We've had many legendary rivalries in CS:GO's history, but the one that dominated the 2017 season and looks to continue in 2018, is the rivalry between FaZe Clan and SK Gaming. It's a power struggle between a team full of superstars and legends on FaZe Clan, and the brilliantly lead Brazilians that have the best player in the world.
FalleN: "Is there a rivalry?"
Rain: "In this event, there’s a rivalry, but uh, we’re all good friends outside of the game, so I think it’s a lot of fun."
FalleN: "Yeah I mean it’s great to play against them, they are such good players. And I’m gonna be honest, I already said that in other interviews, when you are playing Counter-Strike for so many years you kinda need a new challenge to stay motivated and stay focused on the game and wanting to become better.
When they created that team, bringing [in] olofmeister and Guardian, I wasn’t feeling that motivated to play Counter-Strike again. But then I was at home watching a movie, I think it was a Usain Bolt movie, and when he was talking I was like, “I wanna be the best in the world, and I wanna beat those guys. They think they can come here and overcome us? Well, that’s not true.”
So it was a big motivation for me that they actually created that team. So, I think we co-exist together, they have a lot of chances here to beat us, and it’s going to be interesting to see how long we can hold it. They are a very good team and it’s a pleasure to play against them."