HellRaisers stun FaZe in Kiev
HellRaisers got off on the right foot at the SL i-League StarSeries with a stunning 16-10 victory against FaZe on Cache.
The match began with HellRaisers taking the lead with a near-flawless CT pistol, but then FaZe replied with their usual force buy prowess and tied up the score, with Aleksi "allu" Jalli getting three kills to his name.
FaZe put together a small run of rounds and jumped out to a 5-1 lead. Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk put his team back in the game with a trio of kills in the boost position, with HellRaisers going on to win three of the next four rounds, forcing FaZe to call a tactical pause. The move did not alter the momentum of the game, however, as HellRaisers closed out the half with a 9-6 lead.
HellRaisers prove that they cannot be taken lightly
HellRaisers further added to their lead with a fast A execute in the pistol round. After losing both eco rounds, FaZe were handed a heavy blow in the first gun round as Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow cut off their rotation towards A with three quick kills.
With no money to work with, FaZe saw their opponents quickly reach match point. With their backs against the wall, FaZe strung four rounds together, but their comeback hopes were crushed by bondik, who clutched a 1v3 situation with 10 HP and a tec-9 to give HellRaisers an impressive victory against the No.4 team in the world.
PoTM: Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz was a key figure in the match, topping the scoreboard with 25 kills and a 1.34 Rating. The Hungarian sniper had at least one kill in 13 of the 16 rounds his team won and picked up five opening frags.
|HellRaisers||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox||25 - 16||+9||95.0||1.51|
|Patrik 'Zero' ŽúdelZero||24 - 16||+8||97.2||1.46|
|Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1||18 - 17||+1||83.9||1.21|
|Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO||18 - 20||-2||76.0||0.99|
|Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik||12 - 16||-4||47.0||0.81|
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo||25 - 22||+3||104.6||1.37|
|Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain||21 - 21||0||89.6||1.14|
|Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa||17 - 18||-1||65.7||0.91|
|Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan||10 - 18||-8||57.3||0.76|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||12 - 18||-6||47.0||0.71|
Here's how the Swiss Stage record currently stands: