FaZe beat Na`Vi in Copenhagen

In spite of losing both pistol rounds on Overpass, FaZe took down Natus Vincere at BLAST Pro Series to get their first win after splitting their opening game against NiP.

Natus Vincere came out on top in the first pistol round, but Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's men quickly answered back by buying up in the second round as Terrorists. FaZe's new in-game leader looked especially keen, as his team won seven rounds in a row with the 21-year old managing 11 kills along the way.

Natus Vincere then found their footing on the defence, as Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev lead the way for his side to take five round wins before the switch, the first half ending 9-6 in the favour of FaZe

Reaching 26 kills, NiKo was a force to be reckoned with against Na`Vi

The CIS team kept their newly found composure to win the second pistol round as Terrorists, but, like in the first half, FaZe would break the second round to lead 10-7 and have a clean shot at a run towards the map win.

Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer and co. seized that chance, eventually winning five in a row to reach map point and closing the map out two rounds later with a 16-8 scoreline.

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 26 - 14 +12 105.8 1.65
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 18 - 16 +2 85.7 1.15
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 16 - 15 +1 66.5 1.00
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 13 - 15 -2 60.5 0.96
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 13 - 15 -2 67.1 0.92
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 20 - 15 +5 94.0 1.30
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 20 - 17 +3 92.3 1.24
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 15 - 19 -4 58.1 0.78
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 9 - 17 -8 54.1 0.72
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 11 - 18 -7 63.0 0.71

With FaZe taking down Natus Vincere in the second round of Blast Pro Series Copenhagen, the standings in the group stage look as follows:

Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1343
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1148
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1069
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
#1
kaas | 
Netherlands ImKuru 
incredible performance from FaZe, they're back!!
2018-11-02 21:32
#3
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Denmark loof 
True, classic Na'Vi choke
2018-11-02 21:32
ez, fuck me i didnt watch it
2018-11-02 21:33
#9
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
they win both pistols LOL🥳
2018-11-02 21:33
pretty much . won both pistols but immediately lost to force-buy xaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-11-02 21:38
#11
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
How is it a choke? They were never ahead. Expected from toxicmark.
2018-11-02 21:34
#44
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India baba_dhanraj 
winning both pistols and losing 16-8 is quite bad
2018-11-02 22:54
#45
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
yeah that's shitvi for you
2018-11-02 22:56
#46
2018-11-02 23:22
winning both pistols doesn't mean shit now in the new economy
2018-11-02 23:21
#47
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
exactly
2018-11-02 23:19
wanted to reply to curry-man not you ;//
2018-11-02 23:21
#32
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Europe UhddiS 
+1
2018-11-02 21:58
Expected
2018-11-02 21:32
#4
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Chile nachooww 
kick karrigan
2018-11-02 21:32
#5
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Slovakia Deimen 
Ez for my Boi Godian
2018-11-02 21:32
#7
tabseN | 
North America Dictat0R 
Navi bad
2018-11-02 21:33
#10
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
s1mple and electronic to mouz please
2018-11-02 21:33
Nah get them on FaZe when GuardiaN retires
2018-11-02 21:57
#12
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
simple is such a baiter lmao never seen anything like that
2018-11-02 21:34
+1
2018-11-02 21:59
what are you talking about? hater
2018-11-03 06:40
#13
fnx | 
Europe Taehyung 
S1mple for mibr please
2018-11-02 21:35
NaVi is done. Bye bye top 2
2018-11-02 21:36
no way, they did too good + 2nd on Major.
2018-11-02 23:25
Omg, FaZe so lucky. Epicenter was just fluke. OMEGALUL
2018-11-02 21:36
Groupstage man Will be astralis navi finaø where navi lose 16-0
2018-11-02 21:38
hope it's sarcasm
2018-11-02 21:48
Of course, it's sarcasm. I was reading shit like this from Na'Vi or even fans of other teams, from the moment FaZe won Epicenter :)
2018-11-02 21:50
agreed
2018-11-02 21:53
After a tough game against NiP, faze isn't showing a lot of cracks Very measured team play in late round situations Also taking CT strats from ALEX lmao
2018-11-02 21:37
what do you mean? did they use ldlc strats? xd
2018-11-02 21:46
yeah with the aggressive ct side play in connector, especially on force buys
2018-11-02 22:25
i think it might have been influenced by ldlc, but earlier when NiKo was IGL in faze, before karrigan joined, they had this loose and aggressive ct style on overpass.
2018-11-02 22:38
Karrigan joined before Niko I don't even remember how they played the map back then
2018-11-02 22:46
oh shit my bad, anyway i've 100% seen this from faze before, but i'm sure it was revitalized with watching/learning from ldlc and having NiKo taking over as igl ;)
2018-11-02 22:50
And seeing as NiP just beat Astralis, I think a tie against them is pretty good for FaZe
2018-11-02 21:58
NiKoooooo (L)
2018-11-02 21:39
gg
2018-11-02 21:40
g0d niko g0dian
2018-11-02 21:40
NiKo top 1
2018-11-02 21:58
top3-4 at max.
2018-11-03 06:40
2*
2018-11-03 10:55
ez for best team FAZE
2018-11-02 21:42
#24
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Czech Republic GeorgyD 
Its end for navi(
2018-11-02 21:44
no it's not.
2018-11-02 23:22
ez af
2018-11-02 21:59
#36
shox | 
India iejesus 
Save Simple
2018-11-02 22:01
#37
ZywOo | 
Canada pain^ 
niko raping navi as usual
2018-11-02 22:08
"as usual" hahaha, he usually sucks balls from all Na`Vi players. even from Edward. he did good only in this match and in last final + S1mple and Elec both were much better in whole event.
2018-11-02 23:23
are you kidding? go cry you navi fanboy
2018-11-03 02:23
1 NiKo > 1 S1mple + 1 electronic
2018-11-02 22:15
1 map lucky trasher NiKo did a little bit better. but whole 2018 S1mple >>>>> BOT ChoKo
2018-11-02 23:22
2018-11-03 10:35
even a BOT called NiKo would trash u in a 1o1 lol
2018-11-04 16:26
seeing flamie trying to clutch is so fucking funny. he's the definition of a peanut brain lmao
2018-11-02 22:16
#55
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
no brain no aim no team (soon)
2018-11-03 00:03
#54
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Denmark Xipingu 
When you win two pistols and still lose, almost like watching a standard MGE game xD
2018-11-03 00:02
#57
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Japan Switchance 
Where are all the "s1mple >>> NiKo" fans at? axaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-11-03 06:37
cry is free clown hltv.org/stats?event=3701
2018-11-04 16:29
acting like this isnt true just because of 1 bo, its either a bait or you're a really dumb person
2018-11-04 16:30
Faze is the king!
2018-11-05 11:26
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