterprise is, and the truth that my wage may be somewhat bit smaller doesn’t actually have an effect on my efficiency.”
Ropz and co. are at present making a deep run in ESL Professional League Season 15, having defeated NAVI to make it to the semi-finals.