FaZe secure a tight win over G2; OpTic defeat Gambit

Professeur
November 15th, 2017 02:57

FaZe edge out G2 after a thrilling map while OpTic plow Gambit following a 0-5 start on Train.

G2 didn't have an ideal start in the game against FaZe, the match between the two favorites of group B. The European mixture was able to rack up a 6-0 lead after Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer closed out the pistol and gave his side the early game economy lead, which Finn "karrigan" Andersen's team used to great effect on the CT side of Overpass.

Kenny "kennyS" Schrub opened up round #9 with a knife kill as G2 opted for a force-buy B execute, and ended up closing out the round as well with a total of four frags to make the score 7-2. Force buys were traded back and forth in the middle of the first half, but, somehow, G2 was able to pull out a respectable 9-6 score to finish the first half in the end

NiKo finished Overpass with 28 kills

Richard "shox" Papillon and co. dropped another pistol in the second half, but an underpass play spearheaded by kennyS in the first buy earned them a foothold in the match. As the map went on, the Frenchmen's aggressive setups proved tough to deal with for FaZe, who repeatedly lost men early.

After G2 took the lead (13-12), FaZe found themselves in a favorable 3v2 post-plant on A, but were denied by a sneaky play from Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt. Just when it seemed that G2 was going to close it out, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač showed up with two kills to open the round for his side, FaZe were able to break the bank of the CT's and close out the game 16-14 from there.

IEM Oakland 2017Best of 1
France
Matchpage
14
16
15th November 2017
14
Overpass
16

IEM Oakland 2017Best of 1
France
Matchpage
14
16
15th November 2017
14
Overpass
16

 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 29 - 20 +9 89.1 1.41
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 20 - 21 -1 78.6 1.06
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 19 - 22 -3 68.2 0.91
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 15 - 25 -10 56.8 0.73
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 17 - 26 -9 66.8 0.66
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 28 - 21 +7 102.5 1.50
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 28 - 21 +7 95.4 1.33
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 23 - 22 +1 80.1 1.18
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 16 - 17 -1 65.5 1.03
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 19 - 19 0 59.2 0.89

Gambit was firing straight out of the gates in their first match of IEM Oakland, going 5-0 up after winning the pistol and handling OpTic's double AWP in the first buy. With momentum fully on their side, the Kazakh side went for a B play, got into a 4v3 afterplant position, but allowed OpTic a way into the match with some sloppy play.

The Europeans grabbed that opportunity and started adding rounds up, tying up the score shortly, and the rounds coming more and more convincingly as the match progressed.

OpTic won Train 16-7 after being 5-0 down

After finishing the first half with 10 rounds won in a row, OpTic were able to bring over their momentum into the second half thanks to Aleksi "allu" Jalli and Adam "friberg" Friberg turning a 2v4 situation in the pistol rounds on its head. The ex-NiP duo was the main driving force for OpTic on Train, alongside Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas, and they continued producing as the game went on.

OpTic gained a 13-5 lead before Gambit were able to add a couple of rounds to their name, but the game was closed out shortly with a 16-7 scoreline.

IEM Oakland 2017Best of 1
Matchpage
16
7
15th November 2017
16
Train
7

 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 23 - 11 +12 88.2 1.63
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 24 - 12 +12 102.0 1.55
Spain Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 21 - 11 +10 92.1 1.39
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 10 - 15 -5 78.6 0.91
Estonia Kevin 'HS' TarnHS 11 - 13 -2 58.2 0.78
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Abay 'HObbit' KhasenovHObbit 18 - 18 0 81.3 0.99
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 12 - 18 -6 80.4 0.96
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 12 - 17 -5 60.0 0.95
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 11 - 18 -7 51.1 0.58
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 9 - 18 -9 47.4 0.52

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1271
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1205
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1203
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Spain Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
507
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
982
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1030
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
707
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1162
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
 | 
Germany raaVz 
xd edit: EZ 4 NIKO
2017-11-15 02:58
#9
 | 
Germany raaVz 
-bodyy +ScreaM G2 Top 1
2017-11-15 02:59
When the French shuffle began,it was stated that someone in the g2 superteam roster didn't want to have Scream as their teammates Soooooo it is not gonna happen lol.
2017-11-15 03:07
-nbk -bodyy +scream +rp(tan)k
2017-11-15 08:13
+ Ex6 + RPK
2017-11-15 09:27
shox is a better igl than ex6
2017-11-15 15:32
#43
World berd 
Wait wtf hold on are you actually retarded? Ex6tenz brought shox up to his peak, shox isn't a great igl. Ex6 however is a legendary igl.
2017-11-15 15:39
i didnt say shox was great at igling i said he's better than ex6
2017-11-18 22:10
#56
World berd 
Better igl than ex6? Are you trolling? Need therapy?
2017-11-19 08:41
ex6 stuck at fucking 2014 playstyle/leading style
2017-11-19 13:10
#58
World berd 
He's not tf is wrong with you? Have you watched any ldlc matches lately? No. Typical hltv cynic monkey
2017-11-19 13:12
Ex6 better awp than Kenny
2017-11-15 15:57
#25
 | 
United States K1ller7n19 
-shox +happy -bodyy +kio Top tier team
2017-11-15 03:25
you just created a crap team lol edit: thats btw the same roster as old envy...
2017-11-15 03:38
#44
 | 
United States K1ller7n19 
Ik XD
2017-11-15 15:44
why would KennyS NBK and Apex play with Kio? it happened before and wasn't great for both. G2 is a great team they need changes (with NBK and Bodyy) but they can improve the performance of them just trying to change positions or as a last resort buying new players. Envyus just need a new awper Sixer isn't anything maybe change xms but he is not the problem now.
2017-11-15 03:46
#45
 | 
United States K1ller7n19 
I’m just joking XD
2017-11-15 15:45
sry I'm really dumb lol
2017-11-15 17:29
#50
 | 
United States K1ller7n19 
lol
2017-11-15 18:38
#2
 | 
World sexhaver_420 
Awesome faze series
2017-11-15 02:58
kinda undeserved G2 played better
2017-11-15 02:58
ok undeserved ? g2 played better but still lose just bcz of their stupid plans
2017-11-15 02:59
#14
 | 
United States Droidd 
Says “G2 played better” *everyone goes negative except kenny*
2017-11-15 02:59
As much as i like g2 the one who wins is the one who deserves
2017-11-15 03:06
SECURA
2017-11-15 02:58
#37
 | 
Hungary Shaperz 
I was looking for this comment, thanks xd
2017-11-15 09:10
adren not consistant
2017-11-15 02:58
lul
2017-11-15 02:58
Secura?
2017-11-15 02:58
damn
2017-11-15 02:58
#10
zet | 
Denmark happyDane 
G2 EleGiggle
2017-11-15 02:59
#11
 | 
Germany raaVz 
what is secura??
2017-11-15 02:59
#12
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Funny how KennyS never does anything impressive, not a single impact play, but is always positive and always has good stats. Weird af.
2017-11-15 02:59
#15
FalleN | 
France nyygma 
Him being positive makes an impact on the game OVERALL.
2017-11-15 03:01
#17
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
I know. Not saying it doesn't. But he never makes amazing plays or takes amazing shots. He just tries too hard all the time to no scope ou quickshot easy shots so he can be on youtube. And even those aren't impressive at all. I don't know, just don't see him as good as he once was.
2017-11-15 03:04
So who does Amazing plays? FalleN lmfao
2017-11-15 03:13
#32
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
You don't think he does? He does at least one per game lol Your bait was shit haha
2017-11-15 04:07
Dude fallen is a great igl and a top awper. But at the end Kenny's is nr1 awp.
2017-11-15 10:32
GuardiaN is far better than Kenny. GuardiaN is not reliant on his team like kenny is, he doesn't need the space, he's also been far superior at every event since the playerbreak. On FaZe, Guardian is top 1 again. Kenny is top 3, I'd say fallen has a higher impact than him, even though Fallen isn't always high up on the board, the frags he does make are always of the highest impact.
2017-11-15 17:12
#51
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
To say shit like this, you don't watch them both. You watch Kenny and not fallen. If you watched both, you would know fallen is a lot better. By a huge margin.
2017-11-15 19:44
He kill the most, that is something. It is not crazy frags but it is cumulative one.
2017-11-15 03:03
#19
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
True, very consistent, really.
2017-11-15 03:04
"As the map went on" ? did you mean as the match went on, is this a typo or im just getting idiotic?
2017-11-15 03:04
#39
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
You can say both.
2017-11-15 09:21
thanks mate.
2017-11-15 20:16
#54
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
Np :)
2017-11-16 02:40
#21
 | 
United States Estayyybonnn 
ayy optic bast lanners ever.
2017-11-15 03:06
#24
France cedd 
lul lost 0-2 to renegades
2017-11-15 03:20
#27
 | 
United States Estayyybonnn 
lul took worst bait ever
2017-11-15 03:45
#29
 | 
Indonesia asafborger 
-NBK +RpK
2017-11-15 04:03
#30
 | 
World sexhaver_420 
I WANTED THAT SO BADLY FOR RENEGADES On the other hand, good for Faze Im pleased they looked better from their G2 match Optic on the other hand sort of crumbled compared to Gambit. Im also skeptical on the way the map picks went
2017-11-15 04:05
#31
 | 
India Jags 
Has and magisk manage to go negative, on a 16-7 stomp. Just being at lan gives these guys nightmares.
2017-11-15 04:05
faze too strong
2017-11-15 04:08
#34
 | 
Indonesia FinZzz 
Karrigan's calls at the end of match were fucking godlike tbh. Timings perfect, creates confusion between the g2 players. Seriously, his calls are what made them win at the end.
2017-11-15 08:00
AdreN so bad after Zeus, he will need back to rifler role
2017-11-15 08:36
#38
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
Gambot losing to Optic.... Should be a good indicator that the Next major is totally offlimits to them. No chance in hell they will get another one.
2017-11-15 09:21
-schitter +k1o envy
2017-11-15 17:08
Allu > Guardian anytime
2017-11-15 20:32
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.