FaZe move past fnatic to go 2-1
FaZe have returned to winning ways at ESL One Cologne after moving past fnatic by a 16-12 scoreline on Overpass.
The match began with a strong start from FaZe, who jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after picking up the pistol round with a B execution. fnatic then responded in the first full gun round after an agressive setup left them with a two-man advantage early on, but FaZe rallied back immediately thanks to a quad kill from Nikola "NiKo" Kovač.
FaZe went on to add the next round, bringing the scoreline to a 5-1 advantage. fnatic then responded on a shoddy buy, with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist getting three kills to his name. That round sparked a massive run from the Swedish team, who never let FaZe string rounds together once again, closing out the half with an 8-7 lead.
The second half was beginning to look lopsided, with FaZe constantly shutting fnatic down despite losing the third round. At 12-9, Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer picked up a tripe kill that finally allowed the Swedes to get some breathing room.
fnatic continued picking up rounds and eventually restored parity at 12-12. After calling a tactical pause, FaZe tightened up their defense to hold off the Swedish team, whose indecisiveness cost them a couple of rounds and allowed the European mixture to regain control and take the map at 16-12.
|fnatic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister||19 - 17||+2||70.1||1.02|
|Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha||16 - 19||-3||80.6||1.00|
|Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis||19 - 21||-2||64.7||0.91|
|Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW||17 - 22||-5||65.4||0.89|
|Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ||14 - 19||-5||62.6||0.87|
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo||25 - 16||+9||98.5||1.45|
|Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa||18 - 15||+3||75.2||1.13|
|Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan||20 - 17||+3||67.7||1.08|
|Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain||19 - 19||0||73.6||1.04|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||16 - 18||-2||60.9||0.87|
Below you can find how the teams' record at ESL One Cologne currently stands: