fnatic to MLG playoffs over FaZe

fnatic are through to the quarter-finals of MLG Columbus after defeating FaZe 2-0 (16-10 on Mirage and 16-6 on Cobblestone).

The series kicked off on Mirage, where fnatic got off to a flying start, winning the pistol round without dropping a single player and following it up with seven more rounds to get out to an impressive 8-0 lead. FaZe then finally replied and picked up three rounds in a row thanks to some crucial opening kills inside A. The rest of the half was highly contested as rounds went back and forth, with fnatic taking a 10-5 lead to the break.

Fnatic picked up where they left off and took the pistol round as Terrorist with an A push, with Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson getting three kills to his name. After also dropping both eco rounds, FaZe were able to hit back in the opening gun round, only to have their economy reset in the following round as Jesper "JW" Wecksell pulled off a 1vs2 clutch with the bomb planted.

The Swedes would go on to bring it to map point, but FaZe rallied back on a force buy to keep themselves in the game. The former G2 side would be able to bring the scoreline to 10-15 but then they got caught out by fnatic in a Desert Eagle push.


fnatic to face Astralis in the last-eight

The map that followed was Cobblestone, which FaZe had rarely played since the creation of the team, almost a year ago. Still, it was the European team who earned bragging rights during the early stages of the map as they strolled to a 3-0 lead.

After fnatic bought up, the impetus of the game changed completely as they won eight of the next eight rounds to force FaZe to call a tactical pause. But with a very limited stratbook to work with, the European mixture had to rely on a 1vs2 clutch from Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad to claim one more round before the end of the half, with fnatic enjoying a commanding 10-5 lead before swapping sides.

fnatic piled more pressure on FaZe by winning the pistol round and the following anti-ecos. FaZe still tried to respond in gun play but they were simply outclassed by fnatic, who would go on to close out the map while giving up just one round.

Matchpage
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31st March 2016
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Mirage
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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 39 - 30 +9 97.9 1.40
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 42 - 25 +17 85.4 1.32
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 41 - 29 +12 87.5 1.26
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 42 - 28 +14 79.0 1.22
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 32 - 27 +5 86.6 1.19
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 31 - 43 -12 81.6 0.99
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 29 - 38 -9 77.9 0.91
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 29 - 38 -9 59.7 0.83
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 28 - 39 -11 59.6 0.76
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele 22 - 39 -17 61.4 0.64

This result means that FaZe are unable to repeat their playoff appearance from DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca as they finish third of their group, while fnatic are through to the quarter-finals, in which they will face Astralis.

Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1402
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1631
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
ayy lmao
2016-03-31 21:35
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#47
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Nepal blackieJESUS 
3
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EXPECTED
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5
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#2
Norway exzu 
ez
2016-03-31 21:35
#3
TaZ | 
Poland KrejZiS 
k
2016-03-31 21:35
nice cobble souvenir box
2016-03-31 21:35
easy
2016-03-31 21:35
#6
kaboose | 
Finland fe11owH 
gj fnatic
2016-03-31 21:35
senor flusha best player :)
2016-03-31 21:35
q
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1
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10
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#11
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Bulgaria Kreasiner 
ez
2016-03-31 21:35
a
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#13
rain | 
United Kingdom shitbruh 
s
2016-03-31 21:35
#14
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Poland Saqe 
n2
2016-03-31 21:35
sd
2016-03-31 21:35
fck me thought was #1 HEH
2016-03-31 21:35
ez
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n1
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j
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ye
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;
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1
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#23
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Europe knype 
sweden <3
2016-03-31 21:35
asd
2016-03-31 21:35
#25
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Canada TwistZzZz 
tt
2016-03-31 21:35
1st
2016-03-31 21:35
HAHAHAHA Rip FaZe
2016-03-31 21:35
#28
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
.
2016-03-31 21:35
ez
2016-03-31 21:35
WP Fnatic
2016-03-31 21:35
rtyjt
2016-03-31 21:35
not expected
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ez
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wp
2016-03-31 21:35
xd
2016-03-31 21:35
#38
ZELIN | 
Portugal spmb 
n1
2016-03-31 21:35
n1
2016-03-31 21:35
#41
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
gg
2016-03-31 21:35
ezez
2016-03-31 21:35
#43
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Italy xythhh 
rip faze
2016-03-31 21:35
importaaant
2016-03-31 21:35
#45
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Finland Animaali 
YAAY ! I did predict
2016-03-31 21:35
#46
North America nYn- 
ez
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#48
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United States Cheezyshooter 
expected
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hey
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GJ Fnatic
2016-03-31 21:35
&#1061;&#1059;&#1049;
2016-03-31 21:35
#52
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Sweden LspN 
ez for my bois
2016-03-31 21:35
no fucking drop volvo pls noticce me!
2016-03-31 21:35
#55
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Venezuela HyperMald 
Congrats to fnatic!
2016-03-31 21:35
Corsair K70
2016-03-31 21:35
astralis will finally upset ?
2016-03-31 21:36
#63
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Latvia Avalank 
What does fnatic has to play against in the semi?
2016-03-31 21:36
navi/nip
2016-03-31 21:36
#66
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Latvia Avalank 
no NiP vs Fnatic final, meh. :(
2016-03-31 21:37
nip will lose anyway vs navi
2016-03-31 21:38
gg
2016-03-31 21:37
2 teams from last 4 majors not going to playoffs ayy lmao
2016-03-31 21:40
#76
dktenso | 
Brazil lgzn 
can be 3 if G2 beat VP!
2016-03-31 21:48
P
2016-03-31 21:50
it's great having fnatic on this side of the bracket 4 once more good cs
2016-03-31 21:45
back to cod console kids
2016-03-31 21:45
fnatic vs splyce 16-5 faze vs splyce 16-3 WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED
2016-03-31 21:46
i just hope one team can stop fnatic ...tired of seeing them keep winning
2016-03-31 21:46
I hope Astralis does. Would be nice to see some change in the results. fnatic too op.
2016-04-01 08:22
Imagine Faze/NiP/Ancient merge 1st team: rain get_right f0rest twist jkaem (THREAT coach) 2nd team: maikelele xizt pyth friberg schneider (pronax coach) And magiskboy + aizy to dignitas
2016-03-31 21:46
Can't work won't work.
2016-03-31 21:49
#82
dktenso | 
Brazil lgzn 
actually NiP should've give pyth marching orders and convice twist. that'd kill ancient though. only way to fix faze is negotiate with dignitas and swap aizy for rubino. 3 norwegians that have played with each other before. also, by removing fox and adding allu and there's a good mix of players again.
2016-03-31 21:51
#74
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
rip astralis
2016-03-31 21:46
I so much wish Astralis upsets fnatic but the truth is it is highly unlikely to happen. RIP Astralis.
2016-04-01 08:21
gg
2016-03-31 21:46
#77
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Russia Itz Nuthin 
this major is bribed fake like TI5 dota2 when chinese team succumbed to usa team cz nobody wanted to see chinese win again. shittest major in cs go. at least fnatic and envyus are bribed. cz usa public dont want to see again final fnatic-envyus. and fnatic yesterday specially loose to liquid
2016-03-31 21:50
#79
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Czech Republic exi77 
Astralis so unlucky, but I hope we will do it!
2016-03-31 21:49
Astralis so unlucky, but I hope we will do it! so unlucky, but I hope we will do it! unlucky, but I hope we will do it! but I hope we will do it! I hope we will do it! hope we will do it! we will do it! we do it! we it! we we we
2016-03-31 23:16
16-0 wtf
2016-03-31 22:03
So easy for ENCE
2016-03-31 22:21
dear God please remove badelelele and add NiKo
2016-04-01 02:42
WTF is wrong with FaZe nowadays. They seem to have lost their interest in playing good CS.
2016-04-01 08:20
Fnatic next easy win :) Major begins to tchem
2016-04-01 08:30
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