FaZe on to ELEAGUE playoffs

FaZe Clan won series against Immortals (2-1; 16-2 Mirage, 17-19 Train, 16-13 Overpass) and Cloud9 (2-1; 22-20 Mirage, 17-19 Train, 16-9 Overpass) to grab the second spot in group A and a place in the ELEAGUE playoffs.

The second day of ELEAGUE Season 2 started with Immortals taking on FaZe in the best-of-three group A elimination match. 

The Nordic mixture of players in FaZe wasn't expected to do much at ELEAGUE considering their recent roster change, but they started the series with a dominant 16-2 win on Mirage, showing that they are not to be taken lightly in Atlanta.

Immortals stole back FaZe's home map, Train, with a 19-17 overtime win, but weren't able to close the match on Overpass. 

After a strong Terrorist side, Finn "karrigan" Andersen's new team won the last map 16-13 to make it 2-1 for the series.

Matchpage
1
2
22nd October 2016
2
Mirage
16
19
Train
17
13
Overpass
16

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 82 - 51 +31 97.6 1.47
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 61 - 53 +8 85.7 1.13
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 58 - 50 +8 65.8 1.10
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 55 - 51 +4 71.1 1.09
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 52 - 55 -3 76.5 1.09
 Immortals K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 71 - 62 +9 91.6 1.20
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 54 - 63 -9 80.8 0.98
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 49 - 58 -9 67.5 0.90
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 47 - 63 -16 65.7 0.80
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Pradozews 38 - 62 -24 51.7 0.60

With the win, FaZe moved on to the decider match of the group against Cloud9.

After a dominant game versus Immortals, the European team picked Mirage - one of Cloud9's best maps, while the North American team replied in a similar manner by picking Train. As a potential decider, Overpass was left over.

Mirage was a marathon map - after teams ended both halves with tight 8-7 scorelines, double overtime was needed to decide the winner - with Håvard "rain" Nygaard's team taking the win in the end.

Cloud9 posted a strong CT side on Train, but struggled to close the map out and allowed FaZe to get to the third overtime of the day. In the end, Timothy "autimatic" Ta's display on the second map (40-22 K-D, 120.2 ADR, 1.70 Rating) was too strong for the Nordic team.


rain's team managed to clutch the second playoff spot from group A

To decide the second team to go into the playoffs from group A, the action moved to Overpass. Philip "aizy" Aistrup got an ace in the pistol round to give his team a strong start, with Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad, who struggled throughout the first two maps of the series, stepping up his game throughout the Terrorist half as well.

Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and co. failed to stop the relentless aggression of FaZe in the first half, picking up only 3 rounds as CT.

At 14-4, Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert got a 1v2 ace to keep FaZe off match point, Cloud9 picked up a couple of rounds more but their CT side was too poor to allow them anything more than that.

After an economic reset and a few eco rounds, FaZe managed to stop an A push from Cloud9 to seal the deal and win the map 16-9 - and move on to the playoffs.

Matchpage
1
2
22nd October 2016
20
Mirage
22
19
Train
17
9
Overpass
16

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 77 - 60 +17 73.9 1.15
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 74 - 69 +5 83.9 1.14
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 64 - 68 -4 74.5 1.03
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 72 - 70 +2 76.1 1.01
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 60 - 68 -8 61.9 0.88
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 87 - 68 +19 89.1 1.22
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 68 - 72 -4 80.3 1.10
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 67 - 72 -5 73.1 1.02
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 66 - 71 -5 72.0 0.96
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 46 - 64 -18 51.3 0.79

The final standings for group A:

Position  Team Wins  Losses
1. Europe mousesports  2 0
2. Europe FaZe 2 1
3. United States Cloud9 1 2
4. Brazil Immortals 0 2

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Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1169
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Finland neksu 
carrygan was the solution PogChamp
2016-10-23 04:04
eNCE
2016-10-23 09:33
EU>america
2016-10-23 15:51
#70
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
So kioshima wàs the problem? Disclaimer: kidding, kio is a beast
2016-10-23 11:36
#2
LOGAN | 
France LeLoup 
Ez 4 Raaaiiinnyyy
2016-10-23 04:04
#3
kaboose | 
Finland fe11owH 
Nice
2016-10-23 04:04
Nice. EZ marathon for GOAT ALLU, ACEY, 'even' JKAEM, clutch master RAINmonsta and mr bench Karrigan.
2016-10-23 04:05
GJ FaZe!
2016-10-23 04:04
#6
dead | 
Brazil zlkz 
1
2016-10-23 04:04
#7
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
LUL
2016-10-23 04:04
expected
2016-10-23 04:04
1
2016-10-23 04:04
#10
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
ez
2016-10-23 04:04
1
2016-10-23 04:04
bye skadoodle
2016-10-23 04:07
#13
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United States Calipso1527 
ok
2016-10-23 04:04
ez 4 allu
2016-10-23 04:04
What
2016-10-23 04:04
#16
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Denmark Notallama 
Karrigan mentioned the communication is bad, wonder how much better they can be if they work it out.
2016-10-23 04:04
#18
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Portugal dracø 
Petition time boyssssss USA USA USA
2016-10-23 04:05
ez
2016-10-23 04:06
rainMONSTAH
2016-10-23 04:06
#21
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Indonesia CoronaHypeZ 
Faze is looking strong
2016-10-23 04:06
#22
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Chile nachooww 
FaZeUp
2016-10-23 04:06
#23
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Russia rainsjer 
rekt Thorin, FaZeUp!
2016-10-23 04:06
#24
Aerial | 
Finland iFatal 
Allu MVP against C9 but no mention of his plays. Gj HLTV.
2016-10-23 04:07
+1
2016-10-23 12:53
#25
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Europe GytiZ 
EZ FOR FAZE
2016-10-23 04:07
Clown9 losing on home turf to teams with recent roster changes, nice.
2016-10-23 04:14
#27
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Brazil mth^ 
FaZe is way better Allu brought something different for them and KarrigaN will help them to reach the top mark this words rn
2016-10-23 04:19
top 6 xD
2016-10-23 04:24
Ez for EU
2016-10-23 04:41
So is this the top 1 NA team? :DDD
2016-10-23 04:45
Very good karry! twitter.com/Thooorin/status/790016022627.. twitter.com/Thooorin/status/790002012129.. twitter.com/Thooorin/status/789989350360.. Very bad, Ska, pls quit playing any other games you might be playing on alternative steam accounts, concentrate on winning for the team playing CS, plox ;) You can do it, still..... I hope...
2016-10-23 04:53
#33
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India transformer 
Ska and stewie, need to perform if they dont then cloud9, will not win.
2016-10-23 05:02
Poor adren :(
2016-10-23 05:45
where are cloud9 fanboys???? Cloud9 in top 10 ranking is a joke, winning online matches and said they're top 1 NA, lul XD
2016-10-23 05:04
look at the teams they beat at their good lan placings beating: nv srsly? proud about that? F3? oh no the fucking 4th best CIS team, heroic? yeah gz you beat astralis their farm team like even their lan placings they never beat a good team sheesh
2016-10-23 05:23
yeah, sick of that overhyped, fuckin overrated team. Optic/Immortals/Liquid are better than cloud9
2016-10-23 05:31
no? those teams all suck but c9 was definitely overhyped
2016-10-23 05:54
Immorluls better? Kappa
2016-10-23 06:56
c9 never win against immortal on lan :v only win on online matches lul :v
2016-10-23 10:56
at the moment immorluls is in a bad place...id ont think they can beat C9 now,1 month ago they would have,,,
2016-10-23 12:33
let's give NA the same number of spot for event ahahah nice fucking joke
2016-10-23 05:08
dw t8 will requalify meaning no NA teams just SK (SA) so guaranteed 11 EU teams next season woooooo
2016-10-23 05:24
Rain + Allu = GG, WP (formula)
2016-10-23 05:18
ska almost as bad as coach ZEWS atleast hes igling tho ska buys a 4750 gun whenever he can and donates it to the other team
2016-10-23 05:19
Cloud9 better than Liquid they said. Ha. Liquid had harder opponents in New York and they still made a splash. At most, C9 is as good as FaZe.
2016-10-23 05:24
#74
Philippines Yeas 
no it isnt. faze wonnered c9 so i guess faze>c9
2016-10-23 12:16
And C9 won the time before. C9 and FaZe will keep trading because they're effectively at the same skill level team wise.
2016-10-23 12:18
#76
Philippines Yeas 
ATM THEY ARE BETTER, C9 WAS BETTER TIME BEFORE
2016-10-23 12:18
#89
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
c9 better? nice joke allu>skadoodle jkaem=automatic rain>shroud aizy>nothing karrigan<stewie
2016-10-23 15:40
I didn't say C9 was better. I said FaZe and C9 are at the same skill level. Ska wasn't this bad the last time C9 pushed FaZe out of the way. autimatic is more solid than jkaem but rain >>>>>>>>> redditor. aizy >n0thing imo but Stewie > Karrigan. FaZe and C9 will keep trading wins every time they meet unless this Karrigan pickup proves something larger.
2016-10-23 23:17
#102
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
at their peek, faze should normally rape C9, if they stop running headless
2016-10-25 19:31
Same thing for C9. Peak shroud? n0thing? Skadoodle? autimatic continuing to be a solid player? Peak Stewie? That shit would take twelve dumps on FaZe. Though because C9 and Liquid are rivals, I am supposed to hate C9 and will give the obligatory "C9 will never peak again."
2016-10-26 00:41
#107
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
Shroud and Skadoodle will never hit their peaks again. Nothing can maybe, stewie is atm, automatic now and then. Still Faze has more potential. Allu is a better awper then Skadoodle, jkaem on his peak is better then automatic imo as automatic hasn't showed much so far. Aizy on his peak is better then shroud, sure stewie is much better then karrigan but rain is by far the best player of those 2 teams as well.
2016-10-26 00:53
You can't just say shroud and Ska will never hit their peaks again and then imply that FaZe will.
2016-10-26 00:59
#109
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
Yes I can as ska and shroud have been total shit the last 14 months. At least Faze has had it's ups and downs
2016-10-26 01:12
Their past performance does not give insight into the future. For all we know, the next match, they could suddenly explode and 16-0 everyone. It doesn't give you the right to do that. You can say "realistically" though. But you can't imply it as fact.
2016-10-26 01:13
#43
OCEAN | 
Jordan KKona 
god autimatic
2016-10-23 05:35
too EZ 4 Faze
2016-10-23 05:42
As I predicted earlier, Mouz will be as I have believed with the perfect roster they can win surprisingly, and they did, they're now 2-0 in this season of ELEAGUE, I wouldn't be shocked if they won this season. I have backed Mouz up since January, they can be superior with the right roster. -Epicneter, Mouz Fan and CS:GO Commentator and Strategist
2016-10-23 05:44
Mouz won 2 Bo1 Against Immortals & C9 You Conclude they can therefore take on Vp, SK, Fnatic & Nip
2016-10-23 06:38
#60
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Lithuania LuXe 
bo1's can be flukes, i agree
2016-10-23 08:00
They've beaten Fnatic, VP, and SK
2016-10-25 15:24
With the new Lineup? Could I pls get that link?
2016-10-25 15:44
Gj fazee
2016-10-23 05:52
#50
Dosia | 
World RNGJesus 
Typical C9, when it matters, they choke. What a joke.
2016-10-23 05:57
#51
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Brazil Raphzzz 
wow, and the group of the death finish a little bit unexpected
2016-10-23 06:17
How was that unexpected? The only unexpected thing would be c9 not getting the second place, and even that is not unexpected at all, it would be just because faze recently added karrigan.
2016-10-23 13:51
#97
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Brazil Raphzzz 
unexpected because the people dont hope mouz top 1 of group, immortals out with 2 losses, etc.
2016-10-23 17:14
Nice well deserved FaZe!!!! #RUNFZG
2016-10-23 06:23
#RunSKG (SKG) #FaZeUp (FaZe) #TotheStars (Astralis) #BoysinBlue (nV) Don't mix Hashtags' for crying out loud
2016-10-23 06:40
#83
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Finland kAlluYT 
Only thing SK Gaming have to run from is border patrol
2016-10-23 12:46
Na scene needs more slots at ESL pro league 6&6 not good enough. Maybe 2 EU teams and 10 NA teams is fair.
2016-10-23 06:57
10 EU teams and 2 NA teams. Team Liquid and OpTic Gaming The only NA teams that are worth a damn so far.
2016-10-26 00:43
My comment was sarcasm in case you didn't notice :P 8&4 sounds fair
2016-10-26 22:20
#58
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
Karrigan's instant effect !
2016-10-23 07:35
Clown9 down to #9 LUL
2016-10-23 07:57
#61
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Hungary FHarbor 
rainmonsta
2016-10-23 08:25
#62
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
Gotta feel bad for autimatic
2016-10-23 08:29
feelsbadman at least faze are better than chokestralis now, kek
2016-10-23 08:32
ast don't have full lineup. with their full lineup faze never beaten them. kek
2016-10-23 09:00
#90
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
they have
2016-10-23 15:41
#65
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Finland de_suomi 
bot karrigan, bottom fragger on both series.
2016-10-23 09:02
#68
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France t3r4byt3 
seems like he is doing his job of IGL'ing because FaZe have actually gotten out of groups for once
2016-10-23 09:36
karrigan is the one who actually saved FaZe at mirage, though...
2016-10-23 12:42
#91
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
karrigan? allu had the 2 most important rounds in the mirage in the map, most impactful kills, but didnt get mentioned at all
2016-10-23 15:42
karrigan got 3 entry kills when FaZe were trailing at 12-15 and FaZe had only pistols. FaZe would have lost that match 0-2 in the end.
2016-10-23 15:51
When will rain realize that he's way better than this team?
2016-10-23 09:32
#93
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
allu carried on mirage jkaem on overpass lul
2016-10-23 15:43
#71
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Ukraine Ch1caqO 
#FaZeUp
2016-10-23 11:39
EU BEST
2016-10-23 11:55
EZ 4 C9 Kappa
2016-10-23 11:57
#78
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
ska played like shit but anyway #godrain
2016-10-23 12:37
all the "professional" analysts said that faze wont win any games and end up being last in the group, thorin please go suck BBC
2016-10-23 12:40
British Broadcasting Channel? Makes sense Kappa
2016-10-26 00:44
Damn, FaZe actually got out of the groupstage and onto the playoffs, must be the first time this year lol. Karrigan must be a good addition so far.
2016-10-23 12:42
Jkaem finally stepped up on overpass. WIthout his performance the score would be more even. he plaýed like shit on all other maps so i dont know really. keep him for the team spirit or switch him for kio? kio is far superior in skill and faze would have closed it in train without jkaem's horrible performance.
2016-10-23 12:43
Great. Now potentially we have a decent playoffs without NA teams. EchoFOX has like 0.1% chance of making there and Optic are the other NA team left.
2016-10-23 12:54
maybe allu too stronk for them?
2016-10-23 13:31
#88
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Sweden X-rAy 
-skadoodle + fox
2016-10-23 15:05
EU>
2016-10-23 15:43
ELEAGUE S2 Group A preview: "The Brazilians are favorites to get through the group alongside Cloud9." O.o
2016-10-23 17:01
#98
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Netherlands Imrivendill 
FaZe their KDR from top to bottom across all 6 maps for those interested: Rain: 1.38 KDR Allu: 1.23 KDR Aizy: 1.11 KDR Jkaem: 1.05 KDR Karrigan: 0.91 KDR
2016-10-23 21:14
EU>NA/SA
2016-10-25 19:33
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