FaZe lift ELEAGUE Invitational trophy after comeback victory over Cloud9

FaZe came from behind to beat Cloud9 2-1 and win the ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational.

Things quickly fell apart for the European team on Mirage, the opening map of the series, as they found themselves on the back foot early on, losing the pistol round following a quad-kill by William "RUSH" Wierzba in an A retake. Their woes continued even when the game reached the gun rounds as they were unable to break through a brick wall defence and kept losing all duels, with Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Håvard "rain" Nygaard both sitting on zero frags seven rounds in.

After a much-needed tactical pause, FaZe finally got something going thanks to a quad-kill from rain, but there was no follow-up as Cloud9 hit back immediately. The North American side remained in the driving seat until switching sides, with FaZe ending the half with just one bomb plant - in the very first round of the game.

Down 1-14, FaZe gave a strong response, losing just one player in the pistol round, but their recovery was short-lived. A successful B split in the third round put Cloud9 on map point - an opportunity that the home side would not let go to waste.

FaZe came out on Inferno a different side, jumping out to a 6-1 lead with a very strong defence. Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey then went huge with a 1v3 clutch inside A, but that round win was immediately traded back by the European team.

FaZe came back from a map down in the final

A scrappy period of play ensued as Cloud9 responded on a very weak buy, breaking the economy of FaZe, who rallied back on a full eco with a mid stack thanks to three quick p250 kills by rain. The European side kept a very tight defence after that, rallying to a dominant 11-4 lead.

Now playing on the Terrorist side, FaZe further added to their lead as they won the pistol round off the back of a 1v2 clutch by NiKo. Cloud9 responded immediately, though, and went on a massive run, bringing the deficit to a solitary round.

FaZe were unwilling to let the game spiral out of control and picked up the pace, eventually hitting map point thanks to a sensational round by Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, who picked up three AWP kills on 1 hp. Cloud9 still attempted a response, but just when FaZe's fans were having flashbacks of last year's Boston Major final, the European team locked down the map with nothing but pistols.

Carrying their momentum into the decider map, Train, FaZe jumped out to a 2-0 lead on the Terrorist side after winning the pistol round with an A execute. Cloud9 replied with a successful buy and followed that up with another round, restoring parity at 2-2.

GuardiaN had an impressive 2.11 rating on Train

And then the Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács show began. The Slovakian star brought Cloud9's streak to an end with a quad-kill in an eco round before pulling off a 1v4 clutch to complete an ace. FaZe used that momentum to run all over the home side's defence and cruised to an 11-4 lead, with GuardiaN ending the half with 20 kills.

Things then went from bad to worse for Cloud9, who lost the opening three rounds of the second half. Still, they refused to throw in the towel and got their first round on the board thanks to a 1v2 clutch by Robin "flusha" Rönnquist. The Swedish player tried to inspire his team to make a miraculous comeback, similar to fnatic's in last year's IEM Katowice final, but Cloud9's resistance came to an end in the 25th round following another great round by GuardiaN, who racked up 34 kills on this map.

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 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 51 - 42 +9 80.6 1.11
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 51 - 45 +6 71.2 1.09
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 52 - 44 +8 76.3 1.06
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 42 - 49 -7 68.7 0.99
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' MontemurroZellsis 45 - 50 -5 74.2 0.97
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 59 - 45 +14 86.3 1.25
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 53 - 50 +3 82.0 1.12
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 45 - 49 -4 65.3 0.97
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 40 - 51 -11 62.3 0.84
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 32 - 46 -14 57.4 0.81

ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational final standings:

1. Europe FaZe - $80,000
2. United States Cloud9 - $40,000
3. Germany BIG - $20,000
4. North America Complexity - $10,000

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
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
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
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1256
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Never stop believing, i told you guys :) NA CS will always be NA CS. Not even EU players can carry them hard enough. #FazeUP #FazeTop1#Olof2MajorNA1major
2019-01-28 03:56
#7
NAF | 
Canada Chizten 
gg
2019-01-28 03:55
E Ynk 50% winrate w/faze ez 0% w/ mibr
2019-01-28 03:56
expected
2019-01-28 03:57
#86
NiKo | 
Australia nikofan 
xd i am really happy faze won but still very inconsistent :[ It was like the flashback on last year chicago for me ! Where Faze got to semi final after beating astralis in the group stage and facing liquid when they 16-8 Liquid on inferno and everything went downhill from there with 16-1 mirage and 16-4 Cache ...
2019-01-28 04:32
0%? THEY WON ZOTAC WITH YNK
2019-01-28 04:34
Tier 3-4 event
2019-01-28 04:41
oh, and a tournment with 3 teams (4 with 'you) may count as tier1 too? lul
2019-01-28 05:08
#103
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
Yes because it had good teams
2019-01-28 05:37
+1
2019-01-28 06:12
So did Zotac. There was basically zero good teams. C9 with standin se could say, new formed big and standin complexity
2019-01-28 08:19
#153
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
>cloud 9 >complexity >big >good team Pick one
2019-01-28 10:24
Add Faze to that list
2019-01-28 12:43
+1 lmao
2019-01-28 12:44
#208
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Sweden @fimpen 
urm good teams? complexity big... and faze c9 with new roster how can u say they are good teams they played togheter first tornament.
2019-01-28 16:36
Fully invitational with 4 teams, only faze from top 5, and "good teams" sure sure.
2019-01-29 00:39
#226
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
Still better than Zotac Cup and btw C9 >>> MIBR LUL
2019-01-29 16:27
k
2019-01-29 21:11
#114
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Brazil Apol0_1705 
Dude, Zotac didn't have that many teams also...
2019-01-28 07:18
NA 1 major olof 2 major cry is free NA :)
2019-01-28 03:55
+1
2019-01-28 03:55
Chill its only an invitational, you act like they won a major or an intel grand slam
2019-01-28 04:01
Sweden 4 majors, NA 1 L
2019-01-28 04:04
Oh then ill just go all in on nip winning the major then thanks for telling me
2019-01-28 04:11
? Nice logic
2019-01-29 18:41
NIP 5 FINALS ONLY 1 WIN SHIT TEAM
2019-01-28 04:36
mibr 2 finals 2 wins That’s consistency
2019-01-28 07:33
Almost every major playoffs and 2 finals.
2019-01-28 08:49
#195
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France Kabby 
SK and LG not MiBR
2019-01-28 14:15
#224
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
yes we know
2019-01-29 08:58
Lol still won our major vs faze. Na getting 1 major is literally enough
2019-01-28 04:04
NA 1 MAJOR EU 9
2019-01-28 04:04
#75
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United States hleev4 
NA = 2 countries EU = 50 countries hmmmm
2019-01-28 04:15
NA 1 countries 🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵👍
2019-01-28 04:15
#79
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United States hleev4 
canada is not a country prove me wrong, added Mexico, but they dont contribute to CS
2019-01-28 04:16
#151
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Spain loviac 
3 countries btw
2019-01-28 10:03
NA = 3 countries of like 580 million people where a majority of the people (excluding French-Canadians and Mexicans) natively speak the same language (which still leaves about 355 million people who natively speak the same language) and share similar culture and can feasibly play and travel to the same places to practise and work towards winning as a team EU = 49 countries (I left out Vatican City, 'cause come the fuck on) of about 741 million people where a vast majority of the countries speak their own language and are culturally not entirely dissimilar, but still sometimes VERY different, with numerous countries of just a few million people that have outshone the entire continent of NA I understand, though, why you don't appreciate the subtlety of the circumstances and instead just look at the two numbers for amount of countries at such superficial face value. It's because you're American, and thus at much higher risk of being stupid as fuck.
2019-01-28 12:32
+1 200iq
2019-01-28 15:23
#76
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United States K1NGKY 
0 for Faze tho 😂
2019-01-28 04:15
olof 2 NA 1
2019-01-28 04:16
#98
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India astaelian 
FaZe 3 majors Cloud9 7 majors cry is free
2019-01-28 04:55
Faze 0 majors. C9 1 major. Cry is free
2019-01-28 12:49
👌👌👌😂😂😂😎😎😎xd
2019-01-28 08:49
Fluke
2019-01-28 07:59
CIS top-1 hltv players S1mple and Markeloff NA top-1 hltv players 0
2019-01-28 04:32
NA 1 major Turkey 0
2019-01-28 05:17
Lol . Tarik Cellik . Seems like NA name , yes? Where is NA region without Tarik ? Only Zews carrying NA
2019-01-28 08:02
2019-01-28 23:25
#131
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Canada herocoolzzz 
nt turkey has 1 Maj3r
2019-01-28 08:22
Nt but he is also french
2019-01-28 09:31
+1
2019-01-28 23:23
#214
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan KH7NN 
NA 1 Major Kazakhstan 1 Major
2019-01-28 21:32
Gs
2019-01-28 03:55
closegame
2019-01-28 03:55
Kappa
2019-01-28 03:58
#24
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Australia sad_faze_fan 
Bruh
2019-01-28 03:56
#27
NiKo | 
Argentina emnl 
EZ FOR GODIAN. WELL DONE BOYS. BEST LUCK FOR MAJOR!!! #FAZEUP
2019-01-28 03:56
4-teams Tier 3 event and Faze fans celebrate like they win a major or grand slam
2019-01-28 03:56
nt megan fox send nudes
2019-01-28 03:57
#44
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Turkey Alpyy 
+1 And they didn't show up here since Epicenter lol
2019-01-28 04:03
Yeah hm almost like it's a brand new team that hasn't been doing well recently and needed a confidence boost before one of the biggest tournaments of the year But that's crazy and makes no sense, right?
2019-01-28 08:01
That is because this is as good as it's gonna get for them. Congrats to Faze.
2019-01-28 12:53
#37
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Turkey Alpyy 
Dude you just won in a tournament without all the tier 1 teams. Calm down :D Congrats for the win btw.
2019-01-28 03:58
Dude you know nothing about this game
2019-01-28 04:00
#50
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Turkey Alpyy 
#28
2019-01-28 04:02
No I agree with you That was just a personal attack
2019-01-28 04:43
#93
 | 
Turkey Alpyy 
np then
2019-01-28 04:45
amazing
2019-01-29 00:41
Faze up!
2019-01-28 04:00
#57
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United States LookitsJrd 
Faze was carried by olof and guardian. C9's worst player still did better than 2 of fazes
2019-01-28 04:03
And they still lost... It's a team game, not an fpl match where everyone is hunting frags and adr...
2019-01-28 04:08
This
2019-01-28 04:45
Imagine posting this
2019-01-28 04:11
imagine getting triggerd by this
2019-01-28 04:23
imagine if he wasn't triggered by this.
2019-01-28 14:58
Imagine if my grandma had balls.
2019-01-29 00:42
Congrats faze you best the sisters of the poor and won a tournament? Showcase? Uhh the fuck do we even call this ffs it's a 4 team event
2019-01-28 05:07
#110
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Russia Islademuerto 
Cy cs lul, how is the_one doin(lived in paphos the hoes are pretty gud tho)
2019-01-28 06:23
Doesnt olof have 3 major ?
2019-01-28 07:10
He has 2, he joined fnatic after they have won one already
2019-01-28 09:33
Ou thx ;)
2019-01-28 09:35
Flusha and JW (and pronax, but who cares about that guy in 2019) are the ones who have 3.
2019-01-28 12:34
+1
2019-01-28 13:21
even brazilian, who are the best, cant carry NA cs
2019-01-28 09:22
lol, faze is trash.
2019-01-28 14:57
"fan of vitality"
2019-01-29 21:30
Hmm? They're in the major after a relatively clean run in the minor.
2019-01-30 10:15
#199
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
New cloud 9 roster , and they were close as hell to finish it 2 : 0 , i am not a hater , but Faze with the names it have,Faze should be much stronger from that .
2019-01-28 14:59
Faze also has a new player+coach
2019-01-28 15:30
#204
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
I know., But more experience names than zelsis , the point is to not be happy with this performance yet!
2019-01-28 15:33
+1
2019-01-28 15:30
you realize faze is the biggest disappointment in the history of cs right? They were supposed to be the greatest team ever assembled and the org spent insane amounts of money to put the team together and they've basically done nothing in like 2 years...keep on believing tho buddy
2019-01-28 21:53
#238
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
+1
2019-01-30 19:16
Congratulations FaZe!
2019-01-28 03:55
#3
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United States Peejster 
that rain clip was insane, ggwp faze
2019-01-28 03:55
It came so out of nowhere and so fast Not even the chrisj ace or the flusha aces made me stand up like that clutch did Don't even know what happened the pace was incredible
2019-01-28 03:58
clip?
2019-01-28 11:40
It was beautiful and disgusting all at once.
2019-01-28 12:56
ez for GODian
2019-01-28 03:55
#5
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Denmark QBE_ 
Not 1st
2019-01-28 03:55
#FaZeUp
2019-01-28 03:55
ez
2019-01-28 03:55
KICK KARRIGAN, WIN TITLE EZ
2019-01-28 03:55
#13
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United States pes0man 
EZAF
2019-01-28 03:55
LETS FUCKING GO
2019-01-28 03:55
Tier 2 event ?
2019-01-28 03:55
Tier 3 actually according to HLTV's definition of "Event Tiers" Tier 1 - Majors Tier 2 - non-Major Big Events Tier 3 - the other ones Tier 4 and beyond - too shit for MVP consideration twitter.com/Tgwri1s/status/1089487744253..
2019-01-28 04:03
Level of tier is dependent on teams whose which attend the event, so other big events with all best teams is still tier 1, but this tournament should be consider tier 2, cuz of faze and c9.
2019-01-28 04:07
I agree with you but not according to HLTV, no Tier 1 is reserved for Majors only this tournament + IBP Masters is Tier 3
2019-01-28 04:08
so events like ESL Cologne, IEM Chicago, ESL Pro League were Tier 2 since they are not Majors ?
2019-01-28 04:14
yes, technically speaking they still count as "Big Events" though. so in reality they are still Tier 1 but just terminology-wise, they're considered Tier 2 because they're not Majors.
2019-01-28 04:19
+1
2019-01-28 08:51
#17
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Romania rolandroly 
ez
2019-01-28 03:55
feelssadman
2019-01-28 03:55
#19
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Brazil sprk1 
congratz save clan!!
2019-01-28 03:55
ez
2019-01-28 03:56
#22
juliano | 
Germany hatrez 
deserved
2019-01-28 03:56
Gg
2019-01-28 03:56
f*ck c9 noobs haha
2019-01-28 03:56
#26
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Zer0w0 
#FazeUp
2019-01-28 03:56
#29
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Vietnam faze_memelord 
finally a title for faze lol guardian mvp
2019-01-28 03:56
Worst format, double elim?
2019-01-28 03:57
C9 should’ve had a map advantage
2019-01-28 03:58
they removed the map advantage when they saw Faze in lower bracket
2019-01-28 04:01
Lolol
2019-01-28 04:02
Faze was playing right after the game vs Big so it was a huge advantage for c9 already
2019-01-28 04:03
map advantage in a bo3? what a cancer format that would be. do you want to see a bo1 final?
2019-01-28 07:59
#139
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United States Doge14 
Maybe bo5
2019-01-28 08:55
BO5 with map advantage for the upper bracket team is an okayish format for smaller tournaments but still unnecessary and lazy. The final should be on even ground. The upper bracket team in this particular tournament (C9) already got the advantage of the day off to pracc/prepare/chill while FaZe had to play a BO3 right before the final
2019-01-28 11:15
#33
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Indonesia Exodd 
Proper winner, hope Faze keeps Adren till Major
2019-01-28 03:57
surely they will
2019-01-28 07:37
#119
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Germany Krygaz 
They have to.
2019-01-28 07:44
#34
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Norway billson 
Better team won.
2019-01-28 03:57
LET'S GO BOYS
2019-01-28 03:57
#36
shox | 
India iejesus 
nt kio <3
2019-01-28 03:57
#158
fluke | 
France Urzqor 
He was the problem
2019-01-28 10:58
#40
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Chile nachooww 
mai bois
2019-01-28 03:58
OH CMON THAT WAS CLOSE ASF
2019-01-28 03:58
Godian
2019-01-28 03:58
lets be honest if FaZe had not won against these teams it would have been a failure, there no top10 teams on this event lol
2019-01-28 04:01
even need a second chance to win it lmao
2019-01-28 04:02
yea 4 teams single elemination event would be great OMEGALUL
2019-01-28 11:21
#51
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Brazil Nickzim 
Guardian deserves a major
2019-01-28 04:02
Witch Choko??? No way
2019-01-28 04:03
#150
shox | 
Slovakia TreeMan 
Sounds delicious!
2019-01-28 09:52
gg
2019-01-28 04:02
Niko mvp
2019-01-28 04:03
No
2019-01-28 13:01
highest rated, classic choke in final thou, but its Choko ofc
2019-01-28 13:07
when guardian gets more kills in 1 map than niko in 3 OmegaLUL
2019-01-28 04:03
#62
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Brazil excambaw 
FaZeUP
2019-01-28 04:04
#65
MICHU | 
Argentina PACHOTO 
Rain deserves mvp, he had a perfect day and carried against big
2019-01-28 04:04
#66
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Norway Alexed 
So ez for faze it's not even funny Joke9 cya at the major
2019-01-28 04:06
not on the main stage
2019-01-28 05:02
#67
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
I remember a GuardiaN flick...
2019-01-28 04:06
nice Adren
2019-01-28 04:07
#82
flusha | 
Vietnam OptGer 
Time will give us the answer
2019-01-28 04:24
A good and entertaining match
2019-01-28 04:27
1. AdreN is trash 2. Zellsis is trash 3. Can't beat ghost
2019-01-28 04:30
#90
Hobbit | 
Kazakhstan 2NiTE 
LMAO how does it live in a country where a bomb explodes every day? ;)
2019-01-28 04:39
Palestine is no country
2019-01-28 06:08
+1111
2019-01-28 08:29
I won't celebrate until any teams defeat Astralis in a Tier 1 event
2019-01-28 04:36
Alga Faze!!!
2019-01-28 04:46
#96
KRIMZ | 
United States KevinUSA 
FaZe still needs huge improvement of strategy to play the Major, or they will still suck at Major.
2019-01-28 04:47
#97
f0rest | 
Malta Romano_ 
N1
2019-01-28 04:50
#104
twice | 
Australia tavalol 
This c9 is looking pretty good tho. Flusha lan god again
2019-01-28 05:46
#105
s1mple | 
China wyzood 
finally..
2019-01-28 05:52
Turning out exactly what happened to mibr under ynk. Get beat by any team ...then win small tournaments .
2019-01-28 06:08
#108
It's my | 
Europe R2D2s 
GG
2019-01-28 06:10
This win is only a year to late
2019-01-28 06:43
#112
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
Flusha, auti n kio make an awrsome trio so far.
2019-01-28 06:53
#115
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Denmark Yung_Leann 
i don't get why eleague do these kind of events where they invite a bunch of tier 3 teams and invite a tier 1 team, why not invite all the teams in the top 5.
2019-01-28 07:20
because no one wants to see teams like Astralis play. this tournament was actually entertaining to watch, fun CS
2019-01-28 08:04
-1
2019-01-28 13:03
He is right though, Your team loses 1 out of 10 matches. They have gotten a dozen titles over the year. Makes things one-sided, Struggle between teams and it coming down to the wire is extremely entertaining.
2019-01-29 04:38
Astralis is awesome to watch. There is plenty of sloppy ass random CS out there for you, if that is what floats your boat. What Astralis does is unique, they play the best CS known to man, the best that has ever been played throughout the universe. That is entertaining.
2019-01-29 19:54
It is, but that fact they win (nearly) everything makes things a little stale. Don't get me wrong, their individual play is amazing and interesting to watch. But the one part they have missing is that there is no contention. Nail biting rounds where it could go either way is what Great CS:GO is. Hence the Boston major final. Tru Liquid won against them this month, the venue could be the cause of defeat and thus it is questionable if anything team can beat them in B03. (i know North and BIG beat them months ago, but the teams had reformed and Astralis underestimated them.)
2019-01-29 23:50
I don't think they'll be as dominant in 2019 as they were 2018. They are bound to run out of steam at some point. The changes in Liquid, MiBR and Faze will bring on more resistance too, possible also BIG if xantares can become well integrated. Navi will continue to be a real challange too. But i hope they'll win the upcoming Major to throughly cement the status of their era.
2019-01-30 07:06
#116
zAAz | 
India tRuDz 
I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes u stranger ~ FaZe I Believe in them GG guyz <3 u If, OloF plays no 1 stays!!!!
2019-01-28 07:28
#120
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Never give up GJ faze
2019-01-28 07:47
deserved, FaZe went to lower bracket just so they could beat every team in the tournament in bo3. they wanted the practice
2019-01-28 08:01
GJ Faze <3
2019-01-28 08:05
Niko nub
2019-01-28 08:14
#130
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China yry666233 
kick rush plz ffs
2019-01-28 08:19
NiKo outside of the final: +37 Guardian outside the final: +16 GuardiaN does well in the final and NiKo (who's been IGLing too) doesn't. Who gets the MVP?
2019-01-28 08:23
#137
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Europe tweekzter 
NiKo inside the final: choko mode But FaZe got enough fraggers now, so no problem.
2019-01-28 08:50
1.1 rating over 1.09 not that big of a difference, but guardian perform 100x times better in finals most important match of the event for sure he gets mvp while choko almost lost them that final
2019-01-28 11:49
Fair enough - however without NiKo they might not have even gotten there
2019-01-28 16:23
fair enough but still finals perfomance > semis and 1/4, if diffeerence wasnt that low 0.01 or probably like 0.05 it should 100% go ti niko(ofc if you not giving mvp to msl just to meme msl_1_mvp_cold_0mvps)
2019-01-28 16:24
#134
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
POGGIEEEEEEEEES
2019-01-28 08:41
#140
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United States Doge14 
-rush -zellsis +Tarik +golden
2019-01-28 08:58
#141
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China NonMeltIce 
Golden has heart disease.his doctor doesn't allow him to play.That's why he is swaped.
2019-01-28 09:22
#154
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Poland Krzych0a 
+Tarik +golden ++++++++
2019-01-28 10:33
Flusha once again proves he's better than olofm
2019-01-28 09:32
by losing to olofm, yah he sured showed him lmao
2019-01-28 11:19
lmao +1
2019-01-28 11:21
Swedistan brain, expected. My point was that flusha has always had higher K/D when they played together, flusha had all cool mind games, olofm was merely the front figure of fnatic, he didn't do much. Flusha > Olofm since the start
2019-01-28 11:26
you are actually retarded if you think flusha was better than olof in 2015 & 2016 right now flusha is one of the better players in a trash NA team while olof is more of a supportive element in a star-studded EU team
2019-01-28 11:39
which is good for both, since flusha is doing better out of fnatic.
2019-01-28 12:47
Upper and Lower brackets is such an outdated structure. If you lose you should simply just be out. Quite tired of seeing these "comebacks", where one team gets an extra opportunity if they mess up the first time around and the other team gets practically no advantage except for fewer games or in some instances a BO5 or BO3, which was not even the case in this instance.
2019-01-28 09:32
There was a huge advantage for c9 in this final , FaZe already played 3 maps for 3 hrs in very close matches against BIG so I assume they very mentally tired for a bit while c9 went in fresh...
2019-01-28 10:38
more game is better in these case to fix mistake, it s a disavantage to not play and wait
2019-01-28 11:53
Many pros tend to agree with that too. We saw that at the legends tournament too. The teams that were warm and having played exhaustively for days were performing better. Even the pros commented on that.
2019-01-28 13:00
yeah specially for these teams with a stand in/new player but anyway here it s rush who lost the game for cloud9 on inferno
2019-01-28 14:19
That I would not call a huge advantage - we have seen that before not being the case - where the team coming from the lower bracket or loser bracket, makes a comeback. If you lose you should really just be out. This second chance thing is a really outdated legacy structure.
2019-01-28 13:02
"no advantage except for fewer games" nt retard you literally just rephrased "no advantage except for one huge advantage"
2019-01-28 11:17
Why so angry and aggressive? Take a day off and relax.
2019-01-28 12:59
are you so coddled that you find that aggressive? wow I feel sorry for you
2019-01-28 13:20
Niko 0.81 rating against C9 Lul XANTARES 0.76 rating against FaZe OMEGALUL
2019-01-28 09:49
against big he had good stats. every match cant be the best as igl and rifler too. good training for faze & adren a lot of powerfull than karrigan anyway. not a fan.
2019-01-28 16:06
from an objective pov you are right but an average hltv user would say CRY IS FREE OMEGALUL
2019-01-28 17:02
wattafack are u talking about ? cry is free? Turks need to think about xantares, niko won the tournament, crying is incompatible with such a result. I absolutely dont give a fack what any kid will say here.
2019-01-28 20:37
chill mate, you dont get the joke. I said in my previous mesaage, from an objective point of view you are right. I agree with you. But you know hl tv, there are lots of trolls and i pretended like them.
2019-01-29 09:36
#149
shox | 
Slovakia TreeMan 
Faze is just so fun to watch.
2019-01-28 09:51
#152
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
FaZe will have a hard time getting to the playoffs at the major
2019-01-28 10:18
#155
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Btw C9 should get rid of the new guy, he's just bad.
2019-01-28 10:37
Ez C9 would have won with a competent fifth though FaZe C9 NiP ENCE Vega all to make legends along with NaVi Liquid Ast
2019-01-28 10:57
kio was the problem
2019-01-28 11:23
#166
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United Kingdom Vugo360 
Change IGL NiKo's rating is..
2019-01-28 11:27
NiKo getting carried this time, I guess this is good news for FaZe if olofm and GuardiaN can still be decisive. But I'm not sure, a top 3 player disappearing like that in a final once again ...
2019-01-28 11:27
SOSAT BLYAT FAZE UP
2019-01-28 11:41
80k for this shitty tournament?!
2019-01-28 11:47
SOSAT BLYAT ;)
2019-01-28 12:28
Niko as igl. From riches to ashes
2019-01-28 12:40
#185
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
part of me thinks thank god lol
2019-01-28 12:59
#189
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Brazil hugoooo 
So weird to see NiKo getting all the worst stats.
2019-01-28 13:02
#192
NiKo | 
Asia LustBoi 
FaZe is better with stand-in confirm
2019-01-28 13:16
gg ez
2019-01-28 15:24
niko and choking in finals, name a more iconic duo. guardian to carry his sorry ass
2019-01-28 17:31
good english burito
2019-01-28 20:37
#211
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Europe UhddiS 
GG MY DOODS
2019-01-28 20:23
It would be better if Jkem changes Adrn
2019-01-28 23:58
You know a lot of people on hltv, are pieces of shits, I like my team you like your team. Why can we not just respect each other's teams? Like it was a great grand final, Guardian had a monster performance on train. Olof had great consistency with the Aug. While Cloud9 had a decent overall performance between all 5 players on all 3 maps. Why do so many people want to bait and have nationalist bullshit pride about their country or go insult another person's nationality?
2019-01-29 04:39
the internet!
2019-01-30 07:19
idk why niko sucks hard on grand finals its so sad for him
2019-01-29 16:44
#228
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India mYth_ 
FaZe Up
2019-01-29 17:46
NiKo choked as always.
2019-01-30 02:23
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