Na`Vi edge past FaZe to reach StarSeries final

MIRAA
February 24th, 2018 21:19

Natus Vincere came from behind to beat FaZe 2-1 and seal passage to the grand final of StarSeries i-League Season 4.

The series kicked off on Inferno, where Natus Vincere got out to a quick 3-0 lead after taking the pistol round with an A execution. After buying up, FaZe started to hold off the Na`Vi offence, with a quad-kill from Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer restoring parity at 3-3.

Na`Vi did not take long to regain the lead, and they looked on course for a 10-5 half - but then an unexpected round win from FaZe with just CZs turned the game on its head and propelled Finn "karrigan" Andersen's side to take a narrow 8-7 lead.

Na`Vi looked poised to win the second pistol after Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev had picked up two frags in B, but then olofmeister came up huge and found four frags in quick succession to put FaZe further into the lead. The Ukrainians hit back immediately on a very weak buy, but they could not follow it up, with FaZe eventually bringing the scoreline to 11-9.

s1mple and flamie led the way for Na`Vi

Natus Vincere then went on a great run, stringing five rounds together after winning a series of aim duels. But FaZe would not give up so easily, and shifted into a higher gear for the remainder of the game, winning five rounds without response to take the lead in the series.

Overpass, the map that followed, began with a flying start from Na`Vi, who send out a strong message after winning four of the first five rounds. Håvard "rain" Nygaard then rescued his side with three great kills inside A, but it would not take long for Na`Vi to get back in control. The Ukrainians kept playing at a very high pace and ran all over the FaZe defence, closing out the half with a 10-5 lead.

Things then went from bad to worse for FaZe, who lost the second half pistol to a 1v2 clutch from s1mple. And while they managed to hit back in the following round, they were barely able to make any sort of impact after that. Na`Vi kept a very tight defence and managed to string several rounds together, with Denis "electronic" Sharipov locking down the map for his team by winning a 1v2 situation in the 23rd round.

It all came down to Train, the decider map, where the opening stages of the game were highly contested as teams traded round for round. Down 3-1, Na`Vi caught FaZe's players off-guard thanks to a 1v3 clutch from s1mple, who by now had taken his 1vsX tally in the tournament to 14.

FaZe won the first map but looked well off the pace on the other two

Na`Vi's Terrorist side had come under heavy criticism during the previous stages of the tournament, but they looked a completely different team here. FaZe had no response to Na`Vi's pace and kept losing most of the aim duels, with the Ukrainians winning eight rounds without response. It was only then that FaZe managed to adjust to their opponents' strategies, but as the half came to an end they still found themselves down by three rounds.

Now playing on the CT side, Na`Vi came from the break with all guns blazing and won six rounds in a row to reach match point. FaZe then got their first round of the half, but there was nothing they could do to keep the Ukrainians from running away with the game.

Matchpage
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2
24th February 2018
16
Inferno
13
7
Overpass
16
7
Train
16

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 66 - 55 +11 94.7 1.26
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 53 - 57 -4 82.2 1.00
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 41 - 57 -16 68.8 0.86
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 47 - 54 -7 69.9 0.86
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 45 - 55 -10 67.8 0.84
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 70 - 55 +15 100.5 1.39
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 64 - 43 +21 83.7 1.37
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 51 - 50 +1 66.0 1.08
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 46 - 49 -3 71.0 1.04
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 47 - 55 -8 73.0 0.97

Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1178
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
687
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1014
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1375
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
938
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Now it's even easier for mouz! FaZe saved strats for IEM. P.S. Typical HLTV users try to "fix" "broken" G2, so what about FaZe? Actually you should demand much more from FaZe than you demand from G2, so go on and create many threads about fixing FaZe, -karrigan +some fragger and so on, let's laugh. Oh, and don't forget to "fix" Astralis and Cloud9.
2018-02-24 21:20
I really dislike that Niko gets tilted that easily
2018-02-24 21:20
#34
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Europe wai7ing 
true he should work on himself
2018-02-24 21:21
#37
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
Mix country EU teams LUL, gg Navi
2018-02-24 21:21
#372
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Lithuania h8cheaters 
U mean NaVi viLL SUCC?
2018-02-25 12:58
But it's not so easy, if you're not allowed to play strats with them you would easy win.
2018-02-24 21:22
Sup with olof and choking
2018-02-24 23:39
#85
rain | 
Indonesia Bagas 
True. But playing vs navi with their home crowd and same as the major final was insane. No hate or anything. Just giving my opinion.
2018-02-24 21:26
#328
Hiko | 
Indonesia aceTriX 
The power of home soil
2018-02-25 09:52
#343
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Switzerland Breidl1337 
That's why vp won dh las Vegas xD
2018-02-25 11:08
#344
Hiko | 
Indonesia aceTriX 
Yeah las vegas, the home soil of gamblers *if u know what i mean*
2018-02-25 11:09
i see what you did there
2018-02-25 11:32
Agreed :/
2018-02-25 09:23
Even if they're saving strats, they missed shots, s1mple god. -- Link in bio
2018-02-24 21:21
-typical hltv user +never get tired
2018-02-24 21:21
#66
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France EyalSword 
+1 ffs someone finally with common sense
2018-02-24 21:23
#67
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Russia band1 
lol mouz 0-15 have no chance against na'vi
2018-02-24 21:23
mouz suck on cbble, check their stats on the map
2018-02-24 21:29
C9 is saving strats for iem too
2018-02-24 21:24
#126
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Ukraine SuperMetal 
rip mouz, sry
2018-02-24 21:32
Hhahahahahahahh faze best team lmaoooo
2018-02-24 21:46
and sk
2018-02-24 22:02
SK loses two Bo3s at cs_summit SK is saving strats for Starladder SK loses in the quarterfinals at Starladder SK is saving strats for IEM ... SK saving strats for disband
2018-02-25 05:32
I think SK is the only team that can't blamed for saving strats because they do give comebacks over and over, completely changing their setups, but winning anyway.
2018-02-25 09:21
That's a fair point, and it it should genuinely be admired the manage to pull stuff like that off consistently
2018-02-25 12:13
Frenshman detected
2018-02-24 22:17
Ez
2018-02-25 08:50
#212
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Portugal vt_ 
true story
2018-02-24 22:21
I feel like faze needs a new coach (threat might be a good switch up) and they need an mental coach. I also feel like that karrigan needs to find a way to get as an induvidual in an comfort zone
2018-02-24 23:09
threat isnt coaching anymore
2018-02-25 03:41
on liquipedia his status is active
2018-02-25 09:45
I think , the main problem of FAZE is communication. Their all speak English while playing as they are from different country. They need to work on their communication very well. They lost in train because of their poor communication mainly.
2018-02-25 11:52
I dont think that the problem is that they dont speak the same language its more the way of their diffrent understanding of the game and that tbe individual players want to do what they want. so there is the gap of communication bcs they dont play all the time as a.unit that was a thing that fnatic was so good at and still is
2018-02-25 12:01
#247
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Other Roosterboi 
fak
2018-02-24 23:41
#264
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Germany Limenator 
True
2018-02-25 00:52
Ez pz
2018-02-25 01:25
#313
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Ukraine Zed97 
NaVi Winner!
2018-02-25 08:04
Remember dh? Ez 4 NaVi
2018-02-25 10:46
I knew it man, hope that Navi can take the trophy in their home land!!
2018-02-24 21:20
#92
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Poland anton1oo 
mouz will take it easily
2018-02-24 21:27
They should but i would of rather them play faze honesty
2018-02-24 21:32
#129
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Ukraine SuperMetal 
Why do u think so?
2018-02-24 21:33
#154
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Poland anton1oo 
they are better team than Na’Vi
2018-02-24 21:40
#169
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Ukraine SuperMetal 
So Faze were worse team than NaVi? It's all about motivation and stepping up of Edward
2018-02-24 21:46
+1
2018-02-25 00:08
#277
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France qnton1 
True.
2018-02-25 02:21
#316
JW | 
Russia Tbontb 
+1 but we all know that Navi especially likes 2nd places
2018-02-25 08:37
#331
Zeus | 
Ukraine EDL1PS 
+1
2018-02-25 10:28
So what? Na Vi is the better team in this series, if you want a good match, the ones that made it to final will give you a good match
2018-02-25 02:33
#147
 | 
Indonesia Bisapakai 
I think navi get the thropy, 80% navi win
2018-02-24 21:39
they propably will play nuke,inf,cbble or train which are the best maps for navi
2018-02-24 23:02
Better ban Mirage instead of Cache, i'm pretty sure Mouz won't even react to this, but their Mirage is stronger than Cache, so ez for Na'vi. Then ez inferno 16:0 and 2:0 total
2018-02-25 00:29
Oh no Navi may win something for once. And choke everywhere else
2018-02-24 22:00
fan of vp talks about choke OMEGALOL
2018-02-24 23:02
Vp do not choke lul they are just bad
2018-02-25 02:14
#3
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Spain chatu 
Almost #1 for my first time :D. EDIT: flamie 100 ADR PogChamp
2018-02-24 21:21
#4
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Europe accardi 
holy shit good stuff
2018-02-24 21:20
#5
jks | 
North America xdrax 
wow
2018-02-24 21:20
#6
s1mple | 
Russia dra9on 
NAVI NEW ERA GG
2018-02-24 21:20
#236
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Poland xOwcA 
0/8
2018-02-24 23:12
#248
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Europe RadduZEW 
whay? they ar have s1mple-best player in world zeus- win a major flamie- good day=mouz no change really electronic- best in RU, and young talent and edward- if he play agaist mouz like faze is best. they can make a era
2018-02-24 23:59
#286
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Sweden Zaser5 
Nah man
2018-02-25 03:17
#298
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Singapore Wadufuk 
That what they said to cloud 9....
2018-02-25 04:44
molodci blyat #fazedown
2018-02-24 21:20
#36
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Lithuania c0mmandCS 
Your mum is down for me actually
2018-02-24 21:21
the cry is free fangirl
2018-02-24 21:22
#83
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Lithuania c0mmandCS 
Real men cry :)
2018-02-24 21:26
#220
Zeus | 
Ukraine martnlo1 
Sosat yrody sosat))) NaVi 2010
2018-02-24 22:44
xd
2018-02-24 21:20
#9
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Europe potatomato 
R I G G E D
2018-02-24 21:20
Triggered Faze fan lul
2018-02-24 21:39
#176
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
North in 2k18? IArentThinkzThat
2018-02-24 21:54
#149
2018-02-24 21:59
#186
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
nah, I’m more of an AVANGAR fan, just saying triggered faze fan at everyone who says something like "rigged" is unpleasable lul remember epicenter 2017? that was rigged (shit VP from nowhere to 2:3 in the GF while ESforce owns SK, VP & epicenter, shitshow lol) so it’s a possibility, altho I’m not mad kek
2018-02-24 22:01
tbh I think it is mainly just having the home advantage.
2018-02-24 22:04
#195
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
+1 agree, like C9 at the major, won just bcs of the home crowd imo, so yeah (also GuardiaN choked, that made them really bad as you can see)
2018-02-24 22:06
Na'Vi have never been bad at raw aim, and now that they are almost unchokable due to huge support from fans, it feels like thay can win anyone.
2018-02-25 09:29
#339
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Home crowd boosts the teams spirit a lot, as you could have seen C9 at boston, now Na’Vi at SLi-4, with this crowd they are unstoppable.
2018-02-25 11:01
#337
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Russia klepan 
Kjaerbye will win next tournament solo 1v9
2018-02-25 10:58
#340
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Don’t count out valde tho, also MSL can have good days, north please, go international, ty.
2018-02-25 11:02
the man loves cocaine.so do i
2018-02-24 22:04
#10
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Brazil 16|0 
ez
2018-02-24 21:20
#11
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Stvn_ 
ez for NaVi
2018-02-24 21:20
#12
NAF | 
Canada Chizten 
k
2018-02-24 21:20
#13
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Ukraine twil 
guardian pure shit
2018-02-24 21:20
lol
2018-02-24 21:20
Na'vi is still not top tier?u fucking punks are never satisfied are you?Hope you enjoy being bitter cause I definitely love being the greatest
2018-02-24 21:20
#172
Xyp9x | 
CIS dotFive 
> fan of pronax > love being the greatest kek
2018-02-24 21:47
3 majors. simply the greatest
2018-02-24 22:11
Taco 2 majors. Simply the second greatest?
2018-02-25 04:28
no, taco is good but not best. JW best
2018-02-25 09:40
No jw good but not best. FerGod no1 best
2018-02-25 09:46
Fer - 2 majors JW - 3 majors + sexy nt
2018-02-25 09:47
But ferGod rushGod
2018-02-25 09:58
Navi are steadily improving again, but they need to get to quarters a few more times. Happy for them though, the lineup is really good and I'd like to see them succeed again.
2018-02-25 00:29
S1mple is god tier, not na'vi
2018-02-25 01:27
Goodbaitsumail
2018-02-25 06:29
#16
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Ukraine ravenous150 
deserved
2018-02-24 21:20
faze was 10000% throw ukrainian lan for ukrainian navi lol
2018-02-24 21:20
you're 10000% retarad srsly
2018-02-24 21:22
How bots like edward and zeus can beat faze?
2018-02-24 21:28
because faze are overrated trash and they sucks balls?
2018-02-24 21:24
I wouldn't say overrated. Other teams have just figured out how to counter them + FaZe seemed off this tourney, considering the inferno game against Renegades.
2018-02-24 21:30
watch niko and his extremely stupid plays on train you will understand why they lost feel sorry for rain, the only dude who tried no matter what
2018-02-24 21:34
bots like edward and zeus will play in the final LOL
2018-02-24 21:40
qbf are major legends so what?
2018-02-24 21:41
bo1 kings
2018-02-24 21:42
Lul, ofc Gambit can’t win anything without Zeus Cry is free kz
2018-02-24 23:07
Lul, ofc Gambit can’t win anything without Zeus Cry is free kz
2018-02-24 23:08
WITHOUT S1MPLE SO NAVI AND ZEUS WILL BE TIER 10 TEAM ))
2018-02-25 06:31
#139
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Italy davidedibe 
Well said
2018-02-24 21:35
Kazakh brain :D
2018-02-24 21:25
1st map was good: navi's best map rekted by faze 2nd, 3rd map - boring tbh, faze just ruining rushing running weird /CLOSED
2018-02-24 21:36
#132
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Ukraine SuperMetal 
Don't forget that Gambit and Avangar live in Kiev, so one more bad word about NaVi and...
2018-02-24 21:34
gambit lost to major. idiot fitch 10000% ruined gambit
2018-02-24 21:37
#152
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Ukraine SuperMetal 
Do you think seized will be better?
2018-02-24 21:40
fitch worse than seized ofc. fitch ruined gambit in the major no kappa(read fitch in vk)
2018-02-24 21:41
#251
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Europe RadduZEW 
gambit is a ruin, i like gambit but lets be serios, now better is to relese this line up, hobbit to replace edward on na'vi, dosia retire, adren, mou, seized play for another team in CIS
2018-02-25 00:03
I was really surprised when I looked at your profile. how can 21 years old man be so stupid? I thought you're a kid
2018-02-24 22:17
edge?
2018-02-24 21:20
I told u guys nAvi will win!!!!!
2018-02-24 21:20
#21
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Slovakia iLycan 
BYE BYE FAZE ERA
2018-02-24 21:20
#314
Nifty | 
United States Proverb 
Never was an era lmao
2018-02-25 08:26
Nice GG
2018-02-24 21:20
#23
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Russia Man0warCSGO 
prodajniii nedoturik
2018-02-24 21:20
how much?
2018-02-24 21:21
#71
God | 
Russia STDGod 
Dengi cherez okno vikinul.
2018-02-24 21:24
#112
Sunde | 
World sfu 
Cry is free
2018-02-24 21:30
flamie 2 good
2018-02-24 21:20
NAVIIIII
2018-02-24 21:20
#26
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Sweden aer1aL 
FaZe LUL
2018-02-24 21:20
#86
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Vp omegalul
2018-02-24 21:26
#128
 | 
Sweden aer1aL 
FaZe HYPERLUL
2018-02-24 21:32
#148
 | 
Europe H0wLinqDawN 
vp SUPERLUL
2018-02-24 21:39
#150
 | 
Sweden aer1aL 
kebab <3 FaZe HYDROLUL
2018-02-24 21:40
#155
 | 
Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Swedistan <3 vp Excepted from swedistan Lmfao
2018-02-24 21:41
#201
 | 
Lebanon RobloxPorn 
Xd
2018-02-24 22:09
#214
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
I like ur name
2018-02-24 22:28
#27
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Latvia pumasiK 
yess
2018-02-24 21:20
#28
 | 
Sweden TomodachiOM 
B-b-but S1mple ruined NaVi!!!!!!!
2018-02-24 21:20
#288
 | 
Sweden Zaser5 
Wait fir rhe final
2018-02-25 03:21
#29
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Portugal dracø 
Tiltboy niko won't ever be the best in the world, he can't even be the best on his own team 4HEAD #freeRain S1mple clutch god
2018-02-24 21:20
HELLO NAVI FAZE HERE HOW MUCH FOR S1MPLE?
2018-02-24 21:22
#289
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Sweden Zaser5 
10$
2018-02-25 03:22
#30
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
VIDEO OF NIKO TILT?
2018-02-24 21:21
SOSAT+LEGAT
2018-02-24 21:21
Thorsten?
2018-02-24 22:16
#32
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Dominican Republic WhyUBullyDocc 
Bots
2018-02-24 21:21
#38
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Denmark JustYes 
wtf
2018-02-24 21:21
#39
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Nepal Mury1611 
rigged
2018-02-24 21:21
#242
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Brazil arunino 
more excuses fan of twofaced FatardiaN
2018-02-24 23:36
#40
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
FaZe xD
2018-02-24 21:21
#41
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Brazil beaviz1 
Faze is shit! RUNSKG!
2018-02-24 21:21
#93
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Lmfao where is sk What happened to fisherman baitzera?
2018-02-24 21:27
#105
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Czech Republic thezipp3r_ 
lmfao FaZe fan in 2018 LUL
2018-02-24 21:29
#116
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
lmfao mouz fan in 2018 OMEGALUL
2018-02-24 21:30
#138
liazz | 
United Kingdom joors 
lmao they made this final and you didn’t, cry is free
2018-02-24 21:35
#158
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Smooya talking? Omegalul noscener go kys
2018-02-24 21:41
#290
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Sweden Zaser5 
Super team... no final no major win lele
2018-02-25 03:22
#388
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
True
2018-02-25 17:46
#384
liazz | 
United Kingdom joors 
Smooya >>> GuardiaN
2018-02-25 17:15
Mouz is looking good in 2k18 when faze could not reach to grand final they did
2018-02-24 21:36
#177
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
>FaZe reaching a grand final at the major >Mouz reaching a grand final at a 300k$ tournament pick 1
2018-02-24 21:56
>Faze fans mocking C9 because they "fluked" their way through the major >Faze fans trying to defend their team by saying they were in the major final. Pick 1
2018-02-25 00:34
#335
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
I’m more of an AVANGAR fan than of FaZe, altho just sayin’, mouz are looking great, I just said that FaZe reached the finals of a major and mouz reached the finals of a 300k$ tourney. Also it seems like that the home crowd helps home teams a LOT (c9 - boston, navi - SLi-4)
2018-02-25 10:32
Maybe the ukrainian fans took a page off Crowd9's and were screaming the positions of the players in russian ?
2018-02-25 11:50
#368
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
+1
2018-02-25 11:59
That's pretty bullshit imo, if u think that 2-3 ppl shouting callouts help players with headphones then you probably have never used any top tier noise cancelling headphones. And, even if they did, imagine being a pro player and some idiot behind you is shouting some callout, would you listen to him or go with ur own game sense? Think abt it....
2018-02-25 15:56
#381
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Remember Boston? How SK fans were shouting out positions? "JAVELA" = window, FalleN immidiately looked there, idk who was it but he went onto the left side so he was hidden and the fans shouted something again which meant LEFT and FalleN again looked there, there are clips about it. Think about it...
2018-02-25 15:59
Send me any of those pls...
2018-02-25 16:48
#383
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
2018-02-25 16:58
Stewie looked like he alrdy was going B. And by posting Olof and Fallen clips u probably just proved yourself wrong, because they were in an "away" crowd. Plus, even if u could hear some calls, you can't blame the whole C9 major win on them. C9 played at their peaks, they deserved to win.
2018-02-25 17:32
#387
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Lul no, stewie was about to go/peek mid, and even if they are not at a home crowd, there are olof/fallen swedish/brazilian fans (actually a lot of brazilians were at boston), see, when olof looked and shaked at the wall, the crowd got loud and when he heard that, he started shooting Fallen - had no idea about the window boost "JAVELA", he looked there, no 1 was there, than they shouted something again that meant LEFT, FalleN immidiately looked at the left side of window. Can you understand that? And I just answered to this : "That's pretty bullshit imo, if u think that 2-3 ppl shouting callouts help players with headphones then you probably have never used any top tier noise cancelling headphones. And, even if they did, imagine being a pro player and some idiot behind you is shouting some callout, would you listen to him or go with ur own game sense? Think abt it...." I never said C9 won bcs of that, I just said it feels more home-like for teams where they have their home crowd...
2018-02-25 17:44
u probably r right...
2018-02-25 18:11
#391
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Thanks dude, I just proved you wrong, didn’t mean to offend you or anything, just so you know.
2018-02-25 18:57
Ik
2018-02-26 05:12
#243
 | 
Brazil arunino 
let's be honest SK sucked even worse here
2018-02-24 23:36
Please kick Karrigan such a noob. Biggest chocker in history
2018-02-24 21:21
Karrigan had more impact than Niko this series kick Niko instead
2018-02-24 21:24
Lul
2018-02-24 21:30
Look at Niko and his performances in games that matter, he crumbles under pressure. Showed up first map, then vanished the last 2. Look at his play in the major final. It's a consistent pattern that his play is only excellent when nothing's on the line for Faze.
2018-02-25 00:33
#268
 | 
Brazil beaviz1 
Coldzera> niko
2018-02-25 01:18
No one's talking about that.
2018-02-25 02:22
#43
 | 
Russia v1p3rrr 
NAVI V FINALE
2018-02-24 21:21
#44
 | 
Brazil HueyNewton 
flamie >> nikolinho and what a 1v3 from s1mple
2018-02-24 21:22
#60
 | 
Russia v1p3rrr 
3.5 hours?
2018-02-24 21:22
#68
 | 
Brazil HueyNewton 
i was talking about the first comment, now i just edit my comment
2018-02-24 21:23
NaVi decimated FaZe Expected FaZe can never beat a team on home soil in front of the home crowd.
2018-02-24 21:21
#208
D0cC | 
Netherlands Idioot 
lol true
2018-02-24 22:14
#46
s1mple | 
Brazil wolfff 
ezz
2018-02-24 21:21
#47
 | 
France Guedain 
expected
2018-02-24 21:21
GL Oskar and S1mple
2018-02-24 21:22
S1mple #CSGOD FlamieNATOR Electronic Rising STAR GOD Zeus LEGEND Edward Pistol King! #FaZeDOWN BOT NiKo choker
2018-02-24 21:22
#84
s1mple | 
Russia dra9on 
Nice comment :D
2018-02-24 21:26
#95
 | 
Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Lmfao
2018-02-24 21:27
#178
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
fakeflagger inbound
2018-02-24 21:57
#51
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Rekt
2018-02-24 21:22
#52
Edward | 
United States kUcheRR 
ez 4 f0cus`wow
2018-02-24 21:22
#53
 | 
Europe fahadinho 
ROTFL HAHAH I PRAYED TO ALLAH FOR NAVI TO WIN MAP 3
2018-02-24 21:22
Wtf
2018-02-24 21:22
Na'Vi stump Faze" fixed for you HLTV
2018-02-24 21:22
#58
 | 
Russia AR4ER 
GG Na'Vi! Zeus best igl in CIS.
2018-02-24 21:22
#59
 | 
Australia weapon_ 
Poor rain & niko.. avg 80+ dpr Rest under 70.. so hard for them to carry all the time..
2018-02-24 21:22
#179
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
"all the time" from the last few months I only saw GuardiaN and rain carrying, NiKo even had worse ADR than karrigan LUL choker
2018-02-24 21:57
#185
 | 
Australia weapon_ 
Guardian choked it this time against his old team
2018-02-24 22:00
#187
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
+1 agree, but if you look back at the last few months he was a carrying together with rain, I remember the match when karrigan had 4x NiKo’s ADR on inferno vs. navi was it?
2018-02-24 22:02
But to be fair it is his first " big counter performance " he has been carrying with rain most of the time especially in pressurematches... So I'll give him a pass.. for this one!
2018-02-25 11:47
Faze overrated?!?!?
2018-02-24 21:22
#291
 | 
Sweden Zaser5 
Yup
2018-02-25 03:25
#64
ISSAA | 
Denmark Gazil 
>Edge past >16-7 X2 Pick 1 ---->CRUSHED FaZe 12 Y/O fans cry me a river ty
2018-02-24 21:23
#180
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
1-0 down 1-1 1-2 Crushed?
2018-02-24 21:58
#189
ISSAA | 
Denmark Gazil 
Lose own map pick by 1v2 clutch and bad economy control, then destroy them on 2 maps, "edged out". No, crushed.
2018-02-24 22:02
#190
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Seems fair, altho when you are 1-0 down in maps and you come back to 2-1 it’s tough, they didn’t straight crush them, they came back (HLTV is a weirdo tho kek)
2018-02-24 22:03
#65
 | 
Brazil gbz1^ 
NiKo LUL cold > s1mple > NiKo
2018-02-24 21:23
S1mple=cold>rain>niko Can't be the best player in the world if all you do is tilt. Rain was the only one on faze not losing his shit.
2018-02-24 21:26
S1mple>cold>rain>niko
2018-02-24 21:42
#269
 | 
Brazil beaviz1 
Hahahaha
2018-02-25 01:22
Just face a fact br brain. Coldzera is the best b8er in the world, but nowhere near s1mple skillwise :D
2018-02-25 01:50
#224
Zeus | 
Ukraine martnlo1 
Cold=S1mple, Bot allu>blade>niko
2018-02-24 22:51
#69
 | 
Russia rdksupernova 
Edge past??? They rapped them on 2 maps. Like for real HLTV...
2018-02-24 21:23
+1 biased fangays
2018-02-24 21:25
#181
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
#180
2018-02-24 21:59
NAVIII WOHOOO
2018-02-24 21:24
#76
 | 
Russia vall3n 
2x 16-7 is "edged past"? This was the start of the second map, when it has become certain that Faze were doomed
2018-02-24 21:26
#183
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
#180
2018-02-24 21:59
#78
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
so expected
2018-02-24 21:25
it was too ez S1mple + Flamie = don't mess with this duo r3t4rds
2018-02-24 21:27
It's actually a full team, s1mple is 3 people and flamie is 2
2018-02-24 21:28
agree all Na`Vi were GODS
2018-02-24 21:29
gg bb gl hf
2018-02-24 21:25
And can u tell me, where is FalleN and his SKSQUAD now ? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA sk and faze are not top teams anymore... Just toxic and cocky.. s1mple is not disrespectfull but he knows who is best player on the planet right now !
2018-02-24 21:25
They were saving strats prob.. like c9
2018-02-24 21:28
Exactly, best player on the planet is autimatic
2018-02-24 21:28
Yes he is!!
2018-02-24 21:28
One of the best for sure
2018-02-24 21:34
#FallSKG #FaZeDOWN
2018-02-24 21:33
gg
2018-02-24 21:26
FAZE DOWN MONEY NOOB TEAM
2018-02-24 21:26
#91
 | 
Poland monteeexgod 
Ahahaha faze top1 team ohhh
2018-02-24 21:26
#108
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
They are top 1 final major now semi sk quarter here and semi major mouz quarter major final here
2018-02-24 21:29
#94
s1mple | 
Russia dra9on 
Good betting FAZE 1.35 VS NAVI 3.01 :D good coef. Who win house?
2018-02-24 21:27
won *
2018-02-24 21:28
Honestly, it was too ez for Na`Vi, last 2 maps were dominated by them. DECIMATED is a right word to use here.
2018-02-24 21:28
LUL where the faze clan fan bois at?
2018-02-24 21:29
#104
 | 
Europe trey_ 
s1mplecsgod
2018-02-24 21:29
So ez for top cis playet flamie
2018-02-24 21:29
easy for Navi someone say Faze is top 1 ahhahhahahaha soon Niko leave and guardian retire
2018-02-24 21:29
NiKo is the biggest mad choker i've ever seen. he is so stupid. matybe due to his age.
2018-02-24 21:31
He seems to get tilted/triggered really easily to be honest... Not good to perform under pressure...
2018-02-25 11:39
yeah i think he is not born to be on top. as his mentality needs to be changed. he needs to work on himself at least half like S1mple did.
2018-02-25 11:40
Yeah, he acts like a prima donna way too much but like you mentionned I think its partly due to his age.. But I noticed he seems to gets tilted even when they roll over their opponents if he is underperforming..
2018-02-25 11:44
#110
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
ez s1mple ez mvp
2018-02-24 21:30
true story
2018-02-24 21:30
GuardiaN left Navi cuz he didn't win on Navi. Well he isn't winning on faze either lmao
2018-02-24 21:30
guardian retire soon even allu is better then him
2018-02-24 21:30
Don't get carried too much. GuardiaN is still way better than allu, but for sure he played like s*** this tournament. And some of his mates weren't exactly overwhelming either..
2018-02-25 11:39
#213
 | 
Brazil arunino 
cuz Guardian is one lazy ass unmotivated and washed-up piece of crap.
2018-02-24 22:21
2018-02-24 21:30
#FaZeDOWN
2018-02-24 21:30
#125
 | 
Sweden TomodachiOM 
2018-02-24 21:32
welp thats a rip
2018-02-24 21:31
#123
 | 
Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
ChokeClan
2018-02-24 21:31
ChoKo Chokigan ChokardiaN Chokain Chokomeister
2018-02-24 21:41
#198
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Choco indeed
2018-02-24 22:07
#205
 | 
Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
NoobClan NooBo NooRigan NooDiaN NooBrain NoobMesiter
2018-02-24 22:11
Lul
2018-02-24 22:30
#127
 | 
Ukraine niXoN|w1 
LETS FUCKING GOOOOO NAVI DAVI ONLY MOUZ IN OUR WAY LETS BRING 2010 BACK!!!
2018-02-24 21:32
FLAMIE GOAT
2018-02-24 21:33
16-7 16-7 How is this "edge past" ?
2018-02-24 21:34
+1
2018-02-24 21:36
#136
 | 
Ukraine SuperMetal 
expected srsly
2018-02-24 21:34
NaVi probably wins this since its a fucking trend to win in your home country somehow
2018-02-24 21:35
#160
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
Flashbacks to EPL Finals in Ibirapuera when SK got stomped in front of the home crowd against Cloud9. Blast that wasn't long ago also saw their home team lose to SK... and this goes on and on. This has only happened recently in the major and could happen now again that I can remember, and let's not pretend like VP will win IEM Katowice next weekend x)
2018-02-24 21:41
I would like for VP to win Katowice to prove my theory xdd
2018-02-24 22:10
#206
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
It's always nice to see VP succeeding but I don't think that they'll stand a chance, mate :S
2018-02-24 22:11
C9 is the only team that has beaten another team on the other team's home soil
2018-02-25 07:38
"Somehow" It has been like this for most sporting events since the dawn of time.
2018-02-24 22:05
#140
 | 
Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Vintage Na'Vi FeelsGoodMan Haters be like "s1mple only good vs. tier2&3 LUL" nt nt
2018-02-24 21:36
#197
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
>s1mple in Na’Vi >vintage Na’Vi pick 1 newfag maybe?
2018-02-24 22:07
#299
 | 
Bulgaria vectralsoul 
retard maybe? I said "vintage Na'Vi" as in the way they played the last 2 maps. They looked like 2015 Na'Vi back when they were one of the strongest teams on overpass & train, especially on T-side, just as today's match, where they had very strong T-side halfs on both last maps. "vintage" doesn't mean the exact old team lineup, it just means a team performing as they have in the past. Please use your brain next time or don't comment at all, thanks.
2018-02-25 04:45
#338
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
"Strong T side" =/= Vintage Na’Vi I watched the match and it wasn’t even close to the old Na’Vi’s T sides, saying this as a Na’Vi fan from 2014-2017. For example you can’t have a vintage Na’Vi T side without GuardiaN, it was a completely different T side, maybe even stronger, altho FaZe choked a lot... Being good at a T side =/= Vintage Style. You should use your brain actually, have a nice day!
2018-02-25 10:59
wtf LUL
2018-02-24 21:37
joke final reject final moron final final for the retards who couldnt qualify for katowice despite being given MULTIPLE chances against tier 3 teams navi lose epsilon mouz lose to avangarbage starladder is reject final
2018-02-24 21:37
#146
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
7-16 , 7-16 in the final two maps which equals a total of 14-32 for Na'Vi and 30-45 over all the 3 maps. "Edge past". Not a very brainy headline am I wrong?
2018-02-24 21:37
biased HLTV dickriding Faze
2018-02-24 21:40
#166
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
To think that because of one wrong force buy on the first map Na'Vi could potentially take this series 2-0 (technically 3-0 as we got to see the third map anyway) makes you wonder...
2018-02-24 21:53
Yeah and FaZe could have won if they hadn't lost ..
2018-02-25 11:23
+, so shitty headline
2018-02-24 21:41
+1111111
2018-02-24 21:52
+1 16x7 16x7 = EDGE past... if it was faze taking the win the headline would be "faze breeze past navi to finals".
2018-02-24 23:36
#373
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
There seems to be a little bias in there but we can only accept it because we will always keep visiting the website.
2018-02-25 12:59
#162
 | 
Finland kappaboi 
will be good final
2018-02-24 21:42
#225
Zeus | 
Ukraine martnlo1 
Agree with u cuz Mouz better than Faze
2018-02-24 22:56
hope this wasnt a fluke and navi are indeed back to top 3
2018-02-24 21:43
Navi "EDGE PAST" FaZe.. 13-16 16-7 16-7 HOW THE FUCK IS THAT "EDGE PAST"??? hltv is so biased...
2018-02-24 21:46
Kek gl navi
2018-02-24 21:46
#170
 | 
Lithuania LukeTheDuke 
The crowd was so fucking annoying
2018-02-24 21:46
simple GOD as usual, props to that young fella foreal! btw flamie ADR 100.5 WTF, min. 1 kill per round, sick! i luv mouz and i luv navi, interesting......mouz vs s1mple p1mple? <33 hf bois
2018-02-24 21:52
#200
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
gonna be an interesting AWP duel between s1mple & oskar, we’ll see, altho I think mouz is going to take this
2018-02-24 22:08
Deserved! S1mple playing insane as usual. He is surely is a #CSGOD!
2018-02-24 21:53
#199
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
flamie played better tho imo
2018-02-24 22:08
Even though flamie was a good fragger, S1mple clutched basically everything.
2018-02-25 07:54
#341
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
+1, he outplayed FaZe, his clutches were insane, but I doubt that they would have won that without flamie.
2018-02-25 11:03
And without FaZe derping like clowns with no team play on clutches ( hello mr rain on the 3v1 )
2018-02-25 11:22
#348
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
+1, if GuardiaN wouldn’t have choked, FaZe may have won
2018-02-25 11:26
+1000000
2018-02-25 11:32
Na'Vi most powerfull organistaion ever.
2018-02-24 22:04
not. fnatic/sk - is!
2018-02-25 10:31
ez tournament for s1mple
2018-02-24 22:06
-niko +xantares -karrigan +sgares ez faze era
2018-02-24 22:09
-karrigam +taz
2018-02-24 22:13
noway. taz bad tact.leader. carrygun better!
2018-02-25 10:32
GL mouz!
2018-02-24 22:35
#217
s1mple | 
United States JFIN 
"EDGED", I'm pretty sure they won convincingly.
2018-02-24 22:36
#218
 | 
Russia VeryChokeGuy 
EZ for Navi. Gl in Finals.
2018-02-24 22:37
#219
 | 
Europe Vallon 
''Edged out'' again, lmfao. Nevermind that FaZe didn't even reach double digits on last 2 maps, nevermind that Astralis did better, but somehow that wasn't an edge out. The person writing these needs to use a dictionary already.
2018-02-24 22:40
#221
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Serbia VuleKindeR 
GJ NAVI SIMPLE HACKED OBVIOUSLY, I DEMAND A REMATCH OR PUSY, FIX THIS MATCH, BAN SIMPLE AND NAVI IS 0 WITHOUT THAT HAXOR. ALSO SIMPLE SUCK MY DICC CHEATER!!!!
2018-02-24 22:45
#228
 | 
Germany pr9ud 
How much?
2018-02-24 23:01
#266
 | 
Europe f0restthegod 
you are really retarded
2018-02-25 01:08
#371
 | 
Uruguay Faqn2 
1+1=3
2018-02-25 12:56
FAZE ERA OMEGALUL
2018-02-24 22:46
#223
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
After this... SK didn't looked that bad.
2018-02-24 22:49
#229
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
lucky navi tbh niko had headache since morning
2018-02-24 23:01
#239
 | 
Brazil arunino 
not even funny dude. xd
2018-02-24 23:26
2x 16-7's and it's an "edge out" If Tyloo lost 2x 16-7 they would get "breezed past" or some shit.
2018-02-24 23:03
#257
D0cC | 
Netherlands Idioot 
Edged out because of the map deficit in the beginning
2018-02-25 00:28
#233
 | 
France Deadfish 
LOL, navi destroyed faze.
2018-02-24 23:07
#235
 | 
Chile nachooww 
unexpected
2018-02-24 23:11
#246
 | 
Brazil arunino 
why is that lol?
2018-02-24 23:41
i feel like NaVi have a lot of firepower now. when flamie plays this way they are hard to beat
2018-02-24 23:19
#240
 | 
Brazil arunino 
Electronic was so Godlike in this play-offs also. But S1mple is indeed the #CSGOD and one-man-army...
2018-02-24 23:26
Yeah on the paper they are really firepower heavy.. When flamie or electronic are "on" it gets really tough o beat them.. Let alone when both are at the same time. And Edward finally proved he can still be a danger too
2018-02-25 11:19
Dreamteam top1, lose to NaVi LUL cry is free ROFL
2018-02-24 23:23
Nice...
2018-02-24 23:37
S1mple the son of Thoooorin, the undertaker, the #CSGOD Flamie!!! Electronic, Edwrad!!! Zeus stepped up even being IGL.
2018-02-25 00:02
Hello FaZe SK Here Don't be late to the airport
2018-02-25 00:03
#253
 | 
United States StewieOnLAN 
"edged out"
2018-02-25 00:08
Ggwp this tourny got better clashs tha past major! Great level from everyone!! Roster changes are paying
2018-02-25 00:10
FaZe in 2k18 OMEGALUL
2018-02-25 00:18
Here lies the Faze Era, which never even existed to begin with. RIP the "superteam".
2018-02-25 00:23
Well FaZe era didn't exist, same goes with SK
2018-02-25 02:59
Sure, if you want to compare their achievements like that and think I'll actually bite your weak bait. By all means, go on. (Please don't. Just go troll somewhere else)
2018-02-25 05:05
I don't troll lul
2018-02-25 07:57
2 maps 16:7=edge out LOL .Faze fan confirmed
2018-02-25 00:43
#273
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
fuckin danish astralis fans
2018-02-25 01:33
#263
 | 
Philippines sirpj21 
Both team played really well.. exceptionally well faze before the group stage was undefeated and navi improved alot after they got electronic and zues, mouz are improving by lots every single match they play Now i really want to see all of them playin at their peak this upcomming major!! This will be excitinf!!
2018-02-25 00:44
#265
 | 
Sweden TDK Em1L 
edge?
2018-02-25 00:55
#267
 | 
Brazil Hother 
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah broooooo!!!
2018-02-25 01:11
#271
 | 
Spain Nscop 
#Fazedown :(
2018-02-25 01:26
16-7 16-7 is it edge? wtf? did you watch the game, Louis?
2018-02-25 01:51
It's 2-1 so yeah
2018-02-25 02:58
Nothing but disappointed
2018-02-25 02:59
#283
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
Overrated Clan*
2018-02-25 03:04
Rain vs 9
2018-02-25 03:10
#305
rain | 
Singapore cwRr 
+1 srsly rain always tanking the shit when faze players playing bad
2018-02-25 06:37
I keep saying, FaZe won't do nothing, not today, not at a major, not ever. Most overrated team in the history of eSports... /close
2018-02-25 03:15
lul faze in 2k18 tbh they are bad since the beginning, taking lucky trophies when nip is in a bad moment Faze chockers
2018-02-25 03:20
Cheer up, plastic fans give up real fans still support #FaZeUp
2018-02-25 03:27
I think most people suport more than 3 teams in CS. Personally, I love VP, Faze, Navi, Astralis. Love the players mostly not the team
2018-02-25 03:39
#295
 | 
Lithuania YungDavid 
S1mple The Beast!
2018-02-25 03:42
#297
mir | 
Russia Chieftein 
new era xD tipical fan NAVI
2018-02-25 04:39
Simple number 1 player currently. After the major he was a GOD until now
2018-02-25 05:54
he was a GOD since 2015 and deserved to be top1-3 like 3 last years. let's be honest.
2018-02-25 08:35
#359
 | 
Indonesia FinZzz 
He was a GOD since the day he joined navi. (Also when he was at liquid)
2018-02-25 11:39
#306
 | 
Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
FaZe era[*]
2018-02-25 06:52
"Edge past" 16-7 16-7
2018-02-25 06:54
#308
 | 
Other mikecool 
Ggz
2018-02-25 07:15
#309
 | 
United Kingdom Faceit_Mikey 
Congrats Navi for this victory and best of luck in finals. Regards Gupta, CS GO player @ Gupta clan
2018-02-25 07:26
Gupta u so GOODta
2018-02-25 10:30
#318
 | 
Norway The_Eyebro 
Cloud 9 winning home, Now NaVi in finals, the home crowd actually seems to mean something
2018-02-25 09:14
#323
 | 
Bulgaria AboveYall 
vp won a major infront of home crowd, same as fnatic and nip, liquid played final
2018-02-25 09:29
#321
 | 
Norway The_Eyebro 
People seem to forget that even though FaZe is the best team in the world they are not ubeatable.
2018-02-25 09:24
except the fact that they are not and were never the best team in the world. overhyped cuz stole many players from different teams team. without any notable result except easy bracket and loss in Major final.
2018-02-25 10:05
#356
 | 
Norway The_Eyebro 
They are the best team in the world, check the rankings, they can outclass any team in the world
2018-02-25 11:38
they all time losing vs SK and they lost vs c9, and now vs Na`Vi. they can't outclass even top5 teams in the World. face the facts dude.
2018-02-25 11:39
#386
 | 
Norway The_Eyebro 
They rolled over c9 right after the major, and losing to NaVi when they have the home ground isnt saying much
2018-02-25 17:34
This will make a car better final then SK vs FaZe. S1mple > cold > rain > anyone > NiKotilt
2018-02-25 11:06
S1mple > flamie > cold > rain > anyone > NiKo BOT and choker
2018-02-25 11:34
#349
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Indonesia FinZzz 
What the fuckkkk how
2018-02-25 11:29
yeah Na`Vi f*cked fazegheys
2018-02-25 11:33
#354
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Indonesia FinZzz 
S1mple atm best player
2018-02-25 11:38
absolutely agreed.
2018-02-25 11:38
edge past kek But when faze wins its: decimate or who knows what
2018-02-25 11:42
#367
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Ukraine matizenek333 
To easy for s1mple
2018-02-25 11:52
#374
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Indonesia FinZzz 
Where are those retards saying "simple is the fucking problem..... waaaa" He really shuts up his haters doesnt he? Tell me 1 player who atm consistently fucking the likes of niko, rain, olof like its nothing. The dude is atm the number 1 no doubt
2018-02-25 13:04
#376
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Austria Faguette 
give s1mple the mvp already
2018-02-25 13:10
"Edge past"
2018-02-25 13:10
lol
2018-02-25 13:15
i think s1mple is the best player today and he will crush the mouses
2018-02-25 15:40
I'm a fan of the new Mousesports lineup but I kind of want S1mple to win this event. It's just not fair how much work he has put in, how insane his performances have been without SOME kind of payoff. I don't even think NaVi has been looking great as a team, I think they've just had Flamie, Electronic and Edward show up a bit more.
2018-02-25 18:04
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