North edge out Liquid; FaZe defeat TYLOO at ESL Pro League 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.
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.
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo||27 - 18||+9||106.8||1.49|
|Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister||27 - 16||+11||92.9||1.37|
|Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO||22 - 20||+2||76.5||1.17|
|Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain||19 - 22||-3||89.9||1.04|
|Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN||12 - 18||-6||49.7||0.76|
|TYLOO||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT||22 - 20||+2||92.9||1.23|
|HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody||19 - 22||-3||81.7||1.07|
|YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker||24 - 22||+2||76.3||0.97|
|WingHei 'Freeman' CheungFreeman||14 - 19||-5||54.5||0.91|
|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.
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.
|North||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde||29 - 18||+11||91.3||1.43|
|Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy||19 - 14||+5||69.9||1.16|
|Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi||17 - 21||-4||79.6||1.05|
|Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye||18 - 23||-5||70.2||0.92|
|Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade||9 - 16||-7||44.7||0.80|