fnatic and Renegades go 3-0; through to playoffs

fnatic are through to the playoffs after beating Vitality 2-0, 16-6 on Mirage and 16-12 on Nuke, as are Renegades, who beat FaZe in three maps, 16-14 on Train, 11-16 on Dust2, and 16-13 on Inferno.

The match between fnatic and Vitality kicked off on Mirage, where Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell’s side were able to get on the board first after Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson downed three with the USP. Desert Eagle headshots by Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt and Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut created a 5vs3 afterplant in the second round, however, and the French team were able to win the forcebuy, further going on to take a 3-1 lead before the first gun round. Finally armed, the Swedes were able to stop Vitality and regain the lead early on. Able to dominate the half on the defense, fnatic went into the attacking side with an 11-4 lead.

Having won the second pistol round, it was Vitality’s turn to try and take hold of the situation, but once the economy evened out and the Swedes were able to buy, they kept plowing through, winning out 16-6.

fnatic were able to turn a shaky start on Nuke around to win map two

The beginning of Nuke saw Vitality take the early lead on the CT side after bagging the pistol, and it wasn’t until the fifth round that fnatic could do the same. Not allowing the Swedes to follow up, it was this time Vitality who turned the plow on and dominated fnatic, who after eight rounds had only managed to plant the bomb twice in a 7-1 partial. The Scandinavians were able to shake off the bad start in the end as they took four of the last five rounds to keep it at a decent 5-10 going into the defending side.

Having won the pistol round, fnatic then kept inching closer and closer reaching a 10-10 tie, and they didn’t stop there and took it all the way as Vitality could not find a way to penetrate the defenses and fell behind as fnatic closed the map and match out, 16-12.

Matchpage
0
2
1st April 2019
6
Mirage
16
12
Nuke
16
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 35 - 38 -3 85.6 1.10
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 37 - 37 0 82.4 1.07
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 29 - 39 -10 78.8 0.88
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 22 - 36 -14 40.9 0.60
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 23 - 43 -20 45.3 0.56
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 41 - 29 +12 98.0 1.35
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 42 - 31 +11 85.6 1.25
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 37 - 26 +11 75.4 1.25
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 42 - 31 +11 84.6 1.21
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 31 - 29 +2 67.3 1.02

Renegades started off on the right foot on Train, winning the pistol round and following it up on the attacking side, but FaZe were quick to even it back up and go on to take the lead once guns were in the game. It wasn’t until the eighth round that Renegades were able to get back on the board with doubles by Jay "⁠Liazz⁠" Tregillgas and Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage on an A execute to make it 3-5. After letting another round go, it was finally with Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács at the helm that FaZe got gack in the lead and closed the half out 11-4.

Renegades were then able to win the pistol round on the CT side and start to bring it back after four rounds won in a row, but then FaZe were able to win a 5vs3 on the B site to get back on the board, making it 12-8. Both teams then struggled, taking rounds back and forth. Ultimately, though, it was Renegades who were able to stabilize on the defending side and after a five round streak closed the map out on the last round of regulation.

Renegades are through to the playoffs

FaZe took the first pistol round on the defending side of Dust2 convincingly, and then went on to win five rounds before a B play by Renegades bore fruits and got the Australians on the board. FaZe looked very dominant taking an 8-1 lead on the defense, but Renegades were able to save the half and stay in the game winning five out of the six last rounds.

The second pistol round went to Renegades, who carried their momentum to the CT side. They were able to bring it back to 9-9 and it looked like they could start to run away with it, but FaZe found the cracks in the Australian team’s defenses going on to close the map out 16-10 and take the match to the decider map.

FaZe were unable to close despite a great Inferno by NiKo

It all came down to Inferno after FaZe and Renegades traded the first two maps of the series, and three kills and a bomb defusal by NiKo gave the European combine the first round. After following it up, it was Renegades who put down two of their own to keep it close early on, which it did as the score was still tied after 10 rounds. Another triple from NiKo gave tied it back up 6-6, but Renegades struck back taking over the B site on the following round before going on to win the half 8-7.

FaZe tied it up with a clean pistol round on the A site and then went on to take a 12-9 lead as Renegades were having trouble stopping the European team’s attacks, although they were eventually able to revert the situation and tie it back up, 13-13, as the match reached its last stretch. It was finally Renegades who outlasted FaZe in the end, winning the last three rounds to close the map out, 16-13, and qualify for the playoffs.

Matchpage
1
2
1st April 2019
14
Train
16
16
Dust2
11
13
Inferno
16
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 75 - 57 +18 96.0 1.31
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 57 - 51 +6 72.0 1.15
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 58 - 52 +6 71.0 1.11
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 51 - 54 -3 69.2 1.00
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 41 - 54 -13 59.2 0.85
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 66 - 52 +14 79.5 1.18
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 52 - 56 -4 79.3 1.06
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 54 - 55 -1 68.2 1.05
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 49 - 58 -9 61.1 0.92
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 47 - 62 -15 66.5 0.81
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1850
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1405
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1487
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
721
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
980
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1804
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.16
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1317
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
FAZE NEED IGL
2019-04-01 17:58
FAZE NEEDS DISBAND
2019-04-01 17:58
#7
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Brazil FanOfMibr
FAZE SO TRASH KKKKKKKKKKKKK DISBAND
2019-04-01 17:58
Lul Mibr fan saying this
2019-04-01 17:59
+1 they will lose to North
2019-04-01 18:05
+1 they will lose to North
2019-04-01 18:07
+1 lmfao
2019-04-01 18:17
#46
cadiaN | 
Estonia E$t0
Where is mibr?
2019-04-01 18:16
FaZe has the worst players I've ever seen how are they good
2019-04-01 20:28
nt F5 tho still too slow
2019-04-01 17:58
#11
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Poland Unluko
F5
2019-04-01 17:58
Faze just need to win tomorrow and proceed to 3-1 pool. Calm down cyka blyat <3
2019-04-01 18:03
#49
YNk | 
Norway Sunny47
ITS ENCE 2-3 incoming for FaZe
2019-04-01 18:20
Faze lose to best team in tournament =/= bad
2019-04-01 19:16
#41
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North America ZachS721
+1
2019-04-01 18:10
#53
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Australia adiosLoL
Just need to bench Adren
2019-04-01 18:35
Adren should be igl. His stats are perfect for it....
2019-04-02 07:09
YTFB
2019-04-01 17:58
YEAH THE BOYS
2019-04-01 17:58
wtfff
2019-04-01 17:58
wow
2019-04-01 17:58
S1mple and Niko. Poor guys.
2019-04-01 17:58
renegods
2019-04-01 17:58
waw
2019-04-01 17:58
YTFB MY HEART HURTS LOL
2019-04-01 17:58
+1
2019-04-01 18:11
+9999999
2019-04-02 07:10
#14
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Argentina borishdp
who?
2019-04-01 17:59
Some teams Who arent shit
2019-04-01 18:09
#54
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Australia Flyntos
faze and the team that stomped mibr last round. mibr disband when?
2019-04-01 18:41
#73
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Argentina MrRioKai
2020 Fallen would become a very good coach. Mark my words
2019-04-01 21:18
#90
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Australia Flyntos
i defs agree Fallen is a good player, IGL and could be a good coach, but MIBR are looking terrible rn
2019-04-03 17:09
#15
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Other Onizuka_go
NiKo suffering like s1mple
2019-04-01 17:59
his own fault to think that he is a good igl for a team like faze
2019-04-01 18:53
Whoa men
2019-04-01 17:59
#17
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Denmark Xipingu
Fnatic <3
2019-04-01 17:59
#19
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Pakistan Nox1337
Ez 4 fnatic
2019-04-01 17:59
Brollan>>>ZuLUL FR CS dead
2019-04-01 17:59
wp fnatic
2019-04-01 18:00
#22
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Europe Skraj
AdreN is 100% kicked
2019-04-01 18:00
Adren good player man
2019-04-01 18:13
#23
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Sweden @fimpen
Nice to see fnc on the horse again! Looks like the team has found one another now :) love is in the air.. :)
2019-04-01 18:01
LULNATIC, just won because Alex is useless
2019-04-01 18:01
#60
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Pakistan XtraticX
And vitality defeated cause krimz, jw, brollan, twist, xizt played good
2019-04-01 19:12
No, xizt not good)
2019-04-01 19:55
#66
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Pakistan XtraticX
Yup bro i know but today he played some good game
2019-04-01 20:07
FaZe nowadays three man army, faze needs some changes, -adren and +good igl or -adren and -olof and get good support and fragger sametime, niko cant carry every game
2019-04-01 18:01
#67
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Pakistan XtraticX
NiKo is s1mple of Faze. Too much
2019-04-01 20:09
If anything s1mple is the Niko of navi. Nikos ego has exceeded s1mples and is now in the stratosphere
2019-04-01 23:12
#26
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Poland Crai9Xen
YTB
2019-04-01 18:01
adren useless trash like 2 years
2019-04-01 18:02
#28
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Sweden McGuinness
renegades looking strong
2019-04-01 18:02
#30
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Australia vamped
Really happy renegades form wasn’t just a one off at the major. I’ve been waiting 15 years for an Aussie team to make waves internationally.
2019-04-01 18:04
#78
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Australia CaZeR01
+111 i feal you mate
2019-04-01 22:31
#85
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Australia Chereska
Start of a new era for Australian cs
2019-04-02 02:28
jkaem > rain confirmed
2019-04-01 18:04
#63
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Turkey nezz645
Axaxxaxaxaxxaxaxaxa omegaLULL
2019-04-01 19:17
+1 GOD JKAEM
2019-04-01 22:43
#86
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Australia Googgy
+1
2019-04-02 02:46
my two fav teams going 3-0 yay
2019-04-01 18:06
+1 it's a great day for me
2019-04-01 18:09
#84
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Australia beavr27
same haha im so happy
2019-04-02 02:25
This is getting funny.. Faze are new choke champions... Niko is in the same situation as S1mple...
2019-04-01 18:06
+1 & fnatic got so fking lucky against NiP :D xD
2019-04-01 18:09
#36
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Finland NoPointsgg
YEAH THE BOYS
2019-04-01 18:07
#39
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Australia scottiwnl
YEAH THE BOYS
2019-04-01 18:09
Glad for the Renegades, have become a real professional team
2019-04-01 18:11
1. astralis 2. renegades 3. ence
2019-04-01 18:16
#50
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Brazil ToupixBr
Aussie Aussie Aussie
2019-04-01 18:21
#74
jks | 
United States Fule
OI OI OI
2019-04-01 21:33
- AdreN + proper IGL and faze will be decent again. Adren just doesnt fit and cant frag
2019-04-01 18:23
#52
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Indonesia kenztar12
+BnTeT
2019-04-01 18:32
+1
2019-04-01 20:14
#55
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Romania R0bbert
Ez4Fnatic
2019-04-01 18:44
kick niko ffs
2019-04-01 18:53
Name checks out
2019-04-02 00:49
#59
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Asia Akitaro
Faze down
2019-04-01 19:01
#61
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Bulgaria R34
Way to go!
2019-04-01 19:13
#64
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United States GiantDays
Stop inviting FaZe to tourneys.
2019-04-01 19:39
-adren +sunny
2019-04-01 20:14
Honestly ynk playing instead of adren would be an improvement LUL.
2019-04-01 21:07
#75
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Argentina XaiDN
Well done boys...
2019-04-01 22:02
Awwwww yeah the boys!!!!!!!!
2019-04-01 22:08
#77
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Peru AgentLF
Ez 3-0 for Renegods
2019-04-01 22:10
Amazing scenes and a close score line. GG renegades
2019-04-02 00:04
gg
2019-04-02 11:17
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