FaZe defeat Grayhound at IEM Sydney

FaZe are through to Group A's lower bracket final at IEM Sydney 2018 after defeating Grayhound 2-1 (14-16 on Mirage and 16-10 on Cache and Dust2) in the final match of the day.

The clash began on Grayhound's map pick, Mirage, with Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga finding all opponents in a 2v3 situation to secure the Terrorist pistol for his team. Surprisingly enough, the Australians continued to add to their lead in the following rounds without much response from their opponents and secured a 5-0 advantage.

FaZe then got their first two rounds on the board, but Grayhound remained in control, with back-to-back multi-kill rounds from Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai setting his team up for a 7-2 lead. After that, however, the European team went on a great run to reach half-time with a narrow 7-8 deficit. 

Grayhound opened up the action in the second half by shutting down an A execution from FaZe. After following that up with the anti-ecos, a great triple-kill from Ollie "DickStacy" Tierney in the first full gun round forced Finn "karrigan" Andersen to call a tactical pause.

But it was only in the 20th round that FaZe managed to pick up their eighth round of the game thanks to a quad-kill from Richard "Xizt" Landström in a 2v5 situation. The Europeans could not prevent the home side from hitting map point, but they still managed to take the game to the 30th round, only to falter at the final hurdle.

FaZe will take on Cloud9 for a place in the playoffs

Cache, FaZe's map pick, kicked off, just like on Mirage, with Grayhound securing a quick 3-0 lead as Terrorists. Two fast entry-kills from Liam "malta" Schembri in an A execution then saw his team increase their lead, but it would not last long as FaZe went on a five-round winning streak.

Although Grayhound equalized the score in the following round, Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács stepped up to the plate with a double-kill and a ninja defuse, inspiring his team to go on another run. However, erkaSt then came up huge in the next two rounds, helping his team to switch sides with a one-round deficit.

Now playing as Terrorists, FaZe picked up their first pistol of the series, and then won the anti-ecos fairly easily to go up 11-7. Grayhound still tried to turn things around after securing three rounds in a row, but the rest of the half was all about FaZe, who did not stop taking rounds until they had the map in the bag.

Grayhound gave FaZe a run for their money

erkaSt opened up the action on the decider map, Dust2, with a quad-kill to secure the T-side pistol for his team, but, in the next round, FaZe responded with Deagle double-kills from karrigan and Nikola "NiKo" Kovač to counter their opponents.

karrigan's men kept shutting down the Grayhound offence and eventually bagged a 7-1 lead. But that was the Australians came back to life, with DickStacy's squad winning six of the final seven rounds of the half.

In the second half, FaZe got off to an 11-7 lead after winning their T-side pistol, their second of the series. Although the next two rounds went Grayhound's way thanks to a triple and a quad-kill from DickStacy and Gratisfaction, respectively, the Australians' hopes were soon dashed as FaZe took control of the game and wrapped up the series with a 16-10 win.

Matchpage
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2nd May 2018
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Mirage
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Cache
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Dust2
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 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 68 - 50 +18 89.1 1.24
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 57 - 54 +3 69.4 1.07
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 51 - 51 0 76.3 1.06
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 56 - 50 +6 79.6 1.05
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 53 - 54 -1 73.3 1.03
 Grayhound K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 58 - 53 +5 78.8 1.13
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' GantulgaerkaSt 62 - 58 +4 75.6 1.02
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy 54 - 60 -6 72.5 0.98
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta 41 - 57 -16 62.5 0.87
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter 43 - 58 -15 66.5 0.85

Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
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
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
662
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
661
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
617
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembri
Liam 'malta' Schembri
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
723
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1540
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Dear Valve, buy de_tuscan from Brute, please. Dear Brute, you won't update the map anyway, let the others work on it. dust2 is such a joke, no strats, just run'n'gun. cbble was better. -nuke -dust2 +cbble +tuscan/season FaZe should work on their individual skill, so many shots missed, so many duels lost. P.S. SK lost to THIS? Shameful.
2018-05-02 14:05
#5
f0rest | 
India shaqdc1 
Maybe another caster going to be banned
2018-05-02 14:05
#7
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Poland HotMuslim 
cause SK tier 5
2018-05-02 14:05
No
2018-05-02 16:52
#98
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Norway anMu 
You are right they are tier 6
2018-05-02 17:17
GAYHOUND NEW T1
2018-05-02 14:07
#31
shox | 
Canada dB- 
+1
2018-05-02 14:23
#40
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Nice upset faze
2018-05-02 14:33
#41
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Europe tweekzter 
Yeah, remove nuke, the only map that provides a little diversity in terms of map layout and replace it with tuscan which is quite uncompetitive with all its narrow ways and corners to hide.
2018-05-02 14:36
#47
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India grinchxd 
flair checks out jokes aside, mousesports nuke is dank xd
2018-05-02 14:45
#74
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Europe tweekzter 
except against Astralis today lel
2018-05-02 16:01
nuke is really boring
2018-05-02 17:26
#106
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Europe tweekzter 
I find it more boring to have the same window-layout on nearly all the other maps. It's like if the CS community is too braindead to adapt to something new. Actually nuke has more potential for upsets than lots of other maps. The point why many don't like it, is cause you need good communication to play it properly. For maps like cache on the other hand, you can can have more impact solo.
2018-05-02 17:45
potential for upsets due to being too ct-sided? yeah it's so interesting. no it's not
2018-05-02 17:46
#137
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Bosnia and Herzegovina sPAWNE3 
potential for new strats, most teams do not even want to practice nuke, just look at astralis, they are unbeatable rn on nuke
2018-05-02 18:59
#138
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Denmark Xipingu 
Yeah because Cbble is so much more interesting. Even the pros hate Cbble except for a very few select teams. It needs rework - desperately.
2018-05-02 19:04
less ct-sided at least you know, you may want to remove both, i just don't like nuke more that i don't like cbble, but they both are not really interesting to watch
2018-05-02 19:06
#140
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Denmark Xipingu 
At least you are sensible, that is nice. Subzero could be a candidate. Many hates Season, so I dunno, Tuscan couldn’t replace two maps at once xD
2018-05-02 19:10
old season was cool I think new season is not :-) i'd not mind seeing de_contra in the pool either
2018-05-02 19:13
#159
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Denmark Xipingu 
Fair, New Season to me is ok but yeah It’s overdone as Well imo. Too clean, I liked the old version more. Contra would be K too Ye :)
2018-05-03 02:30
#158
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Brazil de_lite 
+1 tuscan is the most generic looking map I've ever seen other than old season
2018-05-03 00:28
-dust2 -cache +cbble (remake)+tuscan Cache is sooo washed up. Not as much run'N'gun as dust2 but close to it
2018-05-02 14:54
fuck cobble +tuscan + season +mill
2018-05-02 14:55
you know tuscan = mill, don't you?..
2018-05-02 17:27
nothing in common.
2018-05-02 17:49
u love cock?
2018-05-02 17:53
Do you think my name is Never get tired?
2018-05-02 17:53
if it was - i would know you liked no cock but since it's not - im wondering
2018-05-02 17:54
obviously not cuz you never get tired from sucking that dick.
2018-05-02 17:55
don't be mad
2018-05-02 17:55
i would be mad if i were sucking that dick nonstop.
2018-05-02 17:56
so you should be mad then
2018-05-02 17:57
no cuz again my name isn't never get tired.
2018-05-02 17:57
so you get tired after sucking it too much?
2018-05-02 17:58
i never suck it. but can't say the same about you.
2018-05-02 17:59
ofc you can't because your mouth is busy sucking it all the way
2018-05-02 17:59
i told you already the only one sucking the big fat cock is you. never getting tired from sucking that big dong. also i can bet 1000 pounds you watch anime and hentai.
2018-05-02 18:00
1000 pounds that those black men paid you for sucking it
2018-05-02 18:01
so i was right. go back to your boku no pico fam.
2018-05-02 18:01
you're always right when it comes to your getting paid for sucking cock
2018-05-02 18:03
didn't read LUL
2018-05-02 18:03
confess of sucking cocks already ;-)
2018-05-02 18:04
didn't read LUL
2018-05-02 18:05
cuz too busy sucking it
2018-05-02 18:06
didn't read LUL
2018-05-02 18:06
ofc u did
2018-05-02 18:07
What? Mill and Tuscan has nothing in common? Really?
2018-05-02 19:22
Gray hound win next major!
2018-05-02 15:26
COME AT US TUSCAN
2018-05-02 16:34
#90
allu | 
Canada Lokomo 
+1 add de_season back into the game
2018-05-02 16:43
#97
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India swast1k36 
+Aztec
2018-05-02 17:15
-1
2018-05-02 17:18
This is so on point.
2018-05-02 18:13
tuscan is shit boi remake dust2 (cause b site withiut nades is imba, ez 1v5) or create new graphical great map (not artic shit which i’ve seen on esea, it’s awful in all senses) and cbble can just take some rest as dust2 was
2018-05-02 18:31
de_season (old, not white) de_contra de_losttemple de_villa de_russka de_crane de_cpl_fire
2018-05-02 18:46
I remember cs_delta_assault was very cool
2018-05-02 22:55
cs_vagina
2018-05-03 03:17
de_vertigo
2018-05-03 12:18
flying scoutsman?
2018-05-03 20:59
de_vertigo
2018-05-03 12:18
Valve tried to bring season back, but the cs community voted to keep agency instead.. 😒
2018-05-02 20:56
I suppose when it comes to pro matches, they listen to pros more than to casuals. I guess pros don't want any brand new maps because they will need to learn them from scratch, make up strats from scratch, practice them. Only casuals like completely new maps.
2018-05-02 22:03
Yup this is why i agree they should bring back tuscan or season. Ffs id even like to see aztec
2018-05-03 02:47
- D2? Without D2 there wouldnt be CS Nikolina super AIM
2018-05-02 22:44
#2
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Poland HotMuslim 
AS EXPECTED EZ BET
2018-05-02 14:05
#3
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Indonesia RaginGR 
Karrigan died falling lul
2018-05-02 14:05
#33
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Sweden C0P_t 
Lmfao can't breathe xD Bot karrigan
2018-05-02 14:23
what? :D
2018-05-02 21:53
#162
rain | 
Norway Kimmiix 
karrigan was jumping from short to CT, during the jump a player from Grayhound tagged him very low, making karrigan die from the fall damage. And 200 IQ HLTV users calls him bot for this, kek
2018-05-03 04:32
Oh that's always nice, especially with so many viewers xD
2018-05-03 13:44
#4
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Ukraine twil 
RESPECT GRAYHOUND!
2018-05-02 14:05
#6
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Australia ggsnipes 
bl grayhounds
2018-05-02 14:05
#8
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Sweden slyde123 
GG wp to Grayhound, gonna be watching this team in the future!
2018-05-02 14:05
Just like SK did
2018-05-02 14:06
#10
STYKO | 
Europe jjohny98 
Very close game :-(
2018-05-02 14:06
sad and undeserved for shit clan with the most plastic fans in the world
2018-05-02 14:06
rude :(
2018-05-02 14:16
Well why is it undeserved? Why shit clan? I suppose there is a logic behind it. If not then do not comment anymore as it makes you look absurd and dumb
2018-05-02 14:20
Probably braindead
2018-05-02 14:45
#49
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India grinchxd 
+1
2018-05-02 14:49
+1
2018-05-02 14:22
#136
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Comming from a olofmeister friend
2018-05-02 18:53
#86
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Europe BreezyEU 
0/8 nt
2018-05-02 16:31
DICK..??
2018-05-02 14:06
STACYYYY
2018-05-02 21:07
good
2018-05-02 14:06
#14
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
daym
2018-05-02 14:06
#15
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Europe darkencsgo 
Respect Grayhound!
2018-05-02 14:07
#16
Finland FliE 
This is about as big an achievement as FaZe is going to be able to scrape together this year.
2018-05-02 14:07
#50
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India grinchxd 
at least with Xizt.
2018-05-02 14:49
Xizt was the worst change ever, it's like golden in Fnatic
2018-05-02 17:15
Olof didnt get kicked ,he is still in the team but he's Xizt is like a long term stand in
2018-05-02 20:04
#17
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United States EmperorTrump 
eZ 4 FaZe
2018-05-02 14:07
+1
2018-05-02 14:27
LuL
2018-05-02 14:33
#18
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Australia mitch_ 
Goodbye AU, see you next time
2018-05-02 14:07
#20
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Netherlands Deji 
Faze is gonna win final
2018-05-02 14:08
#22
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
Yeah right. they have trouble vs. tier 6 teams. I doubt they will win vs. c9, even tho they also kinda suck atm :P
2018-05-02 14:10
#30
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Finland Alko^ 
They have trouble cuz they don't even know who they are playing against?
2018-05-02 14:22
#34
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
Thats the worst excuse ever. They should just do their thing.
2018-05-02 14:23
#38
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
Stupid excuse.
2018-05-02 14:32
#52
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
That’s an SK level excuse there
2018-05-02 14:52
+1 they should be able to just play their own strats and Not only counter strats
2018-05-02 15:16
LOL
2018-05-02 15:48
dickstacy will come back stronger
2018-05-02 14:08
ggwp
2018-05-02 14:11
#25
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World Beard43 
ggwp, yeah the boys!
2018-05-02 14:12
#32
shox | 
Canada dB- 
BOT Xizt, even karrigan was less shit Plz bring olof back
2018-05-02 14:23
"bot" Xizt had more frags than rain though...
2018-05-02 16:20
Rip
2018-05-02 14:28
#37
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
-xizt +erkast thanks.
2018-05-02 14:29
unluko
2018-05-02 14:38
They really put up a good fight against Faze. Respect to them !
2018-05-02 14:42
Even if they lost this is showing some very positive signs for the current state of Australian CS. Just wait until Dickstacy comes back bigger and harder at Dallas.
2018-05-02 14:47
#51
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Sweden Kasidro 
Really liked what I saw overall and especially from Dick and gratisfaction. Gratis awping seems to be on point
2018-05-02 14:50
#56
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Russia v1p3rrr 
nice try
2018-05-02 14:57
Another FaZe vs C9.🙌🏻🙌🏻
2018-05-02 15:04
faze strugglebus against tier99 AU tea LMAO hahahahahaa ontopic: d2 its so shit - nuke - d2 - cache +tuscan +mill +season MAKE CSGO GREAT AGAIN
2018-05-02 15:15
#68
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Germany Benjir_V1 
mill xd
2018-05-02 15:57
Carrygan
2018-05-02 15:36
#65
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Brazil kurtsouza 
now learn SK
2018-05-02 15:51
Learn what? How to struggle agains 99tier AU team ? xDD
2018-05-02 16:48
#100
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Norway anMu 
Well at least they only struggle against tier 99 AU team but win 2:1 at the end anyway, while SK got raped like little bitches xD
2018-05-02 17:21
When did i say Sk is good?
2018-05-04 03:10
Leik dis if u crei everitim
2018-05-02 15:51
nikosports doin the dirty job as usual; ps faze strugglin vs lowbob teams already? :D gj renegades <33 cant wait to see them getting r4p3d vs "normal" teams.
2018-05-02 15:59
animal beaters
2018-05-02 16:04
#78
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United States BlindSnipe 
Great match!
2018-05-02 16:08
#79
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Serbia Daki187erz 
expected
2018-05-02 16:13
Did Gratisfaction suck in Fallen skill man, he is insane.
2018-05-02 16:24
nt grayhound, good tournament
2018-05-02 17:05
#104
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African Union mikecool 
ggs!
2018-05-02 17:40
grayhound is tier 1
2018-05-02 18:10
enjoyable team. luck of confidence, practice on d2 and shooting for few players held them back finally. I enjoyed games
2018-05-02 18:34
#143
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Malaysia byaIi 
big surprise
2018-05-02 19:39
nice try boys
2018-05-02 19:45
Guardian and Niko need to carry 3 washed up players lul Rain inconsistent as fuck Karrigan a bot as always Xizt just getting no Impact
2018-05-02 20:07
#147
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Sweden X-rAy 
organizers letting australian teams cheat!
2018-05-02 20:34
Im pretty happy with the result. GH showing that Au teams aren't hopeless, but I still get to see "good" teams on the weekend :D Atleast GH could still smile and laugh after they lost, faze looked mad after they walked away with the win..
2018-05-02 21:13
respect for sure
2018-05-02 22:06
#155
H1ber | 
Finland Dagyhy 
dickstacy <3
2018-05-02 22:09
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