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.

FaZe pick up their second win at ESL One Cologne

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.

Matchpage
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5th July 2017
12
Overpass
16

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 19 - 17 +2 70.1 1.02
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 16 - 19 -3 80.6 1.00
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 19 - 21 -2 64.7 0.91
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 17 - 22 -5 65.4 0.89
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 14 - 19 -5 62.6 0.87
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 25 - 16 +9 98.5 1.45
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 18 - 15 +3 75.2 1.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 20 - 17 +3 67.7 1.08
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 19 - 19 0 73.6 1.04
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 16 - 18 -2 60.9 0.87

Below you can find how the teams' record at ESL One Cologne currently stands:

2-0
United States OpTic Europe mousesports
United States Liquid Sweden NiP
2-1
CIS Natus Vincere Brazil SK
France G2 Europe FaZe
1-2
Denmark Heroic United States Cloud9
Turkey Space Soldiers Denmark North
Brazil Immortals Sweden fnatic
Eliminated
Poland Virtus.pro China TYLOO
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1289
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
GG faze <3
2017-07-05 19:10
#6
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
olofmeister overrated flusha outdated JW overweighted fnatic eliminated
2017-07-05 19:10
i still remember old fnatic like everyone was calling flusha as a cheater. fnatic was dominating everything. Who else remembers?
2017-07-05 19:12
#20
shox | 
Germany KotFahrer 
I actually really liked the times. There was so much fire in the scene back then because of it.
2017-07-05 19:16
#31
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Finland ItzMqss ESBO 
Back to the good old days
2017-07-05 19:47
#36
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Sweden historia 
Anything before 2016 was not competitive!!!!111 ecks dee
2017-07-05 21:48
Wow you remember 2 years ago! Well done!
2017-07-05 19:43
wpfaze
2017-07-05 19:10
#5
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Netherlands namewastaken 
gg faze
2017-07-05 19:10
#8
jOELZ | 
Finland Baconguy3 
n1
2017-07-05 19:10
fnatic needs a good IGL
2017-07-05 19:10
#11
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China Captain_TYLOO 
NiP Swedish hope! Fnatic is NAPS
2017-07-05 19:10
#12
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Algeria Maxmeister 
i want the old fnatic POWER :(
2017-07-05 19:10
No-one wants that level of cheating back in the game.
2017-07-05 19:17
#13
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Turkey meduckhad 
virtus pro 16th :(
2017-07-05 19:10
#16
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Malaysia phyzell 
DSN is much better than this current line up. EZ to the PZ !
2017-07-05 19:12
NiKo on point as nearly always
2017-07-05 19:13
#18
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Brazil fzZ 
bot allu
2017-07-05 19:14
NiKo Clan
2017-07-05 19:16
#24
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Brazil digozamaral 
Ez for faze
2017-07-05 19:19
Faze just let mousesports beat them to ensure having the two dankest teams go on
2017-07-05 19:21
#28
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United States CWalker 
Niko doing Niko things
2017-07-05 19:29
#34
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Sweden 133665 
:(
2017-07-05 20:52
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