FaZe secure semi, C9 stay alive at IEM
FaZe kept a clean record in the group stage by beating SK Gaming (16-11 on Nuke) while Cloud9 defeated mousesports (16-10 on Cobblestone), leaving them with chance to advance in Oakland.
FaZe's CT side pistol round win was quickly turned around as coldzera's deagle once again proved to be too much to handle. However, the reigning major champions were upset with pistols soon after as rain picked off two over the yards smokes.
That round swung the momentum in favor of European sidee—rain was bullying SK in yard, picking up at least one kill whenever the Brazilians tried to cross to secret while Aleksi "allu" Jalli was changing up his positions and consistently getting AWP kills, thinning out SK's numbers.
rain brutalized SK in the outside area of Nuke
SK took the first three rounds after the swap and put a solid fight on the CT side, but FaZe closed out the map in the end, with a crisp A site execute that made it 14-6 proving crucial in FaZe's map win.
K - D
Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain
27 - 15
Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu
22 - 15
Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy
23 - 18
Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa
14 - 16
Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan
13 - 18
mousesports continued their struggles at IEM Oakland in their match against Cloud9 as they started the CT side of Cobblestone 5-0 down. The European side managed to recover in the second half of the first half, with the trio of Chris "chrisJ" de Jong, Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran and Nikola "NiKo" Kovač doing work for "" .
mousesports took the momentum into the second half, shortly taking the lead before Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham stole it back with a quad-kill on B that made it 11-10. That round proved to be the momentum shift, as following that round Cloud9 easily closed out the map 16-10.
K - D
Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K
24 - 17
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing
24 - 19
Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle
19 - 17
Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic
18 - 16
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud
18 - 19