karrigan - biography, career and interesting facts
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Finn "karrigan" Andersen was born on 14.04.1990 in Denmark and has a German mother. His native language is Danish, but Finn also speaks German and English fluently. The current 30-year-old (as of January 2021) began his career back in 2006 and is thus one of the most experienced players on the scene.
Originally signed by Mousesports as a star player and main AWP in 2010, karrigan developed over the years into one of the best IGLs in the world and played under numerous top teams. His total tournament winnings are estimated at around $1 million. Along the way, Karrigan completed his Master's degree in "Business administration" in 2015.
Finn is very active on his social media, with the exception of Facebook. Especially on his Twitter and Instagram account he shares private as well as CS:GO related pictures. Karrigan also likes to stream on his Twitch channel with around 130,000 followers, especially during game-free periods. Likewise, he has been very active on Youtube since late 2020 and regularly uploads highlight videos, as well as strategy explanations.
Besides an exciting year with mousesports, in which the team had to overcome some tough times in 2020, Finn had a private highlight this year. On 15.07.2020 he got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Anja Suder.
karrigan - Career
Karrigan started his career back in Counter-Strike times and in 2006. Already in 2010 Finn was first contracted to the German organization Mousesports
for about 1 ½ years. The Dane spent the last couple of months at Fnatic before joining CS:GO at the end of 2012.
Soon after, Finn switched back to his former organization Mousesports
and played at mouz for about half a year before he was again under contract at Fnatic, replacing stingeR, for two months. Via the German organization Playing Ducks karrigan made his way to n!faculty and played there together with gla1ve, Pimp, cajunb and raalz in a Danish lineup. However, this lineup also broke up soon after.
After a few small stays Finn joined Team Dignitas , which became Team SoloMid a little later. Although the team around IGL karrigan didn't know it yet, they were about to form the most successful team in history. The lineup at that time, consisting of dupreeh, Xyp9x, device, cajunb and karrigan, formed the foundation for Astralis as we know it today. On Jan. 18, 2016, team Questionmark, as it was known at the time, founded Astralis . However, after about a year karrigan was replaced by gla1ve as IGL and left the team for FaZe Clan.
The organization, which was new to CS:GO at the time, signed G2 Esports' lineup in early 2016 for a former record amount of $700,000 USD and had found what they were looking for in karrigan as a new IGL. After two successful years at FaZe , Finn was benched and lend to Team Envy. In early 2019, karrigan and Mousesports agreed to sign again about six years after the end of his last contract. Especially in his first year he had great tournament successes. But more about that in a moment.
In February 2021 karrigan ventured the next step in his career. The Dane was signed by his former employer FaZe and completed the lineup around rain, coldzera, broky and Twistzz.
karrigan - Achievements
Karrigan's first S-Tier success was almost a decade ago. Together with Fnatic, he won DreamHack Summer 2012, where the prize money for first place was a staggering USD 7,000.
In total, Finn took part in 13 major events, but was unable to win any of them. The best result was a second place at the 2018 Boston Major, where karrigan finished second together with NiKo and FaZe
Clan. Particularly painful here was the loss in the final against Cloud9
in overtime on the third map Inferno.
The first really big success in terms of prize money was celebrated by karrigan in 2017 at the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3, where he and FaZe Clan took the victory in the final match with Astralis and won 125,000 USD in prize money. Numerous big victories followed in 2017,2018 & 2019. Highlights were wins at the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017, the CS:GO Asia Championships 2019 and the ESL Pro League Season 10 in 2019. All in all, Finn has always stood out with his positive nature and has been conquering the hearts of Counter-Strike fans for years.