FaZe breeze past TSM
FaZe picked up a confident victory against TSM (2-0; Nuke 16-7, Mirage 16-3) in Group B's elimination match at the end of iBUYPOWER Masters day one.
The last match of day one saw TSM and FaZe lock horns on Nuke at first. The first three rounds went back and forth, but it was the European mixture who took control in the end thanks to great play from Håvard "rain" Nygaard.
FaZe continued to rack up rounds until it was 6-1, when Skyler "Relyks" Weaver clutched a 1v2, but TSM's economy got broken right afterwards. Finn "karrigan" Andersen's team switched over at a comfortable 11-4 as CT and won the second pistol round.
FaZe advanced to Group B's decider
Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen's quad-kill in the next forcebuy stopped FaZe in their tracks and gave TSM three rounds in a row, but the favored team managed to close the map out at 16-7 with the last four rounds.
On Mirage, FaZe got off to a flying start once they won the second-round forcebuy on the back of two important kills from rain. From there FaZe's Terrorist side took off, as they got up to 7-1 before TSM could muster a response.
FaZe didn't let go of any more rounds in the half with great play overall, including a 3v5 victory in the last round for a 13-2 lead. The second pistol round went TSM's way, but this time it was FaZe to reply in the forcebuy which pushed them to a swift 16-3 victory.
K - D
Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks
24 - 35
Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz
25 - 39
Kory 'SEMPHIS' FriesenSEMPHIS
22 - 39
Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK
24 - 35
Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS
15 - 36