FaZe breeze past Cloud9; to IEM Oakland grand final

FaZe take down Cloud9 in two maps (16-8 Train, 16-6 Overpass) to earn a place in IEM Oakland grand final.

Seven rounds were traded back and forth at the start of the semi-final between FaZe and Cloud9 that kicked off on Train. FaZe, who were on the CT side of the map, ended up being the first team to tie two together, going up to a 5-3 lead.

All of the early round wins for FaZe came from successful 1v1's and the European side continued their good play in clutch situations as the match went on. Håvard "rain" Nygaard and Finn "karrigan" Andersen added a 2v2 win on B (7-3) and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer resolved a 1v1 following Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's hat-trick on A to make the score 10-3.

Cloud9 ended the half with four rounds, which was not something that they would be happy with considering that three of those rounds came from the start of the half. Winning the second pistol almost sealed the deal for FaZe, who were able to extend their lead to 14-3. The North American side put up a bit of a fight as CT's, but losing to just pistols meant that FaZe were on to match point, and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács's team closed it out 16-8 in the end.

FaZe's clutches on Train allowed them to close out the series easily

olofmeister started Overpass on the right foot, picking up a 3K with the Glock to earn his side the pistol round. FaZe cleaned up the force-buy, but fell to what was almost a full save from Cloud9 in the third round.

Jake "Stewie2K" Yip's side was looking good to build a strong CT side off that, but rain's triple with the Deagle ensured the reset and denied Cloud9 any momentum, with a similar situation repeating a couple of rounds later, after Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham and Tarik "tarik" Celik earned Cloud9 their second round by locking down B.

The North American side's biggest struggle on the CT side of Overpass was chaining rounds together, with all of their CT rounds being followed by FaZe round wins. That allowed karrigan's side to go into the second half with an 11-4 lead, and shutting down the pistol round saw them go 14-4 up.

Stewie2K picked up two key kills that earned Cloud9 the first buy round in the second half, but FaZe was dangerous even with just an AWP and four pistols, GuardiaN got two entries with the sniper and NiKo closed out the round with the Deagle to secure match point for FaZe.

In the last round of the series, Skadoodle did his best in a 1v4, taking down two, but couldn't do any more and the semi-final was brought to end with a 2-0 scoreline.

Matchpage
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19th November 2017
16
Train
8
16
Overpass
6

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 41 - 25 +16 84.2 1.42
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 38 - 32 +6 97.9 1.28
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 30 - 28 +2 72.8 1.18
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 34 - 26 +8 73.2 1.18
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 35 - 32 +3 80.6 1.16
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 31 - 35 -4 76.8 1.04
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 32 - 36 -4 80.4 0.98
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 28 - 39 -11 72.5 0.86
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 26 - 34 -8 61.5 0.75
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 24 - 34 -10 62.5 0.70

United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
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
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1329
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:
1165
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
NICE FAZE! rainMONSTA showing what he's good for
2017-11-19 04:17
#3
aurora | 
Sweden Sheiken 
nice
2017-11-19 04:17
nice
2017-11-19 04:18
allu and kio were the problem!!!!!!!
2017-11-19 04:19
#75
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Finland Vkims 
No
2017-11-19 06:47
Flag checks out
2017-11-19 09:40
#85
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Finland Vkims 
Tbh they were never problem. With kio and allu faze was atleast at semis almost in every tournament. But with guardian and they have been able to win more tournaments so everybody thinks thet were such a problem
2017-11-19 09:45
#87
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Norway FJooD 
"But with guardian and they have been able to win more tournaments so everybody thinks thet were such a problem" So you are saying that they change 2 peeps and got better?? dat does sound like they were the problem
2017-11-19 09:56
#88
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
You must expect there U 50 IQ
2017-11-19 10:04
#127
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Norway FJooD 
What?? ju møst lørn to spiik Inglsih b4 talkin
2017-11-19 17:49
#132
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Norway Shaquelele 
XD
2017-11-19 21:19
#20
suNny | 
United States VAZ1R 
he teared up entire C9 on overpass
2017-11-19 04:18
#24
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Canada nt_Michael_V 
Ur brain is retarded, ur belly is bloated, yes your from NA Clown9 no brain please disband
2017-11-19 04:20
#27
suNny | 
United States VAZ1R 
You don't understand English, do you?
2017-11-19 04:22
He don't
2017-11-19 04:31
#109
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
Baiting? He doesn't.
2017-11-19 13:03
#37
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
brah, has south korea even had a decent team since wmf? keep to starcraft
2017-11-19 04:32
ow!
2017-11-19 04:55
Yeah south Korea overwatch is great but USA has competitive teams across all video games and in the overwatch world cup USA looked the best against South Korea
2017-11-19 05:21
cool story, what about n korea?
2017-11-19 05:54
they have no personal computer in their home
2017-11-19 05:56
cuz they dont give a fuck? good choice
2017-11-19 05:58
N Korea, they win all tournaments aro und the world never losing anything ever, death to Americans. -Kimmypoo
2017-11-19 06:32
#64
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Canada nt_Michael_V 
Wtf r u saying. South Korea's League of Legends teams are simply too good for any NA or EU teams. For Starcraft, the game was made to be played by Koreans. In Hearthstone and Overwatch, Korea is a dominant force. USA? Maybe decent in CSGO but never the best.
2017-11-19 06:08
Never said USA was the best, never said South Korea was bad, just said USA has more to offer in all games competitively, who cares who is the best, not what I'm referencing. If anything EU is the most competitive out of all of them, there are so many esports to even name.
2017-11-19 06:30
#71
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Canada nt_Michael_V 
Agreed. Lets sign an armistice :)
2017-11-19 06:34
Agreed, I promise no more nukes, many blessings good friend :)
2017-11-19 06:35
we already are great allies xd
2017-11-19 09:44
well that just explains why the whole world looks down on south korea. the only thing the whole damn country do is playing video games 16 hours a day.
2017-11-19 10:09
#105
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Singapore Nephalith 
The world looks down on South Korea for having the best esport scene that actually made players RICH? Because South Koreans are grinding their asses off to be at the top? For being one of the most technologically advanced nations than most could only dream of? For having the fastest internet connection in the whole world?
2017-11-19 11:55
#117
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
2017-11-19 13:36
#116
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
you forgot that SouthKorea still best in technologies (LG/Samsung), great in car and aircraft, one the best economies in the world, one of the highest level of live quality and more; dont go full retard
2017-11-19 13:32
#115
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
i loved to watch mvp.phoenix, but puppey ruined the team :c
2017-11-19 13:28
#134
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Canada nt_Michael_V 
<3 MVP.PK
2017-11-20 00:26
#135
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
<3 eSTRO
2017-11-20 00:41
#52
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United States ThetaSigma11 
Korean CS HyperLUL
2017-11-19 05:12
#72
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Canada G3KK0 
lmfao korean cs are not growin
2017-11-19 06:35
It really can since the perfect world development, cs in the area could explode just give it time
2017-11-19 06:36
#5
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Finland Smoonah 
ezaF ggs.
2017-11-19 04:17
U mean eZaF instead of ezaF
2017-11-19 14:21
#133
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Finland Smoonah 
mmmmmm nope
2017-11-19 21:35
#6
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Norway LogiC_ 
EZ
2017-11-19 04:17
#8
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
well played easy
2017-11-19 04:17
C9 fans rn :'(
2017-11-19 04:18
#10
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India sachinmeister 
;lul
2017-11-19 04:17
#11
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Singapore BOOMZOOM 
ezaf
2017-11-19 04:17
#13
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United States SERGlO 
+1 ez 4 faze clan gods
2017-11-19 04:18
#15
NiKo | 
United States skurr 
faze vs nip gonna be fun
2017-11-19 04:18
#16
f0rest | 
Sweden Jnordz 
nip (:
2017-11-19 04:18
#17
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Sweden Trojka03 
It's been a while since we had 6 Swedes in a final. Good to see.
2017-11-19 04:18
Threat and robban
2017-11-19 10:18
Sadly Faze is gonna rape Nip, Im hoping Nip will win this tourney cuz its gonna be boring if Faze steamrolls Nip just like they did with Cloud9.
2017-11-19 04:18
#19
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Chile nachooww 
ez
2017-11-19 04:18
#21
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China haskell_cg 
hope NIP show their best at grand final
2017-11-19 04:19
tarik played well being the IGL, but C9's fragger couldnt hit anything with AKs
2017-11-19 04:19
Unlucky C9, good match none the less....Finals time! May the best team win NIP Fans!
2017-11-19 04:20
rain was insane with the deagle completely shifting the momentum. NiP are gonna have to show up
2017-11-19 04:21
C9 got really unlucky on train, could have gone either way if they didnt get ecoed in round 7.. but on overpass they just got rekt. RainMonsta too stronk
2017-11-19 04:23
guardian carry again, nice!
2017-11-19 04:27
#31
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Sweden lagcats 
way too ez win for faze
2017-11-19 04:28
NA pls.
2017-11-19 04:29
#33
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Pakistan perth 
My grass puts up a better fight against my lawn mower than Cloud9 did vs FaZe.
2017-11-19 04:30
awful and boring semi. just raped =\
2017-11-19 04:30
speak for yourself, fucking epic watching C9 get raped
2017-11-19 04:33
of course it's fun when you're a faze glory hunter
2017-11-19 04:36
true so supporting them since kinguin and watching them not reach a quarters for a year is a glory hunter. Fuck off moron.
2017-11-19 04:44
Kinguin led by maikelele? Not even the same team anymore.
2017-11-19 05:10
Errr what the fk has that got to do with anything? Ive supported Chelsea since 2000 and they are a completely different team now.
2017-11-19 06:19
yea, but it's still the same org, representing the same city. Kinguin --> faze = completely different everything
2017-11-20 07:55
I support them since scream was in. Now faze feels like it's only a business and hunt for money. Players start to become cocky etc... I mean I wish them luck but being fan for me is having passion on watching them.
2017-11-19 12:34
You just described every successful team in the history of sport. fuck off lol
2017-11-19 13:24
Calm your tits. I didn't insult you and I just said my opinion. Keep cheering for faze I don't either hate you or the team for that, kid
2017-11-19 13:25
look at my sign up date and then call me kid.. And I am just saying it doesnt matter how much they are bought for. They still all have passion you can see it every time they win. It flows through Karrigan and the coach. If they had no passion they wouldn't be winning. And winning makes you cocky.
2017-11-19 13:27
Dude calm your tits. You don't understand between opinion and being cocky. You are just a kid
2017-11-19 13:41
#55
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United States ThetaSigma11 
Literally not even the same team anymore. The only person from there is rain and that’s it rofl.
2017-11-19 05:14
Lmao I followed c9 since complexity when they were sgares, hiko, semphis, nothing, swag
2017-11-19 05:18
True so every sport team in the world what? When they change players you stop supporting them? You stupid moron. Man I hate dumb people it kills me. Ive supported this team through every change every failure and now they are succeeding I'm a glory hunter? That's the dumbest hater logic in the history of life.
2017-11-19 06:23
#126
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Serbia whoa!! 
We are just wondering what is that exactly you are supporting? I mean rain is the only player that is left from the original team, if you are a hardcore fan of rain then its understandable or are you a fan of the organization ? But then why are you still supporting them even after they changed their org many times?
2017-11-19 14:30
So I should stop supporting Chelsea in football because they have none of the players they had when I first started supporting them? Just fuck off.
2017-11-19 20:15
They are the same org, representing the same city
2017-11-20 07:56
rain made it rain with deag
2017-11-19 04:31
GOD GUARDIAN
2017-11-19 04:34
Stewie: We Want Faze And We Will Win HLTV: Faze Into Grand Final Over Cloud 9
2017-11-19 04:35
I feel half sad and half happy. This what happens when your fave teams play against each other :(
2017-11-19 04:48
Kind of disappointed this was so easy for them. Still proud of Cloud9 for making it this far and beating some good teams along the way. Shows they can contend. A little more structure and they can be pretty good, easy top 5. Sadly one of them may have to leave for an IGL.
2017-11-19 04:48
Some hot deagle porn on overpass
2017-11-19 04:49
#46
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China CHECKMATER_F 
rip c9 seem never narrow the gap between several top teams although occupy the high team rank for quite a long time
2017-11-19 04:53
Expected
2017-11-19 05:05
Cloud9 most overrated team in the world. Suck dick hope they wont qualify for eleague major 2018.
2017-11-19 05:09
Lost against the world's best team. "Suck dick hope they wont qualify for eleague major 2018." Man are you okay?
2017-11-19 07:31
Fanboys were talking about cloud9 like they are some once in a lifetime dream team rekting top teams left and right especially after them winning dreamhack danver and their performance at eleague premier. If they are as great as the fanboys said at least they would put up a fight against faze and not suck dick like they did at esl one new york while skadoodle cried losing to them.
2017-11-19 07:45
#120
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Netherlands EJVN 
I don't remember there is a single person who said that.
2017-11-19 13:53
#128
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United States KreVv 
+1
2017-11-19 18:03
#81
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United States LookitsJrd 
I'd say G2 is more overrated...
2017-11-19 08:07
Disappointed in C9s showing, but I can't say I didn't expect it. Faze was looking strong today, and their team play on train had a lot of depth they seemed to have been lacking. The rotations, trades, etc were all so good. C9 showed off a lot of their individual skill and made for surprisingly exciting games considering the score, but they need to find some more structure. Hopefully NiP shows up in force tomorrow and we get a great best of 5
2017-11-19 05:17
#58
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Europe BreezyEU 
People actually thought C9 had a chance LMAO
2017-11-19 05:23
Shit semis. Every event 1 trash team always sneaks into semis and then gets smashed to bits.
2017-11-19 05:41
ye, na cs is big trash -)
2017-11-19 06:02
#65
nitr0 | 
Canada Elazul 
As expected.
2017-11-19 06:12
Ahahah Ez for FaZe #FaZeUP#GuaridanMACHINE !!
2017-11-19 06:49
I was expecting for closer game than last time, not yet.
2017-11-19 07:01
Damn Rains deagle shots on overpass, get rekt
2017-11-19 07:24
#82
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
Meh, if only gambit didn't choke at quarters
2017-11-19 08:38
#90
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
NiP champions
2017-11-19 10:12
#102
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
ezzzz faze
2017-11-19 11:08
No one can match FaZe when they are all "ON" and put up their now classic 6+ cumulated rating performance..
2017-11-19 11:19
Wasted spot! And moses shit caster saying clown9 top1 NA ahahahha. This moses shouldn't be allowed to casT NA matches
2017-11-19 11:20
#129
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Netherlands EJVN 
Sure, post one NA team that is better than C9 with an actual reasons fur such an argument. I'll wait.
2017-11-19 19:38
All NA teams are shit!
2017-11-20 11:49
#139
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Netherlands EJVN 
How... is that... any relevant to my question whatsoever? It amazes me the drop in IQ when you go from Western Europe to Eastern Europe. You are the proof of these kind of judgements.
2017-11-20 13:37
you are either dum either retard! how can a team be better than the other if they are all shit? At least liquid can go to finals and not get destroyed 16-6 in their home soil! So you saying that you went from western to eastern and you got dumber? well congrats then!
2017-11-20 13:45
#141
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Netherlands EJVN 
So let me get this straight. If both C9 and Liquid are shit, that means that C9 can't be better than Liquid or Liquid can't be better than C9? Are you fucking serious? Are you really that dumb?
2017-11-20 13:54
now your are actually retard! you can't even read English! look better what I've read you moron! if both are shit how can one be better than the other?! not even gonna bother with an autist like you anymore, holly fuck!
2017-11-20 15:08
#143
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Netherlands EJVN 
*Insults english skills of another person* *Makes 5 mistakes per sentence in average* No, moron, I can read english. What you are writing though, is not english at all. How can you even say I am not capable of reading in english when your english is so fucking horrible.
2017-11-20 15:50
#106
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Greece hekzy 
As I said, this was an 80-20 matchup. Fucking delusional NA fans said it was 50-50.
2017-11-19 12:14
finals will be a step in the park for faze, olof&godian, 2ez?
2017-11-19 12:18
#110
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Indonesia yolorize 
and so many fools really expected C9 to rekt FaZe LUL
2017-11-19 13:17
c9 with 2 maps frags more than taco with 3 maps.... sad
2017-11-19 13:27
I saw so many C9 fans in HLTV this week and they all weirdly disappeared in 2 sec,where the fuck are you guys? i thought C9 were top 1?
2017-11-19 13:36
#121
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Netherlands EJVN 
Please quote to me one single person that stated that C9 is the best team in the world. Go on, I'll wait.
2017-11-19 13:54
didnt you Watch the threads yesterday? Full of bullshit post like "C9#1","C9 will beat FaZe ez"... Glad that some people are still able to keep their fav team near their nickname after this kind of thing tho
2017-11-19 14:00
#123
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Netherlands EJVN 
Those threads were just baits. I don't think anyone really believec C9 would actually win the match.
2017-11-19 14:01
#124
tarik | 
Brazil helzzzz 
FeelsBadMan Hopefully NiP can get this, #GONINJAS !
2017-11-19 14:21
c9 LUL
2017-11-19 20:16
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