FaZe are through to the semi-finals at ELEAGUE Premier following a comprehensive 2-0 victory over EnVyUs (16-12 on Nuke and 16-3 on Overpass).
The first map of the series was Nuke, EnVyUs' map pick, where the initial stages were played at a frantic pace. FaZe started things off with a B retake, thanks to double kills from Finn "karrigan" Andersen and Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, but, for a while, the match was a back-and-forth affair as teams kept trading rounds.
It was only six rounds into the game that a team finally managed to string rounds together. With a very tight defence, FaZe got a foothold in the game and secured a 5-2 lead, but then EnVyUs' offense came to life, with five of the next six rounds going the Frenchmen's way. It looked like EnVyUs had discovered a winning formula, but the final two rounds went to the European mixture, who took a narrow 8-7 lead.
FaZe further added to their lead by taking the pistol round, courtesy of a trio of kills from karrigan, and the subsequent anti-ecos. The first full gun round also went FaZe's way, after they turned a seemingly lost 2v2 situation around.
With FaZe winning every close situation, they hit map point without dropping a single round in the half. A last-gasp effort from EnVyUs still earned them five rounds, but, after calling a tactical pause, the European mixture managed to put the game to bed.
Map two, Overpass, began with EnVyUs winning a very solid pistol round, only to collapse in the following anti-eco round. That eco victory sparked a massive run from FaZe, who would go on to win nine rounds in a row, most of them pretty convincingly.
Down 9-1, EnVyUs managed to break the CT's streak off of three kills from Christophe "SIXER" Xia, but once again they had to deal with a hard reset. This time around, the European mixture would not take their foot off the gas, closing out the half with a commanding 13-2 lead.
FaZe piled more misery on EnVyUs with a clean A execute in the pistol round, with NiKo getting three kills to his name. After hitting match point, the European mixture dropped a round against an EnVyUs team on a shoddy buy, but they quickly wrapped things up, clinching the match with a trio of kills from Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer.
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain||45 - 32||+13||113.1||1.49|
|Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan||40 - 30||+10||81.7||1.21|
|Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister||35 - 31||+4||79.7||1.19|
|Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN||37 - 30||+7||76.3||1.18|
|Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo||36 - 29||+7||78.0||1.17|