FaZe secure last playoff spot over North
FaZe have secured a spot in the ESL One Cologne quarter-finals after easily defeating North 16-7 on Inferno.
The final match of the Swiss group stage had FaZe and North battle it out on Inferno for the last available spot in the playoffs. Despite losing the first gun round, Finn "karrigan" Andersen's men got off to a great start, with five of the first six rounds going in their favour.
North then picked up their second round with a B execution before following it up with three more rounds to restore parity at 5-5. After calling a tactical pause, FaZe regained control of the match and won four of the remaining five rounds.
Håvard "rain" Nygaard and co. started the second half with a fast and successful mid to A execution. FaZe won the following anti-ecos and also the first gun round, with Nikola "NiKo" Kovač pulling off a 1v2 clutch after picking off two other opponents earlier in the round. The European mixture would lose just one round before locking down the map, 16-7, to secure a spot in the last-eight stage of the tournament.
|North||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL||13 - 20||-7||64.7||0.85|
|René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb||12 - 17||-5||57.7||0.76|
|Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy||12 - 19||-7||62.3||0.76|
|Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk||14 - 19||-5||50.6||0.69|
|Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig||6 - 21||-15||41.7||0.48|
With the Swiss stage coming to an end, here is the outcome of the Swiss stage:
|Qualified for playoffs|