FaZe take down North in two maps to advance to ELEAGUE final
FaZe have joined Astralis in tomorrow's ELEAGUE Premier grand final following a 2-0 victory over North (Mirage 16-12, Inferno 16-10).
The series began on North's pick, Mirage, where the European mixture picked up the first pistol round as CT. The first gunrounds went back and forth, with Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså grabbing a triple-kill along the way, as FaZe kept their lead at 5-3.
The Danes then went on a streak of six rounds in a row, three of which were anti-ecos due to FaZe's abysmal economy after the teams traded rounds early on, while Håvard "rain" Nygaard ended the half for his team's sixth round.
Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer's quad-kill secured the second pistol round for FaZe, who went on to win the next three rounds, including a close 1v3 attempt from Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen. Three more rounds were then decided by 1v1 duels, with valde locking one during an eco round.
The score was 11 when the tide turned, as FaZe took hold of the economy. valde's heroics at 11-13, when he single-handedly snatched away a round from the European mixture by killing the planter with little time left, meant little in the end, because FaZe broke the Danes' bank and secured map one at 16-12.
FaZe won their third pistol in a row and got off to a great 5-1 start on the offense of Inferno. An eco with just CZ-75's then allowed North to climb back to a two-round deficit, but Finn "karrigan" Andersen's men soon distanced themselves again, as the Danes had to save guns twice in a row.
MSL & co. managed to save their chances by winning three out of the last four rounds, ending the half at 6-9 in favor of FaZe. rain's two crucial kills in a retake on the B bombsite then made it four out of four pistols for his team, although that time North mustered a reply in the following round's forcebuy after a bomb plant.
Two rounds later, FaZe destroyed the Danes with pistols of their own, which helped the multi-national roster to get to 14. With a successful B attack, North broke the streak, but for naught; FaZe closed out the series at 16-10.
K - D
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister
45 - 31
Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo
44 - 37
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN
39 - 31
Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain
33 - 29
Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan
34 - 38