FaZe and mousesports go 2-0 in ESL Pro League

FaZe and mousesports now have two wins each in Group A of ESL Pro League following their series wins against OpTic and BIG, respectively.

After FaZe picked up their first win in Group A on day one over OpTic, they were set to clash with BIG on the second day. From the start, it was clear that Nikola "NiKo" Kovač wasn't in the best shape as he got off on the wrong foot on Nuke, but despite conceding the first three rounds, the Bosnian's team was able to lock down a dominant CT side worthy of 11 rounds.

Although the German-majority squad put up a great effort to come back, winning seven out of the first eight rounds in the second half, FaZe put their foot down and closed out the map 16-11 with a four-round streak.

coldzera looked in great shape again, dismantling BIG on Inferno

Mirage saw the two teams go toe-to-toe in the first half, with Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz & co. switching over to the CT side with respectable seven rounds. Although FaZe went on a five-round streak to start the second half, BIG did what their adversaries had done to them on Nuke, mounting a huge defense to equalize the series at 16-14, 1-1.

It came down to Inferno, where BIG looked like the better team early on as they denied FaZe consecutive rounds en route to a 6-3 lead, but with Marcelo "coldzera" David at the helm, the European mixture dominated the proceedings to grab their second victory in the round-robin at 16-8, 2-1, with the Brazilian star surpassing the 2.00 rating mark on the decider.

Matchpage
2
1
9th October 2019
Germany
16
Nuke
11
14
Mirage
16
16
Inferno
8
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 75 - 47 +28 94.6 1.42
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky 61 - 50 +11 83.0 1.18
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 53 - 56 -3 77.4 1.09
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 55 - 50 +5 69.6 1.07
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 42 - 58 -16 61.6 0.83
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 56 - 59 -3 77.0 1.04
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfieldsmooya 54 - 56 -2 65.3 0.99
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 54 - 57 -3 76.4 0.96
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 51 - 58 -7 74.4 0.95
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 45 - 56 -11 69.0 0.86

In the other match, mousesports and OpTic went head to head, with Finn "karrigan" Andersen's squad picking Vertigo to kick off the series against his countrymen, who are playing the tournament with a stand-in, Oliver "kwezz" Rasmussen.

Although the first three rounds went their way, mousesports were unable to find their stride in the gunrounds, ending their offensive half with only six rounds. OpTic were the first to reach double digits after switching sides, but with David "frozen" Čerňanský and Robin "ropz" Kool putting in big numbers, the European side pushed the opening map to overtime and came out on top with a four-round streak there.

mousesports will take on FaZe on Thursday for a spot at the finals

The Danish squad opted for Train as the second map, but they found little success there early on, with mousesports' second-round break earning them a huge string of rounds on the Terrorist side, as they reached 10 rounds without a response from their opponents.

That finally came at the end of the half, as OpTic gave themselves a chance with the last four rounds and a pistol round on top, but yet another forcebuy victory ensured mousesports a swift victory, as they ended things 16-7, 2-0.

Matchpage
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0
9th October 2019
19
Vertigo
15
16
Train
7
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 57 - 33 +24 101.0 1.47
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 46 - 29 +17 78.5 1.36
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 52 - 31 +21 89.2 1.35
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 37 - 38 -1 76.4 1.12
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 27 - 44 -17 56.9 0.78
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 43 - 45 -2 90.8 1.08
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 37 - 46 -9 80.8 0.89
Denmark Oliver 'kwezz' Rasmussenkwezz 34 - 38 -4 62.6 0.86
Denmark Rene 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS 31 - 44 -13 64.0 0.78
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 28 - 46 -18 45.7 0.62

The two European mixtures have now secured a top-two placing in Group A and are set to meet on Thursday at 18:25 for a place at the seasonal finals. The full standings of the group are the following:

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1057
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Denmark Oliver 'kwezz' Rasmussen
Oliver 'kwezz' Rasmussen
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
122
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1274
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
638
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
715
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1526
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
nt BIG just unlucky game BIG will be top 1 #GoBIG
2019-10-10 00:43
Sprout > BIG
2019-10-10 00:44
#19
gAuLeS | 
Liechtenstein KotoPRO 
Tier 5 scene > EX-LG > BIG
2019-10-10 00:48
#27
RpK | 
United Kingdom yalchii 
Lol
2019-10-10 01:05
#42
FalleN | 
United Kingdom h4m 
Lmao big forever bad German cs will never succeed. Smooya tried to carry u but u still too bots
2019-10-10 01:58
Lmao ???? team forever bad UK cs will never succeed. XANTARES tried to carry u but u still too bots
2019-10-10 02:22
#69
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Europe C0RM4C 
That's right
2019-10-10 06:20
#75
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France LeDiplomate 
Lmao !!!! team forever bad TK cs will never succeed. Beyaz tried to carry u but u still too bots.
2019-10-10 09:00
He is chinese..
2019-10-10 09:49
#80
beyAz | 
Turkey LantarEZ 
Bot_kick
2019-10-10 12:29
FAZE_W_COLD_NEVER_LOST_AGAINST_BIG
2019-10-10 03:02
#61
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Korea ferizy 
Lost cuz of 31k by coldzera but saying just unlucky lol
2019-10-10 04:02
delete this comment
2019-10-10 00:45
The title says they are with 2 victories and 0 losses...
2019-10-10 00:44
oops you are right
2019-10-10 00:45
2-0 Faze haha yeah in their dreams
2019-10-10 00:44
2-0 in group, idiot...
2019-10-10 00:45
#16
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Brazil lazaiko 
wut?
2019-10-10 00:46
#30
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Denmark VanDeCorput 
Cant you read or what
2019-10-10 01:16
retard
2019-10-10 01:19
#43
FalleN | 
United Kingdom h4m 
Terrible education shows...
2019-10-10 01:59
Reported
2019-10-10 03:10
Moldovian pepega xdd
2019-10-10 12:12
2-0 yeah??????
2019-10-10 21:34
as I said, u r pepega )))
2019-10-11 07:12
TeSeS? More like FeCeS
2019-10-10 00:43
#12
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Italy JuliaN7 
wtf OMEGALUL
2019-10-10 00:45
#48
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Canada Squidward2K 
+1 LOL
2019-10-10 02:18
And TesTes
2019-10-10 02:56
Titties?
2019-10-10 14:57
cold smurfing
2019-10-10 00:44
kkkkkkkkkk
2019-10-10 00:44
#9
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Hungary mEZENCEphalon 
C😎😎L
2019-10-10 00:45
#11
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Too easy for GOATzera.
2019-10-10 00:45
#41
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Brazil GuGa62 
+1 sooooooooo ez4him
2019-10-10 01:49
big disband inc
2019-10-10 00:45
#15
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Switzerland x676 
KEKW
2019-10-10 00:45
ROPZERA
2019-10-10 00:48
#18
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
NiKo -16 ? what year is it
2019-10-10 00:48
2019 in Gregorian calendar, 4717 in Chinese calendar, 1441 in Islamic calendar.
2019-10-10 00:56
#56
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Indonesia Exodd 
+1 I approve this comment
2019-10-10 03:03
#70
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Brazil sprk1 
+1
2019-10-10 06:44
#77
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China XwB 
+1
2019-10-10 10:11
#81
beyAz | 
Turkey LantarEZ 
+1
2019-10-10 12:31
2019 are you dumb
2019-10-10 01:00
Yes, he didn't know that, can you believe it? LOL
2019-10-10 01:21
hahaha what an idiot
2019-10-10 01:35
#53
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United Kingdom trtr098 
OpTiC niko>>>>>>>>>FaZe NiKo
2019-10-10 02:31
#91
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
+1
2019-10-11 00:42
He is playing in high risk high reward positions, like outside in nuke as ct. He's trynna gain info for team like every other igl. His stats gonna drop coz he gonna keep set up his star players to shine. As a niko fan, it's sad, but as a faze fan, it's looking good
2019-10-10 05:33
#82
beyAz | 
Turkey LantarEZ 
Olof is looking pretty deadly with the primary awp
2019-10-10 12:32
Yeah u see it's all about roles, olof was pretty underwhelming last year and a half in a lurking role, now when he has awp, he is owning.
2019-10-10 21:44
#20
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Brazil mth^ 
Cold smurfing
2019-10-10 00:50
So is he bacc?
2019-10-10 03:11
#60
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Brazil mth^ 
cold is baaccc
2019-10-10 03:16
#21
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
faze went 2-1, hltv can't read
2019-10-10 00:54
#23
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Indonesia Chonji 
3/8
2019-10-10 00:55
0/8 bait wasn't even original see #3
2019-10-10 01:21
#36
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
no i thought hltv made a mistake
2019-10-10 01:28
Ur brain made mistake
2019-10-10 11:07
#22
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Indonesia Chonji 
coldzera mode
2019-10-10 00:55
#28
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United States WilsonDS 
Ropz as been insane lately
2019-10-10 01:05
#29
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China DONney 
-Niko +msl
2019-10-10 01:09
NiKo ;)
2019-10-10 01:23
#67
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China DONney 
Hahaha yea nikos playing kinda bad lately maybe change with N0thing or like a captainMo for tyloo
2019-10-10 06:03
#35
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
niko is new coldzera's bait :D
2019-10-10 01:24
#38
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Argentina XxSunsh1ne 
This guy kweez is way better than the girl teses
2019-10-10 01:38
#68
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Bulgaria Playmak9r 
Kwezz looks like Arya Stark what you talking about?
2019-10-10 06:05
#39
NiKo | 
Russia symmetric 
ez for tactical genius Karrigan
2019-10-10 01:43
#40
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Brazil trevz 
NiKo become Karrigan
2019-10-10 01:44
#44
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
Cold is getting Back again, but its online so... it doesnt say to much.
2019-10-10 02:00
online what?
2019-10-10 02:14
This was on lan
2019-10-10 02:15
#88
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
Oh sorry, but anyway, i dont think 1 game is enough to say that Cold is back
2019-10-10 19:22
"Online" Que pepega, lol
2019-10-10 16:25
#45
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
So, where are the haters now? There's no Taco for coldzera to bait. Now what?
2019-10-10 02:06
#52
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Brazil BlueLighting 
Niko and broky are the new baits
2019-10-10 02:25
Broky went 61-50, definetly not baiting, and about NiKo, well, he's on a very different role in the game right now, even though he had already igl in the past, that's an ingame role that puts so much pressure over the player, so I can see why he's not performing at his peak, te team is looking solid tbh
2019-10-10 03:11
actually I like cold, even more after his latest interview before he left mibr. It's fallen I cant stand with his arrogant twoface.
2019-10-10 08:27
#49
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Europe bo9alwa 
niko need to step up and others playing good rn
2019-10-10 02:19
Mouz vs budget Mouz
2019-10-10 02:20
#62
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
budget FaZe vs FaZe
2019-10-10 04:18
Mouz #7 Mouz academy #17 nt
2019-10-10 04:19
#64
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
I can't fiure out am I baited by you or you are baited by me. Maybe both. Funny. I'm fan of mouz too tbh.
2019-10-10 04:27
I'm just fucking around. I like Mouz more than Faze of course but I'm hoping for a solid individual performance from Broky.
2019-10-10 04:29
#71
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
Excepted Broky and Cold > Rain, Olof and NIK OMEGALUL
2019-10-10 06:50
#72
United Kingdom Oxna 
Karriedagain
2019-10-10 08:08
Ropz carry mouz the whole tournament OMEGALUL
2019-10-10 08:59
I want scandinavian line-up with OlofMeister, Get_Right, Jkaem, Rain and Nawwk/Draken! Make it happen!
2019-10-10 13:09
#85
NiKo | 
Portugal H8V6_Z 
Faze Up! I'm shore they gonna win mousesports ! 2-0 !
2019-10-10 15:11
#93
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South Africa KGMZ 
lol
2019-10-11 07:13
#87
REAL | 
Spain deBurrows 
my god NiKo's form this whole year...
2019-10-10 17:11
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