FaZe defeat OpTic in ECS S3 Finals opener
FaZe have secured their first victory at the ECS Season 3 Finals after defeating OpTic 16-9 in Group A's opening match.
The first game of the tournament started out on Overpass, with OpTic picking up the Counter-Terrorist pistol round and the subsequent two. FaZe would then grab their first with a fast B execution, setting them up for to a 3-3 stalemate.
OpTic were still able to buy one more time, but their economy was left in tatters as FaZe secured their fourth round. Following a save round from James "hazed" Cobb's men, the North American squad managed to take a 7-5 lead by taking four rounds in a row. However, after winning three straight rounds,FaZe secured an 8-7 half-time lead.
Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas' squad began the second half with a B execution and managed to secure the bombsite. Still, with Håvard "rain" Nygaard adding four frags to his name, FaZe picked up the pistol round in a retake play.
Finn "karrigan" Andersen' fivemen then easily reached the thirteen-round mark before losing their first rounds of the half. OpTic seemed to be ready to pick up another round, but Aleksi "allu" Jalli and rain clutched a 2v4, opening the way for their team to close out Overpass 16-9.
K - D
Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain
27 - 16
Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo
17 - 16
Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa
13 - 14
Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan
18 - 18
Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu
15 - 14