FaZe ease past ViCi; Renegades take down MIBR at StarSeries

FaZe overcame ViCi 2-0 (16-10 Dust2, 16-3 Overpass) to secure their second win at the tournament, while Renegades traded maps with MIBR before closing the series out on the decider (16-4 Train, 8-16 Cache, 16-9 Mirage).

ViCi started Dust2 on the right foot, claiming the pistol before ZhiHong "aumaN" Liu stole away the first rifle round with an ace lockdown of A. After being 4-0 down, FaZe broke the streak and pulled it back to 4-3, but failed to equalize the scoreline as Andrew "Kaze" Khong sniped down four with a saved AWP on an otherwise eco round.

The Chinese side took a 7-3 lead off the back of that, but then fumbled on an anti-eco, allowing FaZe to walk into B with just pistols, and the European side pounced on that opportunity and followed that round win with some fast mid pushes, eventually finishing the half 8-7 up. Håvard "rain" Nygaard's triple on a Short flank on the second half pistol set FaZe up for success as they reached map point without losing a round, 15-7. aumaN and Zhuo "advent" Liang then turned around a 2v4, but they were only delaying the inevitable as FaZe closed out Dust2 16-10.

rain had a brilliant game against ViCi

The first half of Overpass was all about FaZe, who dominated ViCi from the offensive side, winning the majority of the opening duels and comfortably taking over the bombsites. Only WingHei "Freeman" Cheung was putting up some sort of a fight, sitting on 14 kills after 10 rounds, with his closest teammate being on five. ViCi only managed three rounds before the half was brought to an end, with no momentum gained at all (12-3).

After the switch, rain had another great CT pistol, landing four USP-S headshots and advancing FaZe's lead. The Europeans brought out the rifles right away and confidently closed out the game, 16-3, taking the series 2-0.

Matchpage
2
0
31st March 2019
16
Dust2
10
16
Overpass
3
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 46 - 26 +20 111.4 1.70
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 30 - 26 +4 76.8 1.28
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 34 - 33 +1 92.2 1.20
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 32 - 26 +6 64.7 1.08
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 29 - 23 +6 56.8 1.05
 ViCi K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' CheungFreeman 40 - 33 +7 84.0 1.14
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' KhongKaze 33 - 33 0 79.0 1.03
China ZhiHong 'aumaN' LiuaumaN 26 - 35 -9 60.4 0.81
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' ZhongzhokiNg 22 - 36 -14 71.0 0.71
China Zhuo 'advent' Liangadvent 12 - 35 -23 49.4 0.57

The Renegades - MIBR kicked-off on Train, with the latter team starting on the T side. After losing the pistol and the following eco, the Brazilians secured four consecutive rounds after some back-and-forth action on bombsites (4-2), but they weren't able to close out an anti-eco which saw Renegades bounce back into the lead.

With their star duo of Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad and Justin "jks" Savage leading the fragging, Renegades dominated for the rest of the CT half, closing it out flawlessly (11-4), and added onto that with a fast A push in the pistol, that worked out perfectly. At 14-4, Renegades broke into the B site and Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas combined with jkaem to secure the 3v4 afterplant, and then closed out the map by winning another disadvantageous situation, a 3v5, moving onto their map pick with confidence.

Renegades cruised past MIBR on Train

MIBR started strong on Cache, though, grabbing a 7-1 lead on the Terrorist side. Aaron "AZR" Ward and jks then combined on the A site defence to add a second to their tally, before jks came up huge with three in round 11 to get Renegades back on track. After setting up his team with crucial gun round kills, jks boosted his stats on an eco round, spraying down all five players on a B site defense (8-5).

After a spurt of tough rounds, MIBR didn't falter, grabbing entries in the following two rounds and capitalizing on their advantage with a slow, crunching playstyle to finish the half 10-5 up. The Brazilians locked down B on the first two rounds of the second half and got on the brink of winning as Fernando "fer" Alvarenga locked down mid in the first rifle round (14-5). After they reached map point, Renegades chained three rounds, but it was too little, too late, as MIBR closed it out with a clean A site hold.

It all came down to Mirage, where Renegades took a 7-3 early lead on the CT side, with jkaem showing up in a much-improved (13K-6D) form after struggling on Cache. MIBR tried to change up the pace with a B rush on a full buy, but were shut down easily by Liazz and AZR. MIBR finally got another round on the board as fer got a hat-trick of frags on the A split.

Finishing the first half with five rounds, MIBR closed the gap further by winning the CT pistol, locking down the A site with ease. As they got just one round away from equalizing at 10-10, Renegades got their first T round off of an execute, with Liazz coming up big in the follow up to help them stabilize (12-9). Then the team captain, AZR, stepped up in afterplants, helping Renegades close out the map shortly, 16-9, to move on to the 2-0 bracket in Shanghai.

Matchpage
2
1
31st March 2019
16
Train
4
8
Cache
16
16
Mirage
9
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 62 - 42 +20 96.9 1.37
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 62 - 47 +15 91.1 1.32
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 49 - 46 +3 83.1 1.10
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 43 - 39 +4 68.8 1.02
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 36 - 46 -10 56.9 0.89
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 46 - 44 +2 70.5 1.06
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 49 - 55 -6 76.6 1.03
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 40 - 49 -9 67.2 0.93
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 43 - 51 -8 64.4 0.89
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 42 - 54 -12 71.6 0.86
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
862
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
865
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1163
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
574
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1179
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
China Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
811
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
705
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
China ZhiHong 'aumaN' Liu
ZhiHong 'aumaN' Liu
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
YEAH THE BOYS LETS GOOO nt br♿zil
2019-03-31 15:40
m16r LUL
2019-03-31 15:41
MIBR AXAXAXAAXAX
2019-03-31 15:41
Faze best
2019-03-31 15:42
#41
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Europe @FaZeClan 
+1
2019-03-31 17:23
Don't laugh at mibr pls men))) They were underdog with no chance to upset the AU gods
2019-03-31 15:42
haha saltyyyyyyyyy
2019-03-31 17:45
#28
EliGE | 
World kotrolit 
Wtf, fan of coldzera and hating mibr
2019-03-31 15:53
wtf men)))))))))))))))
2019-03-31 17:46
#34
NEO | 
Yugoslavia sotomonte 
Ripzera
2019-03-31 15:58
#9
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Japan Ron1E 
+1
2019-03-31 15:41
#21
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-03-31 15:48
EZ FOR FAZE HARD FOR ♿M16R ♿ xaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-03-31 15:41
ez faze
2019-03-31 15:41
#6
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Finland NoPointsgg 
YTB
2019-03-31 15:41
The boiss
2019-03-31 15:41
#8
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Brazil Isme 
Sad
2019-03-31 15:41
#10
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
MIBR are running out of chances to prove themselves.
2019-03-31 15:41
#40
yuurih | 
Brazil doczera 
I only saw the 3rd map and It looked like a MM match, mibr def deserved to lose If they played the whole series like that, rly sad
2019-03-31 17:00
If you lost it - you can't regain it. Proven by Swedes and baguettes.
2019-03-31 15:42
#12
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Norway Trombass 
rainGOD
2019-03-31 15:42
#15
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Europe rtsxx 
Oh noe mibbers :/
2019-03-31 15:43
YTB Ez for GOD JKAEM
2019-03-31 15:43
#17
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Awesome that renegades are playing consistently good CS at the moment. They've become quite an exciting team to watch. Also Rain and Olof back on form? Hope that lasts.
2019-03-31 15:44
#18
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Australia MrWiseGuy 
YTB!
2019-03-31 15:45
omfg mibr... lost to this moustache guy xD
2019-03-31 15:46
#25
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Australia Chereska 
Your only saying that because your facial hair hasn't shown itself yet ;)
2019-03-31 15:51
hehe dude i just found hes looking funny with this weak moustaches xD I tried grow beard but its too hot in summer. it sweats and itch ^)
2019-03-31 15:55
Why Russians do smileys without eyes men )))
2019-03-31 22:07
-felps + kngv or lose forever.
2019-03-31 15:47
kng is still in debt with karma
2019-04-01 01:37
ez 4 the boys!!
2019-03-31 15:48
2015 olof = ez for faze
2019-03-31 15:49
RIP MIBR
2019-03-31 15:49
#26
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Australia NewtChonk 
YTB YEWWW
2019-03-31 15:52
#27
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African Union mikecool 
YTB
2019-03-31 15:53
no fnx no win
2019-03-31 15:55
#31
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Australia scottiwnl 
RNG!
2019-03-31 15:56
m16r 0-5 OMEGALUL
2019-03-31 15:57
Norway OP
2019-03-31 15:57
FaZe is in good form.
2019-03-31 15:58
Against teams we never heard of.
2019-03-31 16:02
#39
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United States AproximateCS 
And Guardian was jetlagged as fuck, its time to see how they play against good teams.
2019-03-31 16:29
The boys back at it again
2019-03-31 16:16
#38
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Brazil sprk1 
mibr is done
2019-03-31 16:25
#42
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
mibr looking way too weak right now, i know is too soon but it looks like this line up is not working, maybe trading felps for yuurih or kscerato would work
2019-03-31 17:41
MIBR LUL, disband !!
2019-03-31 17:49
rain's feeling it
2019-03-31 17:53
#47
shox | 
Lithuania Jaguar4s 
Rainn
2019-03-31 18:11
#48
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
wanna hear a joke? MIBR in 2019
2019-03-31 18:18
gg wp renegades
2019-03-31 18:19
TOLD YOU BIG 0-3
2019-03-31 18:20
C♿LDZERA
2019-03-31 20:01
#52
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Brazil oldStar 
MIBR is pathetic.
2019-03-31 21:23
MIBR 2019 LMAO Mate I’m Bloody Rubbish
2019-03-31 23:05
#55
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Norway PeteZz 
YTB
2019-04-01 00:27
Mibr is 1-1??? HOW!
2019-04-01 04:43
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