FaZe survive Heroic scare; mouz cruise past Gambit at DHM Stockholm
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.
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.
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.
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.
|mousesports||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|25 - 10||+15||90.4||1.64|
|19 - 14||+5||82.6||1.37|
|15 - 13||+2||73.9||1.13|
|14 - 13||+1||84.5||1.13|
|16 - 15||+1||80.1||1.12|