FaZe beat Cloud9 to book semi-final spot in Katowice

FaZe are through to the IEM Katowice 2018 semi-finals after defeating Cloud9 in a thrilling three-map series (16-5 on Overpass, 13-16 on Cache, 22-20 on Inferno).

The first quarter-final of the day, a rematch of the ELEAGUE Major grand final, kicked off with Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer and Finn "karrigan" Andersen opening things up with double-kills to help FaZe to win their CT pistol on Overpass, Cloud9's map pick. FaZe then followed that up not only with the subsequent anti-ecos, but also with two more rounds to grab a quick 5-0 lead.

Although the North Americans then managed to get their first round on the board, FaZe remained in the driving seat and strung the next four rounds together to go up 9-1, forcing Cloud9 to call a tactical pause in a bid to halt their opponents' momentum. The North Americans came close to winning the next round, but FaZe overturned a 3v5 situation and further extended their lead, with the half ending with a 13-2 scoreline.

karrigan's men came from the break determined to wrap things up quickly, and they hit map point without losing a single round.Cloud9 responded with a trio of rounds, but their efforts would be fruitless as FaZe then closed out the map, 16-5.

Next up was FaZe's map pick, Cache, where Tarik "tarik" Celik opened up the action with an astonishing quad-kill to help his team win their CT pistol. Despite following that up with an anti-eco, Cloud9 could not prevail against FaZe's third-round eco.

FaZe will take on Astralis for a place in the event's grand final

The North American side replied with two opening frags, but Nikola "NiKo" Kovač immediately turned things around with a fast triple-kill to help his team to stay in command. And even though Cloud9 would get back on the board in the sixth round, FaZe further added to their lead with a three-round winning streak.

Both teams then traded rounds, but FaZe dominated proceedings in the final stages of the half to secure a 10-5 lead. Then, with an impressive quad-kill in the second pistol, Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács set his team up for a 12-5 advantage.

Nevertheless, Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and co. found a lifeline in the series after winning the following round with nothing but pistols. That moment marked the beginning of a great run from Cloud9, who went on to level the score at 12-12, forcing FaZe to call their first tactical pause of the game. Still, that did not alter the course of the game, with Cloud9 winning four of the next five rounds en-route to a 16-13 finish.

tarik led the way for Cloud9 on Cache

Starting out as CTs on the decider map, Inferno, Cloud9 came out the better side, picking up the pistol and the following anti-eco. In a third-round buy, however, FaZe successfully executed B, setting themselves up for a 3-2 lead.

The European mixture kept breaking through Cloud9's defence and extended their lead to 6-2, but that was when the North Americans picked up the pace, losing only the last round of the half to switch sides with a narrow lead.

Cloud9 began the second half with a chaotic yet successful pistol, which they followed up with the subsequent anti-ecos and with a near-flawless gun round.

FaZe then responded with their eight round, but their economy was immediately reset by a slow-paced A execution from Cloud9. With a saved AK, however, NiKo found two opponents in the next round, paving the way for his team to win the round. The Europeans remained in the driving seat and eventually hit match point at 15-14, but Cloud9 hit back to equalise the score.

In overtime, Cloud9 got off to a great start with a flawless T-side thanks to clutches from three different players, William "RUSH" Wierzba, Stewie2K, and Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham. Still, FaZe went on a 3-0 run of their own to take the game to a second overtime, in which they would defeat the North Americans to book a semi-final berth.

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 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 67 - 66 +1 75.9 1.06
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 64 - 68 -4 79.0 1.01
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 53 - 68 -15 69.3 0.99
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 52 - 63 -11 70.0 0.96
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 56 - 65 -9 62.2 0.94
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 79 - 56 +23 94.4 1.37
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 81 - 56 +25 80.9 1.26
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 73 - 67 +6 84.6 1.16
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 52 - 59 -7 67.1 0.98
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 44 - 59 -15 63.5 0.88

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
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
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
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
-olofm -rain +KRiMZ +valde I know it's impossible, but when your IGL that almost never topfrags in his whole life is topfragging it means your regular riflers suck too much. rain failed hard and fnatic were really smart to get any money for olofm, they must be laughing at FaZe really loud now. Respect C9. Astralis > FaZe tomorrow.
2018-03-02 17:31
#2
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Spain Hola) 
gg both teams gr8 match!
2018-03-02 17:31
ggwp to both teams
2018-03-02 17:31
#15
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United Kingdom Tendies 
First comment is useless
2018-03-02 17:32
Yes so Fucking braindead
2018-03-02 17:36
+1
2018-03-02 17:40
Worst first comment ever!
2018-03-02 18:03
+1
2018-03-02 17:55
#178
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Finland Smoonah 
+1
2018-03-02 18:46
+1
2018-03-03 04:31
autism
2018-03-02 17:31
+999
2018-03-02 17:33
#113
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Well I disagree to the venality, but it's most definitely illogical outright. +1
2018-03-02 17:45
+1
2018-03-02 17:56
Rain was sick, and valde isnt a great addition to this stacked squad. You're not smart
2018-03-02 17:33
Evidently, also just because their ingame leader stepped up, doesn't mean that the rest didn't play well. You just don't kick a player after one bad game ffs, these noobs will never understand the Chemistry of CS.
2018-03-02 17:34
Exactly! After every game it's always -player, +player. Just because a lineup looks good on paper doesn't mean it will automatically work. I think playing together for years is more valuable than getting some new top fragger.
2018-03-02 17:41
+1 everyone after every event says -karrigan or the one player that doesnt step up its getting repetitive
2018-03-02 21:52
#247
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Finland Karri 
-karrigan such a fucking bot =D=D=D=D==D=D
2018-03-05 09:30
yep i love these line up of faze, just to know not everyone have the same tastes i'll wonder all these "-" "+" is noob? know nothing about cs?
2018-03-03 04:19
There are no stacked squads. Although rain is often good, when he fails he fails hard: hltv.org/matches/2316282/gambit-vs-faze-.. hltv.org/matches/2316286/sk-vs-faze-epic..
2018-03-02 17:41
#108
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Lithuania xeNNw0w 
and yep both of those matches were too when he was sick
2018-03-02 17:44
Let's collect those usual excuses: 1) Sick. 2) Injured. 3) Tired. 4) Overeaten. What I'm 100% sure is that they should get rid of olofm, you cannot afford having karrigan and olofm in the same team.
2018-03-02 17:46
#124
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Hungary Shaperz 
You got issues
2018-03-02 17:48
Come back with something stronger than that ;-)
2018-03-02 17:57
pls go jump into a fire
2018-03-02 18:08
Into a fire of your burning ass? xD
2018-03-02 18:14
#176
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Netherlands pewpeww 
Why can't olof and karrigan play in the same team?
2018-03-02 18:38
because when they both suck and the others dont carry hard they most likely lose
2018-03-02 18:56
You know karrigan is an igl, and olof is their support player right? Both roles NOT meant to be heavy fragger. They're doing their jobs well
2018-03-02 19:06
No.
2018-03-02 19:09
Confirmed bait.
2018-03-02 19:14
#197
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Definitely a newbie
2018-03-02 19:17
#202
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Norway mohzart 
probably a tier 45 EU teen who thinks he can play on pro levels XDDD
2018-03-02 19:42
#248
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Singapore Wadufuk 
+1
2018-03-10 16:09
#244
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Netherlands pewpeww 
you dont understand anything, do you?
2018-03-03 13:27
#209
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Croatia DNM_ii 
It's not an excuse... rain was sick throughout EPICENTER and currenty has the flu if I'm correct, I recall seeing a post on twitter like yesterday.
2018-03-02 21:07
Rain has healthy problem, hes sick rn.
2018-03-02 17:34
Lol you nerds would be changing roster after every single event. +this -that. How about you stfu for a moment? What makes you think for a moment that krimz and valde want to play for faze? lmao
2018-03-02 17:35
#129
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Germany te1mo 
+1
2018-03-02 17:51
#175
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Ukraine margred 
Why makes them think FaZe wants Krimz and Valde?
2018-03-02 18:37
I honestly can't stand HLTV anymore. The huge amount socially awkward teenagers, has completely ruined this site. Sadly the HLTV staff doesn't seem to give a fuck (after all they have a shitty gambling site as "sponsor". Skins and gambling was what made this "community" go to shit in the first place).
2018-03-02 21:14
#55
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Finland Taynz 
Cry
2018-03-02 17:35
#58
USA | 
Czech Republic Antiii 
Rain is sick bro And olof... I am his fanboy, but i must say his aim is not very good, but he is still important part of their game
2018-03-02 17:35
#70
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
So this is counter strike for you? One match and you start judging? Gg Rain is sick. And olof does his job pretty well. But I don't wanna argue. It's impossible to change the way one thinks and approaches the game. But on fair note everyone has bad matches mate
2018-03-02 17:37
#73
allu | 
Canada Lokomo 
I agree that olof is inconsistent, but I heard that rain is sick right now
2018-03-02 17:37
#210
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Croatia DNM_ii 
2018-03-02 21:09
#88
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Norway felt 
Imagine removing rain, just imagine thinking that.
2018-03-02 17:40
yea, just get any player who is playing well at the moment. right? you need consistency. Olof is a better player than krimz and valde. Rain might be inconsistent but when he shows up, faze wins the map 16-3/5(overpass)
2018-03-02 17:41
Rain is mostly consistent, he just had a bad game.
2018-03-02 17:44
olof is not better than KRIMZ atm.. are u crazy?
2018-03-02 18:25
#115
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Spain akproxx 
Braindead
2018-03-02 17:46
#126
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North America Tic0 
Astralis ftw!! <3
2018-03-02 17:49
#128
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
'but when your IGL that almost never topfrags in his whole life is topfragging it means' that he got lucky for once in his sad life
2018-03-02 17:50
actually the worst bait ive ever seen
2018-03-02 18:18
Actually the part about olofm is damn serious, I don't like him lately.
2018-03-02 18:23
Just because u don't like him doesn't meant he need to be change. This roster changes doesn't have any correlation with your feeling.
2018-03-02 23:10
??? He baited 20+ people, including you to respond Was good bait
2018-03-03 00:57
#167
s1mple | 
Germany DJaizz 
*rifler isn’t that good for 1 match* „we need to put him into auschwitz
2018-03-02 18:19
+1
2018-03-02 19:08
dude i dont mind your post but the flag makes it so much better :DDDDDDDDD
2018-03-02 23:37
nah too soon. they were great before this
2018-03-02 18:35
Plastic fan. I hope you‘re trolling otherwise you‘re an idiot
2018-03-02 20:06
#206
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Malta jazhet 
>support olof >topfragging Pick one here -rain? Lul? Where is ur brain? u lost it somewhere i think
2018-03-02 20:48
olo
2018-03-02 20:52
What in the world makes you suggest "-rain". Okay, today he did not play well at all and maybe he has not been dropping as many bombs on overpass as he used to do. But still he is one of the best and most consistent players in FaZe Clan. In terms of average 2.0 rating he is above olof, karrigan and GuardiaN considering (exclusively) the last 4 month. So all in all, we could discuss about "-olofmeister" or "-karrigan", but for sure not "-rain".
2018-03-02 21:44
#219
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Australia Lolfeminists 
Brain dead human.
2018-03-02 22:33
#222
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
respect for the losing team, advice changes to winning team. whut..
2018-03-02 23:08
#231
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Indonesia AliceShiMa 
OMEGALUL VALDE OVER OLOF? DUMBEST COMMENT EVER
2018-03-03 01:45
#234
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United Kingdom daneclaw 
Olofm has played pretty good all games...
2018-03-03 02:34
#243
rain | 
Singapore cwRr 
LOL fking autistic
2018-03-03 11:40
#3
Hiko | 
Indonesia aceTriX 
Big respect to C9, they fought really well. Honorable mention goes to karrigan who was carrying FaZe on map 3, feels great to see him back in action.
2018-03-02 17:33
big respect for c9 but no respect for standup2k nice pulling off the headset for a technical pause :D
2018-03-02 18:14
#5
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United States itso 
:( c9
2018-03-02 17:31
CRY IS FREE
2018-03-02 17:32
#35
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Denmark oj8 
very yes
2018-03-02 17:33
#106
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Finland Alko^ 
NA CS OMEGALULLERINO JUST LUL HAHAHAH SO BAD
2018-03-02 17:43
#163
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United States LookitsJrd 
Rip NIP. Liquid too strong right now. And Faze "superteam" lul
2018-03-02 18:17
lmao, NiP beaten by an NA team and the faze superteam, the pride of Europe nearly got beaten AGAIN by an NA team. stfu.
2018-03-02 22:46
#221
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Finland Alko^ 
idc i wasnt talking about nip?
2018-03-02 23:06
Braindead Swede?
2018-03-03 01:24
#230
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Finland Alko^ 
-burger +brain
2018-03-03 01:40
a
2018-03-02 17:31
Rip
2018-03-02 17:31
Top 5 matches I've ever seen, both teams played amazingly well and the better team won. No -karrigan or -rush incoming because they all performed. Reminded of the NiP vs Fnatic inferno matches, ah.
2018-03-02 17:32
Do you hear the unique sound of FaZe fans coming out of their holes?
2018-03-02 17:31
Why do you choose to be racist?
2018-03-02 17:37
wtf not racist this is the sound they make they are not monkeys
2018-03-02 17:48
and i dont think being a faze fan is a race
2018-03-02 17:49
you could get eassily banned bruuhhh =)
2018-03-02 18:03
#30
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Greece knk74 
flup flup FLUP
2018-03-02 17:33
hahaha why is this so funny
2018-03-02 17:35
#66
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Greece knk74 
Shit i actually hear a flup noise
2018-03-02 17:36
That's the sound of VP fans watching their last tournament victory on a floppy disk.
2018-03-02 17:40
#99
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Greece knk74 
Fuck it has been more than a year
2018-03-02 17:41
#10
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Poland Slomaa 
Good Job Faze for beating C9! There is still Liquid, so people from US still have a team to cheer for.
2018-03-02 17:33
#11
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Poland Tomasho 
So ez Clown9 and autismatic.
2018-03-02 17:31
#137
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United States LookitsJrd 
You guys only won because of the retarded call where they reset the round guardian crashed in. Still Choke Clan. No chance against Astralis.
2018-03-02 18:02
#139
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Poland Tomasho 
NAF isn't playing against Astralis so we have chances.
2018-03-02 18:02
#151
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United States LookitsJrd 
Faze NAF incoming lul
2018-03-02 18:10
#155
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Poland Tomasho 
Why u put this retard in FaZe? :(
2018-03-02 18:11
#168
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United States LookitsJrd 
It was a joke and nobody in faze are top 5 right now. NAF wouldnt join a shit team either. NAF is also easily top 3 in the world right now.
2018-03-02 18:19
#169
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Poland Tomasho 
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD drank too much last night?
2018-03-02 18:20
#181
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United States LookitsJrd 
twitter.com/tomi/status/9685906950103941.. He's way better than everybody on Faze right now
2018-03-02 18:50
NAF could be top 5 right now in the world at best but top 3 is too high for him
2018-03-03 01:46
NAF could be top 5 right now in the world at best but top 3 is too high for him
2018-03-03 01:46
#152
s1mple | 
Germany psymax 
Why was it a retarded call? Its just fair because the shit admins cant set up their pcs right, like it was with cold. And overtime was like a reset, there Cloud9 had their chances as well and didnt use them.
2018-03-02 18:10
#159
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United States LookitsJrd 
C9 win that round even without the crash. It's rigged for Faze. Damage was already done and Guardian would have died either way.
2018-03-02 18:14
How would they have won that round? if guardians pc didn't crash he would of been looking arch and see 5 players run for it, not to mention c9 was eco that round vs full buy.
2018-03-02 19:44
#173
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United States LookitsJrd 
twitter.com/tomi/status/9685906950103941.. He's way better than everybody on Faze right now.
2018-03-02 18:35
#180
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United States LookitsJrd 
Ignore this wrong argument lul
2018-03-02 18:48
dude actually faze they dont deserve this victory just complaining saves them actually it was Cloud9s win match
2018-03-02 18:17
Bro give them credit cmon. It was an amazing game give respect to both teams
2018-03-02 18:23
#187
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United States LookitsJrd 
Faze has never had my respect. Superteam my ass. They didn't restart the round during SK vs Astralis. It's all bs.
2018-03-02 19:04
I mean i hate faze as much as you do. In my opinion they are all cocky players and cant close a fucking grand final in any tournament. But hey i just thought it was a hard fought game for both teams that cloud9 deserved to win but its whatever.
2018-03-02 21:44
#12
EliGE | 
United States Jono13 
It’s ok. Liquid will meet faze and get NA revenge!
2018-03-02 17:32
gg
2018-03-02 17:31
wp
2018-03-02 17:43
#16
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Belgium Hjawesomme 
fuck man c9 shouldve won that :( gg
2018-03-02 17:32
Nice match. Props to C9
2018-03-02 17:31
what a match gg
2018-03-02 17:31
#20
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Always a good Inferno match between these 2
2018-03-02 17:32
fnatic > FaZe Clan > Clown9
2018-03-02 17:32
xd
2018-03-02 17:35
#65
Indonesia ibnu 
tyloo >> fnatic
2018-03-02 17:36
#68
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Finland Taynz 
That means ghostgaming > Sk
2018-03-02 17:37
#240
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Peru AgentLF 
Tbh Liquid is in a good phase now. They could give a good fight against Fnatic tomorrow :3
2018-03-03 04:42
#23
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Europe tweekzter 
Regarding the K/Ds - well deserved win.
2018-03-02 17:32
#24
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Poland crouzzz 
games FAZE vs CLOUD 9 always emotional
2018-03-02 17:32
#26
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Nigeria Yamex 
RESPECT C9
2018-03-02 17:33
#27
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Switzerland k0braCH 
Comment #27 WADDUUUUP
2018-03-02 17:33
#28
Snax | 
Poland drammar 
niko and guardian wp
2018-03-02 17:33
strawpoll.me/15183708 Thank goodness guardian had a good series, he's been looking cold lately
2018-03-02 17:33
#37
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Finland t33mu 
yes
2018-03-02 17:34
#32
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Lithuania c0mmandCS 
cry is free c9, glhf Astralis.
2018-03-02 17:33
GJ stewie playing cocky and not with his brain...
2018-03-02 17:33
GGWP to Cloud9, who showed great sportsmanship and a strong mentality game throughout the series. PapaGuardiaN is back <3 <3 <3
2018-03-02 17:33
#36
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Cyprus twixeN 
GG,Was a great match to watch! :)
2018-03-02 17:34
RESPECT C9
2018-03-02 17:34
GG WP Cloud 9 Allways a great match Respect C9
2018-03-02 17:35
ezpected
2018-03-02 17:34
Someone get my man Tarik back on optic.
2018-03-02 17:34
#46
Aleksib | 
Egypt Tywin 
clown9 HAHAHA
2018-03-02 17:34
rep c9
2018-03-02 17:34
#48
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Portugal dracø 
Better restard a round cuz there was early damage inflitcted. Restart clan LUL
2018-03-02 17:34
#69
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United States carenbee2 
you mad fox?
2018-03-02 17:37
#72
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Portugal dracø 
Nah, it's just banter. It's always good to see C9's fluke exposed again and again
2018-03-02 17:37
#50
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Israel Trust_me_bro 
RESPECT FOR BOTH SIDES ! <3
2018-03-02 17:35
Great match to watch gg,c9 play very well respect to him
2018-03-02 17:35
#52
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
cloud9 = biggest luckers of all time
2018-03-02 17:35
Faze got lucky that the admin vote was in their favour lmao even though the round was clearly still on. Respect c9 they were a good sport.
2018-03-02 17:38
#94
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
they had to restart because admins decision. they didnt want to.
2018-03-02 17:41
Exactly that was lucky that the admin decided to restart if you go back and watch guardian died just before he crashed out and FaZe called the abort after damage was already inflicted.
2018-03-02 17:43
#109
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
admin enforced the rules. thats luck? cry more.
2018-03-02 17:44
That was against the rules. Autimatic already had damage inflicted on him. The rules state that no damage must be inflicted for a restart to happen. Still the match could have gone either way.
2018-03-02 17:46
#123
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
so you want to gift c9 a round against the rules. cry more please.
2018-03-02 17:48
#131
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Canada Skadiddle 
OMEGALUL
2018-03-02 17:53
#143
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United States LookitsJrd 
They gifted Faze the round lul
2018-03-02 18:04
gifted round that FaZe was going to win 10/10 times without guardian afk :D
2018-03-03 04:24
they clealy say "cry more" too make you feel like that major final LUL, gifted round, crashed out after dying.
2018-03-02 22:24
#130
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United Kingdom Takaramono 
c9 are aware of the rules and agreed to restart the round, meaning they were willing to play fair and rather not end up getting their (supposed if it happened) win marked with an asterisk as what sadokist said cuz of this tech issue guardian got c9 arent willing to win in that manner, sure they lost and you dont care but atleast give c9 respect for not wanting a supposed less earned of a win, theyre not the type to earn the win that easily
2018-03-02 17:51
#136
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Netherlands EJVN 
finally a normal faze fan. congrats. you actually do have a brain.
2018-03-02 18:00
#161
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United Kingdom Takaramono 
bro, i was watching the match on TV (its 1am here now) and when our bois (i say that cuz im also a C9 fan since 2014) got those 3 clutches on the 1st OT i nearly woke up my entire house, it was that insane and great
2018-03-02 18:16
#144
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United States LookitsJrd 
Except Guardian would have died there either way...
2018-03-02 18:05
Bro im a c9 fan and you could clearly hear all of c9 running up arch side but he sat not moving with his back to arch, he was clearly lagged out
2018-03-02 18:17
Admins have been told before not to give teams the choice. Rules are rules, and you must respect THEM no matter what. Anyway I don't know the true situation there.
2018-03-02 18:06
#140
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Brazil FuRiouSzZ 
SK x AST = DMG DONE = NO RESTART FAZE x C9 = DMG DONE = RESTART RULES LUL
2018-03-02 18:03
#145
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United States LookitsJrd 
Rigged
2018-03-02 18:05
#154
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Spain Almendrix 
Actually, rules states this: -More than 1 min of round and/or (see that or) - No damage inflicted Do you really think it was the same that sk astralis? After bombplant and plenty of deads? Not trying to be an asshole, though, I only think it would be a really bad thing to close that out in that manner. Anyway, it was a shame that coldzera wasn't able to fully play, but you have to recognize that they've got 3 more players alive. Sk had a veeeery sloppy game
2018-03-02 18:11
#199
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Brazil FuRiouSzZ 
LOL, please watch the game before comenting, it was a 2x4, both players were already spoted, cold was waiting for that guy with the crosshair perfectly placed, he was dead then the bug occures he kills cold and another guy who has his back turned to him who was counting on cold... it should be a 4x1 with info from where he was... but that made it an impossible situation to win and this is not the point, point is enforcing the rules for one, and not for the other...
2018-03-02 19:18
#201
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Spain Almendrix 
See? Your biased point (which I hadn't, because idgaf either faze, sk, cloud9 nor astralis) don't let you see the fact that I stated here. Acording to the rules, plain rules, once bomb is planted and there is one or more kills, it is impossible to restart the round. Obviously, it all went crappy because of that. But, they also wait to much to engage the retake, and Astralis plaayed it pretty well though. And you never know what happens with AWP shots on CS servers, you always see things like 'oh, the crosshair is there but it goes through the legs' and that kind of stuff. Anyway, I still convinced that you are a reasonable person, and I still think that was a disaster that that kind of thing happened in a really BIG and allegedly 'good' lan. Don't be so mad, prolly SK will regain their strenght one day ore another, but you have to see that, with the rules in the hand, that was a situation that are not possible to undone.
2018-03-02 19:34
#205
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Brazil FuRiouSzZ 
"But, they also wait to much to engage the retake" SURE THEY SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEIR PC WAS ABOUT TO CRASH! GOOD POINT "and Astralis plaayed it pretty well though" YEAH SUPER WELL, GETTING 2 FREE FRAGS Look, i don't give a fuck to SK, they deserved to lose, they are playing like shit, what i do give a fuck is about hipocrits Who judges the same situations differently because of who is involved in each case
2018-03-02 20:23
#212
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Spain Almendrix 
But it was different, indeed. That's the whole point mate.
2018-03-02 21:29
#215
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Denmark Xipingu 
Do you not understand the difference between an accidental alt-tab due to Windows bollocks in an afterplant situation and CS crashing completely before any damage is done? Btw I wanted the SK-Ast round to be replayed even tho that's against the damn rules, but there's a CLEAR fucking difference.
2018-03-02 21:49
#56
sodaH | 
Denmark DirkO 
C9 fans crying over restart, when they should cry over a 18-15 throw instead.
2018-03-02 17:35
#111
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United Kingdom Takaramono 
cant cry when that 3rd map was too fucking amazing that im screaming and cheering for both teams also iirc cloud 9 did agree to restarting the round since they know themselves that guardian did crash midround and knew it would be unfair for them to atleast get matchpoint (and supposedly the win if the decision of the admins went that way) like as sadokist said, you don't wanna have that asterisk on that win when you know you could earn the win fair and square
2018-03-02 17:44
respect for c9
2018-03-02 17:35
what a match #respect
2018-03-02 17:35
#60
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
lucky win... they have huge problems in theri gameplan. I expect my niggas vaporize them tomorrow
2018-03-02 17:35
RESTART CLAN
2018-03-02 17:35
#62
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Norway anMu 
Revenge is a dish best served cold. Thx faze for amazing throw on cache so we could see another heartatacking inferno.
2018-03-02 17:36
FaZe won because of the restart. C9 had that fucking match but then ofc guardian fucking had to crash out. He got killed before it, so technically cloud9 should have won. But what a match anyway.
2018-03-02 17:36
#74
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Norway anMu 
Guardian got killed before crash? Are you mentally ill? How would we even know he crashed if it happens after he gets killed and isn’t in round anymore. We all saw 5 terrorist running 1 meter from him and guardian didn’t move even after few miss shots from c9 with p250 for good 4-6 seconds.
2018-03-02 17:40
If he crash he would have insta left the game retard
2018-03-02 17:39
#104
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Norway anMu 
You are indeed mentally challenged. Maybe his game freeze and he would crash after few second but gets killed in the proces? Happens sometime on faceit as well you see teammate walking into a wall for 10 seconds and then he disconnects.
2018-03-02 17:43
The game crashed. That would show Guardian has left the server (no user logon) instantly. You are mentally challenged, considering your flair is a non-existent team.
2018-03-02 17:45
#179
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Norway anMu 
Talking about flairs and having <3 disco doplan and noflagging xDDDDDDDD. Omg man pls stop talking you are just embarrassing yourself ,ruski kid scared to show his country flag because it's shithole.
2018-03-02 18:47
Hey I support disco doplan because he's humble, talented and genuinely funny. I don't show my flag, but I'll tell you I'm from qatar. Basically a country that's 2716388 times richer than yours will ever be.
2018-03-02 18:49
#92
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
They would have lost anyway. Guardian stopped moving at 1:05 and autimatic took damage at the start. It was officially on Faze's favor as well. C9 force bought pistols and Armor. Guardian would've gotten 2 kills at worst. So no.
2018-03-02 17:40
Guardian was watching apps skadoodle had the flank perfect guardian had no chance and you can see how the round played out.
2018-03-02 17:44
#116
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Are you kidding me? Can't you hear the footsteps? It's so obvious? They were running for god's sake. So you're saying Guardian wouldn't have moved even after hearing those footsteps? Lol?
2018-03-02 17:46
You fucking stupid? They started running after skadoodle got 3 hits on guardian.
2018-03-02 17:47
#127
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Oh my god? Bro watch that round again. They were running and wrapping around arch. Ska checked on guardian. He wasn't even turning back or moving forward. Ska shot bullets and in the mean time karrigan called for abort. Ska then finished the kill at 56 seconds. If Ska one tapped instantly I would've agreed but he checked took 3 4 seconds and then killed Guardian. So you're saying Guardian wouldn't have responded even on being shot? Wtf?
2018-03-02 17:50
Guardian died at 1:02
2018-03-02 18:49
#185
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Yea sorry. Karrigan called at 58 sec. Got confused
2018-03-02 18:58
#71
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New Zealand onelover11 
old guardian ?
2018-03-02 17:37
#75
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China haskell_cg 
Respect for C9 ! What a beautiful game !
2018-03-02 17:38
So nobody is gonna talk about the 15-13 to 14-13 reset on Inferno?
2018-03-02 17:38
#78
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North America saucyboi64 
Deserved win by FaZe too many players tried to make plays individually instead of like a team. Can someone explain to me why faze restarted after niko took 40 damage im confused
2018-03-02 17:39
#98
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
50 damage to be exact. And olofmeister's PC was crashed and it was at the start of the round.
2018-03-02 17:41
#149
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United States LookitsJrd 
Lmao guardian crashed and there was only 1 minute left. You have no clue what you're talking about.
2018-03-02 18:09
#153
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Lol are you dumb? Or did you not see the whole match? He commented about the restart at overtime.
2018-03-02 18:11
#156
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United States LookitsJrd 
Olof never crashed but nt
2018-03-02 18:12
#157
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Wtf? Stop being a know it all without even seeing the full match. Go watch it again kiddo.
2018-03-02 18:13
#79
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United States yungplague_gg 
O O F
2018-03-02 17:38
Choker of a series from faze, even tho won, cant be fan of team, that considedred as top 1, but crumbles after 1 eco loss. Atleast major fluke team lost.
2018-03-02 17:38
Choker of a series from faze, even tho won, cant be fan of team, that considedred as top 1, but crumbles after 1 eco loss. Atleast major fluke team lost.
2018-03-02 17:38
#82
REAL | 
Spain deBurrows 
rain still in a slump.
2018-03-02 17:38
#101
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
He is sick
2018-03-02 17:42
sure, but out of shape lately since the major.
2018-03-02 17:43
#112
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Yes. True. He isn't on point in 2018. But it's good to see NiKo coming back and karrigan fragging as well. But rain is a very calm player. I am hopeful he'll bounce back soon
2018-03-02 17:45
Rain is good but olof not so much. He need to step up soon or he will go to the chopping block
2018-03-02 23:23
#235
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Olof is a lurker now. Even in this age. There are games. Where he outshines Niko. I think FaZe needs a legendary godlike veteran player like Olof. Olof too is having some bad games (yes this olof can. Have bad games unlike 2015 one) but on his day he can outshine anyone. I think he is the best clutcher rn in FaZe
2018-03-03 04:06
#83
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China envvy 
Really good match, good performance for both team
2018-03-02 17:38
#84
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United Kingdom Takaramono 
quite happy to see less trash talk and more kudos to both teams in this thread, especially to c9 even though they lost, since they put up a good game against faze to bring us a grandiose inferno match (kinda reminds me of the fnatic vs nip inferno match on the very same stage/arena) Kudos to both FaZe and C9
2018-03-02 17:39
#86
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Europe b7ack0ut 
what a game PogChamp
2018-03-02 17:40
WHAT A MATCH!! GG for both Wish c9 played like that consistently
2018-03-02 17:40
#89
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
irregular game, you can restart as many times as you wont but its not the same. you dont win 2 ecos in a row. anyway stewie lost it so it doesnt matter, they had 3 rounds lead
2018-03-02 17:40
#91
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Ukraine Snipie2k 
gr8 match. good job by FaZe
2018-03-02 17:40
gg and wp C9
2018-03-02 17:41
Don't deserve. Hope astralis crush them tomorrow
2018-03-02 17:46
#150
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Slovakia asdalanas1 
hhh
2018-03-02 18:09
Up 3-0 in overtime and on CT and can't close it out? Shame Cloud9. Where is your killer instinct?
2018-03-02 17:58
Cloud9 played amazingly well, so hopefully they dont get too upset going forward...
2018-03-02 18:02
talking about the restart but never mention the standup2k's pause LUL this kid pulled his headset for a technical pause :D
2018-03-02 18:08
#166
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Congrats to C9 as a FaZe fan!They played very well,I think replay was unnecessary They showed to whole world that they deserve the top 3 spot
2018-03-02 18:18
Top 2 I have no idea why sk is still no 2
2018-03-02 19:09
#177
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Brazil hugoooo 
clutch9 almost got it... neither are looking good tho, Astralis or Liquid will win Katowice.
2018-03-02 18:42
Can anyone calrify for me why they restarted the round? Damage had already been done
2018-03-02 19:09
Admin had other ideas because guardian crashed
2018-03-02 19:10
I thought the rules said that if damage was done, the round had technically started and wouldn't be restarted
2018-03-02 19:15
Yeah idk too it's stupid c9 should have actually won but whatever it was still a good game to watch
2018-03-02 19:18
Whoa 1 round vs Ghosting whole match at major, lul you are funny
2018-03-02 19:15
ez for faze they just throwing rounds to make it more fun
2018-03-02 19:32
rain -15 kick rain ffs
2018-03-02 20:58
Not even close , should be 2-0 , it daze bet against themselves on 2 nd map(
2018-03-02 22:00
#225
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Netherlands EJVN 
rofl, you were literally 1 cm away from getting knocked out, and you say not even close rofl.
2018-03-02 23:24
#226
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France Deadfish 
damn, that major feeling hit us again.
2018-03-02 23:34
#236
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United States clrksml 
RESTART BabyRage THE BabyRage ROUND BabyRage PLEASE BabyRage
2018-03-03 04:13
#241
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Australia NotSoMLG 
How the major shouldve gone. Fluked major
2018-03-03 05:13
respect 9 <3
2018-03-03 09:45
#245
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United States xiquo 
rigged reeeeeeeeeeeeee xd
2018-03-03 15:36
WEll played!!
2018-03-03 16:06
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