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.

FaZe got a 13-10 lead after another solid defence and two anti-ecos. Virtus.pro barely get a footing in any of the remaining rounds, with kioShiMa having loads of impact in the 16-10 win.


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.

After Virtus.pro evened it out again, FaZe reset their economy and got up to 8-5 after two anti-ecos, before they closed out the half at a solid 9-6.

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.

Matchpage
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2
1st December 2016
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Nuke
4
10
Overpass
16
14
Cache
16

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 63 - 48 +15 90.4 1.34
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 62 - 56 +6 85.3 1.13
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 49 - 48 +1 71.1 1.05
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 43 - 47 -4 64.3 0.99
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 50 - 48 +2 68.8 0.97
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 61 - 57 +4 94.9 1.20
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 49 - 53 -4 81.1 1.05
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 46 - 47 -1 58.9 0.92
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 50 - 52 -2 70.8 0.91
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 40 - 58 -18 54.9 0.78

Tomorrow Astralis will face SK in the first semi-final at 23:00, followed up by OpTic up against FaZe.

Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
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
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
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1248
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
#1
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CIS sergioff 
GG
2016-12-02 01:33
#19
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United States darth_mac 
HOW
2016-12-02 01:33
#26
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
5. Virtus.pro removed Mirage ????????????????????????????????????????
2016-12-02 01:33
Mindgames too lul
2016-12-02 01:34
#68
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Denmark niko8809 
Hahah i bet they "practised cache"
2016-12-02 01:42
I have no idea why thet did that either...
2016-12-02 02:19
TOP10 teams have to be able to play every map at highest level...
2016-12-02 05:03
1st
2016-12-02 09:12
whyyyyy
2016-12-02 01:33
FazeUp xD
2016-12-02 01:34
1
2016-12-02 01:33
#RUNFaZe
2016-12-02 01:33
gg well played
2016-12-02 01:33
#6
World cucco 
RIP VP era
2016-12-02 01:33
What era?
2016-12-02 01:34
#82
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Thailand KillerBee157 
The era of '' without winning tournament ''
2016-12-02 01:51
#141
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Brazil vegangaro 
oh, that was quick then. Like 2 months? haha #goVEGAN
2016-12-02 19:59
SK hasn't won shit in over 4 months
2016-12-05 23:07
#149
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Thailand KillerBee157 
still better
2016-12-05 23:15
e
2016-12-02 01:33
Missclicked 6 times -_- Good Job Faze VP only good at Nuke
2016-12-02 01:33
ez
2016-12-02 01:33
#11
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Brazil rFM 
ez
2016-12-02 01:33
g
2016-12-02 01:33
great game by faze
2016-12-02 01:33
ez
2016-12-02 01:33
#15
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Canada josef733 
Wow fast article Edit: This wasn't a "massive upset" Semmler, FaZe is looking as good as 1 year ago. #FaZeUP
2016-12-02 01:34
#127
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Poland Jaldokin 
FaZe is looking alot better than they did 1 year ago
2016-12-02 12:42
NICE FaZe
2016-12-02 01:33
shit
2016-12-02 01:33
HELL OF A GAME! gg faze
2016-12-02 01:33
eZ 4 FaZe FaZe >> SK >> VP
2016-12-02 01:33
#21
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Portugal mrsc 
great game faze havent had this much success since the cluj major
2016-12-02 01:34
hellol
2016-12-02 01:33
#23
Dosia | 
Denmark DRSEXY 
ez
2016-12-02 01:33
ez
2016-12-02 01:33
#25
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Finland roppari 
EZ FOR FAZE
2016-12-02 01:33
#27
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
vp number 1 ROFLED
2016-12-02 01:33
#29
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United States Pbor 
OPTIC VS FAZE HAHA
2016-12-02 01:33
#44
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Canada josef733 
This was the dream right?
2016-12-02 01:34
#60
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
Cod
2016-12-02 01:40
#63
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United States Pbor 
this was the dream meme match m8s we did it
2016-12-02 01:41
#69
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
I expect to see some SGs and 360 no scopes Keepo
2016-12-02 01:42
#76
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Australia PARAFAL 
Meme Magic is real
2016-12-02 01:48
#31
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Sweden X-rAy 
ez tournament right papa biceps?»
2016-12-02 01:33
#32
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Pakistan zaidspawN 
ez for FAZE!
2016-12-02 01:33
#33
fer | 
Brazil Luizim 
Well, waste too much time studying SK only. RIP VP. TOP 1 KEK
2016-12-02 01:33
#34
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Sweden godname 
NO
2016-12-02 01:33
Good work FaZe Even tho Karrigan almost lost you the game with the push kio and aizy won for you!
2016-12-02 01:34
He got a frag, information, and baited out a useless push from the bomb carrier. Wouldn't quite call it useless.
2016-12-02 01:35
Not the push in the last round. I meant the round with 20 seconds left and he started to push towards b main.
2016-12-02 01:37
#37
Canada kxxr 
VP>SK LUL
2016-12-02 01:34
#40
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World rainsje 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA FaZeUPlpllllpppppp
2016-12-02 01:34
#41
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Brazil evidence1 
damn, what a game
2016-12-02 01:34
#42
FalleN | 
Brazil Lk1Ng 
VP TOP 1 LUL
2016-12-02 01:34
#45
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
FaZe got so lucky
2016-12-02 01:35
#136
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Chile nachooww 
nope
2016-12-02 18:35
#137
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
yes weon
2016-12-02 18:36
#138
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Chile nachooww 
boludito
2016-12-02 18:59
#139
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
xD <3 los banco a full a los chilenos son re simpaticones
2016-12-02 19:08
#142
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Chile nachooww 
<3 :*
2016-12-02 20:01
Kio is VPs Problem
2016-12-02 01:35
expected, vp cant play vs faze
2016-12-02 01:35
what a shame, i cant believe fuck dis shit , faze team is so boring fak dis eleague, and favelas still in tournament :DDD boring af
2016-12-02 01:35
#78
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Brazil erfur 
C R Y... The championship is very good regardless of who is in the semi final.....
2016-12-02 01:49
not crying just your team is so boring too watch and not entertaining at all
2016-12-02 01:49
#84
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Brazil erfur 
Do a favor, stop watching then go to do whatever you want... """ oh the team I like did not qualify the others teams are so boring """mimimimimimimi
2016-12-02 01:52
its not like man.... its hated to watch team winning all and all
2016-12-02 13:03
Then why do they always get the more viewers?
2016-12-02 02:21
#79
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Australia WaxNWayne 
Was any of that supposed to make sense?
2016-12-02 01:49
if sk and faze are boring then wtf is vp??
2016-12-02 01:52
vp really nice to watch like navi, nip as well :)
2016-12-02 01:52
#115
rain | 
Norway Jokki5 
lol
2016-12-02 10:18
Nice joke
2016-12-02 10:50
that's only because you like those teams. vp and navi don't have exciting plays, if anything the opposite
2016-12-02 14:50
ggwp faze
2016-12-02 01:36
ROBBAN AND BROTHERS GG WP !!!
2016-12-02 01:36
that was smth! amazing game and now i want to see both my favourite teams in final (astralis and faze) faze probably will win optic but they shouldn't underestimate 'em
2016-12-02 01:36
#87
FalleN | 
Brazil tails36 
astralis win against SK in semis? ok, we well see
2016-12-02 01:53
#93
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Sweden Froxez 
Yes that's exactly what he wants to see?! What a useless comment, favela.
2016-12-02 02:11
how about a sweet nice cup of SK GOING HOME my favela friend?
2016-12-03 01:44
wp for astralis, playing really well atm, while SK isn't in it's best form. gl in finals for them
2016-12-03 01:46
Thorin got 4/4 wrong. LMAO And I got 4/4 right. Mainly because astralis Faze and SK are my favorite teams. Now let's see astralis Faze final. #ToTheStars #FaZeUp
2016-12-02 09:27
#54
CIS Ume 
Everyone is laughing at the polish csgo scene ATM.
2016-12-02 01:37
#104
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Germany Rubixx 
look at the german scene i hate being a mouz fan
2016-12-02 07:18
#55
Canada epmd 
astralis > sk optic > faze optic > astralis eleague champions how tilted would sk fans be
2016-12-02 01:37
astralis won't win a semi finals bo3 against sk though
2016-12-02 01:38
#86
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Australia WaxNWayne 
Unfortunately this is true. Astralis will only win if SK continue being shit on t side and if astralis can not choke
2016-12-02 01:53
I think SK will go to finals and lost It like the last 2 tournaments
2016-12-02 03:42
- Astralis - Not choke -chose one
2016-12-02 10:00
#144
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Australia WaxNWayne 
sadly :(
2016-12-02 21:44
VP ON LAN LMAO
2016-12-02 01:40
#61
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Hello! Congratz FaZe!
2016-12-02 01:40
Wp faze now lets go to the finals and let's rape Brazilians #FazeUp #SKDown #GodAllu
2016-12-02 01:41
<3 keep the spirit up! vp will comeback at major.
2016-12-02 01:44
gyazo.com/6c5dd31273b6df1e4e1f02ced8247b.. That 2 face bitch RawZau though. #RAW2FACEBITCHZAU
2016-12-02 01:55
#RAW2FACEBITCHZAU
2016-12-02 02:33
#FazeUP go and rape Brazil #SKDown #GodAllu #GOTHEFAZEK10 - its mean fazek1o xDD #FAZEWIN #SKFALL
2016-12-02 13:08
PAPA BEST <3
2016-12-02 13:18
ty but they arent right now m8 nice win
2016-12-02 14:51
just follow the opposite of thorin's prediction easy bet win
2016-12-02 01:41
#66
ZywOo | 
France 1zn0 
NO POLISH COMMENTS§§ BUT NO WORRIES THEY GONNA COMMENT A LOT WHEN SK STILL TOP1 LMAO
2016-12-02 01:41
Thorin should change his nickname to Th0rin, because it's how many predictions did he got right.
2016-12-02 01:42
He predicted Optic to win on-air after the vetos. And he almost was rigth with the SK vs Dig. While others thought SK wouldve 2-0 them ez.
2016-12-02 08:00
#70
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Portugal dracø 
VP needs to stop trying to mimic na'vi's slows executes, it's like an elephant trying to climb a tree. That 14-13 round such a throw round from them. Karrigan 4head tho, faze keeps looking better despite all the misplays. Old faze would've over committed in most of the rounds where VP went A.
2016-12-02 01:43
#71
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Latvia Faaakk 
wp FaZe
2016-12-02 01:44
TAZ: "Look where FaZe is right now"
2016-12-02 01:45
He said that to jkaem, and jkaem isn't in the squad anymore, coz faze was shite when jkaem was in the team
2016-12-02 10:55
It could've gone either way with jkaem as well
2016-12-02 18:18
#74
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Denmark clutchkongen 
faze loook like they get stronger at every event, but vp is overrated :P
2016-12-02 01:46
#75
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France StickyRice 
FaZe top 2 world right now. Time to beat the SK boss on the final. (or Astralis if it's Astralis who comes up as a winner vs SK)
2016-12-02 01:47
congratulations faze
2016-12-02 01:49
As VP fanboy i must say Karrigan's influence to the team is amazing. Some of this decisions were brilliant and well deserved win even it was close game and pretty lucky in last round (Neo was watching back but just timing was bad and he changed angle). WP FaZe, and fuck all baiters posting shit load spam of "VP top 1" threads and changing their mind fans.
2016-12-02 01:50
#89
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Singapore sleepyyy 
FaZe vs OpTiC live on TV, I expect some 360 noscopes thanks.
2016-12-02 02:01
virtus throw
2016-12-02 02:01
there is no smarter thing to do than throw in the lan finals. instant success
2016-12-02 09:10
Vp top1 ROFL, bye
2016-12-02 02:08
ezaf4faze
2016-12-02 02:57
#98
NiKo | 
Brazil wnttl 
vp top1 LULULULULULUL
2016-12-02 03:15
#105
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Slovakia TatKo 
Its the time FaZe to finaly win a tourny. Even tho i like optic more as a team, this time i would really like FaZe to win
2016-12-02 07:23
#106
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Hungary FHarbor 
hahah ez #FAZEUP
2016-12-02 07:57
#112
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Turkey tastemycobra 
Wow, man... How can FaZe beat VP? I like FaZe, but I am really surprised.
2016-12-02 09:13
No shens ma frent
2016-12-02 10:23
gg, but aizy started aimlocking :D no surprise he was the best player in this match lul
2016-12-02 10:24
#118
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Israel Mizuchi 
VP needs to retire.
2016-12-02 10:26
faze finally looking like a real team xD vp fluke is over lmao
2016-12-02 10:54
g well played
2016-12-02 10:57
#123
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Brazil neyzambo 
It does not matter if you only play one map very well, after all, to win 16x0 and then lose 16x14 the next two maps, will make you return home even playing well. Not always have many kills will make your team win. CS: GO is strategy, tactics and team play! VP continues TOP 3, but needs to show more team play
2016-12-02 11:11
feels like since jkaem left aizy is performing
2016-12-02 11:28
gz faze! super match, extra cache :) unlucky vp :(
2016-12-02 11:58
GG both and gratz for FaZe.
2016-12-02 13:15
#140
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Denmark pistolen 
#ToTheStars #FaZeUp
2016-12-02 19:36
good game, well played
2016-12-05 23:07
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