fnatic win ELEAGUE Group D

fnatic have won the ELEAGUE Group D final 2-0 over FaZe (16-12 on Cache and 16-5 on Cobblestone) and advance to the playoffs of the $1.4 million tournament.

The fourth week of televised finals at Turner's $1.4 million ELEAGUE tournament was a showdown between fnatic and FaZe, with both teams having gone 5-1 in the group stage in Atlanta, Georgia.

fnatic had been looking resurgent since bringing back Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer into the mix whereas FaZe have surprised many in the past two weeks, with a strong Major qualification campaign in Katowice and a strong debut in ELEAGUE.

With fnatic heavy favourites to win the Group D final, the pistolround on Cache kicked off in characteristic fnatic fashion with olofmeister picking up three crisp USP kills and Robin "flusha" Rönnquist securing a knife kill. The first anti-eco from FaZe was similarly action-packed, but a canny defuse kit pick-up from Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson after winning a one-versus-one saw the Swedish player defuse the bomb just in time.


fnatic cruised to a slot in the ELEAGUE Season 1 playoffs

FaZe brute forced the A site on the third round and a Molotov from Ricardo "fox" Pacheco in a one-versus-one meant that KRIMZ could not pull off a subsequent cheeky defuse. However, the fourth round saw a force buy from fnatic that included Scouts and CZ75 somehow work out and the Swedish team went up 3-1.

fnatic began to display the classic braggadocio that defined their gameplay and went up to 8-1, however the tenth round finally saw a round goes FaZe's way as Philip "aizy" Aistrup pulled off a triple kill late in the round as the bomb was ticking down. The FaZeUp movement was kept alive in the next round as Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey pulled off a quad kill, including a one-versus-two clutch to bring the score to 8-3.

FaZe eventually settled on grinding out five T-side rounds and the half closed 10-5 in fnatic's favour. The second pistolround saw olofmeister again pick up a triple kill and fnatic went up 13-5 off of the pistolround win and ensuing successful anti-ecos.


aizy stepped up when needed on Cache for FaZe

Powerful defending from FaZe reversed the tide of the game however as a triple kill from aizy on the nineteenth round completely shut down fnatic and FaZe won six rounds in a row to bring the score to 13-11, which forced fnatic to call a timeout.

fnatic timeouts are dangerous for a reason and a bread and butter A rush from the Swedish team saw olofmeister score two TEC-9 kills and broke FaZe's momentum. Despite FaZe clan picking up the next round, a continuing force buy from fnatic moved them up yet again and it shortly afterwards that fnatic closed out the first map 16-12.

Cobblestone was up next as fnatic's map pick and the pistolround saw a FaZe bomb plant not work out as fnatic won a three-versus-two retake and moved ahead to a 2-0 score. Despite FaZe buying up early thanks to the bomb plant, a triple kill from flusha that included two MP9 kills quickly shut down any attempt at an execute from FaZe and gave fnatic an early lead.


olofmeister completed his tour de force return with a sterling grand final

Early lead was a bit of an understatement as the Swedes trounced FaZe with a roaring CT-side that included flusha, olofmeister, and Jesper "JW" Wecksell all picking up aggressive and confident crucial rounds for their team. fnatic finished the half up a commanding 14-1.

Despite a late FaZe attempt at a comeback with a second pistolround win, it was to no avail and fnatic clinched the map 16-5 and advanced to the ELEAGUE playoffs.

Matchpage
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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 51 - 31 +20 102.0 1.53
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 37 - 29 +8 83.5 1.28
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 41 - 30 +11 93.8 1.28
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 32 - 26 +6 65.3 1.03
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 26 - 27 -1 55.9 0.94
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 34 - 38 -4 74.2 0.93
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 28 - 35 -7 66.4 0.91
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 30 - 39 -9 70.1 0.85
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 25 - 36 -11 63.2 0.79
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 26 - 39 -13 64.6 0.70

Next week we will see Group E of ELEAGUE begin with three European teams in the form of Natus Vincere, mousesports, and FlipSid3 flying in to Atlanta, as well as with local (and camera friendly) team Echo Fox competing in the group.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
795
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
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:
1597
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1247
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:
1305
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
KQLY WILL BE BACK . AND HE WILL BE BETTER THEN FLUSHA 4Head
2016-06-18 06:23
#59
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Denmark WeiZy0 
Isnt he allowed to compete soon again?
2016-06-18 09:28
nope . throw and cheats are none expired , unless valve has some fucking good side on em . i really hope everyone gets another chance . players like swag and dazed too . sad na could compete in a level with these 2 unbanned . just so fucking sad
2016-06-18 09:30
Once a cheater, always a cheater. Same thing applies to ibp.
2016-06-18 13:26
Well steel is a bastard that signed for splyce on overwatch when he's not even good at the game lmao. Splyce sure have no dignity. Inb4 throw for real money kek
2016-06-18 13:29
#91
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Sweden proffs 
Cheaters like hyper has gotten unbanned although it took like 9 yrs or smth for him to get unbanned
2016-06-18 14:05
4th not bad 4Head report flusha for aimlock vac
2016-06-18 06:17
asw
2016-06-18 06:17
#6
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United States Sweg Bucket 
first
2016-06-18 06:17
#7
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Serbia whoa!! 
gg
2016-06-18 06:19
#8
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Portugal dracø 
expected, god olof. It's amazing how he came back after such a long break and his performances are as good as ever.
2016-06-18 06:18
The indirect Cheat accusation Bit cant do direct because HLTV/ reddit admins delete all But I don't know who was more sketchy thos Time Olofm or flusha
2016-06-18 06:26
#45
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Portugal dracø 
Not at all. I always play better after a break. I was expecting a little fall in his performance since olof plays against the best tho
2016-06-18 06:28
That's what I think as well you don't play against the best for 3 Month and then your immediately the best of the best?
2016-06-18 06:35
olofgod
2016-06-18 06:17
#11
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Venezuela CACHi 
ez
2016-06-18 06:17
dominance
2016-06-18 06:17
#13
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Sweden Linoslele 
Easy Fnatic #1
2016-06-18 06:17
FaZe T sides though
2016-06-18 06:18
good game, fnc looks strong again with olof
2016-06-18 06:18
#1
2016-06-18 06:18
nice. ggwp
2016-06-18 06:18
expected, fnatic era 2.0 inc
2016-06-18 06:18
64 out of 84 rounds on Cobble. Insane.
2016-06-18 06:18
Ez for fnatic top 1 in july inc
2016-06-18 06:19
nice to see olofm at great form, lg need beat them with fnatic in unstoppable form
2016-06-18 06:19
olof 2 good , he's 1 step ahead of everyone
2016-06-18 06:27
echo fox LUL
2016-06-18 06:30
#47
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Norway sparta92 
olof back #1
2016-06-18 06:30
#48
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Finland Smoonah 
haHAA
2016-06-18 06:32
#49
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Other VladimirLucas 
2016-06-18 06:32
#52
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United States Vox_Lunae 
lol
2016-06-18 06:40
very convincing win by fnatic other team that think they are good on cbble should be worried
2016-06-18 06:35
report olof
2016-06-18 06:56
#54
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Iceland Ebbi2K 
GOD Olofmeister haha watch your favela back LG
2016-06-18 07:57
olof with new cheats ofc expected f0rest and neo plays this game for 10 years they never did have that kinda injury
2016-06-18 08:23
nt 3-0 turkey :D
2016-06-18 09:54
#56
United States mah9 
amazing from olof i'm pretty hyped for Luminosity vs fnatic
2016-06-18 08:24
soo hyped for fnatic vs LG s22222
2016-06-18 09:10
#68
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Russia SemirGerkhan 
Why hype. Fnatic will rape them.
2016-06-18 11:19
lets see =D
2016-06-18 21:17
#61
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Finland f0pZ 
GODmeister
2016-06-18 09:40
GOD OLOF favelas beware..
2016-06-18 09:53
GOD OLOF
2016-06-18 09:57
fnatic is just too good, if only Envy could get back in their true form, theyre the only ones who could challenge them
2016-06-18 10:19
#69
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Envy have no hope anymore. They're totally out of shape, unmotivated and can barely compete with anyone in the top 10 right now. I think Astralis have the skill to compete with fnatic still, they just have a mental block. And LG definitely can regardless of what all the bitchy hating idiots on here think. Cold/fer/Fnx are all brilliant rifles and players and Fallen is possibly the best awper right now. Even Taco is more capable than people thought.
2016-06-18 11:30
The kick is back
2016-06-18 10:44
fnatic without olof is tier 2 team lol
2016-06-18 11:08
Neither Jkaem nor Rain performed at all on Cache. Such a performance drop from Rain compared to yesterday
2016-06-18 12:52
Why no cbble ban? Such a stupid move
2016-06-18 12:59
#84
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Sweden godname 
i told u guyz fnatic will win that serie with 2-0 rekt
2016-06-18 13:02
too ez for olof #fazedown
2016-06-18 13:22
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