FaZe to playoffs over North; Cloud9 beat Renegades in lower bracket semifinal

FaZe secured a spot in the playoffs after beating North, 16-8 on Inferno and 16-7 on Mirage, while Cloud9 secured a victory over Renegades in three maps, winning Mirage 16-8, losing Inferno 8-16, and closing it out on Train, 16-6.

The match on the main stream kicked off on Inferno as FaZe and North got ready to face off. The match started with the European combine taking the early lead in the match, winning the first five rounds of the match before North was able to get on the board. The Danes, on the attacking side, didn’t back down, and despite giving one more round up, stayed in the fight by bringing it to 4-6 after 10 rounds. Tied 7-7, both teams had pretty good buys going into the last round of the half which ultimately went to FaZe.

Finn "karrigan" Andersen, FaZe’s most in-form player on Inferno, had a huge pistol round, getting three headshots in the 3vs3 after-plant on A to close out the round for his team. FaZe then brought out the steamroller and manhandled North on the attacking side, giving up but a single round en route to a 16-8 map victory.

FaZe secured a playoff spot against North

Once again, FaZe won the pistol round, making it three out of three in the series, this time on the attacking side of Mirage. karrigan & Co. once again took the early lead, winning anti-ecos and the first gun round for a 5-0 lead. North were finally able to get on the board in the eighth round, 1-7, but weren’t able to follow it up as Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer won a 1vs2, outclassing Daniel "mertz" Mertz on B by faking a bomb plant and killing the rushing Danish AWPer right as the timer was running out. FaZe kept their momentum going and despite giving up a few rounds, took the half 11-4.

North kept their hopes alive winning the second pistol round of the map in a B play, and followed it up taking the anti-ecos for a 7-11 partial. The first gun round ended up with the bomb dropped on A and a 2vs2 between Philip "aizy" Aistrup and mertz and karrigan and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, which finally ended up going the way of FaZe. It was finally GuardiaN & co. who took the map, 16-7, to close it out 2-0 ahead of the group’s upper-bracket final.

Matchpage
2
0
28th February 2018
16
Inferno
8
16
Mirage
7

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 31 - 9 +22 116.2 2.00
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 20 - 9 +11 84.8 1.52
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 16 - 13 +3 68.4 1.17
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 15 - 14 +1 78.0 1.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 14 - 12 +2 68.3 1.12
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 16 - 17 -1 64.2 0.90
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 12 - 22 -10 66.4 0.72
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz 9 - 16 -7 47.8 0.68
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 10 - 22 -12 54.0 0.62
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 10 - 19 -9 46.6 0.55

On the B stream, Cloud9 kicked their bout off with Renegades by winning the CT-side pistol round on Cache, and taking a quick 3-0 after the first gun round, and 4-0 after the anti-eco ahead of the second buy round from Renegades. The North American squad took the 7-0 lead before Renegades could do anything, and after just two rounds given up, Cloud9 were right back at it, closing the half 12-3.

Renegades were able to get a lifeline, winning the pistol round, but after the three anti-ecos the match went back to what it had been before the half, as Cloud9 took three rounds, including a 2vs5 by Tarik "tarik" Celik and Jake "Stewie2K" Yip to get on match point. The Australian-American-Norwegian side was able to further close the gap, getting eight rounds, but that was it as Cloud9 then closed it out with a successful B strike, 16-8.

Cloud9 closed it out despite losing their pick, Inferno

On Inferno it was once again Cloud9 who took the early lead, this time on the Terrorist side, after a successful A take and bomb defense in the pistol round. This time around, though, Renegades did not allow Cloud9 to run away in the scoreboard, as a CZ75 triple by Justin "jks" Savage helped give his team the forcebuy win, which they were able to build upon for an early 3-1 lead before the first buy round. Little by little, though, Cloud9 got the match back on track, taking the lead 4-3, and putting Renegades on an eco. The North American squad then kicked it into gear, getting ahead 7-3 after 10 rounds. Renegades didn’t give up, though, and put up a wall to take the lead at the half, 8-7.

Renegades kept the trend going, and increased their lead to 9-7 after the pistol round. Up 11-7, Renegades were then able to increase their lead in the first gun round, 12-7, with a big round by Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad who got the three first kills as well as the exit on Stewie2K. jks & Co. were finally able to take control of the map, Cloud9’s pick, winning 16-8 and push it to the decider.

Renegades were unable to put up a fight on Train

Cloud9 won the first pistol on Train, and took a quick 3-0 lead on the CT side with a third round four-kill retake by Stewie2K. the North American side then further increased their lead to 5-0, and kept the trend going after a failed fast play on A by Renegades, which Timothy "autimatic" Ta and tarik dismantled with a double and a triple, respectively, kept Cloud9 in the driver’s seat. The boys got on the board for the first time in the eighth round, but were instantly reset. With Cloud9’s confidence soaring, the North Americans took the half 13-2.

After a double, Noah "Nifty" Francis found himself in a 1vs1 against Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham, and was able to defuse the bomb as the Cloud9 sniper spammed the smoke. The North Americans, buying pistols the next round, were able to get the match back on track, winning the round and following it up to get on match point against pistols. Renegades showed their teeth one last time, as jkaem, Karlo "USTILO" Pivac, and Aaron "AZR" Ward got early CZ75 frags to keep it going. Renegades got a fifth on the board, but were against ten match points by Cloud9. It was finally, as expected, the North Americans who won, closing it out 16-6 to win the series.

Matchpage
1
2
28th February 2018
8
Cache
16
16
Inferno
8
6
Train
16

 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 55 - 49 +6 85.9 1.16
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 52 - 50 +2 74.5 1.08
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 45 - 44 +1 74.8 1.01
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 38 - 51 -13 64.5 0.85
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 39 - 56 -17 60.2 0.85
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 57 - 44 +13 78.7 1.20
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 51 - 47 +4 79.8 1.17
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 53 - 50 +3 91.7 1.15
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 47 - 48 -1 72.5 1.05
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 42 - 40 +2 54.3 0.97

Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
720
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
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
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
628
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1194
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
789
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
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
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
thank u all guys love u -pasza +szpero
2018-02-28 17:05
nice
2018-02-28 17:05
disband virtus trash
2018-02-28 17:07
- pasha, PUBG, NEO, snax +GOLDEN 5.
2018-02-28 18:15
#43
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Greece knk74 
neo is in the g5
2018-02-28 18:47
He's by far the most iconic and well-known member of the G5 too. This kid is braindead.
2018-02-28 20:24
#46
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Greece knk74 
Isnt the g5 Neo taz Pasha kuben Loord ?
2018-02-28 20:25
no lmaoo
2018-02-28 21:35
#48
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Greece knk74 
what is then the g5 ?
2018-02-28 21:59
Holy shit I used 1 comment and baited 5 people, even if I replied I still baited 3 people. Ez.
2018-02-28 22:30
Neo Taz Byali kuben and loord
2018-03-01 00:30
#4
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Germany zeolikk10years 
eZ af
2018-02-28 17:06
#Carrygan
2018-02-28 17:06
carrygan carry
2018-02-28 17:06
potential cloud9 vs sk in elimination final to decide qf spot nice
2018-02-28 17:07
#9
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Norway SanQ83 
are C9 in the playoffs?? or no?? are sk and C9 playing for a semi spot ? the loser gets quarter?
2018-02-28 17:07
C9 has to win against the winner of SK/Gambit to play in the quarters
2018-02-28 17:11
#26
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Norway SanQ83 
No they play for semifinal spot. this form is really wierd I agree
2018-02-28 17:23
liquid and astralis are playing for semis
2018-02-28 18:44
#42
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Norway SanQ83 
ok
2018-02-28 18:45
#27
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Norway SanQ83 
they only need to win 2 to secure quarter
2018-02-28 17:23
#40
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Norway 142beni 
nope, c9 will play gambit/sk winner for the last quarterfinals spot
2018-02-28 18:20
#12
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World smash143 
C9 vs SK/Gambit will play for a quarter final spot and the loser is eliminated.
2018-02-28 17:12
#22
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Norway SanQ83 
no im pretty sure they are playing for a semifinal spot. the casters said so. loser gets quarterfinal
2018-02-28 17:22
#28
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World smash143 
Nope, this is the lower bracket final because C9 and SK/GB lost a game. The upper bracket finals play for a semi spot and the loser gets to the quarters.
2018-02-28 17:24
#31
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Norway SanQ83 
im really confused now.. a mod and a caster said they played for a semi spot in this lower final too. if u lose 2 you are out and if u win 2 u are through
2018-02-28 17:27
#32
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India dashingdasher 
Correct
2018-02-28 17:28
#37
rain | 
Norway BredeFS 
jkaem beast boost xD #carrymeister #betterthancoldzera
2018-02-28 17:57
So are renegades out? I have no idea any more.
2018-03-01 00:18
#10
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Europe b7ack0ut 
ez
2018-02-28 17:08
Guardian cant find his mouse xd
2018-02-28 17:12
#30
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Korea ecsta_s1 
ahahahaha xd
2018-02-28 17:25
#34
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
lol what ?
2018-02-28 17:30
Karrigan fragging higher than Niko ok
2018-02-28 17:12
players like f0rest needs to get more respect from this community this guy is legend/god of this cs general , Man made history dont forget , The best player of all time.
2018-02-28 17:13
#23
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India Pranav3112 
Of all time?? Nah. Of 1.6?? Yeah
2018-02-28 17:22
#33
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India dashingdasher 
+1
2018-02-28 17:29
1.6 - f0rest GO - Cold (assuming no one overtakes him) GOAT - Neo?
2018-03-01 00:19
#16
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Denmark JustYes 
ez4FaZe
2018-02-28 17:13
OK
2018-02-28 17:13
baik baik
2018-02-28 17:13
Probably another group exit from C9, i dont think SK will let them win. Nice tier 2 major winners. Watching theyr matches is very exiting Kappa.
2018-02-28 17:15
#25
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India Pranav3112 
Loosing to renelul 16-8 was funny to watch lol
2018-02-28 17:23
expected from olof
2018-02-28 17:16
#21
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
It's funny how Faze is so very dominant against weaker teams, which is basically every team right now. That's a really good team with great fundamentals. Weird they aren't winning everything they play now that SK is crumbling.
2018-02-28 17:18
#24
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
isnt everything playoff`?
2018-02-28 17:22
poor jkaem
2018-02-28 17:24
#35
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United States jay_320 
C9 has a chance to take SK. C9 looks comfortable. Stewie had a really excellent game and his confidence seems to affect the rest of the teams the most. SK don't look that good and it's not like they haven't done it before many times. I'm not getting my hopes up too high but they have a pretty good shot. 60/40 SK? Probably depends on the map pick. Teams seem to have figured out C9's T side on inferno so I'd try to stick to my tried and true Mirage/Train picks. Especially since SK will probably allow it.
2018-02-28 17:35
-aizy
2018-02-28 17:47
karrigan +19 LUL
2018-02-28 18:06
#44
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
eZaF
2018-02-28 18:50
#53
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Uruguay adriax6 
izi major for faze i think
2018-03-01 00:38
#54
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
Snudge
2018-03-01 09:34
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