IMT beat NiP, FaZe overcome OpTic

Immortals beat NiP 16-14 on Cobblestone while FaZe won their fourth match by defeating OpTic 16-12 at IEM Katowice 2017.

NiP and Immortals faced off on Cobblestone with the Swedish team starting on the T-side. Richard "Xizt" Landström got a triple kill in the first round to win it but Immortals won a 2vs4 in the following round to tie the game.

After winning the anti-ecos, the Brazilians stopped NiP's weapon round to make it 4-1. The Swedes asked for a timeout when the score was 6-1 and won a 2vs4 right afterwards (6-2). NiP's streak was halted at two rounds because of Lucas "steel" Lopes's triple kill.


fnx & co. finished off NiP

Xizt answered with a triple kill and a 1vs1 clutch in the following round as his team trailed 4-7. Immortals led 8-7 at halftime. The Brazilians won the second half pistol round but ran out of time in the following round.

NiP went on a five round streak to take the lead and made it 13-11 but the T-sided Brazilians came back and won the map 16-14 thanks to a 3vs5 in the last round. With this result, Immortals improved their record to 3-1 while NiP got their fourth loss in as many matches.

Sweden
Matchpage
14
16
1st March 2017
14
Cobblestone
16

 Immortals K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 27 - 20 +7 103.3 1.52
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 26 - 20 +6 89.1 1.41
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 24 - 20 +4 85.0 1.12
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 21 - 22 -1 91.2 1.12
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 17 - 21 -4 54.0 0.79
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 26 - 19 +7 88.9 1.29
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 23 - 24 -1 79.1 1.08
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvipyth 19 - 24 -5 82.1 0.95
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 18 - 24 -6 66.9 0.81
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 16 - 24 -8 73.0 0.80

Train was the battleground for the match between OpTic vs. FaZe. The North American team who started on the T-side picked up the pistol round but lost a 3vs2 in the following round. FaZe were victorious in the anti-eco rounds which extended their lead to 3-1.

Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas found entry-kills in back-to-back rounds and OpTic used these man advantages to tie the game at 3-3.FaZe got back into it by getting their fourth round but OpTic reset their opponents, leading 7-4 after Spencer "Hiko" Martin's triple kill. Finn "karrigan" Andersen won the last round of the half by defusing the bomb in a 1vs1 against Hiko who couldn't find his opponent inside the smoke grenade (9-6).

Hiko & company won the second half pistol round to make it 10-6 but FaZe responded with three rounds. Hiko secured a quad kill to put OpTic back on track (11-9). Aleksi "allu" Jalli got three AWP entry kills which sparked a three round streak for FaZe. FaZe went on to win the map 16-12, improving their record to 4-0.

Matchpage
12
16
1st March 2017
12
Train
16

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 23 - 17 +6 80.0 1.26
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 20 - 20 0 83.5 1.19
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 19 - 19 0 81.6 1.09
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 18 - 18 0 71.0 0.94
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 14 - 17 -3 63.9 0.88
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 22 - 17 +5 93.4 1.30
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 19 - 17 +2 78.8 1.14
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 20 - 18 +2 66.3 1.12
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 17 - 22 -5 61.9 0.96
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 13 - 22 -9 62.3 0.78

The last three matches of Group A will be on display shortly and you can see the standings by clicking this link.

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
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
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
Easy for FaZe! #RUNFAZE #FAZEUP God allu <3
2017-03-01 20:21
lul
2017-03-01 20:21
3st
2017-03-01 20:22
#23
wrath | 
World XRAy1999 
ez for FaZe
2017-03-01 20:21
eZaF #FaZeUP
2017-03-01 20:21
#31
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Sweden FatmanAri 
ez for niko FAZE UP!
2017-03-01 20:21
ez
2017-03-01 20:21
haha
2017-03-01 20:21
#5
MEZi | 
Finland Sukrami 
God allu 2 stronk for #TrumpsWall
2017-03-01 20:21
hey guys as a fan of optic do you have any recommended suicide methods?
2017-03-01 20:21
#43
Finland ow 
candy flippin as drunk as u can be, take the hit from bong and close your eyes jump to water head first and go diving
2017-03-01 20:24
#9
hippien | 
Lithuania Ba1ter 
Fnx smurfing, expected tbh
2017-03-01 20:21
#10
Finland ow 
gg
2017-03-01 20:21
LOL
2017-03-01 20:21
#14
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United States burnt child 
kick hiko
2017-03-01 20:21
#15
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India TYZ4 
hmm
2017-03-01 20:21
#16
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Finland satkis 
Allu beast
2017-03-01 20:21
#17
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Denmark potatomato 
Nice.
2017-03-01 20:21
#19
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
EZPZ
2017-03-01 20:21
NiP looking bad lately :(
2017-03-01 20:21
#22
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Malaysia byaIi 
gg
2017-03-01 20:21
expected
2017-03-01 20:21
#27
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Serbia ZAG0R 
rip nip
2017-03-01 20:21
NIP RIP
2017-03-01 20:21
I feel bad for HECZ
2017-03-01 20:21
#30
Monkey | 
Brazil Cupinxa 
ez
2017-03-01 20:21
#33
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World Sins 
GJ IMT
2017-03-01 20:21
Faze top 1 incoming
2017-03-01 20:21
#fazeup
2017-03-01 20:21
#37
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Hungary ChuckeNy 
ripnip
2017-03-01 20:22
Time to make some changes NiP
2017-03-01 20:22
Is nip out now ?
2017-03-01 20:23
Yes.
2017-03-01 20:27
Why they even have a game left then now if out already ??
2017-03-01 20:28
Playing 5 matchs in total and Nip faces vs OpTic in the last match.
2017-03-01 20:30
Cant they just say cya we cant advance anyway ?
2017-03-01 20:31
#42
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Venezuela xoile 
what a awfull performance by GTR. NIP disband incoming!
2017-03-01 20:23
friberg came into the event hopeful twitter.com/fribergCS/status/83685329004.. :) :(
2017-03-01 20:25
#47
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
The suck because he has no balls to leave the team.
2017-03-01 20:30
#FAZEUP!
2017-03-01 20:36
#53
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Other Mortal_Wombat 
GeT_Bond
2017-03-02 00:08
NIP was underwhelming, but if thats the case, what was optic? #NACS
2017-03-02 01:24
HAHAHAAH why OG take HIKO. ahahhhahahahaha
2017-03-02 05:39
Get_quite
2017-03-02 08:56
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