FaZe edge past Liquid in Atlanta

eZlo
January 12th, 2018 20:07

FaZe have picked up their first victory at the ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier after beating Liquid 16-14 on Overpass.

FaZe started off on the right foot, winning their Terrorist pistol thanks to a triple and a double-kill from Håvard "rain" Nygaard and Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, respectively. After following that up with two successful anti-ecos, the European mixture pulled off a successful B execute in the first gun round, paving the way to increase their lead to 5-0.

With Liquid fielding Wilton "zews" Prado due to the tournament's roster lock rules, the Brazilian coach was crucial in his team's first round win, in which he found two enemies in a 2v3 post-plant situation.

Both squads then traded round for round for a while, but the tenth round marked the beginning of a great run from the North Americans, who would level up the score before losing the last round of the half.

karrigan's FaZe survive a tough Liquid match

FaZe began the second half vigorously, winning five rounds without response from the Terrorists. In the next round, however, Nick "nitr0" Cannella found three kills in a 3v3 situation, two of them in a 1v2, to help his team grab their eighth round of the game.

Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken followed that up with a 1v2 clutch of his own, and as Josh "jdm64" Marzano denied Finn "karrigan" Andersen from clutching a 1v3 in the subsequent round, Liquid broke FaZe's economy. After that, Liquid won the next two rounds to restore parity at 13-13.

The following two rounds were back-and-forth affairs, with both teams picking up one round, but FaZe's economy was in shambles. Still, after winning the 29th round on a shoddy buy, karrigan's men locked down the map, 16-14, to secure their first victory in Atlanta.

ELEAGUE Major 2018 Main QualifierBest of 1
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12th January 2018
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 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 27 - 21 +6 93.2 1.29
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 21 - 18 +3 70.9 1.15
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 23 - 19 +4 74.7 1.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 20 - 23 -3 75.0 1.01
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 18 - 21 -3 79.0 1.01
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 31 - 20 +11 113.2 1.52
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 26 - 19 +7 91.8 1.27
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 20 - 23 -3 78.1 1.04
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 15 - 22 -7 54.2 0.90
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Pradozews 10 - 25 -15 46.0 0.47

Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
112
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
764
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
704
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
455
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1126
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
Zeus | 
Turkey dotu 
faze so lucky
2018-01-12 20:07
Losing to pistols with a full buy on 14-14 #JustLiquidThings
2018-01-12 20:08
FaZe won both pistols and barely managed to win the match, overrated xD
2018-01-12 20:10
#32
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Sweden ThorinEk 
this
2018-01-12 20:09
#52
f0rest | 
Yugoslavia Bodhii 
they still won,if it works it's not the problem
2018-01-12 20:14
more like Liquid lost than FaZe won since Liquid decided to throw the map when it was 14-14, idk i would say that its a problem when the top2 team is struggling to beat the top 17 team while they have a stand-in
2018-01-12 20:19
#68
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Netherlands puddingkip 
if your oppenent lose every map you still win tournament. and liquid choke because they can't stand pressure like they show time and time again
2018-01-12 20:26
#73
f0rest | 
Yugoslavia Bodhii 
yes , liquid did a mistake but FaZe still won the game , i understand what u meant and at some point i agree with you but if you are winning there is no need to say that faze sucks like guys are saying in this thread
2018-01-12 20:33
2018-01-12 21:56
"Overrated xD" 13 year old spotted.
2018-01-12 21:10
#35
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United States gambittop1 
chokerino. the fact that faze almost lost is really sad tho. liquid had zews lmao. 10-25
2018-01-12 20:09
#45
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Sweden MrIgnii 
It isnt hard to lose to pistols when the pistols are faze
2018-01-12 20:11
No its that FaZe always wins those kind of pistol buys, rewatch ESL NY if you need proof it happens often
2018-01-12 20:37
deserved lose for liquid undeserved win for faze ez logic.
2018-01-12 20:08
#39
felps | 
Brazil Duducal 
+1
2018-01-12 20:10
xd
2018-01-12 20:09
#23
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Germany VerySadGay 
skill Have a sad day! -VerySadGay
2018-01-12 20:08
#27
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Brazil Nuck_Foah 
>Liquid >Choke
2018-01-12 20:08
#29
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Germany bibaboy 
++++++11111111
2018-01-12 20:08
#33
shox | 
Turkmenistan POGGERS 
faze are soo good win major yes i think so too
2018-01-12 20:09
#55
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United States doungtheduck 
Major win maybe
2018-01-12 20:15
be funny when they don’t make it out of groups
2018-01-12 23:06
#102
shox | 
Turkmenistan POGGERS 
they already 3-0'd groups, sry mate
2018-01-12 23:31
yep for sure dude
2018-01-13 00:28
#108
shox | 
Turkmenistan POGGERS 
rip renegades tho
2018-01-13 14:02
mm not exactly sweed
2018-01-14 04:21
#53
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Won the game based on force buys vs full buys and you call lucky? Learn CS first retarded newfag.
2018-01-12 20:14
#2
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Finland LordPig__ 
ez 4 faze
2018-01-12 20:08
>16x14 >easy Choose one
2018-01-12 22:35
#99
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Finland LordPig__ 
i choose easy
2018-01-12 22:59
Wrong answer
2018-01-13 02:07
lol so sloppy from faze grats to my boy karrigan though.
2018-01-12 20:07
#4
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Hungary StraYzie 
Sad :( With steel they would have won it! GOLIQUID!
2018-01-12 20:08
#36
rain | 
Norway 142beni 
Things would probably be very different with steel. Doesn't mean they would win though
2018-01-12 20:09
#54
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Hungary StraYzie 
Steel is much better then zews individually and nitr0 is a good IGL.
2018-01-12 20:15
#58
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Russia Maxim1lli1aN 
well it looks like zews did the calling and nitr0 just did his former role
2018-01-12 20:17
#74
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Hungary StraYzie 
He did, but nitr0 can also call well
2018-01-12 20:33
they had steel in the last game against FaZe, still couldn't win
2018-01-12 20:22
#75
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Hungary StraYzie 
It was a different Liquid. And sometimes teams are in form or out of form
2018-01-12 20:34
that's why you can't say "with x they would have won"
2018-01-12 20:37
#80
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Hungary StraYzie 
I don't think steel can be in worse form then zews
2018-01-12 20:42
maybe he is maybe he isn't. maybe if steel played, someone else in Liquid would've underperformed due to zews and steel playing differently. maybe zews made IGL calls & reads that won them rounds. who knows?
2018-01-12 21:10
#87
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United States ItsImpact 
Yeah but no one knew where zews would play and be positioned. I feel like liquid would’ve lost more with steel, even though he is better
2018-01-12 21:14
#5
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Germany lawlig 
go FaZe
2018-01-12 20:07
nice comeback liquid
2018-01-12 20:07
#7
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Denmark Gugus_Patacus 
IM MAD
2018-01-12 20:07
#83
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Germany JeanKanne 
me 2
2018-01-12 20:57
#93
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United States Triforce07 
me 3
2018-01-12 22:26
FaZe had a bad sloppy game and nitr0 played his best game in months Good play from liquid with a stand in but thankfully faze made it through
2018-01-12 20:08
god rain
2018-01-12 20:07
gj zews
2018-01-12 20:07
FaZe lost this match basically. They lost 14 rounds while winning both pistol rounds against Liquid with zews.
2018-01-12 20:07
faze org just bought that game i'm sure , 29th round was rigged as fuck no one in fucking world wouldnt rush connector against pistols
2018-01-12 20:09
#64
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Russia Maxim1lli1aN 
They led 13 7, I'd say they choked hard
2018-01-12 20:20
Faze won though you fucking retard lmao swiss system, only results matter
2018-01-12 20:20
nt LULquid
2018-01-12 20:08
#13
Sp|ke | 
Guatemala spike148 
classic liquid, how can they get 14 rounds and choke every important game for 2 years now and still not fix it xD
2018-01-12 20:08
#14
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Norway ntasevski 
Thank you CS Gods for not ruining my Pick'Em on the first day..
2018-01-12 20:08
#16
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Finland ingg 
almost too cringy
2018-01-12 20:08
Rain > abism > NiKo damn... NiKo always choking...
2018-01-12 20:08
#19
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Sweden yayer 
EZAF
2018-01-12 20:08
aaaa
2018-01-12 20:08
edgy
2018-01-12 20:08
#24
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Portugal DrahLAN 
Good game by Team Liquid, lost both pistols and still couldve won if not for bad mistakes. Round 29 especially, they get the info there´s a guy connector and decide to chase him in a close chokepoint vs a forcebuy and with a smoke down. Other than that they looked far more structred with zews (although he had some questionable plays) and if they keep this level of play should make it through. Also shoutout Nitro
2018-01-12 20:08
imagine if karrigan whiffed that shot on round 29 xD
2018-01-12 20:18
#88
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Portugal DrahLAN 
oh that wouldve been so funny :) He looked like he was entering panic mode when he saw the twistzz but hey sometimes the easy shots are the harder ones to hit
2018-01-12 21:22
#26
FalleN | 
Brazil Dim3 
Boston*
2018-01-12 20:08
Atlanta actually as this is the 'New Challengers' stage, hltv.org/news/22269/valve-revamps-major-..
2018-01-12 22:43
#101
FalleN | 
Brazil Dim3 
Ohh. My bad, sry
2018-01-12 23:21
nice job zews
2018-01-12 20:08
Choke haha
2018-01-12 20:09
NiKo is a joke
2018-01-12 20:09
#56
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
So is your mamma
2018-01-12 20:15
NiKo wake up...
2018-01-12 20:09
FaZe fangays: NiKo best player! Niko against tier2 liquid -3 stats
2018-01-12 20:09
#57
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Uh? Who dropped 40-bomb against "tier 2" liquid? Okay 40 frags = -3 stats. Nice. GG
2018-01-12 20:17
At ecs. When it comes to major he chokes hard, differently from coldzera and s1mple
2018-01-12 21:44
#90
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
This is just the first match up. I would still like to see more. Moreover these qualifiers are still part of majors no matter how hard valve wanna boast this as the major itself.
2018-01-12 21:48
#40
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Wilton 'zews' Prado 10 - 25 46.0adr 0.47 FailFish
2018-01-12 20:10
#41
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United Kingdom supr3meCS 
Some sloppy plays from FaZe. Hope they sort it out quickly and forget about this match. Props to Liquid and zews. GG
2018-01-12 20:10
#42
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Brazil Castanheira 
why steel didnt play?
2018-01-12 20:11
He is not allowed to due to roster lock. It is similar to boltz not being allowed to play for SK.
2018-01-13 00:02
#43
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Netherlands Skoyson 
Wow so sloppy.. but in the end we still won
2018-01-12 20:11
#44
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France Ghoul98 
P U S H C O N N E C T O R A G A I N S T C T F O R C E
2018-01-12 20:11
#46
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Argentina applehack97 
it was an entertaining game tbh
2018-01-12 20:11
Did you mean: Liquid throws agains FaZe in Atlanta ?
2018-01-12 20:11
Boston, not atlanta omg
2018-01-12 20:11
Atlanta actually as this is the 'New Challengers' stage, hltv.org/news/22269/valve-revamps-major-..
2018-01-12 22:43
#49
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Malaysia boItz 
nice match tbh unlucky tho
2018-01-12 20:12
NIKO 20 - 23
2018-01-12 20:12
#59
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France Yoyoona00 
OMG even top player can have just an average performance ? :O I can believe it ! :O :O
2018-01-12 20:17
wow you can read
2018-01-12 20:21
#51
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Brazil AlemaoBR2 
ez
2018-01-12 20:12
#60
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Portugal TugaShare 
Nice match to watch Hope Liquid can qualify
2018-01-12 20:18
Ez for best in the world FaZe
2018-01-12 20:19
Liquid is one of the most unlucky team ever
2018-01-12 20:28
#71
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North America PsychoLogical 
agreed :/
2018-01-12 20:30
#70
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North America PsychoLogical 
As a FaZe Fan, liquid shouldve won that. But they literally blew it by choking at the last second
2018-01-12 20:30
#72
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United States niofalpha 
If Liquid didn't have Zews they would have won. Ofc Elige has his bad game after he's awarded one of the most consistent of 2017...
2018-01-12 20:33
#79
God | 
Russia STDGod 
Isn't this is Boston?
2018-01-12 20:40
Atlanta actually as this is the 'New Challengers' stage, hltv.org/news/22269/valve-revamps-major-..
2018-01-12 22:43
#107
God | 
Russia STDGod 
Thanks, Jonathan.
2018-01-13 08:12
#81
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Russia yns 
NT
2018-01-12 20:43
Perhaps if zews had good fragging power he would be a great IGL
2018-01-12 20:44
#84
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Slovakia sanjuro 
win is win
2018-01-12 20:58
rain best atm
2018-01-12 22:01
Would really like to see Liquid without the coach in the lineup. At the same time, look how well Nitr0 can frag out when he doesn't have to call. Unless he still did call. Technically I don't know that for sure. . But results would indicate he got to focus on fragging.
2018-01-12 22:29
zews hardcarry and still lose =[ feelsbad
2018-01-13 03:32
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