FaZe to playoffs, MVP PK out

FaZe have earned themselves a ticket to the playoffs after defeating Na`Vi 2-1 (Overpass 16-6, Inferno 6-16, Mirage 16-12), while MVP PK exited the tournament in last place as HellRaisers triumphed 2-0 in the elimination match (Inferno 16-7, Cache 16-10).

Natus Vincere got off to a good start on Overpass, FaZe's pick, leading 5-0 as Counter-Terrorists. Finn "karrigan" Andersen's team put their foot down from the second gunround on, racking up round after round without giving their opponents a chance in the round before it was 6-5 in FaZe's favor.

That's where the first opportunity presented itself for Na`Vi, but karrigan stepped in with a 1v2 clutch and added a quad-kill on top of it in another tough situation during the following round to go up 9-5. Even if the last round went Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's team's way, it made little difference overall, as Nikola "NiKo" Kovač showcased his skill with a fantastic all-headshot ace once the sides switched and FaZe went on to dominate on the defense for a 16-6 victory on the opening map.

karrigan had a great series against Na`Vi

Despite losing the pistol round, Natus Vincere once again began well as Terrorists on their own pick, Inferno, responding in the second-round forcebuy. The first few gunrounds went back and forth, but Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev's flashy 1v2 on A short broke FaZe's economy as Na`Vi reached 8-3.

Jumping through a smoke on top banana, the CIS-based squad met their demise, but they were quickly back to winning ways and closed out the half with a 10-5 lead. s1mple was once again the hero in the second pistol, saving a close 2v4 attempt from Håvard "rain" Nygaard and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, allowing Na`Vi to reach 14, and a big triple from the superstar nearly sealed the deal as Zeus's men equalized the series at 16-6.

Mirage kicked off with Zeus defusing the bomb in a chaotic 3v2 on the A bombsite, before FaZe bought up two AKs in the second round and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács and olofmeister put up doubles with the rifles. It was 5-1 when Natus Vincere started turning things back in their favor with a 2v4 by s1mple and Zeus, and another clutch from the former set the score to 5-4. A close 3v3 afterplant on A saw FaZe extend their lead to 7-4, but another big play from s1mple, that time a lightning fast triple defending B with an AWP, helped Na`Vi secure the remaining four rounds in the half to end up with eight in total.

The score was soon 11-7 after the following pistol, but the European mixture replied in the gunrounds to lower the deficit to just one. Apart from the next round, FaZe kept defending both bombsites with ease to push Na`Vi to one half-buy after another, grabbing their spot in the playoffs following a 16-12, 2-1 triumph.

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 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 64 - 49 +15 94.2 1.31
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 53 - 44 +9 80.8 1.19
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 46 - 45 +1 73.4 1.00
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 44 - 52 -8 79.5 0.95
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 43 - 50 -7 57.9 0.83
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 63 - 43 +20 88.1 1.34
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 47 - 51 -4 76.4 1.02
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 46 - 49 -3 66.4 0.97
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 42 - 52 -10 74.8 0.94
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 41 - 55 -14 62.5 0.78

The match for survival between MVP PK and HellRaisers, with Issa "ISSAA" Murad returning to the squad after issues with his visa going on until day three, started on Inferno. HR grabbed the pistol as CT but the Korean side replied on the back of Min-Seok "zeff" Park's triple in the forcebuy and grabbed a 3-1 lead early on.

The teams were soon even at 4-4, when Özgür "woxic" Eker's opening double and later Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz's defuse in a 1v1 helped HellRaisers gain the edge and keep it until the end of the half at 9-6. Even though MVP secured the second pistol round with Hae-Sung "HSK" Kim saving a good 1v3 attempt by the Turkish player, HellRaisers powered to a 16-7 win on the first map after a dominant offense.

HellRaisers avoided elimination with ISSAA back in the squad

HellRaisers quickly established dominance on their map, Cache, grabbing an 8-0 lead without breaking much of a sweat throughout the first portion of the half. The next two rounds were traded, which put MVP PK on a forcebuy, but zeff's double entry on A opened the gates and allowed the Korean squad to get back into the game, locking down the rest of the half for a 6-9 scoreline. 

Adding a pistol round and an anti-eco on top, Keun-Chul "solo" Kang & co. were just one round away from tying the second map. ISSAA made sure that didn't happen with four kills in the first gunround, pushing his team to 12-8. MVP PK managed to string two in a row, but that was all they could do on Cache as HR grabbed a 16-10, 2-0 victory to stay alive in the tournament.

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 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 47 - 25 +22 90.2 1.40
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 44 - 27 +17 92.4 1.37
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 37 - 28 +9 77.5 1.25
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 35 - 34 +1 77.7 1.10
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 24 - 30 -6 63.8 0.99
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Parkzeff 38 - 38 0 88.5 1.20
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 27 - 35 -8 65.3 0.86
Korea Min-Soo 'glow' Kimglow 30 - 37 -7 56.8 0.81
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' KimHSK 28 - 37 -9 61.1 0.81
Korea Keun-Chul 'solo' Kangsolo 21 - 41 -20 52.2 0.66

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 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 47 - 25 +22 90.2 1.40
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 44 - 27 +17 92.4 1.37
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 37 - 28 +9 77.5 1.25
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 35 - 34 +1 77.7 1.10
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 24 - 30 -6 63.8 0.99
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Parkzeff 38 - 38 0 88.5 1.20
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 27 - 35 -8 65.3 0.86
Korea Min-Soo 'glow' Kimglow 30 - 37 -7 56.8 0.81
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' KimHSK 28 - 37 -9 61.1 0.81
Korea Keun-Chul 'solo' Kangsolo 21 - 41 -20 52.2 0.66

After three rounds, two teams have earned themselves a ticket to the playoffs and two have been eliminated, with the standings looking as follows:

3-0 2-1
France G2  Brazil SK
Europe FaZe Denmark Astralis
  Denmark Heroic
  North America Liquid
  Europe mousesports
  Ukraine Natus Vincere 
1-2 0-3
Kazakhstan Gambit  Sweden fnatic
Poland Virtus.pro  Korea MVP PK
United States Cloud9  
Australia Renegades   
China TYLOO  
Europe HellRaisers  
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
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
524
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' Kim
Hae-Sung 'HSK' Kim
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
540
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Park
Min-Seok 'zeff' Park
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.17
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1140
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
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
Korea Keun-Chul 'solo' Kang
Keun-Chul 'solo' Kang
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
369
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1335
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:
1171
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
#1
liTTle | 
Other AAwenB 
NaVi > C9
2018-02-19 21:12
#30
Portugal phvm 
O pardal é gay
2018-02-19 21:16
#79
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Denmark Twick_ 
CarryGOD
2018-02-20 06:52
#33
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United States EvilDrPurple 
+1
2018-02-19 21:16
#45
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United States jaeger_steam 
Nah, s1mple > c9. Kid is a god
2018-02-19 21:25
ez
2018-02-19 21:12
navi sucks
2018-02-19 21:12
#42
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Iceland fatboislim 
so does your mom
2018-02-19 21:19
#54
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Brazil arunino 
it was an amazing match, S1mple was the best player on the server. but you fucking mongoloid hater say that shit ofcourse.
2018-02-19 21:33
s1mple sucks
2018-02-19 21:33
#56
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Brazil arunino 
thats why he is the best player of the match.
2018-02-19 21:33
electronic is player of match friend
2018-02-19 21:34
#58
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Brazil arunino 
hltv.org/matches/2319683/faze-vs-natus-v.. now you can check and go fuck yourself
2018-02-19 21:34
dennis electronic shripov man of match with 64 percent of votes
2018-02-19 21:35
#60
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Brazil arunino 
your trolling is getting annoying. 0/8 dude
2018-02-19 21:35
thats s1mples kd 0 kills 8 deasths
2018-02-19 21:36
That means literally nothing. hltv.org/matches/2307209/nip-vs-vega-squ.. This is why player of the match is meaningless.
2018-02-20 02:20
#80
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Brazil arunino 
and now put on your glasses and watch the statistics.
2018-02-20 08:15
I can see that the point went straight over your head. Nvm then.
2018-02-20 10:39
#84
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Brazil arunino 
I can see that you are dumb enough if you can't even accept your own fail. Ok I will explain, the link I posted was not only about MVP (Most Valuable Player of the match), but it was about game statistics, highlights and the whole game in general. Good luck noob.
2018-02-20 11:07
Karrigan did just as good.
2018-02-20 11:09
#86
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Brazil arunino 
not "as good". he did worse and it seems like it was almost the best game in his life, while S1mple doing these and even better on daily basis. you are really slow dude.
2018-02-20 11:10
He didn't do worse lmao More kills, better adr, and better KAST The only reason why he has a slightly lower rating, is because he had 5 more deaths. I'd take more kills, a higher adr, and a higher kast, over 5 more deaths anyday. I really hope you're baiting, otherwise this is sad. Also you're new af if you think that's karrigans best game of his career.
2018-02-20 11:11
#88
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Brazil arunino 
You can't even read properly, I said "almost the best" that means that he rarely puts such numbers in CS:GO and it's a fact and this game is one of the best. you are even worse than I thought damn. and yes, 5 more deaths is enough to say that S1mple is better. And again you ignore the fact that S1mple does even better in almost every match with for sure some rare upsets, while karrigan .. (?)
2018-02-20 11:14
"5 more deaths is enough to say that S1mple is better." Ok, that convinced me that you're baiting.
2018-02-20 11:14
#90
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Brazil arunino 
Baiting? Why the f*ck you think I'm baiting? OK I don't want to spent my life time on complete retard like you. Gl.
2018-02-20 11:15
#5
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Europe wai7ing 
N1
2018-02-19 21:12
#6
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Denmark Fjumse 
Sorry mon. I let you down. Did not make it number #1. So now i started stealing in order to get the drugs. And i will in the end take my life. Hope your other son have more succes...
2018-02-19 21:15
#69
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Greece knk74 
Ok mon
2018-02-19 23:49
#7
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Europe b7ack0ut 
ez
2018-02-19 21:12
HI
2018-02-19 21:12
3
2018-02-19 21:12
#10
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Poland TrapZ 
okeu
2018-02-19 21:12
#11
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Latvia rEEinolds 
EZ Clap
2018-02-19 21:12
#12
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Poland vzk 
18 Edit; 12
2018-02-19 21:13
#22
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
haha, #18 is mine, step away :P
2018-02-19 21:13
#13
ISSAA | 
Japan LiLeX 
EZZAA
2018-02-19 21:13
#14
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Europe martwica 
xD
2018-02-19 21:13
#15
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Hungary StraYzie 
Ez Karrigan!
2018-02-19 21:13
ez money thanks dnavi
2018-02-19 21:13
#18
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
more like deadweight
2018-02-19 21:13
ez faze
2018-02-19 21:13
#21
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Brazil metzu 
izzi for FAZE clap
2018-02-19 21:13
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev 63 - 43 +20 88.1 1.34
2018-02-19 21:13
#24
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Poland GALA014 
Navi go grand final !!!!
2018-02-19 21:14
#25
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
S1mple too good for NaVi.An alien.How is he so good??If he wins a 2,3 big titles hell be top 1 surely
2018-02-19 21:14
woxic is the turkish s1mple
2018-02-19 21:14
#27
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Denmark Xipingu 
Fnatic OMEGALUL 0-3 OMEGALUL Glad to see HR 1-2. Also gz Faze.
2018-02-19 21:14
Since when karrigan gets more than 10 kills a map?
2018-02-19 21:16
Since 1.6
2018-02-19 21:19
#47
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
History in making ladies and gents
2018-02-19 21:27
#70
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Must be a newbie
2018-02-20 01:35
#77
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Netherlands Yak_41M 
turning up the heat, funny to see him out-frag his superstars :D
2018-02-20 04:08
#36
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Chile nachooww 
karrigan top? this is the end guys
2018-02-19 21:18
If Koreans didnt show spinbot, polaks can be out of event again
2018-02-19 21:18
2018-02-19 21:19
#39
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Denmark Fjumse 
Simple deserves better team. Sad to see him playing with 4 bots..
2018-02-19 21:19
FaZe on Inferno looks like a battered dog with a pinned tail agains NaVi. LUL
2018-02-19 21:24
#61
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Denmark Fjumse 
I feel it was faze that lost to faze and not navi winning over faze. Does it maka sense what i have written?
2018-02-19 21:35
It does but its not true. Everyone including themselves have them on this high horse. The truth is their team play is shit about half the time. Thats why on maps like inferno with massive chokepoints and short distance duels from many angles which can only be covered through nades and team play they can have results like this. They simply dont know what to do if they cant corner peek and Insta headshot you. The trick is getting them to engage you in these chokepoints which they do to faze on this map all day long.
2018-02-19 22:05
wtf,.. u are dumb
2018-02-20 01:39
Your comment is the epitome of intellectual thought
2018-02-20 02:03
#83
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Spain GonGon 
LOL
2018-02-20 10:50
#41
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
S1mple is a God in this game rn. Best player atm
2018-02-19 21:19
#46
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Brazil Nickzim 
This looks like a recap from the ELEAGUE Major: Boston
2018-02-19 21:26
#48
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United States jaeger_steam 
S1mple carries again. It really is time to -Zeus and edward. At least electronic is still young and not years past his prime. Get another young player and young igl, and this team could definitely grow into something over time.
2018-02-19 21:29
Zeus and Edward had some crucial round plays
2018-02-20 02:42
Karrigan topping for faze Gla1ve and apex doing well Wtf is happening at this starladder bois
2018-02-19 21:30
#50
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World WestSideDude 
#GOD SAVE S1mple
2018-02-19 21:31
#51
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Korea ecsta_s1 
PK, keep going on! they showed a lot of development this time. Hope better result soon
2018-02-19 21:31
Really impressive here from FaZe to still be able to win against one of the most blatant cheats CS Go ever had which is s1mple.
2018-02-19 21:32
#53
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Brazil arunino 
s1mple is easily the BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD.
2018-02-19 21:32
#62
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Finland Alko^ 
+1 NiKo second best (in terms of skill)
2018-02-19 21:35
#64
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Brazil arunino 
NiKo is too choker to be 2nd. I'd say Cold is 2nd.
2018-02-19 21:37
#66
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Finland Alko^ 
NiKo is still way more skilled (better aim, better movement) cold is just smarter and better team player
2018-02-19 22:31
If you only talk about aim and movement, shroud and scream are both better than Niko.
2018-02-20 02:43
fnatic out with mvp lmao btw issaa is back so hr 3-2
2018-02-19 22:48
#68
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Philippines sirpj21 
Karrigan on fire BB!
2018-02-19 23:10
nice showing mvp. keep it up !
2018-02-20 03:44
Karrigan looks like a hemeroid.
2018-02-20 06:09
#81
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Croatia Netkov 
s1mple GOD on server
2018-02-20 09:53
Carrygan Finn?
2018-02-20 12:59
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