FaZe edge VP, to ELEAGUE semis
FaZe have defeated Virtus.pro 2-1 (Nuke 4-16, Overpass 16-10, Cache 16-14) to become the last semi-finals team of ELEAGUE Season 2.
Finn "karrigan" Andersen's double on ramp opened up Nuke for FaZe, who got off to a 2-0 start as Counter-Terrorists. Virtus.pro responded with a quick attack towards lower to quickly get on the board, and Filip "NEO" Kubski's triple in a 3v5 forced their opponents on an eco.
The Polish side continued to plow through the defence, winning multiple comfortable rounds, each of which resulted in an eco for FaZe. It wasn't until 10-2 when the European mixture finally got their first gunround, again thanks to karrigan's two opening kills, but it was too little too late as VP switched over at 12-3.
The Poles also took the second pistol and while they lost the following forcebuy, it didn't take them long to finish off map one at 16-4.
Virtus.pro shut FaZe down on Nuke
FaZe won the first pistol round on Overpass as Terrorists by walking into the B bombsite to get up to 3-0 at the beginning. Crucial doubles from Paweł "byali" Bieliński and Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski gave VP their first two rounds, and the Polish side continued to hammer down all attacks in the next two buys as well, including one where pashaBiceps got an ace.
A slow A execute worked out for FaZe for 4-6, but more great plays from byali and pashaBiceps sent Virtus.pro to a 8-4 lead. However, FaZe managed to recover and grabbed the remaining three rounds on the back of a B execute and two quick rounds towards the same bombsite.
Virtus.pro won their pistol round as Terrorists as well as the following anti-forcebuy, but an almost hard eco went the way of FaZe afterwards. karrigan's team went on to equalize the score at 10-10 with Virtus.pro taking too long to attack in one of the rounds, and Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey getting a huge triple in another.
kioShiMa pulled off a few great plays on Overpass to help FaZe get to Cache
Cache was the decider, where Virtus.pro put up a solid defence on B for a 3-0 early lead. Great play from Philip "aizy" Aistrup, who got a 1v2 and a quad-kill in two of the next three rounds, gave FaZe their first lead on the map at 5-4.
The Poles' B attack in the second pistol round got decimated, but the following round saw them getting two entries on the same site to triumph in the forcebuy. That allowed VP to get to a one-round deficit and soon retake the lead after they broke their opponents' economy.
FaZe won the next gunround, although another reset came in right afterwards as VP got to 14-12. However, karrigan and company finally managed to string more rounds together, which forced Virtus.pro into an all-in decision in the 29th round. That didn't work out, however, thanks to Håvard "rain" Nygaard being boosted up on the A site, and FaZe could celebrate the narrow victory after the same player got a double in a 2v2 in the 30th round.
K - D
Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali
63 - 48
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps
62 - 56
Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax
49 - 48
Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO
43 - 47
Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ
50 - 48