OpTic to ECS semi-finals over FaZe

With a 2-1 victory over FaZe (Train 16-10, Nuke 15-19, Cache 16-4), OpTic secured a spot in the ECS Season 2 semi-finals, where they'll meet EnVyUs tomorrow.

In Group A's decider, OpTic and FaZe played each other for the second time in one week, as the two squared off in the ELEAGUE semi-finals in which the former got a comfortable 2-0 victory.

OpTic repeated their Train pick and started on the Counter-Terrorist side, which they kicked off with a straight-forward retake on B while Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas got four kills to his name.

Thanks to two bomb plants, FaZe bought up in the third round and Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey started wreaking havoc with a quad-kill and a double in a 2v2. With a smart fake, Finn "karrigan" Andersen's team got up to 4-2 before the next two rounds were exchanged.


After struggling early on each side, OpTic got on two big streaks to win Train

From there on, OpTic got the defense on lockdown, decimating every attack with relative ease to get all of the remaining seven rounds in the half for a 10-5 lead. 

FaZe didn't let their opponents run away with the map easily, as they put up five rounds in a row at the beginning of the second half. However, OpTic then figured out a way past FaZe's defense, getting six rounds in a row to win map one at 16-10.

Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's fancy three kills against a ramp attack kicked off Nuke, FaZe's pick, for a 3-0 lead. Being up against a couple of SMG's, the ELEAGUE semi-finalists picked up a clean round on the lower bombsite, but once OpTic got all the rifles, everything was working for them.

Shutting down every execute round after round, the North American side reached 12-1 before FaZe finally found a footing in the match with the last two rounds. 

After dropping the first three rounds, OpTic went back to winning ways on the back of Keith "NAF" Markovic's entry kills on the upper site. FaZe converted the next forcebuy into a round win and another when they were up against match point, which gave them a chance in the match.


kioShiMa's 1v3 clutch saved FaZe's chances on Nuke

FaZe then woke up and put up several great defenses until it was 15-12. OpTic then had a huge chance to close out the series, but kioShiMa saved the day with a 1v3 clutch. That forced OpTic on a couple of poor forcebuys, but neither of them worked as the map went to overtime. FaZe continued to lock down the defense and completed the comeback with a 19-15 win to force the decider, Cache.

OpTic got off to another fantastic start on the third map due to Tarik "tarik" Celik's four kills from behind quad on the B bombsite combined with another B defense in the first full buyround.

FaZe then forced OpTic to save three guns with a powerful A attack and kioShiMa won a 1v1 due to smart positioning in an afterplant on B. stanislaw's side then took over again with an aggression towards main, which set off another big streak.

NAF was the hero of some of the following rounds, including one where he got three noscopes in close range on A, and a 1v1 clutch on the same bombsite later on in the half. Thanks to a powerful defense, OpTic racked up 12 rounds before the sides swapped.

The first two rounds of the second half were exchanged due to marvellous individual plays: Philip "aizy" Aistrup got a quick quad-kill on A in the pistol, mixwell replied with a Deagle triple combined with a 1v1 in the following forcebuy. That practically secured the map for OpTic, who survived all of the forcebuy attempts from FaZe and advanced to semi-finals at 16-4.

Matchpage
1
2
11th December 2016
10
Train
16
19
Nuke
15
4
Cache
16

News tags:
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 63 - 61 +2 81.8 1.12
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 48 - 61 -13 74.4 0.96
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 49 - 57 -8 71.0 0.95
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 53 - 61 -8 61.8 0.90
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 28 - 61 -33 47.2 0.60
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 65 - 48 +17 89.6 1.32
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 64 - 50 +14 81.4 1.27
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 63 - 48 +15 78.5 1.19
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 58 - 44 +14 70.3 1.16
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 50 - 51 -1 73.4 1.04

Matchpage
1
2
11th December 2016
10
Train
16
19
Nuke
15
4
Cache
16

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 63 - 61 +2 81.8 1.12
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 48 - 61 -13 74.4 0.96
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 49 - 57 -8 71.0 0.95
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 53 - 61 -8 61.8 0.90
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 28 - 61 -33 47.2 0.60
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 65 - 48 +17 89.6 1.32
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 64 - 50 +14 81.4 1.27
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 63 - 48 +15 78.5 1.19
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 58 - 44 +14 70.3 1.16
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 50 - 51 -1 73.4 1.04

The last match of the day will see SK and Dignitas play a re-match in Group B's decider for the last semi-final spot.

Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
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:
1305
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:
1247
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Very ez for OpTic. Will win whole tournament. NA/SA win almost every big tournament.
2016-12-11 05:18
EZ FOR THE GREEN WALL
2016-12-11 05:15
Ez optic! btw found this new gambling site - cs go2x.com - code for 2.5$: SUMMIT
2016-12-11 19:38
NAF was playing like beast. His 4k in cache doe !! youtube.com/watch?v=nuIjkiW-zx0 Beautiful double-shot
2016-12-11 05:16
I saw the $ sign from you lol
2016-12-11 05:16
#66
ZywOo | 
Canada pain^ 
+1
2016-12-11 11:27
#2
Snax | 
Saudi Arabia hobbit_ 
NA CS
2016-12-11 05:15
gg to OpTic, shows an IGL cant fix faze LUL EDIT: Wow, #3 not bad lel
2016-12-11 05:16
This wasnt your original edit. You posted a sign, then you edited it to gg to optic. I reported your original post before you edited for spamming lol
2016-12-11 05:18
mad cuz #9?
2016-12-11 05:46
No, just saying coz you said "EDIT: Wow, #3 not bad lel" . lol. why you have to lie?
2016-12-11 05:48
so triggered over an edit? it was my first edit lol. Why do you have to be so mad =DD just smile a little and maybe you will accomplish something in your life other than false reporting on freaking HLTV
2016-12-11 05:50
It was your second edit lol. You posted a sign before you edited the comment, and then edited gain to write the edit: part lol. I reported you before you even edited the first time, so the admin knows ahah
2016-12-11 05:52
allu fangays mad cuz allu cant get out of groups LUL
2016-12-11 05:53
Lol you are blind and stupid. Read the end part of my ign lul.
2016-12-11 05:53
nt man you tried to change it but i got evidence :D gyazo.com/976b03f9905fa1cbaba400a796230a..
2016-12-11 05:56
I am so glad you took the time to edit the html page lmao. Your life must be sad. I dont even have allu in my fan of list lol. But yeah, keep commenting, so admin can see it.
2016-12-11 05:58
nt evidence > words
2016-12-11 05:59
I can edit this webpage to say officialgayboy, want me to do that to prove you are lying? and if you are not lying then you are a gayboy? lol. You think only you know how to use computer stupid boy?
2016-12-11 06:02
nt you cant change usernames on hltv
2016-12-11 06:02
I have the pagesource ready with your username selected lol. And I have time until SK match starts,you piss me off, I post a screenshot saying Officialgayboy<3 BBC lol
2016-12-11 06:10
ok please do ty
2016-12-11 06:05
I will do it as soon as sk match ends lol. I can do even more, I am a networking specialist, and I can do something, but since threatening is not allowed, i cant say it lol
2016-12-11 06:06
please do the 'something' =D i love surprises =))
2016-12-11 06:07
also , the more you comment here, the more you bring this to admin attention lol. They will check the report boxes if you keep this thread alive haha, so go on.
2016-12-11 05:54
idk why you so mad reporting me when i did not violate any rule
2016-12-11 05:58
you violated the rule by posting a sign to try and get first place. Even the first guy did it by posting dollar sign, but atleast he didnt lie about it like you
2016-12-11 05:59
i did not lie lol, i just said 'edit'. you mean i should number my edits like how you number the amount of moms you have? =D
2016-12-11 06:00
I have lots of moms because my dad has swag. but problem is you have lots of dad because your mom is a whore
2016-12-11 06:02
hi mom
2016-12-11 06:04
you make no sense lol. Do you even know who your dad is?
2016-12-11 06:04
mom you got so many kids you dont remember me? =(
2016-12-11 06:05
your mom is a guy? what kind of a family is that lol. And what is your country? you too ashamed to put up your 3rd world country?
2016-12-11 06:07
see you in 10 years
2016-12-11 06:08
ahahah for what dumb kid? You said i am your mom, so i said is your mom a guy? And btw , i also reported #40
2016-12-11 06:09
this too ^^
2016-12-11 06:11
keep reporting butthurt kid lol.
2016-12-11 06:11
#4
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
I think optic can win it if a FOX BOT in sk and Astralis chokes vs dignitas xd
2016-12-11 05:16
#5
rain | 
United States Ablert 
Shouldve been 2-0 for optic, theyre so puggy
2016-12-11 05:15
faze is bad
2016-12-11 05:15
karrigan xD
2016-12-11 05:15
ez hacks 4 OpTic, it was so blatant.
2016-12-11 05:15
eZaF for FaZe? I aren't think that.
2016-12-11 05:15
Definetely Optic is using Wallhack...
2016-12-11 05:15
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen 28-61 -33 47.2 0.55
2016-12-11 05:16
3 map 28 frag..
2016-12-11 05:16
#19
 | 
United States KpleeZy 
Too eZ for the GreenWall
2016-12-11 05:18
#20
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Portugal dracø 
Talk about wasting time.. this 3rd map was just a turn off. 4AM 4HEAD #greenwall stronk as fuck atm, really good team to watch. inb4 jkaem back on faze's active roster
2016-12-11 05:18
#22
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United States Pbor 
KARRIGAN IS HONESTLY THE WORST PRO PLAYER IN THE ENTIRE SCENE LMAO, LITERALLY ANY RANDOM MM GLOBAL WOULD BE BETTER THAN HIM
2016-12-11 05:19
No way.
2016-12-11 05:27
Blad3
2016-12-11 08:05
Karrigan -33
2016-12-11 05:22
47 ADR Lol
2016-12-11 05:24
If astralis kicked karrigan sooner they would've won so many more events. Faze should do the same while they can and get someone else.
2016-12-11 05:27
wow karrigan
2016-12-11 06:32
b-but karrigan is a good igl you guys! it doesn't matter that he has a sub .5 k/d
2016-12-11 06:50
-33 Karrigay
2016-12-11 06:58
#60
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Spain Alser 
Should've been a 2-0 but still good map 3
2016-12-11 08:27
#61
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Turkey powergs 
Aizy need to join danish team he is wasting his talent with these autistic and yes aizy much better all of them
2016-12-11 10:01
#62
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Beastly series from Karrigan, that cunt was ON FIRE, popping heads left right and centre. What a big game star.
2016-12-11 10:06
#63
Portugal jO7A 
Is FaZe really that skilled?! Every player that they god rid off, manages to have success elsewhere, dennis won 6/7 tournaments in a row with fnatic, Maikel won a tournament in NiP, fox got in a semi-final after 1/2 weeks of training. What they have now that they didnt have before? k1o? No one wants him in french scene, karrigan? no one wants him in dannish scene as well, aizy? imo he is the one who has more skill between all 5 players, very solid but he is not a top5 player in Denmark. rain? He was a beast before, really solid back in kinguin/g2 days but nowadays he became such an onliner... allu? idk why you remove fox to add a player with the same abilities, fox is not better than allu neither worse. All in all, FaZe is just 5 tier2 players overrated af.
2016-12-11 10:23
Norway players are the problem,got rid of jkaem now time for rain to go
2016-12-11 10:47
Rain when it matters lul More like Fail.
2016-12-11 10:46
kick rain, hes garbage
2016-12-11 12:35
#68
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Netherlands Imrivendill 
NAF is deffinitely on adderal, no way a 19 year old who was tier 2 suddenly is tier 1 like Fallen 2.0 in a couple of weeks.
2016-12-11 14:04
#70
Croatia nipL 
Do you even know how adderall works?
2016-12-11 16:38
Karrigan is the IGL and it's ok but he really needs to get a frag ffs
2016-12-11 16:03
I mean faze with karrigan is a much better team but 28 frags in 3 maps? lul what a shit performance
2016-12-11 19:52
omg
2016-12-11 21:49
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