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FaZe Clan’s rain in isolation, ropz returns at IEM Katowice

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Sep 29, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; General view during the Overwatch League Grand Finals e-sports event at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 29, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; General view during the Overwatch League Grand Finals e-sports event at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

FaZe Clan rifler Havard “rain” Nygaard tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Saturday’s match against Fnatic at Intel Extreme Masters Season XVI – Katowice.

The 27-year-old Norwegian, who is now in isolation, is the second member of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team to recently test positive for the virus. Robin “ropz” Kool missed the play-in stage and the opening round of the tournament after a positive test on Feb. 9.

While rain is expected to play despite being in isolation Saturday, ropz returned to action against Fnatic in the upper-bracket, second-round match.

“At night we decided I should travel from Warsaw to Katowice and make a PCR test with ESL,” ropz wrote on Twitter. “It turned out negative, which means I am cleared to play. No sleep since yesterday, tired as hell from the journey but LETS GOOOO”

ropz, a 22-year-old Estonian, joined FaZe Clan last month.

rain has played with FaZe Clan since January 2016.

The $1 million IEM Katowice tournament runs through Feb. 27.

–Field Level Media