FaZe crush EnVyUs; mousesports survive Valiance scare in DH Marseille opener
FaZe beat EnVyUs 16-1 on Cache to pick up their first victory at DreamHack Masters Marseille, while mousesports have defeated Valiance 16-13 on Mirage.
Starting out as Counter-Terrorists on Cache, FaZe picked up a quick 3-0 lead after securing a flawless CT pistol. Envy responded well in the first gun round, but Finn "karrigan" Andersen's men immediately reset the Frenchmen's economy and further added to their lead.
Down 1-8, Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer called for a tactical pause, but it was not enough for them to find a way to break through FaZe's defence. Envy looked set to win their second round after Ali "hAdji" Haïnouss had found three opponents in the 13th round, but Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács crushed their hopes with a 1v3 clutch.
After taking a whopping 14-1 lead, FaZe picked up the second pistol round thanks to a 1v2 clutch from Richard "Xizt" Landström. After that, there was little that Envy could do to stop FaZe from running away with the game.
K - D
Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo
21 - 7
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN
16 - 4
Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt
16 - 5
Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan
17 - 9
Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain
12 - 6
Meanwhile, mousesports took on Valiance on Mirage, and the European mixture opening up the action on their T-side with a successful A execution. After following that up with the anti-ecos, mousesports kept stringing rounds together without much response from their opponents.
It was only in the eighth round that Valiance managed to pick up their first round of the game. Still, mousesports did not let their opponents follow up on any round wins, and went on to bag a dominant 13-2 half-time lead.
But Valiance did not want to throw in the towel, and Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač kicked things off with a triple-kill, helping his team to win their Terrorist pistol. After that, Valiance went on a massive run, winning round after round to equalize the score at 13-13.
K - D
Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny
29 - 21
Robin 'ropz' Koolropz
18 - 14
Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ
16 - 17
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar
18 - 19
Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO
13 - 18