FaZe overrun Renegades
FaZe are 1-0 at IEM Sydney after easing past Renegades 16-4 on Mirage.
FaZe, who began the match on the CT side, came out of the gate looking scary and took seven of the first eight rounds as Renegades struggled to find a way to get through the Europeans' defence.
After calling a timeout to discuss their strategy, Renegades got a second round on the board thanks to a pair of entry frags from Noah "Nifty" Francis, but FaZe hit back right after, resetting the Australians' economy. With nothing going their way, Renegades were limited to just three rounds in the half.
FaZe were far too strong for the Australians
FaZe piled more pressure on Renegades with a successful B push in the second pistol round. The Australians fought back on eco with a trio of kills from Karlo "USTILO" Pivac, but they were unable to follow it up as FaZe bagged the next three rounds, cruising to a 16-4 win.
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain||23 - 9||+14||120.2||1.87|
|Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan||20 - 7||+13||100.5||1.64|
|Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa||18 - 9||+9||95.3||1.55|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||16 - 10||+6||76.2||1.24|
|Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo||14 - 15||-1||74.7||1.10|
|Renegades||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR||13 - 19||-6||78.3||0.83|
|Justin 'jks' Savagejks||13 - 18||-5||67.8||0.75|
|Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO||11 - 18||-7||63.9||0.71|
|Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty||9 - 18||-9||45.5||0.50|
|Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa||4 - 18||-14||38.5||0.33|
The standings of the Swiss group stage are the following: