FaZe to playoffs over mousesports; Cloud9 knock Sharks out in three maps

LucasAM
May 16th, 2018 00:38

FaZe secured a playoff spot after taking Overpass and Mirage over mousesports, while Cloud9 took two of the three maps in their series to send Sharks packing.

The match between FaZe and mousesports in the Group A upper-bracket semi-final kicked off with FaZe taking the pistol round on T-side Overpass and following it up all the way to a 3-0 lead. It didn’t take Chris "chrisJ" de Jong & co. to get even, though, as both teams struggled to maintain the economic advantage. At 4-4, Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný had a strong hold on the A-site with one AWP and two Desert Eagle frags to get his team on the lead. It wasn’t enough for mousesports, though, as FaZe were then able to run away with a 10-5 lead at the switch after Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács clutched a 1vs1 against chrisJ in the closing round of the half.

GuardiaN and Nikola "NiKo" Kovač then had two kills each on the pistol round, but mousesports didn’t give up home and took the forcebuy, following it up with two anti-ecos to bring it to 8-11. It was quickly becoming mousesports’ match, who brought it back to 11-11 and had the momentum on their side, but a quad-kill by Richard "Xizt" Landström kept his team in the lead at a crucial moment. FaZe then brought it to 13-11. At 13-13, mousesports lost a 2vs2 clutch but the bomb still went off as NiKo tried to defuse, giving them the lead and putting FaZe in an eco. Håvard "rain" Nygaard & co. then won a round on B, which they followed up to take the first map, 16-14.

FaZe are through to the playoffs

On Mirage it was mousesports who started out ahead, winning the T-side pistol round, but FaZe were quick to bring it back, tying it up at 3-3 after getting their hands on proper arms. mousesports then put a fourth on the board, but that was as far as they would go on their map pick as FaZe kicked it into gear with an on-fire rain who had 109 ADR after 20 rounds were up and his team closed it out 16-4.


 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 46 - 27 +19 95.1 1.42
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 45 - 29 +16 84.1 1.34
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 35 - 27 +8 71.9 1.21
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 34 - 33 +1 87.2 1.21
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 34 - 32 +2 70.7 1.07
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 34 - 36 -2 76.8 1.03
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 30 - 37 -7 67.7 0.96
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 36 - 39 -3 65.5 0.92
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 27 - 39 -12 72.3 0.89
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 21 - 43 -22 57.4 0.60

Cache, Sharks’ pick, started out going the way of the favorites, Cloud9, who were able to take the CT-side pistol round, although the Brazilian team were quick to get on the board, winning the third and fourth round to tie it up. Cloud9 then took the lead, winning some crucial rounds to keep their economy afloat, but a strong four rounds by the Terrorists late in the half gave Sharks the slightest of leads before switching sides.

Veteran Renato "nak" Nakano then got three kills in the pistol round to keep Sharks in the lead, but two triples by Tarik "tarik" Celik and William "RUSH" Wierzba early in the second half got Cloud9 back in the lead, 11-9. The half then went back-and-forth with both teams fighting every round all the way to a 15-15 tie beckoned by a triple AWP kill by Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham in the last round. After two arduous overtimes, it was Sharks coming out on top with nak and Raphael "exit" Lacerda closing it out, 22-20, taking out two each on the A site.

Cloud9 took the series convincingly despite dropping the first map

Cloud9’s pick, Mirage, started once again in the way of the North American side, who were able to win the CT pistol round, but an A plant with a double kill clutch by Leonardo "leo_druNky" Oliveira as the bomb ticked down gave the Brazilians the equalizer. Sharks quickly took the lead, 5-2, but were then completely overrun by Cloud9, who put up a wall and took the half without giving another round up, 10-5.

On the Terrorist side, Cloud9 kept the rhythm up, winning the pistol round and the following anti-ecos, making it 13-5. A big three-kill round by exit then got his team on the board once again, but Cloud9 quickly regained control, resetting the Brazilians, who were able to put up a fight but not enough to bring the 8 round deficit back. Ultimately, Cloud9 brought it to the decider, closing Mirage out 16-13.

The decider, Inferno, saw Cloud9 take the lead for the third time in the series, winning the T-side pistol round and the anti-ecos. The North American team then went on a complete rampage, decimating the Brazilian side ten rounds in a row before nak & co. could reply with a round of their own. Cloud9 quickly put an end to that, as a triple by Timothy "autimatic" Ta gave his team the round, resetting the CTs and clearing the way for a 14-1 half. The North American side then closed it out winning the pistol and against Sharks’s forcebuy, 16-1. 

Matchpage
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1
15th May 2018
20
Cache
22
16
Mirage
11
16
Inferno
1

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 79 - 58 +21 94.6 1.45
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 72 - 47 +25 89.8 1.45
Canada Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS 61 - 50 +11 72.0 1.13
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 56 - 59 -3 80.9 1.13
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 46 - 48 -2 59.4 1.01
 Sharks K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Rodrigo 'RCF' FigueiredoRCF 59 - 66 -7 82.2 1.01
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerdaexit 60 - 65 -5 75.1 0.91
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakanonak 50 - 60 -10 62.4 0.90
Brazil Jhonatan 'jnt' Silvajnt 46 - 56 -10 53.6 0.87
Brazil Leonardo 'leo_druNky' Oliveiraleo_druNky 46 - 67 -21 62.2 0.80

Brazil Leonardo 'leo_druNky' Oliveira
Leonardo 'leo_druNky' Oliveira
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
203
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1303
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakano
Renato 'nak' Nakano
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
283
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1298
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1030
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
250
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1009
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
885
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
880
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
861
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
GuardiaN | 
Germany Rusty_ 
expected
2018-05-16 00:39
#18
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-05-16 00:56
#38
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Luxembourg wzunress 
xPeke
2018-05-16 17:32
Can't believe c9 beat the best br team. Porra NUB
2018-05-16 01:07
#2
EliGE | 
United States Jono13 
Gg
2018-05-16 00:39
Cool
2018-05-16 00:39
#4
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
easy
2018-05-16 00:40
hah
2018-05-16 00:40
Ez
2018-05-16 00:40
+1 for name
2018-05-16 00:46
Fake legend27
2018-05-16 10:17
agreed legend27 was a tier1 user, i am tier 3
2018-05-16 15:56
+1 for name
2018-05-16 14:33
#7
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Brazil truphexz^ 
expected
2018-05-16 00:40
#8
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Bangladesh irisviel 
faz
2018-05-16 00:40
#9
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Europe Packchallenger 
Yay FaZe
2018-05-16 00:40
Noice c9 and faze
2018-05-16 00:41
ez
2018-05-16 00:44
Rip sharks , that was a very respectable series despite the last map Faze looked strong against mous despite a shake start on overpass. It seems that map has fallen to the wayside in favor of cache for them and its weakness is showing
2018-05-16 00:47
#14
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Wp Sharks. Played far better than I expected.
2018-05-16 00:48
#15
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Portugal educosta769 
Respect sharks
2018-05-16 00:52
>Cloud9 built a wall HLTV better choice of words maybe? LUL
2018-05-16 00:52
#17
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Denmark Zorrondo 
BR CS vs NA CS what a meme LUL
2018-05-16 00:54
Uruguay What a meme lol
2018-05-16 07:30
disco doplan what a meme lol
2018-05-16 13:18
Canada What a meme lol
2018-05-16 13:19
international because scared to reveal flag. what a meme
2018-05-16 13:21
I am literally international, and in a different country every week :/ What a meme lol
2018-05-16 13:21
What countries have you lived in? I don’t get out of the country much lol what a meme
2018-05-16 13:35
Gg
2018-05-16 00:56
ggs ezaF
2018-05-16 01:13
Mirage stompings 16-4 and 16-1
2018-05-16 01:41
onlinesports top3 biggest joke ever
2018-05-16 04:01
Ez4faze
2018-05-16 06:35
Tarik thinking YouTube.
2018-05-16 07:30
So ez for the best team in the world Faze Clan
2018-05-16 09:28
WTF with Sunny lately ? He's been playing so bad, he's becoming Mouz's main liability while he used to be one of their best players..
2018-05-16 09:34
ez for FaZe
2018-05-16 12:46
Godimatic and Content making dubs Omegalul
2018-05-16 17:51
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