FaZe survive Heroic scare; mouz cruise past Gambit at DHM Stockholm

FaZe closed out the first game of the tournament after a comeback and overtime against Heroic (19-16 Mirage), while mousesports secured their first victory convincingly over Gambit (16-7 Nuke).

FaZe started off on the right foot, winning the T-side pistol round on Mirage, but they weren't able to build on that as Heroic instantly replied with a force buy. The Danish-Swedish side got fired up after that, tying together six rounds, with Patrick "es3tag" Hansen reaching a 13K-1D scoreline along the way.

Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács's quad kill on the A site broke Heroic's streak, allowing FaZe to bring it back to 6-3, from where the game became a frenetic, back-and-forth affair (9-6). Heroic extended their lead in the second half by exploding on the B site, clearing up the anti-ecos to reach 12-6.

GuardiaN went huge to cancel out es3tag's impeccable performance

In the first rifle round of the second half Håvard "rain" Nygaard wasn't able to get a kill on the A execute, falling quickly and allowing the opposing team to overrun the bombsite, making it 14-6 shortly. Then, triple kill rounds from rain , Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and GuardiaN brought the game back for FaZe. Heroic were on map point, but couldn't break through FaZe's full-bought defenses, and overtime ensued.

The favorites showed their class in the added rounds, FaZe took the lead on the CT side and broke their opponents as GuardiaN and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer clutched a 2v4 as Terrorists, winning the game 19-16 in the end.

Matchpage
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16
29th August 2018
19
Mirage
16
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 31 - 24 +7 74.3 1.19
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 26 - 24 +2 83.4 1.14
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 25 - 27 -2 72.9 1.01
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 22 - 26 -4 75.7 0.93
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 12 - 24 -12 54.3 0.73
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 34 - 24 +10 107.5 1.46
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' LarsenAcilioN 22 - 21 +1 76.9 1.16
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz 29 - 20 +9 71.5 1.11
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 21 - 25 -4 69.1 0.94
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 19 - 26 -7 57.3 0.74

The first match of group D saw mousesports have a furious start, taking the pistol round easily and rolling on to a 7-0 lead on the CT side of Nuke. Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's double entry with the AWP was canceled out in the next round, giving Gambit their first. mousesports instantly replied with a confident round win, leaving the CIS side in a rough economic situation, but Gambit managed to salvage the half and sneak in a couple of rounds before the switch, 11-4.

ropz was a force to be reckoned with on Nuke

Trying to advance their lead swiftly, mousesports rushed into the A site on their T-pistol, but the approach was stopped swiftly, seeing Gambit reach seven rounds. Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný and Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski opened up the first rifle round, which mousesports won, and got back into the groove quickly. Robin "ropz" Kool had a couple of good rounds on the T-side, continuing his great play from the first half, which allowed his side to finish the game quickly, 16-7.

Matchpage
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7
29th August 2018
16
Nuke
7
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 25 - 10 +15 90.4 1.64
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 19 - 14 +5 82.6 1.37
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 15 - 13 +2 73.9 1.13
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 14 - 13 +1 84.5 1.13
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 16 - 15 +1 80.1 1.12
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 10 - 16 -6 61.0 0.95
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 14 - 18 -4 68.0 0.88
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 13 - 18 -5 81.3 0.84
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 17 - 17 0 60.9 0.80
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 11 - 20 -9 56.7 0.53
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
966
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
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
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
650
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1466
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
MOUZZ EZZ
2018-08-29 16:20
EZ FOR THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD!
2018-08-29 16:21
gg
2018-08-29 16:21
#5
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Finland autism@exe 
MOUZ GODZ
2018-08-29 16:21
GG FaZe wp
2018-08-29 16:21
#8
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Sweden Trkmag 
Wtf was heroic doing
2018-08-29 16:21
#9
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Russia GramDEL 
Ok, FaZe are still good.
2018-08-29 16:21
Tough for faze
2018-08-29 16:21
#12
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Indonesia Exodd 
Faze not looking good to be a contender
2018-08-29 16:21
#12
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Indonesia Exodd 
Faze not looking good to be a contender
2018-08-29 16:21
slow start and bad map.
2018-08-29 16:25
#46
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United States RyxxyR 
You don’t need to give excuses for them just being trash. They have choked so many times it’s ridiculous.
2018-08-29 17:08
Fan of teams Cloud9 Astralis nt
2018-08-29 17:14
just like asstralis before lul :D
2018-08-29 17:26
bad map? Faze top2/3 on this map
2018-08-29 17:47
HLTV expert with the predictions after one bo1 lmao
2018-08-29 16:33
#14
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Poland Crai9Xen 
Heroic more like throwic
2018-08-29 16:22
1 week era LOL
2018-08-29 16:22
#57
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Latvia Frip! 
Mouz no era, lol
2018-08-29 17:43
who gives a shit about mouz
2018-08-29 18:49
lucky
2018-08-29 16:22
Great comeback from Faze!
2018-08-29 16:22
And I was laughing about navi jeez
2018-08-29 16:23
we can laugh on navi, because every1 thinks s1mple will carry everygame. they call s1mple goat therefore if they loose we can laugh ez
2018-08-29 16:25
I mean, ye faze won but I was expexting much more now that they came after the player break and bootcamp. There is no way faze can pull a win against astralis to win thia tournament ans the Grand Slam
2018-08-29 16:32
+1
2018-08-29 16:38
they said the same on sydney. will see.
2018-08-29 16:58
#31
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Paraguay HighAlching 
heroic >>>> ghost and at least faze won
2018-08-29 16:29
fck bot AcilioN
2018-08-29 16:23
fribeeeerg
2018-08-29 16:24
#23
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Poland KasPro 
Ez for god Snax
2018-08-29 16:24
I thought faze lost already.....
2018-08-29 16:24
olofm may have gotten negative KD but he was so important on CT side.
2018-08-29 16:24
Yeah true , he had a lot of impact to complete the comeback.
2018-08-29 16:31
yes, high impact kills
2018-08-29 16:35
FaZeUP
2018-08-29 16:24
expected
2018-08-29 16:25
Danish choke kek.
2018-08-29 16:27
#41
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Nepal Avhy 
Good news.
2018-08-29 16:55
wp heroic tbh
2018-08-29 17:53
#62
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Brazil inv1se 
lmfao karrigan
2018-08-29 17:57
Heroic are no pushovers. It was always possible a top three team could be at risk against them in the early stages. What should be more concerning for Faze is the way some of those rounds played out. Lots still to work on, which is surprising given the lineup is now secure again.
2018-08-29 18:57
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