G2 breeze past FaZe to ESL Pro League semi-finals

G2 bested FaZe 2-0 on Train (16-12) and Dust 2 (16-8), securing the third semi-final spot of ESL Pro League Season 9.

The first quarter-final match commenced on Train, where Richard "shox" Papillon kicked off affairs with a Glock triple kill, landing G2 a foot into their offensive half. Their adversaries were able to land a round off the back of a successful force-buy, but momentum remained in the Frenchmen's' favour, who went on to accrue a 4-1 lead. Filip "NEO" Kubski brought his men back into the game by shutting down three members of G2 who opted for a B hit. This opening created space for a round equaliser, shortly followed by further turbulence, upon conclusion of which, G2 found a slight lead at 8-7.

Lucky had an outstanding showing on Train, landing a 1.33 rating

The latter half saw the French squad secure a consecutive pistol round, this time with follow-through in the form of two additional rounds. FaZe struggled with footing despite landing their first rifle of the second half, allowing the CTs to secure a 14-8 lead. Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and company made their best attempt at clawing back rounds, however upon producing three consecutive victories were shut down by Kenny "kennyS" Schrub's AWP triple kill, which ensured map point for G2. The two teams went blow for blow in the following two rounds, culminating Train on a 16-12 note in favour of the French squad.

Dust 2 was next on the agenda, witnessing another pistol triple kill, this time from kennyS, who ensured a positive opening for G2 on the CT side. A blunder on part of the Frenchmen saw FaZe snatch the momentum on a save round, assuming the lead shortly thereafter. A spectacular ace from shox marked a pivotal point on the defence for G2, inspiring his entire squad to perform, dropping but two rounds over the remainder of the first half at 9-6.

shox dominated on Dust2, spearheading G2's advance to the semis

In line with their previous two pistol round performances, G2 walked away with another fruitful start to the half, and after dismantling FaZe on their first rifle round, found themselves with a 13-7 lead. A quad kill from shox, immediately followed by another successful round placed G2 on map and series point, while simultaneously marking a shattered economy for FaZe. Outstanding form from the entire French squad meant a flawless quarter-final victory, closing Dust 2 with a convincing 16-8 scoreline.

France
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21st June 2019
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Train
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Dust2
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 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 46 - 27 +19 87.1 1.43
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 44 - 27 +17 82.4 1.36
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 40 - 25 +15 85.6 1.32
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 41 - 31 +10 82.7 1.24
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 27 - 31 -4 67.1 0.99
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 37 - 39 -2 76.9 0.95
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 30 - 40 -10 67.2 0.81
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 27 - 40 -13 66.0 0.77
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 26 - 38 -12 53.4 0.72
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 21 - 41 -20 48.6 0.61
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
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
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
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1584
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
EZ for the french GODS from G2! Shox and kenny are always a pleasure to watch! Go home budget mouz!
2019-06-21 17:21
#1 hunter
2019-06-21 17:21
#20
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
EZ
2019-06-21 17:22
expected
2019-06-21 17:22
faze is most overrated team
2019-06-21 17:46
#101
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Bulgaria No_1One 
+1
2019-06-21 17:55
+11111111111111111111111
2019-06-21 17:21
#64
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Sweden Unluko 
G2 > FaZe
2019-06-21 17:29
Out of the last three matches Faze has played G2, Faze has beaten them twice. Just saying.
2019-06-21 17:44
#87
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Sweden Unluko 
Probably flukes.
2019-06-21 17:44
Or shox and Kenny had two insane maps and guardian has been playing terrible, but yeah probably flukes.
2019-06-21 17:45
#91
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Sweden Unluko 
Thanks for agreeing!
2019-06-21 17:46
You’re welcome!
2019-06-21 17:47
#96
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Sweden Unluko 
Love my fans
2019-06-21 17:49
Problem wasnt guardian but teamplay that basically doesnt exist.
2019-06-21 18:01
Where are the entry-frags?Stop blame Neo,rain got about 8 kills on train. What was the results of faze with Karrigan before he left?The team is looking a bit better but they are not in their best form right now .
2019-06-21 19:06
It was olofmeister who choked alot. He didnt perform well on D2
2019-06-21 19:41
i don't remember olof being their star he's still olof fucking meister but faze is supposed to not rely on him
2019-06-21 23:05
My exact fucking thoughts. Olof is the scapegoat everytime FaZe lose, even when they lose and he top frags or is holding his own. I've been watching every FaZe match, and olof has by far been the most consistent player since Blast Miami. Rain, NiKo, and guardian have all been inconsistent af under neo and olof has been performing a lot better recently.
2019-06-22 04:05
You're more right than wrong but guardian rain and niko have been god awful inconsistent since neo joined the team. Under no circumstances should neo be outfragging niko, rain, and guardian. Olof has actually been surprisingly consistent and well performing despite his team around him.
2019-06-22 04:11
#147
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
G2 should have won d2 at Dallas. Is a fucking miracle that Faze won that map. kenny alone dropped over 40 kills that game. Numbers are only numbers kid
2019-06-21 23:20
And facts are facts kid, shoulda woulda coulda but didn't. FaZe won that map because they were the better team in the end, and G2 won today because they were the better team.
2019-06-22 04:02
#172
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
It was a fluke. You know how i know that? Becuase they fucked faze in the ass at epl. If faze were truly the better team, They would not have let g2 destroy them that convincingly.
2019-06-23 06:11
Damn must hurt to be so stupid.
2019-06-23 10:11
#175
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
Dann! You are so self aware for a FaZe fan
2019-06-23 22:53
Dann!
2019-06-24 01:45
#177
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
+1 stupid enough to think autocorrect is an act of stupidity XD
2019-06-24 17:30
+1 stupid enough to not realize damn will autocorrect when trying to insult someone. XD
2019-06-24 17:57
#179
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
Damn doesn't usually autocorrect on my phone becuase of how often I use it on retards like you
2019-06-24 18:01
Lol says the retard who is so incompetent that he still has autocorrect enabled because he can’t spell.
2019-06-24 18:24
fck off u cunt
2019-06-24 22:47
Welp, second :( Still very happy for G2 and because I graduated today from high school! 😊😊😎😄
2019-06-21 17:21
"B"
2019-06-21 17:21
please don't hunt for the first post!
2019-06-21 17:22
Why? You were doing the same.
2019-06-21 17:23
No, it was just coincidence. Almost my post is high quality and you just posted "b"??? wtf men ))
2019-06-21 17:24
Yes, but I edited it like 30 seconds after that.
2019-06-21 17:28
#103
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Bulgaria No_1One 
400iq F5
2019-06-21 17:56
#111
shox | 
France Zyw0o1v9 
Lol next level shit, gg man
2019-06-21 18:06
congratz to the graduation btw
2019-06-21 17:25
Thank you! ♥️ How old are you BTW?
2019-06-21 17:27
10
2019-06-21 17:47
#37
ALEX | 
France Telt 
Well done !
2019-06-21 17:24
Thank you bro. You wanna know my marks? I got the 2 (maturi) with the exact same mark 4,73 , isn't that funny :D And from the 5 years in high school here in BG 4,50 from all the subjects combined. I am happy bro. Freedom is here!!! GO Bulgaria, GO France! 😃😍😘
2019-06-21 17:26
what is the highest and what the lowest vote you can get?
2019-06-21 17:48
#128
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Croatia DNM_ii 
Congrats on the graduation.
2019-06-21 18:48
Will have the oral test in 5 days. Need 8/20 to pass. Good job bro 🔥🔥
2019-06-21 19:32
good for u
2019-06-21 19:41
#3
kioShiMa | 
France neibaf 
Neo is not the problem gg
2019-06-21 17:21
#89
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Slovakia PulaQis 
+1
2019-06-21 17:46
+1
2019-06-22 04:15
Ez
2019-06-21 17:21
k
2019-06-21 17:21
#6
 | 
Other Phinks 
<3
2019-06-21 17:21
#8
oof | 
Luxembourg HLTVPolice 
oof
2019-06-21 17:21
#9
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France DesmondHumes 
KENNYS IS THE BEST AWPER TO EVER TOUCHED THIS GAME!!!! EZ 4 G2 !!!! FAZE LUL, NEO LUL
2019-06-21 17:21
#27
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Bulgaria Crazy_Gamer 
best awper is device, trust me!
2019-06-21 17:22
#45
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France DesmondHumes 
Device good Kenny best :D :p
2019-06-21 17:24
#46
shox | 
France Zyw0o1v9 
In terms of pure mechanical awp skills device ain't even top 3 lol, even allu awps better then him, it's just his team setting his poor ass up
2019-06-21 17:24
#104
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Device is on a different planet mechanically than allu. And ENCE play a style quite similar to Astralis where they set their stars up. Device gets way more opening picks, clutches more, is better with rifles and pistols. Device is nuts and criminally underrated clearly. Theres literally no justification that allu is better than Device individually, theres a reason people say he switches from bot to God
2019-06-21 17:57
Fallen >>>
2019-06-21 18:06
At their prime kennys >> device. Valve had to nerf awp to nerf kennys for god's sake.
2019-06-21 18:30
#124
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Bulgaria Crazy_Gamer 
The different between allu and device, allu has been playing for many years with this weapon and that's why it's so good. Device is still young awp player, allu is veteran awp player!
2019-06-21 18:34
#150
kennyS | 
United States NixuSs 
What? That Makes No Sense. There Is Only A 3 Year Difference Between Them. Allu Started In 2010 And Dev1ce Started In 2013, Not Enough To Call dev1ce “Young”. Get Your Facts Right.
2019-06-22 00:40
#10
SPERMY | 
United States Fledge 
EZ KENNY GOD
2019-06-21 17:21
#14
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Russia evg1804 
Disband soon
2019-06-21 17:21
#15
ZywOo | 
United States Rxalize 
Faze down, still better than m16r though
2019-06-21 17:21
#16
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Philippines swftre 
EZ 4 G2
2019-06-21 17:21
I remember a kenny flick
2019-06-21 17:21
I remember a UMP Ace from shox
2019-06-21 17:23
Was sick haha
2019-06-21 17:31
#119
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France AzzYRaaM 
I remember 2 insane deagle shot from JaCkz
2019-06-21 18:21
FaZe retirment home.
2019-06-21 17:21
Mustache Kenny is best Kenny
2019-06-21 17:21
#22
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Denmark danishwarrior 
FaZe wont win any events with washed up Neo.
2019-06-21 17:22
#23
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
G2 win this
2019-06-21 17:22
Definitely threw yesterday to go home early today, nt, FaZe
2019-06-21 17:22
#29
shox | 
India iejesus 
Lets fucking go
2019-06-21 17:22
#30
HenryG | 
Netherlands Sem0733 
When is Guardian going to retire? This hurts my eyes.
2019-06-21 17:22
#106
fluke | 
France Urzqor 
Sad to see him there .. He was so good 2 years ago
2019-06-21 18:00
FaZe down look stats ahah they literraly got outplayed in any single duel, nobody higher than 1.0 lul "STAR PLAYERS TEAM" hahaah
2019-06-21 17:23
Im happy for Shox
2019-06-21 17:23
#38
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India Noobie2k 
no stoping G2 now.
2019-06-21 17:24
#39
fox | 
Portugal Marb24 
Coldzera goes to FAZE
2019-06-21 17:24
#40
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Vietnam Realnull 
EZ4G2 :)
2019-06-21 17:24
G2-0 Pog
2019-06-21 17:24
#47
Xyp9x | 
Europe NiQa 
Now, this was painful to watch. :X
2019-06-21 17:25
gg guys
2019-06-21 17:25
Gg teso ui:ugysemtudodmeg
2019-06-21 18:16
Nice :D
2019-06-22 13:22
Imagine throwing a series for mouz just to pick up the "worst" team and still lose to him, lmao
2019-06-21 17:26
#51
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Germany maxwe11 
Karrigan is not the problem.olof is
2019-06-21 17:26
#71
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Other Morvic 
yes
2019-06-21 17:31
Yeah, indeed, Olof is bad these days..
2019-06-22 07:06
#52
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Vietnam EPM 
GG
2019-06-21 17:26
#55
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
They start to lose on picking... Picking D2 was not surprise to ANYONE G2 included and they surely had a smile on their faces. A complete braindead pick! Facts: 19 D2 maps played on the last 3 months-Over 70% win. Neo implemented not much in here as no time. Exactly 1 month ago, Faze beat the hell out of G2 on this map (16-5) but, 3 weeks ago in Dallas, Faze won after triple OT (25-23) and probably didn't deserve to win... Was anyone at Faze expecting G2 was not prepared for D2...? FFS guys... Think ahead or someone will do it for you...
2019-06-21 17:27
#78
Romania jDT 
many thanks damn. I m continuos saying that they are playing one map. yesterday against mouz they shall picked nuke ( frozen it s horrible on A) They are shaky on each map...strange what s happening there
2019-06-21 17:35
#126
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
What blows my mind is HOW they do not see this coming... I mean, i'm OK wuth having faith on my strats but not when we are working them for 1,5 months and reveal it so much... That's just dumb.
2019-06-21 18:36
What would you expect of a team playing purely on skill ?
2019-06-22 10:35
I really don't know what they're thinking, FaZe has been banning train since neo joined and then all of the sudden they decided it best to float overpass and play train and get beat badly both times. I still think they're working out their map pool and teamwork, maybe for a final bang at the major for the vets like guardian olof and neo.
2019-06-22 04:19
#164
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
They are not thinking at all... The only pattern that works is: have no patterns. When you keep insisting on something like their D2, you have to realise someone will be prepared for it... I can't even count how many times the Amanek / Jackx combo shoot them down at long A and they had no answers to that... Honestly think Ynk is not the smartest person on earth, if he does not have preparation for such a simple problem...
2019-06-22 10:18
Yeah i'm not sure how much real prep they did before hand, you could tell by niko's frustration in the post match interview that everything seems very rushed imo, They've had almost two months together and i'm not sure much has been accomplished.
2019-06-22 10:38
RIP Rekt In Pieces
2019-06-21 17:28
#58
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Germany Shackrag 
today we have assembled in memory of the faze clan.. RIP
2019-06-21 17:29
#70
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Other Morvic 
F
2019-06-21 17:31
EZ for GOD KENNYS
2019-06-21 17:28
#60
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
1 min silence for those who thought Faze threw last game with Mouz to face G2 in quarters
2019-06-21 17:29
#65
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Belgium Chuckyyy 
+1
2019-06-21 17:29
#74
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Iceland Anthonin 
+1
2019-06-21 17:34
FaZe needs more team spirit and moral , they look like a dead team when they play ... where's the passion ?
2019-06-21 17:28
Lose against g2 with that lineup means that disband is the only realistical solution.
2019-06-21 17:29
#69
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
Niko clearly said that his play style doesn't click with Neo No coordination
2019-06-21 17:30
#140
MICHU | 
Poland Arknes 
Where he said that?
2019-06-21 21:30
#141
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
In his post match interview here: twitch.tv/esl_csgo/v/442136431?sr=a&t=12..
2019-06-21 21:34
#161
MICHU | 
Poland Arknes 
ty India brother
2019-06-22 06:48
Hé can say whatever he wants after a loss
2019-06-22 10:37
Fuck, I don't know what happened to GuardiaN
2019-06-21 17:29
#68
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Other Morvic 
he bot
2019-06-21 17:30
#142
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
he was off today and started not to take awp in the later rounds on Dust 2
2019-06-21 21:37
He's one of my most favourite players, sad to see him like this
2019-06-21 21:51
#145
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
I know man.. altho i dont like him or hate him but he seems pretty helpless
2019-06-21 21:52
bye bye FaZe
2019-06-21 17:30
#67
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Other Morvic 
ez money
2019-06-21 17:30
#73
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Netherlands Legendarycrab 
Does anyone really believe that they threw the game vs Mouz for easier way to final? ofc not.. They wouldn't risk not getting atleast top4 for chance to lose against g2.. Which they now did. Top4 would have been a good placement for them currently. Unlucko.
2019-06-21 17:32
#108
fluke | 
France Urzqor 
+1
2019-06-21 18:02
gg
2019-06-21 17:34
#76
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Poland Crai9Xen 
Real Faze shuffle when? Instead of kicking igl player as guilty one Cause rain and Guardian are so damn inconsistent these year (I know it wont happen anyway, maybe after major where they will struggle a lot
2019-06-21 17:35
kioshima is the problem allu is the problem karrigan is the problem adren is the problem guess whos next
2019-06-21 17:35
#84
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Poland Crai9Xen 
N e o i s t h e p r o b l e m
2019-06-21 17:40
#100
l | 
Indonesia JoSuaLB 
Guardian perhaps Because NEO even got more kills than him
2019-06-21 17:54
-Guardian +Pasha He will fit better in that team
2019-06-22 10:39
#171
l | 
Indonesia JoSuaLB 
Probably But i think FaZe will stick to GuardiaN and kick NEO and try other IGL available
2019-06-22 18:59
#143
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
Neo is the problem
2019-06-21 21:37
#151
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Singapore LimGardz 
Maybe kioShiMa join back faze and kick rain or olof
2019-06-22 01:35
Guardian Olof TIME TO RETIRE
2019-06-21 17:36
Once again, kennyS is better than guardian
2019-06-21 17:37
+1
2019-06-21 18:33
I guess this loss was quite obvious since G2 is a french team and ESL is going in france so obviously organiser will make sure home team cannot be out in quarter final since they would need crowd for semi final and final.This reminds me of last tear cologne where BigClan reach in final which is again a home team and after that we have never seen them reach to quarter or semi final in big events.It seems like all this are decided in advance and this is ruining excitement and entertainment. But that doesn’t take away the fact that Faze are shit and would always remain shit with no brain and skill.Faze can only win by pure luck ie when opposite team are having a bad day or off else they will never gonna win by their skill or tactics
2019-06-21 17:38
#85
broky | 
Sweden 0sko 
Nice chocke by my favorites, chocke Clan
2019-06-21 17:43
#95
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
ngl faze actually needs to sort their shit. their star players aren't the stars and the map pool is awful like train t side is appaling and theyre not good at a single map.
2019-06-21 17:48
#97
France yvo 
Budget Mouz
2019-06-21 17:50
#98
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Sweden fxzo 
Karrigan was the problem LUL
2019-06-21 17:50
Is it me or olof boring player
2019-06-21 17:53
People thinking FaZe woyld easily win thid were seriously underestimating G2's firepower when they are on fire...
2019-06-21 17:56
#105
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Brazil kaiknux 
ez 4 shox
2019-06-21 17:59
"GUARDIAN TOP1!" They said Why so quiet?
2019-06-21 18:02
#110
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Faze with neo top1 team they said forsenPOG
2019-06-21 18:03
actually neo performed very well LUL
2019-06-21 19:42
G2 is looking better and better, especially when old kennyS "is on the server".
2019-06-21 18:09
Good old performance from the 2 legends. I enjoyed it
2019-06-21 18:10
Ma boi botdian haha
2019-06-21 18:15
#117
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Indonesia evanz034 
This what happened when shox and kenny on form
2019-06-21 18:18
Faze have most inconsistent players......-faze ...plz disband
2019-06-21 18:20
...why the fuck did I start getting optimistic about FaZe? This fucking line-up is actually legendary at disappointing.
2019-06-21 18:24
#137
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Romania Infumee1 
Legendary ? stop taking drugs ...neo and olof need to retire ..niko choking all the time ..rain and guardian in shit form..probably need to retire as well
2019-06-21 19:51
#149
Aleksib | 
Finland Mitzu 
I think you're the one that needs to stop taking drugs or take a few English lessons at least. He's saying the team is legendary AT DISAPPOINTING.
2019-06-21 23:51
#121
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United States EmperorTrump 
shox and kennys hard carrying. welcome to 2015
2019-06-21 18:29
Shox and kennys are finally back
2019-06-21 18:35
#127
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Czech Republic knox^ 
+1
2019-06-21 18:42
Back For ONE game.......G2 T3 team
2019-06-22 07:35
Bye bye Niko you Will NEVER win
2019-06-21 18:49
G2 > MIBR never
2019-06-21 19:01
faze so bad
2019-06-21 19:03
#138
NiKo | 
Pakistan Inzanee1 
Faze </3
2019-06-21 20:47
ESPECTED........... BOT NEO I SAY
2019-06-21 21:25
#148
Sunde | 
World sfu 
Lost to G2, ayy lmao
2019-06-21 23:31
Neo as igling not bringing much to faze. Fail to set his star player. When people gonna realise that winning as a team is benchmark for igl than get a good stats on fragging. Thats why karrigan > neo still.
2019-06-22 03:25
#158
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Something is wrong when neo is the 2nd best fragger on this team
2019-06-22 05:47
FaZe disband
2019-06-22 06:21
Remove neo now
2019-06-22 06:24
Wow
2019-06-22 16:48
#174
f0rest | 
Spain danNtc 
FaZe need a real rework...
2019-06-23 14:38
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