FaZe take down NRG, move on to face Liquid in BLAST Pro Series final

FaZe have yet again beat NRG, this time in a best-of-three matchup to advance to the BLAST Pro Series grand final, with Filip "NEO" Kubski and co. easily winning NRG’s map pick, Train, 16-7 and following it up with a tougher win on their own map pick, Nuke, 16-11.

FaZe started out the first map of the series strong, with both Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer shutting down their opponents with multiple head-shot kills during the pistol round. They quickly capitalized off of this with aggressive pushes while NRG had just pistols and excellent utility usage to stop any executes the NA side tried while on rifles. With NiKo and Håvard "rain" Nygaard headlining the way for FaZe, they were able to secure themselves a 6-0 lead before NRG won their first round due to an aggressive, forcebuy execute. However, the mixed European side didn't stay caught off-guard for long and continued dismantling NRG, remaining completely unaffected by the lost round as NEO and co. ended the half 14-1.

NRG started out the second half with a glimmer of hope as they managed to secure themselves the pistol round as well as the first rifle round. A comeback seemed to be in the works for Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz and the rest of his troops as they won six rounds in a row. Tarik "tarik" Celik took matters into his own hands and stepped up for his team with aggressive pushes and clutch plays, but it wasn't enough to keep FaZe from reaching map point. NRG’s lackluster T-side during the first half eventually caught up to them and they were unable to win the 15 rounds needed to make a comeback, resulting in a 16-7 victory for FaZe on NRG’s map pick.

FaZe are through to the final at BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles

The second map, Nuke, was opened up by NRG as they won the pistol round and gained a 2-0 lead. However, FaZe were quick to answer back and tied the game 2-2. With NRG’s economy ruined for the time being, they attacked with full force and not even the CT side's own aggression could keep them out of the bombsites. Just as FaZe reached a four-round lead and began to yet again run away with the first half, NRG answered back. The AWP of Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov created space for his teammates to retake and hold sites, ultimately leading to a 7-8 half, with NRG just one round behind FaZe.

NRG wasted no time tying the game up by winning the pistol round, but with three quick kills from FaZe, they were unable to convert the following round, yet again giving the lead to the European team. The next few rounds were dominated by the rifle of NiKo, but NRG’s T-side on Nuke was showing a lot more potential than on Train. Several multi-kill rounds from CeRq and Ethan "Ethan" Arnold turned a 9-14 score into an 11-14 one, but it wasn't enough to stop FaZe from reaching map point. It all came down to NRG’s in-game leader, stanislaw, to keep them alive in a 1v2 clutch, but FaZe reigned supreme, resulting in a 16-11 victory and a place in the grand final for NEO's team.

Matchpage
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14th July 2019
United States
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Train
7
16
Nuke
11
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 53 - 29 +24 98.1 1.58
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 39 - 30 +9 90.4 1.37
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 44 - 29 +15 86.0 1.34
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 41 - 30 +11 82.3 1.23
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 23 - 25 -2 54.1 0.99
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 39 - 39 0 67.2 0.94
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 30 - 41 -11 73.5 0.82
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 26 - 37 -11 56.6 0.76
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 26 - 42 -16 64.2 0.75
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 22 - 41 -19 66.9 0.73
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
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
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
774
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
#1
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Slovenia New_username 
Nice
2019-07-15 02:16
LOL NRG lost to a team with the NEO bot on it. What happened to them?
2019-07-15 02:35
#33
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United States LookitsJrd 
Niko happened
2019-07-15 02:41
#39
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United States Samsquanch_ 
DaPs wUz ThE pRoBleM
2019-07-15 03:18
#41
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
1 T round on their map pick of Train. Stanislaw strat book must be in Braille.
2019-07-15 04:45
#43
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United States Samsquanch_ 
You know I was being sarcasmic ryte?
2019-07-15 05:00
#47
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Australia CaZeR01 
Nice spelling
2019-07-15 06:42
#49
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Ty men
2019-07-15 07:23
#50
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
??? I'm agreeing with your sarcasm? Are you that daft that your sarcasm confused you?
2019-07-15 07:27
#51
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United States Samsquanch_ 
I wasn’t sure how to read your comment so I was clarifying
2019-07-15 07:30
Ez
2019-07-15 02:16
#7
Twistzz | 
Canada Dash_ 
4 liquid
2019-07-15 02:16
#3
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United States HLTV_Jew 
ez
2019-07-15 02:16
Drop Daps just to lose to dead team FaZe OMEGALUL
2019-07-15 02:17
OMEGALUL from your comment
2019-07-15 02:24
How scared you have to be or hater not to admit that Faze was really solid in this bo3 vs NRG :/ or braindead
2019-07-15 02:24
True hehehe
2019-07-15 02:38
cry is free
2019-07-15 06:27
ez
2019-07-15 02:16
#6
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Denmark danishwarrior 
gj olof!
2019-07-15 02:17
EZ for GOD neo
2019-07-15 02:16
#9
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Spain L3gi13 
Daps was not the problem
2019-07-15 02:17
#10
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Romania decis1ve 
Ez
2019-07-15 02:17
eZ
2019-07-15 02:17
#12
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United Kingdom Cryaosic 
Ez for NiKo Clan
2019-07-15 02:17
#13
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Poland Hanse 
Neo have to frag more, no matter how good IGL/support he is
2019-07-15 02:18
#37
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Estonia sux3ss 
It doesn't matter, faze will still beat liquid
2019-07-15 03:07
+1
2019-07-15 10:52
+1
2019-07-15 06:27
RIP. Hopefully Liquid won't choke like in Miami, they are on such a roll.
2019-07-15 02:18
#20
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United States @FyreCS 
My biggest fear low key I pray that it doesn’t happen again
2019-07-15 02:20
Ikr, this tournament is pretty irrelevant in regard to Liquid's era-in-the-making, but it's still a scary thought.
2019-07-15 02:22
I want FaZe to win, but there's no way Liquid choke now. They have too much confidence with unstoppable form.
2019-07-15 02:36
NA LUL
2019-07-15 02:18
#25
ropz | 
South Africa zoneku 
Name checks out
2019-07-15 02:23
#31
f0rest | 
Sweden Jnordz 
+1k
2019-07-15 02:38
Typical NRG choke in playoffs
2019-07-15 02:18
Without a doubt
2019-07-15 02:21
#17
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Russia TarNP 
GG WP good luck against Liquid. #FaZeUp
2019-07-15 02:19
pog
2019-07-15 02:19
#19
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United States @FyreCS 
eZaF
2019-07-15 02:20
#21
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Romania kr1tex 
Rip
2019-07-15 02:21
B()tch, FaZe start to delight by little
2019-07-15 02:21
-neo +coldzera top1 hltv
2019-07-15 02:23
#52
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Poland mlekonowiem 
Braziliano kido detected
2019-07-15 09:22
2-0 for NRG casters said LUL
2019-07-15 02:44
Ez4GOAT Neo Another final for GOAT HOW many years he in CS???
2019-07-15 02:59
about 20
2019-07-15 03:00
Ez4goat
2019-07-15 03:10
Daps was the problem
2019-07-15 04:23
#42
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Brazil SecondKS 
OlofGOD!
2019-07-15 04:50
nice igl replacement, idiots
2019-07-15 05:34
#48
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Turkey Thunderball 
NRG what a fluke team They dont deserve the this ranking placement at all
2019-07-15 07:10
nice try
2019-07-15 12:21
good match
2019-07-16 12:50
#61
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Sweden D24_Tic 
yu
2019-07-25 11:56
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