FaZe edge out Gambit in St. Petersburg as GuardiaN shines

FaZe have beaten Gambit 2-1 in the second Group A opening match at EPICENTER 2017 (16-19 on Train, 16-9 on Inferno, and 22-20 on Cache).

The best-of-three opening match started on Train where Gambit were on the CT-side in the first half. Rustem "mou" Telepov & Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov kicked it off with double kills in the pistol round and the Kazakhstani team picked up the anti-eco rounds to have a 3-0 lead.

Finn "karrigan" Andersen secured the first weapon round with a quad kill but Gambit's defense remained strong as they went on to have a 12-3 lead at halftime. Everything was working out well for Gambit until they lost a 4vs2 a round after they won the second half pistol round.

FaZe won their first match

FaZe got seven rounds in a row to trail 13-10 and managed to take the match to overtime despite giving Gambit one map point. Unfortunately for Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer's team, Gambit closed out the game in overtime to win the first map 19-16.

FaZe had a fiery start on Inferno where they started on the T-side as they won the first five rounds. Even though Gambit responded with two rounds of their own, FaZe were unstoppable and won the half 12-3.

Gambit got their hopes up at the start of the second half, winning the first four rounds, but Håvard "rain" Nygaard's 1vs2 clutch in the fifth round of the half ended that streak (13-7). FaZe won the map 16-9 and took the series to the third map despite Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov's best efforts including a 1vs3 clutch.

Gambit couldn't take FaZe down despite winning the first map

Gambit kicked off Cache with a T-side pistol round victory but FaZe won the following round with a force buy (1-1). After FaZe won four more rounds, Gambit answered with mou and Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev's double kills (5-2).

karrigan & company reset Gambit's economy by picking up the following round (6-2). Hobbit's squad turned it around but still trailed 7-8 at halftime. FaZe won the second half pistol round despite a 3vs5 disadvantage as Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács got a triple kill (9-7). karrigan & co. extended their lead to 13-7 before Gambit could respond (13-8).

The last map went to two overtimes

Even though mou clutched a 1vs3 in the following round to make it 13-9, FaZe replied to get their fourteenth round. FaZe got two match points with GuardiaN's triple kill (15-13). Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov denied the first match point with a quad kill to make it 15-14. Dosia got a triple kill in the thirtieth round to take the last map of the series to overtime.

The game went to a second overtime after each team got three rounds in the first one (18-18). FaZe finished it off with Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's 1vs2 clutch, winning the map 22-20 and series 2-1. They will face SK in the Group A winners' match while Gambit play Virtus.pro for their tournament lives.

 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 79 - 69 +10 79.4 1.15
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 71 - 73 -2 83.3 1.08
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 69 - 71 -2 71.1 1.04
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 69 - 76 -7 82.3 0.93
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 61 - 76 -15 62.4 0.85
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 93 - 65 +28 88.8 1.29
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 85 - 70 +15 84.5 1.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 64 - 67 -3 77.8 1.02
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 62 - 72 -10 70.2 0.99
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 61 - 75 -14 71.6 0.95

Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1540
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1443
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
629
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1172
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#1
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
Faze had me on the edge of my seat throughout this whole bo3. So many people underrated gambit, even though they are the major champions. Luckily faze was able to close it out. 2 overtimes in the opening match? That's what we would like to see. What an amazing display of entertaining CS:GO
2017-10-24 20:14
#10
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Poland Snacer1337 
yes
2017-10-24 20:14
Jumped out of my seat when FaZe closed it out. Great match, gg to gambit
2017-10-24 20:16
that match was monkaS
2017-10-24 20:19
#120
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Norway anMu 
bunanaS
2017-10-24 20:35
#83
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United Kingdom drackula 
U got out your seat, first time for everything aye
2017-10-24 20:25
xD n1
2017-10-24 22:25
#26
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Poland cGev 
How so fast? I clicked right away as it popped
2017-10-24 20:15
it pops out at twitter 1st
2017-10-24 20:16
yeah but such a long text wtf
2017-10-24 20:25
#96
fnx | 
Sweden martla 
prolly wrote it in advance and copy paste
2017-10-24 20:29
+1
2017-10-25 14:31
true lol a ride of emotions throughout the match
2017-10-24 20:15
I had to sign in just to tell you what a magnificent comment you made.
2017-10-24 20:21
my nut and butt was fucking CLENCHING the whole time
2017-10-24 20:26
Yeah!!! +1
2017-10-24 20:26
#95
rain | 
New Zealand flux1 
you have to feel bad for rain tho playing with a migraine and flu atleast he didnt let us down
2017-10-24 20:28
#124
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Croatia Jack Russell 
Yeah, people who are saying Gambit isn't tier 1 will stfu after this game for sure
2017-10-24 20:38
#158
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Kazakhstan 44s3r 
is there still people claiming that gambit is not tier 1?
2017-10-24 20:54
#163
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Croatia Jack Russell 
Hah, well it's hltv so you can never be sure if it's bait or not, but after the Mykonos exit people were talking a lot of bullshit
2017-10-24 20:57
Cant be t1 just because you get into close games. If you go to finals everytime but lose then its pointless.
2017-10-24 23:31
#233
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Kazakhstan 44s3r 
Kys with that logic pls
2017-10-25 05:11
> get to finals every time > not t1 > Logic
2017-10-25 12:09
Mission failed gambit, we’ll get em next time
2017-10-24 20:40
+1 you norwegian boi
2017-10-24 20:56
Props for getting the first seat without short sentence.
2017-10-24 21:12
ty mr norsk for a meaningful and accurate 1st comment
2017-10-24 21:22
+1 every time people are like "gambit are shit haha xd they suck" but then they have a great performance and then people are like "oh fuck they are actually really good" and then it starts over again
2017-10-24 21:31
RIP 88-0 dream They went 17-0 before the offline streak stopped.
2017-10-24 23:53
#232
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Australia Godkqly 
Luckily? You mean unfortunately faze won right?
2017-10-25 04:34
#2
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Latvia rEEinolds 
Great match!
2017-10-24 20:14
WP gambit close game
2017-10-24 20:15
#71
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India MONKS 
Yea, one of the most intense matches i've seen in the recent past.
2017-10-24 20:21
NIKOOO
2017-10-24 20:14
My boy olof bringing home the goods
2017-10-24 20:15
#177
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
I love Olof but he's the reason this was close...
2017-10-24 21:28
Hey Quick Question that you might be able to answer. It would help a lot for my project so thanks in advance! Why do you like the Rolling Stones: How do they appeal to you and/or your culture:
2017-10-24 23:46
#217
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Sorry to dissapoint but they were before my time. I've taken some interest in music before my generation but not theirs specifically. Though they do a magazine and I read it sometimes, it's pretty average.
2017-10-24 23:48
Ok thanks for your time anyways really appreciated that somebody actually responded xD
2017-10-25 00:25
#222
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Not a problem, I have also asked people on HLTV questions for my french assignment, though I recommend elsewhere.
2017-10-25 00:26
haha yea i might try twitter as well but people on there rnt too friendly xD
2017-10-25 00:28
#224
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
And people here are? lol nt burger
2017-10-25 00:29
hltv community lmaooo
2017-10-25 00:33
#5
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Czech Republic WhyAmIHere 
ez
2017-10-24 20:14
#6
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Poland cGev 
How
2017-10-24 20:14
#7
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United States ItsImpact 
Close match. Wp Gambit
2017-10-24 20:14
unexpected upset from façe...
2017-10-24 20:14
#9
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France t3r4byt3 
GODIAN
2017-10-24 20:14
DOSIA LLUL
2017-10-24 20:14
Izi dlya dosi
2017-10-24 23:13
#12
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Brazil lNowayl 
GODIAN
2017-10-24 20:14
FaZe toggling in OT
2017-10-24 20:14
Adren aimlocking in 1st and 3rd map, not sure about the 2nd because i didnt watch it.
2017-10-24 21:43
#15
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Portugal dracø 
This was the best cs match in the past months. Gambit showing that they are still a great team without zeus, and faze showing how dangerous they are with any given weapon in any given situation. Finally some great CS. Thank mr Epicenter
2017-10-24 20:15
#48
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Kazakhstan 44s3r 
Indeed they are great, they become better without zeus. #zeusoverrated
2017-10-24 20:17
good series but loss against faze>major win? oorai
2017-10-24 20:19
#63
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Kazakhstan 44s3r 
omfg kys, hltv community became cancer. Go check the odds before the game and comeback
2017-10-24 20:20
#74
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Sweden Madrigals1 
+1 looking at how poor strategically Na'Vi are right now, fitch is much better for them. Without Zeus Gambit started playing better online, taking 2 online qualifiers + finals of ELEAGUE Quals + pretty normal start at ESEA Premier (last one they had only 6 matches won with Zeus). With Zeus Na'Vi started playing bad online, even though they were much better before Zeus. And now they suck both LAN and online.
2017-10-24 20:22
#79
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Kazakhstan 44s3r 
#zeusoverrated
2017-10-24 20:23
#55
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Norway AfatHLTVuser 
Totally agree, this bo3 was fucking nuts! No offense to fitch, but i wonder how the games would go if he was replaced with S1mple, electronic or flamie.
2017-10-24 20:18
#81
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Fitch is easily better than even hobbit, he just seems to lack tier 1 xp, by the time of the major he will be at the top of his form
2017-10-24 20:25
#103
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
Guy has potential of stupidity effective murder machine. Yes, you are right, inexperience kills him
2017-10-24 20:31
#93
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Portugal dracø 
I feel like fitch will shine in the near future if gambit keeps playing this level of teams. He has shown some glimpses of brilliancy in his entries, but then he looks a bit lost when his job is done (which shows lack of experience at this level of play). But indeed, it would be amazing to see electronic in this team (the other 2 not so much, not because they are bad, but because I remember adren saying they had some issues when things were hard ingame, and those 2 are known for their fiery temperament).
2017-10-24 20:29
#106
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Sweden Madrigals1 
Fitch is like TACO, You can't replace the guy, who always popflashes for you, who always opens you room for awping, who trades you and holds solo b site, who baits himself for you to get kill and win round. if s1mple doesn't replace mou, he as a rifler plays a role, that Adren is playing (who is strategically key player), so he can't get in by not destroying this mechanism. Both flamie and electronic are aggresive players, which mostly openfrag, so if they don't replace hobbit, then they will have 0.9 KD, which is a waste. Replacing hobbit isn't solution. Dosia is igl, pretty good igl. Only ones, that are replaceable are mou and fitch, but fitch must be replaced with someone like markeloff, keshandr, xyp9x (lul). Mou can be replaced by any possible awper, s1? JR? WE? But im sure they won't be doing any reshuffles.
2017-10-24 20:32
Fitch is a fragger, not a taco
2017-10-24 20:34
#143
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Sweden Madrigals1 
Fraggers are yummy, don't you think?
2017-10-24 20:43
#150
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Europe KappaKaako 
They make my tummy cummy
2017-10-24 20:47
#121
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Other Phinks 
why would you replace mou? i think he is good enough
2017-10-24 20:36
#139
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Sweden Madrigals1 
Im not saying, that i would replace. Im saying, he is replaceable. He does the same as device, being useful enough. But, on the other hand, he is not KennyS, not Guardian, not s1mple, not Fallen. I think he is A- awper, csgo scene doesn't lack A- awpers.
2017-10-24 20:42
#179
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Other Phinks 
hmm, i see what you mean, but he has games where he is like super saiyan 4 and shuts down the enemy awper. Done it with device several times, also against guardian. I can't think of any avaiable CIS awper who will do better than him, given the fact they have been together for a long time and have good chemistry
2017-10-24 21:32
#244
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Sweden Madrigals1 
ramz1k is kinda good option, but better sign him only if gambit goes into slump mode, after 1.5-2 years
2017-10-25 09:31
Grandfinal: Faze vs G2 i confirm
2017-10-24 20:15
GUARDIAN GOD FOR A REASON
2017-10-24 20:15
#235
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Asia HikaruS 
But he was a problem for NaVi :(
2017-10-25 05:23
#253
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Slovakia Astatine 
cause navi was not winning anything and he lost motivation .. i mean you carry navi to two majors and not win any .. who would not loose motivation ... :D
2017-10-25 12:06
ez
2017-10-24 20:15
#19
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United States mGm0nster 
woooo
2017-10-24 20:15
#20
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Denmark JustYes 
rip streak tho
2017-10-24 20:15
FaZe going down.
2017-10-24 20:15
they won vs the major champions and u'r saying that they're going down? pff
2017-10-24 20:15
Yes.
2017-10-24 20:16
well then u'r pretty dumb bro
2017-10-24 20:16
Lol. Fuck your scene bro. Shit as can b.
2017-10-24 20:17
well, atleast slovakia have guardian, frozen and more decent players :) dunno why do u come with otherscountrys scene, maybe cuz ur dumb again? yep, im sure about it
2017-10-24 20:18
Ashamed of br flag lmao
2017-10-24 20:20
#86
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Lol
2017-10-24 20:26
n1
2017-10-24 20:29
+1
2017-10-24 21:15
#185
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Slovakia Freddie28 
+1
2017-10-24 22:07
+1
2017-10-24 22:32
+1
2017-10-25 05:51
#243
Jame | 
Kazakhstan Duka 
+1
2017-10-25 09:24
Scared of being called a monkey lul
2017-10-24 23:29
Aahhhahah. What a monkey. Shit FaZe.
2017-10-25 05:52
#23
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Netherlands EJVN 
guardian on cache lmao what a fucking player
2017-10-24 20:15
#54
ZywOo | 
Europe Noway1 
Toxic CIS noobs was the problem, now we see real Guardian from VP/NaVi(before s1mple) times
2017-10-24 20:18
#73
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Netherlands EJVN 
without zeus's authority in that team, it is guaranteed s1mple was toxic as fuck when guardian wasn't hitting his shots with the awp. listening the teamspeak comms when s1mple was in flipsid3 was so fucking hard to listen, and his liquid ex-teammates already pointed out his problematic behaviour. even though he is one of the best players in the world, never ever would i like to have him in my team and play in such environment. guardian seems like a nice guy and will always be remembered as one of the greatest CSGO awpers ever.
2017-10-24 20:22
I would like to hear how he is in team comms but I guess its in russian right? No comms from his time in TL?
2017-10-24 20:25
#91
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Netherlands EJVN 
you have a video on youtube that has the title something like "s1mple rages" where there are short live povs from s1mple's time playing in flipsid3 and also some other CIS team, and live comms with english subtitles, so you can watch it no problem.
2017-10-24 20:26
#92
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Netherlands EJVN 
2017-10-24 20:27
rofl shit that behaviour isnt acceptable in any well-organized top team, you die you shut up and take that shit afterwards unless you're IGL. zeus probably keeps him in check though, or else their comms must be really insufferable right now ^^
2017-10-24 21:13
ty i heard it live and looked for it 3 days ago, didnt search :(
2017-10-24 23:41
#25
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France Static2k 
ggez
2017-10-24 20:15
#27
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Slovakia zephh1337 
John Carry at your service.
2017-10-24 20:15
#29
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United States kick_mo_ffs 
great game from both sides
2017-10-24 20:15
#30
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Brazil Michelks 
Godniko
2017-10-24 20:15
#31
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
as Guardian Shines...
2017-10-24 20:15
first time i see karrigan k/d above 1 :3
2017-10-24 20:15
#33
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Lithuania xeNNw0w 
gg gambit, but #FaZeUP hope rain will feel better tomorrow
2017-10-24 20:15
GOD GUARDIAN
2017-10-24 20:16
Almost losing to Gambit lmao this team already showing signs of weakness, literally any team that can compete with this has a high chance to win because they have no strats or tactics just a FPL pug team gambit showed that already for the 2nd time now.
2017-10-24 20:16
Most retarded bait ever 0/8
2017-10-24 20:19
#69
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Sweden wyv0 
Gambit Lost, FaZe won
2017-10-24 20:21
Did you read my comment? I'm saying Gambit a team that sucks ass and will never be a top team is taking this FaZe to the limits because they have some structure, strats and tactics whilst FaZe is a shitty FPL pug team that will start losing consistently soon you'll see honeymoon period isn't going to last for much longer, karrigan is going to get exposed and kicked like he does in every team he's ever played for and the level of performance from Rain/Guardian is never going to stay that level.
2017-10-24 20:26
0/8. Gambit are an incredibly strong team. Beating a red hot astralis ( after they have beaten a red hot SK ) at the major and then beating them again at Malmö
2017-10-24 20:32
#166
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
Fuck him dude, he doesnt understand that non all star team can be good,
2017-10-24 21:14
#112
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Spain Almendrix 
Mate, have you really seen train map? I doubt that any team being able to win gambit atm with that performance.... instead of enjoying an incredible match and teams (yeah, so easy to win a major kappa), you go to shit talk and get toxic af. Maybe you've lost your bet? XF
2017-10-24 20:33
#126
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Sweden wyv0 
Rain was sick, they Still won... Lmao
2017-10-24 20:39
Gambit it's such an underrated team,even if they won the major beating top teams they still are underrated cuz they lost "zeus".even if they lost zeus they are still t1 team
2017-10-24 20:40
#133
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Spain Almendrix 
Indeed. So unfair for them geting that few invites for events... Less vp more gambit lol
2017-10-24 20:41
Even when they won the major I didn't rate them tier 1 and now it's pretty obviously that was a one off they will never win or even be compete for another title.
2017-10-25 01:30
Relax, fnatic and NIP are even lower than Gambit.
2017-10-24 21:17
Very true Fnatic and NiP are low tier 2 teams and Gambit is a high level tier 2 team.
2017-10-25 01:30
#154
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Europe KappaKaako 
Astralis SK could have struggled as well against Gmbt
2017-10-24 20:49
Great match to watch
2017-10-24 20:16
#39
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Amazing game
2017-10-24 20:16
#40
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Slovakia ronyES 
WHAT IN GOD'S NAME WAS THAT FROM GuardiaN
2017-10-24 20:16
#42
rain | 
Malaysia aaroNN 
I remember FaZe had to quality just to be where they are right now.
2017-10-24 20:16
#46
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
if olof and rain step up it will be easy vs SK
2017-10-24 20:16
#62
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Sweden wyv0 
Rain is sick, Olof has not excuse, he's just bad
2017-10-24 20:19
#68
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
remind me how many bombs olof has been dropping vs shitters in pyjamas? lmao go to sleep
2017-10-24 20:21
#134
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Sweden wyv0 
Onlinemeister, then he goes to lan and bottomfrag
2017-10-24 20:41
might wanna double check his rating on lan ever since he joined faze then. expect from nip fangirls
2017-10-24 20:42
#147
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Sweden wyv0 
Dude... Look at all FaZe players LAN ratings, Olof sucks, end of story
2017-10-24 20:44
now say it without crying
2017-10-24 20:44
I see you're retarded my fellow swede, If anyone is bad in that team its karrigan with his lowkey strats, olof can be a beast, rain can be a beast, guardian can be a beast and niko can be a beast.
2017-10-24 20:29
poor rain is sick :(
2017-10-24 20:17
#50
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United Kingdom levymonsta 
Shouldve been the grand final.
2017-10-24 20:17
Gambit played really well, true world class cs. FaZe were a bit out of form but they managed to pull it off. Gambit proved that they are still a tier 1 team and FaZe proved to us that they won't always just rush through maps and get ez wins.
2017-10-24 20:17
great series
2017-10-24 20:17
Awesome bo3
2017-10-24 20:19
This game proves that a great match can be due to the battle of the awp too, not just riflers. Both guardiaN and mou showed us an astonishing awp performance, although guardiaN managed to shine more!
2017-10-24 20:19
so close, so fucking close holy hell. now this is what people want to see, we want to see those type of games and not ones where teams get smashed from left to right.
2017-10-24 20:20
#65
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Great Match.GG Gambit Very Well played.GL FaZe
2017-10-24 20:20
#67
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
One of the best matches of the year... Definitely top 5 of all-time CS:GO matches.
2017-10-24 20:20
0/8
2017-10-24 20:46
#151
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
My post is not bait, it's my honest opinion. Have a good day, bedao2k.
2017-10-24 20:47
4/8
2017-10-24 20:48
7/8
2017-10-24 21:18
#172
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Croatia DNM_ii 
As a FaZe fan I completely agree, the happiness that was bursting out of me when they closed i out... So intense throughout the whole match, really happy to see GuardiaN preform like this, he has been really good since joining FaZe.
2017-10-24 21:20
#175
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Yeah it would appear the best AWP'er of 2016 is back in form. :D
2017-10-24 21:22
#176
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Croatia DNM_ii 
I hope he keeps it up. :)
2017-10-24 21:25
Jonty since you are a respectable member of the HLTV community I would like to ask you two things that you might be able to answer. Why do you like the Rolling Stones: How do they appeal to you and/or your culture:
2017-10-24 23:07
#196
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I like the Rolling Stones because they make fantastic music. I believe they used to appeal to those who enjoy Rock/Heavy Rock, not being a fan of the lead singer (Mick Jagger) personally, I do like their music. "I can't get no satisfaction" is a rock masterpiece and an English staple in UK music history. May I ask, why the sudden music question?
2017-10-24 23:11
its for a project where I have to find out why people in the UK like a certain band and I chose the Rolling Stones. Thanks so much for the response!
2017-10-24 23:13
#201
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Anytime I can be of assistance, please let me know. It's always a pleasure to help others. ^^ For reference, my preferred genre of music is that of electronic music of every genre... My playlist here for all genres of electronic music. Be it dupstep, mainstream, edm, house/electro-house, trap, garage, techno and so on. Here: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdL_7VylTR-ec.. Have a good day. :D
2017-10-24 23:21
Thanks man really appreciated! And you have a good day too
2017-10-24 23:39
#70
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India nAgent 
Shout out to my boys adren, hobbit, dosia, Fitch and mou. Really awesome series. Wish this match could have come further late in this tournament. Congrats to Faze.
2017-10-24 20:21
rematch in the finals would be awesome
2017-10-24 23:06
#75
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Czech Republic Kotvic 
I feel like. Like I´ve just watched EPICENTER 2017 Finals not opening match :D
2017-10-24 20:23
Gg gambit
2017-10-24 20:23
#77
Germany [ml] 
"FAZE EDGE OUT GAMBIT" GSL...
2017-10-24 20:23
#78
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United Kingdom Vugo360 
This should be in final
2017-10-24 20:23
#85
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Two best teams at the moment. SK is pretty much screwed right now. Hope fallen will learn a thing or two about properly executing tactics after he gets raped by those 2 incredible teams.
2017-10-24 20:25
He wont get raped, i expect to 2-1 losses
2017-10-24 20:29
It depends. SK is not a team of smarts and consistency. They are a team of skill and momentum. If they are on the right day, anything can happen. But I honestly don't feel like they can beat any of the two teams I just saw playing...
2017-10-24 20:40
Faze is a new team, maybe luck shines on sk to take fazes map pick and then who knows?
2017-10-24 20:42
One can only hope. I wish that to happen simply to make it easier for them to sign boltz in. Can you imagine a team with cold, fer, fallen and boltz? Insane.
2017-10-24 20:44
No one appreciates my main man taco :(
2017-10-24 23:32
Haha. I actually don't like him. Sorry.
2017-10-25 03:59
i agree
2017-10-24 20:29
what, I think SK has a good chance. Boltz was in SK before they were SK, Rain and olof are pretty bad from the series today, and if you remember, when FaZe dominates tournaments, rain was always the first or second best player. They even needed Guardian to carry the shit out of them today, not the allstar team when only one player go mental to make up for 2 low fraggers
2017-10-25 00:01
I honestly don't remember the last time SK had any problems against awpers. So I don't think guardian will be a problem. Niko and rain always step up against SK, but they don't scare me. The real issue here is the fact that Faze is very cohesive and organized and SK are 5 guys running in separate directions trying to kill people. That's their main difference.
2017-10-25 04:02
Thank god they got tested to their limits while at earlier phase of the tournament . Now karrigan shd focus on some executes too .
2017-10-24 20:26
#94
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Brazil davidzor 
GOOD SERIES overall, both teams deserved to win. Gambit made some stupid mistakes, Faze did as well.
2017-10-24 20:28
#97
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
One of the best CS games in a long time. Insanely close round after round, some awesome play from each player on both teams (as can be seen from. The really even stats). Gambit looked beastly at times, would have loved to see them topple Faze but it wasn't quite meant to be. Every other team will be scared of them now though. Fucking tense final map and amazing to see Guardian playing like a proper monster again!
2017-10-24 20:29
#104
United States 2uh 
wow i just realized niko and guardian pretty much have the same last name
2017-10-24 20:31
<333333 GuardiaN Amazing series btw
2017-10-24 20:31
#108
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Portugal paladinpt 
Ggwp both teams. Best game of the year so far
2017-10-24 20:32
SK... I feel so sorry for you guys...
2017-10-24 20:32
#122
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Norway anMu 
Brazilian which is gonna support faze vs sk??? Damn let me take a picture :D.
2017-10-24 20:37
I cheer for both. Also, I'm being real here
2017-10-24 20:40
#135
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Norway anMu 
Being real means you think faze will win but who do you want to win in your heart? :D
2017-10-24 20:42
SK
2017-10-24 20:43
#146
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Norway anMu 
True brazilian and I respect you.
2017-10-24 20:44
what a match from guardian, he looks like a beast
2017-10-24 20:33
#111
RpK | 
Russia DCoult 
Where are all these schoolboys who wrote: - guardian + s1mple... How can you change one of the best and smartest AWPers in the world to a fuc...ng cherrypicker without a brain?
2017-10-24 20:33
#168
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
+1
2017-10-24 21:16
Very ez no prob.
2017-10-24 20:34
EZ?
2017-10-24 22:50
was not srs)))))
2017-10-25 17:18
Damn, gambit going to rape VP tommorow
2017-10-24 20:34
It’s so nice to see these comments, all guys are showing respect for the real awesome match and players
2017-10-24 20:34
gambit was really not an easy opponent to play against and they proved it this game. Not many teams can put up this much of fight against faze atm. respect to gambit! anyways, very entertaining and competitive game!
2017-10-24 20:35
#118
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
WP Gambit ! u can do more X-GOD <3
2017-10-24 20:35
Rain tweeted out that he is sick, apparently, that proved to be a factor in the game..... also this match proves that best of 3 is the best format in the group stage... it brings out the best in teams and gives a fair chance to everyone.... The majors should also have the entire event as best of 3.
2017-10-24 20:35
#123
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Other Phinks 
This was the best bo3 i've seen in a long time, top notch CS. Happy to see gambit performing, really nice!:)
2017-10-24 20:38
#125
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Other Phinks 
Also, where is the guy who was talking crap about guardian being a average awper. kek
2017-10-24 20:38
because he is average lost almost 80% duels with mou LOL awp vs awp guardian is tier3
2017-10-24 20:39
#131
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Other Phinks 
Mou is sick when he has his game, and his consistency is going up aswell.. so why its LOL ?
2017-10-24 20:40
#169
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
If GuardiaN is tier 3. VP players are tier 10
2017-10-24 21:16
Eh Mou is really good and guardian as well. A AWP battle between tier 1 awps ends sometimes good for the other guy but sometimes even for the enemy ,you can't compare that to a fucking mg match in mm.
2017-10-24 21:20
What a fucking match so entertaining. I hope there is a rematch in the finals would be insane
2017-10-24 20:42
great game
2017-10-24 20:42
#142
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
insane game
2017-10-24 20:43
#144
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Croatia Netkov 
Wp Gambit, respect.
2017-10-24 20:44
#153
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Russia xavikz 
wp gambit, just unluck, but you still better than all. And ofc you better than Faze shit
2017-10-24 20:48
#155
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Guardian and NiKo played fucking insane in this bo3.
2017-10-24 20:50
#156
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Russia AR4ER 
GG Gambit ;/
2017-10-24 20:51
Guardian PogChamp
2017-10-24 20:51
#160
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
This kinda reminds me from SK vs old Fnatic times. It was so intense
2017-10-24 20:55
#162
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Russia AR4ER 
Gambit well play.....well play both!
2017-10-24 20:57
#180
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Denmark Xipingu 
GOD GUARDIAN. Haters = silenced
2017-10-24 21:38
well played Gambit
2017-10-24 21:48
#183
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Tunisia wotup_newfag 
hunguardian twoface kovacs
2017-10-24 21:51
#184
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Europe vladick_69 
ez for 2x Kovac
2017-10-24 21:55
GuardiaN seems to be the best player in FaZe. Not only in this match.
2017-10-24 22:10
+1
2017-10-24 23:12
+2
2017-10-25 10:33
expexted
2017-10-24 22:14
#190
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
I dont get why people fucking like faze. They are basicly the rich fucks that are ruining the scence imo. Just buying out the best player avaliable. What the fuck man where is the competition
2017-10-24 22:48
#206
fnx | 
United States MrFaZe 
cry me a river pls
2017-10-24 23:35
#207
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
Idiot... insted of trying to prove me wrong just play the cry card. Pathetic loser
2017-10-24 23:37
#209
fnx | 
United States MrFaZe 
why would I want to prove you wrong? :)
2017-10-24 23:38
#213
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
To make your statment true. But im not expecting your fat brain to understand so have a nice one.
2017-10-24 23:42
#214
fnx | 
United States MrFaZe 
bad bait, you already proved my point hehe "Idiot... insted of trying to prove me wrong just play the fat card. Pathetic loser"---- cryyy xd
2017-10-24 23:44
#215
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
Fat card was kinda lame. But you really dont understand and i dont even need to insult that. Xd
2017-10-24 23:45
#208
kaas | 
Netherlands ImKuru 
FaZe is not even the richest org, how can you hate on an org who actually knows something about cs and bought the ‘washed-up’ players. Also, can you really blame people for being a fan of faze because their favorite player is in there or because they’ve been a faze fan since 2014?
2017-10-24 23:37
#212
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
Maybe not the richest but surely rich enough to buy out fucking guardian niko and olofmeister. What im saying is its hurting cs. Just pack the best players in a team and let them dominate. Thx for a straight answer tho. You can be a fan of the players cuz surely they are godlike. But it seems wrong to me. We need some financial fair play rools
2017-10-24 23:41
#255
kaas | 
Netherlands ImKuru 
Ofcourse not, just like soccer, rich clubs can dominate the scene, but is there a fair play rule for them?
2017-10-25 12:15
Most people turned into FaZe fans when they became relevant this year and made it to 4 finals in a row. If you looked at the crowd and twitch chat the majority root for FaZe over Astralis, SK. That means they became fans of the FaZe that still has NiKo rain and Karrigan.. then Olof and Guardian join and they get gained even more fans. FaZe wont make anymore roster changes for a long time now that they are not choking finals and if you saw one of Karrigans interviews Allu was kicked for being toxic and couldn’t practice properly before the major.. Olof and Guardian are not the best players and everyone was calling them washed for the last year and a half LuL why are you making them sound like they bought out Cold and KennyS :D
2017-10-25 00:51
#242
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
Cuz its almost cold and kenny bro. Niko is basicly the european cold. And guardian is almost as good as kennyS. This much talent in one team is kinda killing it for me. And btw they made it many finals with allu aswell. The reason he was kicked is he was underperfoming and clearly you dont get to do that in faze. You get insta replaced.
2017-10-25 08:59
But look where NiKo would be if FaZe didnt save him from Nikosport. Guardian is Guardian but he wasn’t playing like this on NaVi for a long time. people also like FaZe cause they unlocked these players after long time of struggling in old teams. They made finals with allu but went 0-3 in major and allu was being toxic in practice right before the Major so what do you expect. tbh the only way I see them doing another change is if they do bad bad at majors and are the main reason for the team to lose but besides that they wont replace you for underperforming for a few tournies. I dont think there will be roster change for a long time...
2017-10-25 14:57
#191
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China haskell_cg 
keep this, they will lose to sk, not good for faze even win
2017-10-24 22:49
guardian won them that third map single handedly holy shit, gg to gambit but they needed AdreN to show up more in 3rd map for them to have any chance. one of the best bo3's this year tbh
2017-10-24 23:09
GODIAN
2017-10-24 23:18
#202
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Argentina Renardo 
would love to see another gambit - faze as final match
2017-10-24 23:27
#234
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Kazakhstan 44s3r 
They will play again in elimination game
2017-10-25 05:13
#219
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
gj boys! Wp too Gambit as well. They are a solid team still (: <3
2017-10-24 23:55
#229
zet | 
North America RosT- 
double kovac is OP
2017-10-25 02:20
#238
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Canada Rax_7 
Shit was mad entertaining. Great game
2017-10-25 05:59
That should be in the final, ehhh...
2017-10-25 08:39
and s1mple fanbois said that guardian was the problem LMAOOO
2017-10-25 08:42
#248
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Korea ecsta_s1 
found his form again with faze... he is amazing now
2017-10-25 10:40
yeah s1mple bot guardian GOD
2017-10-25 10:40
for sure he WAS the problem. the fact he is playing good now doesn't deny that he used to play VERY BAD + his lie + he was missing most of the praccs, bootcamps etc... + wedding shit etc.
2017-10-25 11:16
#241
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Luxembourg alex24 
this only proves that gambit won the PGL major because of BO1 matches... gambit can`t win any BO3 against any tier1 team
2017-10-25 08:57
#245
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Netherlands SuatD52 
0/8, they almost beat the worlds current best.
2017-10-25 09:53
#246
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Luxembourg alex24 
> almost beating > wining first map 16-14 after the score was 13-3 gambit bo1 plebs
2017-10-25 10:18
no Zeus no party
2017-10-25 11:33
#252
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Netherlands SuatD52 
> 16-14 > 16-0 Both count as win? Btw, bo3 is not 3 bo1's.
2017-10-25 12:03
#256
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
GuardiaN is back <3
2017-10-25 14:20
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