NRG secure Group B upper final spot at expense of FaZe; mousesports knock Renegades out of Sydney race

NRG successfully bested FaZe 2-0, securing a placement in the group B upper bracket final, meanwhile mousesports ensured
Renegades' elimination from Sydney with a 2-0 series victory.

The third series of the day saw FaZe, this time with Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev and Janko "YNk" Paunović on the server, take on NRG for a coveted upper bracket final spot. The two squads kicked affairs off on Train, where a dominant 6-0 lead was accrued by FaZe's defense off the back of early economic issues for the Terrorists. In spite of a spectacular AWP quad kill from Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer in round 7, NRG finally shifted the wave of momentum in their favour, securing their first round of the half. This provided sufficient room for the American squad to significantly bridge the round disparity, concluding the initial half with a 7-8 deficit.

CeRq's outstanding showing on Train yielded a 1.43 rating

The latter half commenced with a USP-s triple kill from Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov, opening up further comeback potential for his team on the defence. The Bulgarian followed up with a consecutive 3k, but it was incapable of stunting FaZe's aggression in the ensuing four rounds, as the European mix once more leapt into the lead with a 12-9 score. Despite a strong initial showing, the European representatives struggled to work post-plants, and after seven consecutive round losses conceded Train to NRG 12-16, with CeRq once more shining through by closing the map with yet another a triple kill by his weapon of choice - the AWP.

Mirage's early rounds followed a dynamic similar to that of Train, only on this occasion in favour of NRG, where the American representatives opened map two with a four-round lead. This proved to be short-lived, however, as FaZe found more than just footing with six consecutive victories of their own. The concluding engagements of the initial half were up for fierce contention, in the end favouring NRG, albeit at a 7-8 deficit on the defence.

Brehze's individual performance was paramount to NRG's success on Mirage

Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte got into the thick of the latter half with a quad kill on the offense, yielding his team a round equaliser. Unfortunately for NRG this didn't yield immediate results, but after the team was able to subsequently upset the CT economy, the American squad had FaZe pressured. Consistently Damian "daps" Steele and his teammates were able to breach sites, and having conceded just three rounds, went on to decimate their European opponents on the latter half, securing a 2-0 record through a 16-11 victory on Mirage.

Matchpage
0
2
1st May 2019
United States
12
Train
16
11
Mirage
16
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 38 - 39 -1 75.9 0.95
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 31 - 41 -10 60.5 0.85
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 34 - 43 -9 65.1 0.83
Serbia Janko 'YNk' PaunovićYNk 30 - 38 -8 57.6 0.80
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 29 - 45 -16 66.6 0.75
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 46 - 38 +8 94.2 1.40
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 44 - 30 +14 82.4 1.36
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 44 - 30 +14 84.1 1.34
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 44 - 32 +12 80.4 1.25
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 28 - 32 -4 60.3 0.83

In a fight for survival, mousesports took on Renegades, with both sides eagerly looking to extend their tournament life. The two squads got things going on Train, where Finn "karrigan" Andersen and his men got off to a convincing offense, having copped the initial pistol, and despite a second-round upset, persevered to a 6-1 lead. This was met with retaliation from Renegades, who concluded the half with two three-round strings, spaced by two round losses at 7-8.

frozen put up an impressive 1.45 rating on Train

The local favourites saw early success on the T side in the form of a fruitful pistol with two follow-up rounds, but once rifles were seen in mousesports' hands, the momentum parted the Australians' grip. Captain karrigan and his men systematically dispatched the aggressors, preventing a single bomb plant in all eight of the rounds that the squad went on to win, culminating in a 16-12 victory on Train.

Contrary to Train, Inferno saw a very lop-sided affair in the initial half. The mousesports defence demonstrated an immaculate performance, whereby seven consecutive round victories made for a confident lead. Aaron "AZR" Ward and company proceeded to struggle on the offense immensely, able to assert themselves only on a grand total of four, producing a comfortable 11-4 surplus for mousesports.

woxic brought the heat to Inferno, sporting a 1.59 rating

The second pistol round was absolutely pivotal, round disparity consider, and thanks to four frags from Robin "ropz" Kool, mousesports were able to continue their reign, now on the offense. Renegades copped three rounds in a last-ditch effort to come back into the series, but unfortunately proceeded to falter, unable to answer the mousesports aggression in adequate fashion. This subsequently lead to the Australians' elimination by a 0-2 series score, concluded with a 7-16 loss on Inferno.

Matchpage
2
0
1st May 2019
16
Train
12
16
Inferno
7
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 47 - 26 +21 82.7 1.34
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 40 - 29 +11 88.9 1.34
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 43 - 25 +18 79.7 1.33
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 36 - 29 +7 80.1 1.27
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 29 - 33 -4 74.2 1.01
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 33 - 43 -10 82.7 1.01
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 33 - 34 -1 61.3 0.95
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 30 - 37 -7 73.3 0.90
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 24 - 42 -18 52.7 0.62
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 22 - 39 -17 43.8 0.61
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
648
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1434
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
851
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
EU COACH > NA PROS
2019-05-01 10:16
#19
 | 
Nigeria beeg 
Yes.
2019-05-01 10:21
Faze XDDDDDD
2019-05-01 12:29
#23
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-05-01 10:25
Alt+F4
2019-05-01 11:14
Expected looks like rain forgot to take his addy
2019-05-01 16:49
what a pity, mr moustache didnt get a chance to show middle finger to crowd this time XDDDDDD
2019-05-01 10:17
cry is free
2019-05-01 10:17
#11
 | 
Australia |bruh| 
cry is free
2019-05-01 10:18
name checks out XDDDDDDDDDD
2019-05-01 10:20
#20
 | 
Australia |bruh| 
bro... thats kinda cringe..
2019-05-01 10:21
kinda what?
2019-05-01 10:44
#80
 | 
Greece deSTI_ 
''XDDDDDDDDDD'' This
2019-05-01 20:11
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-05-01 20:11
I'm living under a rock, who's mister Moustache?
2019-05-01 10:26
#26
 | 
Norway Triplex02 
Gratisfaction
2019-05-01 10:28
gratata
2019-05-01 10:31
And what's the meme with this thing?
2019-05-01 10:37
what meme? he showed middle finger to crowd at recent starseries because (! OMFG !) someone was screaming his position to nip in clutch
2019-05-01 10:43
Wait who is gratata? I don't know this too EDIT : Nevermind, I'm a dummy , Gratisfaction
2019-05-01 10:45
gratisfaction....
2019-05-01 10:45
and?
2019-05-01 15:03
what "and"?
2019-05-01 15:21
well why such a big drama from this?
2019-05-01 15:25
theres no drama
2019-05-01 15:41
Gratata
2019-05-01 10:31
What's the meme?
2019-05-01 10:38
#40
 | 
Asia FREE_HONGKONG 
During Renegades vs Ninjas in Pyjamas , someone in the crowd said sandwhich where Gratisfaction is hiding....he was able to clutch it and after that he did a middle finger to the crowd.
2019-05-01 10:44
#3
 | 
Slovakia PulaQis 
Wow
2019-05-01 10:17
#4
 | 
Argentina Chief02 
nice
2019-05-01 10:17
#5
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
nah the boys
2019-05-01 10:17
#7
 | 
Norway felt 
come on rain you can't have your stand in coach perform better than you ffs.
2019-05-01 10:17
he washed up lul
2019-05-01 11:29
EZ
2019-05-01 10:18
That name lol
2019-05-01 19:46
#9
 | 
Canada HansROZE 
Ez for taruk, best melon in the world
2019-05-01 10:18
nice
2019-05-01 10:19
#12
 | 
Australia Boostral 
): this is sad :(
2019-05-01 10:18
#18
 | 
Germany Cultii 
:) F
2019-05-01 10:21
#27
 | 
Australia Boostral 
): L :(
2019-05-01 10:30
#47
 | 
Germany Cultii 
Sorry if you feel bad :(
2019-05-01 10:51
#34
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
can we get 50 likes?
2019-05-01 10:39
#45
 | 
Sweden Bakkmann 
Almost cried, renegades out and fnatic 15-0
2019-05-01 10:49
#48
 | 
Australia Boostral 
Today we have seen tremendous loss
2019-05-01 10:51
#61
 | 
Sweden Bakkmann 
Yes my brother ):
2019-05-01 11:38
RNG 😔
2019-05-01 10:18
at least faze is not getting 16-0d by mibr
2019-05-01 10:19
-gratisfaction +smooya ez renegades fix
2019-05-01 10:19
#22
Hatz | 
Australia xSanctum 
Never. You can't break up the boys. Grat is god
2019-05-01 10:24
#36
 | 
Australia Chereska 
Still lost Pro league top spot, Cutler was the problem
2019-05-01 10:41
It is good to see my bois and proud of them :) woxic and tarik<3
2019-05-01 10:19
#21
 | 
Estonia ropz_bestest 
I slept in the damn match, so relieved mouz won
2019-05-01 10:23
RENEGAYS
2019-05-01 10:26
#28
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
NO USTILO NO PARTY True for both FaZe and Renegades
2019-05-01 10:30
#50
 | 
France SpooceCooke 
L O B S T E R
2019-05-01 11:01
RENEGADES OMEGALUL
2019-05-01 10:37
#35
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
Niko ,,,,,, i cant see anything,,,,smoke smoke,,,they cheat hahahahaha
2019-05-01 10:41
???? Imagine being device fan in 2k19 omegalul
2019-05-01 16:34
faze -rain +ynk = next major champion
2019-05-01 10:41
Death Clan LUL
2019-05-01 10:46
Ez4NRG boyes Fnatic is next
2019-05-01 10:48
GO Woxic
2019-05-01 10:50
Should have kicked rain before Karrigan
2019-05-01 11:00
renegades major legend LUL
2019-05-01 11:08
Renegades already home LUL
2019-05-01 11:23
this new mouz is pretty impressive, I gotta admit
2019-05-01 11:24
RIP THE BOYS
2019-05-01 11:29
#57
 | 
Australia t0rrent 
No ustilo? No win
2019-05-01 11:30
#58
 | 
African Union mikecool 
The boys looked terrible. They gotta pick up the slack.
2019-05-01 11:32
#59
 | 
Poland Lukovsky 
YNk > rain confirmed
2019-05-01 11:35
#62
 | 
Australia amarines 
Renegades what is going on!
2019-05-01 11:42
woxic top 20 when?
2019-05-01 12:18
2k19 Thanks me later
2019-05-01 12:27
i'll mark this xD
2019-05-01 14:57
#66
 | 
United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
NO LOBSTER NO WIN
2019-05-01 12:44
#67
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG Mouz
2019-05-01 14:17
#68
 | 
Turkey i_eat_kebab 
FaZeUP
2019-05-01 14:20
#69
 | 
Hungary HunsOrdkazakh 
Nt FaZe!!!
2019-05-01 14:21
No niko no win. Not a single player dropped over 20 bomb in one map. Not a single player. Without niko, faze is not even in top 10. Lmao what a joke team of star players. There is only one star player in that sh*t team and that's niko.
2019-05-01 16:37
#77
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Wow. Was thinking RNG LIQUID FINAL. RNG finally cool off I guess. Liquid vs NRG final. Liquid 3-1 But more then likely Liquid losing the final to who ever makes it GG Another 2nd place for the 2nd best team in the world.
2019-05-01 16:37
Bad day for Renegades
2019-05-02 04:29
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