FaZe book ESL One Cologne playoff spot over MIBR

FaZe have sealed passage to the ESL One Cologne 2018 playoffs after defeating MIBR in two maps, 16-9 on Dust2 and 16-12 on Mirage.

It all started on MIBR's map pick, Dust2, with FaZe bagging a quick 3-0 lead after winning their CT pistol. The Brazilians responded well with three rounds of their own to equalize it.

MIBR did a fast mid to B execution, but FaZe replied with a successful retake to take control of proceedings. The European mixture kept shutting down their opponents to go up 10-3 without much effort. That was when Marcelo "coldzera" David and co. finally came back to life, stringing together the final two rounds of the half to reach their fifth.

Now playing as CTs, MIBR looked set to restore parity after going on a four-round winning streak, 9-10. However, a shoddy buy marked the start of a massive run from Finn "karrigan" Andersen's men, who did not stop from continuously breaking through the defence to finish things off, with the 28-year-old topping the scoreboard with a 1.38 rating.

karrigan led the way for his team in the series

Next up was Mirage, FaZe's map pick. MIBR started things off on the right foot, winning their CT pistol and the subsequent anti-ecos. As soon as FaZe won the first gun round, the Brazilians called for a tactical pause, but that was not enough to stop their opponents.

Down 3-7, MIBR called for their second tactical pause in another bid to halt FaZe, who were looking too hot to handle. That brought to light a way for the defence to counter FaZe, but the Europeans still managed to win two more rounds to lead 9-6 by half-time.

Håvard "rain" Nygaard opened up the action in the second half with two clean kills, but Nikola "NiKo" Kovač had to find two other opponents in a 2v2 situation to pick up the second pistol round for his team. Even though MIBR replied with a successful force-buy, FaZe kept proving they were the stronger team, hitting 15 rounds without response.

MIBR still attempted a comeback by winning five rounds in a row, but it was in vain as FaZe remained calm and collected to close out the map, 16-12.

Matchpage
2
0
4th July 2018
16
Dust2
9
16
Mirage
12
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 45 - 28 +17 91.2 1.35
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 38 - 29 +9 75.6 1.16
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 37 - 35 +2 83.0 1.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 40 - 32 +8 72.8 1.10
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsencromen 28 - 35 -7 61.2 0.78
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 38 - 38 0 72.6 1.02
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 35 - 35 0 62.9 0.94
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 27 - 35 -8 54.7 0.88
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 32 - 41 -9 71.4 0.87
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 26 - 39 -13 69.1 0.83
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1172
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:
1141
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1541
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Faze never lost to mibr!
2018-07-04 16:43
#2
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Mexico d0naldtrump 
karrigan god mode ggwp
2018-07-04 16:43
#48
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India c0rvus 
karrigan good but not best, jw best.
2018-07-04 17:04
#71
 | 
Singapore Wadufuk 
No one say karrigan was best LOL
2018-07-04 17:30
#101
 | 
Brazil vitinhodelas 
baited
2018-07-04 20:39
#114
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
No, s1mple best
2018-07-05 07:37
+1
2018-07-04 16:43
Ence never lost to MIBR
2018-07-04 16:43
Ence best team ever
2018-07-04 16:49
Ence best but encest bestest
2018-07-04 16:51
My mind is blown bro ENCE4EZ
2018-07-04 16:52
+1
2018-07-04 16:44
+1
2018-07-04 16:52
I mean technically yeah but roster wise... no.
2018-07-04 17:08
ehhh? When did they win vs. Faze with this roster?
2018-07-04 17:10
What
2018-07-04 17:14
This roster didnt exist in 2017.
2018-07-04 17:12
#81
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Europe Vallon 
Lol +1
2018-07-04 18:31
#63
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Australia iPinK_Guy 
faze never won a major xD
2018-07-04 17:13
mibr never won a major
2018-07-04 17:14
#65
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Brazil Apol0_1705 
The core yes, two majors
2018-07-04 17:15
mibr never won a major
2018-07-04 17:16
#112
 | 
Brazil Noice_boyzZ 
mibr never lost to astralis :>
2018-07-05 04:06
#118
 | 
Brazil Apol0_1705 
this roster no, the core yes :)
2018-07-05 17:36
mibr, no.
2018-07-04 17:16
#117
 | 
Brazil Apol0_1705 
this roster no. the org yes. In 2006.
2018-07-05 17:35
2006 = no csgo
2018-07-08 03:10
#126
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Brazil Apol0_1705 
I understood that, but you need to say NEVER WON A MAJOR IN CSGO. but tbh, the core won 2 majors on csgo.
2018-07-08 05:00
#123
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Australia iPinK_Guy 
the core, fallen, fer coldzera and stew has major title..... nobody cares to the org, how many Faze players won a major? lol
2018-07-07 04:32
mibr never won a major
2018-07-08 03:10
#127
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Australia iPinK_Guy 
cry is free boiiii xD
2018-07-08 22:08
#128
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Australia iPinK_Guy 
baitzera 2 majors, nikolino 0 lol
2018-07-08 22:11
mibr never won a major
2018-07-13 19:28
hahaha +111111
2018-07-04 17:18
#4
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
kick_stewie_and_boltz_ffs MIBR will never achieve anything with those two washed up bots also communication still isn't working for them whatsoever and they'll never fix that stewie getting knifed in ct spawn btw gg wp ez 4 FaZe with stand-in LUL
2018-07-04 16:43
Agree.Better -stewie -boltz +fnx +TACO
2018-07-04 16:45
But Stew was one of the two with neutral kd
2018-07-04 17:09
#75
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Switzerland Alzameister 
he says -stewie because of the communication
2018-07-04 18:12
#105
allu | 
Canada Lokomo 
they might as well add cromen and dump depressionmeister
2018-07-04 21:44
#6
 | 
Germany zeolikk10years 
EZ
2018-07-04 16:43
Expected
2018-07-04 16:43
#10
 | 
India MistaJ 
N1
2018-07-04 16:44
eZaF
2018-07-04 16:44
Noo
2018-07-04 16:44
faze the fuck up ;D
2018-07-04 16:44
EASY
2018-07-04 16:44
#17
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Indonesia RaginGR 
eZaF?
2018-07-04 16:44
EaZy as fuck
2018-07-04 17:10
#80
 | 
Indonesia axelvale 
FaZe backwards
2018-07-04 18:30
RIP BR CS
2018-07-04 16:44
#22
 | 
Brazil m4ri 
still better than murica cs kk
2018-07-04 16:45
NRG would shit on MIBR lmao
2018-07-04 16:49
#45
 | 
Brazil m4ri 
NRG ? who ?
2018-07-04 16:57
#61
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Brazil vass28 
Hahahaha 0/8
2018-07-04 17:12
Sad to see that you're actually thinking it's bait
2018-07-04 18:01
#38
 | 
Sweden ericlindberg 
no ?
2018-07-04 16:50
#19
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Czech Republic Rewask 
n1 see ya in finals again Faze
2018-07-04 16:45
#36
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Portugal Fsgsh 
Pls astralis smash them I will cheer for your team if mibr dont go to quaterfinals
2018-07-04 16:50
Lol nt Baitzera
2018-07-04 17:04
#21
 | 
France France98123 
"FaZE BOOK" n1, triggered now
2018-07-04 16:45
Expected
2018-07-04 16:45
#24
TACO | 
Europe JaneFoda 
Taco was the problem :)
2018-07-04 16:45
Replacing your support player with a star isn't going to work always, especially with changing their language of communication.
2018-07-04 16:45
The way mibr losing rounds is just unbelievable. It's so hard to be a fan of them these days.
2018-07-04 16:45
#27
 | 
Portugal Fsgsh 
Its so annoying watch my favorite team losing against this shit omfg Edit: Fuck you kids who will reply this comment
2018-07-04 16:48
#51
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Relax man, as sk they fucked faze countless times. Their matchup will never be equal
2018-07-04 17:07
#106
karrigan | 
Hungary vyx 
Yeah, as you can see it isn't equal in the slightest. fer has gone missing and FalleN's struggling. It's actually sad, hope they'll bounce back to at least be a contender. Until they get rid of boltz and get a better English speaking player or Stew is kicked to move in a BR talent they're pretty stuck where they are now.
2018-07-04 22:30
#115
 | 
Finland Taynz 
#cryisfree
2018-07-05 08:32
#122
 | 
Portugal Fsgsh 
Yeah now im literaly crying #FuckFaZe_and_Big
2018-07-05 23:31
ez like always.
2018-07-04 16:46
#29
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Indonesia youdelusional 
first loss of MIBR
2018-07-04 16:46
Expected
2018-07-04 16:47
Change org, still shit
2018-07-04 16:48
#37
 | 
Brazil sprk1 
idk what boltz is doing in this team
2018-07-04 16:50
#40
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Brazil Nickzim 
It's like beating on a dead body. The team doesn't get better wtf is happening.
2018-07-04 16:51
#77
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Switzerland Alzameister 
welcome on board the „No matter what they do, your favourite team doesnt get better“
2018-07-04 18:14
#82
 | 
Europe Vallon 
I feel you.
2018-07-04 18:33
#41
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
karrigan so underrated
2018-07-04 16:52
#44
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Spain akproxx 
-stew +felps
2018-07-04 16:55
Ez for Carrygan
2018-07-04 17:04
#49
 | 
Sweden jumpex 
Fazebook
2018-07-04 17:05
fazebook xd
2018-07-04 17:06
#52
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Russia GramDEL 
Ezz for Carrygan
2018-07-04 17:08
#54
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Norway Trip^^ 
Expected.
2018-07-04 17:08
#62
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United Kingdom trtr098 
I legit read "Facebook ESL One Cologne"
2018-07-04 17:12
#102
 | 
Norway jon_be_goode 
Same, those cheeky HLTV writers knew exactly what they were doing when they came up with that headline
2018-07-04 20:55
#69
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
mibr lul ez
2018-07-04 17:20
Expected Coldzera with 38 kills on the rekt team #FREECOLDZERA
2018-07-04 17:22
#78
 | 
Switzerland Alzameister 
38 kills on 2 maps, not 1
2018-07-04 18:15
38-38 over two maps. extremely average performance. slightly below average even. coldzera is not even top 20 player atm
2018-07-04 19:24
Coldzera, 38 kills on the losing team (9:16, 12:16) = not even top 20 Niko, 38 on the winning team (16:9, 16:12) = top 5 OMEGALUL
2018-07-05 16:25
illiterate? can't read rating? 1.16 > 1.02 expected from uneducated BR LUL
2018-07-05 20:08
Can't understand that the team lost. Expected from dumb Sweden
2018-07-05 22:04
exactly, win >>>>> lose, niko >>>>>> cold questions?
2018-07-05 22:04
There's no way "Fazebook" wasn't intentional.
2018-07-04 17:31
#73
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Other Phinks 
came here to say this hahah
2018-07-04 17:37
FazeBook i saw what you did there Kappa
2018-07-04 18:13
Fazebook
2018-07-04 18:16
streamie2k - 1 major faze - 1 choke at major #neverforget #RUNMIBR #faze0majors #streamie1majors #neverforget #thecryisfree
2018-07-04 18:34
Faze the facts mibr. You aint shittttt
2018-07-04 18:54
#97
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CIS sergioff 
CARRYgan
2018-07-04 19:04
#100
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Finland Smoonah 
new name, same shitty result haha MUBURRR
2018-07-04 19:37
Expected
2018-07-04 21:35
#108
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United States Freakmode 
It was a good run ex sk but your time is over
2018-07-04 23:24
-stew -boltz +lucas1 +hen1
2018-07-05 03:45
Why dont stewie learn to speak brazilian - insted of the others learning english. btw expected
2018-07-05 06:23
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