North edge out Liquid; FaZe defeat TYLOO at ESL Pro League Finals

FaZe had issues closing out the game against TYLOO, but managed a 16-12 win in the end, while North secured a 16-13 victory over Liquid on Dust2, kicking off group B at the ESL Pro League S9 Finals.

Winning the CT pistol got TYLOO a 2-0 lead on the CT side of Vertigo, but FaZe bounced back quickly in the rifle rounds, with Nikola "NiKo" Kovač leading the fragging while utilizing the SG 553. The European side was 8-4 up swiftly, and after Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer clutched a 1v1 against WingHei "Freeman" Cheung, FaZe closed out the T side dominantly, 11-4.

NiKo was causing issues for TYLOO with the scoped weapons

In the second half pistol, Håvard "rain" Nygaard stepped up to the task with two quick headshots to allow his team to turn around a 3v5 on the B bombsite. Filip "NEO" Kubski and co. added onto their lead by confidently claiming the first rifle round as well, moving up to map point, 15-4. It looked like FaZe was going to quickly finish the map, but TYLOO started mounting momentum on the offense, getting back to 15-12. That is when, on an eco round, NEO came alive and secured four kills to end the match, 16-12.

Matchpage
16
12
18th June 2019
16
Vertigo
12
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 27 - 18 +9 106.8 1.49
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 27 - 16 +11 92.9 1.37
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 22 - 20 +2 76.5 1.17
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 19 - 22 -3 89.9 1.04
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 12 - 18 -6 49.7 0.76
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT 22 - 20 +2 92.9 1.23
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 19 - 22 -3 81.7 1.07
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker 24 - 22 +2 76.3 0.97
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' CheungFreeman 14 - 19 -5 54.5 0.91
China YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer 15 - 24 -9 73.1 0.86

Liquid found success early into the game against North on Dust2, taking a 4-1 lead as T before Philip "aizy" Aistrup stepped up with a triple to get the Danes into the game. North strengthened their defenses after that, bouncing back to take an 8-5 lead. Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså and Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye had big plays in the final rounds of the half, pushing their team up to a 10-5 half time finish.

valde was impressive in North's oppener

The Danes continued their momentum into the second half and won the second pistol and the followups to secure a massive 13-5 lead ahead of the first rifle round. Slowly but surely, Liquid mounted a comeback with the rifles, with a 3v2 retake on B being resolved in the favor of the North Americans making the score 15-11. Just when it was looking like the map was headed for overtime, North ran into the B bombsite on a mixed buy and managed to clutch out the round to secure the win, 16-13.

Matchpage
16
13
18th June 2019
16
Dust2
13
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 29 - 18 +11 91.3 1.43
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 19 - 14 +5 69.9 1.16
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 17 - 21 -4 79.6 1.05
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 18 - 23 -5 70.2 0.92
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 9 - 16 -7 44.7 0.80
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 24 - 16 +8 69.8 1.25
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 19 - 19 0 81.1 1.04
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 18 - 19 -1 73.9 0.97
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 18 - 20 -2 66.8 0.91
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 13 - 18 -5 59.3 0.89
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1333
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
636
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1169
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1138
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Imagine unironically thinking Liquid is a top 1 team 😂😂😂 NA CS will always be NA CS 🤮 They real top 1 is FaZe Clan 🔥🔥🔥 #FaZeUP
2019-06-18 15:39
#15
NiKo | 
Poland Kocykeee 
+1
2019-06-18 15:41
#62
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected ez for North
2019-06-18 16:18
Yo admin u misspelled opener under valdes caption
2019-06-18 18:06
No u
2019-06-18 20:12
#98
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Indonesia lumayan 
faze only lucky tho XD
2019-06-18 19:40
No xcc no win
2019-06-18 19:58
#114
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Indonesia lumayan 
Stop being drunk fangay okay? As an Indonesian fellow i hafta say xcc is by far the worst now in tyloo after the roster changes
2019-06-19 22:27
#20
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
Men)))))))
2019-06-18 15:41
#28
NiKo | 
Serbia Vilota 
+1
2019-06-18 15:42
#29
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United States pieceofpi 
It's a bo1, stop trolling
2019-06-18 15:42
When astralis was top 1 they never lost to teams like spirit and north
2019-06-18 15:44
#46
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United States pieceofpi 
They lost a grand final to North Hello?
2019-06-18 15:48
North are a decent team, quite frankly they are better than Liquid
2019-06-18 15:55
North has had the players and talent to be a pretty good team for a long time, but only limited results. Often they have been way too inconsistent. That being said, I realy lige the New version of North with Valde as IGL. It looks promising.
2019-06-18 18:04
Before attending the ACTUAL tournament? Ok na)))
2019-06-18 16:22
#67
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United States pieceofpi 
Astralis also lost 16-2 to MiBR
2019-06-18 16:37
>the ACTUAL tournament
2019-06-18 17:39
#105
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Indonesia Chonji 
What do you mean before the actual tournament
2019-06-19 05:53
When you have a major as a next tournament you dont want to show anything before that.
2019-06-19 10:54
#31
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Sweden Unluko 
Good games, still Liquid > FaZe though.
2019-06-18 15:43
still u the biggest shit in this world though . fckr
2019-06-19 08:57
Typical FaZe fanboy, you probably watch Forknife too, seen the amount of emoticons used.
2019-06-18 15:45
If you seriously think that comment is anything but ironic then I don't know what to tell you.
2019-06-18 16:07
#79
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Canada Abolition 
+1 guy's baiting so hard & people actually are falling for it
2019-06-18 17:21
+1
2019-06-18 15:44
CLOWN
2019-06-18 16:14
#93
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Imagine unironically thinking faze is a top 1 team 😂😂😂 fazeup will always be fazedown 🤮
2019-06-18 18:58
#95
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
CHOKE CLOWN AHAHAHAHA
2019-06-18 19:19
are you suck on them ?
2019-06-19 15:43
#2
HenryG | 
Netherlands Sem0733 
Finally on the same stage where they can challenge Astralis. Lose to Astralis Lite. Yikes.
2019-06-18 15:39
LOOOOOOL Astralis Lite lol
2019-06-18 15:39
+1 neef man zwager
2019-06-18 15:44
North > Astralis
2019-06-18 17:00
Funny
2019-06-19 19:03
#76
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France J0riS 
Loosing to Lidl astralis
2019-06-18 17:06
Losing*
2019-06-19 19:03
#113
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France J0riS 
FUCK I Always make this mistake ffs
2019-06-19 19:08
#77
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Iran oldHabit 
Astralis lite 💀😂
2019-06-18 17:09
#3
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United States aust_h 
north > astralis
2019-06-18 15:39
#47
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Denmark CRAM3R 
I wish, but doesn't seem like it will turn out that way anytime soon. Astralis still amazing, even with a short period down.
2019-06-18 15:48
#4
NAF | 
Azerbaijan papaD3e 
ez
2019-06-18 15:39
Too ez for FaZe
2019-06-18 15:39
chokeQUID..chokeQUIT
2019-06-18 15:40
Stewie great AWP on B LUL
2019-06-18 15:39
#9
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Poland Lukovsky 
na top1 LUL
2019-06-18 15:40
WHY NA CS SO QUIET LUL
2019-06-18 15:40
#11
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Brazil P3dr0_Er3d1n 
fnatic = 2 years era mibr = 2 years era Australis = 1 year era Liquid = 2 weeks era
2019-06-18 15:42
plus_1
2019-06-18 15:46
#44
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Denmark CRAM3R 
Nice spelling, kid. Take a chill about Liquid. They have not won many tournaments but always had a solid consistency. Now they lost one BO1 against another top 10 team, so what? They are not ruled out. North have been playing really well lately.
2019-06-18 15:47
+1 North has been playing out of there minds lately, liquid has stumbled a bit but that doesn’t mean they suck.
2019-06-18 16:38
Out of their minds? Looking at Norths lineup player by player they are easily a top 3 team. They have been massively underperforming, and depending on how well Valde will continue igl'ing, they could be in top3 for a long time.
2019-06-19 19:06
you are perhaps one of the most intelligent hltv users i have ever found +1111111111111111111111
2019-06-18 18:35
#48
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
LOL, the Brazilian talking about era LUL It was only 3 month in 2016, nothing more
2019-06-18 15:48
Mibr never had an era. If u think that winning 1 event than losing the next is an era than there isn't a single team without an era
2019-06-18 15:57
Wbat exactly do you think an era is lol?
2019-06-18 17:01
Faze still need to beat a top 5 team such as Liquid or Astralis to prove themselves Always choking after hitting matchpoint Guardian looks bad recently :( Btw fazeup
2019-06-18 15:40
not awp's map
2019-06-18 16:04
#80
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Canada Abolition 
Well it's not a guardian AWP map, it's better suited for an AWPer like Stewie, very battle sniper mode type AWPing that Stewie's good at, hence him having a really good rating when he plays Vertigo
2019-06-18 17:25
atleast niko looks good
2019-06-18 16:38
#96
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
in groupstage as always...
2019-06-18 19:20
#HEARTHEROAR
2019-06-18 15:41
#41
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Denmark CRAM3R 
<3
2019-06-18 15:45
Too easy for Olof
2019-06-18 15:41
ez for GOAT of counterstrike NEO
2019-06-18 15:42
+1
2019-06-18 15:42
lmao Liquid
2019-06-18 15:41
LULQUID strikes again, RIP 2 weeks era
2019-06-18 15:41
#81
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Canada Abolition 
flair doesn't check out
2019-06-18 17:25
LIQUID ERA 3 WEEKS LULW
2019-06-18 15:41
#22
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Germany Youngnibba 
Mibr era > Lulquid era
2019-06-18 15:42
#43
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United States twistzzgod 
mibr dont had era
2019-06-18 15:47
Immigrant spotted
2019-06-18 23:22
#39
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Denmark CRAM3R 
Because of one game, BO1? How superficial. Grow up.
2019-06-18 15:45
#58
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Germany Youngnibba 
And because of 1 tournament win and some bo3 wins lulquid has era?
2019-06-18 16:08
2 tournament wins and consistently in finals. No one cares about eras.
2019-06-18 16:12
#61
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Denmark CRAM3R 
I agree, it shouldn't be called an era. It is actually a miscreditation of those teams with an actual era. Im just saying stop slamming the (maybe) best team in the world for losing one BO1 against another top 10 team. And North are starting to get scary atm with Valde as IGL.
2019-06-18 16:18
#64
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Germany Youngnibba 
Thats what i like about the next major. It will most likely show us the new best team in the world
2019-06-18 16:24
#65
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Denmark CRAM3R 
Maybe apart of Gambit I think every team deserved it and placed them on top, yeah. C9 was amazing win they won. Then three star players left and now the org is bit of a joke.
2019-06-18 16:29
How did C9 deserve it any more than Gambit?
2019-06-18 16:40
#71
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Denmark CRAM3R 
The teams at that form they had then, I think it was much easier for gambit. Since then they have showed absolutely nothing with the same roster until changes came. Short after C9, skadaddy retired, stewie and Tarik went to mibr.
2019-06-18 16:44
What do you even mean with "showed absolutely nothing with the same roster"? Zeus left 2 weeks after the major. Hobbit left 2 months later. Also, say what you want, but you can only beat the teams you come up against, and Gambit didn't lose a single game, whereas Cloud9 were almost eliminated after losing against G2 and Space Soldiers.
2019-06-18 16:55
Also, Gambit at least won ROG Masters for 117.500 $ a couple months afterwards. C9 literally haven't won a single tournament since the major. Skadoodle retired for a fucking week before they continued playing together for 6 months. That's a very weird definition of "short after".
2019-06-18 17:00
+1
2019-06-18 20:32
#19
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Germany Youngnibba 
Liquid top 1 yeahhh i think not
2019-06-18 15:41
#21
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Stew lost that game for liquid. Pushing B tunnel with a awp. Getting overrun on B with the awp. Stew should only T awp. Let Naf ct awp But was a good as game.
2019-06-18 15:42
#83
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Canada Abolition 
yea stewie's very aggressive with his AWPing, he needs to learn to tone it down a little on CT side, he's a very skilled AWPer, one of the best in NA but he needs to fix his CT playstyle
2019-06-18 17:29
#94
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United States Trump2020KAG 
yea exactly.....5v5 30 seconds into a round u dont need to push...down 2 guys or so yes understandable
2019-06-18 19:10
FaZe got super lucky, Tyloo would have won in overtime!
2019-06-18 15:42
Top 1 btw
2019-06-18 15:42
#30
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Chile nachooww 
don't choke faze pls
2019-06-18 15:42
Olof top 20 2019 plz
2019-06-18 15:43
+1 is possible. Definitely the most consistent on Faze since Miami. Could even be better than rain.
2019-06-18 15:48
I think after today's game .. niko is officially back .. even tho am a huge olof fan .. i can't trust him as i trust niko tbh
2019-06-18 15:50
NiKo with aug and SG is stronkest NiKo
2019-06-18 16:36
+1
2019-06-18 19:22
#36
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Denmark CRAM3R 
3 out 3 wins for the Danish teams!!! <3 Lets go North!
2019-06-18 15:44
Thx for the Fantasy points Valdemar, ily
2019-06-18 15:45
liquid trash team tbh
2019-06-18 15:49
#54
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African Union mikecool 
North best team lel
2019-06-18 15:59
NEO'S RATING!!! WTF WTF WTF
2019-06-18 17:18
#85
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Canada Abolition 
NEO top 20 player 2019 HLTV confirmed
2019-06-18 17:30
LoL everytime i pick players for fantasy league from a team they do shit i take 3 liquid stewie, twist - naf - taco and jackz ( no money ) last time i jave picked astralis player. they be raped by all the world. now i pick liquid they gonna be raped too ...
2019-06-18 17:36
#89
World Jeza 
Tyloo were stupid to pick up Freeman instead of kaze, kaze is probably one of the best players in the whole of Asia.
2019-06-18 18:05
#92
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France jok9rz 
NiKo didnt say "aug is for noob" on twitter few month ago?
2019-06-18 18:43
-gade + snappi -> much better player.
2019-06-18 21:04
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