FaZe to ECS playoffs over G2

FaZe have secured their place at the ECS Season 5 Finals playoffs after defeating G2 2-0 in the Group B decider match (16-9 on Inferno and 16-10 on Mirage).

The best-of-three Group B decider game between FaZe and G2 kicked off on Inferno where the CT-sided French team won the pistol round. FaZe won the following round by bomb detonation despite Kenny "kennyS" Schrub's ace (1-1).

Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's team were leading 3-1 when kennyS showed up once again, this time winning the round with a triple kill (3-2). However, FaZe picked up six of the following seven rounds to lead 9-3. kennyS got a quad kill in a 2vs4 in the 14th round as his team trailed 9-5. FaZe won the first half 10-5 after Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen's opening kill brought them the last round victory.

FaZe are through to the playoffs

Over on the T-side G2 secured the first four rounds to come within one round of FaZe (10-9). Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans & co. were unable to tie up the game as FaZe won six rounds in a row to close out the map 16-9.

On Mirage, G2 started on the T-side and won the first three rounds. Finn "karrigan" Andersen got triple kills in two consecutive rounds to give FaZe two rounds but G2 didn't let them tie up the game, winning the sixth round and leading 4-2. FaZe responded by winning seven rounds in a row and managed to win the half 10-5.

FaZe continued their dominance on the T-side to pick up the pistol round victory. Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács & co. won four more rounds to acquire ten match and series points (15-5). They closed out the game 16-10 and advanced to the playoffs at ECS Season 5 Finals.

Matchpage
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0
9th June 2018
France
16
Inferno
9
16
Mirage
10
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 51 - 31 +20 96.0 1.43
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 39 - 33 +6 82.7 1.30
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 35 - 32 +3 74.9 1.20
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsencromen 37 - 29 +8 66.9 1.12
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 34 - 35 -1 86.8 1.10
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 42 - 38 +4 77.1 1.06
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 39 - 38 +1 82.5 1.06
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 28 - 41 -13 76.7 0.82
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 27 - 38 -11 60.1 0.80
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 24 - 41 -17 61.5 0.79
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
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
408
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
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
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
As expected, G2 has no enough heavyhitters. SmithZz may be a smart guy, but having him in same team with Ex6 and bodyy has no excuse and no good outcome. bodyy may be a pretty decent all-arounder, but having him means SmithZz should be much better than he actually is at fragging, otherwise they will get raped by any good enough team, e.g. Astralis. Ex6 might be a decent tactician, but it's not hard to overstrat a FaZe, still without enough firepower strats mean nothing. And having him along with SmithZz and shox, both of whom regard themselves good callers and thus try to impose their views on Ex6 will likely make G2 a mess in which 3 guys try to call and someone will get mad that it doesn't work, just like it always happens to shox' teams, in the end they will kick Ex6, because shox loves SmithZz too much. SmithZz, bodyy, Ex6TenZ 1-by-1 are not the biggest problems, them combined in the same team is the biggest problem. On the other hand, FaZe is also a mess whose style is "we have madfraggers, they will do the job, otherwise we will lose to fucking NRG". It's sad that Astralis has no real contender, it's even worse than it was in 2012 with NiP dominating.
2018-06-09 22:02
You can’t really win with individual skills only in pro match. Not saying as C9 fan cry is free or something but.. where tf is valens??? C9 actually play worse and worse without him
2018-06-09 22:04
#12
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Mexico d0naldtrump 
ez
2018-06-09 22:03
#15
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Better luck next time
2018-06-09 22:03
#23
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Palestine zwe 
expected
2018-06-09 22:04
#34
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expected
2018-06-09 22:08
G2 disband
2018-06-09 22:03
#13
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Sweden APOLLO_ 
I swear you must do your predictions before the match ends and then you copy paste it here OMEGALUL
2018-06-09 22:03
Probably writes one text for both possibilities beforehand
2018-06-09 22:05
#47
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Sweden APOLLO_ 
might be an option too
2018-06-09 22:19
Very poor analysis.
2018-06-09 22:06
Obviously, this is hltv, and you're replying to some loser who's writing responses in advance to get top comment. Can't really expect the pinnacle of analysis.
2018-06-09 22:08
Yet for some reason I tend to believe that some day, this all will change...
2018-06-09 22:11
#83
JamYoung | 
Canada |Frog 
Rofl I actually giggled xD
2018-06-10 01:32
If you look at this retard’s last post you’d see he said G2 don’t need anymore hard hitters LMFAO. Why the fuck are people this stupid.
2018-06-10 02:04
this guy is really dumb ahah it's crazy :'D
2018-06-09 22:08
kick Boddy and get RpK and bring back Scream
2018-06-09 22:08
body is good though. I do think RpK would bring more to the team than smithz
2018-06-09 22:27
Well I don't think Shox wants his boyfriend out so we need a good 3rd star which would be RpK or ScreaM back to form
2018-06-10 00:29
#173
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Ireland ProoF_CS 
ScreaM is a bot and there's no need for him in a roster with kennyS and shox.
2018-06-12 13:40
well with shox he proved he wasnt a bot :?!?!?
2018-06-12 21:39
#40
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
Give them some time, they only had a couple of days to practice. They barely know how to play their positions, or even where to play from. It's way too early to decide where they're at.
2018-06-09 22:11
#57
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
+1 This guy is just everywhere bashing on g2 To me this result is actually positive for g2, with this ammount of prep they got 19 rounds against #2
2018-06-09 22:36
#60
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
Exactly, they already looked promising to me, I've seen some really nice things already, and some of my doubts have been erased today. They showed a good face for the amount of preparation they had.
2018-06-09 22:38
SmithZz and Ex6TenZ these 2 man who people thought they will play badly but they actually play pretty well for themselves at least, SmithZz on rifle almost suprised me, he almost does not have a mistake peeking with others, it’s bodyy made a lot mistake on mirage and those are key for G2, not like the bodyy in the previous we saw, but just give them some time and let them proof.
2018-06-09 23:04
#66
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
+1
2018-06-09 23:05
#82
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Netherlands EJVN 
don't agree though. no matter how good tactically they become, they will struggle in having a decent firepower to fight against the best. it's not 2014 anymore so you have kennys and shox being the best players in the world, it's 2018. for me, it was a mistake kicking apex from the team, i would rather have him instead of smithzz in current G2 and then they might be good to fight against the best. shox and kenny will not simply carry others all the time, they need one more constant fragger tbh.
2018-06-10 01:03
+1, i say kick smithzz and bring in screaM, rpk, zywoo, or kio.
2018-06-10 01:55
#166
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Kicking smithzz isnt the solution Sure he is the weak link in fragging, but its not only about that He is the glue of the team, bringing in any other “better player” will ruin the chemistry and most importantly, will ruin shox And how is firepower a problem? Navi is winning tournaments/playing finals with zeus and edward Sure they have s1mple and electronic, but kenny and shox arent that far from them See smithzz as edward: a nice guy who plays only plays for the team, not for himself, he keeps the spirits up and he has a shit ton of experience Its much better for the team then tilters like scream/apex who are better at aiming for heads but care about the team aspect that much
2018-06-10 14:32
The thing is, s1mple is the best player in the world, and electronic has been on fire lately. You can't say the same thing about shox and kenny, as they're not in the best of form right now. Also, bodyy is extremely lackluster as of late, and not better than flamie. ScreaM was the 9th best player of 2016 when he was on g2, so yes, he can definitely be a team player when paired with shox. I'm not saying remove smithzz from his boyfriend shox, but maybe put him as coach, and add a better french player who can really help g2 in terms of firepower. Also, there's a reason why everyone is saying for Navi to kick edward, as he brings the overall ceiling of the team down.
2018-06-10 17:43
Problem is, Ex6 and Smithzz are already relatively old (28-29) and while they will definitely play better after serious training, they're past their peak as individual players. I'm not saying they'll be constantly bottom fragging, Ex6 did put up some good numbers vs FaZe, but they won't be that reliable versus raw aimers like SK, FaZe or s1mple. Even though they have shoxie, for the past year he's not really been performing too well.
2018-06-10 06:57
first lan of new g2 lineup without any really impactful bootcamps and people want them to reshuffle lol
2018-06-09 22:17
#51
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Sweden stephy 
wHERE is the thumb up feature? This guy really breaks down the issue with G2. Well done!
2018-06-09 22:27
#55
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Never get tired of baiting
2018-06-09 22:33
#69
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
Sorry, I'm confused.. You or the #1 comment is baiting?
2018-06-09 23:25
#73
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
#1 I corrected his name
2018-06-09 23:36
#63
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Brazil aNaDoRR 
+1
2018-06-09 22:55
#71
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United Kingdom GeT_ReZ 
Astralis era more dominant than nip era who won literally every fucking map and lan for like 11 lans? Astralis only played like 3 and lost 1 of them to faze.
2018-06-09 23:34
#103
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Astralis didnt played 3 lans and lost 1 to faze??they played more than 3 lans and their head to head win are equal,and nip era was in 2011-2013 whether they had 87 win,it 2018,look at how nip is performing,the current nip is performing worst than astralis ....no offense
2018-06-10 07:12
#74
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Canada ZAROU 
you're retarded? They had 10 days of practice chill.
2018-06-09 23:40
Exactly
2018-06-10 02:15
I think NaVi can compete with them, it's just matter how hard s1mple need to weight
2018-06-09 23:58
...what?
2018-06-10 09:03
what exactly you don't understand?
2018-06-10 22:52
#76
s1mple | 
Poland DeVel 
20 iq thoughts
2018-06-09 23:59
Opinions not equal to facts
2018-06-10 02:13
11 days of practice team vs years and months of constant practice team G2 lost As expected Are you fucking kidding me Stop trying so hard please
2018-06-10 02:18
#107
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
FaZe won 2 events without dropping single map when they were 1 month together Im expecting anything similar with G2
2018-06-10 09:30
1 month vs ten days is not fair FAZE IS A FKING POWERHOUSE G2 current meta rely on team play and team Morales Faze have a little bit of both Imo faze currently >g2
2018-06-10 09:38
#110
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
"1 month vs ten days is not fair" Thats why i said : Im expecting anything similar with G2
2018-06-10 09:44
Please elaborate as I am having trouble understanding.
2018-06-10 09:47
#115
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
FBM :(/
2018-06-10 09:49
Do you are not a g2 hater?
2018-06-10 09:55
#120
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
im not hater
2018-06-10 10:02
Ok
2018-06-10 10:45
I bet you was going to use this comment when you presumed g2 will lost to LG. Stop taking yourself so seriously man Stop using your DMG experience as an justification for explanations. Cs go and Cs go pro scene is totally different from one another. Ffs for once step out of your bubble. But I suppose someone who use tl;Dr as replies should be having problem at stop being self-delusional.
2018-06-10 02:23
You've lost your bet. What experience do you have for analyzing what you're seeing? You said pro scene was totally different - have you ever been a pro to know shit about it? I already told you - you stuck in your "bubble reference", make up something better.
2018-06-10 09:42
Thats why i never try to analyze any pros or pro teams like you always do. I am entitled and reserved in my attitude. While your tone of speaking sound self-righteous and self-assured. Not a great manner if you are not relevant as pro.
2018-06-10 09:45
How do you listen to the casters that have never been pros? Do you turn the sound off everytime? xD
2018-06-10 09:53
Are you a caster? Or do you think watching pros demo can help you get into a pro team? Just like listening to caster can help you be relevant on a professional level?
2018-06-10 09:56
It's your logic - you should publicly analyze what you see only if you're relevant as pro. Looks like you got criticized for your thoughts on something in the past and now you use the same logic to everything you don't agree with.
2018-06-10 10:03
I did not say you can't analyze. But the problem is when you treat your analysis as absolute facts. Being so certain about something you don't know much of. Thats the problem. It seems you got abused on the internet. That should explain why you are so defensive and always putting up rebuttals before anyone presented an argument. It feels like you are always at war with yourself. What i want is for people to be humble about their ideas. Like you being overly entitled to your own idea it seems like you are almost drunk in them. Communication seems impossible because anything outside your comfort zone would only appears to be ludicrous for you.
2018-06-10 10:56
Everybody says what he/she regards as the truth. Not sure why it's so surprising for you. Forget about those bullies that asked you to shut up when you expressed your opinion, we're here to discuss things, so calm down.
2018-06-10 11:03
"Everybody says what he/she regards as the truth" This is so wrong on so many levels. For example Tim said Never_gettired is a self-delusional internet troll. Can his statement be regarded as truth? Despite it very possibly is? Now you are trying in your feeble attempt to enrage me by telling me that what I am doing is because of a traumatic event of my life. It is also an indication that you are running out of arguments and reasons that's why you are trying to enrage me in this lowlife fashion.
2018-06-10 11:11
He regards it as the truth, that's why he says that. And yeah, I've just showed you yourself and how your "It seems you got abused on the internet" might sound, it's cool that you liked it ;-)
2018-06-10 11:16
Someone regarding something as truthful doesn't make it true. " it's cool that you liked it ;-)" Thats your opinions. Not facts and not substantiated. I have no idea what your second paragraph is about. Until you have any solid statement I won't waste my time replying to you.
2018-06-10 11:21
I usually show stats of the teams that were good enough to win several big events per year, I can show them to you if you don't think that your opinion on current G2 potential is right by default.
2018-06-10 11:38
first lan without prac and still got 10 rounds against faze
2018-06-10 03:43
Does it really count though when strategically FaZe was playing a 4v5?
2018-06-10 07:00
did you just assume that FaZe has a strategy
2018-06-10 12:04
Memes aside cromen doesn't really have a solid role or synergy within the team, they haven't even practiced together
2018-06-10 17:17
God you're so stupid that you have no contender. Not even br fans are this bad at analyzing.
2018-06-10 06:31
If you don't see the obvious things - you're 10 times stupider, how do you live with that? ;-)
2018-06-10 09:44
I stopped reading at "stupider"
2018-06-10 09:45
and what do you think?
2018-06-10 09:52
Dude ur so stupid, Ex6TenZ good? He is most likely the best IGL ever second only to fallen in somes eyes. Shox and KennyS are 2 of the top 5 players to ever touch the game. Shox and kenntS can both easily take down any team when they enter god mode. SmithZz has to be in the team for moral support to help Shox as there is a continuous pattern of Shox loooing confidence and SmithZz helping him get back to prime. Body is a great all round player who is slowly blosiming. This team is a dream team u can’t make a team of just stars. It will just take a bit longer with an IGL like Ex6TenZ just look at all his previous Titan lineups...
2018-06-11 08:57
I already asked someone about that, will ask you too: name teams that new G2 will lose to more than 50% of matches they play? E.g. Astralis, FaZe, Na`Vi, mouz, SK (MIBR), Liquid etc. And name the percentage of semi-finals of big events (250k+) G2 will make this year, e.g. they will get to 50% of big events' semis. I want to know what you think their achievements will be this year. Don't forget: 56 days passed between G2 announced NBK's IGLing and his last offline match that you all regarded a failure, meaning 56 days is enough to build a team that's able to beat at least mousesports. Good luck with your prediction ;-)
2018-06-11 11:26
rainGODtop1? I are think that
2018-06-09 22:02
#31
NEO | 
Yugoslavia sotomonte 
Rain best player in the world
2018-06-09 22:06
GG
2018-06-09 22:02
Cromen best!
2018-06-09 22:02
+cromen -olof
2018-06-10 10:12
Expected
2018-06-09 22:02
XD GG
2018-06-09 22:02
#7
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India MistaJ 
Gg
2018-06-09 22:02
#8
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Poland Kazahi 
e
2018-06-09 22:03
#9
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Sweden APOLLO_ 
expected
2018-06-09 22:03
Expected
2018-06-09 22:03
#14
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
Expected
2018-06-09 22:03
#17
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France kNRD^ 
G2 needs Time it's à good start for a team created since 10 days.
2018-06-09 22:04
#41
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
+1
2018-06-09 22:12
#91
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Australia TheFiber 
+1
2018-06-10 02:35
#18
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Armenia 1915 
Smithzz was getting into some form near the end of the game.
2018-06-09 22:04
Also kennys 32 kills in the first map what a god
2018-06-10 06:33
#19
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
Expected
2018-06-09 22:04
NT G2
2018-06-09 22:04
Expected for Cromen & FaZe
2018-06-09 22:04
Still NT for G2
2018-06-09 22:04
#24
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Brazil digozamaral 
expected,they need time
2018-06-09 22:04
poor kenny always playing with trash :D
2018-06-09 22:04
Will be destroyed by Astralis anyway, sad but true
2018-06-09 22:05
Yeah, Astralis are insane last tournaments and FaZe again with stand-in. But I hope there will be surprise by FaZe defeating Astralis... I know, it's more than unlikely :D
2018-06-09 22:14
it gonna be success if FaZe will take 1 map
2018-06-09 22:23
#80
Xyp9x | 
Asia B15HOP 
If cromen plays like today Possible
2018-06-10 00:45
#79
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Brazil BlueLighting 
It depends on who will choke more. but let's go Astralis
2018-06-10 00:40
I hope astralis vs faze is going to be decent match because we have another trash final secure with either NRG or Liquid in final
2018-06-09 22:06
#30
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
Shox and bodyy braindead fucks losing easy 2v1
2018-06-09 22:06
#32
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Finland Smoonah 
ezaF
2018-06-09 22:07
Good to see rain fragging after NRG upset.
2018-06-09 22:07
#39
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Poland trancemeister 
Astralis >>>>>>>>>> FaZe Liquid >>>>>>>>>>> NRG Astralis >>>>>>>>> Liquid thank me later.
2018-06-09 22:11
#43
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Slovakia iorveth 
bodyy, smithz cmon tf is that
2018-06-09 22:16
gg
2018-06-09 22:17
serious.. ext6ntz smithZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZzzz bodyy W T F ? ! ? tier5 team ez.
2018-06-09 22:19
Oh look. Its the we got smashed by NRG championship
2018-06-09 22:20
#53
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
hahahaha
2018-06-09 22:28
#59
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Omegalul
2018-06-09 22:37
Smithz can't frag
2018-06-09 22:27
same with shox
2018-06-09 22:34
titan flashback
2018-06-09 22:28
#58
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Ex6 1.06 rating poggers
2018-06-09 22:37
#61
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
ezz
2018-06-09 22:38
Ez faze
2018-06-09 22:51
#64
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Brazil ReborN1 
shox so inconsistent recently, they need rpk and apex firepower to be a good team imo
2018-06-09 22:56
+1 about rpk, the guy is literally so underrated
2018-06-10 00:01
#92
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Denmark resolut 
Literally 5 maps
2018-06-10 03:27
#95
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Brazil ReborN1 
I talking about entire 2k18
2018-06-10 04:32
Well at least we know Ex6TenZ is a keeper
2018-06-09 23:13
#68
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Finland f0pZ 
YO LES NOOBS!
2018-06-09 23:15
#70
JULTN1 | 
Estonia HDTanel 
guardian piece of lard
2018-06-09 23:32
#81
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Brazil BlueLighting 
when Rain played badly the game before that I saw many people asking to change players.... Now that he played well these people are gone... interesting.... I would also like to know where are those who were so bad at Cromen... They can not speak ill of him because he got a better kd than Niko in this game... A lot of plastic fans nowadays
2018-06-10 00:45
Ifkr
2018-06-10 06:13
#90
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Denmark pistolen 
-body +rpk plz
2018-06-10 02:25
#94
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Indonesia youdelusional 
Expected. KennyS should find a non french team. He will only rot there.
2018-06-10 04:21
Even Ex6TenZ is better than shox and bodyy LUL
2018-06-10 04:38
carryS
2018-06-10 06:13
#104
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Malta Trance_Lover 
G2 will always be garbage. Awful roster move that did absolutely nothing to better this failing project.
2018-06-10 08:36
Shox should get off Smithzz dick for once and make a team as intended to be. Thats all im saying. As long as they have this mediocre player/coach in the team theyll never be a serious candidate. I mean .. wtf smithzz ? Really ?
2018-06-10 09:30
Very good 2;0 and 2:0 maybe win Astralis :D ?? if no (chokeclan) ;DDDD
2018-06-10 10:49
#169
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
you could see from cameras during the game, they were in front and 4 guys laughing, giggling about smth and u can see shox just sitting thinking with his eyes closed wth is going on.. i think some pause happnd few rounds later and then they lost, shox will not achieve what he wants with those guys, he should start thinking about international team
2018-06-10 22:34
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