FaZe cruise past OpTic; Liquid manage comeback against Renegades

Professeur
November 15th, 2017 03:59

FaZe breezed past OpTic, defeating them 16-3 on Overpass, while Liquid pulled off an unlikely comeback against the USTILO-powered Renegades.

FaZe were off to a dominant start against OpTic, playing the Terrorist side of Overpass. Clearly warmed up after their 30-round match against G2, Finn "karrigan" Andersen's squad went up 10-1 without many issues as OpTic players couldn't hold their own in duels.

One AWP and four pistols was the winning combination for OpTic in round 12, as Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas and Emil "Magisk" Reif did their best to give their side a lifeline. However, with no followup round, Adam "friberg" Friberg's team was limited to just three for their CT side.

olofmeister and co. had no issues taking down OpTic

With the help of Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač resolved the 2v3 on A to make the score 13-3 in his team's favor, and FaZe wasn't going to let that lead slip away. Without any issues, they closed out the match 16-3 to secure their second win at IEM Oakland.

IEM Oakland 2017Best of 1
Matchpage
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Overpass
16

 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 15 - 14 +1 95.8 1.12
Estonia Kevin 'HS' TarnHS 13 - 16 -3 70.8 0.74
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 7 - 15 -8 50.9 0.69
Spain Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 10 - 17 -7 64.8 0.63
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 5 - 18 -13 56.2 0.47
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 16 - 9 +7 108.0 1.61
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 20 - 9 +11 96.6 1.57
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 16 - 8 +8 79.7 1.48
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 17 - 11 +6 76.5 1.30
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 10 - 13 -3 65.3 1.00

Renegades - Liquid took place on Cache, with the Australian side starting on the Terrorist side. Powered by Karlo "USTILO" Pivac, who had a 25-5 K-D after 12 rounds, Renegades were dominant, going up to a 12-2 lead. A clean force-buy win from Liquid gave the North Americans a lifeline, and they were able to go up to five rounds before the switch to the offensive side.

Liquid secured the win in their debut with steel

Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken's miraculous headshot-only quad kill saved Liquid in the pistol round, allowing them to get to 8-10. Renegades picked up the first buy, but rounds were traded back-and-forth which hurt Renegades' economy a lot. Slowly but surely, Liquid made their way back into the match and secured overtime as Justin "jks" Savage took out the last two players in the final round, but didn't have enough time to defuse the bomb.

A tight affair in the added rounds was swung the way of Liquid by Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski, who picked up a masterful 4K in round 34, getting two early on and two in the 1v2 to clutch it out. In the end, Liquid managed to come back and close out the game 19-17.

IEM Oakland 2017Best of 1
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15th November 2017
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Cache
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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 32 - 24 +8 86.0 1.35
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 28 - 24 +4 87.6 1.28
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 25 - 24 +1 67.9 1.04
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 22 - 26 -4 74.2 1.01
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 19 - 24 -5 64.0 0.85
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 40 - 25 +15 112.0 1.60
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 25 - 27 -2 78.2 1.10
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 22 - 22 0 69.7 1.04
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 19 - 24 -5 55.2 0.82
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 16 - 28 -12 57.0 0.74

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
684
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
434
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1020
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
460
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
581
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
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:
1087
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
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
436
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
700
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
"OpTic look to challenge FaZe as the best international team at IEM Oakland" they said
2017-11-15 04:00
#17
swag | 
China braxton6 
nevermind,they got allu
2017-11-15 05:37
#18
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Brazil DileBani 
Friberg you mean? LUL
2017-11-15 06:53
#20
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Australia NARA15 
yeah friberg is a real anchor -friberg +kioshima
2017-11-15 07:18
#21
HEN1 | 
Latvia De1Co 
Friberg is IGL. One of the best igl's, he is just lacking skill in duels
2017-11-15 07:31
#22
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Sweden f0rsberg_ 
I think that it is the other way around, that he is a very skillfull player but as he is new to the IGL aspect that makes him come out of place and miss a frag or two. OpTic vs Gambit showed how great he is and that he is a capable IGL with a little more experience and time to mature in the spot with his new team.
2017-11-15 08:22
so what you are saying they still need my boi kio
2017-11-15 12:18
#26
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Sweden f0rsberg_ 
i guess kio could be in the team if -HS is coming. i do not want any change because Hs got some real potential. i would rather see kio replace sixer in envyus.
2017-11-15 13:53
#28
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World Nastradoomus 
Kio is a good player but i think that optic is going somewhere eventually. No shame loosing vs FaZe.
2017-11-15 15:56
#27
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Brazil DileBani 
he's garbage in all aspects of this game
2017-11-15 15:53
#2
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Europe Szt0rmyy 
Ez
2017-11-15 03:59
#3
jks | 
Australia Lachurs 
Too ez for FaZe RNG Though ;-;)/
2017-11-15 04:00
#12
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United States STERBENVII 
choking like Royal Never Give Up
2017-11-15 04:09
Don't do this :( uzii :'(
2017-11-15 04:12
#16
jks | 
Australia Lachurs 
It’s ok they beat G2 quite convincingly
2017-11-15 05:18
team full of star players vs team full of rejects
2017-11-15 04:01
Faze is like Real Madrid and PSG. money isnt the problem.
2017-11-15 04:01
for psg money is problem so they sell draxler
2017-11-15 11:09
#6
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Brazil tabajara|b| 
Lets Go steel
2017-11-15 04:02
He's a lovely fellow.
2017-11-15 04:08
Faze op
2017-11-15 04:04
#8
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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 04:06
STEELEGEND
2017-11-15 04:07
#11
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World sexhaver_420 
Also I think there is a typo: "Renegades were dominant, going up to a 12-2 lead. A clean force-buy win from Liquid gave the North Americans a lifeline, and they were able to go up to five rounds before the switch to the offensive side" 10-2 lead?
2017-11-15 04:08
#13
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India Jags 
Renegades were dominant, going up to a 12-2 lead. A clean force-buy win from Liquid gave the North Americans a lifeline, and they were able to go up to five rounds before the switch to the offensive side. How can renegades go up 12-2 and liquid get 5 round half after a 12-2 lead I didn't watch the game, coz sad time zone, hence asking.
2017-11-15 04:09
almost all of steels frags where ecos or anti ecos, def gonna be on the bottom of the score board like immortals
2017-11-15 04:10
#23
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United States koyoCSGO 
I just want the year to go by so I can see if he gets kicked then they sign another NA player. I want to support them but cant
2017-11-15 11:00
#19
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Brazil DileBani 
Holy shit friberg is so bad it’s not even funny :DD And he’s the one who was ”heavily criticizing” his team LOL
2017-11-15 06:54
#29
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United Kingdom Astaria 
NA tourney times suck
2017-11-15 16:38
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