FaZe to StarSeries final over HR

FaZe have made their second consecutive final after defeating HellRaisers 2-0 (Mirage 16-13, Train 16-14) in SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 semi-finals.

FaZe kicked off the first semi-final with a great 5-0 start, winning the pistol and first gunround comfortably on the Terrorist side. HellRaisers climbed back to 4-5 with everyone pulling their weight, defending each site with relative ease.

After the next round went the other way and FaZe picked up their sixth round, HR grabbed all of the remaining rounds with Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz getting opening kills before the teams switched sides.

Finn "karrigan" Andersen, who already played well up to that point, stepped up with a quick, all-headshot quad in B defense, which helped FaZe pick up another 5-0 lead early in the half for an overall 11-9 lead.

The mixture around Nikola "NiKo" Kovač continued to dominate on their CT side until it was 15-10, when DeadFox and Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow showcased their abilities with two clutches in a row - a triple with a 1v1 by the Hungarian and an ace with a 1v2 by the Ukrainian captain.

That allowed HellRaisers to get up to 13 rounds, but it wasn't enough to force overtime due to Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey getting a quick triple in middle, finishing off map one at 16-13.


FaZe make their second final in a row

Continuing their perfect streak in pistols, FaZe got another 5-0 lead early on Train as Counter-Terrorists.

HellRaisers got on the board with three out of the next four rounds thanks to individual displays from Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk and ANGE1, but karrigan's squad quickly got back on the horse, finishing the half with six rounds in a row and a 12-3 lead.

Martin "STYKO" Styk and company then grabbed their first pistol round in the series and lowered their deficit to five rounds, although an eco win by FaZe stopped their streak relatively early. Nevertheless, HellRaisers continued to retake in tough scenarios, including a 2v3 when Patrik "Zero" Žúdel got a triple.

A triple from karrigan after a play through a smoke gave FaZe match point, but it wasn't over just yet. STYKO's double and a defuse during a 2v2 helped HR start climbing back, fending off all attacks until it was 15-14. At that point, FaZe got their opening kills and broke through the defense for their second consecutive final after IEM Katowice.

PotM: Finn "karrigan" Andersen showcased his impact throughout the series, as FaZe had a 24-6 score in rounds where the Danish in-game leader got at least one kill. He had 30 kills on Mirage alone (where he also put up a big quad-kill in the second pistol), as well as a couple of important multi-kills on Train, such as his triple that got FaZe to match point. 

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 48 - 40 +8 90.2 1.22
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 37 - 37 0 78.2 1.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 46 - 37 +9 76.6 1.08
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 38 - 38 0 71.7 0.95
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 30 - 34 -4 56.9 0.90
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 46 - 42 +4 93.5 1.21
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 37 - 35 +2 63.7 1.01
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 34 - 39 -5 63.9 0.89
Slovakia Patrik 'Zero' ŽúdelZero 34 - 39 -5 61.4 0.88
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 35 - 44 -9 69.1 0.85

Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1175
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1641
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1090
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
598
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1138
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
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
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1253
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
#1
Bulgaria dz3n 
almost
2017-04-09 13:26
#15
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Europe _EpiC_ 
good performance by HR
2017-04-09 13:27
Respect for HR. Such a good run.
2017-04-09 13:31
BOT ALLU
2017-04-09 14:00
#75
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Denmark Notallama 
+1
2017-04-09 14:56
god allu 30 bomb
2017-04-09 13:27
LUL
2017-04-09 13:27
EZ
2017-04-09 13:27
#44
rain | 
Saudi Arabia notsure 
gg both teams
2017-04-09 13:36
#2
allu | 
Finland 9852174563 
ez
2017-04-09 13:26
#3
Slovakia lejtR 
gg wp nt hr
2017-04-09 13:26
#4
Korea yuh 
wez
2017-04-09 13:26
nice
2017-04-09 13:27
faze in finals against navi!
2017-04-09 13:26
#8
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Finland kappaboi 
yes
2017-04-09 13:27
gg
2017-04-09 13:27
nice
2017-04-09 13:27
yes
2017-04-09 13:27
Hats off to Hellraisers! What a tournament they have had !
2017-04-09 13:27
#34
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Ukraine twil 
+karma
2017-04-09 13:29
#14
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Andorra nalnozleoj 
finally faze
2017-04-09 13:27
#17
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Belarus f1NESSEA 
great for them
2017-04-09 13:27
#27
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Belarus f1NESSEA 
FaZe with Niko 2 finals in a row. WP!
2017-04-09 13:27
#19
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Israel Netanyahu 
GG
2017-04-09 13:27
#20
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
Still. WP HR. Great game
2017-04-09 13:27
ez
2017-04-09 13:27
#24
MSL | 
Finland apinaa 
hr one tournament wonder
2017-04-09 13:27
#26
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Sweden skyvlan 
FaZe vs Ast in the finals?
2017-04-09 13:27
#28
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Poland mamba99999 
Another Hearthbreak, not a single time has the team I wanted to win, actually won. Iv'An is the last hope.
2017-04-09 13:28
VP, NaVi, G2 and HR were my hope only my Ivan is left :-(
2017-04-09 13:32
#78
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Switzerland Alpollo 
It looks bad for Ivan but this is good because I want my 18$
2017-04-09 16:02
entertaining game
2017-04-09 13:28
#30
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Ukraine twil 
Big respect to Hellraisers
2017-04-09 13:28
FAZE UP
2017-04-09 13:28
#32
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Finland terquie 
allu xd
2017-04-09 13:29
#33
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Paraguay mcraepy 
expected.. FaZe vs NaVi danm
2017-04-09 13:29
tba best potm
2017-04-09 13:31
Becoming a bit of a fan of HR. They play nice CS and they clearly have great talent. Made this tournament a lot more interesting.
2017-04-09 13:31
#54
oskar | 
Czech Republic ELV1S 
+1
2017-04-09 13:47
#38
frozen | 
Slovakia KloperR 
will get rekt in final anyway LUL
2017-04-09 13:32
See flag Expected /Closed
2017-04-09 13:35
#46
frozen | 
Slovakia KloperR 
lool its not about flag, they won both pistol rounds and nearly lose mirage to HR so what they want to do vs NaVi/Astralis in final ??
2017-04-09 13:36
Well you did make it sound like there was a better choise for the finals. Stop thinking that HR is good. The only reason that they won so many rounds is because faze mistakes, something that na'vi/astralis won't do. Faze may not win the final, but i expect to put a good fight.
2017-04-09 13:58
#40
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Europe Capo_666 
HR looking good at the moment I hope they make it to the next major
2017-04-09 13:32
Nice plays by HR, hope they will fix their mistakes and comeback stronger. GG FaZe!
2017-04-09 13:33
#42
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Hungary StraYzie 
This was a nice run from HR. Keep it up!
2017-04-09 13:34
Bot allu lelz.
2017-04-09 13:36
Carrigan or Botrigan?
2017-04-09 13:41
#48
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Denmark clutchkongen 
As soon as hr don't win all the pistols it's not easy! They should never have gotten to the semis in the first place.
2017-04-09 13:43
Butthurt North fan?
2017-04-09 13:46
#55
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
They got 13 and 14 rounds off the current no. 4 ranked team in the world and were literally a few kills away from winning both maps. Blind FaZe fanboy. HR played great and it was a fucking close series which Faze just came out on top of.
2017-04-09 13:47
That guy is clearly a North fanboy, not FaZe.
2017-04-09 14:06
#69
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Yeah I can see that now, either way he's just a butthurt fanbpy who can't handle that HR had a fucking great tournament and FULLY deserved their spot in the semi-final.
2017-04-09 14:11
#72
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Denmark clutchkongen 
Haha not a faze fan! And take a chill pill dude!
2017-04-09 14:40
#65
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Slovakia VladO.  
Then why didn't North win all the pistols instead?
2017-04-09 14:03
#73
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Denmark clutchkongen 
How would I know, ask them lol.
2017-04-09 14:40
#76
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Slovakia VladO.  
yes
2017-04-09 15:59
#49
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Finland Strobester231 
Although I think FaZe do deserve it more and im really happy for FaZe as Im a huge fanboy, hats off to HR for having such a great tournament and giving the home viewers something to cheer for! GGWP HR!!
2017-04-09 13:43
+1
2017-04-09 13:45
#57
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
+1 they all had a great tournament. ANGE1 is probably the best fragging IGL in CSGO right now, deadfox is a great, if slightly inconsistent awper, and the other 3 are turning into fairly solid and skilled riflers who can all pull their weight. They were great to watch, hope they can keep it up.
2017-04-09 13:49
bot alLu
2017-04-09 13:45
#52
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Russia AR4ER 
Realy great game by HellRaisers.So close both maps...GG
2017-04-09 13:46
gg hr
2017-04-09 13:48
now the question. Do we call FaZe legit now? Its second in a row after getting Niko. Or is it still Honeymoon period?
2017-04-09 13:55
#64
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United States SERGlO 
I really don't believe it's a honeymoon period because they stayed consistent and also have made many mistakes in groups although I am very angry that people takes groups in consideration for so much. Like Jesus Christ if you do mouz vs best team in world 20 times your guaranteed that mouz will upset at least 1 time lol.
2017-04-09 14:01
Great match with lots of nail-biting round finishes! This is what semis and finals should be like! All hail God(bot) Allu!
2017-04-09 14:00
-LuckyReisers I told u,guys:/
2017-04-09 14:06
tmw karrigan topfragging in faze
2017-04-09 14:12
#71
FalleN | 
United Kingdom 7hznd 
GG
2017-04-09 14:28
#77
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Switzerland Alpollo 
gg
2017-04-09 16:01
SK would've easily raped any of the two in bo3. This tournament is a joke.
2017-04-09 16:31
#80
hecker | 
World heck9r 
HR are getting better and better. I call semi finals for them next major.
2017-04-09 17:05
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