BIG have pulled off the first upset of PGL Major Krakow after defeating FaZe 16-8 on Inferno.
The fifth match of the day in Krakow began with a near-perfect A execution from BIG in the pistol round, which did not pay off, however, as Aleksi "allu" Jalli and Nikola "NiKo" Kovač turned a 2v4 situation around with two kills apiece. A third-round buy from the Germans was countered by FaZe without too much trouble, paving the way for the European mixture to take a 4-0 lead.
With three clean executions in a row, BIG closed the gap to a minimum and left FaZe in a dire economical situation. The German team then restored parity at 4-4, but FaZe regained control of the match and won two rounds in a row thanks to an effective double AWP setup.
Johannes "nex" Maget turned hero in the following round and won a 1v2 clutch with only seconds left on the clock after Håvard "rain" Nygaard had left FaZe in a 5v2 situation with three quick kills in the patio. That was the start of a great run from BIG, who would win three of the next four rounds to secure a narrow 8-7 advantage.
BIG further added to their lead by taking the pistol round as CT thanks to a trio of headshots from Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz in a flank attempt. After winning both anti-ecos, the German team carried their momentum into the gun rounds and quickly hit 14 rounds after constantly frustrating FaZe.
Finn "karrigan" Andersen then called a timeout in an effort to halt BIG's momentum, but the German team would reach match point anyway. NiKo still gave FaZe fans some hope by winning a 1v2 clutch, but BIG locked down the map in the following round.
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain||16 - 19||-3||87.3||1.09|
|Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo||15 - 15||0||70.0||1.03|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||17 - 17||0||69.1||0.88|
|Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa||8 - 17||-9||49.0||0.53|
|Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan||8 - 19||-11||39.8||0.49|
|BIG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Johannes 'nex' Magetnex||23 - 11||+12||98.7||1.60|
|Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN||23 - 13||+10||100.1||1.54|
|Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäuskeev||16 - 14||+2||70.5||1.18|
|Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b||13 - 12||+1||63.3||1.09|
|Nikola 'LEGIJA' NinićLEGIJA||12 - 14||-2||59.3||0.84|
Below you can find the current Swiss stage record after five matches:
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