FaZe ease past Cloud9 to clinch third place in Group A

FaZe have advanced to the IEM Sydney quarter-finals after clinching third place in Group A over Cloud9 (2-0; Mirage 16-9, Cache 16-6).

Group A's lower bracket final began on Mirage, where FaZe started their defense with a 5-1 lead. They wouldn't hold it for long, however, as Cloud9 strung four rounds together to equalize the score, with William "RUSH" Wierzba spearheading the attack, picking up a triple-kill along the way.

The two teams went back and forth from there on, as FaZe grabbed three of the remaining five rounds for a one-round lead going into the second half. There, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač narrowly lost a 1v3 clutch, but the European squad quickly made up for it with a forcebuy win, which helped them rack up a 12-8 lead.

Cloud9 then grabbed their ninth, but that was all they could do; FaZe immediately broke the Americans' economy, storming to a 16-9 win on the opening map.

FaZe eliminated Cloud9 from the tournament

Cache kicked off with the two teams trading rounds early on until FaZe gained the upper hand on the back of Håvard "rain" Nygaard's 1v1 clutch in the last two seconds, which sent Cloud9 on an eco.

The European side controlled the rest of the half apart from one round, in which Pujan "FNS" Mehta clutched a 1v2, and switched over to Counter-Terrorists at a commanding 11-4 lead.

With rain and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács combining for five kills during a retake scenario on A in the second pistol round, things started to look dire for Cloud9. FaZe survived the next three forcebuys to clinch match point at 15-4 and soon emerged victorious at 16-6, 2-0.

Matchpage
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2
3rd May 2018
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Mirage
16
6
Cache
16
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 33 - 37 -4 87.6 0.98
Canada Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS 35 - 36 -1 78.8 0.98
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 28 - 38 -10 68.7 0.81
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 25 - 36 -11 73.3 0.81
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 20 - 35 -15 41.3 0.62
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 42 - 31 +11 105.4 1.46
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 45 - 30 +15 94.7 1.37
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 39 - 28 +11 87.3 1.30
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 33 - 26 +7 70.3 1.22
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 23 - 26 -3 62.1 1.01
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
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
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
Is C9 still survive?
2018-05-03 09:38
Major winner omegalul
2018-05-03 09:39
fuck you
2018-05-03 09:40
HAHA cry is free C9 fangay
2018-05-03 09:41
It's not like FaZe is going to go any further don't get your hopes up
2018-05-03 09:46
I never said they were. I just like shitting on C9 fans.
2018-05-03 09:47
Where the F is Stewie2k?
2018-05-03 23:31
Are you really that fucking socially retarded?
2018-05-03 10:09
Cry is free m8 cry is free
2018-05-03 10:10
#52
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Jordan human928 
Can i cry?
2018-05-03 10:43
Yes and it's 100% free.
2018-05-03 10:44
#74
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Jordan human928 
Ohhhhhh im crying im reallllly mad do you cry
2018-05-03 14:55
At least we don't have to buy players to create a good team. Besides, with FaZe's current roster and talent, they shouldn't be losing to Renegades, and considering your comment, both your IQ and age is likely below 10.
2018-05-03 09:58
> RUSH,tarik,autimatic > dont buy pick one
2018-05-03 21:07
RUSH has had ups and downs lately, but shows a lot of promise and is very talented. Tarik is a great IGL but fragging - wise not as much. It doesn't matter anyway cause FNS took the IGL role. Autimatic is probably one of C9's best fraggers. So I'd pick autimatic. Tarik if he could take the IGL role back.
2018-05-03 21:59
Auti was bought from TSM RUSH and tarik got bought from OpTic Gaming I Stew was not bought Ska too but FNS was also bought from compLexity Gaming
2018-05-04 09:52
I didn't said they are not good, just point all of them was bought from other teams, just like faze but less expensive.
2018-05-04 14:57
I think finnish people need to reconsider how much they wanna trashtalk on a international forum. Especially towards major winners. Finnish people are introverted, ragekids, with lacking communication skills, and skills in general.. Which is one of the main reasons they barely talk in pugs =D.. Just like russians. Yeah i dont know shit... Except for my 2000 faceit games.. Finnish people are some of the worst.. Toothless wierdos. Russia has good teams North America has good teams Brazil has good teams Denmark has good teams Sweden has good teams France has good teams Germany has good teams You dont.
2018-05-03 13:41
How can you be so savage in such a brutal statement
2018-05-03 14:32
Cause this clown talking shit about a scene that has a major.. What does he have? HAVU? FALSU? JENKKU? JANKKU? DONKKU? SPANKU?? FUCKU?
2018-05-03 14:45
Allu
2018-05-03 14:46
Oh yeah.. you are right.. how can i forget
2018-05-03 14:46
Because he is so crap It is unforgettable to forget about him
2018-05-03 14:48
Nice one
2018-05-04 00:08
Russians don't talk because they don't understand you. Finland is a beuatiful country :)
2018-05-03 16:08
Niet
2018-05-04 00:08
<3
2018-05-04 04:38
#86
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Denmark Xipingu 
This newborn meme tho. 8/10 :)
2018-05-03 17:48
Im not bragging with my so called scene here. So your comment is as irrelevant as your 2k faceit mix pugs. 1/8
2018-05-03 18:03
nt toothless wierdo
2018-05-04 00:09
LUL Someones triggered enough to write a novel in HLTV.
2018-05-04 04:37
Yeah cause 400 words is a novel. Fucking uneducated toothless idiot
2018-05-05 00:25
You got my point and you know it. You just mad cuz you prolly choked your mg1 rank up game with your MM team. I mean.. what to expect from danish teams. Also judging by your hltv profile. Youre a 27 y/o virgin trying to get some good pornstars to fap to from a HLTV post. Nt virginityprotector12345
2018-05-05 11:20
No i don't get your point. But i guess you got insanely triggered from the looks of it.. I mean.. You went to my hltv profile :DDDD And once again it makes no sense talking trash about a scene that has 8-9 teams that can beat your best. A virgin? lol, dont hurt my feelings.. Ask yourself. Did i change my oppinion... No plz answer me some more so i can analyze your wierdness
2018-05-05 12:05
Not triggered. Having fun baiting you for like 5-6 posts already OMEGALUL.
2018-05-06 11:53
Baiting me for 6 posts? Wow what an achievement
2018-05-06 18:09
Major winner omegalul
2018-05-03 09:39
#22
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Israel Trust_me_bro 
c9 top 1 idc
2018-05-03 09:40
...and the oscar goes to:
2018-05-03 09:44
#31
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Israel Trust_me_bro 
me yes ty everybody
2018-05-03 09:47
pick one
2018-05-03 09:51
#35
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Singapore Wadufuk 
+1 for your comments
2018-05-03 09:51
Nope, cloud9's out
2018-05-03 09:55
thank you
2018-05-03 13:25
#75
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United States Artifactz 
RiP
2018-05-03 15:21
Thic English
2018-05-03 17:23
second
2018-05-03 09:38
#3
juul | 
United States LeFronk 
Expected
2018-05-03 09:38
Not ez
2018-05-03 09:38
K
2018-05-03 09:38
#6
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Lithuania jegeris 
skadoodle uninstall 40 ADR top awp NA
2018-05-03 09:38
incoming cloud9 jdm64
2018-05-03 09:47
He is even worse, at least ska can go off and dominate, JDM is just bad all the time with every gun.
2018-05-03 10:20
ok then maybe XotiC or voltage1?
2018-05-03 10:42
tbh xotic could be nice but he is still young and lack LAN experience
2018-05-03 11:53
+fl0m
2018-05-03 13:11
#95
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Finland Smoonah 
fl0m is more than likely better than both
2018-05-03 23:19
#94
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Finland Smoonah 
don’t even know why he bothered to come back.
2018-05-03 23:18
#7
rain | 
Norway Trombass 
Ez 4 Faze!
2018-05-03 09:38
Ez Faze
2018-05-03 09:38
Not as good as I thought it would be
2018-05-03 09:38
Omegalul
2018-05-03 09:39
Got shrekt i guess
2018-05-03 09:39
expected
2018-05-03 09:39
ofc always expected from Aussie xd
2018-05-03 09:40
#76
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Germany Azakurathor 
from you
2018-05-03 15:23
#14
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India swast1k36 
Skabotty
2018-05-03 09:39
#18
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Malaysia byaIi 
some1 said rain in always 4th 5th
2018-05-03 09:40
"Major winner" no StewieMotar2K no wim
2018-05-03 09:40
#20
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Germany AYEON 
Clown9
2018-05-03 09:40
EZ for carrygan
2018-05-03 09:40
#24
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
When Rain topfragging They win
2018-05-03 09:41
#26
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Norway anMu 
Omg Xizt is really so fucking shit can’t even get possitive in game where Faze are rolling and dismember their enemy 2:0. Even pimp would be better option than this bot. OLOF PLS COME BACK!!!
2018-05-03 09:43
#54
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Norway Mickey Mouse 
Agree, it's a shame really. I feel like they could've picked a better replacement..
2018-05-03 10:57
shut up karrigan is a genius
2018-05-03 17:57
Ez 4 karrigan
2018-05-03 09:43
NiKo doesn't hit the shots he normally hit and still they lose 0-2 but it's expected when you have FNS
2018-05-03 09:47
#37
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Bulgaria nekzcs 
major winners lul
2018-05-03 09:56
#39
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Europe Skraj 
Skadoodle showing why he's the best awper in NA
2018-05-03 09:59
I love when people said that Skadoodle was the best AWPer in NA. He had the potential but his character and childish behavior held him back.
2018-05-03 10:07
*His non existing emotions
2018-05-03 10:21
That one too. Overrated and overhyped player. Nothing more.
2018-05-03 21:55
He is the best awper in NA
2018-05-03 10:23
Very bad from c9 i hoped for a closer match
2018-05-03 10:09
Yesterday they hardly won against australians Now they won ez interesting
2018-05-03 10:10
Are you implying hacks?
2018-05-03 10:22
not really i just found interesting
2018-05-03 12:26
Playing new noname teams can be hard, you have no idea how they play. Also probably some underrating.
2018-05-03 21:05
Cuz they dont really play them that much. Top teams play mostly against each other. Underdogs will analyze the shit out of a top team, while a top team wont do it really, that's why sometimes big upsets can happen
2018-05-03 14:10
#45
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Finland Alko^ 
NA CS OMEGALUL
2018-05-03 10:11
It was a bad game by C9 ggs but a lot of round could have gone either way a lot of 1v1’s and clutches by Faze but FNS is not the problem his calls are prob better than Tarik’s
2018-05-03 10:14
Revenge indeed
2018-05-03 11:10
Pretty sure Faze would much rather have the Major than this win.
2018-05-03 11:37
#56
shox | 
Canada dB- 
unexpected
2018-05-03 11:27
Not that this hasn't already been obvious for years, but C9 really needs to get a primary AWP more consistent than Skadoodle. He's either a god or a liability, and it's more often the latter than the former.
2018-05-03 11:37
+1 He is AWPer and in the bottom of the stats is simply unacceptable. May as well get rifle and spraying. AWPer with no impact is useless.
2018-05-03 17:28
#61
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
ez katka
2018-05-03 12:57
#67
rain | 
Norway Kimmiix 
rain ADRMONSTA
2018-05-03 14:28
#77
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United States Theabsolute 
C9 SUPER SHIT!
2018-05-03 15:55
#79
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Greece knk74 
EZ
2018-05-03 16:24
Good game, just too many small mistakes against a sharp faze. Some missed shots and missed positioning. The strats were on point, the timing was on point, just a few missed opportunities to really tighten up this match. Well played by Faze to basically punish every missed opportunity by Cloud9 and running away with it.
2018-05-03 16:42
#84
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China yry666233 
Faze recovers but C9 didn't. when three out of five performs worth than FNShit, you know something must have gone wrong.
2018-05-03 17:33
#85
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China yry666233 
worth -> worse*
2018-05-03 17:34
Where the F is Stewie2k?
2018-05-03 23:30
#103
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Turkey hxlo 
sk
2018-05-04 01:39
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