chrisJ stars as mousesports outclass FaZe to secure semi-final spot

mousesports secured the top spot in Group B at the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals following a convincing 2-0 win over FaZe.

A flying start from mousesports on Train saw Finn "karrigan" Andersen's side cruise to a 9-2 lead on the Terrorist side, with Chris "chrisJ" de Jong leading the charge for his team with the SG 553. Things were starting to look ugly for FaZe, but Filip "NEO" Kubski's charges tightened up their defence in the final stages of the half to cut the deficit to just three rounds.

FaZe kept the momentum going and dismantled the mouz defence during the opening stages of the second half, bringing the scoreline to 11-9. With the pressure starting to mount, mousesports went for a double AWP setup, a strategy that paid off immediately. They held FaZe's offense at bay to pick up a 16-12 victory, with chrisJ ending the map with 36 frags and a +23 KDD.

chrisJ topped the scoreboard in mouz's dominant victory

Next up was Vertigo, a pick meant to be a curve ball thrown at mousesports, who still had not played the map in an official match. FaZe came out the brighter of the two sides, picking up a 4-1 lead, but then they struggled to find breaches in mouz's defence.

karrigan's side kept their defense very compact and stormed to a 9-4 lead before FaZe secured the final two rounds of the half - the second of which thanks to a 1v4 clutch by Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács.

mousesports meant business from the get-go and began a dominant run with a flawless pistol round on the Terrorist side. FaZe still attempted a response and won two rounds in a row, but a stunning quad kill by chrisJ put mousesports on series point, with the team putting the game to bed in the next round.

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 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 32 - 38 -6 69.9 0.93
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 36 - 41 -5 63.4 0.88
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 28 - 37 -9 65.9 0.84
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 26 - 44 -18 66.8 0.76
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 27 - 43 -16 60.7 0.72
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 63 - 32 +31 106.3 1.64
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 43 - 23 +20 91.7 1.47
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 34 - 27 +7 75.9 1.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 32 - 35 -3 73.6 1.05
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 30 - 32 -2 63.5 0.95
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
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
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1464
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
#1
DolphiN | 
Denmark DolphiN 
EZ 4 KARRIGAN <3!
2019-06-20 21:04
ez for legend
2019-06-20 21:05
TY FOR CARRYGAN LOL
2019-06-20 21:06
#106
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
:telephone_receiver: 4Head
2019-06-20 21:47
#107
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United States karrygan 
ez
2019-06-20 21:47
#108
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
ez4holland😎
2019-06-20 21:49
#110
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United States karrygan 
#VAMOUZ
2019-06-20 21:56
Faze = budget mouz! So EZ for the best team at the moment "mousesports" #Vamouz
2019-06-20 21:05
#34
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Brunei GucciLeIe 
+1
2019-06-20 21:07
Stfu
2019-06-20 21:07
#47
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Europe Kermac 
No u
2019-06-20 21:09
Biggest big fan
2019-06-20 21:24
#93
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Indonesia NRG_Edward91 
+1
2019-06-20 21:28
#139
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Japan esy 
+1
2019-06-21 00:58
+1
2019-06-21 07:15
#14
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Denmark devnr1 
Glad for our Homeboy <3
2019-06-20 21:05
#19
kennyS | 
Hungary ERiKb09 
2nd Kovac is down
2019-06-20 21:05
epicc)))
2019-06-20 21:06
LMAO IM DYING
2019-06-20 21:06
xD
2019-06-20 21:21
#27
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Estonia ropz_bestest 
faze fans back in their caves or removed flair lol
2019-06-20 21:06
#111
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Albania Edjon 
im not a plastic fan xaxaxxaxa
2019-06-20 21:56
#128
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Romania decis1ve 
Some of us are true fans. That doesnt mean you should be toxic. Wp to mouse. And somehow faze has a easier road to the final
2019-06-20 23:20
Well maybe easier road, they have one extra chance to fuck up tho, and mouz have nothing to lose plus both Liquid and Astralis look shaky this event so anything is possible
2019-06-21 01:10
#164
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Romania decis1ve 
yep, hope its gonna be g2 vs mouse now in the final. Karrigan/shoxie for the win
2019-06-21 20:09
True, but real FaZe fans deserve respect (even if the org is trash)
2019-06-21 07:15
#41
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Sweden Unluko 
Mouz > FaZe
2019-06-20 21:08
#49
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United States jaeger_steam 
More like easy for chrisJ. 63 kills in a 52 round series is nucking futs. 20 more kills than closest teammate, 27 more than closest faze member. LanJ is back
2019-06-20 21:10
nice job mouse rekting budget hr
2019-06-20 21:05
#23
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Denmark devnr1 
XDDDDDDDDD
2019-06-20 21:06
#37
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
Xddd
2019-06-20 21:07
#45
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
XD FeelsBadMan
2019-06-20 21:09
#63
karrigan | 
Belarus _LSK 
LUL
2019-06-20 21:17
xDD
2019-06-20 21:18
lmao savage
2019-06-20 21:18
XDDDDDDDD😂😂😂
2019-06-20 21:29
#136
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Latvia Frip! 
+1
2019-06-21 00:33
#3
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
mouz looks really good sad day for faze
2019-06-20 21:05
epic
2019-06-20 21:04
noo i was so close :/ someday i will be #1
2019-06-20 21:05
sorry mens))))
2019-06-20 21:07
np mens :)
2019-06-20 21:13
kkkk
2019-06-20 21:05
Joke Clan is done !
2019-06-20 21:05
Just like german scene
2019-06-20 21:12
nt guardian
2019-06-20 21:19
Oh sunny, How is he doing ?
2019-06-20 21:51
better than you i guess lel
2019-06-20 22:00
True , How did you know ?
2019-06-20 22:09
Because suNny is rich MF with lots of fans and friends flying all around the world to play video games and chill in luxurious hotels and do crazy cool shit He is doing better than all of us on hltv its not hard to figure
2019-06-21 01:08
Je bent hoogstwaarschijnlijk nog onder de 18 gezien je domme reactie
2019-06-21 08:38
#147
aizy | 
Asia glacecs 
Well he guess
2019-06-21 02:25
LOOOOOOOOOOL
2019-06-20 21:05
#8
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Poland sthEn 
So happy for karrigan
2019-06-20 21:05
+1
2019-06-20 21:06
Flair checks out.
2019-06-20 21:18
#9
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Netherlands [Np]KNz 
g o d J
2019-06-20 21:05
He is to good
2019-06-21 00:28
hij ging lekker
2019-06-21 07:00
#11
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Moldova AJollyDoge 
FaZeDown
2019-06-20 21:05
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač 28 - 37 -9 65.9 0.84 Håvard 'rain' Nygaard 26 - 44 -18 66.8 0.76 Filip 'NEO' Kubski 27 - 43 -16 60.7 0.72 top kek.
2019-06-20 21:05
KARRIGAN WAS THE PROBLEM BTW AXAXAXAXAXAXA
2019-06-20 21:06
Yeah , he was, you are blind if you say no but neo is not maybe The best solution
2019-06-20 21:13
#84
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
It got worse after the major with NiKo IGL'ing..
2019-06-20 21:22
#123
ruuit | 
Serbia Wule123 
+1 it started with that choke vs Cloud9, since that they started choking regularly except Sydney. But it really got worst since Niko is igl and i don't think Neo is the solution. Mouse is really good team, i guess 3-4 best team last year, but Faze is really underperforming since Boston. Funny thing, the few times they started looking as team they kick the player. They won tournaments with xizt, cromen and adren but they decide to change :)
2019-06-20 22:45
#149
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Xizt,cromen,adren are stand-in,no one got kick except for karrigan
2019-06-21 04:19
#160
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
Adren was meant to stay..
2019-06-21 07:55
#122
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Denmark iaintnojoke 
Karrigan was only the problem in the sense that they lost confidence in him. The rotating game of IGLs Faze is playing will never work and they won't be good again until the overhaul the whole roster, which would've been much easier by just keeping Karrigan and buying three or four new players.
2019-06-20 22:16
#145
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United States skroobdoober 
+1 - the fact that Rain, Guardian, and sometimes Olof have regained some form but Faze is still struggling suggests either how much Karrigan brought to the synergy of the team before they faltered, or how much of that organic synergy has been lost regardless of Karrigan.
2019-06-21 01:16
Ez for mouz, faze sucks hard now
2019-06-20 21:05
Maybe because they changed Igl ? The main thing in roster ?
2019-06-20 21:13
Yes they changed IGL and they're still looking bad, even G2 rekt them hard
2019-06-22 21:40
And what ? you think that after 2/3 weeks team with new igl can dominate ? Wtf
2019-06-22 21:53
I never said that wtf? Why are u assuming things mens??
2019-06-24 05:14
#18
s1mple | 
Romania niculee 
Ez for Carrygan
2019-06-20 21:05
CHRISJ IS MY LONG LOST SON
2019-06-20 21:05
hahhahaahahahahahaha
2019-06-20 21:06
godj
2019-06-20 21:06
#25
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Brazil kaiknux 
Karrigan is so happy rn hahahaha
2019-06-20 21:06
The next champions of EPL Finals
2019-06-20 21:06
#31
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
📞 4Head HELLO FAZE 📞 4Head MOUZ HERE 📞 4Head THANKS FOR KARRIGAN 📞 4Head HAVE FUN WITH NEO 📞 4Head
2019-06-20 21:06
#32
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Turkey sarpSAS 
chrisJ : god mode on
2019-06-20 21:06
#35
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
chrisj true hltv member
2019-06-20 21:07
#64
arT | 
Brazil PQD28 
so why he's not toxic/70 iq?
2019-06-20 21:17
lmao good point
2019-06-20 21:20
#86
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
just bcuz hes not like #64 and #76 doesnt means hes not from hltv
2019-06-20 21:22
#151
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Singapore Nephalith 
He doesn't post much anymore. Back then, he used to shit on trolls and low IQ users with so much conviction. :p
2019-06-21 06:24
#38
chrisJ | 
Kazakhstan HectykJ 
gane
2019-06-20 21:07
#39
s1mple | 
Latvia rendomz 
chrisJ a god.
2019-06-20 21:08
Coldzera and Neo fucked my fantasy
2019-06-20 21:08
#74
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
Why would you pick cold? 0% of getting far
2019-06-20 21:20
#96
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Germany Neckarstadion 
they could have easily gotten into playoffs if TL didn't drop into the loser's bracket. Coldzera's price was pretty good in Fantasy
2019-06-20 21:30
This
2019-06-20 22:11
Picked NEO, dude what cold also fucked mine tho((
2019-06-21 01:06
FaZe didnt want to win i think xd they dont wanna face astralis or liquid in the semis. mouz looking insane i hope they can make it to the final
2019-06-20 21:08
#51
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Myanmar xdcc 
watch faze lose to g2/nrg
2019-06-20 21:12
The last three times faze has played G2 they’ve beaten them. I don’t know how they’ll play against NRG, depends if brehze and cerq show up.
2019-06-20 21:19
#83
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Bulgaria roundup 
I think that too, they don't want to meet liquid/astralis in the semis
2019-06-20 21:21
#98
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Bulgaria No_1One 
faze fans have 300iq confirmed
2019-06-20 21:33
Karrigan has gone a long way since his faze departure, defeating the team that kicked him for no reason. Mad respect for the CARRYGUN.
2019-06-20 21:08
Isnt it dejavu? I think TSM(danish one) also kicked karrigan, after that he joined FaZe and won ovet them? Or I am mistaken?
2019-06-20 21:13
#94
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Nope it was during astralis
2019-06-20 21:28
No reason ? Wtf
2019-06-20 21:14
I guess you didn’t watch faze the last 5 months karrigan was with the team. I like karrigan but he lost his teams confidence, and his tside calling was atrocious.
2019-06-20 21:20
Can't put all the blame on him
2019-06-20 21:21
I’m not saying it was all his fault but it certainly doesn’t do anything for the team if their leader can’t motivate them and is making very poor calls.
2019-06-20 21:25
He didn't entirely not motivate them, his calls weren't that poor.
2019-06-20 21:36
#131
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Europe erhansol 
sorry but i agree with the obese guy on this one.
2019-06-20 23:35
Lmfaooo "obese guy"
2019-06-21 06:39
Faze dogshit lol
2019-06-20 21:08
#46
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Indonesia evanz034 
They kicked Karrigan and now Karrigan rating is above all 5 faze players, ironic
2019-06-20 21:09
📞 4Head HELLO FAZE 📞 4Head MOUZ HERE 📞 4Head THANKS FOR KARRIGAN 📞 4Head HAVE FUN WITH NEO 📞 4Head
2019-06-20 21:09
Really happy for Karrigan, they guy have been cut from two teams whom he helped getting to the top level. Hope he get's to win a major with Mousesports. Olof needs to leave FaZe who have no soul as of now, no fire in the team. Wish he would link up with a swedish squad, think he would do much better in another environment.
2019-06-20 21:12
Ancient.Olofmeister
2019-06-20 21:33
#105
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Denmark Fonder 
true and agree. Olof is Legend, but he need new motivation, could be joining as you say, join a swedish team. Maybe good contract at faze are the thing that holds him back. And btw Karrigan has proven to be a real fighter, thumbs up for Finn
2019-06-20 21:43
I would think so to about the contract being pretty lucrative is the one and only thing keeping him in FaZe.
2019-06-21 23:01
#153
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Denmark GUNzales 
Fnatic again maybe, after their dissapointment.
2019-06-21 06:57
#53
ropz | 
Italy NoxteR 
FaZe clan Is dead, i'm sorry
2019-06-20 21:12
GOD DEVICE MVP of this tournament inc
2019-06-20 21:13
ChrisJ <3
2019-06-20 21:13
#61
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Czech Republic Dur4ngo 
#Vamouz god chris, mouz to the final !
2019-06-20 21:14
#62
jks | 
Russia Zel0cE 
Chris J on Train Godlike
2019-06-20 21:16
#66
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United States hEgReNaDe 
📞 4Head HELLO FAZE 📞 4Head MOUZ HERE 📞 4Head THANKS FOR KARRIGAN 📞 4Head HAVE FUN WITH NEO 📞 4Head
2019-06-20 21:18
#69
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Ukraine zCainee 
📞 4Head HELLO FAZE 📞 4Head MOUZ HERE 📞 4Head THANKS FOR KARRIGAN 📞 4Head HAVE FUN WITH NEO 📞 4Head
2019-06-20 21:18
📞 4Head HELLO FAZE 📞 4Head MOUZ HERE 📞 4Head THANKS FOR KARRIGAN 📞 4Head HAVE FUN WITH NEO 📞 4Head
2019-06-20 21:23
#100
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Bulgaria No_1One 
📞 4Head HELLO FAZE 📞 4Head MOUZ HERE 📞 4Head THANKS FOR KARRIGAN 📞 4Head HAVE FUN WITH NEO 📞 4Head
2019-06-20 21:34
📞 4Head HELLO FAZE 📞 4Head MOUZ HERE 📞 4Head THANKS FOR KARRIGAN 📞 4Head HAVE FUN WITH NEO 📞 4Head
2019-06-21 01:00
#70
NEO | 
Europe fahadinho 
They only won due to crazy maps from Chris. see you in the final again
2019-06-20 21:18
#89
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
Mouz 32-0 FaZe :)
2019-06-20 21:23
#73
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United States Sillychubs 
📞 4Head HELLO FAZE 📞 4Head MOUZ HERE 📞 4Head THANKS FOR KARRIGAN 📞 4Head HAVE FUN WITH NEO 📞 4Head
2019-06-20 21:19
mouz looks strong on every map so far gj, also the coach seems to make good job
2019-06-20 21:20
#78
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France DesmondHumes 
GodJ Guardian and Rain are far way from their prime level
2019-06-20 21:20
ez4karrigan
2019-06-20 21:20
#85
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Germany ka10 
chris de bong just vaped them! no more onlineJ
2019-06-20 21:22
Smoked em like a bowl lanJ on the hunt
2019-06-21 01:01
#158
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Germany ka10 
hahaha +1111
2019-06-21 07:34
karrigan must be happy kickin faze ass
2019-06-20 21:23
chrisJ what a GOD
2019-06-20 21:24
#97
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Netherlands FreeKurdistan 
Dutch God is back
2019-06-20 21:32
neo...vs karrigan lol gl faze
2019-06-20 21:34
#102
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Germany Vini_1337 
karrigan again proves his worth half a year and he build a top 10 team from scratch
2019-06-20 21:34
As mouz fan I feel so blessed to get one of the best CSGO igls of all time, I was really sad when they sort of disbanded in December but this project is so fucking exiting
2019-06-20 22:09
#132
chrisJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
more like 3 month
2019-06-20 23:37
#104
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Brazil Collee 
greatest mouz AWPer of all time
2019-06-20 21:37
#112
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Brazil RAYRELiCK 
mouz budget faze 4Head
2019-06-20 21:59
Ahaha FaZe overpriced mouz
2019-06-20 22:07
#114
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
GODJ
2019-06-20 22:05
holy shit chrisj
2019-06-20 22:08
#121
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Netherlands coun7less 
Chris J my man
2019-06-20 22:16
#124
Poland MJP 
mousesports are playing together way longer then Faze Clan with Neo. They are doing good any way. Improving a lot every game. Faze need a time . And from mousesports view , we expect top 5 from them any way , Because they fire power with ropz frozen woxic and chrisJ going crazy on LAN. That was expected. Karrigan is in his pick as well. Faze can win vs most of the team in the world. So keep the eye on them , they are danger team , niko is niko - olof as well. Guardian play hard. Rain not so good this event. Neo need a time as well. But yesterday he was doing well. So lets see what will happened tomor :)
2019-06-20 22:46
#150
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Australia Samrith 
G2 is ready to get knocked out
2019-06-21 05:20
Niko “lets kick karigan” Karigan “FaZe it Niko you suck”
2019-06-20 22:50
#127
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Finland TheBlackOpal 
EZ for CHRISTj
2019-06-20 23:18
📞 4Head HELLO FAZE 📞 4Head MOUZ HERE 📞 4Head THANKS FOR KARRIGAN 📞 4Head HAVE FUN WITH NEO 📞 4Head
2019-06-20 23:22
BenchJ
2019-06-20 23:24
+31 and u want him benched?? LUL. flag checks out
2019-06-21 00:13
#133
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World breezy0 
look at this faze "team", it's just a marketing gag so obvious LOL
2019-06-20 23:56
bad veto by NEO they need a better coach, or make yanko control vetos train+vertigo vs karrigan is death mirage/overpass/nuke would've been closer
2019-06-21 00:39
I'm really liking the new mousesports lineup. I have to say, chrisJ's stellar performance in this bo3 surprised me. I know he's good, but I honestly didn't think he was capable of being this good.
2019-06-21 01:51
NEOwwwwww
2019-06-21 04:06
imo old boyz should go
2019-06-21 07:20
Even a bot like Chrisj can frag against faze I would suggest -neo +sunny
2019-06-21 07:47
Frozen? Hello?!
2019-06-21 11:32
#163
LETN1 | 
Finland Sandels 
lets see how long this mouz honeymoon lasts
2019-06-21 15:38
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