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,[4] Absolute Legends,[5] LGB eSports and Fnatic.[6] Olofmeister is widely regarded as one of the best CS:GO players in the world.[7][8][9] He has won two CSGO Majors, ESL One Katowice 2015 and ESL One Cologne 2015, as well as many other tournaments.

Early life

Olof grew up in Tyresö. He has a brother, Karl, and a sister, Hanna. 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.[10] The injury eventually became a catalyst for his transition from playing Counter-Strike casually, into taking it more seriously.

Endorsements

Olof has done many advertisements, inciting a Swedish yogurt brand 'Yoggi'[2] and fnatic's pro gear.

Career

2012–2013

Olofmeister quietly began his Counter-Strike: Global Offensive career in Absolute Legends[5] and H2k[4] without garnering much attention. It was not until teaming up with LGB eSports[6] that he began to rise to prominence.

2014

Kajbjer joined Stockholm-based fnatic in June.[11][12] There, he found immediate success, helping his team to a second-place finish at the ESL One Cologne 2014 Major Championship.[2] During one of the games in this tournament against Team Dignitas, on the map de_overpass, he gained widespread attention after winning the 29th round, with some graffiti being added to the map to commemorate this.[2] In the months following, Fnatic saw tremendous success, and were favorites going into DreamHack Winter 2014, the following Major Championship.[2] After advancing from a second-place finish in their group, Fnatic were seeded against rivals Team LDLC in the quarter-final. There, Olofmeister was a part of a large controversy when he was boosted by his teammates into an, unbeknownst to him, illegal position which helped his team to a win.[2] Fnatic later forfeited the game and withdrew from the tournament.[2] Following the event, he 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.[2] His achievements on the map de_overpass during this year has led to many people in the CS:GO community referring to the map as "Olofpass".[34]

2015

In February, Fnatic won the IOS Pantamera tournament after beating Titan in the finals.[34] 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.[34] At DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015, the third Major Championship of the year, Fnatic finished 5-8th.[34]

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.[34][34] The team proceeded to win all three remaining tournaments of the year: FACEIT DreamHack Winter 2015,[34] Fragbite Masters Season 5,[34] and ESL ESEA Pro League Season II - Finals.[34]

Olofmeister was widely regarded as the player of the year in 2015.[7][9]

2016

In January, Olofmeister and his team won the SLTV Starseries XIV over Natus Vincere.[34] On March 5, Olofmeister and Fnatic won the IEM Katowice World Championship 2016, beating Luminosity Gaming 3-0 in the finals.[30] Fnatic placed 5–8th at the MLG Major Championship: Columbus in April.[31] 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[32][33]

2017

On August 20, 2017, Olofmeister officially signed with FaZe Clan, ending his 3 year tenure with Fnatic.

Teams

  • H2k: 5/10/12 – 28/10/12
  • Absolute Legends: 28/2/13 – 20/3/13
  • LGB eSports: 20/6/13 – 5/6/14
  • TEAMGLOBAL: 5/6/14 – 30/6/14
  • Fnatic: 30/6/14 – 20/8/17
  • FaZe Clan: 20/8/17 - present

H2k

In H2k, Olofmeister played with Joel "emilio" Mako, André "keiz" Carlsson, John "wenton" Eriksson, and Hugo "huggan" Lopez.[4]

Absolute Legends

In Absolute Legends, Olofmeister played with Andreas "schneider" Lindberg, Markus "pronax" Wallsten, Dennis "dennis" Edman, and Alexander "rdl" Redl.[5] Following the teams break up in 2013, Andreas "schneider" Lindberg and Markus "pronax" Wallsten eventually joined Fnatic,[35][36] the team Olofmeister later joined in 2014, then replacing Andreas "schneider" Lindberg.[37]

LGB eSports

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

Olofmeister joined his current Fnatic alongside Freddy "KRiMZ" Johansson on June 30, 2014.[11][12]

FaZe Clan

On August 20, 2017, Olofmeister officially signed with FaZe Clan, ending his 3 year tenure with Fnatic.