FaZe beat fnatic; through to Pro League final

MIRAA
December 9th, 2017 19:05

FaZe have punched their ticket to the grand final of the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals after moving past fnatic on two maps.

The battle for a spot in the title decider began on Mirage, where fnatic came out with fire in their belly, winning the opening pistol round without losing a single man. After bagging both anti-ecos, the Swedes lost the first full gun round of the game, but then Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson restored a three-round lead for his team with a 1v2 clutch on the A site.

With their economy in shambles, FaZe went on a full save, and they got more than they had bargained for as they picked up the round. That round was the catalyst for a phenomenal run from the European mixture, which shut down any chances of fnatic stringing rounds together or building up their economy. In the final stages of the half, Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács stepped up to the plate, picking up back-to-back triple-kills to help FaZe to secure a commanding 9-6 lead.

Carrying their momentum into the second half, FaZe won the pistol round with an A execution, with Nikola "NiKo" Kovač getting three kills to his name. fnatic still tried to get back in the game, but the first time they managed to hold FaZe back came only seven rounds into the half, thanks to a successful double AWP setup.

It was a much-needed round for the Swedish team, but it did not change the status quo. FaZe rallied back in the following round thanks to two key frags from Finn "karrigan" Andersen on the A site, leaving fnatic without any money in the bank to prevent defeat.

FaZe through to the final following a convincing win

After a long break over network issues, play was finally restored, with Lekr0 coming up huge in the first round on Overpass, picking up three kills to help fnatic overturn a 3v5 situation before Robin "flusha" Rönnquist won the decisive 1v1.

A third-round buy from FaZe paid off and sparked a massive run from the European mixture, which won six of the next seven rounds. The game was starting to look a one-way street, but fnatic tightened up their defence and recovered some ground with a double AWP setup, with the half ending in a surprisingly close 8-7 scoreline.

Håvard "rain" Nygaard raised eyebrows in the following pistol round with three quick kills on the Upper Park, helping FaZe to consolidate their lead. They were unable to follow that up, however, as fnatic swarmed into the A site with CZs in their hands and wreaked havoc.

That force-buy win kept fnatic's hopes alive, with an anti-eco ace from Maikil "Golden" Selim eventually putting the Swedes in the lead. But fnatic's resurgence would be short-lived: with rain in stunning form, FaZe kept their defence very tight and won seven rounds in a row to walk away with another convincing victory.

Matchpage
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9th December 2017
16
Mirage
7
16
Overpass
10

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 47 - 32 +15 99.1 1.51
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 43 - 26 +17 96.9 1.46
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 38 - 27 +11 85.1 1.32
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 36 - 25 +11 75.0 1.20
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 31 - 25 +6 62.4 1.05
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 37 - 39 -2 86.7 1.06
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 34 - 39 -5 63.7 0.85
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 25 - 39 -14 61.9 0.68
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 22 - 40 -18 54.6 0.66
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 17 - 38 -21 52.8 0.61

Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
439
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1006
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1367
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
980
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
682
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1412
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#1
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Germany zeolikk10years 
Ez for the #1 team
2017-12-09 19:06
2017-12-09 19:44
#84
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Serbia Bazy! 
fun fact:hunter is niko's brother
2017-12-09 20:28
#86
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Germany moelele 
He is his cousin lol nice b8
2017-12-09 20:30
#96
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Malta hurgurhut 
+1
2017-12-09 22:16
fun fact: CS:GO is stand for Counter Strike Global Offensive. fun fact 2: AK47 is 1 shot headshot fun fact 3: water is wet
2017-12-10 01:14
OP Team :D
2017-12-09 20:43
#4
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Portugal anomelyxd 
RIP 1ST :( Edit: replaced everything xd
2017-12-09 19:06
#60
dennis | 
Latvia De1Co 
It's obvious because fnatic went for top 3 strongest maps of Faze lmao...
2017-12-09 19:34
#64
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Portugal anomelyxd 
Fnatci were retarded doing the map picks... They basically fucked themselves
2017-12-09 19:39
jwbot
2017-12-09 19:06
#67
rain | 
Kyrgyzstan Inv1ctuS 
Do you play better than him?
2017-12-09 19:41
#87
Nifty | 
United States Proverb 
Nifty does
2017-12-09 20:31
#92
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Australia KatVian 
Flair checks out.
2017-12-09 21:03
#8
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Germany LyZeD 
RIP FNC
2017-12-09 19:06
#9
flusha | 
Europe danjoft 
super expected
2017-12-09 19:06
#10
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Germany XRippeR 
ez
2017-12-09 19:06
#11
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Norway LogiC_ 
Ez
2017-12-09 19:06
golden = new pronax
2017-12-09 19:06
#70
rain | 
Kyrgyzstan Inv1ctuS 
Pronax since 2013 (3 majors)
2017-12-09 19:42
ez final against MISFITS
2017-12-09 19:07
#99
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Switzerland 4nax 
Ofc mate
2017-12-10 00:40
one of the first !!!!
2017-12-09 19:06
good games. well played from both sides. gl fnatic on future games. hopefully faze wins tomorrow
2017-12-09 19:07
#20
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Sweden Dino1 
Flusha has been great this tournament actually. Kinda old Flusha, great to see :)
2017-12-09 19:07
#21
BnTeT | 
United States EdgyBlob 
Faze vs Misfits make it happen
2017-12-09 19:07
#23
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United States NoKeTchup 
VAC FLUSHA
2017-12-09 19:07
#25
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Europe Donzii 
Kick_friberg_ffs where are you???? hltv.org/matches/2317639/fnatic-vs-faze-..
2017-12-09 19:08
#28
f0rest | 
Norway khaffz 
The game series on mirage, not inferno. Typo confirmed
2017-12-09 19:08
im pretty sure it didnt start in inferno, plz correct miraa :D
2017-12-09 19:08
I'm drunk
2017-12-09 19:11
noice, thanks fro the articles btw, keep up the good work
2017-12-09 19:12
FaZe no 1 Team Confirmed
2017-12-09 19:11
GG. Waiting for the SK vs Faze finals
2017-12-09 19:08
#50
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Gl to SK as a FaZe fan.
2017-12-09 19:25
#33
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Netherlands Yak_41M 
fazeup = blazeup *_*
2017-12-09 19:10
#38
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Canada KawaiiKai 
2v5
2017-12-09 19:16
#40
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
fnatic with the 0 iq veto
2017-12-09 19:17
#41
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Denmark clutchkongen 
fnatic on lan xD
2017-12-09 19:18
#57
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Norway felt 
rain a god
2017-12-09 19:31
#80
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Malaysia K2tan 
Fanatic won’t achieve shit with golden . Fragging skill 0 positioning 0 decision making 0
2017-12-09 19:49
#98
United States BanU 
height 0
2017-12-09 22:26
#89
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Romania Tise 
You had a good run, fnatic. Hopefully, you can keep the momentum in 2018 aswell.
2017-12-09 20:50
there goes the fnatic hype LUL
2017-12-09 20:50
#91
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Lmao I love how SK gets to the Grand Finals by beating ez tier 9483758 teams. Misfits?Who the fuck is Misfits? FaZe always does the hard job.I hope they can beat SK tomorrow.Fnatic would deep throat SK.
2017-12-09 20:54
Fnatic played really well this tournament, and I think they, hellraisers, and misfits can still walk away happy after having played some really sound CS This is Faze and SKs to win so these losses take away nothing from these other teams
2017-12-09 21:07
kind of expected. golden didn't have the most amazing tournument fragvise but he didnt do bad and will just get better with some experience.
2017-12-09 21:12
leggo fazers
2017-12-09 21:21
#97
United States BanU 
thanks Misfits and Fnatic bettors! <3 I made alot of $$$$$$
2017-12-09 22:26
#101
s1mple | 
Korea Somon 
EZ for rain
2017-12-10 10:44
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