FaZe move on to ELEAGUE group final

FaZe have secured a spot in ELEAGUE's Group D final, against fnatic, after defeating dignitas on three maps (16-10 on Cache, 14-16 on Overpass and 16-14 on Mirage).

The series began on Cache, where FaZe got off to a great start by picking up the pistol round with a fast B execute, with Philip "aizy" Aistrup handling a 1vs2 situation really well. FaZe eventually carried their momentum going into the gun rounds as they stormed to a 5-0 lead.

dignitas finally responded thanks to two crucial keys from Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen to stop an A push, but their economy was reset in the following round as FaZe rallied back. Every time that a round went dignitas' way, FaZe would hit back right after, with the European mixture taking a comfortable 12-3 half-time lead.

In the second half, dignitas won the pistol round and the corresponding anti-ecos to reduce the deficit to five rounds. After buying up, FaZe got a couple of rounds on the board, and just when it seemed that they would close it out, Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann rescued dignitas with a 1vs2 clutch on a force buy.


aizy was on fire on Cache 

dignitas continued pressing on and eventually hit double digits, but then FaZe tightened up their defense and picked up back-to-back rounds to secure a 16-10 finish.

Map two was Overpass, where FaZe got out to a quick 2-0 lead following a B retake in the pistol round. A successful third-round buy powered dignitas to reverse the deficit, but then FaZe's firepower came into play as aizy and Håvard "rain" Nygaard pulled off insane individual actions to keep the score even. The European mixture continued in the driving seat until the end of the first half as they took a commanding 11-4 lead.

dignitas came out of the break looking very strong and won eight of the first nine rounds to level the score at 12-12. With some crucial AWP entry frags, Ricardo "fox" Pacheco put FaZe on the verge of victory, but dignitas picked up the final four rounds to lock down the map 16-14.


dignitas fell at the final hurdle 

Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey opened the game up on Mirage with a quad kill, with dignitas hitting back on a force buy thanks to two stunning Deagle entry frags. FaZe replied in the following round, however, and eventually took a 4-1 lead. The rest of the half was highly-contested as neither side were able to stamp their authority on the game, with dignitas taking a narrow 8-7 lead into the second half.

rain came flying out of the gate and picked up a quad kill in the pistol round as Terrorists to restore parity at 8-8. That win sparked a massive round from FaZe, who brought the scoreline to 14-10. dignitas tightened up their defense in the final rounds in an effort to take the game to overtime, but FaZe held on and picked up a 16-14 win that takes them through to Friday's final, live on TBS.

Matchpage
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Cache
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Overpass
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Mirage
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 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 73 - 56 +17 89.3 1.31
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 72 - 52 +20 82.8 1.25
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 65 - 60 +5 82.8 1.18
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 54 - 61 -7 72.5 0.98
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 45 - 51 -6 62.1 0.97
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 61 - 67 -6 81.8 1.06
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 52 - 54 -2 67.6 1.00
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 58 - 61 -3 71.9 0.98
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 54 - 61 -7 71.2 0.95
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 53 - 67 -14 67.4 0.86

Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
815
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1179
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1055
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1275
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1317
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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United States AshKetchum 
fck MSL
2016-06-17 03:02
#FAZEUP
2016-06-17 03:33
#FaZeUP
2016-06-17 03:41
#91
f0rest | 
India compL1 
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2016-06-17 16:07
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2016-06-17 03:02
231321123123
2016-06-17 03:02
#4
ZELIN | 
Portugal spmb 
n1
2016-06-17 03:02
#5
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Brazil Atok 
not bad at all
2016-06-17 03:02
#FaZeUP
2016-06-17 03:17
RIP
2016-06-17 03:03
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2016-06-17 03:02
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2016-06-17 03:02
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2016-06-17 03:02
#10
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United Kingdom Amaaze 
ez
2016-06-17 03:02
god msl
2016-06-17 03:03
da
2016-06-17 03:02
# -.-
2016-06-17 03:03
1
2016-06-17 03:02
#16
valde | 
Finland Juvi 
n1
2016-06-17 03:02
-MSL
2016-06-17 03:03
Fake
2016-06-17 03:02
gz
2016-06-17 03:02
s
2016-06-17 03:02
MSL top 1 player
2016-06-17 03:03
n2
2016-06-17 03:03
They really need to kick Fox if they wanna have a chance to win a major in the future. He does not have the talent required to consistently perform in a tier1 team. Bring Oskar and Faze has a real chance
2016-06-17 03:03
He has his ups and downs, he's playing the major with them anyway as FaZe played the quals with him.
2016-06-17 03:03
Fox carried FaZe to american household television Fox > World
2016-06-17 03:04
u serious? he had a bad last map that was it... look at jkaem in 2nd map
2016-06-17 03:04
you can't defend fox with that flag because the defacto response will be "ok fanboy"
2016-06-17 15:09
#32
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Brazil Atok 
he doesnt have
2016-06-17 03:04
Yeah I agree ;)
2016-06-17 03:06
#71
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
fox was topfragging against fnatic and carried faze against gambit which was a game they would have lost probably if fox didnt do the 1v3 quad kill and the 2v5 ace. You guys always ignore when he has good games, but when his teammates already do everything and he just gets the important kill here and there,you immediately go cry on hltv that oskar needs to come who is shit at rifling and would have the same role as fox has in faze which is support awping. Oskar is not better then any of the faze riflers to take any of their roles, so it would be the same still
2016-06-17 11:19
#77
mixwell | 
Dominican Republic modery 
^this
2016-06-17 11:56
#79
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
?
2016-06-17 12:11
#80
mixwell | 
Dominican Republic modery 
agree with u i mean
2016-06-17 12:12
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard1.15 Philip 'aizy' Aistrup1.14 Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey1.08 Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco1.06 Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad0.97 agree with you bro last 3 months on lan fox was the problem. kappa.
2016-06-17 03:07
Haha even you portuguese know it's true. 45 kills in 3 maps, by far the lowest in both teams. And it's always been like this with this line up. There are no arguments against replacing him for Oskar. Oskar has the same role and is just a more complete player.
2016-06-17 03:10
you right bro! cool we gonna see oskar in the major. the big talent. oh wait...
2016-06-17 03:12
wait are you actually saying oskar is not a big talent because if you're not braindead anyone can clearly see hes a fucking god thats being held back by his team. fox is a good player, not a star but he does his job well although sometimes up and downs.
2016-06-17 03:34
Did u saw fox in low tier teams? he was a god aswell that's why they pick him in the first place lol now like you say he has ups and downs. Is just funny to see the hate he gets even when jkaen has less than 1kda rating in lan past 3 months and no one say's nothing about. let's just jump in the hate train.
2016-06-17 03:39
lol if jkaem played in tier shit teams like old k1ck then he would drop 30 bomb every game too. jkaem is undoubtely better than fox
2016-06-17 06:19
#72
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
fox is in faze dude, they have already 4 players that do all the entry killing and lurking. Him as a support, he is supposed to only get important kills, he is not supposed to get 3ks or 4ks like the others do
2016-06-17 11:20
when did i say fox should be removed? i said he does his job well i also stated oskar is a better player individually but i never said fox should be kicked for oskar
2016-06-18 06:48
#56
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Portugal Episkeyy 
If fox played always vs tier 3/4 teams he would also have a great ratio. Look at hellraisers games hltv.org/?pageid=188&teamid=5310 Metapods, Epsilon, CSGL, AGG, aTTaX, Torpedo, Empire while FaZe: NiP, Fnatic, Mouz, Astralis, G2... When fox played for k1ck he also had a beast KD... it's easy when you play vs tier 3 teams and you're a beast. Still, oskar is a beast, but not THAT better than fox as everyone says comparing onlt stats, but not teams played.
2016-06-17 04:40
If SmithZz won a major Fox can certainly win a major too.
2016-06-17 11:50
#81
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Netherlands Cheesy 
I agree as well
2016-06-17 12:14
Coach MSL, must.
2016-06-17 03:03
I like both teams very much but congrats to FaZe
2016-06-17 03:03
I love you MSL xD
2016-06-17 03:03
#27
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Chile nachooww 
RAIN MONSTAAA
2016-06-17 03:03
#29
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Singapore BOOMZOOM 
BOT MSL
2016-06-17 03:04
2016-06-17 03:05
Such a bot. Just like Joelz
2016-06-17 07:01
#34
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Portugal dracø 
God rain
2016-06-17 03:05
fox cant awp on mirage... he needs to watch some fallen/guardian demos...
2016-06-17 03:06
he can... he just had a bad map watch his mirage of yesterday vs fnatic
2016-06-17 03:07
Fnatic were on eco literally half the rounds.
2016-06-17 06:10
#66
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Australia JoshHartSZN 
So what you're saying is fox was effective in s Shutting fnatic down?
2016-06-17 08:18
no fox got eco frags ,barely any awp frags.
2016-06-17 08:47
#73
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
nope, not true ;) i dont think you watched the game at all lol
2016-06-17 11:22
good series
2016-06-17 03:07
#44
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
cajun should play window position on mirage not MSL
2016-06-17 03:22
#45
World hkzz 
I don't get why people hate fox so much, he didn't speak english very well when he joined kinguin, obviously there are going to be problems due to communication errors
2016-06-17 03:22
#84
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Netherlands Krin 
That is the exact reason I don't like fox. They're a team with some great individual skill, but when one player in the team isn't able to properly communicate it brings down their potential.
2016-06-17 12:31
another hard earned $3
2016-06-17 04:06
Never bet against my boy håvard
2016-06-17 04:19
noiii
2016-06-17 04:43
2 16-14 games but such 1 sided stats.
2016-06-17 06:10
#FAZEUP
2016-06-17 07:26
it's very epic match
2016-06-17 07:27
What happen with the loser team in this match? They gonna go home?
2016-06-17 08:03
#FaZeUP!!!
2016-06-17 10:17
Not that fox is bad by any means, but his performances tend to be quite underwhelming, even if he shines from time to time. What people forget to take into consideration is the economic cost of fox on the team. Being the dedicated awp:er it would be interesting to see his and the team's Money Earned - Money Spent ratio ($Earned/$Spent). A player like Oskar could definitely move Faze up a level, making them a fearsome tier-1 competitor.
2016-06-17 10:18
#74
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
nope, not true. Fox is a support player, a support awp player that only gets important kills, the 1 kill their, maybe 2 kills in another round that wins his team the round. He will not get 3ks or 4ks, is not supposed to do that, there are 4 others that can. And if oskar really joined, he would have similar stats to fox. Bc oskar is not a better player then any of the 4 other riflers in Faze and he would have to settle as a support.
2016-06-17 11:25
Doesn't matter if he has a support role or not, he's still picking up the AWP almost every damn time. Secondly, his so called support role was something coined when maikelele was AWP:ing, if you watch Faze today you will often see Fox going for aggressive peaks etc. and very little actual 'support play'. Give Oskar a better surrounding, like the players in Faze, hand him the AWP and you will most certainly see that he'll hit a lot more shots than fox. I'm not arguing that fox is a bad player, I'm merely pointing out the fact that it is highly unlikely that Faze will reach the top with him on the roster.
2016-06-17 12:26
#85
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
fox is almost never going aggresive, literally never. The only places he goes aggresive sometimes is b main in cache and thats is. He used to do it also on banana, but thats gone so... man, im pretty sure i know more about fox then you ;) since kinguin won 16-0 vp, i have watched every single match possible of them, and i've seen everything of fox. So pls, dont teach me ok... he is and he has always been the support player, even with the awp. The players that go aggresive now are rain and kio ,not fox Hes also pretty ok now the the rifles as well
2016-06-17 12:48
Guess that's why he went on an aggressive peak in UG from stairs on Overpass, whiffed his first shot, got molo:d, decided to re-peak in the molo, missed again, died from fire. A few rounds later, he goes on an aggressive peak towards fountain, misses his first shot again, hits his second shot while they rush him, luckily he had Rain playing from toilets supporting him and saving his ass. Once again, I don't dislike fox or think that he's a bad player. I just don't believe that Faze will become a top team while he plays for them. You're not a 'support player' if you're the player that your team keeps spending the largest amount of money on in games. Since you've seen 'everything' fox has done, feel free to tell me how many times in the past few months he's played a weapon like shotgun/pistol/ump/had the only kit on a buy round and played in a position where he either sets up pop-flashes for team mates or baits for them.
2016-06-17 16:05
#92
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
lol, so he misses some shots which he normally doesnt and he doesnt play overpass AT ALL as well. Its clear you are just jealous he plays for faze
2016-06-17 16:09
Nice excuses, really supports what you're trying to argue for. Why would I be jealous? Seems to me you're likely reflecting your own aspirations, i.e. how highly you would value a career in a team like Faze.
2016-06-17 16:14
#94
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
well, coming on hltv and basing off on a couple of missed shots, saying that player isnt good enough only cuz of that. Thas basically what you did and that is a terrible argument
2016-06-17 16:16
Obviously I'm not basing it on the examples I mentioned. Those were meant for you since you vigorously have watched every single Kinguin/G2/Faze game for a long time and have seen EVERYTHING fox has done (sarcastic tone). What I've said, and what I'll say again since you seem to be a bit daft - I _personally_ believe that Faze won't be able to break into the top 5 with fox on the team, he's a good player, he's just not good enough.
2016-06-17 16:24
#98
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
how many faze matches have you seen so far, tell me
2016-06-17 20:27
Enough.
2016-06-18 10:51
#102
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
nope, you havent
2016-06-20 13:32
#75
Portugal jO7A 
fox = oskar imo. Both carry tier3 teams from their own-countries before. If fox leaves FaZe he will do what oskar is doing in HR and then everyone will come with the meme: ''fox was the problem EleGiggle''.
2016-06-17 11:26
rain and aizy seem to be the only guys that play on this team ffs convince twist, schneider and pronax of joining you, having their own orga doesn't mean they can't leave, Astralis let cajunb go easily, and Godsent can shut down to join FaZe.
2016-06-17 11:02
jkaem and k1o are way better than pronax and schneider
2016-06-17 12:18
#86
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
godsent is a shit team with shit players lol
2016-06-17 12:48
>implying that godsent is a good team and that twist and schneider are good players only sensible pick would be pronax
2016-06-17 20:30
-fox please
2016-06-17 13:50
the 4 rifles for faze are playing well. Fox is clearly shit at rifling and awping so might as well - fox + simple
2016-06-17 15:42
-box fot
2016-06-17 16:17
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