FaZe to StarSeries semis over G2

FaZe are through to the semi-finals at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals after defeating G2 on three maps (16-7 on Inferno, 11-16 on Nuke and 16-10 on Train).

The series began on Inferno, G2's map pick, where Aleksi "allu" Jalli opened the game up with an ace to give FaZe the first round of the game. G2 then responded thanks to a sloppy A hold from FaZe, with Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro getting three kills to his name, but the European mixture pegged back and secured a two-round lead.

Kenny "kennyS" Schrub won a 1vs3 clutch with a p250 in the following round after yet another blunder from FaZe, with allu responding with a clutch of his own. It was a scrappy affair at this point, and it looked like G2 would stamp their authority on the game after winning three rounds in a row, but then FaZe upped the pace, winning five rounds straight before the Frenchmen took the final round thanks to some key AWP tags by Richard "shox" Papillon.

Up 9-6, FaZe picked up where they left off and won the first five rounds to increase their lead to 14-6. With a trio of kills, shox helped G2 to overturn a 3vs5 situation, but FaZe would instantly counter that round, resetting their opponents' economy and locking down the map at 16-7.


FaZe beat G2 in a series in which all pistol rounds went their way

Nuke began with FaZe winning the pistol round on the Terrorist side after coming out on top of a brawl in the trophy room. G2 would hit back in the third round thanks to two kills from Dan "apEX" Madesclaire with an AK-47 he had picked up the round before.

G2 put together a small run of rounds and jumped out to a 4-2 lead, but had to call a timeout shortly afterwards as FaZe won two in a row, the first of which in a 1v2 situation won by Nikola "NiKo" Kovač. The French lineup would continuously shut down FaZe in the next rounds, closing out the half with a 9-6 lead.

FaZe got out of the gate looking scary and secured the pistol round as Terrorist - maintaining their 100% pistol success in the series. Once again, G2 hit back on a force buy, but this time around they failed to follow it up as Finn "karrigan" Andersen clutched a 1vs2 situation.

It looked like FaZe would exert a grip on the game, but apEX had a different plan and picked up a quad kill to give G2 their 11th round of the map. FaZe would string three rounds together to cut the deficit to 11-13, but one last push from G2 was all it took to break the European mixture's resistance and take the series to a third map.


apEX led the charge on Nuke

Train began in the same manner as the previous two maps - with FaZe winning the pistol round. This time around, they would win both anti-ecos and a gun round on top of that, forcing G2 to call a tactical pause at 0-4.

G2 won the next gun round but could not follow it up, which severely dented their economy. Facing a considerable gap, G2 took a huge gamble and went on a force-buy, which luckily for them paid off. bodyy was then gifted a 1vs2 clutch, but FaZe were not going to let a comeback happen and won four of the next six rounds to take a 10-5 halftime lead.

FaZe further added to their lead by winning the pistol round as CT without losing a single man. With their backs against the wall, G2 were once again successful in a force-buy round, with shox racking up three kills with a tec-9.

Rounds then went back and forth, wreaking the economy of both teams, with G2 eventually winning three in a row to bring the scoreline to 9-12, powered by some strong individual rounds from Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt. But a comeback was not on the cards as FaZe won four of the next five rounds to close out the series and advance to the semi-finals.

PotM: Aleksi "allu" Jalli was the man of the match after strong displays on both Inferno and Train, getting countless picks, even onto Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, and also winning key clutches on the opening map.

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 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 63 - 49 +14 88.7 1.32
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 53 - 44 +9 77.3 1.19
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 62 - 52 +10 83.3 1.16
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 51 - 53 -2 69.2 1.03
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 42 - 51 -9 70.1 0.99
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 54 - 51 +3 75.0 1.06
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 56 - 56 0 74.3 0.99
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 53 - 54 -1 67.8 0.98
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 44 - 57 -13 73.7 0.88
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 42 - 54 -12 66.8 0.86

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1543
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1589
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
FAZEUP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2017-04-08 12:19
#33
allu | 
Finland yes_asd 
2ez4allu
2017-04-08 12:20
#58
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Finland eMBeJaana 
Allu 2 good 4 tier 1
2017-04-08 12:23
#105
allu | 
Finland yes_asd 
yep
2017-04-08 13:43
HENRYG AND SADOKIST WORST CASTERS EVER
2017-04-08 12:20
#46
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Lithuania mimfex 
how about Tom and Moses?
2017-04-08 12:21
Moses is actually the best caster, wasted on the desk. The whole desk is ruined by thorin anyways.
2017-04-08 20:33
What no? They actually are the best atm
2017-04-08 12:22
ddk and black ddk are the best imo.
2017-04-08 12:26
#85
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Russia band1 
i agree
2017-04-08 12:34
I like them but when they cast longer then 2 Hours straight they start talking dumb shit
2017-04-08 21:01
#35
France Bouf 
G2WIN
2017-04-08 12:20
#2
allu | 
Finland 9852174563 
Nice game by faze clan
2017-04-08 12:19
#3
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
SUPERTEAM LUL
2017-04-08 12:19
#4
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Finland NeekeriPeek 
FaZeUP
2017-04-08 12:19
ez
2017-04-08 12:19
#8
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Finland CoFmo 
GOD ALLU
2017-04-08 12:19
#9
kissmyass | 
Denmark raaVz 
-NBK +SCREAM
2017-04-08 12:19
What? No NBK had a huge impact
2017-04-08 12:25
KAPPA
2017-04-08 12:26
Did you even watch?
2017-04-08 21:00
scream is good kappa
2017-04-08 15:30
nbk no, -bodyy + happy - apex +scream
2017-04-08 18:01
Knew it
2017-04-08 12:19
#11
oskar | 
Czech Republic Marmadoc 
CG
2017-04-08 12:19
ezaf
2017-04-08 12:19
GOD ALLU
2017-04-08 12:19
HENRYG AND SADOKIST WORST CASTERS EVER
2017-04-08 12:20
#19
NEO | 
Poland Dodo77 
Hope Faze will win whole tournament
2017-04-08 12:20
ez for nikola
2017-04-08 12:19
#21
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Australia DabBoy 
Ez
2017-04-08 12:19
allu MVP!
2017-04-08 12:19
Pistols
2017-04-08 12:19
ez
2017-04-08 12:19
#29
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Australia yourwombat 
who would have thought it would be faze to take down G2 after that group stage
2017-04-08 12:19
SUPERTEAM LOL
2017-04-08 12:20
still better than your scene :P
2017-04-08 16:27
what country is that?
2017-04-09 13:30
You have such bad marks in Geography
2017-04-09 13:55
#31
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Russia Fori 
Allu not bot
2017-04-08 12:20
to much problems in this game XD
2017-04-08 12:20
#36
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Russia AR4ER 
Very good game by both teams...don't know what happend with G2.
2017-04-08 12:20
#68
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Switzerland BottomFragger 
Actually, considering the skill of both teams, it was a pretty mediocre game of both. But yeah, I really can't figure out what happened with G2 because they were looking incredible during the group stage.
2017-04-08 12:25
bo1 gs vs nip,hr...only sk was "decent" opponent and they were actually mediocre this event... it isnt like g2 looked THAT strong
2017-04-08 12:36
#139
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
apart from the ecos it was a pretty good and fun game, allu was on fire
2017-04-08 21:06
#37
FalleN | 
United Kingdom 7hznd 
GG
2017-04-08 12:20
lol.... superteam.
2017-04-08 12:20
gg
2017-04-08 12:20
expected when you have apEX and NBK
2017-04-08 12:20
loses all pistol rounds, win the rounds where they force up with pistols
2017-04-08 12:21
GOD ALLU Also was really nice to see rain step up for a bo3!
2017-04-08 12:21
GOD ALLU
2017-04-08 12:21
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro 44-57 -13 73.7 0.82 Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt 42-54 -12 66.8 0.82 "ScreaM will always be bothering for me as a player" (c) NBK
2017-04-08 12:21
Well, if you think the impact a player can have can be reduced to his score, you're surely mistaken.
2017-04-08 12:38
#97
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Portugal nincob 
+1
2017-04-08 12:51
Try to win a match having 2 players with those scores. For that to come you should have 3 shoxes or 2 shoxes + 1 playing-out-of-his-mind-everytime-kennyS, especially when you have no sneaky strats and rely only on pure aim. And then try to win a match having got less frags than the opposite team. Stop trying to say that frags don't mean shit, CS:GO is about getting frags, good teams invent good strats and get frags with good teamwork, but - you see - they get frags, you can't win when you can't get as many frags as you need for the win.
2017-04-09 15:48
#47
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Finland Kashmir69 
EZ 4 GOD ALLU
2017-04-08 12:21
#48
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France t3r4byt3 
expected, G2 dominating the group stage means they flop in playoffs
2017-04-08 12:22
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey 42-51 -9 70.1 0.80 what a revenge by superk1o
2017-04-08 12:22
Superteam without IGL kek
2017-04-08 12:22
#52
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Poland mamba99999 
unexpected
2017-04-08 12:22
actually pretty expected lol
2017-04-08 12:37
#53
Russia accn 
gj FaZe
2017-04-08 12:23
Allu must of been the problem for nip. Look how bad he is. Jeezzzzz
2017-04-08 12:23
#56
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Finland eMBeJaana 
GOD ALLU
2017-04-08 12:23
First match when allu didn't suck and killed with awp
2017-04-08 12:23
EZ4GODALLU
2017-04-08 12:24
#62
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Estonia Delan0 
Thats legit af. Although it was dumb for g2 to leave train as a decider seeing what faze did to sk testerday
2017-04-08 12:24
What is so fun about FaZe is that there's a little inconsistency but at the same time any one of the team, any single one, can just go ham and turn a map. Second; eco wins in this match has to be a record
2017-04-08 12:24
#74
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Finland Strobester231 
+1 Third, there is no such thing as BOT Allu :p
2017-04-08 12:26
#65
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Finland Strobester231 
LETS GO FAZE GOD ALLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
2017-04-08 12:25
allu sick
2017-04-08 12:25
#77
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Brazil DooteR_ 
No Scream No Win
2017-04-08 12:27
expected, ez for FaZe, G2 overrated af
2017-04-08 12:28
Scandinavia > world
2017-04-08 12:35
#93
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Sweden Trkmag 
ScreaM was the problem, GODYY really showed why he deserved the spot in the team today
2017-04-08 12:38
#96
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Latvia Avalank 
FUCK YES, FAZE!
2017-04-08 12:43
#98
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United States y0rk 
Lmao well there goes my prediction
2017-04-08 13:03
apex played well in the first 2 maps but went full bot 3rd map. faze deserves the win they looked overall the better team.
2017-04-08 13:08
I hope faze will win, Allu proved himself one more time. He is in top3 avp atm
2017-04-08 13:27
#102
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
Good luck FaZe :)
2017-04-08 13:31
it's always nice to see kio beating the guys that kicked him.
2017-04-08 13:33
Welcome to the Final FaZe hope you guys get crushed like last time
2017-04-08 13:38
#111
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Paraguay HighAIching 
Were you watching the same game? Cuz they never got crushed
2017-04-08 15:14
3-1
2017-04-08 17:49
#122
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Paraguay HighAIching 
clearly you didn't watch the game since every map was very close
2017-04-08 17:51
So what's up now, allu haters?
2017-04-08 13:58
#108
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Turkey KacaKTV 
god allu
2017-04-08 14:29
superteam they said...
2017-04-08 15:12
SUPER EZ FOR GODALLU
2017-04-08 16:12
All running train on kennyS
2017-04-08 16:13
#124
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Brazil nastylles 
RIP Super Team lul
2017-04-08 18:02
g2 is back...lol what a joke. bye baguettes.
2017-04-08 18:11
#129
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Sweden lagcats 
wow gj faze, also gj allu
2017-04-08 19:11
#136
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
ez 4 Aleksi 'allu' 'I'm not kiddings' Jalli. #FaZeUp
2017-04-08 20:45
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