FaZe see off SK to reach semi-finals in Dallas

MIRAA
May 19th, 2018 00:26

FaZe are through to the last-four stage at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals after beating SK Gaming in stunning fashion in the quarter-finals.

The series began on SK's map pick, Overpass, where the Brazilians got off to a very slow start, losing the pistol round in disappointing fashion to a 1v4 clutch from Finn "karrigan" Andersen. The European team rode that momentum to a 7-0 lead, with SK looking completely lost on the map and worryingly bereft of ideas.

The Brazilian team then finally got a round on the board following a B execution, with Fernando "fer" Alvarenga preventing an economic reset in the next round with a 1v2 clutch. It looked like SK had finally found a footing in the game, but then a trio of fast kills from Håvard "rain" Nygaard on a very weak buy put FaZe back in the driving seat and set the team up for a 10-5 lead.

FaZe further added to their lead by taking the pistol round and the corresponding anti-ecos. SK were able to respond in the first gun round, thanks to some great teamwork from Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and fer, with that round sparking a massive run from the Brazilian side, who shut down any chances of the Europeans stringing rounds together.

Little by little, SK carved a path back into the game, but their resistance was broken in the 29th round as FaZe's players were given far too much space and took control of the A site on the back of a stunning entry frag from Nikola "NiKo" Kovač.

NiKo led the charge for FaZe in a one-sided series

The next map, Mirage, quickly turned into a massacre. A 1v3 clutch from Marcelo "coldzera" David in the first gun round put SK on the board after they had lost the opening three rounds, but then FaZe took control of proceedings and ran away with the lead.

FaZe ran all over the SK defence, a sensational 1v4 clutch from NiKo the proof of the state of complete and utter disarray the Brazilian players were in. SK would only be able to get one more round on the board before the break, so they knew they had a mountain to climb to turn this game around.

But things then went from bad to worse for the Brazilian side as FaZe took the following pistol round, with Richard "Xizt" Landström getting four kills to his name. A successful force-buy then let SK breathe a bit, but it would not take long for FaZe to regain control of the game and hammer the final nail into the Brazilians' coffin.

Matchpage
2
0
18th May 2018
Brazil
16
Overpass
13
16
Mirage
5

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 46 - 26 +20 100.8 1.58
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 44 - 30 +14 96.7 1.46
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 38 - 32 +6 75.0 1.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 34 - 36 -2 77.0 1.04
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 32 - 32 0 62.0 1.01
 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 42 - 39 +3 90.3 1.12
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 34 - 38 -4 76.0 0.98
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 29 - 36 -7 67.5 0.89
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 29 - 44 -15 72.0 0.78
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 21 - 37 -16 53.7 0.68

With this victory, FaZe will move on to the semi-finals, in which they will take on Astralis in a rematch of the IEM Sydney final, which karrigan's men won by a 3-0 scoreline.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
944
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.12
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
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
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
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
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
907
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1370
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
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Austria shaakeh 
expected, eZaF:)
2018-05-19 00:26
TRUE LMAO EZ for FAZE SK DISBAND
2018-05-19 00:26
way too ez faze... sk is just trash hopefully they disband soon and stop wasting stewie time
2018-05-19 00:27
#23
NiKo | 
Austria adse_ 
Yeah ez for faze Btw expected
2018-05-19 00:28
after 2 years FaZe managed to beat SK in a series, lets party
2018-05-19 00:29
#28
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Palestine zwe 
EXPECTED
2018-05-19 00:29
#77
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Turkey Mustafa- 
FaZe deserved better player like XANTARES
2018-05-19 01:19
#78
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Canada Conscience 
who?
2018-05-19 01:20
#89
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Turkey Mustafa- 
at least top 3 best rifler in the world
2018-05-19 01:51
but who is he? must be some onliner
2018-05-19 05:30
#147
device | 
Yugoslavia mrmojo 
2018-05-19 09:40
#87
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Spain N0Love 
Doesnt speak English but ok whatever
2018-05-19 01:45
#49
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Finland Taynz 
Cuz SK can't make out of groups
2018-05-19 00:36
yea forget about all the bo5's and bo3's that SK won against FaZe :D
2018-05-19 00:48
#58
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United States B4st1le 
It sure seems like a long time since then LOL
2018-05-19 00:50
December 2017
2018-05-19 10:05
#199
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Finland Taynz 
Old roster and sk is now irrelevant
2018-05-19 20:01
#9
Gas | 
Germany te1mo 
expected
2018-05-19 00:26
#14
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fackyyy 
Finally
2018-05-19 00:27
#25
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United States eldrexe 
ez katka
2018-05-19 00:28
#26
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
Wont be so “ez af” against astralis/navi/liquid omegalul
2018-05-19 00:28
#125
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India grinchxd 
inb4 2:0 FaZe
2018-05-19 05:08
I never said faze would lose. I actually like faze, but it wont be that easy. Close maps for sure
2018-05-19 05:21
lol faze fans so happy about beating an all time low SK... pathetic
2018-05-19 00:26
#35
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mantisbp 
They deleted SK from map called mirage my friend. Hahahah, we are just realistic
2018-05-19 00:31
WOW, what a great accomplishment...
2018-05-19 00:54
#76
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Venezuela jdmf98 
Cry little b1tch
2018-05-19 01:15
#79
NiKo | 
India juan_Niko 
+1
2018-05-19 01:21
cry is free idiot...
2018-05-19 05:22
#140
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
\_____/ <--- cry here.
2018-05-19 08:24
#152
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Denmark Xipingu 
Shite Kommando
2018-05-19 10:35
#112
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Brazil junera 
Just like they got deleted from many maps other times by SK, but np man, FaZe played better and was expected to win
2018-05-19 03:40
#193
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mantisbp 
Faze drop match against navi for reason, to meet up with SK and Astralis befor finals Faze vs Team Liquid. Mark my word pls :D
2018-05-19 17:46
#205
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Brazil junera 
Man, if you believe faze is gonna consistently reach finals or win events with events with xizt you're delusional, scene is a mess rn only team that is capable of doing so is Astralis rn. I hope to see olof back in faze and SK/mibr with full br lineup (not that stew is a bad playe or anything like that I just don't think this lineup will work out) before I say anything FaZe are good, but with olof they are waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than this and everyone knows that, I hope SK/mibr realize their mistake of telling there's no brazilian player capable of making them get back to the top. They know there are br players that are good enough, they just need to be humble and remember that nobody ever put faith in them even when ppl told the brazilian stars "came from nowhere" and they reached the top proving everyone wrong, don't get mad at me but an international team will never reach the level of teamplay a team made of players from the same country are capable of, don't forget the dominance nip/fnatic/sk were able to reach, only skill is not going to make you the most successful team it has always been like that, even in other versions of cs.
2018-05-20 03:20
#63
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Brazil g4laxI 
+1
2018-05-19 00:55
#68
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Australia CaZeR01 
+99999
2018-05-19 00:59
True, but SK has to do something about this.
2018-05-19 01:07
FaZe playing with a standin lmao. Cry is free
2018-05-19 01:09
#113
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Indonesia linekerrr 
Doesnt really account for much since stew joined the same time as xist did
2018-05-19 03:45
But the difference in quality between those two is massive. Xizt is a support, Stew is a more aggressive player.
2018-05-19 05:31
#131
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Indonesia linekerrr 
if you are even knowledgeable in pro cs you'd know that teams work because of the roles of each of the 5 players fit. olof was a support in faze and xist fits that role. stew replaced taco...., and SK was a team that relied on comms and teamplay, ofc youre going to have trouble when youre changing 2-3 people's roles. consider your argument nulled.
2018-05-19 05:41
"consider your argument nulled" haha fucking retard. SK picked Stew cause they thought it was an upgrade. They obviously thought that Stews firepower would out-triumph their reliance on comms, or they would've picked a br talent instead. They made their bed and now they sleep on it, but guess you think you kmow CS better than FalleN and cold? lmao idiot
2018-05-19 09:36
#167
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Indonesia linekerrr 
i dont get what you're trying to say here. i didnt say that SK's problem was going to be eternal?? what i implied is that you're going to indefinitely have trouble early on with comms and stuff but maybe, just maybe they're going to make in work in the future, and no they didnt obviously thought that stews firepower would out-triumph their reliance on comms, they thought that eventually the teamwork mesh together with added firepower.i was arguing against bandit that replacing with a better player doesnt necessarily mean that they'll yield better results immediately when the team's system must be changed. i guess you didnt read in context to my reply. who's the retard now :P
2018-05-19 14:06
you said playing with a standin didn't account for much since they joined at the samd time. that's not true. a standin have to adapt, but when you add a permanent player, every man on the team agrees to it and makes effort to try to get it to last. so for FaZe, bad results with a standin is not much to read into. but when SK fails with their complete roster, it's their own fault and a failure both for the individuals and the team
2018-05-19 14:31
#172
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Indonesia linekerrr 
ye you played yourself AGAIN: you said that a stand-in has to adapt, so 1 player has to adapt, while in a permanent move, 5 players have to adapt, those 5 player will have a harder time, and within the same timespan, 5 players adapting needs more time than 1 player adapting.
2018-05-19 14:59
lmao so? how fucking retarded are you? SK made the choice to get Stewie, that's the difference
2018-05-19 16:00
#178
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Indonesia linekerrr 
You cant even come up with new argument smh. Lmao so what if they picked stewie? How fucking retarded are you? There's no difference because stewie wasnt even sk's first pick. Im not arguing that stew's move was the best by the SK players, how fucking retarded can you be by thinking that i was
2018-05-19 16:28
could've picked almost any BR talent, but they didn't. that's the only argument I'll ever need because a retard like you still hasn't been able to beat it lmao
2018-05-19 16:42
#184
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Indonesia linekerrr 
you're just making up arguments now. i never argued that stew's move was the best SK could do. i even said 'Im not arguing that stew's move was the best by the SK players'. can you read? im genuinely asking you here cause you may have myopia. from the start i was arguing that it wouldnt be fair to compare xist to olofm and stew to taco. guess retards see what they see.
2018-05-19 16:47
"making up arguments" are you fucking illiterate? what argument did I "make up"? SK were a top 3 team, they could've had literally ANY brazilian or portugese player except felps obviously, but they picked stewie. They thought it was gonna work with Stewie, he's been in the roster for almost 2 months, they still lost to a team with a stand-in. Those are facts. You just ignore them cause you're fucking retarded. Xizt is a standin that was kicked from a team that was barely top 10 at the time, he's forced into a non-IGL role in FaZe. That is NOTHING like SK situation who are playing with a roster that is permanent for the foreseeable future, yet you think "there's no difference" (your own words). How can someone be so fucking thick, it's unbelievable. Seek help
2018-05-19 17:13
#189
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Indonesia linekerrr 
i guess argument is the wrong word. what i mean to say is making up a new 'topic'(i said that you were making up arguments because i never said that SK picking stewie was the best roster move they could do but you said/implied that i thought it was. FROM the start i was arguing that comparing faze's switch to sk's switch would be unfair because well context matters(not that SK picking stew is justified). those are indeed facts but you're just retarded if you cant see what's the context behind the fact.HOW ILLITERATE CAN YOU BE? DUDE xist playing in an igl role and playing in a support role isnt as different as what bringing stew to SK is because 5 players need to change rather than 1 player change (xist).i said 'there's no difference' was because BOTH SK AND FAZE DIDNT FIRSTLY PICK STEW AND XIST BECAUSE SK's FIRST PICK WAS SIMPLE AND FLAMIE THEREFORE THEY HAD TO GO WITH A BACKUP PLAN AND IF I HAVE TO SPELL IT OUT TO YOU THAT MEANS THEY DIDNT GET WHAT THEY WANT. how can you be so fucking thick , seek help, like seriously. also i never ignored them? i acknowledged them, and added context and the implications behind them. unlike you, apparently.
2018-05-19 17:26
all you can say is "context" and "implications" as if those words gives your crap arguments any bearing. it's different situations, they can still be compared, FaZe still playing with a STANDIN against SK's FULL ROSTER. scream all you want little retard, won't change the facts
2018-05-19 17:35
#192
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Indonesia linekerrr 
i never said that they change the facts huh. its unfair to call them 'unfair arguments' when you cant counter them huh lmao. jesus christ you havent even argued reasonably this whole time. putting words in my mouth i guess is what you can only do. funny how you dont even respond to my argument with another argument. just shows how illiterate and how stupid you are in debating.
2018-05-19 17:40
I wonder who you're paying to write your comments because you're 100% too retarded to write and read by yourself. You literally said "Doesnt really account for much since stew joined the same time as xist did" referring to Xizt being a stand-in. That's bullshit obviously. Difference between a stand-in and a permanent member is like night and day, the team with a standin will almost always be at a disadvantage unless it's s1mple standing in for a tier 3 team or something. So yes, SK losing to FaZe with a stand-in is embarrassing. Then you said, and I quote, "so what if they picked stewie? [...] There's no difference because stewie wasnt even sk's first pick" which is so fucking dumb that it shouldn't even warrant a response. You don't even know the difference between a stand-in and a permanent roster move. That is levels of retardedness previously unheard of. You've broken the retard barrier. Congratulations
2018-05-19 17:51
#186
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Indonesia linekerrr 
ye i guess people who knows they've lost will just derail from current argument and go to a new one which is a totally different story.
2018-05-19 16:53
#180
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Indonesia linekerrr 
imma just ignore you now. HOW STUPID was i to not realize that all this time i was arguing with an inbred.
2018-05-19 16:37
Actually you're the one wrong here. Everything he said was true and has proof of it. You're just mad.
2018-05-19 16:47
#185
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Indonesia linekerrr 
thing is i wasnt arguing that SK picking stew was the better option than picking BR players. i was arguing that it wouldnt be fair to compare faze picking xist to olofm and stew to taco. so you're the wrong one here for not seeing context
2018-05-19 16:49
#158
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
the difference between you and him that you are an idiot and he's not seems like *shrugs*
2018-05-19 11:36
So? SK hand picked Stew and tried to build the team around him. FaZe just picked Xizt as a temp replacement for Olof (who is better) cause he happened to be a free agent and tossed him into their system. FaZe are at like 90% power, meanwhile SK are playing with their full strength team and still suck balls
2018-05-19 09:31
#166
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Indonesia linekerrr 
what difference does it make if SK handpicked stew or no when their first option was simple and flamie? results after changes isn't the same for every team because every team has a different system, faze is more loose than SK, for example, that is why changing a person in faze would yield better results in less time than by, say, in astralis(provided they didnt change their style of calling).or SK, as we can see here. you just played yourself sir. you said that SK tried to build the team around him,. xist replaced a support player in olofm, they didnt need to change many things, while SK, who allegedly 'build the team around SK', would have to change many things. how do you not see this?
2018-05-19 13:59
if SK fails it's SK's fault. FaZe just playing with a standin until olof returns and they still smack SK around like it's nothing. don't try to make excuses for SK when it's their own decisions that led to this
2018-05-19 14:33
#173
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Indonesia linekerrr 
look, im not even an SK fanboy, im not even an SK fan. im looking at this as logically as possible and without any bias, excuses when justified and logical shouldnt be dismissed when it doesnt fit your agenda. how can you say that they smack SK like it's nothing when SK lost all 4 pistol rounds? 'smacking like nothing' is astralis against liquid just now even though they lost 4 pistols. btw when you play with standin the pressure is on the team, so take that with a grain of salt. sure it's their own decision that led to how SK is playing right now, but i guess we'll see how it turns out in the future, but as of right now you cant say this roster move is a 'fail' in the long run when it hasnt even been 2 months.
2018-05-19 15:08
pistols are part of the game. SK lost their own map choice, got stomped on Mirage. so easy for FaZe, just a warmup game really
2018-05-19 16:01
#179
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Indonesia linekerrr 
you lost all credibility when you said 'just a warmup game' and when you couldnt comprehend what i was saying. I guess arguments dont work against retards when the retards dont understand both the said and the implied. :d
2018-05-19 16:34
FaZe were running circles around SK on Mirage and 3rd map was Cache where FaZe are probably the #1 team right now. match was won before they even entered the server
2018-05-19 16:43
SK fans still happy and bragging about winning the least competitive majors in CSGO history.
2018-05-19 11:09
you mean the most competitive. or were you drunk?
2018-05-19 16:10
So you are an SK fan. Several top teams had issues with injuries, Fnatic and Navi. The best proof you can have of the state of the scene is the fact that Liquid went to semis and finals in both majors.
2018-05-19 17:58
ok, but next years gambit and clown9 won go figure
2018-05-19 18:15
FalleN should've called versus FaZe, he knew how to rape karrigan, while coldzera hasn't. And xizt looks like that missing part for FaZe's success, although FaZe willn't win this event, but FaZe now shows the best they can, I'm sure with olofmeister it would've been worse.
2018-05-19 00:26
#34
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
You can never trust a man who gives nbk succ 24/7
2018-05-19 00:29
FaZe is by far better tham SK RN, strategy, aim, map pool, confidence, at least this will be good for SK players face the truth, they cant beat Astralis and FaZE playing like this. SK would be out in groups again with TACO, Brs are playing so bad on tr.
2018-05-19 00:31
Tbh they were way better with TACO
2018-05-19 00:48
#86
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
Stew played really good. I dont think itas a one player problem, its more about confidence right now.
2018-05-19 01:45
Ofcourse he did. But TACO doesnt deserve all this hate either. People greatly underrate what he can bring to a team, or what he brought to SK.
2018-05-19 01:49
#97
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Slovakia JACK35 
1 when player has rating under 1 people think that he is bad....
2018-05-19 02:18
#154
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
It's not confidence, the system is broken. They could have 5 overconfident guys and still suck dick with how they play out of Fallen system. And Stewie doesn't fit FalleN system. For as much as people love coldzera and such, this team looks like a tier 2 BR team. They're like keyd atm, and it seems that fer doesn't do shit with cold system either.
2018-05-19 11:02
#48
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Paraguay HighAlching 
unless faze chokes at the finals like usual, nobody else even has a chance to win atm
2018-05-19 00:36
#59
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United States Sea_Of_Tea 
Astralis is a better team right now, even if FaZe did 3-0 them last final. It will be a great match to see either way. If Astralis learned from their mistakes then FaZe has no chance.
2018-05-19 00:52
#62
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Paraguay HighAlching 
actually faze are even better now then they were at sydney, so no, astralis are not better
2018-05-19 00:55
#65
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United States Sea_Of_Tea 
Sorry. I forgot you're a FaZe fanboy that's narrow-minded and oblivious to the fact that FaZe aren't the best anymore. Carry on.
2018-05-19 00:57
#98
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Paraguay HighAlching 
what a great argument, you convinced me that astralis is the better team
2018-05-19 02:21
#126
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India grinchxd 
+1 lmao
2018-05-19 05:10
#200
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United States Sea_Of_Tea 
2018-05-19 23:43
#201
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Paraguay HighAlching 
ok and? it doesnt matter now when its obvious who is better
2018-05-19 23:46
#202
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United States Sea_Of_Tea 
"actually faze are even better now then they were at sydney, so no, astralis are not better" Riiiight
2018-05-19 23:54
#203
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Paraguay HighAlching 
i dont remember seeing faze lose to rng and almost lose to greyhound in esl pro league
2018-05-20 01:33
#204
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United States Sea_Of_Tea 
Possibly, but I remember them losing to RNG in Sydney... hltv.org/matches/2322406/renegades-vs-fa.. And in the same tournament losing a map to Greyhounds and still allowing them double digits in the maps they did win... hltv.org/matches/2322415/faze-vs-grayhou.. If you don't remember RNG beating FaZe two weeks ago, then clearly you're in no position to be arguing about them. EDIT: You're confusing Astralis (the team you're bashing) for FaZe (the team you're supporting) and I genuinely hope you're just trolling as hard as possible as a way to save face because you've been proven completely wrong.
2018-05-20 02:39
#206
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Paraguay HighAlching 
what part of in esl pro league cant you understand? wow you are completely missing the point
2018-05-20 13:53
#155
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Tbh that bo5 was 3 rounds going the other way and we have Astralis champions with a 3:0 against FaZe They're weak af at the moment.
2018-05-19 11:04
Lmao Faze were much better with olof only problem for them was shitting their pants on finish line and not closing out games. With olof they won back2back ESL NY and ELEAGUE Premier without droping a single map. Won ECS Had win in their hands at IEM Oakland, Major and Katowice (potencially EPL) So you got 3 titles and 4 finals with olof while faze win one event with Xizt and people instantly think this line up is better, consider fact olof’s line up had to play vs SK in their prime and always lost final in overtime to some crazy motherfucker going ham and having game of his life (skadoodle, flusha, f0rest) You are retard if you think they would be worse with olof, honestly if lineup with olof was asembled at this time faze would be basically winning everything like 2015 fnatic were
2018-05-19 00:59
They already were worse with olofm: 0 bo3 wins over SK, constant chokes since the end of 2017, ending up with 0-2 vs Virtus.Pro. With xizt they finally managed to win a close final vs a dominant-looking team which they did 0 times in the past (olofm, SK). olofm has never been that passive-supportive crap, he started playing it only because he lost his past firepower, but it didn't make him a good support or lurker or whatever he tries to play. xizt fits that role more and has enough firepower to do it well enough, the rest is up to GuardiaN, rain and NiKo.
2018-05-19 01:09
0 bo3 wins over SK isn’t olof’s fault lol karrigan was just bullied by Fallen with calling every single time Chokes in 2018? Ye they did choke but consider fact they always lost by closest margin in final to guy who had game of his life, plus there was Choko factor for which you again can’t fucking blame olof With xizt they won tournament and guess why? Because they were finally in underdog role and didn’t felt pressure “we are better we have to win” like it was with olof. Faze with xizt is scrappy team which isn’t really convincing with their wins, while faze with olof were brutal dominating force trashing top teams left and right with only flaw karrigan and niko choking in final. When olof comes back Faze can trully start building their era and legacy
2018-05-19 01:24
Stopped reading at "brutal dominant force"
2018-05-19 03:26
Stopped reading at #108
2018-05-19 06:35
You can read?
2018-05-19 06:39
I said I read #108 and then stopped, so by logic of my statement yes I can, thank you for trying to clarify though my friend
2018-05-19 06:56
+99999
2018-05-19 04:18
Dude, olofmeister might be whatever good, but his playstyle, his decision-making affects the others in some way, xizt has never been an attacker, unlike olofm, it's a completely different set of skills, what angles to hold, how to move and how to aim to hit your shots when you're just waiting, and how to play overall for your attackers (niko rain guardian) to feel more comfortable. olofm may be a good fit for any other team, he's not a bad fit for FaZe, but xizt is just better at that specific role with those specific players, that's it. Moreover, xizt helps with calling, it may also help avoid choking when karrigan runs out of ideas or doesn't read his opponents well enough, it's like Maniac that helped Ex6TenZ or apEX that helped Happy, btw coldzera helped FalleN in the past too.
2018-05-19 10:31
#168
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United States Brian121223 
lul stop posting this everywhere
2018-05-19 14:12
#4
Gas | 
Germany te1mo 
gg
2018-05-19 00:27
Gg
2018-05-19 00:26
#6
s1mple | 
United States _androo 
e
2018-05-19 00:26
Farquaad
2018-05-19 00:54
ez win after carrygan 1v3 clutch
2018-05-19 00:26
1v4
2018-05-19 00:27
rip
2018-05-19 00:28
#11
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Brazil VictorGM_ 
GG Faze..
2018-05-19 00:27
Heads up, there are more tournaments ahead for SK
2018-05-19 01:02
#12
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Mexico 6ix9ine 
deserved win, but it wasnt a good match
2018-05-19 00:27
#13
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CIS sharovoy 
RIP SK
2018-05-19 00:27
#15
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Sweden ThorinEk 
ez for european gods
2018-05-19 00:27
#17
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Kazakhstan Apfund 
Stewie 1vs5
2018-05-19 00:27
#18
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Sweden WhisperingEye 
ok
2018-05-19 00:27
#20
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Sweden godname 
expected
2018-05-19 00:28
#21
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United States dougtheduck 
The curse has been lifted
2018-05-19 00:28
#22
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United States SilveryoHD 
expected
2018-05-19 00:28
and thats where fluke clans road will end :)
2018-05-19 00:29
#45
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Europe BreezyEU 
3-0 at Sydney
2018-05-19 00:33
#52
karrigan | 
Hungary vyx 
I find it really funny how Astralis fans are calling it a fluke even though they haven't won an event since last March, however no one called Marseille a fluke, what's up with that? karrigan knows how to play against Astralis, if FaZe shows up it will be a repeat.
2018-05-19 00:40
Similarly, gla1ve knows how to rape KarrigaN now.
2018-05-19 03:27
#114
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Indonesia linekerrr 
Thing is astralis raped everyone beside on that one map 16 14 for liquid on marseille. Dude lets say it like this: if madrid wins 5 0 against every team in their league (including barcelona), would you call it a fluke?
2018-05-19 03:50
#160
ruuit | 
Serbia Wule123 
There is a fcking space year between astralis and real or barca. Astralis consider top1 team for not more than 3-4 months. Can’t compare them with such a household names who btw tend to show up when it matters the most.
2018-05-19 12:02
#164
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Indonesia linekerrr 
that's not my point. fraudye implied that astralis' win on marseille was a fluke. i didnt say astralis was a top 1 team for more than 4 months. i compared it to madrid's hypothetical dominance because, well, DOMINANCE. over any period of time, it's not the 'duration' that i focused on, but the sheer dominance in 1 tournament. btw are you implying that astralis didnt show up when it matters the most? they won the major, literally the most prestigious competition in csgo
2018-05-19 13:51
#197
karrigan | 
Hungary vyx 
Everybody and their mother wanks over a Major win. Guess what, even fucking Gambit have one, and they haven't done anything until then and since then. Astralis won the Atlanta Major, Katowice 2017 and Marseille 2018. This is the last year and a half - not much in the way of wins. Astralis have been around the top for a while, they aren't a clear top 1 team. Nor is Faze for that matter. If gla1ve knew how to beat karrigan reliably, then he'd have at least 2-3 other trophies mate. And on the dominance side, Faze won New York 2017 without dropping a map, it's not that hard when the team is in a honeymoon period and the opponents haven't figured you out yet.
2018-05-19 18:26
#31
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World zebra_man3 
expected
2018-05-19 00:29
#32
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
NiKo what a fucking God
2018-05-19 00:29
#33
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Denmark Zorrondo 
expected NA CS + BR CS = dogshit
2018-05-19 00:29
Urugay hyperlul
2018-05-19 03:28
SK omegalul....waiting for SK to get gud since 2016 major
2018-05-19 00:29
#75
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Sweden KarlXII 
2018-05-19 01:10
#90
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France Baitor 
2018-05-19 01:54
#93
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Sweden KarlXII 
Yes? Check Fragsters matches, they plowed T3-T2-T1 teams lol.
2018-05-19 02:07
#101
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France Baitor 
Virtus.pro Poland Poland Virtus.pro World ranking#15 Fragsters Denmark Denmark Fragsters World ranking#26
2018-05-19 02:49
#104
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Sweden KarlXII 
Yes? Look how long Fragsters (the lineup) have been a team lol. Just because you beat teams like VP, Gambit, Sprout, Godsent and Tempo Storm. Obv they wont climb 300 ranking because of that, but they are still #26 in the world and they are all basically randoms from Denmark (some of them have played in lower tierd teams tho)
2018-05-19 03:18
#115
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France Baitor 
Trash team, you are wasting your time following a dead end team.
2018-05-19 03:58
#118
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Sweden KarlXII 
And you are wasting your time following PSG 2.0 aka FaZe Clan.
2018-05-19 04:20
#120
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France Baitor 
name checks out
2018-05-19 04:53
#123
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Sweden KarlXII 
name checks out
2018-05-19 04:58
Doesnt work that way
2018-05-19 02:17
#102
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France Baitor 
Virtus.pro Poland Poland Virtus.pro World ranking#15 Fragsters Denmark Denmark Fragsters World ranking#26
2018-05-19 02:52
Wouldnt expect you to understand what i mean
2018-05-19 04:53
#121
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France Baitor 
3-0
2018-05-19 04:53
Expected from a faze fan as well you would never catch me bragging about some achievement i had nothing to do with
2018-05-19 09:15
kkkkkkkk
2018-05-19 00:30
#38
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Brazil digozamaral 
Expected
2018-05-19 00:30
#39
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Venezuela jdmf98 
Cry is free, best team in the world right now!!!
2018-05-19 00:30
Astralis? Yeah ikr
2018-05-19 03:28
#41
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Brazil Nickzim 
FalleN choked just like on that overpass in the PGL Major against Astralis...
2018-05-19 00:31
#42
fnx | 
Brazil Shoout 
Stewie 1vs9 Will they continue to put blame on communication? To deliver 1 pistol 1x4 with the c4 planted or not to swallow the 4 together NiKo in the connector, this is not fault of communication, it is not possible.
2018-05-19 00:32
#43
f0rest | 
Yugoslavia Bodhii 
Niko is a lunatic..playin on level on his own
2018-05-19 00:32
#51
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Sweden X-rAy 
Sk was too dumb..
2018-05-19 00:38
NiKo GENIUS
2018-05-19 00:33
So easy FaZe will win EPL S7
2018-05-19 00:34
#47
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Europe S3bjastjan 
R.I.P Stewie2k.. :( He made the biggest mistake in his life - He left Cloud9 !
2018-05-19 00:36
#53
XigN | 
Korea BeastFeed 
No. He can just rest, there’s no peace reserved for a snake like him.
2018-05-19 00:40
#50
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Sweden X-rAy 
SK no tatics only individual skills making them win rounds 0 teamplay, 0 coordinated flashes. just 5 random faceit players the round where NiKo wins the round says it all
2018-05-19 00:38
Navi vs Astralis final again
2018-05-19 00:44
eZaF 4 FaZe Very gucci raping of favelas I LIKE!!!
2018-05-19 00:45
#69
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Sweden KarlXII 
Cya in a week!
2018-05-19 01:00
Cya salty fanboy
2018-05-19 01:02
#66
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Brazil g4laxI 
Good game. Congrats to faze.
2018-05-19 00:57
#67
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Malaysia byaIi 
first was ok but second eh
2018-05-19 00:59
#81
paz | 
Turkey onuRRRR 
ezzzzzzzzz
2018-05-19 01:26
#82
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Australia Lolfeminists 
BR fans thinking SK would win lmao.
2018-05-19 01:31
Ez, it's a shame s1mple will rape them in finals :D
2018-05-19 01:32
#136
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Romania hiei59 
Faze will probably lose to Astralis (and in that case, they will just rape Na'vi), but if they won't, 2 days ago simple did almost nothing against faze..electronic did all the plays.
2018-05-19 07:08
#136
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Romania hiei59 
Faze will probably lose to Astralis (and in that case, they will just rape Na'vi), but if they won't, 2 days ago simple did almost nothing against faze..electronic did all the plays.
2018-05-19 07:08
#136
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Romania hiei59 
Faze will probably lose to Astralis (and in that case, they will just rape Na'vi), but if they won't, 2 days ago simple did almost nothing against faze..electronic did all the plays.
2018-05-19 07:08
#136
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Romania hiei59 
Faze will probably lose to Astralis (and in that case, they will just rape Na'vi), but if they won't, 2 days ago simple did almost nothing against faze..electronic did all the plays.
2018-05-19 07:08
#84
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
"Wow. Niko is a god". Lost 80% of his aim duels against coldzera. Shame SK is such dog shit right now. Those 1v4 were unforgivable.
2018-05-19 01:34
#85
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Venezuela jdmf98 
?? NiKo 1.58 rating lol and the last kill of niko's 1v4 was a 1v1 against cold
2018-05-19 01:42
#91
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France Baitor 
he salty that coldzera is trash and so is sk lol
2018-05-19 01:55
#92
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
I said 80%, not 100%. Still got mopped by cold. Sadly, after he shat on other SK's members heads.
2018-05-19 01:59
#94
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Venezuela jdmf98 
Mad cuz niKo destroyed SK lol
2018-05-19 02:07
I have to disagree with you because Cold has no where near the skill and aim of not only Niko, but so many other players (s1mple, ropz, rain, electronic, sunny, magisk, elige, autimatic and so many more, even fer....). Ever since Taco left, Cold has shown his usage of him, baiting him for kills and stats. This year I can assure you, it will be a blessing if he even reaches top10 at the end of the year, unless they win the major, but its even a question if they get out of groups
2018-05-19 02:15
Lol he wont be top 15 this year because his preformance got so low since taco left,same as fallen's both of them are awfull. I expect that NiKo,GuardiaN and rain will be top 3 this year.
2018-05-19 02:49
If simple keeps it up as he did it since weeks and months he will be 1st place he is playing so strong. But yea guardian niko and rain are close to him. There is still half of a year to play :)
2018-05-19 03:23
I don't think so,he can't win on his own,he never could. His team is dog shit,only him is playing with electronic stepping up some times.
2018-05-19 03:25
Well... navi did rly good last events, they become better and better and who knows maybe they win EPL. They beat faze 2-0 so i think simple has a real chance. He even got few MVPs this year although navi could not win the tournament
2018-05-19 13:55
#122
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Cyprus Arkhangels 
well Cold won 13 of 20 times he encountered Niko, while Niko won the other 7 times. That 65% or roughly two thirds of the duels in favor of Cold. But you are right that Niko destroyed everyone else.
2018-05-19 04:58
Wow. There's actually somewhere we can see that? I didn't know that. Good to know (I actually said it from the impression I had while watching that). Anyways, I'm not delusional. SK sucked and Niko played out of his mind. I'm only mad at everyone saying Cold is washed up and Niko is a god. Cold is still cold. But his team is just so much worse than before. Sad.
2018-05-19 07:01
Expected
2018-05-19 02:36
#103
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Brazil rsouzadk 
GG Faze. Well deserved. Looking foward to games tomorrow. Will be top notch start to finish.
2018-05-19 03:10
First time hearing this from SK fan from Brazil,respect. GGWP to SK as well.
2018-05-19 03:26
#161
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Brazil rsouzadk 
Thank you man. Despite being a SK fan, i do appreciate a good cs, and NIKO is so good it is a pleasure to watch. I'm looking foward to matches today. I'm pretty sure they will be absoluteley amazing games.
2018-05-19 13:21
Fallen has fallen xD bye bye SK
2018-05-19 04:09
#124
yay | 
United States H1PPY 
About the whole Astralis faze thing I think They both have a chance to win semis but i think the best team will win They are both great teams with great firepower
2018-05-19 05:03
#141
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
The streak is over. Such a pathetic game by SK. Just disband and let Stewie return to C9.
2018-05-19 08:27
Farewell SK
2018-05-19 08:57
-Stew +felps
2018-05-19 09:34
TACO >>>>>>>>>> Felps
2018-05-19 14:28
ez for faze
2018-05-19 09:52
#151
shox | 
Canada dB- 
Rip TACOldzera
2018-05-19 10:33
SK disband pls
2018-05-19 10:37
RIP SK and C9 nice one Stewie2k
2018-05-19 11:39
wp faze
2018-05-19 15:31
#187
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
lol "fallen is a top 5 player, he will be even better now he can focus on fragging and not being igl"
2018-05-19 17:12
#191
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
so ezzzzz faze top1
2018-05-19 17:38
Finnally they win one time! Wooooooooooooooow! Now its just 10983092138029183 x 1 to SK
2018-05-19 19:36
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