Renegades proceed to New Legends final round over FaZe

Renegades have successfully advanced to the fifth round of the New Legends Stage following a 2-1 elimination series victory against FaZe.

The second elimination series of the day saw FaZe and Renegades struggle against one another for survival, starting their face-off on Mirage. The Australian offense was able to take the first pistol, and assume a three-round lead off the back of their early success. Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer's AWP quad kill secured FaZe their first round of the half, but the unrelenting Renegades persevered past this, ensuring the majority of the early-to-mid portion of the rounds. It was only in the concluding three rounds that the European mix found consistent success, producing a 6-9 CT half off the back of it.

Liazz was pivotal to Renegades' comeback on Mirage

FaZe's offense kicked off to a successful pistol round, courtesy of a Glock quad kill from olofmeister. This fruitful start yielded the European mix a further two rounds, and much like their adversaries, after Renegades' full-buy was conceded, their dominion continued. Strings of consecutive victories, with the occasional showing from the defence allowed FaZe to extend their lead, subsequently securing map point thanks to a stunning 1v2 clutch from Håvard "rain" Nygaard on the B site. Despite their opponents' advantage, Renegades managed to string together the final three rounds of the latter half, pushing their map pick into overtime.

A single overtime was insufficient in settling Mirage, as the teams exchanged 2-1 T side performances, to force a second set of rounds. It was in the second overtime that Renegades eventually managed to outshine their opponents, securing Mirage with a 22-19 score.

Map two, Nuke, saw FaZe kicked off to a very strong T-side start, where the European mix absolutely dominated the initial half. Outstanding individual performances from olofmeister, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and rain, coupled with Renegades' inability to deal with the T-sided onslaught produced a lop-sided 13-2 half in favour of FaZe.

olofmeister concluded Nuke with an impressive 1.55 rating

A consecutive pistol round for the FaZe camp, followed by a consecutive conversion made for a fast map point and a colossal comeback task for Renegades. Just one successful round was secured by the Australians in the latter half, with map two concluding immediately after on a confident 16-3 score for FaZe.

The third, and final map of the series was Vertigo. Filip "NEO" Kubski and company transferred the massive momentum from the previous map into the concluder, securing yet another pistol round victory, followed up by a further two. Rifles in the hands of Renegades were no threat for FaZe, as the team continued to snowball, gaining pace as the early stages of the map progressed, leading to a 7-0 lead, reminiscent of developments on Nuke.

Contrary to map two, Renegades were able to halt the rolling stone, their first round courtesy of a triple kill from Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai. In conclusion of the first half, the Australians were able to prevent a blow-out by securing a 5-10 scoreline.

jkaem led the comeback on Vertigo, posting a 1.29 rating

After switching to the defence, the Australian quintet commenced comeback efforts, spearheaded by USP-S double kills from Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad and Aaron "AZR" Ward. The initial success inspired Renegades past their opponents' first full-buy, allowing them to subsequently equalise the scoreline at ten rounds apiece. The teams exchanged blows, after which FaZe attempted a dash for the finish line by closing out three consecutive rounds.

A standout triple kill from jkaem in round 17 broke the offense's momentum, allowing the Australian-majority squad another gap closer, this time at a nail-biting 14 rounds per side. A consecutive round loss for FaZe resulted in a fragile economy come the final round, and a concluding failed A ramp hit saw the team collapse with a close 14-16 score.

Matchpage
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31st August 2019
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Mirage
22
16
Nuke
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14
Vertigo
16
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 83 - 51 +32 86.9 1.37
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 58 - 57 +1 76.6 1.09
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 59 - 67 -8 75.2 1.00
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 46 - 48 -2 56.2 0.98
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 45 - 59 -14 63.7 0.84
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 71 - 67 +4 93.4 1.29
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 61 - 59 +2 79.2 1.10
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 54 - 55 -1 65.6 0.95
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 52 - 57 -5 62.3 0.91
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 43 - 54 -11 53.6 0.80
The New Legends stage
3W - 0L
3W - 1L
2W - 1L
1W - 2L
1W - 3L
0W - 3L
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
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:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
661
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1172
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
FUCK! Rip Faze and RIP MY PICKEM Poor olof men(( -neo PLS!
2019-08-31 19:29
#13
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Brazil P3dr0_Er3d1n 
2019-08-31 19:30
+1 lmao
2019-08-31 19:33
Ok and where is mibr in this match?
2019-08-31 19:33
#65
NiKo | 
Finland FocusMen 
+1
2019-08-31 19:41
I think this kind of names are waste of time. Brazilians support players and not brands :\
2019-08-31 20:20
That's SK, not MIBR.
2019-08-31 20:16
#16
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Poland Astoner55 
Wtf man Guaridian lost them the game, as much as I think Neo should go, Guardian is the one to blame here.
2019-08-31 19:30
Niko lost 10 opening duels map 3
2019-08-31 19:34
#59
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Poland Astoner55 
NiKo isn't his former self, I agree, but Guardian literally had 1 more frag than Neo in the entire series, meanwhile FaZe was doing their setups (Mainly on Mirage and Vertigo) for him, to allow him to do something... He missed so much shots, I can't believe it tbh
2019-08-31 19:36
#68
NiKo | 
Finland FocusMen 
Ever since neo NiKo has been shit
2019-08-31 19:42
Nikos been pretty average for a while now
2019-09-01 04:31
#153
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Australia atheoo_ 
gyazo.com/8ccde56d64f985fbd1123f5e121cd5.. Linked wrong jkaem on the article
2019-09-01 09:04
no -olof -niko ez tier 1
2019-08-31 19:30
Ez tier 3
2019-08-31 21:42
#134
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
lul xd
2019-09-01 00:50
RIP OLOF , Liazz saved RNG so many times in this match First with that ace on mirage - youtube.com/watch?v=Ni7gXIqhm-8 and second with that 1vs4 with 10 fucking HP - youtube.com/watch?v=HrxOhMbYz60 ALSO Guardian played like a bot , and neo , well , neo is really bad
2019-08-31 19:37
#117
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Argentina MrRioKai 
This
2019-08-31 21:11
#156
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
JKS had the 1v3 with 5hp on Mirage too remember.
2019-09-01 09:58
#69
NiKo | 
Finland FocusMen 
RIP olof indeed. He wanted the legend status clearly
2019-08-31 19:42
Neo destroyed faze
2019-08-31 19:53
Why would you pick Faze for Top 8 lmao
2019-08-31 20:14
-niko. Cant handle preshure...
2019-08-31 21:36
#143
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China HarryZ 
-neo +cold ?
2019-09-01 04:12
this ain't don't major material anymore chief. Maybe we will actually witness Coldzera and Niko playing together and 1-3 at the next mayor? :D :D
2019-08-31 19:29
i aren't think that
2019-08-31 19:41
#92
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
You say that as if it's a good thing lmao
2019-08-31 20:14
F for olof legends stage! +32 and still lose xD Now add coldzera (-neo) and bring aleksib (-guardian) and put niko/cold with avp
2019-08-31 19:30
IF Coldzera joins , Niko will probably IGL.
2019-08-31 19:32
aleksib will most likely be joining as igl
2019-08-31 19:34
#64
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
Imagine using Reddit comments as your news source lmao "most likely". Thanks for your analysis that you pulled out of your ass
2019-08-31 19:41
source: god's words
2019-08-31 20:06
idk mate, I doubt aleksi wants to go back to the drawing board with a newly formed roster after spending a year in t3 tournaments with ence. Unless he has a say in the follow-up transfers, it seems the most likely move
2019-08-31 20:27
hes going to faze and this moron doesnt want to accept it, man i literally wish half the kids in this world just died one night, this kid has a -IQ rating if he thinks that is only going around on reddit.... ever heard of inside reporting? yea this clown hasnt you can tell hes a stupid child by who he follows. like only follows clown players and clown teams yet thinks he can talk about real CS?
2019-08-31 20:37
#124
Snax | 
Romania pxanut 
Of guy, not a good way to prove you’re smart or mature. It’s a ‘video game’ and you wished death upon him. You might wanna go outside and talk to some human beings, leave the cyber fighting to others.
2019-08-31 21:46
Woah woah woah. Stop making us look retarded for god's sake.
2019-09-02 00:11
hey boobie retard, grow the living fuck up. open your stupid ass eyes and understand what is happening. Literally anyone with a single brain cell can see Niko CANT IGL and Aleksib will be on the market... you tell me dumbass whos gonna be the igl? oh btw go watch the HLTV podcast and listen to them go into detail on just how good this roster change may be for faze.
2019-08-31 20:35
F!
2019-08-31 19:29
#5
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Finland Smoonah 
Get rid of weatherman, NEO, Rain
2019-08-31 19:29
#6
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Romania FaZe_NBK 
New Faze should be like this NEO NiKo rain coldzera some good AWP olof -> fnatic Guardian -> anywhere
2019-08-31 19:29
Nah its time for NEO to get the fuck out.
2019-08-31 19:31
#52
SpawN | 
Switzerland fanb0yyy 
- neo..
2019-08-31 19:34
Guardian should just go back to playing fortnite or whatever
2019-08-31 19:35
#61
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Vietnam eat_mah_dog 
-ottoNd +GuardiaN, EZ4CR4ZY
2019-08-31 19:40
#7
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Portugal YANRAZA 
faze 2k19 lul
2019-08-31 19:29
#8
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United States aust_h 
imagine picking FaZe to advance
2019-08-31 19:29
#24
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
I put them 3-0 Either they power through it or they just play like shit. The latter has turned out to happen.
2019-08-31 19:31
#9
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United States jmarcelo 
ez
2019-08-31 19:29
#10
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
F
2019-08-31 19:29
#11
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Brazil P3dr0_Er3d1n 
HELLO MOM
2019-08-31 19:29
Adren 100% laughed this.
2019-08-31 19:29
#45
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Hungary StraYzie 
+1
2019-08-31 19:33
#138
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Faze with adren was 100 times better than this faze
2019-09-01 03:07
RIP OLOFMEISTER
2019-08-31 19:30
#15
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
Enjoy watching the REAL man Hunter play, mr. Chokola Cyka Kovac
2019-08-31 19:30
1 vs 4, dude with 10hp kill all)))))
2019-08-31 19:30
-_- Reply needs to have actual content
2019-08-31 19:30
Adren was the problem :D
2019-08-31 19:30
#21
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United States Raptorial 
F
2019-08-31 19:30
I feel so bad for olofmeister...
2019-08-31 19:30
#23
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United Kingdom @VOSSKi_tv 
LIAZZ = GOD
2019-08-31 19:31
#25
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Poland Astoner55 
Guardian was so bad today... I think they should replace him with Coldzera, if it doesn't work out then -Neo ofc and +Aleksib
2019-08-31 19:31
#76
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Europe Mrfloppy 
Kick neo for xoldzera could work
2019-08-31 19:50
#99
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Poland Astoner55 
How? No IGL, Guardian still AWPing awfully ;(
2019-08-31 20:20
yes lol tell me how that would work, no igl and gaurdians still there lmao
2019-09-01 04:36
olof played so well
2019-08-31 19:31
"After switching to the defence, the Australian quintet commenced comeback efforts, spearheaded by USP-S double kills from Jake "jakem" McCausland" omegalul
2019-08-31 19:31
LUL
2019-08-31 19:33
#57
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
LMAO
2019-08-31 19:36
TF?!!!!!!!
2019-08-31 19:42
2019-08-31 20:09
#28
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Europe Mrfloppy 
Kick neo and rain
2019-08-31 19:31
#30
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North America fernando_123 
RIP OLOF
2019-08-31 19:31
Wp Olof. You played your heart out. Just like Neo, Get Right and coldzera, you’ll always be a legend.
2019-08-31 19:31
lmao of course Brazil puts coldzera in a list of three 1.6 legends
2019-08-31 20:30
I'm talking about CSGO legends, kid. I don't know much about CS 1.6 scene.
2019-08-31 21:17
Cause you talking like coldzera died or retired or something. Like the other guy said, I would have gone with cogu to represent Brazil. hltv.org/news/5888/top-20-players-of-201.. What I think of as legends. Look, everyone's there!
2019-08-31 23:04
cold didn't die, neither neo, olof and get_right did. still, they're already legends on the game.
2019-08-31 23:05
3 of those basically are retired after this week and are legends. cold even said in an interview he didn't start until those guys were famous. why you comparing him to people ~30.
2019-08-31 23:06
because he's a legend on this game already, lad. two times in a row top player of HLTV; two times Major champion, two times Major MVP; the 2nd best clutch master in Big Events ever...
2019-09-01 04:53
Agreed.
2019-09-02 00:14
Fnx, FalleN, Cogu, nak
2019-08-31 22:21
that's my point. I would have said cogu. But at least he admits he knows nothing about 1.6 in a previous post. Talking like coldzera died or retired lmao
2019-08-31 23:01
For me Egozera is dead, idiot abandoned his team in the last minute
2019-09-01 12:47
Guardian become a tier 3 awper, it's time to retire.
2019-08-31 19:32
#33
autist | 
Sweden Tyx3_ 
Man its sad how hard olof needs to carrie to have his team still in tournament FEELSBADMAN he don’t deserve shit team like this look at NiKo that still think he good at the game man he’s cousin is miles in front of him now FEELSBAD for olof
2019-08-31 19:32
#93
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
-1 fazes only win was BC rain carried
2019-08-31 20:16
#128
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United States AproximateCS 
Rain had like 7 more kills that game. Olof did better this tournament
2019-08-31 22:30
#34
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Australia |bruh| 
LIAZZ FUCKED THEM SO HARD
2019-08-31 19:32
#35
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
olof 2015
2019-08-31 19:32
feel so bad for olof, rest of the faze shitters deserve it
2019-08-31 19:32
Disband 100%
2019-08-31 19:32
People who put faze to Make legends are next level retarded
2019-08-31 19:32
#70
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Spain Fomalhaut 
Exactly
2019-08-31 19:42
#40
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
when an ex faze member rekts faze
2019-08-31 19:32
-NEO +aleksib
2019-08-31 19:32
F for Olof , everyone who was watching the game could see how bad he wanted to keep his legends spot ... #SaveBoostmeister
2019-08-31 19:33
#freeolof
2019-08-31 19:33
#48
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Poland ryhupeja 
Tournament of sad goodbyes. Thank you Neo and GTR for all those years.
2019-08-31 19:33
#71
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
lmao polack still mad at olof for ruining VP dreams
2019-08-31 19:43
#78
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Poland ryhupeja 
the hell you're talking about?
2019-08-31 19:54
#94
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
+1
2019-08-31 20:16
Respect for olofmeister The last all-time LEGEND. The world belongs to the younger generation.
2019-08-31 19:35
#55
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Germany Trax_ 
AXAXAX expected! Finally this TRASHCLAN has to make changes, they cant possibly overlook how shit they are now even with their egos
2019-08-31 19:36
#56
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Turkey Zeria_ 
Respect Olof
2019-08-31 19:36
"After switching to the defence, the Australian quintet commenced comeback efforts, spearheaded by USP-S double kills from Jake "jakem" McCausland and Aaron "AZR" Ward." fix edit: nvm i just saw it posted above
2019-08-31 19:40
Rip olof streak the GOAT
2019-08-31 19:40
#72
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Germany misterE 
Who the hell is jakem?
2019-08-31 19:43
#106
blacK | 
Namibia Toonga 
A former faze player taking revenger for them kicking him.
2019-08-31 20:27
#107
blacK | 
Namibia Toonga 
Oh. They wrote it wrong. Wow
2019-08-31 20:28
#73
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Israel fvlion123 
f for olof : (
2019-08-31 19:45
FAZE team is cursed.. just like NiP, G2 and NAVI, they just cant win.. So depressing
2019-08-31 19:48
jakem so good
2019-08-31 19:48
#80
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Olof top-fragging in all three maps and still loses... Now that's a FeelsBadMan Sad to see him lose his all-majors-playoff streak in such a way... No matter of that, he's still one of the GOAT's of CS. Respect.
2019-08-31 19:59
#81
Nifty | 
France nlrio 
Renegades ftw
2019-08-31 20:00
Bot NEO
2019-08-31 20:01
OLOFMEISTER I LAUV YOU!
2019-08-31 20:06
Feels bad men :(
2019-08-31 20:06
Another one for the BOYS :D
2019-08-31 20:08
#88
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
no way duuude ;(.
2019-08-31 20:11
#89
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Brazil hugoooo 
...at least mibr has the valid excuse that they played with their coach lol FaZe should definitely change their lineup, it's just getting worse. Maybe cold? sunNy?
2019-08-31 20:12
#101
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Singapore Wadufuk 
sunny had sign a new contract with ence
2019-08-31 20:24
#102
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Brazil hugoooo 
Oh yea, instead of aleksib
2019-08-31 20:25
Rip olof :( the last legend falls
2019-08-31 20:13
#97
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
Karrigan is a massive legend
2019-08-31 20:17
zeus&karrigan still at tourney
2019-09-01 03:29
#95
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Australia Slippin_Jimmy 
imagine picking Renegades for 0-3 lmao
2019-08-31 20:16
#98
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Indonesia frenlyjitu 
botian
2019-08-31 20:17
#103
cadiaN | 
Finland 0lter 
rip faze
2019-08-31 20:25
#104
blacK | 
Namibia Toonga 
Yet faze kicked jkaem. Well done
2019-08-31 20:26
#111
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African Union mikecool 
YTB YTB YTB YTB
2019-08-31 20:43
Good job FaZe. Olof's streak bites the dust. RIP. The team and org are just so dumb. Picking NEO? Like there are infinite amount of better choices in the scene.
2019-08-31 20:47
they dont have the money to just pick anyone up like they use to, or atleast they didnt that might have changed now if they pick up cold.
2019-09-01 04:41
#113
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World Beard43 
Yeah the boyzzzzzz!! Well played!
2019-08-31 20:54
#114
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Ukraine zCainee 
F
2019-08-31 20:55
#115
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Finland v3gez 
EXPECTED
2019-08-31 20:59
Olof not the legend first time don't be his last major plz
2019-08-31 21:10
#118
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Is olof really the problem? Look at that status, even as a loser
2019-08-31 21:15
#120
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Poland Ktav 
Choko jajahahh
2019-08-31 21:22
niko most overrated trash ever, fucking dumb plays
2019-08-31 22:13
#126
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Dominican Republic Johnsmith_72 
The only consistent and good player for faze is rain, he plays good under pressure i thing relasing karrigan was a bad move because the team are getting worse , niko is in bad form ,guardian has very bad performance with neo IGL. I think Faze need a fresh IGL and a new coach, at least near karrigan Igl level, they shouldn't remove him in first place.
2019-08-31 22:14
Renegades WASTED SPOT
2019-08-31 22:47
Sorry islamerica flag. No u
2019-09-01 01:36
#136
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Poland Keruzz 
more olof god mode plx -neo -guardian Niko is avarage now
2019-09-01 02:23
#137
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Australia Lolfeminists 
Hahahaha What time is coldzera joining boys ???
2019-09-01 02:54
#139
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Australia Chereska 
I fell asleep at 0-7 on inferno thinking it was over, then that happened.
2019-09-01 03:10
GG
2019-09-01 03:13
expected faze are dead asf
2019-09-01 03:35
Expected
2019-09-01 04:36
#149
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Taiwan Himeii 
duuuude i feel so bad for olof. what happened, why did FaZe did a roster change. They were doing well back then.
2019-09-01 05:11
Disband incoming.
2019-09-01 06:32
#151
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Australia SUNSPY 
proceed to new legends stage ? um 2-2
2019-09-01 06:42
#155
shox | 
India iejesus 
"final round " over faze
2019-09-01 09:52
#152
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
in the last 14 maps of Renegades vs Face 7 maps have gone the full 30 rounds or into overtime with another 3 maps being a 16-13 result and in these 14 maps only 2 has one team not reached double figures. these teams always match up well against each other and provide entertaining matches
2019-09-01 07:17
#154
shox | 
India iejesus 
olof 😱
2019-09-01 09:51
-neo
2019-09-01 10:44
#158
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Germany L1lK1M 
They have to get rid of GuardiaN and NEO.. I really like NEO but if you'd get Aleksib and coldzera or something, that would be a solid move...
2019-09-01 11:49
As an igl. It is acceptable if u get low frag. But not bringing the best from ur star player. The team look clueless and no teamwork. Just solely depends on each player to make crazy play. That was absurd. U better get coldzera and play with no igl at all. Or just get any fresh talent.
2019-09-01 12:14
Olof will always be a legend!
2019-09-01 16:11
#162
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
jkaem
2019-09-01 22:03
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