FaZe secure first win as MIBR go 0-2 on BLAST Pro Series day one

FaZe have secured their first win at BLAST Pro Series São Paulo, defeating MIBR 16-11 on Nuke, which puts the Brazilians in a tough spot as they begin the home event with a 0-2 record on the first day.

MIBR took on FaZe in the second round of play at BLAST Pro Series, with Nuke selected as the map, which the Brazilian side had only recently picked up following a long history of having the map as their permaban.

Despite a good start for the European side, who converted Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's 1v3 clutch in the pistol round into a 3-0 lead on the offense, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's team looked poised to take their second victory on the map this month following WESG World Finals with a nine-round streak.

NiKo led FaZe to their first win at BLAST

Although NiKo kept finding openings outside, FaZe struggled to maintain advantages to put the bomb down in favorable situations until they were down 3-9, when they strung together the last three after switching up the pace and finding key pickoffs around the map on the back of quick plays.

MIBR topped up the 9-6 half with a comfortable pistol round win on upper, but FaZe immediately replied with a forcebuy and started taking over the match. Giving the Brazilian side a taste of their own medicine, Håvard "rain" Nygaard & co. went on a seven-round streak with relative ease aside from a couple of retake scenarios, and they only lost one more round while mounting a dominant defense for the 16-11 victory.

Matchpage
16
11
23rd March 2019
16
Nuke
11
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 29 - 17 +12 130.0 1.76
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 25 - 15 +10 95.1 1.47
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 20 - 19 +1 61.0 0.97
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 14 - 17 -3 59.1 0.80
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 13 - 19 -6 49.8 0.70
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 22 - 19 +3 95.1 1.21
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 16 - 21 -5 74.7 0.94
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 20 - 22 -2 71.2 0.90
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 16 - 21 -5 59.1 0.76
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 13 - 18 -5 45.6 0.71

With the win, FaZe secure their first three points after going 1-1 on the first day of competition in São Paulo. On Saturday, they will go up against Liquid in the third round to kick off day two.

Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1074
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1032
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
1048
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
COLDZERA: "WE ARE PRETTY CONFIDENT ON NUKE" Faze saved my name once again. Thank mr NiKo for destroying mibr!
2019-03-23 01:34
xaxaxaaxxaaxxa nice name mens)))))
2019-03-23 01:34
Thanks mens)))) 😎👍
2019-03-23 01:36
Hey it was still a close game. It was fantastic to watch and was beautiful counter strike from MIBR. But FaZe really showed their skill on the CT side.
2019-03-23 01:35
0/8 HHAHHAHAHAH good one but m16r is so bad
2019-03-23 01:35
I’m not baiting.
2019-03-23 01:36
MIBR never won against FaZe.
2019-03-23 01:42
He is just a kid hater, he won't read anything that don't say some shits to MiBR.
2019-03-23 01:51
Why does he hate kids?
2019-03-23 01:58
#62
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Brazil jmarcelo 
Lmaooo
2019-03-23 05:06
cause he hates mibr fans
2019-03-23 15:29
Wow how aggressive you really are! Oh my..
2019-03-23 01:42
#2
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Denmark BRCSLUL 
MIBR XAXAXAXAXA DISBAND PLS
2019-03-23 01:34
LMAOOOOOO DISBAND PLEASE I CANT STOP SMILING HELP ME
2019-03-23 01:34
M16R LUL
2019-03-23 01:34
#6
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Netherlands ImKuru 
Confident on nuke, lmao
2019-03-23 01:35
#7
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Finland CucumberFIN 
What a joke lol
2019-03-23 01:35
#9
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Germany zeolikk 
MIBR LUL
2019-03-23 01:35
"WE ARE PRETTY CONFIDENT ON NUKE"
2019-03-23 01:36
niko is just so fucking sick
2019-03-23 01:36
"WE ARE PRETTY CONFIDENT ON NUKE"
2019-03-23 01:36
#50
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India Devv|noob 
Nice name...
2019-03-23 02:04
br cs tier 60
2019-03-23 01:39
OMEGALUL BR fucking get a better team already
2019-03-23 01:40
#28
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Indonesia youdelusional 
Is god a niko?
2019-03-23 01:41
NA CS>SA CS
2019-03-23 01:42
#66
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Brazil VAC0 
fl0m > coldzera
2019-03-23 09:17
16-0 > m16r
2019-03-23 09:19
#75
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Indonesia Astranesia 
chinese no 1 >> brazziliano
2019-03-23 11:56
#32
NiKo | 
Asia LustBoi 
NiKo god I trust him
2019-03-23 01:42
niko looks like YNk in that picture
2019-03-23 01:43
I had a teacher from Bosnia and guess what - he looked like Niko's twin :D . Dunno if other Bosnians are as similar though.
2019-03-23 04:57
Jetlag excuses incoming it's 100% sure.
2019-03-23 01:43
the event is in brazil only they didnt even have to fly OMEGALUL
2019-03-23 09:20
they were playing wesg in china last week
2019-03-23 09:52
Yes where they lost to windigo xaxaxa disband
2019-03-23 17:36
imagine being the only top 10 team in the tournament with 3x top 20 teams only and so many nonames and getting out in fucking quaterfinal.This is worse than 1-7.
2019-03-23 18:25
0-10 in blast pro axaxaxaxaxa
2019-03-23 21:38
coldzera got destroyed like tier 10 player.I can't stop laughing rn
2019-03-23 21:39
inb4 monkeys say "coldzera top 10" axaxaxaxa
2019-03-23 21:39
top 1 baiter no doubt.
2019-03-23 21:40
MIBR died 4 times to boxes.Boxes>MIBR.You can change your nickname to MIBR NEVER WON AGAINST BOXES LMAO.
2019-03-23 21:41
#36
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Turkey midgetim 
MIBR OMEGALUL 😎
2019-03-23 01:43
coldzera is fucking uncarriable
2019-03-23 01:43
although Faze took a win, they are no match for astralis yet... again if Niko doesent have a goat game faze loose... Mibr showed glimpses of their former self, but this mibr team is done I think...
2019-03-23 01:43
#49
Xyp9x | 
Indonesia Wawzloll 
Mibr showed glimpes of their former self XDDDD 2017 is like silver from today competitive scene
2019-03-23 02:01
well i wouldnt go that far.. i mean it was a different game back then.. but their inability to adjust is something that they just dont have the time to work on...
2019-03-23 02:23
#79
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Poland rude_wredne 
They remind me of last months (years?) of VP. Trying hard as they can but get nothing in return. Time to retire.
2019-03-23 13:42
KIK ADREN IS COMING????? YEZZZZZZ
2019-03-23 01:44
#43
sh1ro | 
China kazuk1 
Maybe after SLI ,if he still like this
2019-03-23 01:50
#40
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Brazil eWd 
MIBR<FURIA
2019-03-23 01:44
0/5
2019-03-23 01:50
#46
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Brazil mewhoo 
MIBR (5-6)
2019-03-23 01:51
#53
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Brazil spaark1 
rip
2019-03-23 02:20
#54
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
end mibr
2019-03-23 02:23
#56
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Poland Marcines 
we are pretty confident on nuke LMAO
2019-03-23 02:30
mibr is just going to be embarrassing themselves again when they're in that 3rd place vs crowd choice match
2019-03-23 02:32
#58
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
:( bad
2019-03-23 03:01
FaZe is just sad.
2019-03-23 04:06
well what a crazy day mibr playing nuke and niko carrying his team on lan lul
2019-03-23 04:10
MIBR? Made in Bots!
2019-03-23 06:04
#64
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Denmark Xipingu 
“We are pretty confident on Nuke” And I am pretty confident that you suck. How bout dat
2019-03-23 06:05
#65
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Denmark meganice 
Waiting for The excuses from mibr :) wow they suck
2019-03-23 08:26
They wont work again. Taco. Felps. I mean it just doswnt work.
2019-03-23 09:36
- Adren + Kioshima ez top 1
2019-03-23 09:40
-adren +kio -olof +bondik ez top 1
2019-03-23 15:31
M16BR hahahahahahaha 0 chance of Winning on home soil haha
2019-03-23 11:07
#76
NiKo | 
Turkey Muff1nzP 
mibr t3
2019-03-23 12:15
wp faze
2019-03-23 12:41
well, props to these guys! Perma ban on nuke and just a close game against a top nuke team. 1st TEAM WHO DOESN`T NEED THE 3 smokes outside to attack on nuke....
2019-03-23 13:28
ez
2019-03-23 15:31
gg wp
2019-03-23 18:51
#86
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France I_ONLY_SAY_NT 
nt mibr
2019-03-23 19:03
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