FaZe defeat ENCE in EPICENTER opener

FaZe are through to the Group A winners' match at EPICENTER 2018 after defeating ENCE 2-1 (16-8 on Train, 13-16 on Inferno and 16-8 on Mirage).

The EPICENTER opener began on ENCE's map pick, Train, with FaZe retaking the B bombsite to win their CT pistol. The Finnish side forced in the next round, but they could not find more than one frag, with the European mixture eventually increasing their lead to 4-0.

ENCE nearly got on the board on a shoddy buy in the next round, but Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács turned a 2v5 situation around. After losing one more round, Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen called a tactical pause, with ENCE winning back-to-back rounds once they got their economy back on track. Nevertheless, FaZe kept shutting down their opponents convincingly to pick up a dominant 13-2 half-time lead.

In the second pistol, Håvard "rain" Nygaard denied Aleksi "allu" Jalli from clutching a 1v2 situation, but ENCE still found a lifeline as they responded with three successful rounds, 5-14. However, that was not enough to stop FaZe, who hit map-point with nothing but pistols, and then remained calm and collected to close out Train four rounds later, 16-8.

FaZe will take on the winner of the match between Na`Vi and HellRaisers

FaZe's map pick, Inferno, kicked off with Finn "karrigan" Andersen's men winning their third pistol of the series and the subsequent anti-eco to take control of proceedings. ENCE responded well, however, stringing four rounds together without much effort. FaZe then restored parity at 4-4, especially thanks to rain and GuardiaN stepping up to the plate.

ENCE won their fifth round with a triple and a double-kill from allu and Jere "sergej" Salo, respectively, but FaZe regained control of proceedings and closed out the half with a 9-6 lead.

FaZe further added to their lead in the second half by picking up their fourth pistol and an anti-eco. ENCE did not back down and responded with a massive and vigorous run to turn the score around, 14-11. FaZe still responded with two more rounds, but it was too little, too late, as ENCE eventually secured the win to take the series to a third map.

Aerial led the way for his team on Inferno

On the decider, Mirage, FaZe won the first pistol once again, and followed that up with an anti-eco and the first gun-round. The European mixture remained in the lead, constantly denying ENCE's executes with a very tight defence. The Finnish team looked set to get on the board in the seventh round, but FaZe clutched a 3v5 situation to crush their opponents' hopes.

ENCE then finally got on the board thanks to a 1v2 post-plant clutch from sergej in the tenth round, but they were unable to prevent FaZe from bagging a crushing 13-2 half-time score, with their second round being on the back of a triple-kill from the 16-year-old.

In the second half, FaZe quickly hit match-point after securing yet another pistol round, their sixth of the series. ENCE still tried to mount a comeback, but it was in vain as olofmeister and co. eventually sealed the deal at 16-8.

Matchpage
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23rd October 2018
16
Train
8
13
Inferno
16
16
Mirage
8
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 60 - 40 +20 80.8 1.27
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 54 - 48 +6 78.6 1.21
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 56 - 42 +14 71.5 1.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 52 - 49 +3 71.5 1.02
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 45 - 50 -5 67.9 0.95
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 53 - 54 -1 76.9 1.05
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 53 - 55 -2 78.1 1.02
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 51 - 48 +3 64.2 0.97
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 39 - 57 -18 70.1 0.86
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 33 - 54 -21 47.6 0.68
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 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
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
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
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
588
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
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
eZaF, nt ENCE !!!! Faze > ENCE > m16r GG WP
2018-10-23 15:33
Ence getting better and better soon top 1
2018-10-23 15:34
#8
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
lol
2018-10-23 15:34
HAHAHA NICE JOKE EVER
2018-10-23 15:54
Congratulations you got the meme
2018-10-23 15:54
ENCE is the good but they will never win against astralis, navi, liquid
2018-10-23 22:52
+1 m16r so bad
2018-10-23 15:35
m1Bestteaminthewoldbrazil*
2018-10-23 16:16
#102
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Czech Republic realProkda 
wtf are you want
2018-10-23 16:33
go sleep you are drunk
2018-10-23 16:34
#154
 | 
Czech Republic realProkda 
no u
2018-10-23 20:21
no u
2018-10-23 20:56
M16R*
2018-10-23 16:34
m#1br
2018-10-23 16:35
m16-0r(ekt)
2018-10-23 16:43
mibr best team in the world
2018-10-23 16:46
India best scene in the word btw
2018-10-23 16:49
#14
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India Narendra_modi 
+1
2018-10-23 15:35
+1
2018-10-23 15:36
Ence will go to the finals, ez4ence
2018-10-23 16:09
#89
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Singapore Wadufuk 
We nearly had the same name :(
2018-10-23 16:27
This is so sed :( ;(
2018-10-23 16:30
Wadahell
2018-10-23 16:38
Why u bully me :(
2018-10-23 16:55
hard4ence
2018-10-23 16:13
so how many “mibr is overrated”s are there in hltv xd
2018-10-23 16:33
He just gets his accounts banned
2018-10-23 16:42
nice joke
2018-10-23 18:38
#2
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Europe V3N0M42 
Luck
2018-10-23 15:33
#3
EspiranTo | 
Lithuania SiK_ 
obviously
2018-10-23 15:33
#4
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
EZ4ENCE still
2018-10-23 15:33
#81
 | 
Sweden ConaN007 
HARD4ENCE
2018-10-23 16:17
#6
natu | 
Finland sadmen 
bich
2018-10-23 15:34
#7
s1mple | 
CIS avens1s 
expected
2018-10-23 15:34
expected
2018-10-23 15:46
Faze struggling against ENCE after winning all the pistols lmao . MiBr >>>> Faze
2018-10-23 15:34
#23
 | 
Singapore Wadufuk 
Flag checkout
2018-10-23 15:36
#46
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Brazil vass28 
already classified and online LUL
2018-10-23 15:51
#50
 | 
Brazil vass28 
3rd place at major how about faze?
2018-10-23 15:54
3 tournament wins and 2nd place in major how about m16r?
2018-10-23 15:55
#54
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Brazil vass28 
2dn place in major LOL stop lying we are talking about last major, not 10 months ago
2018-10-23 15:56
i was talking about the major 10 months ago m16r only got 4th because they got lucky and played coL in playoffs, the then got rekt by Navi LMAO
2018-10-23 15:57
#58
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Myanmar xdcc 
pretty sure they got complexity because complexity was 3-0 and mibr was low seed
2018-10-23 15:59
yes, exactly coL was a fluke run
2018-10-23 16:00
#59
 | 
Brazil vass28 
col > faze
2018-10-23 15:58
Faze 3 tournaments in 2018 coL ??????????? m16r ???????????
2018-10-23 16:00
#92
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United States Artifactz 
FaZe 3?????? MiBR 1
2018-10-23 16:28
m16r 0
2018-10-23 17:54
#74
 | 
United States Artifactz 
And FaZe>MIBR Plus FaZe has more trophy’s than MIBR in 2018
2018-10-23 16:12
#76
 | 
Lithuania TraX_LTU 
little cunt m16r fan just cant face it that m16r is overrated
2018-10-23 16:13
nobody will accept iur lies, mibr is the best team in the world and all teams above them in hltv rank are overrated #m1br
2018-10-23 16:26
#95
 | 
Singapore Wadufuk 
Where is mibr in tier 1 tourament?? They can only win tier 3 touraments??
2018-10-23 16:30
#116
 | 
Lithuania TraX_LTU 
well flag checks out you brainwashed 10 yr old idiot
2018-10-23 16:53
cry is free
2018-10-23 16:58
#120
 | 
Lithuania TraX_LTU 
so is ur moms pussy
2018-10-23 16:59
triggered kkkkkkkkkk Cry is free
2018-10-23 17:12
#127
 | 
Lithuania TraX_LTU 
wtf do u mean "kkkk" you racist ass bitch
2018-10-23 17:25
laughs in the country who has the best csgo scene
2018-10-23 17:34
#137
 | 
Lithuania TraX_LTU 
atleast im not trying to prove it like u do with ur m16r dick sucking
2018-10-23 17:39
cry is free kkkkkkkkkkkk xDxD
2018-10-23 17:45
BRA71L IN 2018 LMAO
2018-10-23 17:54
FaZe 0 majors though LOL MIBR 2
2018-10-23 20:01
Faze 0 major mibr 0 majors Faze never lost to mibr Faze > mibr /closed /cry
2018-10-23 20:01
#72
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United States Artifactz 
Beating Complexity at major doesn’t count as 3rd place spot
2018-10-23 16:11
why?
2018-10-23 16:27
#91
 | 
United States Artifactz 
Cause it was complexity FaZe, Astralis, NaVi could’ve beat them
2018-10-23 16:28
so?
2018-10-23 16:36
#125
 | 
Brazil vass28 
wtf are you talking delusional hater they finished at 3rd place and who the fuck are you to say otherwise
2018-10-23 17:19
#129
 | 
United States Artifactz 
Listen we all know FaZe>MIBR and MIBR 3rd place run at Major was just lucky
2018-10-23 17:28
#132
 | 
Brazil vass28 
FaZe is pretty bad atm and you know that The only teams really better than mibr are astralis(by far), navi and maybe liquid
2018-10-23 17:30
#135
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United States Artifactz 
So are MIBR, like MIBR is the Brazilian FaZe basically
2018-10-23 17:35
+2
2018-10-23 17:55
#150
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United States Artifactz 
<3
2018-10-23 18:47
Mibr demolished 0-2 against Renegades yesterday, that if any is embarrasing!
2018-10-23 16:33
#126
 | 
Brazil vass28 
already classified and online
2018-10-23 17:20
classified?
2018-10-23 17:27
#130
 | 
Brazil vass28 
they have 2 more games against rogue and col, they need to win one(2 maps of 4)
2018-10-23 17:28
I think you didn't get it, so I'll spell it out for you. I think you meant "Qualified" not classified ...
2018-10-23 17:30
#138
 | 
Brazil vass28 
same thing dude
2018-10-23 17:43
Nope :)
2018-10-23 17:45
#141
 | 
Brazil vass28 
ok im so sorry But I think you understood very well.
2018-10-23 17:45
You are forgiven! I understood, but it's not a fair excuse :)
2018-10-23 18:28
#157
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Australia CaZeR01 
Oh lmao i was trying to figure out wtf he was talking about xD
2018-10-23 22:41
Please tell him as well ^^
2018-10-23 23:03
#10
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Europe b7ack0ut 
gg ez
2018-10-23 15:34
#11
zehN | 
Finland ludiMacak 
VITTU
2018-10-23 15:34
allu's nutsack
2018-10-23 15:40
#15
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Poland KasPro 
what are u gay
2018-10-23 15:35
Ence played poorly during Train. Could've done more.
2018-10-23 15:35
#26
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Bangladesh thug_doctor 
Nice London
2018-10-23 15:40
It's proper dimwit.
2018-10-23 15:42
#64
 | 
India Noobdian 
Botladesh (chill jk)
2018-10-23 16:02
#65
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Bangladesh thug_doctor 
Better be a bot than cheater(chill jk)
2018-10-23 16:03
#93
 | 
India Noobdian 
1 cheater OMEGALUL by your logic all of France is cheating cuz Of KQLY
2018-10-23 16:28
#99
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Myanmar xdcc 
KQLY wasn't caught on LAN (and even KQLY jumps that he's famous for aren't nowhere near suspicious as forsaken's shit). forsaken cheated twice on LAN. his team had to know, too.
2018-10-23 16:34
#123
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India Noobdian 
Yeah ik KQLY tested his hack on a dm and got VACed I agree that forsaken teammates must have known. Its under investigation so we’ll see
2018-10-23 17:15
Lack of experience I'd say
2018-10-23 16:23
-xseveN +forsaken
2018-10-23 15:36
-1 no respect to such a player. Indian cs disapointed me i thought optic India can win events but they got my hate to them because this kiddo was so cocky that we will get away without getting banned. NT Fornoobaken
2018-10-23 15:39
+1 forsaken rly bad person
2018-10-23 15:40
i hope your country gets a scene better than indian scene xD No hate to indians just i wish good luck to your country/island.
2018-10-23 15:42
Nt ENCE fans
2018-10-23 15:36
#69
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Finland santedek 
nt bot styko fan
2018-10-23 16:05
#83
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Nt prokda
2018-10-23 16:18
nt prokda
2018-10-23 16:36
ez for Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
2018-10-23 15:36
#21
kNgV- | 
Brazil codezera 
unexpected upset
2018-10-23 15:36
PogChamp
2018-10-23 15:41
Always easy vs ence
2018-10-23 15:36
Expected
2018-10-23 15:37
good game
2018-10-23 15:40
This ence squad is pretty decent. They just need more firepower, xseven is not enough if they want to progress further. The sad part is there noone from fin that worth enough to drop xseven. That why i pray mousesport will become bad, so sunny could come to ence. So together they could make fin great.
2018-10-23 15:42
#39
Xyp9x | 
Denmark nkkr 
How about this ottoNd guy? Seems to have alot of firepower
2018-10-23 15:46
#45
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Finland DespeQ 
I guess he's joining after allu will step down.
2018-10-23 15:54
Allu is stepping down?
2018-10-23 16:00
#70
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Finland DespeQ 
That time will come sooner or later, i think later.
2018-10-23 16:06
He was an awper, will be role clash between him and allu. Except if they want to do thing like old immortal line up
2018-10-23 15:55
-xseven +who?
2018-10-23 15:42
Sunny
2018-10-23 15:45
Yeah i thought about that but i dont think that he Will leave mousesports
2018-10-23 20:33
Rain about to get back in world class form
2018-10-23 15:43
#94
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Myanmar xdcc 
rain = liquid, world class form = solid.
2018-10-23 16:29
This! Hence it will never happen :o Only way is to change his nick.
2018-10-23 16:35
#106
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Myanmar xdcc 
or add cold to the roster sunny would make him disappear
2018-10-23 16:35
But cold would make rain solid! Sunny would only make cold+rain hail! Which still would beat Sunny. Trust me, I’m from Sweden and know my shit about cold rain and hail.
2018-10-23 16:38
Not really, he would become gas
2018-10-23 17:00
#124
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Myanmar xdcc 
which means it goes up and disappear. who knows where it reappear? in norwegian tempo storm? axaxaxa
2018-10-23 17:16
:D:D:D
2018-10-23 17:28
You're right, and that gas goes to atmosphere, then somewhere in this world gets colder and bcomes liquid again but in low pieces. It means rain will rest in piece(s).
2018-10-23 18:13
#146
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Myanmar xdcc 
technically forsaken could then drink that water making rain forsaken
2018-10-23 18:16
+326621689×0-(-1)
2018-10-23 18:29
EZ4ENCE
2018-10-23 15:45
4. FaZe picked Inferno 13:16 (9:6; 4:10) Fucking shame.
2018-10-23 15:45
#79
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Sweden Nooneknows 
How much?
2018-10-23 16:15
you mean how much did i loosed?
2018-10-23 17:38
#160
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Sweden Nooneknows 
H O W M U C H O W M U C H
2018-10-24 16:54
karrigan's rating >1 POG CHAMP
2018-10-23 15:47
#42
rain | 
Sweden dewzh 
They have played the map like 5 times past 2 weeks so it was an easy read for Ence, GuardiaN also said they wanna "practice" it more
2018-10-23 15:47
#43
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Russia foggy54 
Expected. Fairytale gone bad for Ence.
2018-10-23 15:49
Unexpected
2018-10-23 15:50
#47
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
still ez4ence
2018-10-23 15:52
faze always lucky
2018-10-23 15:57
EZ4ENCE
2018-10-23 15:58
#61
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Turkey darknight53 
Does anyone know who is the igl in the Faze ?
2018-10-23 16:00
#66
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Romania Iosif 
NiKo is
2018-10-23 16:04
It's NiKo
2018-10-23 16:18
nt ence
2018-10-23 16:05
nt ence
2018-10-23 16:05
ence throwing
2018-10-23 16:11
#75
Finland TBHB 
Not too good, but better than mibr. Good to see some some progress from boys in ENCE.
2018-10-23 16:13
Nt ence
2018-10-23 16:16
Thank god
2018-10-23 16:23
They will come back stronger! #FreeForsaken #FreeIBP
2018-10-23 16:26
#90
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Myanmar xdcc 
-allu +MSL
2018-10-23 16:27
You can't kick the man. That's like removing Forsaken.
2018-10-23 16:31
#98
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Myanmar xdcc 
but how will they come back stronger without Mathias Lauridsen?
2018-10-23 16:31
#118
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Malaysia byaIi 
underdog won gg
2018-10-23 16:57
#151
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Europe xvideos69 
so easy 4 my boyfriend niko <3
2018-10-23 19:11
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