FaZe decimate Cloud9, G2 pass Astralis to finish day two

Striker
February 19th, 2018 00:17

In the last set of round two matches, FaZe decimated Cloud9 2-0 (Cache 16-1, Inferno 16-8) and G2 picked up a 2-1 win over Astralis (Cache 16-10, Overpass 12-16, Inferno 16-7).

The rematch of the ELEAGUE Major grand final between FaZe and Cloud9 began on Cache, with the former getting off to a flying start on their own pick as Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer grabbed a triple in the pistol round to go up 4-0.

The American side then responded with a forcebuy, but that was all they could do on the defense as the European squad decimated the first half with a 14-1 scoreline, with barely any rounds getting close. It was only a matter of time before FaZe picked up the lead in the series, with Nikola "NiKo" Kovač putting up four kills in the second pistol round to end the thrashing 16-1.

FaZe sent a clear message to Cloud9 in their rematch

Inferno followed and FaZe once again got the better start on the back of Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács's triple in the pistol and an ace in the following anti-eco. Thanks to a plant, Cloud9 were able to buy up in the third round and equalize the score 2-2, but Finn "karrigan" Andersen's team got their lead back following doubles from Håvard "rain" Nygaard and GuardiaN.

It was 7-3 before Cloud9 found a way to break the defense, netting three rounds in a row, though that's where their success ended as FaZe switched over to the Terrorist side with nine rounds in the bag.

Coming out on top of an early back-and-forth, FaZe kept extending their lead with several comfortable attacks until it was 15-7. Cloud9 then got their second round on the board, but it was too little too late as NiKo and karrigan grabbed doubles in the following round to finish off the series 16-8, 2-0.

Matchpage
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18th February 2018
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Cache
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16
Inferno
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 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 37 - 20 +17 99.5 1.62
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 37 - 13 +24 83.6 1.56
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 34 - 20 +14 94.6 1.52
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 33 - 19 +14 88.5 1.34
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 32 - 18 +14 73.8 1.32
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 25 - 38 -13 72.1 0.81
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 18 - 29 -11 50.2 0.64
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 14 - 33 -19 47.5 0.54
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 17 - 35 -18 49.6 0.53
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 15 - 38 -23 52.1 0.46

Matchpage
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18th February 2018
16
Cache
1
16
Inferno
8

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 37 - 20 +17 99.5 1.62
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 37 - 13 +24 83.6 1.56
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 34 - 20 +14 94.6 1.52
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 33 - 19 +14 88.5 1.34
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 32 - 18 +14 73.8 1.32
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 25 - 38 -13 72.1 0.81
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 18 - 29 -11 50.2 0.64
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 14 - 33 -19 47.5 0.54
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 17 - 35 -18 49.6 0.53
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 15 - 38 -23 52.1 0.46

G2 and Astralis also began their series on Cache, picked by the Frenchmen, who also started 4-0 after surviving a close 1v4 attempt from Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth in the pistol round and two anti-forcebuys in a row. Once the Danes got full weaponry, they were able to close the distance and, at the very end of the half, take the 8-7 lead before switching over to the CT side.

The second half was all about Richard "shox" Papillon & co., who grabbed the pistol and broke their opponents' economy multiple times over the course of the half, with Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt finding quite some success with the Krieg in hand to finish off map one 16-10.

NBK kept finding kills with the Krieg on Cache

Astralis' pick, Overpass, went much better for Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's team who established their dominance from the get-go, going up 7-0 before G2 managed a response with two rounds in a row. Nicolai "device" Reedtz's 1v2 clutch stopped the short-lived streak as the Danish side went 10-2, while the Frenchmen secured the remaining three rounds in the half.

With a pistol round in the bag in thanks to NBK- defusing the bomb in a 3v2 situation and Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro clutching a 1v2 in the first full buy round, G2 began the climb back. They grabbed their first lead on the map at 11-10 before Astralis stopped their momentum with three comfortable rounds in a row. Dan "apEX" Madesclaire's quad-kill was the only thing that could stop the Danes from that point on, as Astralis powered to a 16-12 victory to push the series to the deciding map, Inferno.

G2 kicked things off with a simple strategy towards B in the pistol round to go 3-0. The first buyrounds went back and forth, but once apEX and NBK- combined for an ace to reset their opponents, the half was firmly in the hands of the French team. Good play from device, capitalizing on G2's mistakes in a 4v2 situation, gave Astralis their third round at 9-3, but another reset came in afterward as HoFai "Kenny" Lo and shox outplayed their opponents in a long 2v2.

That allowed G2 to rack up a massive 12-3 lead, although Astralis picked up the next pistol round following Emil "Magisk" Reif's quad-kill, closing the gap to six rounds. apEX's 1v2 clutch in the first buyround pushed his team to 13 rounds, however, which helped G2 regain momentum and secure a 16-7, 2-1 victory shortly after.

France
Matchpage
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18th February 2018
16
Cache
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12
Overpass
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16
Inferno
7

 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 62 - 50 +12 90.3 1.26
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 62 - 53 +9 85.2 1.16
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 55 - 48 +7 77.0 1.11
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 52 - 54 -2 78.6 1.01
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 36 - 46 -10 51.4 0.86
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 59 - 52 +7 84.1 1.20
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 51 - 55 -4 68.9 0.97
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 47 - 55 -8 71.6 0.94
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 52 - 55 -3 73.9 0.92
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 41 - 50 -9 64.3 0.87

With the second round finished, here are the current standings of the Swiss stage:

2-0 1-1 0-2
Ukraine Natus Vincere  Kazakhstan Gambit  Sweden fnatic
Europe mousesports  Brazil SK  Europe HellRaisers
Europe FaZe Poland Virtus.pro  Australia Renegades
France G2 Denmark Heroic Korea MVP PK
  North America Liquid  
  China TYLOO  
  United States Cloud9  
  Denmark Astralis
     
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1363
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1227
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1279
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Hong Kong HoFai 'Kenny' Lo
HoFai 'Kenny' Lo
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.20
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1197
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1339
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.17
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
907
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1162
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1294
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1005
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
628
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
932
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
#1
mOE | 
United States VeryMookGuy 
1 EDIT: id like to thank my parents for believing in me and supporting me and i would also like to thank jonty and Jonathan E. for making this all possible
2018-02-19 00:18
c9 lul
2018-02-19 00:18
#18
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Austria shaakeh 
E X P E C T E D
2018-02-19 00:20
"but another reset came in afterward as HoFai "Kenny" Lo and shox outplayed their opponents in a long 2v2" The famous hong-kong player Kenny, of course
2018-02-19 01:20
#76
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Finland Fr0sty1 
Currently playing for ViRGiN5 haha
2018-02-19 07:44
THATS MY 3RD 2ND TODAY WTF
2018-02-19 00:18
#7
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Germany zeolikk 
Ripperino
2018-02-19 00:18
Look at the guardian interview that just came out, i got the 1
2018-02-19 00:19
#24
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Bulgaria valeriaf0x 
put it on ur cv
2018-02-19 00:22
Already did, got 13 calls in the last 5 minutes
2018-02-19 00:24
Dont be silly. Nobody wants to employ brazilians..
2018-02-19 08:15
#3
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Germany zeolikk 
eZaf FaZe
2018-02-19 00:18
#71
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United States EvilDrPurple 
+1 NA dreams crushed
2018-02-19 06:31
I tried
2018-02-19 00:18
I think we have similar names lol
2018-02-19 02:07
#50
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Ur the ones, who talk true ob hltv))
2018-02-19 02:38
GG Yall slow, got 5th on phone lmao
2018-02-19 00:18
wow man nice good accomplishments yeeehawww wow gj nice
2018-02-19 00:31
wow world class accomplishment OMG you must be crying OMG OMG
2018-02-19 06:18
salt is real lmao
2018-02-19 06:32
How could one be salty about not getting the first comment in autistic tv
2018-02-19 08:16
#6
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Slovakia Sleev 
LoL
2018-02-19 00:18
#9
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World SPatrick 
GG
2018-02-19 00:18
cheater kids
2018-02-19 00:19
-bodyy +seized
2018-02-19 00:19
Kek
2018-02-19 00:41
-seized -bodyy +seized +bodyy
2018-02-19 01:21
Yes
2018-02-19 00:19
#16
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Norway anMu 
Expected from Fluke9 eZaF4FaZe Not expected from LULstralis
2018-02-19 00:20
thats what should happen in final, but its too late for faze
2018-02-19 00:20
#19
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Serbia Removekebab13 
What is a krieg
2018-02-19 00:20
#51
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
sg553
2018-02-19 02:39
why call it so?
2018-02-19 03:44
#62
Canada g0st 
thats the only gun for me
2018-02-19 04:01
#20
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United States dougtheduck 
Cool GG
2018-02-19 00:20
#22
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United States pes0man 
Nice
2018-02-19 00:22
Faze put the trash where it belongs
2018-02-19 00:22
#58
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Indonesia Bisapakai 
Dude, dont say that to BOSTON MAJOR CHAMPION... =))
2018-02-19 03:11
16-1 on lan current major champion omegalul
2018-02-19 03:32
#61
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Indonesia Bisapakai 
Thanks god its not 16-0, champion is champion... But... How??
2018-02-19 03:45
Faze will crush c9 on the groupstage but can't do shit in front of a crowd
2018-02-19 04:11
#66
rain | 
United States Yeeeeeh 
nt what about iem oakland and eslone newyork?
2018-02-19 04:57
That was before the new rosters. It just isn't that easy for faze anymore.
2018-02-19 04:59
You showed him.
2018-02-19 08:17
#25
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Japan BodeFuceta 
'Decimate'? Lost all respect I had for hltv
2018-02-19 00:22
#28
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Denmark Xipingu 
Well they pretty much got decimated.
2018-02-19 00:22
#41
rain | 
Norway SystRay 
Agreed. Decimated is a fitting description.
2018-02-19 00:51
#82
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Denmark Xipingu 
Indeed. +1
2018-02-19 10:19
#55
MSL | 
Canada MSLegend 
16-1 and 16-8 yeah they got decimated
2018-02-19 02:53
#26
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Denmark Xipingu 
Jesus man that choke on Inferno Astralis... Get your shit together. #EZ4FAZE. Revenge is sweet.
2018-02-19 00:22
#27
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Europe tweekzter 
Cloud9 fluke confirmed :P
2018-02-19 00:22
HoFai “Kenny” Lo ???
2018-02-19 00:26
#34
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
it says Kenny but lmfao
2018-02-19 00:27
#30
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France remyos 
Krieg means in german „war“
2018-02-19 00:24
#32
apEX | 
Lithuania screwnY 
- bodyy + me
2018-02-19 00:25
WTF with tomorrow's matches draw? Seriously ... Ukrainian "random" FTW...
2018-02-19 00:26
#35
FalleN | 
Brazil tails36 
>SK losing to mouz >Faze beating Cloud9 Well... It was a good campaign bois see you when I see ya
2018-02-19 00:30
That is why FaZe is #1
2018-02-19 01:38
#37
kennyS | 
Vietnam Unr3A1 
Well it seems G2 want a roster change
2018-02-19 00:33
#39
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Norway NoregNik 
HoFai 'Kenny' Lo. Lmao what?
2018-02-19 00:41
#40
NBK- | 
Estonia BlameS 
HoFai "Kenny" Lo and shox OMEGALUL
2018-02-19 00:47
Lmfao poaching asian talent
2018-02-19 00:51
#53
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
1st and last time when we heard about hongkong Kenny at hltv))
2018-02-19 02:42
cant wait to go on reddit and laugh at the thousands of people who though c9 were good
2018-02-19 01:03
haters gonna say major was a fluke LUL
2018-02-19 01:30
#52
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United States Ubuntwo 
yup, turns out it was lul
2018-02-19 02:39
#56
MSL | 
Canada MSLegend 
because it was a fluke lul
2018-02-19 02:54
#84
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Philippines sirpj21 
Because it really was a fluke LUL
2018-02-19 23:17
Ez for HoFai "Kenny" Lo and his French company!
2018-02-19 01:49
16-1 lmfao
2018-02-19 03:10
#65
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Sweden crindz 
major mvp 0.46 ez
2018-02-19 04:49
Clown 9 and Astralul
2018-02-19 05:07
#73
Algeria W0r 
eat this tarik the brain
2018-02-19 06:46
why the fuck do you call sg krieg, it's not 1.6
2018-02-19 06:46
Cus literally all the analysts and commentators are also calling it the krieg
2018-02-19 12:48
Prediction- Cloud9 decimate FaZe to win StarSeries Starladder i-league s4
2018-02-19 07:09
#81
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United Kingdom Vura2k 
Cloud9 ERA LUL
2018-02-19 09:15
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