FaZe to IEM semis over OpTic

FaZe are the second team through to the playoffs at IEM Sydney after easing past OpTic 16-6 on Train.

Starting out on the CT side, OpTic drew first blood after denying FaZe's A push in the pistol round, with William "RUSH" Wierzba getting three kills. FaZe then did what they do best and hit back on a force buy, leaving the North Americans strapped for cash.

FaZe took control of the game and showed no signs of slowing down. OpTic's rounds in response were few and far between and they were held off any economic development, with the half ending in a 10-5 scoreline.


FaZe march on to the semi-finals

The European team further added to their lead by taking the pistol round and the corresponding anti-ecos. James "hazed" Cobb then gave OpTic fans some hope, denying Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey the 1v3 clutch, but it was too little, too late, as FaZe took the next three rounds to seal a convincing 16-6 win.

Matchpage
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6
4th May 2017
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Train
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With only two matches to go in the Swiss round, here is how the table is looking:

Qualified 2-1 2-2 1-2 Eliminated
Brazil SK  Denmark Astralis Australia Chiefs Australia Renegades  China ViCi
Europe FaZe
North America OpTic   Denmark North
United States James 'hazed' Cobb
James 'hazed' Cobb
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
736
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
Great game to watch :D
2017-05-04 12:38
#6
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Netherlands Lurox 
Ez for Astralis
2017-05-04 12:38
#7
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Pakistan perth 
disappointing was expecting north to make it to playoffs
2017-05-04 12:38
Great event in all honesty.
2017-05-04 12:39
#9
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
FaZeUP
2017-05-04 12:39
Again like esl one NY they've messed up the Swiss league it only really works if you have 16 teams or more hence why astralis have to play rng
2017-05-04 12:39
optic and faze had a lost and a win in their first 2 matches, thats why they face each other.renegades had lost their first 2 matches.chiefs and north had a lost and a win in their first 2 matches, thats why they face each other.
2017-05-04 12:40
Yeah but the main principles of a Swiss league is no playing same team twice and always playing one with the same score record. On the major with 16 teams it worked perfectly here they break a principle because there aren't enough teams. Stick to gsl for small torunements
2017-05-04 12:43
#FaZeUp
2017-05-04 12:39
#13
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
tarik top fragger at tk
2017-05-04 12:41
So ez 4 faze
2017-05-04 12:46
OpTic got ate! As they mentioned in the stream, rain seems to be in a good spot rite now. He gets to do his thing and it works. allu tho can be pretty inconsistent, he hasn't gone mad ham in the way an awper could.
2017-05-04 13:07
k1oshima dont throw jersey
2017-05-04 15:44
#19
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Japan Menedreal 
Rain 94% hs...... Valve chek him
2017-05-04 18:58
#20
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Finland Smoonah 
whens the semi-finals start?
2017-05-04 20:53
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