FaZe beat Renegades, qualify for IEM

FaZe managed to close out the series against Renegades 2-1 (Nuke 16-7, Mirage 19-22, Train 16-10) to grab the second spot in group B and qualify for IEM Oakland.

The series to decide the last spot at IEM Oakland started on Nuke, Renegades pick. The Australians lost the pistol round, but Aaron "AZR" Ward quickly replied with four Deagle kills in the following one to win the force buy for his team.

Unfortunately for Renegades, Aleksi "allu" Jalli showed some of his own Deagle skills in the next round and got three quick kills on the B site to put FaZe back in the driver's seat.

Yaman "yam" Ergenekon was denied a 1v2 clutch by allu in round 7, but his team managed an eco round win in the following one—only to lose to another force buy in the next round, making it 6-4 for FaZe.

The European team got to a 9-4 lead before a silent walk behind the outside smoke wall allowed Renegades to take the B site courtesy of three kills from Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland, and they followed it up with another round to make it 9-6 for the first half.


kioShiMa was looking good after his stint on the bench

Even though they were only three rounds down moving onto the favored side, Renegades couldn't get the ball rolling on CT as they lost the first three rounds, won the first gun round but a loss in the following round left their economy shattered.

Their second and very limited CT buy round came at a 14-7 lead for FaZe, but Finn "karrigan" Andersen's troops dealt with it successfully and closed out their opponents map pick 16-7.

Renegades got the much needed good start on Mirage, but a reckless anti-eco proved costly as they lost round 5—allowing FaZe to slowly take over the momentum.

karrigan's team focused on mid control and utilized their map control by going for site splits that Renegades struggled to deal with. In the end of the half, Karlo "USTILO" Pivac made the most of the saved AK-47—getting three entry kills and setting his team up for an 8-7 halftime finish.

A five-man A rush got Renegades the pistol round as they ran away with the lead in a similar fashion to what FaZe did on Nuke. After the first three, the Australian team lost one round—only to reset Philip "aizy" Aistrup and co. in the following one.

To get their 14th round on the board, Renegades did a fast A hit with USTILO and AZR leading the charge out of palace. The play caught FaZe off guard and Renegades followed it up with another round win to get to match point at 15-8.


USTILO had a number of high-impact plays on Mirage

FaZe didn't let go however, as they squeezed out tight rounds to fight against 7 map points and force overtime. In the added rounds, Renegades once again reached map point but Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey continued with strong plays to tie it up and extend the map even more.

yam's team was in the lead once again in the second overtime, with AZR's double-kill on the lurk finally sealing the deal for Renegades, making it 22-19 in the end.

On Train, Renegades had a great start on the CT side, controlling the economy early on, but FaZe recovered by focusing on the outer site and utilizing their utility to negate the effect of the double AWP setup the Australians were concentrating on.

At 6-5, the CT's decided to push up more aggresively towards pop-dog and T main, stopping the A pushes early and grabbing an 8-7 half because of it.

Another pistol round went Renegades way, but FaZe bounced straight back with a B site force-buy lockdown and powered on towards victory with a strong CT side on Train. In the end it was 16-10, and 2-1 for FaZe for them to take the second spot in group B and qualify for IEM Oakland.

Matchpage
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1
13th November 2016
16
Nuke
7
19
Mirage
22
16
Train
10

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 75 - 52 +23 86.6 1.31
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 68 - 57 +11 84.9 1.23
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 74 - 60 +14 81.7 1.22
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 58 - 61 -3 67.5 1.00
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 52 - 64 -12 66.6 0.86
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 65 - 70 -5 86.2 1.08
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 63 - 70 -7 75.6 0.97
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 53 - 62 -9 72.1 0.97
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekonyam 61 - 64 -3 73.4 0.96
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 50 - 62 -12 56.5 0.84

After this match, IEM Oakland's groups will look like this:

Group A Group B
United States Liquid Denmark Heroic
CIS Natus Vincere Brazil SK
France G2 Sweden NiP
Denmark Astralis Europe mousesports
Brazil Immortals United States Cloud9
China TYLOO Europe FaZe

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Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
714
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
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
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
851
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
496
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
This match clearly shows FaZe has no hope if rain never gets entry frag or opens bombsite, hope they will solve this before IEM.
2016-11-14 02:36
EZ
2016-11-14 02:36
ffs m8 XD
2016-11-14 02:36
#23
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Obvious f*cking script bot on the #1 comment, NO one can type all that shit and post in 11 seconds, impossible.
2016-11-14 02:39
ctrl c + crtl v m8
2016-11-14 02:40
Fastest_Guy_Lmao
2016-11-14 02:55
It's blatantly obvious that it's an admin not a script or a "really fast" user. They're just trying to stop people from hunting the first comment.
2016-11-14 04:53
+1 and I really welcome that. The hunting was and still is embarrassing.
2016-11-15 19:43
I do too. It's kinda sad that there's so many people upset about the fact that he's "so fast" so much to call him a cheater/scripter/bot.
2016-11-16 01:25
why are you virgin
2016-11-14 02:36
expected from the fastest guy on hltv XD
2016-11-14 02:36
#17
shox | 
France nic0x 
your my hero m8
2016-11-14 02:37
get a life m8
2016-11-14 02:39
#46
United Kingdom Dird 
says the guy salty of not getting #1 comment 8===D
2016-11-14 11:14
#36
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Australia LACH1E 
thats why k1o is here though.
2016-11-14 03:58
#47
United Kingdom Dird 
You've not been here for the last few posts. Please be faster & more active
2016-11-14 11:15
#50
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Iceland fatboislim 
it's jonathan e and he's been busy banning people.
2016-11-14 16:41
again A group is a joke, And faze got into B where are all the really good teams are. sick
2016-11-15 07:30
Interested to see how renegades fairs at the major qualifier, they're not TOO bad, but they need to be able to beat faze to really feel they have a good chance. Even with karrigan faze still needs a ton of t side help, they're really struggling. RNG is really inconsistent and I'm interested to see if they can bounce back in the future.
2016-11-14 02:37
#39
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Australia Jollybeans 
consistency and choking are the big issues. aim and skill wise the rng boys can definitely hold their own. hopefully they step up, even though ive been waiting a while already to see it.
2016-11-14 04:02
But they got 7 rounds on both of the maps that they started on T-side both of which are known to be CT-sided. And on nuke they closed out the map on T 7-1. How can you say that T is their weakness.
2016-11-14 04:58
EZ 4 my boi allu and GOD KIO
2016-11-14 02:36
#4
allu | 
Finland 9852174563 
EZ4ALLU
2016-11-14 02:36
#5
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North America S1lentz 
Well fought by Renegades! GG to the Aussies, FaZe just outplayed them in the end.
2016-11-14 02:37
#7
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Asia bossen1 
rip
2016-11-14 02:36
#8
United States sotz 
gj to FaZe! Renegades needs to improve on lots of stuff before we can see a tourny win from the aussies.
2016-11-14 02:36
#32
New Zealand Ajgi 
jks needs to step up again.
2016-11-14 03:07
#37
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Australia LACH1E 
RNG played good cs but in the end got beaten by firepower and karrigan tactics, we also need to see vintage jks
2016-11-14 04:00
EZ
2016-11-14 02:36
First
2016-11-14 02:36
#12
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United States grundhoog 
gj faze
2016-11-14 02:36
#15
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Finland Smoonah 
gg allu
2016-11-14 02:37
#16
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France StickyRice 
Karrigan is still a problem, but FaZe is getting more solutions.
2016-11-14 02:37
#38
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Australia LACH1E 
karrigan is ment to bottom frag, he is there for leading, something rain cant do without it affecting his skill
2016-11-14 04:01
No one can do it without it affecting their skill.
2016-11-14 04:54
#54
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Australia LACH1E 
shox happy (Playstyle is toxic but still) gla1ve (copenhagen wolves/early team x) dennis (LGB/New Fnatic) Flusha Some can, rain cant. Depends on the player
2016-11-15 08:57
Shox barely calls. NV has switched IGL many times. Gla1ve stopped calling so he could focus on fragging. Dennis peaked when he wasn't calling. Flushas performance dropped of when he IGLd. Everyone plays worse when they have to call.
2016-11-15 15:30
#59
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Australia LACH1E 
Shox is a mid round caller and is very involved. Happy is back to being perm caller and when they made this move they won gfinity. Your right dennis peaked when he didnt call but when he did he was a decent fragger. I can agree with the gla1ve point. Flusha was still the best player on that team when calling (wenton stand in fnatic). +Fallen can frag and call With some exceptions your basic point is correct and Im sorry if I came off as aggresive. :)
2016-11-16 07:04
I guess Shox does do a decent amount of mid-round calling. Happy did a great job at Gfinity albeit the competition was not great. Flusha is a great player all around imo, so if there's anyone who could call and continue to frag it's him. However, he is in the lurking role (same with shox) so its a bit easier for them compared to Rain. The main issue is that Rain's job is to entry/2nd man depending on the scenario, so it's a lot harder for him to feed information to his team.
2016-11-16 07:11
#61
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Australia LACH1E 
+1
2016-11-16 07:24
Just waiting for the first portuguese "FOX IS STILL BETTER THAN ALLU" comment
2016-11-14 02:37
#48
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
I'm not Portuguese, but "FOX IS STILL BETTER THAN ALLU" Was that good enough?
2016-11-14 15:41
gg team allu
2016-11-14 02:38
qualify for iem to get out of group stage
2016-11-14 02:38
bl rng :/ #Aussie
2016-11-14 02:38
gg
2016-11-14 02:39
Renegades had an alright peformance. I was pretty disappointed on Train during the second half.
2016-11-14 02:40
#27
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Germany grabke 
looks pretty good even with vp pulling out on short notice... Group B looks a little stronger even without VP.
2016-11-14 02:42
#28
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Syria Gonezxzx 
Kio was the solution 4Head
2016-11-14 02:43
allu GOD
2016-11-14 02:51
wp, just hope RNG can turn it around for the Major quals
2016-11-14 03:03
Both teams played like shit, RNG just happened to play like a larger piece of shit.
2016-11-14 03:18
FOX>ALLU Kappa
2016-11-14 03:41
#35
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New Zealand tyfnz 
Was a pretty entertaining match. Gj from both teams but Renegades really need to brush up on their t-sides (hopefully before the Major qualifiers).
2016-11-14 03:53
ez SK ;)
2016-11-14 04:17
#43
rain | 
Australia fluph 
FaZeUp boysss. kioShiMa really showing his worth, hopefully they can keep up this form and improve
2016-11-14 04:57
Fox > allu
2016-11-14 07:06
impossible group to get thru but fun to see anyway
2016-11-14 15:48
#51
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France p2l 
Kio was the problem 4Head
2016-11-14 18:40
#52
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France StickyRice 
EZ Superkio EZiest GOD allu
2016-11-14 20:28
#57
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
GL NiP!
2016-11-15 19:46
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