FaZe go 1-0 with a win over F3
FaZe defeat FlipSid3 16-9 on Nuke, getting their first win after a solid performance against the CIS side.
Philip "aizy" Aistrup picked up three kills to get FaZe the CT pistol round on Nuke, only to be replied instantly by the CIS side, who won the second round force-buy with some great Deagle and Scout shots. The madness continued into the third round of the half, when FaZe pushing ramp and lobby, catching FlipSid3 off guard and making the score 2-1.
Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy's team got their second round on the board after a swift A site execute, but couldn't string rounds together - losing to another FaZe force buy in the following one. Finn "karrigan" Andersen's team effectively won the early game, going up 6-2 and building up a decent bank that allowed them a key rebuy in round 10.
The young Russian talent Denis "electroNic" Sharipov made three crucial kills in FlipSid3's A site wrap that kicked off a three-round win streak for the CIS team at the end of the half - ending it 9-6 down.
FaZe managed to close out the match before it got too close
"" rushed out on A in the pistol round with a few upgraded pistols, winning the first round of the half and easily cleaning up the following two. The first buy round went the way of FlipSid3 as they shut down another upper rush, but looked in dire straits in the following one before. A man down, FaZe were pressing on to the A site from multiple angles, but electroNic stepped up with another beautiful hat-trick of frags to shrink the gap between the two teams.
A few tight rounds followed, with all of them going the way of - with Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin's and Jan "wayLander" Rahkonen's aggression in lobby costing their team a crucial round. In the end, Håvard "rain" Nygaard and co. closed out the match 16-9.
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