FaZe edge out Liquid in OT

FaZe now hold a 2-1 record at the ELEAGUE after beating Team Liquid 22-18 on Nuke.

Liquid started the match with fire in their bellies, storming to a 7-0 lead as FaZe had no response to the North American's pace. However, much to everyone's surprise the half ended in a close 8-7 scoreline as the European side crawled their way back and bagged eight rounds without response.

FaZe held on to their lead and won the pistol round as Terrorist, but Liquid hit back right after and put together a run of rounds to retake the lead in the game. FaZe then won a few rounds of their own, with their streak coming to an end thanks to a quad kill from Jacob "Pimp" Winneche.


FaZe march on in the Swiss stage 

That round win propelled Liquid to reach match point, but somehow FaZe found the strength to get back into the game as they won the final two rounds to force overtime.

The first overtime could not decide a winner as both teams took two rounds on the CT side. In the second overtime, FaZe won three rounds straight as CT before sealing the deal with a well executed ramp push.

Matchpage
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24th January 2017
18
Nuke
22

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 35 - 23 +12 93.8 1.41
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 34 - 28 +6 102.4 1.27
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 30 - 22 +8 74.3 1.13
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 24 - 25 -1 68.0 0.97
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 22 - 29 -7 57.5 0.77
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' WinnechePimp 30 - 29 +1 91.1 1.14
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 25 - 26 -1 69.3 1.03
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 29 - 30 -1 70.0 0.95
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 24 - 30 -6 70.8 0.87
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 18 - 30 -12 67.1 0.76

Current standings:

2W-1L 1W-2L 0W-2L
Sweden fnatic Europe mousesports CIS FlipSid3 
France Envy  Sweden GODSENT North America OpTic
Kazakhstan Gambit  Denmark North  
Denmark Astralis  France G2  
Brazil SK  United States Liquid
Europe FaZe 
 
3W-0L  0W-3L
Poland Virtus.pro Europe HellRaisers
CIS Natus Vincere  
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Grats to FaZe for making comeback on such game. It was one of tense games of the major so far to the end but a fantastic one, thanks to both teams for such a game they served us to watch. I was so curious will this match go to overtime too, since both teams managed to play overtime on their respective matches with nV and SK.
2017-01-25 00:58
really ez faze tbh
2017-01-25 00:59
cs is a game played by 10 players and in the end liquid loses in double overtime.
2017-01-25 00:59
#24
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Russia band1 
what
2017-01-25 00:59
hm
2017-01-25 01:01
#36
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Turkey KacaKTV 
lel
2017-01-25 01:04
#56
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World Alduric247 
lol this so true
2017-01-25 01:57
#17
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United States nANDO111 
lol
2017-01-25 00:59
#18
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
wow
2017-01-25 00:59
#20
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United Kingdom trtr098 
fazeup
2017-01-25 00:59
#2
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Italy maoLLen 
Liquid won 7 rounds in a row of the first half, and then they lost 8 rounds in a row. Faze managed to win the last 2 rounds of the second half to tie the game. Good performance by rain but he kept dying in the overtime. Gz to rain and his team and good luck in the next matches. This comment has been sponsored by the guy who posted the comment above mine. <3 ">$
2017-01-25 00:58
#3
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United States grundhoog 
So tense!! GJ FaZe, one of my favorite teams.
2017-01-25 00:59
#5
United States Krzyk 
FaZe up
2017-01-25 00:59
#6
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Brazil patodAkiNg 
ez
2017-01-25 00:59
Nice game
2017-01-25 00:59
aizy top 1
2017-01-25 00:59
Karrigan brought something new to this team. Outstanding teamplay and everyone comfortable with his role. Faze is top 5 team now
2017-01-25 00:59
i arent think that
2017-01-25 01:00
Why not? Am I wrong in something?
2017-01-25 01:01
1. navi 2. astralis 3. vp 4. optic 5. sk
2017-01-25 01:03
Right now so most likely to change 1. Na' Vi 2. Astralis 3. SK 4. VP 5. Faze 6. OG M8 they had a good period top 5 is too high for them
2017-01-25 01:05
we'll see when optic and faze are 2-2 and play each other
2017-01-25 01:06
haha I hope so
2017-01-25 01:06
I don't think FaZe will go 2-2 They advance 4th Round 3-1
2017-01-25 07:50
#54
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United States brentliu9 
1. NaVi 2. VP 3. Astralis 4. SK 5. FaZe
2017-01-25 01:24
Could be we will see
2017-01-25 01:34
#14
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
liquid masters of OT
2017-01-25 00:59
not deserved
2017-01-25 00:59
keep crying
2017-01-25 01:04
ur just mad cos ur not fastest
2017-01-25 01:05
cmonBruh
2017-01-25 00:59
#19
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Battle of the chokes... NotLikeThis
2017-01-25 00:59
expected, ez
2017-01-25 00:59
#25
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Finland Antzu 
ez4allu
2017-01-25 00:59
#27
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Pakistan zaidspawN 
ez for FAZE
2017-01-25 01:00
#28
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Portugal dracø 
Expected faze to win this in a much easier fashion. But still, sweet comeback after such a terrible start tho. Finally liquid pulls a team performance, still aizy and kio said NOP to their efforts time and time again.
2017-01-25 01:00
#30
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Portugal Death_Hack 
Liquid the Ultimate Chokers. Was nice to watch the Battle of the chokes but the NA choke was stronger. FaZe overhyped tho.
2017-01-25 01:00
#51
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Argentina LadyMermelade 
Faze didnt choke the entire match.... Just at the start 0-7 > 8-7 and the most important antieco round 13-12... They went 13-15 after pimps ak hold on a site.
2017-01-25 01:12
Tomorrows matches of 1-2s will be amazing
2017-01-25 01:03
#48
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World euqin 
you're goddamn right
2017-01-25 01:08
great match!! allu was performing bad the beginning of the game and throughout the match had some difficulties hitting shots. looked shaky. in the end finished with KD 30-22 and rating 1.17
2017-01-25 01:03
FaZe should've had 3-0, that throw game against SK was horrible 2 watch GG FaZe!!!!
2017-01-25 01:04
#43
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Canada AyWays 
That 5v3 when fc walk into b, plant, setup and win...
2017-01-25 01:05
#47
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Sweden PowerDSK 
If liquid won that 5 vs 3 where faze went inner they would had 3-0 CT and only needed 1 round on t. They did the same vs envy lost a 1vs3 to sixes
2017-01-25 01:06
CHOKE :(
2017-01-25 01:20
a lot of really close matches so far in this tournament, I really enjoy it
2017-01-25 07:02
lazy writing on this article smh
2017-01-25 14:04
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