G2 shock FaZe in three-map clash

The French side completed the upset in their opening match at ESL One New York 2018 by beating FaZe 2-1.

The series kicked off on Inferno, where G2 got off to a great start by winning the first pistol round as terrorists on the back of a quad-kill from Kenny "kennyS" Schrub. They won the following anti-eco but couldn't convert the third round as Nikola "NiKo" Kovač brought down three with the Desert Eagle.

FaZe took advantage of this and tied things up and then took off to eventually reach a 6-2 lead before Richard "shox" Papillon managed a triple-kill on A in the ninth round. The French fought themselves all the way back in the map and eventually tied the match up 7-7, but it would still be Finn "karrigan" Andersen's men who came out on top in the first half as they won the last round before the switch.

G2 will be satisfied with their teamwork against FaZe

Now on the defense, G2 also won the second pistol round to tie up the map again as well as two anti-ecos to lead by a pair. Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans troops looked much more comfortable as the French cruised ahead to a 13-9 lead before Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer showed off his capabilities with a quad-kill 1v2 clutch round to put FaZe on double digits. The European mixture also won the next three to tie up the map once again.

With only pistols, G2 managed to fend off a B hit from FaZe in the 27th round, which prompted a last-second dash to the finish line as the French ended up winning Inferno 16-13.

olofmeister propelled his team to a win in the first pistol round as terrorists on their own map pick, Mirage, as the Swede took down three with the Glock. The veteran naded down two in the following anti-eco, which FaZe won as well as the third.

Now with guns, Ex6TenZ' men fired back and put themselves on the board with two straight rounds, but FaZe kept in control of things and pulled ahead, only conceding two more rounds to the French in the first half, which they won 11-4.

olofmeister played well to no avail against G2

The domination continued in the second half as NiKo and co. easily won the second pistol rounds as CTs. G2 did win the next round on the back of a double-kill with the SSG 08 by Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux, but the European stars eventually closed out Mirage 16-5 to tie up the series 1-1.

G2 got off to a perfect start on the deciding map, Cache, as the T-sided frenchmen won the pistol round, the following two anti-ecos and the first gun round from FaZe. Ex6TenZ' men made it to 5-0 before their opponents put themselves on the board, the French cruising ahead to lead 10-2. karrigan's men found their footing towards the end of the first half, as they won three in a row to end up at five before the switch.

G2 took the last pistol round of the match as CTs to put themselves in a comfortable position to close out the series with only four rounds to go. kennyS and co. won one more, but with their backs against the wall, FaZe won the next three to bring themselves to eight rounds. Finding even more ways to get into the bomb sites, the European mixture kept the game alive by taking even more rounds, eventually tying up the game 14-14.

In the end, though, the match was G2's to take, as the French side put the lid on it by winning the last two rounds to make it 16-14 on Cache and 2-1 in the series.

Matchpage
1
2
26th September 2018
France
13
Inferno
16
16
Mirage
5
14
Cache
16
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 73 - 50 +23 96.3 1.43
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 62 - 49 +13 78.2 1.21
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 63 - 48 +15 73.8 1.19
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 54 - 57 -3 82.5 1.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 30 - 51 -21 50.2 0.77
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 63 - 52 +11 88.8 1.25
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 56 - 55 +1 73.5 1.02
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 54 - 57 -3 68.7 0.96
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 42 - 63 -21 65.4 0.86
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 40 - 55 -15 60.4 0.84
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1543
KPR:
0.63
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:
1141
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:
1589
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
gg ez for kennyS, the 2nd best player to ever touch csgo
2018-09-27 00:10
s1mple best btw
2018-09-27 00:10
no
2018-09-27 00:11
Shox -15, 60.4 ADR, 0.84 rating Ex6tenz +1, 73.5 ADR, 1.02 rating Ex6tenz + KennyS, the dynamic duo G2 needs! Kappa
2018-09-27 03:53
They were all playing quite good. There were not bad players in G2 in this match.
2018-09-27 06:48
#25
Thorin | 
Finland KARJALA 
s1mple good but not best (JW best)
2018-09-27 00:11
msl best
2018-09-27 00:12
#80
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Argentina lucas_7_94 
dosia_1_major_s1mple_0_major
2018-09-27 00:22
#117
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
i thought navi did win 1 major or did i imagine it edit: nvm they won an esl cologne this year and esl ny '16
2018-09-27 02:57
#137
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France Minaax_ 
Happy 2 majors
2018-09-27 07:17
#140
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
Happy 2 majors Bot Niko 0 majors
2018-09-27 07:49
#29
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United States ShawnM 
Niko can't carry enough
2018-09-27 00:12
I think we all agree on this one
2018-09-27 00:13
#50
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Brazil VodK 
"I Aren't think that"
2018-09-27 00:15
s1mple idolize kenny lol
2018-09-27 05:54
+1
2018-09-27 06:42
#133
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
S I M P L E OMEGALUL smooya > Simple
2018-09-27 06:51
#135
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Romania Iosif 
So delusional
2018-09-27 07:09
#39
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Shox had an off day but Kenny making up for it big time
2018-09-27 00:13
#63
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Ever since this team got together, it seems shox and kennyS have never popped off together in a match, ones always kinda average while the other carries
2018-09-27 00:16
#77
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United States STERBENVII 
Yea...too bad NBK and apEX are getting picked up by Team Vitality. Honestly could’ve subbed those two players in and the team should’ve theoretically worked better, since those two players are more flexible but are also role players.
2018-09-27 00:20
#82
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
-bodyy -smithzz +nbk +apex would honestly completely fix this team, have apex go entry, nbk support, shox lurk and kennyS awp.... such a shame the french scene just "well im not playing with him again".
2018-09-27 00:24
#49
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Belgium Chuckyyy 
G2 will win ESL One NEw york for sure! they are too strong
2018-09-27 00:14
#78
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st 
Yeah new Jersey=New Skill totally
2018-09-27 00:21
after coldzera, #1 player in the world
2018-09-27 00:21
#4 /closed
2018-09-27 00:22
0/8
2018-09-27 00:26
Omg, you don't get tired of saying shit around? Looks like you didn't have any attention when you're a kid. You probably got smashed by MiBR in the past and now is so traumatized that can even think about anything else. Get over It.
2018-09-27 02:58
Lul
2018-09-27 06:43
lol, that is the truth though.
2018-09-27 06:47
i just like all the triggered brazilian LMAO
2018-09-27 15:55
nice one
2018-09-27 16:00
EZ 4 sEx6TenZ
2018-09-27 00:10
Ez for g2
2018-09-27 00:10
#5
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Faze ez disband
2018-09-27 00:10
Definitely -karrigan incoming
2018-09-27 00:13
#6
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Europe no_u 
sixth
2018-09-27 00:10
ez g2
2018-09-27 00:10
-karrigan or disband
2018-09-27 00:10
A few months earlier I would have said -karrigan +nbk
2018-09-27 00:13
#9
felps | 
Brazil Dim3 
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk super team kkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-09-27 00:10
Karrigan is trash, gogo baguettes! Have a depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2018-09-27 00:10
pls kick karrigan
2018-09-27 02:22
I will go to their game house right now and pack his stuff. Have a less depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2018-09-27 02:29
Let's put fire on his PC
2018-09-27 02:30
That's illegal I'm not trying to go to jail. You're more than welcome to complete the mission on your own. Have a depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2018-09-27 02:32
I have always a depression day dude. Ty for the motivation
2018-09-27 07:45
I'm sorry I can wish a less depressing day. Have a less depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2018-09-27 07:56
Who took control of your body? Bring the VeryDepressingGuy back!!
2018-09-27 09:49
hahaha i'm brazilian so, it's my type xD
2018-09-27 17:41
Flag kind of but doesn’t check out
2018-09-27 04:15
#11
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Norway Phancy11 
Karrigan lul pathetic
2018-09-27 00:10
#12
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Turkey headshotk1ng 
Nice one G2
2018-09-27 00:10
so ez for my boys
2018-09-27 00:10
Good guy Faze allows G2 to beat them after 14 win streak (or that is what head 2 head shows)
2018-09-27 00:11
They broke a streak of 1 year and a half of loses against Faze
2018-09-27 00:15
Yeah lel, and it is after Major where teams didn't even rest much. But they won so gg.
2018-09-27 00:16
#71
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Europe FaZe_SmithZz 
Today's win is absolutely meaningless. Still, SmithZz has 1 major and NiKo none. I'll sleep well knowing that.
2018-09-27 00:18
Yeah, but still, now Faze has to play losers match, shamefully.
2018-09-27 00:19
Yeah head to head didn't show the ecs s5 maps for some reason. G2 beat them on 1 map back in ecs s5 (with the line up they should have continued with during the s5 finals tbh) hltv.org/matches/2322231/g2-vs-faze-ecs-..
2018-09-27 00:20
shock faze
2018-09-27 00:11
#16
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Moldova v1sK1NG 
SmithZz wp Very good perfomance
2018-09-27 00:11
Niice
2018-09-27 00:11
IMAGINE MY SHOCK
2018-09-27 00:11
#107
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Indonesia segopecel 
My shox(?)
2018-09-27 01:35
yea i don't even know i tried to tie it up to the headline there
2018-09-27 01:42
#19
nitr0 | 
Turkey dreoff 
Ez for shox
2018-09-27 00:11
#20
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Belgium Chuckyyy 
Never get tired, don't cry pls
2018-09-27 00:11
so EZ
2018-09-27 00:13
you never get tired of looking stupid, do you? ;-)
2018-09-27 04:56
#21
shox | 
Liechtenstein HR99 
haters gonna hate ;///
2018-09-27 00:11
Goddigan massive 30 kills in 3 maps
2018-09-27 00:11
#24
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Chile StfanoLELE 
If karrigan isn't igling he NEEDS TO GO
2018-09-27 00:11
that comeback wasted
2018-09-27 00:12
overrated clan xD
2018-09-27 00:11
kennyS EZPZ <3
2018-09-27 00:11
#30
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North America 1aurora 
-rain +cromen
2018-09-27 00:12
-botrrigan + someone
2018-09-27 02:23
If Faze bombs out of ESL New york odds are, they will kick karrigan
2018-09-27 00:12
Even if they make it to playoffs
2018-09-27 00:15
Its finals or kicked for karrigan
2018-09-27 00:16
nice t-shirts
2018-09-27 00:12
gg nice to see the frenchmen still have a pulse
2018-09-27 00:12
#34
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Brazil ThunderDalon 
Faze wont lose to nrg anyway, and they prob wouldnt beat liquid in the winners match, so everything is normal until this moment
2018-09-27 00:12
Yeah and I don't think G2 can win again but I might be wrong
2018-09-27 00:16
#37
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Bulgaria Crazy_Gamer 
Why FaZe played so poor against G2 today?
2018-09-27 00:13
g2 too stronk
2018-09-27 00:13
#62
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United States CallMeTaco 
Niko is most likely igl. Niko said he taking up the igl role halfway into the major and so forth.
2018-09-27 00:16
FaZe ready for a roster change!
2018-09-27 00:13
#65
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Sweden KarlXII 
Imagine: -Karrigan +Gla1ve -Olofmeister +Magisk Would be insane, but will never happen xd
2018-09-27 00:17
-olof? Olof is a god lately wtf
2018-09-27 04:46
-olof? Olof is a god lately wtf
2018-09-27 04:46
#146
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Sweden KarlXII 
"god lately wtf" Notice the word you "just" typed: "lately".
2018-09-27 12:33
??? Reply needs to have actual content
2018-09-27 18:41
Ok, olof is god, I said it
2018-09-27 18:42
#157
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Sweden KarlXII 
You said "He is a god for the past 1-2 months" not "He is a god" like hes been playing good for 6+ months, lol.
2018-09-27 18:46
#40
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United Kingdom DreadN0ught 
MFW when ppl say -karrigan when he's IGL and it's not his job to frag
2018-09-27 00:13
#43
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Greece deST) 
In every single FaZe loss , title says '' (Insert any team's name here) shock FaZe''.Can any of the authors explain why the shock?They always get rekt and they shall rename their org into ChoKe Clan.Its not ''shocking'' any more for them to lose vs anyone these days tbh
2018-09-27 00:13
The title next time musy be faze choke on "insert any t2 t3 t4 t5 team"
2018-09-27 00:16
#66
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Greece deST) 
Yea something like that..
2018-09-27 00:17
it has only said "shock" when they're the favorite, idk why you're trying to make shit up to prove some point that doesn't exist you're lying to yourself if you think G2 were the favorites going into this and the fact that they came out of it victorious doesn't change the fact that they were the underdog
2018-09-27 00:17
#94
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Greece deST) 
Im just saying that in the last (at least) 5 of their losses , article says ''SHOCK'' ,like they are top 1 or they are forbidden to lose to a lower team or they are superteam.They are delusionals if they think that they are tho
2018-09-27 00:57
their last loss before this was against Astralis, didn't say that of course their loss before that was against Na'Vi, didn't say that of course you're literally making shit up lmaooo
2018-09-27 01:01
#98
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Greece deST) 
Go dig up the last threads when FaZe lost to lower teams which happened few times before that.You will read the word ''SHOCK'' .Anyway , im sorry and i understand you are upset , you will get over it in the end of the day
2018-09-27 01:03
not upset at all I'm laughing my ass off here =D my man literally making 0 valid points and writing fan fiction
2018-09-27 01:05
Tier2 tournament
2018-09-27 00:14
+1
2018-09-27 00:37
#47
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
how tbh
2018-09-27 00:14
Kick karrigan ffs
2018-09-27 00:14
#51
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337 
fucking trash clan lost 2 times to pistols without kevlar to lose both maps, what a morons, kys pls
2018-09-27 00:15
#52
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United States Trump2020KAG 
faze had such better stats but still lost..smh time for change faze
2018-09-27 00:15
Niko just played MONSTROUS in the 3rd map, but still fell short of winning :/
2018-09-27 00:15
So many quick headshots
2018-09-27 00:17
Ikr <3 always succeeding at entry fragging
2018-09-27 00:17
-Rain he is bad. guardian drops him p250 he gets none. when this gay couple will be done they kick karrigan and rain
2018-09-27 00:16
#60
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Denmark [OLD2]Larsen 
Relax guys, the result is not that surprising at all, FaZe just had a long tournament in London, and with little time to recover from that they had to jump on a plane to New York. Its understandably that they may feel a little burned out and low on energy. They are humans, people need to think about that, they are not mahcine. So lets see the next match, im sure FaZe will pick up the pace and show some more.
2018-09-27 00:16
They will probably still make it to the playoffs since I don't think they'll lose to NRG or to G2 a second time
2018-09-27 00:18
Liquid has same and ? G2 its tier2 team with trash players like ex6tenz and smithz
2018-09-27 00:18
#138
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Yeah and they just came back from a 1 month player break. This is only their 3rd tournament back and theyve been known to attend pretty much as many tournaments a lot on purpose. No way them being burned out is a legitimate excuse, it's the beginning of the season
2018-09-27 07:34
#70
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United States inflict 
shox was complete shit this series and still lost rofl
2018-09-27 00:18
#75
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Finland Smoonah 
-rain
2018-09-27 00:20
:D
2018-09-27 00:20
#83
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Spain JasonRacism 
Shox had an off series and they still won without him! That’s good signs for G2 fans! Shox doesn’t usually go negative
2018-09-27 00:25
#85
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Brazil candymau 
I feel bad for NiKo. Almost solo carring some maps and yet losing it. Must be frustrating :(
2018-09-27 00:27
#86
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
time to remove rain and karrigan + krimz + autimatic
2018-09-27 00:28
#87
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Lithuania KingOfPing 
Coz NaVi lost Faze wanna Gambit or Mousesports in semi and try be 2nd in group :D
2018-09-27 00:29
#88
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Australia PARAFAL 
-karrigan +styko or -karrigan +cold
2018-09-27 00:34
Incredible G2!!
2018-09-27 00:37
#91
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United States freakaroid 
Niko leaving the game before match actually finished in last round, must have been tilted af
2018-09-27 00:38
Rename to "G2 shox FaZe in 3 Map Clash"
2018-09-27 00:41
#147
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Czech Republic ZajiiCZ 
This made me laugh xD ... take this "+1"... You have earned it.
2018-09-27 13:37
#93
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Brazil stewArt1 
LETS FAKIN' GO BOIS FAZE N00BS
2018-09-27 00:55
what a shock that bot fazepalm lost.
2018-09-27 01:01
#97
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Brazil BlueLighting 
Someone, pls save Niko from this team.... I'm really sad for him...
2018-09-27 01:02
#100
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United States gtmaniacmda 
hey hey! ho ho! karrigan has got to go!
2018-09-27 01:13
choke clan OMEGALUL xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-09-27 01:14
#102
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Indonesia rizkypanca 
niko cry andry vs karrigan
2018-09-27 01:22
G2 has more time to rest
2018-09-27 01:25
#104
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Other Onizuka_go 
think Karrigan will show up in few days at HLTV
2018-09-27 01:31
she are shock!
2018-09-27 01:34
Finally, a win against faze clan. Tough win though :/
2018-09-27 01:35
is faze ass or is g2 getting better? :thinking:
2018-09-27 01:44
both
2018-09-27 02:26
Kenny on fire
2018-09-27 02:23
you wa shock
2018-09-27 03:26
#120
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United Kingdom warpspider4 
Karrigan needs to sort out their T sides as I feel they second guess everything which makes them more predictable when taking a bomb site. I feel they need to practice more on the t side or unfortunately change the IGL to someone who has good structured t sides as the rest of the team knows how to set up their ct sides from karrigans leadership.
2018-09-27 03:45
Why am i thinking that FaZe is ready to pay any amount of money for gla1ve
2018-09-27 03:50
#127
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Romania seVeNz 
YO LES NOOBS
2018-09-27 05:47
expected lol FaZe
2018-09-27 07:16
-karrigan +somebody
2018-09-27 08:24
-niko +scream ?
2018-09-27 09:13
0/8
2018-09-27 14:10
only a shock to retards that thought faze wasn't burnt out and fukt after putting their core player on captain xaxaxaxa
2018-09-27 09:56
NiKo 1v9
2018-09-27 14:10
If Karrigan doesnt lead he needs to leave. Nice to see G2 winning even if shox didnt show up. He still did some pretty important kills like midgame on Inferno. Let's see what happens vs Liquid
2018-09-27 14:17
#151
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
People crying about ex6tenz being bad Where are you niggas now??
2018-09-27 14:41
FAZE DOWN !
2018-09-27 18:58
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