FaZe dominate fnatic to advance to Cologne semi-finals

With a dominant showing on two out of three maps, FaZe beat fnatic 2-1 (Overpass 16-4, Mirage 11-16, Inferno 16-1) to advance to ESL One Cologne semi-finals, while the Swedes have to settle for a quarter-finals spot.

fnatic picked Overpass to start off the series, but they soon came to regret that decision as FaZe quickly racked up a massive lead as Counter-Terrorists following Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen's 1v2 clutch in the pistol round.

The Norwegian continued to hammer on fnatic, adding several multi-kills and another clutch to his name, while his compatriot Håvard "rain" Nygaard aggressed towards A and gave his team early openings.

The Swedish squad grabbed the last round of the half as a consolation prize and proceeded to add the second pistol round to their tally despite cromen's attempts in a 2v4 situation. However, it was only a matter of time before FaZe ended their pain, with Nikola "NiKo" Kovač securing map point at 15-3 with a triple while rain finished things off with a double at 16-4.

FaZe are through directly to the semi-finals

Mirage followed and this time it was fnatic who grabbed an early lead as CT despite losing the second-round forcebuy, as they replied right back and made it 5-1. FaZe started to find gaps in the A site over and over, soon equalizing the score at 6-6, but fnatic ran away with the remaining three on the back of a quad-kill from Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and two doubles from Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson.

Finn "karrigan" Andersen & co. secured the second pistol round as well as the first gunround on the offense, grabbing their first lead on the map at 10-9. However, fnatic replied with four in a row, with William "draken" Sundin clutching a 1v1 along the way, to get within touching distance of the third map.

rain saved a 1v3 attempt from KRIMZ at 10-14, but FaZe quickly found themselves up against the ropes when fnatic clinched map point and sent their opponents on low economy to grab map two at 16-11.

The third map saw a repeat of Overpass, with Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács and rain taking turns dominating their opponents on the Counter-Terrorist side. It all started with an ace from the Slovakian on banana, which led to a 9-0 scoreline in favor of the European squad.

fnatic then replied with one, but FaZe were immediately back on the horse as GuardiaN grabbed four multi-kills in the last five rounds to end the half 14-1. With the AWPer adding a triple in the second pistol round, it was all she wrote for fnatic, who couldn't win the second-round forcebuy.

Matchpage
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1
5th July 2018
16
Overpass
4
11
Mirage
16
16
Inferno
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 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 63 - 34 +29 110.5 1.65
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 66 - 36 +30 97.7 1.50
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsencromen 55 - 38 +17 95.0 1.37
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 46 - 32 +14 61.5 1.12
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 30 - 42 -12 62.1 0.86
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 48 - 56 -8 84.6 0.96
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 35 - 49 -14 73.8 0.87
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 37 - 47 -10 59.9 0.78
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 33 - 52 -19 58.0 0.71
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 29 - 56 -27 64.5 0.67
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
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
961
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
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
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
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
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
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
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
eZaF for the best team ever
2018-07-05 22:12
Nt faze is overrated
2018-07-05 22:13
Cry is free
2018-07-05 22:14
+78
2018-07-05 22:14
#62
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Canada _Dark__ 
Cry is cheap
2018-07-05 22:56
SK/mibr lineup never won vs faze
2018-07-05 22:14
Let's see against Astralis :)
2018-07-05 22:16
3-0
2018-07-05 22:16
Nt
2018-07-05 22:19
At least faze made it to the playoffs, unlike liquid
2018-07-05 22:34
+29
2018-07-06 07:28
#82
NiKo | 
India gauti2000 
+68
2018-07-06 07:31
4-0
2018-07-05 22:23
what
2018-07-05 22:24
Astralis Will rape FaZe eventho i like FaZe astralis is just better
2018-07-05 22:35
3-0 for Faze
2018-07-05 22:35
We'll See in The finals of this event
2018-07-05 23:07
#90
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Ukraine XFESTER 
I hope Navi will win 3-0
2018-07-06 13:28
Nt sk raped faze
2018-07-05 22:58
#74
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Europe BreezyEU 
Lost to Big.
2018-07-06 00:42
Hahahaha "team"
2018-07-05 22:15
RESPECT MY AUTORITAHHH
2018-07-05 22:16
#35
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Spain JustNo 
cry is free
2018-07-05 22:16
ez for cromen
2018-07-05 22:12
#49
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Europe sabot3ur_ 
ez
2018-07-05 22:31
#3
Boo | 
France mbl4 
16-1 rofl
2018-07-05 22:12
#6
NEO | 
Yugoslavia sotomonte 
Ez for GuardiaN
2018-07-05 22:13
#7
 | 
Czech Republic NR.Kobra 
Good rekt :)
2018-07-05 22:13
#9
 | 
Poland Kazahi 
ez
2018-07-05 22:13
TAKE CROMEN PERMANENTLY
2018-07-05 22:13
#12
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Czech Republic Rewask 
>2-1 >dominate pick one
2018-07-05 22:13
Well 16-4 and 16-1
2018-07-05 22:14
#26
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Czech Republic Rewask 
Still, fnatic managed to get a map, so not such domination for me
2018-07-05 22:15
#41
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Finland Taynz 
Did faze dominate when they win 3-0 astralis on finals?
2018-07-05 22:22
#43
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Czech Republic Rewask 
Well kind of, even tho you can't really compare this with an event final top1 vs top2 with 2OTs
2018-07-05 22:23
Its ok bro, life is too short to argue over this
2018-07-05 22:35
Good advice even though I’m a victim of this
2018-07-05 22:39
Dw ur the POGCHAMP
2018-07-05 22:57
#91
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World Beard43 
So all of a sudden round count matters? Meaning FaZe did dominate here.
2018-07-06 18:02
#67
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United Kingdom how_much 
That was a throw. Complete fix
2018-07-05 23:00
#23
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Hungary subzera 
2 of the maps had 14-1 half. that is dominate.
2018-07-05 22:14
#29
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Czech Republic Rewask 
#26
2018-07-05 22:15
#36
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Hungary subzera 
yes but they were still destroyed on the 2 maps
2018-07-05 22:17
#38
 | 
Czech Republic Rewask 
Well beating FaZe on Mirage is an achievement on its own, especially for fnatic in current state
2018-07-05 22:18
#45
 | 
Norway zaiiK 
FAZE is actually loosing alot in mirage, im not watching soo often. but alot of the times ive seen them on mirage, they loose xD
2018-07-05 22:26
we are the bestestest
2018-07-05 22:13
#14
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Hungary subzera 
almost 2 16-0s, was not pretty, gotta step it up
2018-07-05 22:14
Ez for Astralis
2018-07-05 22:14
#17
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
guardianzera god
2018-07-05 22:14
Does anybody actually still like fnatic?
2018-07-05 22:14
Except for Xizt and draken yes.
2018-07-05 22:16
I still like Krimz and I feel really bad for him.
2018-07-06 00:48
#20
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
sad for flusha :(
2018-07-05 22:14
#79
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
nice for Cromen <3
2018-07-06 02:21
#99
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
yes! cromen is very good !
2018-07-07 20:25
16-1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2018-07-05 22:14
Boy, GuardiaN has 30-8 (+22) with 2.44 rating with only 17 rounds. LOL. Godian is killing it.
2018-07-05 22:15
01 rounds XD
2018-07-05 22:15
Should've wrote "Norwegians shines as Faze crush Fnatic"
2018-07-05 22:15
#77
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Peru Xithus 
GuardiaN is Slovakian and he was the main force on Inferno...
2018-07-06 01:54
#37
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
This lineup just needs some more time like the previous lineup
2018-07-05 22:17
#39
 | 
Denmark danishwarrior 
we will always have mirage!
2018-07-05 22:18
EZ
2018-07-05 22:28
#47
 | 
Europe b7ack0ut 
gg EZ
2018-07-05 22:29
#48
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
ahahahah ez
2018-07-05 22:31
#51
 | 
Europe lalt 
Since when losing a map is considered as domination?
2018-07-05 22:34
#56
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United States EmperorTrump 
since when 16-1 and 14-1 is not a domination
2018-07-05 22:38
#58
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Europe lalt 
It'd have been dominant if it was 2-0.
2018-07-05 22:40
Where is it written what dominating should be. 2 maps ezpz wins without any argument and one close lose. Isnt it dominating to you?
2018-07-05 22:47
#86
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Europe lalt 
No.
2018-07-06 08:22
#60
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Portugal Isaacovsky 
A little dissapointed there was no 16-0 after all that big build up. But in reality Fnatic had very little chance to beat Faze, so result expected.
2018-07-05 22:55
navi vs big g2 vs fnatic cant wait!!
2018-07-05 22:56
#65
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Europe juanoo 
Ns b8
2018-07-05 22:58
omg nice fix esl, worst "seeding" ever.
2018-07-05 22:59
#69
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
cant believe this roster will go to major, gj fnatic say goodbye to legend status
2018-07-05 23:32
O_O
2018-07-05 23:32
#71
device | 
Sweden plikz 
krimz needs a better team he is always playing so good
2018-07-05 23:34
I would like to see him in NIP but its very unlikely to happen.
2018-07-06 00:49
Karrigan getting bald
2018-07-05 23:45
I gotta say, even though FaZe could probably buy out somebody better, cromen is not a bad addition to this team at all.
2018-07-06 00:20
#78
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
Cromen <3
2018-07-06 02:15
ez stat boost for faze
2018-07-06 03:30
#83
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United States nini09 
Top players in the world 3. S1mple 2. Niko Honorable mention: Coldzera 1.Cromen
2018-07-06 07:36
"FAZE DOMINATE FNATIC TO ADVANCE TO COLOGNE SEMI-FINALS" They lost a map? How retarded are the writers on this site? First you give MVP awards out to literally losers now you write this shit, srs this site went down the shitter.
2018-07-06 07:42
#85
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Europe erhansol 
they are right though...
2018-07-06 08:21
#92
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World Beard43 
Yeah 43-21 rounds is definitely domination. Rekon it's more or less of a domination than FaZe against Astralis 3-0?
2018-07-06 18:06
#93
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Europe erhansol 
we all know first and third round was domination and faze threw second round. so stop trying dude.
2018-07-06 18:20
#94
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World Beard43 
Are you retard or?
2018-07-06 18:29
#95
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Europe erhansol 
pfff fanboys.... go die somewhere
2018-07-06 18:46
#96
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World Beard43 
Why so aggressive? I think you need help mate. I was agreeing with you in the beginning and then you attack me because you're seemingly a bit confused/deranged, then you attack me again for asking a genuine question. Thank you for the answer though :-)
2018-07-06 18:53
EZ FAZE
2018-07-06 09:28
#89
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Spain Nscop 
RainGOD
2018-07-06 10:18
#97
shox | 
Canada dB- 
BOT xizt
2018-07-06 20:42
its depressing to hear Niko's biggest motivation is the $1,000,000 prize for winning 4/10 tournaments
2018-07-06 21:36
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