OpTic to playoffs over FaZe

OpTic beat FaZe, 16-10, on Train, to secure a spot in the playoffs.

OpTic started out the match by planting the bomb on the B site without any kills on either side, but a clean retake by FaZe gave the European combine the first round of the match. The second round also had OpTic planting, but with the inferior buy, once again FaZe had no problem retaking and defusing the bomb. A big quad kill round by Keith "NAF" Markovic when OpTic were down 2vs4 gave the North American-Spanish side their first round, which they were able to follow up against a force buy, and once again against an eco to take a 3-2 lead.

OpTic started to gain momentum, not allowing FaZe to get back into the game, winning four rounds in a row before being contested. The North American-Spanish side then reset FaZe on the following round. Eventually, OpTic went on to take the half 12-3.

Three big rounds by NAF on the CT side pushed OpTic over the edge

FaZe didn’t throw the towel, and won the second round to keep their chances of qualifying for the playoffs alive. They then followed it up winning against two hard ecos and winning the first gun round which OpTic had saved for to have a full buy. FaZe were able to bring it back all the way to 9-13, but double by NAF and Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas got OpTic a round away from match point. NAF then got a triple with the AWP on the B site to stop FaZe’s push. After FaZe won one last round, getting to 10-15, NAF got yet another triple on an eco to push his team over the fence, taking it 16-10 and qualifying for the playoffs.

Matchpage
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6th July 2017
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Train
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 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 28 - 15 +13 90.8 1.53
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 17 - 19 -2 83.4 1.09
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 17 - 20 -3 74.2 0.91
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 12 - 18 -6 68.3 0.86
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 15 - 20 -5 63.5 0.79
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 21 - 16 +5 87.0 1.41
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 23 - 17 +6 79.5 1.19
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 22 - 20 +2 91.5 1.18
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 13 - 18 -5 61.9 0.90
United States James 'hazed' Cobbhazed 13 - 18 -5 54.4 0.86

Qualified for playoffs
Sweden NiP United States Liquid
CIS Natus Vincere France G2
United States OpTic  
2-2
Sweden fnatic Denmark North 
United States Cloud9 Europe mousesports
Brazil SK Europe FaZe
Eliminated
Poland Virtus.pro China TYLOO
Turkey Space Soldiers Denmark Heroic
Brazil Immortals
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
#1
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Poland shaed_i 
optic to win cologne Kappa
2017-07-06 18:51
#17
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Germany TheFerox_ 
gotta mark this comment if optic wins lol
2017-07-06 18:53
#42
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Finland eMBeJaana 
-allu +allu
2017-07-06 18:56
Liquid -stanislaw +tarik
2017-07-06 19:02
No
2017-07-06 19:05
#66
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Italy steven513 
LUL Tarik best peanut brain igl
2017-07-06 19:14
#2
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United States onesix 
Shit.
2017-07-06 18:52
FaZe are looking really bad. rain should find his A-game finally or get out of the team. kio is still the problem. So, we have 2 useless NA teams in the playoffs: Liquid and OpTic.
2017-07-06 18:52
Liquid ain't that bad they took Astralis 3 maps at ECS
2017-07-06 18:53
Simply look at the teams that are/will be eliminated.
2017-07-06 18:56
csgo is a mess right now, but Liquid has been looking good aside from the major quali, bbeat fnatic easily in a bo3, and made astralis sweat for a bo3.
2017-07-06 19:05
#45
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kennynext 
rain is one of most consistent players ever , since NiKo joined he is always next to him , and now he has one bad tournament and ur typing shit like that. And ur saying k1o is a problem for only this match he played. Lmao how fucking stupid you are...
2017-07-06 18:58
this is the typical 1 game/tournament analysis. smh
2017-07-06 19:02
16-24, 18-24 vs SK (25.06) 8-18 vs HEROIC! (04.07) 10-22 vs mousesports (04.07) Sry man but he's one of two star players in FaZe, when he suxx cocks - it's really hard for NiKo to carry their asses to the victories.
2017-07-06 19:12
#77
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kennynext 
Well I guess he just made you change your mind with this last match ;)
2017-07-06 23:17
He should step it up against T1 teams too.
2017-07-06 23:27
#79
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kennynext 
Those smartass haters just never give up haha. Just wait bro he will....
2017-07-07 00:59
I aren't think that, but I will be happy if I'm wrong about this one.
2017-07-07 12:37
#84
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United States Artifactz 
hey its better than him carrying mouz they don't even make it out of groups
2017-07-11 17:54
#75
REAL | 
Spain deBurrows 
what? I've always seen rain being very irregular. Other thing is the results of the team have been consistingly better since NiKo joined and so is being rain together with the team. But before that I never seen him performing good in more than 2 games in a row.
2017-07-06 20:51
Liquid useless? Lol
2017-07-06 19:06
5th
2017-07-06 18:52
#5
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Sweden WhisperingEye 
ez4tarik lul
2017-07-06 18:52
#6
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Sweden pend3x1g 
hahhahaah ez
2017-07-06 18:53
#19
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Russia f0wlie 
the fuck are you trying dumb swede? 1st? nt
2017-07-06 18:53
#23
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Sweden pend3x1g 
are you retard ?
2017-07-06 18:53
#28
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Russia f0wlie 
did you try to be first by typing 1 letter? nt btw
2017-07-06 18:54
#30
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Sweden pend3x1g 
ok
2017-07-06 18:54
#32
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Russia f0wlie 
sad cunt
2017-07-06 18:55
#34
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Sweden pend3x1g 
xD
2017-07-06 18:55
#48
JULTN1 | 
Estonia HDTanel 
Yea you sad cunt trynna steal 1rd place, aint gonna happen sweetie
2017-07-06 19:00
#57
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Russia f0wlie 
+
2017-07-06 19:05
#64
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Sweden pend3x1g 
lul
2017-07-06 19:10
FAZE & SK WILL ELIMINATED
2017-07-06 18:53
#54
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Brazil Coba1nK 
Assim eles tem mais tempo pra se preparar pro major
2017-07-06 19:04
#8
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United States majdob 
HAHAHAHAH AMERICA IS NUMBER 1 BEST COUNTRY
2017-07-06 18:52
#85
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United States Artifactz 
really then how come they haven't won a major yet
2017-07-11 17:55
#88
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United States majdob 
go away geek
2017-07-12 02:40
#89
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United States Artifactz 
triggered?
2017-07-12 21:50
haHAA
2017-07-06 18:52
#10
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Russia f0wlie 
Faze-SK.. rip
2017-07-06 18:52
#11
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United States kick_mo_ffs 
... just depressing
2017-07-06 18:52
Wasn't expecting that.
2017-07-06 18:52
faze EleGiggle
2017-07-06 18:52
LOL AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
2017-07-06 18:52
#15
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Brazil AnthonySilva 
TARIK > ALL IGL'S COMBINED OPTIC TOP 1
2017-07-06 18:52
RIGGED
2017-07-06 18:52
#18
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
FAZE VS SK PLS
2017-07-06 18:53
Fnc beats SK and plays against NIP.. make it happen
2017-07-06 18:53
Fnatic vs nip in esl cologne,dreamhack masters malmo and major. Ohh wait...
2017-07-06 18:57
Kids on hltv <3
2017-07-06 20:06
#86
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United States Artifactz 
lol
2017-07-11 17:56
Trump always wins
2017-07-06 18:53
#24
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
tier 1 teams doesnt want to give away their strats 1 week before major enjoy cologne tier 2 teams :D
2017-07-06 18:53
#55
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Norway apx- 
+1
2017-07-06 19:04
Could be considering the amount of upsets.
2017-07-06 20:45
To me Faze, Sk are hiding tactics
2017-07-06 18:53
#26
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France StickyRice 
FaZe vs SK incoming, victory for FaZe, you will see guys.
2017-07-06 18:53
#33
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France StickyRice 
SK vs Fnatic and North vs FaZe, Resident sleeper
2017-07-06 18:55
won 2 pistols, lost 16-10
2017-07-06 18:54
Great, can't wait to watch Optic to get banged out in playoffs!!!!!!
2017-07-06 18:54
#31
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
oh fuck
2017-07-06 18:54
There is something definitely wrong with faze... How do you lose a game where you have a guy with best score in the match? they are relying wayy too much on Niko to rek house... so if he doesn't get double or triple kill in a round, its lost... that is very braindead cs...
2017-07-06 18:55
#50
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Mancow 
You made that point after seeing them lose a match, attend two finals, few semi-finals and also winning a tournament. How are they bad now? :D
2017-07-06 19:02
I didnt say they are bad per say... but those matches/tournaments that they won Niko was a beast just like in this match... but when he under performs they lose 100/100... thats why im saying there something wrong with them... Niko did play well this match but rest of the team really needs to wake up...
2017-07-06 19:18
#83
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Mancow 
Oh yeah, agree
2017-07-08 21:24
#60
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Norway apx- 
They are just doing some PUG shit, major in less than two weeks.
2017-07-06 19:06
1 week
2017-07-06 19:20
#36
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
wat
2017-07-06 18:55
If hiding tactics means missing every shot then yeah maybe faze is hiding tactics
2017-07-06 18:56
#80
NAF | 
Germany al1na 
+1 losing aimduels and getting completely overrun =\= hiding strats
2017-07-07 08:37
#39
allu | 
Netherlands MarkBurns 
GODwell
2017-07-06 18:56
#40
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Brazil Charizaldo 
SK x Faze confirmed, SK out confirmed. Always SK x the stronger team of the draw
2017-07-06 18:56
#41
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Norway Phancy11 
Shit tournament. Teams which didnt qualified to major want to show to their orgs that they are not garbage xD
2017-07-06 18:56
#43
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Hungary BostonTerrier 
Fixing it for you: Niko -rain +snax -allu +oskar -kio +fnx -karrigan +ange1
2017-07-06 18:56
#87
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United States Artifactz 
ok it should be NiKo -rain +Neo -allu +KennyS -kio +krimz -karrigan +pronax
2017-07-11 18:00
Turok IGL > Karrigan Igl
2017-07-06 19:00
#47
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Greece praytoGOD 
sorry but NIP will gonna win this event SO EAZY !
2017-07-06 19:00
#51
fnx | 
Europe FPSLin 
2EZ4SK
2017-07-06 19:02
#53
ZywOo | 
Europe Noway1 
-85$ ty Allu
2017-07-06 19:04
i was gonna bet on optic but then i was like nah they gonna get rekt. now look what happened.
2017-07-06 19:05
#62
fnx | 
Europe FPSLin 
rip money rip dream
2017-07-06 19:07
Alright, joke's over, who's gonna put OpTic in their place in the playoffs
2017-07-06 19:09
#71
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Lithuania Afgan` 
Lul
2017-07-06 20:02
Niko goes ham and they still lose
2017-07-06 20:47
mouz syndrom @ FaZe now.
2017-07-06 21:49
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