F3 to playoffs over FaZe in Kiev
FlipSid3 advanced to the quarter-finals at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals after defeating FaZe 2-1 in the Group B decider (4-16 on Train, 16-12 on Nuke, and 16-14 on Cache).
The second match of the day started out on Train with FaZe on the T-side. Aleksi "allu" Jalli's opening kill with a Tec-9 allowed FaZe to take the pistol round. Although Håvard "rain" Nygaard's team lost the fourth round they answered in the following one with a 2vs2 win, making the score 4-1.
FlipSid3 advance to the playoffs
FlipSid3 were the ones who started on the T-side on Nuke and they grabbed the pistol round without losing a player. The tables turned when FaZe's weapon round came about as Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad secured his team's first round with a quad-kill (3-1).
Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey and rain clutched a 2vs2 to put their team ahead and jkaem's triple kill extended their lead to 5-3. jkaem's monstrous performance continued throughout the first half which FaZe won 11-4.
The story in the second half was different as FlipSid3 took advantage of the CT-side, winning the first seven rounds of the half and forcing FaZe to call for a timeout. FlipSid3, unfazed, closed out the map 16-12.
Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy clutched a critical 1vs1 and got a quad kill to make the score 14-12 and FlipSid3 finished off the map 16-14, and the series 2-1, advancing to the quarter-finals where they will face Cloud9.
|FlipSid3||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|57 - 51||+6||70.7||1.05|
|55 - 55||0||83.2||1.03|
|46 - 47||-1||67.6||1.01|
|46 - 56||-10||69.0||0.91|
|42 - 59||-17||66.5||0.78|
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|76 - 51||+25||91.6||1.34|
|52 - 52||0||76.3||1.08|
|44 - 45||-1||71.1||1.07|
|49 - 43||+6||63.0||1.06|
|46 - 55||-9||73.3||0.97|
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